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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SPENCER TO GRANT TAX ABATEMENTS TO CERTAIN MILITARY PERSONNEL.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Spencer board of assessors may grant, retroactive to fiscal year 2010, real and personal property tax abatements, up to 100 per cent of the total tax assessed, to residents of the town who are members of the Massachusetts national guard or a reservist on active duty and serving in a foreign country, for the fiscal year in which that member is on active service and serving in a foreign country, subject to eligibility criteria established by the board of assessors. The authority to grant abatements under this act shall expire on July 1, 2020, unless specifically extended by a vote of the Spencer board of selectmen.

Approved, February 11, 2010.