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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT EXTENDING A CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SENIORS IN THE TOWN OF SUDBURY

     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.  Chapter 169 of the acts of 2012 is hereby amended by striking out section 8 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 8.  (a) The town meeting of the town of Sudbury shall, between January 2 and June 29 in the year 2018 and every 3 calendar years thereafter, provided that this act has not sooner expired pursuant to subsection (c), vote on the following question:
     “Shall an act passed in the general court in the year 2012 entitled, ‘An act authorizing the town of Sudbury to establish a means tested senior citizen property tax exemption’ be extended for another 3 years?”
     (b)  If any vote taken at town meeting pursuant to subsection (a) is in the affirmative then this act shall continue in effect. 
     (c)  If any vote taken at town meeting pursuant to subsection (a) is in the negative then this act shall expire.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall be submitted to the voters of the town of Sudbury at an annual or special town election in the form of the following question:
     “Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 2016, entitled ‘An Act extending a certain property tax exemption for seniors in the town of Sudbury’, be accepted?”
     If a majority of the votes cast in answer to this question is in the affirmative, section 1 of this act shall take effect immediately in the town of Sudbury, but not otherwise.
     SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 29, 2016.