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H.B. 74 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill makes changes to Farmland Assessment Act provisions.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . defines terms;
13 . removes the Farmland Assessment Act rollback tax requirement under certain
14 conditions related to a mineral rights owner exercising the right to extract minerals;
15 . amends Farmland Assessment Act qualification provisions when a mineral rights
16 owner exercises the right to extract minerals; and
17 . makes technical and conforming changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
21 This bill has retrospective operation to January 1, 2013.
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 59-2-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 240
25 59-2-503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 29
26 59-2-506, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 208
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 59-2-102 is amended to read:
30 59-2-102. Definitions.
31 As used in this chapter and title:
32 (1) "Aerial applicator" means aircraft or rotorcraft used exclusively for the purpose of
33 engaging in dispensing activities directly affecting agriculture or horticulture with an
34 airworthiness certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration certifying the aircraft or
35 rotorcraft's use for agricultural and pest control purposes.
36 (2) "Air charter service" means an air carrier operation which requires the customer to
37 hire an entire aircraft rather than book passage in whatever capacity is available on a scheduled
39 (3) "Air contract service" means an air carrier operation available only to customers
40 who engage the services of the carrier through a contractual agreement and excess capacity on
41 any trip and is not available to the public at large.
42 (4) "Aircraft" is as defined in Section 72-10-102 .
43 (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), "airline" means an air carrier that:
44 (i) operates:
45 (A) on an interstate route; and
46 (B) on a scheduled basis; and
47 (ii) offers to fly one or more passengers or cargo on the basis of available capacity on a
48 regularly scheduled route.
49 (b) "Airline" does not include an:
50 (i) air charter service; or
51 (ii) air contract service.
52 (6) "Assessment roll" means a permanent record of the assessment of property as
53 assessed by the county assessor and the commission and may be maintained manually or as a
54 computerized file as a consolidated record or as multiple records by type, classification, or
56 (7) (a) "Certified revenue levy" means a property tax levy that provides an amount of
57 ad valorem property tax revenue equal to the sum of:
58 (i) the amount of ad valorem property tax revenue to be generated statewide in the
59 previous year from imposing a school minimum basic tax rate, as specified in Subsection
60 53A-17a-135 (1)(a), or multicounty assessing and collecting levy, as specified in Section
61 59-2-1602 ; and
62 (ii) the product of:
63 (A) new growth, as defined in:
64 (I) Section 59-2-924 ; and
65 (II) rules of the commission; and
66 (B) the school minimum basic tax rate or multicounty assessing and collecting levy
67 certified by the commission for the previous year.
68 (b) For purposes of this Subsection (7), "ad valorem property tax revenue" does not
69 include property tax revenue received by a taxing entity from personal property that is:
70 (i) assessed by a county assessor in accordance with Part 3, County Assessment; and
71 (ii) semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
72 (c) For purposes of calculating the certified revenue levy described in this Subsection
73 (7), the commission shall use:
74 (i) the taxable value of real property assessed by a county assessor contained on the
75 assessment roll;
76 (ii) the taxable value of real and personal property assessed by the commission; and
77 (iii) the taxable year end value of personal property assessed by a county assessor
78 contained on the prior year's assessment roll.
79 (8) "County-assessed commercial vehicle" means:
80 (a) any commercial vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer which is not apportioned under
81 Section 41-1a-301 and is not operated interstate to transport the vehicle owner's goods or
82 property in furtherance of the owner's commercial enterprise;
83 (b) any passenger vehicle owned by a business and used by its employees for
84 transportation as a company car or vanpool vehicle; and
85 (c) vehicles [
86 (i) especially constructed for towing or wrecking, and [
87 used to transport goods, merchandise, or people for compensation;
88 (ii) used or licensed as taxicabs or limousines;
89 (iii) used as rental passenger cars, travel trailers, or motor homes;
90 (iv) used or licensed in this state for use as ambulances or hearses;
91 (v) especially designed and used for garbage and rubbish collection; or
92 (vi) used exclusively to transport students or their instructors to or from any private,
93 public, or religious school or school activities.
94 (9) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (9)(b), for purposes of Section 59-2-801 ,
95 "designated tax area" means a tax area created by the overlapping boundaries of only the
96 following taxing entities:
97 (i) a county; and
98 (ii) a school district.
