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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3332         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3403

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. Stanley

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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 the taxation of alternative energy systems used by municipal property.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3332        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3403

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3403) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the taxation of alternative energy systems used by municipal property.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the taxation of alternative energy systems used by municipal property.
 

              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. Section 2B of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              This section shall not apply to (i) all property, real or personal, including but not limited to: leasehold interests; interests in real estate; ownership of or an interest in buildings, other things erected on or affixed thereto and any improvements made thereupon; structures; goods; chattels and effects used in conjunction with any solar or wind powered system or device which is being utilized as a primary or auxiliary power system for the purpose of heating or otherwise supplying the energy needs of property held under section 3 of chapter 40; provided, however, that the exemption under this paragraph shall be allowed only for a period of 20 years from the date of the installation of such system or device; or (ii) property held under section 95 of chapter 71.

              SECTION 2. Section 5 of said chapter 59, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 11, the words “or Forty-fifth” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              , Forty-fifth or Fifty-eighth.

              SECTION 3. Said section 5 of said chapter 59 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following:-

              Fifty-eighth.  (i) All property, real or personal, including but not limited to: leasehold interests; interests in real estate; ownership of or an interest in buildings, other things erected on or affixed thereto and any improvements made thereupon; structures; goods; chattels and effects used in conjunction with any solar or wind powered system or device which is being utilized as a primary or auxiliary power system for the purpose of heating or otherwise supplying the energy needs of property held under section 3 of chapter 40; provided, however, that the exemption under this paragraph shall be allowed only for a period of 20 years from the date of the installation of such system or device; or (ii) property held under section 95 of chapter 71.

              SECTION 4. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 94 the following section:-

              Section 95. All property, real or personal, including but not limited to: leasehold interests; interests in real estate; ownership of or an interest in buildings, other things erected on or affixed thereto and any improvements made thereupon; structures; goods; chattels and effects used in conjunction with any solar or wind powered system or device which is being utilized as a primary or auxiliary power system for the purpose of heating or otherwise supplying the energy needs of property used as a public school under this chapter shall be exempt from taxation under section 2B and section 5 of chapter 59; provided, however, that the exemption under this clause shall be allowed only for a period of 20 years from the date of the installation of such system or device.

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