Amendment #44 to H.2013

Supermajority to Increase Taxes

Representatives Frost of Auburn and Jones of North Reading move that the bill be amended inserting after Rule 33E, the following rule:

“33F. No bill, resolve or order resulting in an increase in the taxation of persons in the Commonwealth shall be finally acted upon by the House of Representatives except by a call of the yeas and nays with two-thirds of the members present voting in favor of the increase; nor shall any such bill, resolve or order be considered for final passage after a date thirty days preceding the last date set by law for filing nomination papers with the local election authority for election to the General Court at the next biennial state election. This rule shall not be suspended except by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting thereon.”.