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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4291         FILED ON: 2/24/2012

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3991

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geoff Diehl

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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 TAX TITLES IN THE TOWN OF EAST BRIDGEWATER.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4291        FILED ON: 2/24/2012

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3991

By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3991) of Geoff Diehl (by vote of the town) relative to tax titles in the town of East Bridgewater.  Revenue.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAX TITLES IN THE TOWN OF EAST BRIDGEWATER.
 

              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.  Whenever the town of East Bridgewater has conveyed or sold any land or holds a tax title under chapter 60 of the General Laws,

              (i)              by any instrument in writing, conveying or taking or purporting to convey or take such land, and

              (ii)              said instrument is duly recorded in the registry of deeds for the district wherein such land is situated, and

              (iii)              was or is located on any of the following East Bridgewater assessors’ maps: 85, 86,87, 95, 96, 104, 105 or 115, and

              (iv)              its description is based upon a plan entitled “Plan of Land Belonging to The Hanson Land Co. Situated in the Towns of East Bridgewater and Hanson, Mass. By J.C. Torrey C.E. dated July, 1888,” filed on July 18, 1888 at the Plymouth county registry of deeds at plan 1, page 36, and

              (v)              the notice or procedure for the taking and the sale or conveyance under said chapter or the instrument of record thereof because of defect, irregularity, or omission fails to comply in any respect with any requirement of law relating thereto, including a failure by the town to foreclose the right of redemption,

              the instrument or record thereof shall, notwithstanding such defects, irregularities or omissions, be effective for all purposes and shall operate to foreclose all rights of redemption to the same extent as though such notice or procedure or the instrument of record had originally not been subject to any such defects, irregularities or omissions, unless an instrument of redemption has been recorded prior to the effective date of this act.

              SECTION 2. This act shall only apply to the instruments pertaining to any fiscal years prior to and including fiscal year 2008 and shall have no effect upon any legal proceeding commenced before the effective date of this act in the courts of the commonwealth in which a party has appeared asserting a cause of action claiming the right to redeem.

              SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect one year after the date of its enactment.

              SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect one year after the date of its enactment. on November 1, 2012.

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