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Rev & Tax votes 14-4 to kill energy rebate extension bill, look at new versions

The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has voted 14-4 to hold HB 250, the energy tax rebate extension bill, in committee, in favor of two new bills to be introduced soon, one dealing with the sales tax rebate, including a sunset date and the dates contracts must be signed to qualify, and the other dealing with issues regarding PURPA, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, which requires utilities to purchase power from small generators of renewable energy. The four "no" votes were from a bipartisan group: Reps. John Rusche, D-Lewiston; Bill Killen, D-Boise; Lenore Barrett, R-Challis; and Bob Schaefer, R-Nampa. No date was set for consideration of the two new bills; that was left at the call of the chairman.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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