99 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (9)(a), "designated tax area" includes a tax area created
100 by the overlapping boundaries of:
101 (i) the taxing entities described in Subsection (9)(a); and
102 (ii) (A) a city or town if the boundaries of the school district under Subsection (9)(a)
103 and the boundaries of the city or town are identical; or
104 (B) a special service district if the boundaries of the school district under Subsection
105 (9)(a) are located entirely within the special service district.
106 (10) "Eligible judgment" means a final and unappealable judgment or order under
107 Section 59-2-1330 :
108 (a) that became a final and unappealable judgment or order no more than 14 months
109 prior to the day on which the notice required by Section 59-2-919.1 is required to be mailed;
111 (b) for which a taxing entity's share of the final and unappealable judgment or order is
112 greater than or equal to the lesser of:
113 (i) $5,000; or
114 (ii) 2.5% of the total ad valorem property taxes collected by the taxing entity in the
115 previous fiscal year.
116 (11) (a) "Escaped property" means any property, whether personal, land, or any
117 improvements to the property, subject to taxation and is:
118 (i) inadvertently omitted from the tax rolls, assigned to the incorrect parcel, or assessed
119 to the wrong taxpayer by the assessing authority;
120 (ii) undervalued or omitted from the tax rolls because of the failure of the taxpayer to
121 comply with the reporting requirements of this chapter; or
122 (iii) undervalued because of errors made by the assessing authority based upon
123 incomplete or erroneous information furnished by the taxpayer.
124 (b) Property [
125 methodology or because of a different application of the same valuation methodology is not
126 "escaped property."
127 (12) "Fair market value" means the amount at which property would change hands
128 between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell
129 and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. For purposes of taxation, "fair
130 market value" shall be determined using the current zoning laws applicable to the property in
131 question, except in cases where there is a reasonable probability of a change in the zoning laws
132 affecting that property in the tax year in question and the change would have an appreciable
133 influence upon the value.
134 (13) "Farm machinery and equipment," for purposes of the exemption provided under
135 Section 59-2-1101 , means tractors, milking equipment and storage and cooling facilities, feed
136 handling equipment, irrigation equipment, harvesters, choppers, grain drills and planters, tillage
137 tools, scales, combines, spreaders, sprayers, haying equipment, and any other machinery or
138 equipment used primarily for agricultural purposes; but does not include vehicles required to be
139 registered with the Motor Vehicle Division or vehicles or other equipment used for business
140 purposes other than farming.
141 (14) "Geothermal fluid" means water in any form at temperatures greater than 120
142 degrees centigrade naturally present in a geothermal system.
143 (15) "Geothermal resource" means:
144 (a) the natural heat of the earth at temperatures greater than 120 degrees centigrade;
146 (b) the energy, in whatever form, including pressure, present in, resulting from, created
147 by, or which may be extracted from that natural heat, directly or through a material medium.
148 (16) (a) "Goodwill" means:
149 (i) acquired goodwill that is reported as goodwill on the books and records:
150 (A) of a taxpayer; and
151 (B) that are maintained for financial reporting purposes; or
152 (ii) the ability of a business to:
153 (A) generate income:
154 (I) that exceeds a normal rate of return on assets; and
155 (II) resulting from a factor described in Subsection (16)(b); or
156 (B) obtain an economic or competitive advantage resulting from a factor described in
157 Subsection (16)(b).
158 (b) The following factors apply to Subsection (16)(a)(ii):
159 (i) superior management skills;
160 (ii) reputation;
161 (iii) customer relationships;
162 (iv) patronage; or
163 (v) a factor similar to Subsections (16)(b)(i) through (iv).
164 (c) "Goodwill" does not include:
165 (i) the intangible property described in Subsection (20)(a) or (b);
166 (ii) locational attributes of real property, including:
167 (A) zoning;
168 (B) location;
169 (C) view;
170 (D) a geographic feature;
171 (E) an easement;
172 (F) a covenant;
173 (G) proximity to raw materials;
174 (H) the condition of surrounding property; or
175 (I) proximity to markets;
176 (iii) value attributable to the identification of an improvement to real property,
178 (A) reputation of the designer, builder, or architect of the improvement;
179 (B) a name given to, or associated with, the improvement; or
180 (C) the historic significance of an improvement; or
181 (iv) the enhancement or assemblage value specifically attributable to the interrelation
182 of the existing tangible property in place working together as a unit.
