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Introduced in the Senate on January 23, 2018
Introduced in the House on February 27, 2018
Last Amended on February 13, 2018
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Energy efficient manufactured homes incentive program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/23/2018 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 1/23/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 12) 1/25/2018 Senate Recalled from Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 4) 1/25/2018 Senate Committed to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/7/2018 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance (Senate Journal-page 32) 2/13/2018 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/20/2018 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/20/2018 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/21/2018 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/27/2018 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 3) 2/27/2018 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 3)
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
February 13, 2018
S. Printed 2/13/18--S.
Read the first time January 23, 2018.
TO AMEND SECTION 48-52-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ENERGY EFFICIENT MANUFACTURED HOMES INCENTIVE PROGRAM, SO AS TO EXTEND THE PROGRAM TEN ADDITIONAL YEARS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 48-52-870(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 354 of 2008, is amended to read:
"(A) The Energy Efficient Manufactured Homes Incentive Program is established to provide financial incentives for the purchase and installation of energy efficient manufactured homes in South Carolina. Any person who purchases a manufactured home designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding each agency's energy saving efficiency requirements or which has been designated as meeting or exceeding such requirements under each agency's ENERGY STAR program from a retail dealership licensed by the South Carolina Manufactured Housing Board for use in this State is eligible for a nonrefundable income tax credit equal to seven hundred fifty dollars. The credit may be claimed beginning July 1, 2009, and no later than July 1,
SECTION 2. The first undesignated paragraph after the last item of Section 12-36-2110(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"However, a manufactured home is exempt from any tax in excess of three hundred dollars that may be due as a result of the calculation in item (4) if it meets these energy efficiency levels: storm or double pane glass windows, insulated or storm doors, a minimum thermal resistance rating of the insulation only of R-11 for walls, R-19 for floors, and R-30 for ceilings. However, variations in the energy efficiency levels for walls, floors, and ceilings are allowed and the exemption on tax due above three hundred dollars applies if the total heat loss does not exceed that calculated using the levels of R-11 for walls, R-19 for floors, and R-30 for ceilings. The edition of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers Guide in effect at the time is the source for heat loss calculation. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, from July 1, 2009, to July 1,
2019 2024, a manufactured home is exempt from any tax that may be due as a result of the calculation in this subsection if it has been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding each agency's energy saving efficiency requirements or has been designated as meeting or exceeding such requirements under each agency's ENERGY STAR program. The dealer selling the manufactured home must maintain records, on forms provided by the State Energy Office, on each manufactured home sold that meets the energy efficiency levels provided for in this subsection. These records must be maintained for three years and must be made available for inspection upon request of the Department of Consumer Affairs or the State Energy Office."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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