A02097 Summary:

BILL NO    A02097 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Cahill

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

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Establishes a green development home tax exemption authorizing a 35% exemption
from local real property taxation for homes that are part of green developments
as LEED certified or certified by the national association of home builders.
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A02097 Actions:

BILL NO    A02097 

01/15/2015 referred to real property taxation
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A02097 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02097 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2097

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to establishing a green development home tax exemption

PURPOSE:  This legislation would allow a tax exemption for real
property tax exemption of thirty five percent for a period of no
longer than twenty years if authorized by the local municipality.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 creates the Green development home tax exemption which would
be a thirty five percent exemption for a period of no longer than
twenty years. This section provides that such an incentive shall be at
local option.

This section further provides that such homes shall be 1,2,3 story
homes are designated a green development or are LEED-ND certified.
Further this section specifies what national standards must be meet in
order to be eligible to qualify for the benefit. Section 2 is the
effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:  In order to facilitate growth in the green home market
an incentive is needed as these homes typically cost more than the
average new home.  In order to qualify for this incentive a new home
will have to meet specific National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEER).
Specific of these standards that these homes will have to meet include
but are not limited: protection of high value vegetation, improved
soil, low or no VOC finishes, rain barrels at downspouts, recycled
content building materials must be used as 2 major components, built
in recycling collection space, renewable energy sources per house,
energy star rating of 3.0 or, higher, low flow showers and toilets,
green certified products must be used. These are a few examples.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2013-2014 A.7297 - Referred to Real
Property Taxation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after becoming law.
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