HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1416        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1933

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing tax relief for veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

1/18/2017

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

 

Thomas P. Walsh

12th Essex

 

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

 

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

 

Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

 

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

 

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1416        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1933

By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1933) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the publishing of the names of veterans on certain municipal tax lists.  Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act providing tax relief for veterans.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Chapter 60 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35 the following section:-

Section 35A.  (a) No municipality shall publish or cause to be published the name, or other individually identifying information, of a veteran still owing a tax pursuant to this chapter after it has become due and payable.

(b) A municipality may communicate through the municipality’s veterans’ agent in order to provide notice and information related to a tax due and payable under this chapter to the veteran owing such tax.

SECTION 2. Section 21 of chapter 62C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “taxpayers”, in line 70, the following words:- ; provided, however, that the name and address of a veteran shall not be published as part of said list.