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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 897         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1411


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Richard J. Ross


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 property taxes and senior citizens.






Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 897        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1411

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1411) of Richard J. Ross, James M. Murphy, Carolyn C. Dykema, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly personsns.  Revenue. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1512 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to property taxes and senior citizens.

              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 5 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following paragraph:- Fifty-eighth. Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter or any general or special law to the contrary, upon acceptance of this paragraph by a city or a town, the board of assessors shall annually reduce the property tax on the real property of a person who has reached his sixty-fifth birthday before the fiscal year for which the tax is due, and have lived in the city or town for 25 years or longer, to the amount of tax due on the property in the fiscal year prior to the person reaching age 65, if the person occupies the real estate as his domicile or occupies the same jointly with his spouse.

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