Notice of Public Hearing, June 16, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing, June 16, 2022

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Department of Revenue (“DOR”) is holding this public hearing remotely. Details and instructions for participating and testifying remotely (such as through a phone line or online connection) at the remote public hearing will be published online at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/public-hearings-dor and are included in this notice below. If you plan to testify at the remote hearing, DOR strongly encourages you to register in advance; see below for instructions. DOR encourages you to submit written testimony in addition to, or instead of, providing testimony at the hearing; see below for instructions. Additionally, requests for copies of the proposed regulation will not be accepted in person. Details for obtaining copies of the proposed regulation are set forth below.

To join the hearing online, go to
https://massala.webex.com/massala/j.php?MTID=mc4b328be8a5e14644447a64dbc642f9b

Meeting number: 2530 292 0478
Password: RNr7J3ZFvJ6

To join by video system
Dial 25302920478@massala.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

To join the hearing by phone call
+1-617-315-0704 USA Toll (Boston)
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 2530 292 0478

Pursuant to the provisions of General Laws Chapter 14, Section 6(1), Chapter 30A, Section 2, and Chapter 62C, Section 3, the Commissioner will hold a public hearing on the following proposed regulation:

830 CMR 58.3.1:  Qualifications of Assessors

Scheduled Hearing Date:

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter:

830 CMR 58.3.1 explains the training requirements for assessors relating to property valuation under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 58 and M.G.L. c. 59, § 21B.  The regulation is being amended to reflect changes to course instruction and the use of online tools developed by the Department. In general, an assessor must complete any basic courses of training within one year of an original election or appointment as assessor.

Information:

Individuals who notify DOR of their intent to testify at the hearing will be afforded an earlier opportunity to speak. Speakers are strongly encouraged to notify DOR of their intention to testify at the hearing by emailing their full name, mailing address and organization or affiliation, if any to RulesandRegs@dor.state.ma.us by June 15, 2022.

Individuals may also submit written testimony by emailing the Rulings and Regulations Bureau at RulesandRegs@dor.state.ma.us.

Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of the email with the name of the regulation in the subject line. All submissions must include the sender’s full name, mailing address, and organization or affiliation, if any.  Individuals who are unable to submit testimony by email should mail written testimony to the Rulings and Regulations Bureau, Post Office Box 9566, Boston, Massachusetts 02114-9566.  Written testimony must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2022.

Copies of the proposed regulation will be sent electronically via e-mail to practitioners who are on the Rulings and Regulations Bureau's e-mail list.  In addition the proposed regulation is posted on the Department of Revenue's Web site at: http://www.mass.gov/dor/businesses/help-and-resources/legal-library/regulations/proposedregulations.html.

                                                                                    /s/Geoffrey E. Snyder
                                                                                    Geoffrey E. Snyder
                                                                                    Commissioner of Revenue

 

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