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Text of the Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2007

This bill was introduced on March 20, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 20, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 930

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 20, 2007

(for himself and Mr. Nelson of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2007.

2.

Nonrefundable personal credit for hurricane and tornado mitigation property

(a)

In general

Subpart A of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after section 25D the following new section:

25E.

Hurricane and tornado mitigation property

(a)

Allowance of credit

In the case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year an amount equal to 25 percent of the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during such taxable year.

(b)

Maximum credit

The credit allowed under subsection (a) for any taxable year shall not exceed $5,000.

(c)

Qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditure

For purposes of this section—

(1)

In general

The term qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditure means an expenditure for property—

(A)

to improve the strength of a roof deck attachment,

(B)

to create a secondary water barrier to prevent water intrusion,

(C)

to improve the durability of a roof covering,

(D)

to brace gable-end walls,

(E)

to reinforce the connection between a roof and supporting wall,

(F)

to protect openings from penetration by windborne debris, or

(G)

to protect exterior doors and garages,

in a qualified dwelling unit owned by the taxpayer.
(2)

Qualified dwelling unit

The term qualified dwelling unit means a dwelling unit that is assessed at a value that is less than $1,000,000 by the locality in which such dwelling unit is located and with respect to the taxable year for which the credit described in subsection (a) is allowed.

(d)

Limitation

An expenditure shall be taken into account in determining the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year only if the onsite preparation, assembly, or original installation of the property with respect to which such expenditure is made has been completed in a manner that is deemed to be adequate by a State-certified inspector.

(e)

Labor costs

For purposes of this section, expenditures for labor costs properly allocable to the onsite preparation, assembly, or original installation of the property described in subsection (c) shall be taken into account in determining the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year.

(f)

Inspection costs

For purposes of this section, expenditures for inspection costs properly allocable to the inspection of the preparation, assembly, or installation of the property described in subsection (c) shall be taken into account in determining the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The table of sections for subpart A of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 25D the following new item:

Sec. 25E. Hurricane and tornado mitigation property.

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007.

3.

Business related credit for hurricane and tornado mitigation

(a)

In general

Subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after section 45N the following new section:

45O.

Hurricane and tornado mitigation credit

(a)

General rule

For purposes of section 38, the hurricane and tornado mitigation credit determined under this section for any taxable year is an amount equal to 25 percent of the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year.

(b)

Maximum credit

The amount of the credit determined under subsection (a) for any taxable year shall not exceed $5,000.

(c)

Qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditure

For purposes of this section—

(1)

In general

The term qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditure means an expenditure for property—

(A)

to improve the strength of a roof deck attachment,

(B)

to create a secondary water barrier to prevent water intrusion,

(C)

to improve the durability of a roof covering,

(D)

to brace gable-end walls,

(E)

to reinforce the connection between a roof and supporting wall,

(F)

to protect openings from penetration by windborne debris, or

(G)

to protect exterior doors and garages,

in a qualified place of business owned by the taxpayer.
(2)

Qualified place of business

The term qualified place of business means a place of business that is assessed at a value that is less than $5,000,000 by the locality in which such business is located and with respect to the taxable year for which the credit described in subsection (a) is allowed.

(d)

Limitation

An expenditure shall be taken into account in determining the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year only if the onsite preparation, assembly, or original installation of the property with respect to which such expenditure is made has been completed in a manner that is deemed to be adequate by a State-certified inspector.

(e)

Labor costs

For purposes of this section, expenditures for labor costs properly allocable to the onsite preparation, assembly, or original installation of the property described in subsection (c) shall be taken into account in determining the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year.

(f)

Inspection costs

For purposes of this section, expenditures for inspection costs properly allocable to the inspection of the preparation, assembly, or installation of the property described in subsection (c) shall be taken into account in determining the qualified hurricane and tornado mitigation property expenditures made by the taxpayer during the taxable year.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Section 38(b) of such Code is amended by striking plus at the end of paragraph (30), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (31) and inserting , plus, and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(32)

the hurricane and tornado mitigation credit determined under section 45O(a).

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(2)

The table of sections for subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 45N the following new item:

Sec. 45O. Hurricane and tornado mitigation credit.

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007.