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2016 House Bill 5401: Revise pollution equipment tax break detail
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Farrington R-Utica on March 1, 2016
To revise the requirements for getting a property tax exemption that is allowed for industrial pollution control equipment. The bill would require applications to include an affidavit from an environmental engineer that the equipment meets the rules. Under current law, the Department of Environmental Quality must certify the rules are met for getting a tax break, and this would be repealed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 1, 2016
Reported in the House on April 13, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend D-Royal Oak on May 17, 2016
To include "renewable energy systems" in the scope of the tax breaks the bill would affect.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 17, 2016
Received in the Senate on May 19, 2016
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on May 19, 2016