183 (17) "Governing body" means:
184 (a) for a county, city, or town, the legislative body of the county, city, or town;
185 (b) for a local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities -
186 Local Districts, the local district's board of trustees;
187 (c) for a school district, the local board of education; or
188 (d) for a special service district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District
190 (i) the legislative body of the county or municipality that created the special service
191 district, to the extent that the county or municipal legislative body has not delegated authority
192 to an administrative control board established under Section 17D-1-301 ; or
193 (ii) the administrative control board, to the extent that the county or municipal
194 legislative body has delegated authority to an administrative control board established under
195 Section 17D-1-301 .
196 (18) (a) For purposes of Section 59-2-103 :
197 (i) "household" means the association of persons who live in the same dwelling,
198 sharing its furnishings, facilities, accommodations, and expenses; and
199 (ii) "household" includes married individuals, who are not legally separated, that have
200 established domiciles at separate locations within the state.
201 (b) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
202 commission may make rules defining the term "domicile."
203 (19) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (19)(c), "improvement" means a building,
204 structure, fixture, fence, or other item that is permanently attached to land, regardless of
205 whether the title has been acquired to the land, if:
206 (i) (A) attachment to land is essential to the operation or use of the item; and
207 (B) the manner of attachment to land suggests that the item will remain attached to the
208 land in the same place over the useful life of the item; or
209 (ii) removal of the item would:
210 (A) cause substantial damage to the item; or
211 (B) require substantial alteration or repair of a structure to which the item is attached.
212 (b) "Improvement" includes:
213 (i) an accessory to an item described in Subsection (19)(a) if the accessory is:
214 (A) essential to the operation of the item described in Subsection (19)(a); and
215 (B) installed solely to serve the operation of the item described in Subsection (19)(a);
217 (ii) an item described in Subsection (19)(a) that:
218 (A) is temporarily detached from the land for repairs; and
219 (B) remains located on the land.
220 (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (19)(a) and (b), "improvement" does not include:
221 (i) an item considered to be personal property pursuant to rules made in accordance
222 with Section 59-2-107 ;
223 (ii) a moveable item that is attached to land:
224 (A) for stability only; or
225 (B) for an obvious temporary purpose;
226 (iii) (A) manufacturing equipment and machinery; or
227 (B) essential accessories to manufacturing equipment and machinery;
228 (iv) an item attached to the land in a manner that facilitates removal without substantial
229 damage to:
230 (A) the land; or
231 (B) the item; or
232 (v) a transportable factory-built housing unit as defined in Section 59-2-1502 if that
233 transportable factory-built housing unit is considered to be personal property under Section
234 59-2-1503 .
235 (20) "Intangible property" means:
236 (a) property that is capable of private ownership separate from tangible property,
238 (i) money;
239 (ii) credits;
240 (iii) bonds;
241 (iv) stocks;
242 (v) representative property;
243 (vi) franchises;
244 (vii) licenses;
245 (viii) trade names;
246 (ix) copyrights; and
247 (x) patents;
248 (b) a low-income housing tax credit;
249 (c) goodwill; or
250 (d) a renewable energy tax credit or incentive, including:
251 (i) a federal renewable energy production tax credit under Section 45, Internal Revenue
253 (ii) a federal energy credit for qualified renewable electricity production facilities under
254 Section 48, Internal Revenue Code;
255 (iii) a federal grant for a renewable energy property under American Recovery and
256 Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-5, Section 1603; and
257 (iv) a tax credit under Subsection 59-7-614 (2)(c).
258 (21) "Low-income housing tax credit" means:
259 (a) a federal low-income housing tax credit under Section 42, Internal Revenue Code;
261 (b) a low-income housing tax credit under:
262 (i) Section 59-7-607 ; or
263 (ii) Section 59-10-1010 .
264 (22) "Metalliferous minerals" includes gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, and uranium.
265 (23) "Mine" means a natural deposit of either metalliferous or nonmetalliferous
266 valuable mineral.
267 (24) "Mining" means the process of producing, extracting, leaching, evaporating, or
268 otherwise removing a mineral from a mine.
269 (25) (a) "Mobile flight equipment" means tangible personal property that is:
270 (i) owned or operated by an:
271 (A) air charter service;
272 (B) air contract service; or
273 (C) airline; and
274 (ii) (A) capable of flight;
275 (B) attached to an aircraft that is capable of flight; or
276 (C) contained in an aircraft that is capable of flight if the tangible personal property is
277 intended to be used:
278 (I) during multiple flights;
279 (II) during a takeoff, flight, or landing; and
280 (III) as a service provided by an air charter service, air contract service, or airline.
