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Third Substitute S.B. 125
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies a provision related to property tax exemptions.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . specifies that, for purposes of a property tax exemption for property used
13 exclusively for educational purposes, "educational purposes" includes the physical
14 or mental teaching, training, or conditioning of competitive athletes by specified
16 . provides that a charter school is considered to be a school district for purposes of a
17 property tax exemption for property of a school district; and
18 . makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
22 This bill provides an immediate effective date.
23 This bill has retrospective operation for a taxable year beginning on or after January 1,
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 59-2-1101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 329
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 59-2-1101 is amended to read:
31 59-2-1101. Exemption of certain property -- Proportional payments for certain
32 property -- County legislative body authority to adopt rules or ordinances.
33 (1) [
34 (a) "Educational purposes" includes:
35 (i) the physical or mental teaching, training, or conditioning of competitive athletes by
36 a national governing body of sport recognized by the United States Olympic Committee that
37 qualifies as being tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
38 (ii) an activity in support of or incidental to the teaching, training, or conditioning
39 described in Subsection (1)(a)(i).
42 charitable, or educational purposes[
44 Subsection (3)(a)[
46 this part.
47 (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b) or (c), tax relief may be allowed only if
48 the claimant is the owner of the property as of January 1 of the year the exemption is claimed.
49 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), a claimant shall collect and pay a proportional
50 tax based upon the length of time that the property was not owned by the claimant if:
51 (i) the claimant is a federal, state, or political subdivision entity described in
52 Subsection (3)(a)[
53 (ii) pursuant to Subsection (3)(d):
54 (A) the claimant is a nonprofit entity; and
55 (B) the property is used exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.
56 (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), a claimant may be allowed a veteran's
57 exemption in accordance with Sections 59-2-1104 and 59-2-1105 regardless of whether the
58 claimant is the owner of the property as of January 1 of the year the exemption is claimed if the
59 claimant is:
60 (i) the unmarried surviving spouse of:
61 (A) a deceased disabled veteran as defined in Section 59-2-1104 ; or
62 (B) a veteran who was killed in action or died in the line of duty as defined in Section
63 59-2-1104; or
64 (ii) a minor orphan of:
65 (A) a deceased disabled veteran as defined in Section 59-2-1104 ; or
66 (B) a veteran who was killed in action or died in the line of duty as defined in Section
67 59-2-1104 .
68 (3) (a) The following property is exempt from taxation:
75 property of:
83 charitable, or educational purposes;
88 11-13-103 :
90 as defined in Section 11-13-103 ; and
92 11-13-302 .
93 (b) For purposes of a property tax exemption for property of school districts under
94 Subsection (3)(a)(ii)(B), a charter school under Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter
95 Schools Act, is considered to be a school district.
96 (4) Subject to Subsection (5), if property that is allowed an exclusive use exemption or
97 a government exemption ceases to qualify for the exemption because of a change in the
98 ownership of the property:
99 (a) the new owner of the property shall pay a proportional tax based upon the period of
101 (i) beginning on the day that the new owner acquired the property; and
102 (ii) ending on the last day of the calendar year during which the new owner acquired
103 the property; and
104 (b) the new owner of the property and the person from whom the new owner acquires
105 the property shall notify the county assessor, in writing, of the change in ownership of the
106 property within 30 days from the day that the new owner acquires the property.
107 (5) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), the proportional tax described in Subsection
109 (a) is subject to any exclusive use exemption or government exemption that the
110 property is entitled to under the new ownership of the property; and
111 (b) applies only to property that is acquired after December 31, 2005.
112 (6) A county legislative body may adopt rules or ordinances to:
113 (a) effectuate the exemptions, deferrals, abatements, or other relief from taxation
114 provided in this part; and
115 (b) designate one or more persons to perform the functions given the county under this
117 Section 2. Effective date.
118 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
119 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
120 Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
121 the date of veto override.
122 Section 3. Retrospective operation.
123 This bill has retrospective operation for a taxable year beginning on or after January 1,
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