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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

BTU Act of 2019
Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include biomass heating appliances for tax credits available for energy-efficient building property and energy property.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/28/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
02/28/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 02/28/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 03/05/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 03/05/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 03/05/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 07/29/2019
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] 09/09/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance02/28/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/28/2019)

Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2019 or the BTU Act of 2019

This bill expands the tax credit for residential energy efficient property to include 30% of qualified biomass fuel property expenditures for property placed in service before 2024. A qualified biomass fuel property expenditure is an expenditure for property that uses the burning of biomass fuel (a plant-derived fuel available on a renewable or recurring basis) to heat a dwelling used as a residence, or to heat water for use in such dwelling, and which has a thermal efficiency rating of at least 75%.

The bill also allows (1) a 15% energy tax credit until 2024 for investment in open-loop biomass heating property, including boilers or furnaces that operate at thermal output efficiencies of at least 65% and provide thermal energy in the form of heat, hot water, or steam for space heating, air conditioning, domestic hot water, or industrial process heat; and (2) a 30% credit until 2024 for investment in such property that operates at a thermal output efficiency of at least 80%.