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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4271         FILED ON: 2/10/2012

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George T. Ross

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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 exempting farmers’ markets from certain property taxes.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4271        FILED ON: 2/10/2012

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By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George T. Ross and others for legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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An Act relative to exempting farmers’ markets from certain property taxes.
 

              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 inserting, in line 18, after the words “and laws”, the following:

              ; provided further, that, subject to section 4 of chapter 4, for the purposes of this section, a farmers’ market, as defined by the Massachusetts department of agricultural resources, shall be considered a public purpose.

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