SB 142 Requires mandatory review and sunset of certain tax credit programs
Sponsor: Bartle
LR Number: 0241S.01I Fiscal Note: 0241-01
Committee: Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Last Action: 2/19/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 142 - Under current law, the sunset act terminates new programs six years after their effective date unless the program is reauthorized. If the program is reauthorized, the program will terminate twelve years from the date of reauthorization. This act modifies the sunset act to terminate new programs three years from their effective date and, if reauthorized, programs will terminate three years from the date of reauthorization. This act requires the Joint Committee on Tax Policy to review all state tax credit programs which are not currently subject to a sunset. The joint committee is required to report its findings to the General Assembly. Effective December 31, 2013, no tax credits, authorized under programs which are not subject to a sunset, may be issued unless the general assembly adopts a concurrent resolution approving and re-authorizing such tax credit program after it has been reviewed by the joint committee, or a general law is enacted modifying provisions of such tax credit program. Any tax credit program re-authorized in accordance with this act will be deemed a new program and thus subject to the sunset act's three year sunset provision.

This act is similar to Senate Bill 735 (2008).