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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 585        FILED ON: 1/9/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1302



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Michael W. Morrissey


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 board of ass essors of the city of Quincy to grant tax abatements to certain military personnel.






Michael W. Morrissey

Norfolk and Plymouth

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Ronald Mariano

3rd Norfolk

A. Stephen Tobin

2nd Norfolk

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act authorizing the board of assessors of the city of Quincy to grant tax abatements to certain military personnel.


              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of assessors of the City of Quincy, may grant, r etroactive to fiscal year 2002, real and personal property tax abatements, up to 100 per cent of the total tax assessed to members of the Massachusetts National guard and to reservists on active duty in foreign countries, for the fiscal year they performed such service subject to eligibility criteria to be established by the board of assessors.  The authority to grant abatements under this act shall expire after fiscal 2010 unless extended by a vote of the Quincy City Council.

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