AGENDA ITEM 6
July 30, 2013
FROM: .... Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Rubin, Legislative Analyst, Office of Legislative Oversight
Fuel Energy Tax - Renewable
Expedited Bill 22-13, Taxation - Fuel Energy Tax - Renewable Energy Sources,
sponsored by the Council President at the request of the County Executive, was introduced on
July 9, 2013. A Government Operations and Fiscal Policy/Transportation, Infrastructure,
Energy, and Environment Committee worksession will be scheduled for a later date.
Bill 22-13 would exempt from the County fuel-energy
any energy produced and
the County and generated from a renewable energy source. A renewable energy source
is defined by reference to the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable source"
the state Public Utilities
which includes solar and wind power, biomass, and geothermal energy, among
The OMB fiscal impact statement (see ©6-9) estimated an annual revenue loss of $108,500
in the near term, which appears to be based only on energy generated by solar electric systems.
This number could rise substantially as more homeowners and businesses install various forms of
renewable energy sources.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
Memo from County Executive
Fiscal and Economic Impact Statements
Md. Code Public Utilities Article §7-701
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