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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 757         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2586

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi

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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 certain endowment funds in private institutions of higher learning.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 757        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2586

By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2586) of Anne M. Gobi and Denise Andrews relative to the taxation of certain endowment funds in private institutions of higher learning.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2513 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to certain endowment funds in private institutions of higher learning.
 

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

              Chapter 63 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 38FF the following section:-

              Section 38GG.  Any private institution of higher learning that has an endowment fund in excess of $1,000,000,000 shall be subject to an annual excise of 2 1/2 per cent of all monies in excess of $1,000,000,000.  For the purpose of this section an endowment fund shall be an institutional fund of a private institution of higher learning not wholly expendable by the institution on a current basis under the terms of the applicable gift instrument.

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, this section shall not take effect until such time as the department of revenue has furnished a study of their impact on the state’s economy and revenue cost to the commonwealth and its cities and towns, including, but not limited to, a distributional analysis showing the impact on taxpayers of varying income levels, the current practice of other states, any anticipated change in employment, and ancillary economic activity, to the clerk of the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the joint committee on revenue.

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