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Last updated: 12/13/2017 - 8:00am

City Council Committee on Government Operations Hearing on Docket #1425

A hearing regarding an order to accept the local option provided in Section 3 of Chapter 64N of the General Laws and set the local sales tax on recreational marijuana at the maximum-allowed 3 percent rate. The chair of the Committee is Councilor Michael Flaherty. The sponsor of the matter is Mayor Martin Walsh.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #1425

    Message and order authorizing the acceptance of the provision of Section 3 of Chapter 64N of the General Laws, which allows a municipality that accepts that section to impose a local sales tax of up to 3 percent upon the sale or transfer of marijuana or marijuana products by a recreational marijuana retailer. The Order also sets the rate of the local sales tax on marijuana at the maximum-allowed 3 percent rate.

    This matter was sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and referred to the Committee on November 15, 2017.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax, or mail to arrive before the hearing. Please use the information below.

    Mail Address:  Docket #1425, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA  02201

    Fax Number:  (617) 635-4203 Attn: Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #1425

    Committee Emailccc.go@boston.gov

    Staff Emailmichelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov  Staff Telephone617-635-4645

    Broadcast live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 and streamed on: http://www.boston.gov/city-council-tv

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