Senate Passes Legislation Establishing New Job-Creating Tax Credit

(HARRISBURG) – The Senate has passed a bi-partisan bill to establish the Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

House Bill 1100, if signed into law, is expected to create thousands of jobs and boost the tax base in the northcentral and northeastern regions of the state.

To be eligible for tax credits under the program, a business would have to:

  • Purchase and use Pennsylvania natural gas in the manufacture of petrochemicals or fertilizers;
  • Make a capital investment of at least $450 million to construct a facility in the Commonwealth;
  • Create at least 800 full-time equivalent jobs during the construction phase and permanent jobs, using the prevailing wage; and
  • Make a good faith effort to recruit and employ local workers.

“One of our primary responsibilities in Harrisburg is to put businesses in a position to hire our citizens at family-sustaining rates,” said Senator Gordner.  “I applaud Senator Yudichak for being the champion for this particular cause in the Senate and I am grateful that a bipartisan group of Senators voted for its approval.”

The bill is similar to legislation currently in the Senate, authored by Senator John Yudichak.

Senate Bill 1100 now returns to the House of Representatives for concurrence in amendments placed by the Senate.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928