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H.R. 7041 - Preventing Pollution through Partnerships Act

Sponsor: Derek Kilmer (D)
Introduced: 2018-10-05
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7041


    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include green infrastructure bonds in the definition of qualified private activity bonds.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 5, 2018

    Mr. Kilmer (for himself, Ms. Kaptur, and Mr. Heck) 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 include green infrastructure bonds in the definition of qualified private activity bonds.

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 “Preventing Pollution through Partnerships Act” or as the “P3 Act”.

SEC. 2. Green infrastructure bonds as qualified private activity bonds.

(a) In general.—Subpart A of part IV of subchapter B of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 148. Qualified green infrastructure bond.

“For purposes of this part—

“(1) QUALIFIED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE BOND DEFINED.—The term ‘green infrastructure bond’ means any bond issued as part of an issue 95 percent or more of the net proceeds of which are to be used to develop, carry out, or certify approved green infrastructure projects.

“(2) APPROVED GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT.—The term ‘approved green infrastructure project’ means a project to construct, rehabilitate, maintain, or repair green infrastructure that has been certified by the State in which such project is located as effectively addressing nonpoint source pollution (as such term is used in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act).

“(3) GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE DEFINED.—The term ‘green infrastructure’ means infrastructure that preserves, enhances, or mimics natural infiltration, evapotranspiration, or capture of storm water.”.

(b) No volume cap.—Section 146(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting “, and”, and by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new paragraph:

“(5) any green infrastructure bond.”.

(c) Conforming amendments.—

(1) Section 141(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “or” at the end of subparagraph (F), by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (G), and by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(H) a qualified green infrastructure bond.”.

(2) The table of sections for subpart A of part IV of subchapter B of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

“Sec. 148. Qualified green infrastructure bond. ”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to obligations issued after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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