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Summary

This proposed law would reduce the state sales and use tax rates (which were 6.25% as of September 2009) to 3% as of January 1, 2011. It would make the same reduction in the rate used to determine the amount to be deposited with the state Commissioner of the Revenue by non-resident building contractors as security for the payment of sales and use tax on tangible personal property used in carrying out their contracts.

The proposed law provides that if the 3% rates would not produce enough revenues to satisfy any lawful pledge of sales and use tax revenues in connection with any bond, note, or other contractual obligation, then the rates would instead be reduced to the lowest level allowed by law.

The proposed law would not affect the collection of moneys due the Commonwealth for sales, storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property or services occurring before January 1, 2011.

The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other would stay in effect.

A YES VOTE would reduce the state sales and use tax rates to 3%.

A NO VOTE would make no change in the state sales and use tax rates.

2010 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 3 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 4, 2010?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
5,670
16,465
876
22,135
23,011
Precinct 1
 
222
404
58
626
684
Precinct 2
 
275
503
75
778
853
Precinct 3
 
209
372
50
581
631
Precinct 1
 
220
771
57
991
1,048
Precinct 2
 
225
853
42
1,078
1,120
Precinct 3
 
253
932
38
1,185
1,223
Precinct 1
 
276
902
34
1,178
1,212
Precinct 2
 
294
830
52
1,124
1,176
Precinct 3
 
292
973
29
1,265
1,294
Precinct 1
 
278
458
57
736
793
Precinct 2
 
248
518
38
766
804
Precinct 3
 
300
585
44
885
929
Precinct 1
 
353
875
34
1,228
1,262
Precinct 2
 
274
922
22
1,196
1,218
Precinct 3
 
277
1,034
48
1,311
1,359
Precinct 1
 
256
1,166
33
1,422
1,455
Precinct 2
 
302
1,092
43
1,394
1,437
Precinct 3
 
169
637
21
806
827
Precinct 1
 
330
1,046
27
1,376
1,403
Precinct 2
 
280
808
37
1,088
1,125
Precinct 3
 
337
784
37
1,121
1,158
Totals
 
5,670
16,465
876
22,135
23,011