South Carolina - S44 - 2017

Property tax exemptions

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Financing and Financial Incentives

Added On: 01-27-2017
Updated On: 02-01-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory (Republican)

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 - Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-4
  • 02-01-2017 - Read second time
  • 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 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
  • 02-07-2017 - Introduced and read first time

Votes (1)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
02-01-2017Senate: 2nd ReadingSenate3840yes

Sponsors (2)

News (6)

Greenwood Walmart one of first in state to go solar - Index-Journal
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:04:51 GMT

Walmart will spend more than $900,000 to construct a rooftop solar array at its Bypass 72 supercenter in Greenwood – making it one of the company's first South Carolina stores to pull energy from the sun. Planning officials issued a permit July 20 for ...

Proposed South Carolina bill to exempt property taxes on renewable-energy projects - PV-Tech
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:06:48 GMT

A new bill focused on spurring renewable energy within South Carolina has successfully passed through the state senate. The Renewable Energy Economic Development Bill (S.44), would give residential PV owners the opportunity to earn a 100% property ...

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 ...