Civitas Action Alerts

Civitas Action To Grade Senate Bill 770 - Amendment 1
NC Farm Act of 2016


June 29, 2016

Civitas Action will grade the vote on Amendment 1 to SB 770, North Carolina Farm Act of 2016 - as the amendment represents a simple, clear-cut vote for or against extending the renewable tax credits.

Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 770 would delete a section included in the bill that would extend by two years the state tax credit for constructing renewable energy facilities. Under current law, the state tax credits are scheduled to expire for facilities placed into service on or after January 1, 2017.

Civitas Action opposes crony capitalism such as taxpayer subsidies or targeted tax credits that provide government-granted competitive advantages to specific businesses.

The rest of SB 770 has far less of an impact and is largely unobjectionable. As long as SB 770 includes the section to extend the renewable energy tax credit, however, Civitas Action will grade any votes on the bill.

Any votes will be added to the 2016 Civitas Action Conservative Effectiveness Ranking, and the grades will be updated to the website within one or two business days following the vote.

The rankings can be found at www.nccivitas.org

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.