2016 House Bill 5401

Revise pollution equipment tax break detail

Introduced in the House

March 1, 2016

Introduced by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R-30)

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law, the Department of Environmental Quality must certify the rules are met for getting a tax break, and this would be repealed.

Referred to the Committee on Tax Policy

April 13, 2016

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

May 17, 2016

Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Townsend (D-26)

To include "renewable energy systems" in the scope of the tax breaks the bill would affect.

The amendment failed by voice vote

May 18, 2016

Passed in the House 70 to 39 (details)

Received in the Senate

May 19, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Finance