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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2254         FILED ON: 6/12/2012

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2302

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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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 authorizing the town of Burlington to grant retroactive abatements for certain taxes to certain military personnel.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

 

Charles A. Murphy

21st Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2254        FILED ON: 6/12/2012

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2302

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2302) of Kenneth J. Donnelly and Charles A. Murphy ( by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the acceptance of real estate exemption provisions for certain military personnel in the town of Burlington.  Revenue.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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An Act authorizing the town of Burlington to grant retroactive abatements for certain taxes to certain military personnel.
 

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

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of assessors of the town of Burlington may grant, retroactive to fiscal year 2002, real and personal property tax abatements, up to 100 per cent of the total tax assessed to members of the Massachusetts national guard and to reservists on active duty and serving in foreign countries, for the fiscal year in which said military personnel is on active duty and serving in foreign countries, subject to eligibility criteria developed by the board of assessors.  The authority to grant abatements under this act shall expire after fiscal year 2015, unless extended by a vote of the board of selectmen of the town of Burlington.

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