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2016 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to tax incentives for brownfield cleanups; and prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Authorizes certain local governments to adopt ordinance or resolution providing property tax incentive programs that grant special assessment to brownfields or exemption to new and existing improvements and personal property on brownfields for period of up to 10 years, with additional period up to five years based on locally adopted criteria.
Caps dollar amount of benefits at specified eligible costs for property. Provides that ordinance or resolution becomes effective only if rates of taxation of taxing districts located within territory of local government whose governing boards agree to incentive programs, when combined with rate of local government adopting incentive programs, equal 51] 75 percent or more of total combined rate of taxation within territory of local government. Provides that eligible costs equal discounted present value of estimated after-tax costs directly related to remaining work necessary to remove, contain or treat contamination of brownfield. Authorizes county assessor to charge owner of brownfield fee of up to $200 for first year and up to $100 for each subsequent year for which property tax incentive program benefit is granted. Provides for clawback of property tax incentive program benefits upon disqualification for failure to comply with eligibility requirements or make reasonable progress on remediation or redevelopment or for misleading or false statements in application to participate in incentive programs. Authorizes city, county or port to provide owner with opportunity to cure grounds for disqualification. Sunsets authority to adopt ordinance or resolution on January 2, 2037] 2027. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Chapter Number: Chapter 96
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
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