HB 187 would erase even earlier the solar energy tax credit but in return make sure that all tax credits paid out. Rep. Greg Cromer told the House Ways and Means Committee that the cap on the program meant some people that had entered the program prior to its previous attenuation would not gain access to the credit. He and others also thought it fair to make sure these people got access to the credit. He also said that it would have ended the leasing aspect of the program six months early, but then said he didn’t want to do that and asked for an amendment to be offered to do it. That was done. More than one member claimed part of the problem came from unscrupulous vendors selling the credit without full information. He said it would not expand the program in any way.
HB 527 by Rep. Kenny Havard would bring state regulation to rideshare companies in a safe way. This approach would diminish confusion and serve better, an Uber representative testified, saying 42 states have followed the same approach. An amendment would have the Department of Agriculture and Forestry conduct oversight.