2007 Regular Session


File Code: Taxes - Income Prior Year Introduction As: HB 810/06 - W&M
Sponsored By:
Delegates Cardin, Barve, Bobo, Bronrott, V. Clagett, Costa, Elmore, Gilchrist, Hecht, Hixson, Ivey, Kaiser, N. King, Kipke, Krebs, Morhaim, Rice, Sophocleus, Stein, F. Turner, Bartlett, Doory, George, Howard, Jennings, Manno, McKee, Olszewski, Ross, Stukes, and Walker
Solar Energy Tax Credit


Establishing a period of eligibility for a credit against the State income tax for specified costs of equipment that uses solar energy to generate electricity, to heat or cool a structure or provide hot water for use in a structure, or to provide solar process heat; providing for the amount of the credit; prohibiting the use of the credit if an individual or corporation receives a grant under the Solar Energy Grant Program; applying the Act to tax years beginning after December 31, 2007; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 2/7 at 11:00 a.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (136-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Budget and Taxation
Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Budget and Taxation

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Ronald A. George, District 30
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate J. B. Jennings, District 7
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Robert A. McKee, District 2A
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Income Tax
Solar Energy
Tax Credits -see also- Circuit Breaker

Bill affects the following Statute:

Tax - General
( 10-719 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 935260/01     Offered on: March 23, 2007   at: 11:53 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 21, 2007: Third Reading Passed (136-0)