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2014 Senate Bill 786: Give tax breaks to aquaculture and hydroponics
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on February 13, 2014, to exempt aquaculture and hydroponics production facilities from property taxes. Senate Bill 787 would instead impose a new “specific” tax equal to 25 percent of the regular property tax.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on February 13, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on March 26, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 26, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on March 26, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on November 12, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.