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Introduced in House (06/11/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7172


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit for installation of regionally significant electric power transmission lines.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2020

Mr. Horsford (for himself and Mrs. Lee of Nevada) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit for installation of regionally significant electric power transmission lines.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act”.

SEC. 2. Establishment of electric power transmission lines.

(a) In general.—Subpart E of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after section 48C the following new section:

“SEC. 48D. Qualifying electric power transmission line credit.

“(a) Allowance of credit.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of section 46, the qualifying electric power transmission line credit for any taxable year is an amount equal to the applicable percentage of the qualified investment for such taxable year with respect to any qualifying electric power transmission line property of the taxpayer.

“(2) APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE.—For purposes of paragraph (1), the applicable percentage shall be equal to—

“(A) in the case of any qualifying electric power transmission line property relating to an overhead transmission facility, 15 percent, and

“(B) in the case of any qualifying electric power transmission line property relating to an underground or submarine transmission facility, 25 percent.

“(b) Qualifying investment.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of subsection (a), the qualified investment for any taxable year is the basis of any qualifying electric power transmission line property placed in service by the taxpayer during such taxable year.

“(2) CERTAIN QUALIFIED PROGRESS EXPENDITURES RULES MADE APPLICABLE.—Rules similar to the rules of subsections (c)(4) and (d) of section 46 (as in effect on the day before the enactment of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990) shall apply for purposes of this section.

“(c) Qualifying electric power transmission line property.—The term ‘qualifying electric power transmission line property’ means—

“(1) any overhead, submarine, or underground transmission facility which—

“(A) is capable of transmitting electricity at a voltage of not less than 345 kilovolts,

“(B) has a transmission capacity of not less than 1,000 megawatts,

“(C) is an alternating current or direct current transmission line, and

“(D) delivers power produced in either a rural area or offshore, and

“(2) any conductors or cables, towers, insulators, reactors, capacitors, circuit breakers, static VAR compensators, static synchronous compensators, power converters, transformers, synchronous condensers, braking resistors, and any ancillary facilities and equipment necessary for the proper operation of the facility described in paragraph (1).

“(d) Termination.—This section shall not apply to any property placed in service after December 31, 2029.”.

(b) Conforming amendments.—

(1) Section 46 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(A) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (5),

(B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (6) and inserting “, and”, and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(7) the qualifying electric power transmission line credit.”.

(2) Section 49(a)(1)(C) of such Code is amended—

(A) by striking “and” at the end of clause (iv),

(B) by striking the period at the end of clause (v) and inserting “, and”, and

(C) by adding at the end the following new clause:

“(vi) the basis of any qualifying electric power transmission line property under section 48D.”.

(3) The table of sections for subpart E of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 48C the following new item:


“Sec. 48D. Qualifying electric power transmission line credit.”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2019.


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