HB 178

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water efficient products for a limited period.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB178, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($2,640,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2015.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 178 would make “WaterSense” products, or those products certified under the WaterSense program operated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, exempt from sales tax on Texas’ annual sales tax holiday for energy efficient products.

Analysis: HB 178 would both limit government and promote property rights by exempting these products from taxation for a limited amount of time. We support HB 178.