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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 805        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2588


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Anne M. Gobi


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 establishing a municipal gas tax reimbursement.






Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 805        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2588

By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2588) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption.  Revenue. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1454 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act establishing a municipal gas tax reimbursement.


              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 64A is hereby amended by inserting after section 7A the following section:-

              Section 7B. Any municipality of the commonwealth that buys any fuel on which an excise tax has been paid or is chargeable under this chapter and, which fuel has been purchased for its municipal consumption and use, shall be reimbursed the amount of said excise tax in the manner and subject to the conditions herein provided. All claims for reimbursement shall be filed with the commissioner of revenue and shall be made in such form and containing such information, and accompanied with supporting documentation, as the commissioner of revenue shall prescribe. The commissioner of revenue shall establish a quarterly calendar year schedule for the submission of claims by municipalities for reimbursement of such paid or chargeable fuel excise taxes.   No reimbursement for such excise tax paid shall be made for any claim submitted after 6 months from the date of the purchase of such fuel.   The commissioner of revenue shall transmit all claims approved by him to the comptroller for certification, and the amount so approved and certified as aforesaid shall be paid forthwith from the proceeds of the excise tax levied under this chapter 64A, without specific appropriation. No claim for reimbursement for said excise tax shall be made by a municipality under sections 7 and 7A of this chapter, for fuel purchased during said period, to which a municipality is entitled to claim a reimbursement under this section.

              SECTION 2. Section 13 of Chapter 64A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the text “7 and 7A” in lines 3 and 9, and in each line inserting in place thereof, the following text:- “7, 7A and 7B”.


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