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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 129         FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2748


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Ellen Story and Stanley C. Rosenberg


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 assessment certification.






Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 129        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2748

By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2748) of Ellen Story, Stanley C. Rosenberg and Anne M. Gobi relative to the certification of the assessing of property at full and fair cash valuation.  Revenue. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1721 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to assessment certification.

              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 56 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first two sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:-

              Every fifth year, the commissioner shall certify as to whether the board of assessors is assessing property at full and fair cash valuation. Once certified, a city or town may classify in the manner set out in this section for the year of certification and for the four years next following said year of certification.

              SECTION 2. The provisions of section one of this act shall be applicable to all certifications issued by the commissioner after the effective date of this act.

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