AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND
Exempts no more than twenty percent (20%) of the total land acreage previously classified as farm, forest or open space land from land use change tax if the change is for purposes of a commercial renewable energy system.
2017-06-13: Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
2017-06-16: Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2017)
2017-06-20: Committee recommends passage of Sub A
2017-06-20: Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2017)
2017-06-22: Senate passed Sub A
2017-06-27: Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
2017-06-27: House passed Sub A in concurrence
2017-06-29: Transmitted to Governor
2017-07-05: Signed by Governor
Changes since original draft
2017 – S 0570
S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
A N A C T
RELATINGTO TAXATION – TAXATION OFFARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACELAND
Introduced By: Senators Sosnowski, P Fogarty, Conley, and Archambault
Date Introduced: March 15, 2017
Referred To: Senate Finance
It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 44-27 of the General Laws entitled "Taxation of Farm, Forest, and Open Space Land"is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
44-27-10.1. Land withdrawn from classification for commercial renewable energy production – Effect on obligation and the land use change tax.
Land previously classified as farm, forest or open space land shallnot be subject to a land use change tax if the change is for purposes of a commercial renewable energy system. The tax assessor shall only withdraw from classification the actualacreage footprint of the land used for a commercial renewable energy system. The tax assessor shall not disturb the classification of the rest of the land if the use remains consistent with the existing classification, nor commence anew the computation of the period for purposes of the land use change tax.
SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
A N A C T RELATINGTO TAXATION – TAXATION OFFARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACELAND
This act would exempt land previously classified as farm, forest or open space land from land use change tax if the change is for purposes of a commercialrenewable energy system.
This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001755 ========
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