SCS/SB 430 - This act creates and modifies provisions pertaining to environmentally sustainable practices.
SECTION 8.305 - Energy-Efficient Appliances
Any appliance purchased with any portion of state funding shall be an Energy Star appliance under the Energy Star program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
SECTION 8.824 - State Green Building Requirement
Any state building built or substantially renovated after August 28, 2009 must be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as meeting the silver rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, or must meet at least a three globes rating under the Green Globes building rating system. Public colleges and universities are exempt from the state green building requirement and the Commissioner of the Office of Administration may exempt certain other buildings from this requirement for safety or cost reasons.
SECTION 143.114 and 143.121 - Income Tax Deductions
The act creates an income tax deduction for the purchase of qualified hybrid motor vehicles. Missouri taxpayers who purchase certain new hybrid motor vehicles for their own use may deduct from their Missouri adjusted gross income the lesser of either $2,000 or 10% of the vehicle's purchase price. The tax deduction sunsets in 6 years unless reauthorized.
The act creates an income tax deduction of up to one hundred percent of the purchase price paid for Energy Star labeled products, up to $1,000 per taxpayer per year.
SECTION 161.360 - Green School Grants
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall provide grants to public school districts after January 1, 2010 to assist schools comply with the state green building requirement for new building construction or substantial renovation projects. Preference for the grants shall be given to schools that are designed to function as community centers of learning. The total amount of grants that may be awarded per year shall not exceed $500,000 except if there are federal economic stimulus funds available in excess of that amount.
Provisions of this act are similar to provisions in HB 31 (2009), SB 1117 (2008), and HB 1326 (2008).