South Carolina - S 44 - 2017

To amend Section 12?37?220, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to property tax exemptions, so as to exempt eighty percent of the fair market value of certain distributed energy resources and to exempt the value of renewable energy resource property for residential use.

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Added On: 01-27-2017
Updated On: 04-24-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsors: Chauncey K. Gregory (Senate/Republican), Glenn G. Reese (Senate/Democratic)

Companion Bills (1)

Actions (13)

  • 12-13-2016 - Prefiled
  • 12-13-2016 - Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01-10-2017 - Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01-10-2017 - Introduced and read first time
  • 01-19-2017 - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance
  • 02-01-2017 - Read second time
  • 02-01-2017 - Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-4
  • 02-01-2017 - Amended
  • 02-01-2017 - Committee Amendment Adopted
  • 02-02-2017 - Scrivener's error corrected
  • 02-02-2017 - Read third time and sent to House
  • 02-07-2017 - Introduced and read first time
  • 02-07-2017 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

Votes (2)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
02-01-20172nd ReadingSenate3843yes
02-01-20172nd ReadingSenate3843yes

News (4)

NEWS: Billion-dollar solar investment waiting on lawmakers - Statehouse Report
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:36:24 GMT

The state Senate voted 38-4 on Feb. 7 on a bill (S. 44) that would provide an 80 percent property tax exemption to commercial solar enterprises that invest in South Carolina. The measure would also exempt residential solar investment from property taxes.

South Carolina considers solar property-tax abatement - pv magazine USA (press release) (blog)
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:59:18 GMT

“S.44 promotes economic growth and creates the opportunity for numerous renewable energy jobs to South Carolina by lowering property tax hurdles on renewable energy developments in the state” Bret Sowers, chairman of the South Carolina Solar ...

Proposed legislation aims to boost clean energy in South Carolina - Greenville Journal (registration)
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:32:10 GMT

The S.C. Senate has passed a piece of legislation that aims to attract investments to the state's solar industry. Senate members amended and adopted the Renewable Energy Economic Development Bill (S.44) with a 38-4 vote last week. The House Ways and ...

The SC House's Billion-Dollar Solar Opportunity - Clean Energy News (blog)
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:11:37 GMT

A bill before the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee presents a nearly one-and-a-half billion-dollar investment opportunity for the state if it ultimately passes. The Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic Development Bill (S. 44/H. 3079) seeks ...