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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 689         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1407


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stanley C. Rosenberg, (BY REQUEST)


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 repealing the residential personal property tax.






Lance Fritz

228 East Hill Road

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 689        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1407

By Mr. Rosenberg (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1407) of Lance Fritz for legislation to repeal the residential personal property tax.  Revenue. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1509 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act repealing the residential personal property tax.

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

              Whereas, the personal property tax provides no additional revenue to the cities and towns of the commonwealth and;

              Whereas, municipalities incur unnecessary expense in its administration and;

              Whereas, the compliance with the reporting requirements represents an undue burden on the residence, let the following be enacted.

              SECTION 1. Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following new clause at the end thereof: Fifty-six, personal property held principally for personal non-commercial use. Commercial use for the purposes of this section shall mean an enterprise whose net income exceeds $10,000.

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

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