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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1614         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1711

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. O'Day and Harriette L. Chandler

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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 payment in lieu of taxes for county correctional facilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Harriette L. Chandler

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1614        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1711

By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1711) of James J. O'Day and Harriette L. Chandler relative to payments in lieu of taxes for certain land used as jails or houses of correction.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2844 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 payment in lieu of taxes for county correctional facilities.
 

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

              That Chapter 58 of the General Laws be amended in Section 15A by inserting after the words “federal government” the following: “and land under the care and control of the commonwealth and used as a jail or house of correction and which was at the time of its acquisition by the commonwealth under the care and control of county government.”

              Provided further that any county correctional facility whose operating expenses paid by the Commonwealth exceeds 50 percent shall be deemed a state facility for lieu of taxes on state-owned land purposes.

              That Chapter 58 of the General Laws be amended in Section 13 by inserting at the end the following:  “;and of all land held by the commonwealth and used as a jail or house of correction.”             

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