Amendment #2 to S.175

Order Cancelling

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough and deMacedo of Plymouth move that the bill be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:—

“Section XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, nothing shall preclude a retailer from allowing a customer to purchase an item during the sales tax holiday if that customer has previously placed an order for said item and upon the customer’s own initiative has cancelled the order in anticipation of the sales tax holiday. Penalties under section 73 of chapter 62C of the General Laws or any other penalties associated with “back dating” or “forward dating” relative to the sales tax holiday shall not be applicable to any situation in which a retailer permits a customer to cancel an order at the customer’s own initiative in anticipation of the sales tax holiday.”