SB 661 Creates tax incentives for secondary mining uses
Sponsor: Callahan
LR Number: 2530S.01I Fiscal Note: 2530-01
Committee: Ways & Means
Last Action: 4/18/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Ways & Means Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 661 - This act creates three tax credit programs and two sales tax exemptions. The secondary mining use tax credit program provides a tax credit for taxpayers, including not-for-profit insurance companies, that incur expenses for the utilization of an existing mine for secondary uses equal to the lesser of hundred percent of such costs or one hundred thousand dollars. The tax credit is fully transferrable, and non-refundable, but may be carried forward five years. The tax credit has an annual aggregate state-wide cap of one million dollars. The provisions of this act will sunset six years from the effective date if not reauthorized.

The Business Relocation for Secondary Mining Use Tax Credit program provides a tax credit to taxpayers, including not-for-profit insurance companies, that incur expenses in relocating to an existing mine for use of the mine other than mining equal to the lesser of fifty percent of such costs or ten thousand dollars. The tax credit is fully transferrable, and non-refundable, but may be carried forward five years. The tax credit has an annual aggregate state-wide cap of one hundred thousand dollars. The provisions of this act will sunset six years from the effective date if not reauthorized.

The abandoned Mine Safety Tax Credit Program provides a tax credit, to taxpayers, including not-for-profit insurance companies, that incur expenses in implementing safety measures or devices in abandoned mines, equal to the lesser of fifty percent of such expenses or fifty thousand dollars. The tax credit is fully transferrable, and non-refundable, but may be carried forward five years. The tax credit has an annual aggregate state-wide cap of five hundred thousand dollars. The provisions of this act will sunset six years from the effective date if not reauthorized.

This act grants a sales tax exemption for sales of equipment to businesses relocating to an existing mine for purposes other than mining, if such equipment will actually be permanently placed in the mine. A sales tax exemption is created for certain utilities, including telecommunications services, consumed in connection with a business relocating to an existing mine for purposes other than mining.

This act is similar to Senate Bill 1179 (2007).

JASON ZAMKUS