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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2138        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2672


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Aaron Michlewitz


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 same-sex marriage equality.






Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2138        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2672

By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2672) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to providing tax credits for certain same sex couples.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to same-sex marriage equality.


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

              Chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is herby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 65. All taxpayers who are current or retired state employees who reside within the commonwealth, whose spouse receives health benefits from his or her employment with the commonwealth, and must claim that health benefit as taxable income due to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) of the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C.A. §§ 3101, 3111, and 3402, shall be entitled to a credit from the commonwealth that shall be the amount that the state employee must pay in taxes as part of his or her imputed income due to the spousal health benefit subtracted from the taxable income of the employee if his or her income was not imputed plus, any tax imposed by this herein state tax credit.

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