HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3300        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 86

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. O'Day

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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 proposal for constitutional amendment:

Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Michael J. Barrett

Third Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

John Barrett, III

1st Berkshire

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

David Biele

4th Suffolk

Natalie M. Blais

1st Franklin

Joseph A. Boncore

First Suffolk and Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

Linda Dean Campbell

15th Essex

Peter Capano

11th Essex

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Daniel R. Carey

2nd Hampshire

Gerard J. Cassidy

9th Plymouth

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Michelle L. Ciccolo

15th Middlesex

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

Daniel R. Cullinane

12th Suffolk

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Michael S. Day

31st Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

William J. Driscoll, Jr.

7th Norfolk

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Dylan A. Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Kathleen R. LaNatra

12th Plymouth

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Joan B. Lovely

Second Essex

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.

28th Middlesex

Joan Meschino

3rd Plymouth

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

Liz Miranda

5th Suffolk

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

Michael J. Moran

18th Suffolk

Brian W. Murray

10th Worcester

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Rebecca L. Rausch

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Jon Santiago

9th Suffolk

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Paul F. Tucker

7th Essex

Chynah Tyler

7th Suffolk

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

Andres X. Vargas

3rd Essex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3300        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 86

By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, House, No. 86) of James J. O'Day and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars.  Revenue.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars.

 

A majority of all the members elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, in joint session, hereby declares it to be expedient to alter the Constitution by the adoption of the following Article of Amendment, to the end that it may become a part of the Constitution [if similarly agreed to in a joint session of the next General Court and approved by the people at the state election next following]:
 

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
 

Article 44 of the Massachusetts Constitution is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:-

To provide the resources for quality public education and affordable public colleges and universities, and for the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges and public transportation, all revenues received in accordance with this paragraph shall be expended, subject to appropriation, only for these purposes. In addition to the taxes on income otherwise authorized under this Article, there shall be an additional tax of 4 percent on that portion of annual taxable income in excess of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) reported on any return related to those taxes. To ensure that this additional tax continues to apply only to the commonwealth’s highest income taxpayers, this $1,000,000 (one million dollars) income level shall be adjusted annually to reflect any increases in the cost of living by the same method used for federal income tax brackets. This paragraph shall apply to all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.