281 (b) (i) "Mobile flight equipment" does not include a spare part other than a spare
282 engine that is rotated:
283 (A) at regular intervals; and
284 (B) with an engine that is attached to the aircraft.
285 (ii) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
286 commission may make rules defining the term "regular intervals."
287 (26) "Nonmetalliferous minerals" includes, but is not limited to, oil, gas, coal, salts,
288 sand, rock, gravel, and all carboniferous materials.
289 (27) "Personal property" includes:
290 (a) every class of property as defined in Subsection (28) [
291 ownership and not included within the meaning of the terms "real estate" and "improvements";
292 (b) gas and water mains and pipes laid in roads, streets, or alleys;
293 (c) bridges and ferries;
294 (d) livestock, which, for the purposes of the exemption provided under Section
295 59-2-1112 , means all domestic animals, honeybees, poultry, fur-bearing animals, and fish; and
296 (e) outdoor advertising structures as defined in Section 72-7-502 .
297 (28) (a) "Property" means property that is subject to assessment and taxation according
298 to its value.
299 (b) "Property" does not include intangible property as defined in this section.
300 (29) "Public utility," for purposes of this chapter, means the operating property of a
301 railroad, gas corporation, oil or gas transportation or pipeline company, coal slurry pipeline
302 company, electrical corporation, telephone corporation, sewerage corporation, or heat
303 corporation where the company performs the service for, or delivers the commodity to, the
304 public generally or companies serving the public generally, or in the case of a gas corporation
305 or an electrical corporation, where the gas or electricity is sold or furnished to any member or
306 consumers within the state for domestic, commercial, or industrial use. Public utility also
307 means the operating property of any entity or person defined under Section 54-2-1 except water
309 (30) "Real estate" or "real property" includes:
310 (a) the possession of, claim to, ownership of, or right to the possession of land;
311 (b) all mines, minerals, and quarries in and under the land, all timber belonging to
312 individuals or corporations growing or being on the lands of this state or the United States, and
313 all rights and privileges appertaining to these; and
314 (c) improvements.
315 (31) "Relationship with an owner of the property's land surface rights" means a
316 relationship described in Subsection 267(b), Internal Revenue Code:
317 (a) except that notwithstanding Subsection 267(b), Internal Revenue Code, the term
318 25% shall be substituted for the term 50% in Subsection 267(b), Internal Revenue Code; and
319 (b) using the ownership rules of Subsection 267(c), Internal Revenue Code, for
320 determining the ownership of stock.
322 under this chapter, means any property used for residential purposes as a primary residence. It
323 does not include property used for transient residential use or condominiums used in rental
325 (33) "Split estate mineral rights owner" means a person who:
326 (a) has a legal right to extract a mineral from property;
327 (b) does not hold more than a 25% interest in:
328 (i) the land surface rights of the property where the wellhead is located; or
329 (ii) an entity with an ownership interest in the land surface rights of the property where
330 the wellhead is located;
331 (c) is not an entity in which the owner of the land surface rights of the property where
332 the wellhead is located holds more than a 25% interest; and
333 (d) does not have a relationship with an owner of the land surface rights of the property
334 where the wellhead is located.
336 (i) any commercial vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer which operates interstate or intrastate
337 to transport passengers, freight, merchandise, or other property for hire; or
338 (ii) any commercial vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer which operates interstate and
339 transports the vehicle owner's goods or property in furtherance of the owner's commercial
341 (b) "State-assessed commercial vehicle" does not include vehicles used for hire which
342 are specified in Subsection (8)(c) as county-assessed commercial vehicles.
344 allowed for residential property under Section 59-2-103 .
346 of one or more taxing entities.
348 district, local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local
349 Districts, or other political subdivision of the state with the authority to levy a tax on property.
351 extended on the assessment roll and may be maintained on the same record or records as the
352 assessment roll or may be maintained on a separate record properly indexed to the assessment
353 roll. It includes tax books, tax lists, and other similar materials.
354 Section 2. Section 59-2-503 is amended to read:
355 59-2-503. Qualifications for agricultural use assessment.
