SENATE BILL No. 339

 

 

April 26, 2011, Introduced by Senators WARREN, JONES, HILDENBRAND, PROOS, MARLEAU, KOWALL, PAVLOV, YOUNG, NOFS, HOPGOOD and BIEDA and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled

 

"The general property tax act,"

 

(MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7ll.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 7ll. An eligible solar or wind energy conversion device

 

for which installation is completed after the effective date of the

 

amendatory act that added this section and before January 1, 2014

 

or, in the case of a wind energy conversion device installed on

 

real property classified as residential real property under section

 

34c, after December 31, 2007 and before January 1, 2014 is exempt

 

from the collection of taxes under this act. As used in this

 

section:

 

     (a) "Eligible solar or wind conversion device" means a small-

 

scale solar or wind energy conversion device that meets all


 

standards for a solar or wind conversion device prescribed by the

 

Michigan next energy authority and is certified by the United

 

States environmental protection agency.

 

     (b) "Michigan next energy authority" means the Michigan next

 

energy authority created in section 3 of the Michigan next energy

 

authority act, 2002 PA 593, MCL 207.823.

 

     (c) "Small-scale" means having a nameplate generating capacity

 

of not more than 150 kilowatts.

 

     (d) "Solar or wind energy conversion device" means a mechanism

 

or series of mechanisms designed primarily to collect, convert,

 

transfer, or store for future use solar or wind energy for the

 

purposes of heating, cooling, or electric supply, but not those

 

parts of a heating, cooling, or electric supply system that would

 

be required regardless of the energy source being utilized.