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Chapter 134 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF REVERE TO REDUCE WATER AND SEWER FEE LIABILITY IN EXCHANGE FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICES BY PERSONS OVER AGE 60.

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. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in addition to any reduction in real estate tax liability allowed pursuant to section 5K of chapter 59 of the General Laws, the mayor and city council of the city of Revere may establish a program to allow any person 60 years of age or over to volunteer to provide services to the city in exchange for a reduction of his water and sewer bill. Any such reduction shall be in addition to any exemption or abatement to which the person is otherwise entitled. No such person shall receive a rate of, or be credited with, more than the current minimum wage of the commonwealth per hour for services provided pursuant to such reduction, nor shall the reduction of the water and sewer bill exceed $500 in a tax year.

(b) The city shall maintain a record for each taxpayer including, but not limited to, the number of hours of service and the total amount by which the water and sewer fees have been reduced, and shall provide a copy of the record to the board of assessors and the water and sewer billing department so that the actual water and sewer bill reflects the reduced rate.

(c) The city may adopt local rules and procedures for implementing this section in a manner consistent with the intent of this section.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved June 16, 2004.

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