SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the Department of Revenue shall, in consultation with the Department of Agricultural Resources, create a fifty percent personal income tax credit on the purchase and installation of up to five-hundred dollars worth of WaterWise plants and landscaping items.
The Commissioner of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, shall develop a list of WaterWise plants and landscaping items intended to reduce water usage, including, but not limited to: drought resistant plants that last for more than one year; kits or devices specifically designed for generating compost; grey-water recovery systems where the effluent is used for watering plants; rainwater recovery and storage devices where they are used for watering plants; rain sensors for irrigation systems; and, underground drip irrigation systems.
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