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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2640         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2544

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geoff Diehl

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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 benefits to veterans and their surviving spouses.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2640        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2544

By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2544) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to provide certain tax abatements to veterans and their surviving spouses.  Revenue. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3417 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 benefits to veterans and their surviving spouses.
 

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

              Section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after clause Twenty-second C the following clause:-

              Twenty-second D.  Real estate of soldiers and sailors and their spouses who are legal residents of the commonwealth who are veterans as defined in clause forty-three of section seven of chapter four, a disabled veteran or his surviving spouse and the surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty that receives benefits in chapter 58 or this chapter may transfer or convey his residence or domicile, to which the disabled veteran or his surviving spouse and surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty has assigned the benefit of the tax abatement listed under said chapter 58 or this chapter to a trust or conservatorship or other legal instrument passing ownership to his legal heirs or trustees, such  disabled veteran or his surviving spouse and the surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty, the trust or conservators shall be entitled to lawfully retain that formerly granted tax abatement to the residence or domicile until the death of the disabled veteran or his surviving spouse or the death of the surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty, providing that the aforementioned remain residing in said residence or domicile until their death.

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