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2017 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Smith DB, Smith G, Senator Roblan, Representative Buehler, Marsh
Regular Sponsors: Representative Barreto, Doherty, Gomberg, Helm, Hernandez, Huffman,Johnson, Kennemer, Lively, McLain, Meek, Nearman, Vial, Whisnant, Witt (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to tax incentives for affordable housing; and prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Authorizes city or county to adopt ordinance or resolution granting exemption for newly rehabilitated or constructed multiunit rental housing.
Provides that otherwise eligible rental property may receive exemption for rehabilitation only once. Provides that exemption may be granted for term of up to 10 years depending on number of units rented to households with annual income at or below 120 percent of area median income under definition adopted by city or county at monthly rates affordable to such households. Requires city's or county's definition of "area median income" to be adjusted for size of household. Requires city or county to adopt definition of "affordable." Provides that ordinance or resolution granting exemption may not take effect unless rates of taxation of taxing districts whose governing bodies agree to grant exemption equal 51 percent or more of total combined rate of taxation on qualified property. Requires exemption to be granted to all eligible rental property on same terms in effect on date application is submitted. Allows city or county to amend exemption, subject to approval process of taxing districts, or terminate exemption, but provides that qualified property granted exemption continues to receive exemption under same terms in effect at time exemption was first granted. Provides for clawback of exemption savings if county assessor determines rental property does not meet requirements for exemption. Sunsets on January 2, 2027. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Chapter Number: Chapter 624
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