Amendment #59 to H3600

Municipality Reimbursement

Mrs. Haddad of Somerset moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:

"SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general law or special law to the contrary, the department of energy resources shall expend an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 from the RGGI Auction Trust Fund established in section 35II of chapter 10 of the General Laws for a 1-time reimbursement to a municipality that has been negatively impacted by a reduction in property tax receipts from a dual coal and oil fired electric generating station due to a reduction in capacity factor, occurring after July 1, 2012. The municipality shall be entitled to reimbursement pursuant to this section of an amount by which the tax receipts, including payments in lieu of taxes or other compensation, paid by the affected property owner of the electric generating station in tax year 2013 is less than the amount of the tax receipts paid by the electric generating station in 2012. Payments from the fund shall be prioritized so that the first payments from the fund shall be made to municipalities pursuant to this section."