SENATE DOCKET, NO. 59        FILED ON: 1/4/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 967

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jason M. Lewis

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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 relative to prejudgment interest rates.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 59        FILED ON: 1/4/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 967

By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Jason M. Lewis for legislation relative to prejudgment interest rates.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 887 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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

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An Act relative to prejudgment interest rates.

 

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. Section 6B of chapter 231 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words “at the rate of twelve per cent per annum” and inserting in place thereof the following:- calculated at a weekly average 1-year constant maturity treasury yield, as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, for the calendar week preceding date of the judgment.

SECTION 2. Section 6C of said chapter 231 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words “at the rate of twelve per cent per annum” and inserting in place thereof the following:- calculated at a weekly average 1-year constant maturity treasury yield, as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, for the calendar week preceding date of the judgment.

SECTION 3. Said section 6C of said chapter 231 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 7, the words “at the rate of twelve per cent annum” and inserting in place thereof the following:- calculated as set forth above.