Expedited Bill No.
28-11
Concerning: Property Tax Credit ­
Renewable Energy - Amendments
Revised:
11/8/2011
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Introduced:
September 20. 2011
Enacted:
November 8. 2011
Executive:
November 21.2011
Effective:
November 21 . 2011
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2011
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council Vice President Berliner and Councilmembers Leventhal, Floreen, and Riemer,
Council President Ervin, and Councilmember Eirich
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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suspend the property tax credit for solar or geothermal energy devices;
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clarify that a property owner must own a solar or geothermal energy device or
energy conservation device to be eligible to receive a property tax credit; and
(3)
generally amend County law related to the renewable energy property tax credit.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 52, Taxation
Section 52-18R
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section 52-18R is amended as follows:
52-18R. Property tax credit -
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Credit.
renewable energy.
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As authorized by
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9-203 of the Tax-Property Article, an
individual who owns and occupies a single-family home that uses a
solar or geothermal energy device or an energy conservation device
may receive a credit against the County property tax.
An
individual
must only receive
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credit for
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device that the individual owns.
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Applicability.
The credit authorized by this Section applies to any
tax
year beginning after June 30, 2008. However, the Director must not
grant
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credit for
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solar or geothermal energy device for any application
received after [[September 20]]
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2011, unless an
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enters into
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contract for eligible costs on or before [[September
20]] November
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2011; and
applies for the credit on or before [[September 20]] November 8,
2012.
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Sec. 2. Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this Act is necessary for the immediate protection of
the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date when it becomes law.
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Lmda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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