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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 673         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 778

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ronald Mariano

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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 the water resources funding act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ronald Mariano

3rd Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 673        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 778

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 778) of Ronald Mariano relative to imposing an excise on bottled water and establishing a water and wastewater infrastructure fund.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2828 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the water resources funding act.
 

              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 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after Section

              2NNN the following section; 2OOO –

              Section 2OOO. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund, to be known as the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund, consisting of amounts credited to the fund in accordance with Chapter 64L. The fund shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of said Chapter 64L by the Division of Local Services of the Department of Revenue.

              SECTION 2: The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after Chapter 64K the following; Chapter 64L -

              Section One – Definitions – “Bottled water” means all water, flavored and unflavored, spring water, vitamin water, and other non-carbonated water beverages, which is sealed in bottles offered for sale for consumption.

              Section Two – Tax Rate - A tax shall be imposed on bottled water upon the sale of bottled water at the rate of five cents.

              Section Three - Disposition of moneys received - All sums received from the excise imposed on bottled water shall be credited to the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund and shall be used by entities that maintain and replace water and wastewater infrastructure.

              Section Four  - Enforcement of Chapter 64L and collection of taxes - The Commissioner of Revenue shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. Payments required pursuant to this chapter must be made to said commissioner on the form provided by said commissioner.

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