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AB-405 Sales and use taxes: exemption: water treatment.(2019-2020)


 Section 6353 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

 There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts derived from the sales, furnishing, or service of and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, all of the following:
(a) Gas, electricity, and water, including steam and geothermal steam, brines, and heat, when delivered to consumers through mains, lines, or pipes. This exemption includes chemicals and other agents used to treat water, recycled water, or wastewater, regardless of whether the chemicals and other agents become a component part thereof, and regardless of whether the treatment takes place before or after the delivery to consumers. 
(b) (1) Liquefied petroleum gas, delivered to a qualified residence by the seller, that is sold for household use in the qualified residence, or liquefied petroleum gas that is purchased for use by a qualified person to be used in producing and harvesting agricultural products; provided, in either case, the liquefied petroleum gas is delivered into a tank with a storage capacity for liquefied petroleum gas that is equal to or greater than 30 gallons. This subdivision may not be construed to provide any exemption from any tax levied by a city, county, or city and county pursuant to Section 7284.3, or any successor to that section.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision:
(A) “Qualified residence” means a primary residence, not serviced by gas mains and pipes.
(B) “Qualified person” means any person engaged in a line of business described in Codes 0111 to 0291, inclusive, of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual published by the United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 Edition, and any other person that assists that person in the lines of business described in this paragraph in producing and harvesting agricultural products.
(c) Water, when sold to an individual in bulk quantities of 50 gallons or more, for general household use in his or her  the individual’s  residence if the residence is located in an area not serviced by mains, lines, or pipes.
(d) Exhaust steam, waste steam, heat, or resultant energy, produced in connection with cogeneration technology, as defined in Section 25134 of the Public Resources Code.
(e) The exemptions provided by subdivision (b) shall be effective starting September 1, 2001.
(f) The amendments made by the act adding this subdivision shall be operative on the effective date of the act adding this subdivision.
SEC. 2.
 Notwithstanding Section 2230 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, no appropriation is made by this act and the state shall not reimburse any local agency for any sales and use tax revenues lost by it under this act.
SEC. 3.
 This act provides for a tax levy within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.