356 (1) For general property tax purposes, land may be assessed on the basis of the value
357 that the land has for agricultural use if the land:
358 (a) is not less than five contiguous acres in area, except that land may be assessed on
359 the basis of the value that the land has for agricultural use:
360 (i) if:
361 (A) the land is devoted to agricultural use in conjunction with other eligible acreage;
363 (B) the land and the other eligible acreage described in Subsection (1)(a)(i)(A) have
364 identical legal ownership; or
365 (ii) as provided under Subsection (4); and
366 (b) except as provided in Subsection (5) or (6):
367 (i) is actively devoted to agricultural use; and
368 (ii) has been actively devoted to agricultural use for at least two successive years
369 immediately preceding the tax year for which the land is being assessed under this part.
370 (2) In determining whether land is actively devoted to agricultural use, production per
371 acre for a given county or area and a given type of land shall be determined by using the first
372 applicable of the following:
373 (a) production levels reported in the current publication of the Utah Agricultural
375 (b) current crop budgets developed and published by Utah State University; and
376 (c) other acceptable standards of agricultural production designated by the commission
377 by rule adopted in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
379 (3) Land may be assessed on the basis of the land's agricultural value if the land:
380 (a) is subject to the privilege tax imposed by Section 59-4-101 ;
381 (b) is owned by the state or any of the state's political subdivisions; and
382 (c) meets the requirements of Subsection (1).
383 (4) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), the commission or a county board of
384 equalization may grant a waiver of the acreage limitation for land upon:
385 (a) appeal by the owner; and
386 (b) submission of proof that:
387 (i) 80% or more of the owner's, purchaser's, or lessee's income is derived from
388 agricultural products produced on the property in question; or
389 (ii) (A) the failure to meet the acreage requirement arose solely as a result of an
390 acquisition by a governmental entity by:
391 (I) eminent domain; or
392 (II) the threat or imminence of an eminent domain proceeding;
393 (B) the land is actively devoted to agricultural use; and
394 (C) no change occurs in the ownership of the land.
395 (5) (a) [
396 equalization may grant a waiver of the requirement that the land is actively devoted to
397 agricultural use for the tax year for which the land is being assessed under this part upon:
398 (i) appeal by the owner; and
399 (ii) submission of proof that:
400 (A) the land was assessed on the basis of agricultural use for at least two years
401 immediately preceding that tax year; and
402 (B) the failure to meet the agricultural production requirements for that tax year was
403 due to no fault or act of the owner, purchaser, or lessee.
404 (b) As used in Subsection (5)(a), "fault" does not include:
405 (i) intentional planting of crops or trees which, because of the maturation period, do
406 not give the owner, purchaser, or lessee a reasonable opportunity to satisfy the production
407 levels required for land actively devoted to agricultural use; or
408 (ii) implementation of a bona fide range improvement program, crop rotation program,
409 or other similar accepted cultural practices which do not give the owner, purchaser, or lessee a
410 reasonable opportunity to satisfy the production levels required for land actively devoted to
411 agricultural use.
412 (6) Land that otherwise qualifies for assessment under this part qualifies for assessment
413 under this part in the first year the land resumes being actively devoted to agricultural use if:
414 (a) the land becomes ineligible for assessment under this part only as a result of a split
415 estate mineral rights owner exercising the right to extract a mineral; and
416 (b) the land qualified for assessment under this part in the year immediately preceding
417 the year the land became ineligible for assessment under this part only as a result of a split
418 estate mineral rights owner exercising the right to extract a mineral.
420 of the value that the land has for agricultural use does not lose that qualification by becoming
421 subject to a forest stewardship plan developed under Section 65A-8a-106 under which the land
422 is subject to a temporary period of limited use or nonuse.
423 Section 3. Section 59-2-506 is amended to read:
424 59-2-506. Rollback tax -- Penalty -- Computation of tax -- Procedure -- Lien --
425 Interest -- Notice -- Collection -- Distribution -- Appeal to county board of equalization.
426 (1) Except as provided in this section, Section 59-2-506.5 , or Section 59-2-511 , if land
427 is withdrawn from this part, the land is subject to a rollback tax imposed in accordance with
428 this section.
429 (2) (a) An owner shall notify the county assessor that land is withdrawn from this part
430 within 120 days after the day on which the land is withdrawn from this part.
431 (b) An owner that fails to notify the county assessor under Subsection (2)(a) that land is
432 withdrawn from this part is subject to a penalty equal to the greater of:
433 (i) $10; or
434 (ii) 2% of the rollback tax due for the last year of the rollback period.
