SECTION 1. Chapter 64D of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 1 the following section:-
Section 1A. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the County of Norfolk shall retain 34 percent of all deeds excise receipts received on or after July 1, 2018, in addition to the amounts of deeds excise receipts retained by the County Norfolk pursuant to any other statute or regulation. Such funds shall be deposited to the General Fund of the County, and shall be disbursed and expended for meeting the costs of the operation and maintenance of the county, or retained by the County for such future use.
Effective July 1, 2018, for Fiscal Year 2019 and fiscal years thereafter, the Commissioners of the County of Norfolk shall no longer assess county taxes pursuant to the provisions of sections 30 and 31 of chapter 35.
If in any fiscal year the County of Norfolk’s deeds excise receipts pursuant to this section exceed by more than 10 percent what otherwise would have been the maximum allowable county tax for that fiscal year had the county tax continued to be assessed and had such assessment increased by 2 ½ percent each year, the County shall deposit an amount equal to that excess amount in an Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund established or to be established pursuant to the provisions of section 20 of chapter 32B.
Effective July 1, 2018, the weighted vote of each city and town on the County Advisory Board on County Expenditures for Norfolk County pursuant to the provisions of section 28B of chapter 35, shall be based on that city or town’s population as determined by the last preceding national census.
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