2017-04-07: Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
2017-04-20: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/26/2017)
2017-04-26: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
2017-06-16: Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2017)
2017-06-20: Committee recommends passage of Sub A
2017-06-24: Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2017)
2017-06-26: House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
2017-06-27: Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/28/2017)
2017-06-28: Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
2017-06-29: Transmitted to Governor
2017-07-05: Signed by Governor
Changes since original draft
2017 – H 6095
S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
A N A C T
RELATING TO TAXATION – TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND
Introduced By: Representatives Handy, and Giarrusso
Date Introduced: April 07, 2017
Referred To: House Municipal Government
It is enacted by the General Assembly 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 Land withdrawn from classification for commercial renewable energy production – Effect on obligation and the land use change tax.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 shall not 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 actual acreage 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 shall take effect upon passage.
BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
A N A C T RELATING TO TAXATION – TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND
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 commercial renewable energy system.
This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002387 ========
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