Amendment #24 to S2509
Veteran Community Service Exchange
Representatives Jones of North Reading, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough, Gifford of Wareham, Frost of Auburn and Smola of Warren move to amend the bill by inserting after section 8 the following 2 sections:-
“SECTION X. Section 5N of said chapter 59, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 15 and 16, the words “; and provided further, that the reduction of the real property tax bill shall not exceed $1,000 in a given tax year”.
SECTION X. Said section 5N of said chapter 59, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
A city or town, by vote of its legislative body and subject to its charter, may adjust the exemption in this section by allowing an approved representative for persons physically unable to provide such services to the city or town. The maximum reduction of the real property tax bill shall be 175 volunteer hours in a given tax year; provided, however, that a city or town may limit the number of hours for which a person may receive a reduction to fewer than 175 hours in a given tax year.”.