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Issue: Tax exemptions for energy efficient products
Affects:  Those who sell pool/spa products
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield,
jhatfield@apsp.org
Summary:  This measure would create a tax exemption from state taxes for personal property, labor, and services used for carbon reduction investments at, or to offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of, an energy-intensive trade-exposed facility.
A sales and use tax exemption is available for machinery, equipment, labor, and services used to reduce the GHG emissions associated with the transportation of gas through a gas pipeline.
A public utility tax (PUT) deduction is available for light and power businesses in an amount equal to the cost of production of electrical energy or gas produced from renewable resources generated by new facilities on which construction or installation begins after January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2028.
A PUT credit is available for persons who reduce their GHG emissions through carbon reduction investment projects.
All tax preferences would expire January 1, 2029.
APSP members are encouraged to read through the proposed rule and send comments to the APSP Government Relations team. 
Status: This bill was referred the House Environment and Energy Committee.  A hearing was held January 21, 2019.  APSP is inquiring in to the outcome of the hearing. 
Proposed Bill: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1226.pdf