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House Bill 858, House Bill 733 and Senate Bill 224 have been signed into law this week! -July 10, 2009

HB858 (Ponti): Expands eligibility for the wind and solar energy system tax credit to taxpayers who purchase and install such systems in residential properties.  Read full bill here HB858.pdf.  (LSES Supports)

HB 733 (Ledger): House Bill 733 is a tax credit for the green jobs industry. How much the tax credit will be depends on how much the project is. For projects between $100,000 and $300,000 there is a tax credit of 10%, for projects between $300,000 and $1 million there is a 20% tax credit, and for projects greater than $1 million there is a tax credit of 25%. No more than $60 million in tax credits shall be granted for state certified green jobs per year. To read the bill click here. (LSES Supports)

SB224 (Gautreaux): Authorizes creation of sustainable energy financing districts by local governmental subdivisions and provides for issuance of bonds and property assessment programs for solar and energy efficiency projects.  Read full bill here SB224.pdf.  (LSES Supports)

Also passed in the Louisiana Legislature earlier this month was HCR93 (Peterson): Establishes the Louisiana Climate Change Policy Commission.  Read full bill here HCR93.pdf.  (LSES Supports)