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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2073        FILED ON: 8/5/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2027


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas P. Kennedy


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 real estate tax abatements..






Thomas P. Kennedy


Bruce E. Tarr


Richard T. Moore


Michael R. Knapik


Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2073        FILED ON: 8/5/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2027

By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2027) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to real estate tax abatements.  Revenue.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to real estate tax abatements..


              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. Clause twenty-second D of section 5 of Chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 741-743 inclusive, the words “; provided, however, that in no case shall the abatement amount exceed the sum of $2,500 in any fiscal year following the fifth fiscal year of receipt of the abatement”

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