Fair Share Amendment

Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution to Provide Resources for Education and Transportation through an Additional Tax on Incomes in Excess of One Million Dollars - H86 -

  • Amends the requirement in the Massachusetts Constitution that income must be taxed at a flat, uniform rate for all earners

  • Levies an incremental tax of 4% on income in excess of one million dollars

  • Mandates that any revenue raised from the Fair Share Amendment is spent on public education, affordable public universities, and transportation infrastructure

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History of the bill

2020

Jun 2019

Step 1 of 3: Constitutional convention passes amendment

Jan 2019

Fair Share Amendment is launched again via a Legislative Amendment (3 step process)

2019

Jun 2018

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court kills amendment after a corporate backed lawsuit

2018

Jun 2017

Step 2 of 3: Constitutional convention re-confirms amendment

2017

May 2016

Step 1 of 3: Constitutional convention passes amendment

2016

Jan 2015

Fair Share Amendment is launched via a Citizen's Amendment (3 step process)

2015