BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1126
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ENERGY
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|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1126 to the Committee||PASS|
11:52 AM -- House Bill 09-1126
Senator Shaffer, sponsor, described the provisions House Bill 09-1126. For FY 2009-10 through FY 2013-14, the reengrossed bill makes all sales, storage and use of components used in solar thermal systems exempt from the state sales and use tax. The bill specifies various components for solar thermal systems that are affected, and defines the types of systems that are eligible for the tax exemption. The bill allows local governments to provide the same financial incentives for solar thermal installations as are now be provided for solar electric installations.
The following persons testified on the bill:
11:55 AM -- James Lowe, Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), spoke in support of the bill and described solar thermal technologies including concentrated solar thermal generation (Attachment B). He also responded to questions from the committee about tax credits and other incentives for solar electric facilities.
12:05 PM -- Keith Hay, Environment Colorado, spoke in support of the bill and described the benefits of solar thermal technology.
Senator Shaffer closed his remarks on the bill.
|TIME: || 12:08:17 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1126 to the Committee on Appropriations, without amendment. The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS