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S.B. 216






Chief Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

House Sponsor: Brad L. Dee

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Military Installation Development Authority Act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies the definitions of "development project" and "project area";
             14          .    modifies the authority of the military installation development authority;
             15          .    provides that a project area may include specified private land, with the consent of
             16      the land's owner; and
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          63H-1-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 23
             25          63H-1-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 120
             26          63H-1-401, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 23

             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 63H-1-102 is amended to read:
             30           63H-1-102. Definitions.
             31          As used in this chapter:
             32          (1) "Authority" means the Military Installation Development Authority, created under
             33      Section 63H-1-201 .
             34          (2) "Base taxable value" means the taxable value of the property within a project area
             35      from which tax increment will be collected, as shown upon the assessment roll last equalized
             36      before the effective date of the project area plan.
             37          (3) "Board" means the governing body of the authority created under Section
             38      63H-1-301 .
             39          (4) "Development project" means a project to develop [military] land within a project
             40      area.
             41          (5) "Military land" means land owned by the federal government that is part of an
             42      active or closed federal defense and military installation.
             43          (6) "Project area" means the [geographic area] land, including military land, described
             44      in a project area plan or draft project area plan where the development project set forth in the
             45      project area plan or draft project area plan takes place or is proposed to take place.
             46          (7) "Project area budget" means a multiyear projection of annual or cumulative
             47      revenues and expenses and other fiscal matters pertaining to a project area that includes:
             48          (a) the base taxable value of property in the project area;
             49          (b) the projected tax increment expected to be generated within the project area;
             50          (c) the amount of tax increment expected to be shared with other taxing entities;
             51          (d) the amount of tax increment expected to be used to implement the project area plan,
             52      including the estimated amount of tax increment to be used for land acquisition, public
             53      improvements, infrastructure improvements, and loans, grants, or other incentives to private
             54      and public entities;
             55          (e) the tax increment expected to be used to cover the cost of administering the project
             56      area plan;
             57          (f) if the area from which tax increment is to be collected is less than the entire project
             58      area:

             59          (i) the tax identification numbers of the parcels from which tax increment will be
             60      collected; or
             61          (ii) a legal description of the portion of the project area from which tax increment will
             62      be collected; and
             63          (g) for property that the agency owns or leases and expects to sell or sublease, the
             64      expected total cost of the property to the agency and the expected selling price or lease
             65      payments.
             66          (8) "Project area plan" means a written plan that, after its effective date, guides and
             67      controls the development within a project area.
             68          (9) "Property tax" includes privilege tax and each levy on an ad valorem basis on
             69      tangible or intangible personal or real property.
             70          (10) "Public entity" means:
             71          (a) the state, including any of its departments or agencies; or
             72          (b) a political subdivision of the state, including a county, city, town, school district,
             73      local district, special service district, or interlocal cooperation entity.
             74          (11) "Publicly owned infrastructure and improvements" means water, sewer, storm
             75      drainage, electrical, and other similar systems and lines, streets, roads, curb, gutter, sidewalk,
             76      walkways, parking facilities, public transportation facilities, and other facilities, infrastructure,
             77      and improvements benefitting the public and to be publicly owned or publicly maintained or
             78      operated.
             79          (12) "Record property owner" or "record owner of property" means the owner of real
             80      property as shown on the records of the recorder of the county in which the property is located
             81      and includes a purchaser under a real estate contract if the contract is recorded in the office of
             82      the recorder of the county in which the property is located or the purchaser gives written notice
             83      of the real estate contract to the agency.
             84          (13) "Taxable value" means the value of property as shown on the last equalized
             85      assessment roll as certified by the county assessor.
             86          (14) "Tax increment" means the difference between:
             87          (a) the amount of property tax revenues generated each tax year by all taxing entities
             88      from the area within a project area designated in the project area plan as the area from which
             89      tax increment is to be collected, using the current assessed value of the property; and

             90          (b) the amount of property tax revenues that would be generated from that same area
             91      using the base taxable value of the property.
             92          (15) "Taxing entity" means a public entity that levies a tax on property within a
             93      community.
             94          Section 2. Section 63H-1-201 is amended to read:
             95           63H-1-201. Creation of Military Installation Development Authority -- Status
             96      and powers of authority.
             97          (1) There is created a Military Installation Development Authority.
             98          (2) The authority is an independent, nonprofit, separate body corporate and politic,
             99      with perpetual succession.
             100          (3) The authority may:
             101          (a) facilitate the development of land within one or more project areas, as provided in
             102      this chapter;
             103          [(a)] (b) sue and be sued;
             104          [(b)] (c) enter into contracts generally;
             105          [(c)] (d) buy, obtain an option upon, or otherwise acquire any interest in real or
             106      personal property within the boundaries of a military installation;
             107          [(d)] (e) sell, convey, grant, dispose of by gift, or otherwise dispose of any interest in
             108      real or personal property;
             109          [(e)] (f) enter into a lease agreement on real or personal property, either as lessee or
             110      lessor, within the boundaries of a military installation;
             111          [(f)] (g) provide for the development of [military] land within a project area under one
             112      or more contracts [with the federal government];
             113          [(g)] (h) exercise powers and perform functions under a contract [with the federal
             114      government], as authorized in [that] the contract;
             115          [(h)] (i) receive tax increment as provided in this chapter;
             116          [(i)] (j) accept financial or other assistance from any public or private source for the
             117      authority's activities, powers, and duties, and expend any funds so received for any of the
             118      purposes of this chapter;
             119          [(j)] (k) borrow money or accept financial or other assistance from the federal
             120      government, a public entity, or any other source for any of the purposes of this chapter and

             121      comply with any conditions of the loan or assistance;
             122          [(k)] (l) issue bonds to finance the undertaking of any development objectives of the
             123      authority;
             124          [(l)] (m) hire employees, including contract employees;
             125          [(m)] (n) transact other business and exercise all other powers provided for in this
             126      chapter;
             127          [(n)] (o) enter into a partnership agreement with a developer of [military] land within a
             128      project area; and
             129          [(o)] (p) enter into an agreement with a political subdivision of the state under which
             130      the political subdivision provides one or more municipal services within a project area.
             131          Section 3. Section 63H-1-401 is amended to read:
             132           63H-1-401. Preparation of project area plan -- Required contents of project area
             133      plan.
             134          (1) Before spending any funds or entering into any lease or development agreement and
             135      subject to Section 63H-1-402 , the authority board shall prepare a project area plan.
             136          (2) Each project area plan under Subsection (1) shall contain:
             137          (a) a legal description of the [boundaries] boundary of the project area that is the
             138      subject of the project area plan;
             139          (b) the authority's purposes and intent with respect to the project area; and
             140          (c) the board's findings and determination that:
             141          (i) there is a need to effectuate a public purpose;
             142          (ii) there is a public benefit to the proposed development project;
             143          (iii) it is economically sound and feasible to adopt and carry out the project area plan;
             144      and
             145          (iv) carrying out the project area plan will promote the public peace, health, safety, and
             146      welfare of the community in which the project area is located.
             147          (3) (a) A project area described in a project area plan:
             148          (i) shall include military land; and
             149          (ii) may include private land if:
             150          (A) the owner of the private land consents to the inclusion of the land within the
             151      project area;

             152          (B) subject to Subsection (3)(b), the private land included within the project area is
             153      contiguous to the military land included within the project area;
             154          (C) the total size of the project area does not exceed 100 acres; and
             155          (D) the project area is located within a county of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class.
             156          (b) Private land does not lose its contiguousness to military land because of the
             157      presence of a road or right-of-way.
             158          Section 4. Effective date.
             159          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             160      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             161      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             162      the date of veto override.

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