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2009 Senate Bill 5161: Extending tax incentives for renewable resources
Introduced by Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) on January 15, 2009
Extends the sales tax exemption for renewable energy resources such, as fuel cells, wind, sun, and landfill gas, to tidal or wave energy and geothermal resources. Delays the expiration of the exemption until June, 2019.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Environment, Water & Energy Committee on January 15, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 9, 2009
To add B&O and sales and use tax incentives for installing qualified renewable energy systems and for the construction of facilities manufacturing such systems; a costrecovery rebate program for solar water heaters; property tax exemptions for increased property valuations due to the installation of solar energy systems and cost recovery icentives for community solar projects and commercial or industrial solar projects. Time limitations are placed on most incentives in the bill. The current sales and use tax exemption for wind power is replaced with a phased four-year sales and use tax rebate for wind facilities owned or operated by qualified utilities.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 9, 2009
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 9, 2009