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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 996         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2516


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas J. Calter


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 deeds excise receipts.






Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 996        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2516

By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2516) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to authorize the counties of Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk and Plymouth to retain a portion of the excise tax on deeds.  Revenue. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to deeds excise receipts.

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to equitably allocate Deeds Excise revenue, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

              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. Chapter 64D of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Section 1 the following section:-

              Section 1A. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the Counties of Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk and Plymouth shall retain forty-two and one half percent of all deeds excise receipts retained by said counties pursuant to any other statute or regulation. Such funds shall be deposited to the General Fund of the County and shall be disbursed and expended for meeting the costs of operation and maintenance of the county, or retained by the County for such future use.

              Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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