Bill Text: NH HB1406 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relative to the property tax exemptions for solar and wind-powered energy systems.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-19 - Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0484h (NT): Motion Adopted Voice Vote 02/19/2020 [HB1406 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1406-Introduced.html

HB 1406 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2175

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1406

 

AN ACT relative to the property tax exemption for solar energy systems.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22; Rep. Harrington, Straf. 3; Rep. Radhakrishnan, Hills. 22; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that to be eligible for a solar energy property tax exemption, the solar energy system must be used to heat or cool an on-site building.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2175

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the property tax exemption for solar energy systems.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Solar Energy Systems Exemption; Definition.  Amend RSA 72:61 to read as follows:

72:61  Definition of Solar Energy Systems.  

I.  For purposes of an exemption under RSA 72:62 adopted before January 1, 2020, in this subdivision "solar energy system" means a system which utilizes solar energy to heat or cool the interior of [a] an on-site building or to heat water for use in [a] an on-site building and which includes one or more collectors and a storage container.  “Solar energy system” also means a system which provides electricity for [a] an on-site building by the use of photovoltaic panels.

II.  In a municipality that adopts or re-adopts the exemption under RSA 72:62 on or after January 1, 2020, “solar energy system” means, in addition to the definition in paragraph I, a system which utilizes solar energy to produce electricity for [a] an on-site building and includes all photovoltaics, inverters, and storage.  Systems may be off grid or connected to the grid in a net metered or group net metered arrangement pursuant to RSA 362-A:9 or in a direct retail sale arrangement pursuant to RSA 362-A:2-a.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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