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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4333        FILED ON: 5/14/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1134

[LOCAL APPROVAL RECEIVED.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the Town of Spencer to grant real and personal property tax abatements to members of the Massachusetts National Guard and Reservist Units called to active duty and serving in a foreign country.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act authorizing the Town of Spencer to grant real and personal property tax abatements to members of the Massachusetts National Guard and Reservist Units called to active duty and serving in a foreign country.


 

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

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any special or gener al law to the contrary, the Spe n c er Board of Assessors is authorized to grant, retroactive to Fiscal Year 2010, real and personal property tax abatements, up to 100% of the total tax assessed, to our citizen soldiers of the Massachusetts National Guard and Reservists on active duty and serving in foreign countries, for the fiscal year in which said military personnel is on active service and serving in foreign countries, subject to eligibility criteria developed by the Board of Assessors.  The authority to grant abatements under this act shall expire after fiscal year 2020, unless specifically extended by a vote of Spencer s Board of Selectmen.  Further, the General Court may make clerical and editorial changes of form only to the bill, unless the Board of Selectmen approves amendments to the bill before enactment by the General Court, and further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to approve amendments which shall be within the scope of the general public objectives of this petition.              

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