Rejected

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Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

Mr. Pacheco moved that the bill be amended by striking out Section 1 and by inserting in place thereof the following new section: -

“SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the days of August 10, 2013 and August 11, 2013, an excise shall not be imposed upon nonbusiness sales at retail of energy-efficient product. For the purposes of this section, ‘energy-efficient product’ is defined as a product that has been designated as an Energy Star qualified product under the Energy Star program jointly operated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy. This section applies only to the following energy-efficient products:

(1) an air conditioner the sales price of which does not exceed $6,000;

(2) a clothes washer;

(3) a clothes drier

(4) a ceiling fan;

(5) a dehumidifier;

(6) a dishwasher;

(7) an incandescent or fluorescent lightbulb;

(8) a programmable thermostat; and

(9) a refrigerator the sales price of which does not exceed $2,000.”



and by striking out, in line 10, the words “tangible personal property, as defined in section 1 of Chapter 64H of the General Laws” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “an energy-efficient product”;

and by striking out, in line 12, the words “tangible personal property” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

“an energy-efficient product”;

and by striking lines 15, 16, and 17;

and by striking out, in line 18, the words “tangible personal property” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

“an energy-efficient product”;

and by striking out, in line 31, the words “tangible personal property” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “an energy-efficient product.”;

and further by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:

“SECTION 7. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs shall have the ability to designate further Energy Star qualified products as being eligible for this Energy Efficiency tax credit.”