Bill H.4000 was reported favorably by Committee on Revenue and referred to the Committee on House Ways and Means in November of 2017. This bill would amend Chapter 64D of the General Laws allowing the counties of Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, and Plymouth to retain an additional 20% of deeds excise receipts and would allow the county of Barnstable to retain an additional 7.5%. The other portion of the legislation allows regional councils of government (COGs) to receive a share of deeds excise. At present there are two regional councils to which this legislation would apply- Franklin and Hampshire. The legislation also provides for any future councils that may be established under Chapter 34B. The legislation also recognizes that a COG may overlap multiple registry districts or that a registry district may overlap multiple COGs.
You can read more at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H4000