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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1598         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2754


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Aaron Vega


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 reducing tax burden on property owners.






Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1598        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2754

By Mr.  Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2754) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to provide tax relief for persons suffering hardships due to public works projects  or actions taken by municipal utility companies.  Revenue. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to reducing tax burden on property owners.

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

              That Section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended to include the following:

              Upon the acceptance of this section by a city or town, the board of assessors may grant, real and personal property tax abatement up to 50 per cent of the total tax assessed to owners who are able to prove a hardship caused by a public works project, or by actions taken by a municipal utility company. Any such abatement would expire when work on the project has concluded, or after no more than two consecutive years.

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