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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 57         FILED ON: 1/4/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2583


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Denise C. Garlick


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 bundled cellular telephone transactions.






Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 57        FILED ON: 1/4/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2583

By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2583) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the taxation of bundled cellular telephone transactions.  Revenue. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3025 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to bundled cellular telephone transactions.

              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 6 of chapter 64H of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:

                          (x) Allowances afforded to a purchaser in a bundled cellular telephone transaction, so-called.  For the purposes of this subsection, allowances exempt from taxation shall be the difference between the amount the dealer charges for a particular telephone in a bundled transaction and the price the dealer would charge for that same telephone in an unbundled transaction.

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