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Chapter 305 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TOWN OF LENOX AND THE REIMBURSEMENT OF LOCAL ROOM OCCUPANCY TAXES.

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 chapter 64G of the General Laws or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the town of Lenox shall be required to reimburse the commonwealth the sum of $600,000 in connection with the settlement in the matter of Canyon Ranch Bellefontaine Associations, L.P. v. Commissioner of Revenue, ATB Docket Nos. F252702 & 260821 Canyon Ranch Management, LLC as Agent for Vintage Resorts, LLC - Abatement Claims. The town shall not be responsible for interest in excess of that which is included in the $600,000 figure, in connection with the settlement.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2004.

Senate, July 31, 2004.

This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see Senate 2476) has been passed by the Senate, the objections of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, two-thirds of the Senate (30 yeas to 7 nays) having agreed to the same.
Sent to the House of Representatives for its action.

Robert E. Travaglini, President.
William F. Welch, Clerk.

House of Representatives, July 31, 2004.

Passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (133 yeas to 21 nays) having approved the same.

Thomas M. Finneran, Speaker.
Steven T. James, Clerk.

Office of the Secretary August 17, 2004.

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