435 (3) (a) The county assessor shall determine the amount of the rollback tax by
436 computing the difference for the rollback period described in Subsection (3)(b) between:
437 (i) the tax paid while the land was assessed under this part; and
438 (ii) the tax that would have been paid had the property not been assessed under this
440 (b) For purposes of this section, the rollback period is a time period that:
441 (i) begins on the later of:
442 (A) the date the land is first assessed under this part; or
443 (B) five years preceding the day on which the county assessor mails the notice required
444 by Subsection (5); and
445 (ii) ends the day on which the county assessor mails the notice required by Subsection
447 (4) (a) The county treasurer shall:
448 (i) collect the rollback tax; and
449 (ii) after the rollback tax is paid, certify to the county recorder that the rollback tax lien
450 on the property has been satisfied by:
451 (A) preparing a document that certifies that the rollback tax lien on the property has
452 been satisfied; and
453 (B) providing the document described in Subsection (4)(a)(ii)(A) to the county recorder
454 for recordation.
455 (b) The rollback tax collected under this section shall:
456 (i) be paid into the county treasury; and
457 (ii) be paid by the county treasurer to the various taxing entities pro rata in accordance
458 with the property tax levies for the current year.
459 (5) (a) The county assessor shall mail to an owner of the land that is subject to a
460 rollback tax a notice that:
461 (i) the land is withdrawn from this part;
462 (ii) the land is subject to a rollback tax under this section; and
463 (iii) the rollback tax is delinquent if the owner of the land does not pay the tax within
464 30 days after the day on which the county assessor mails the notice.
465 (b) (i) The rollback tax is due and payable on the day the county assessor mails the
466 notice required by Subsection (5)(a).
467 (ii) Subject to Subsection (7), the rollback tax is delinquent if an owner of the land that
468 is withdrawn from this part does not pay the rollback tax within 30 days after the day on which
469 the county assessor mails the notice required by Subsection (5)(a).
470 (6) (a) Subject to Subsection (6)(b), the following are a lien on the land assessed under
471 this part:
472 (i) the rollback tax; and
473 (ii) interest imposed in accordance with Subsection (7).
474 (b) The lien described in Subsection (6)(a) shall:
475 (i) arise upon the imposition of the rollback tax under this section;
476 (ii) end on the day on which the rollback tax and interest imposed in accordance with
477 Subsection (7) are paid in full; and
478 (iii) relate back to the first day of the rollback period described in Subsection (3)(b).
479 (7) (a) A delinquent rollback tax under this section shall accrue interest:
480 (i) from the date of delinquency until paid; and
481 (ii) at the interest rate established under Section 59-2-1331 and in effect on January 1
482 of the year in which the delinquency occurs.
483 (b) A rollback tax that is delinquent on September 1 of any year shall be included on
484 the notice required by Section 59-2-1317 , along with interest calculated on that delinquent
485 amount through November 30 of the year in which the notice under Section 59-2-1317 is
487 (8) (a) Land that becomes ineligible for assessment under this part only as a result of an
488 amendment to this part is not subject to the rollback tax if the owner of the land notifies the
489 county assessor that the land is withdrawn from this part in accordance with Subsection (2).
490 (b) Land described in Subsection (8)(a) that is withdrawn from this part as a result of
491 an event other than an amendment to this part, whether voluntary or involuntary, is subject to
492 the rollback tax.
493 (9) Except as provided in Section 59-2-511 , land that becomes exempt from taxation
494 under Utah Constitution Article XIII, Section 3, is not subject to the rollback tax if the land
495 meets the requirements of Section 59-2-503 to be assessed under this part.
496 (10) Land that becomes ineligible for assessment under this part only as a result of a
497 split estate mineral rights owner exercising the right to extract a mineral is not subject to the
498 rollback tax:
499 (a) (i) for the portion of the land required by a split estate mineral rights owner to
500 extract a mineral if, after the split estate mineral rights owner exercises the right to extract a
501 mineral, the portion of the property that remains in agricultural production still meets the
502 acreage requirements of Section 59-2-503 for assessment under this part; or
503 (ii) for the entire acreage that would otherwise qualify for assessment under this part if,
504 after the split estate mineral rights owner exercises the right to extract a mineral, the entire
505 acreage that would otherwise qualify for assessment under this part no longer meets the acreage
506 requirements of Section 59-2-503 for assessment under this part only due to the extraction of
507 the mineral by the split estate mineral rights owner; and
508 (b) for the period of time that the property described in Subsection (10)(a) is ineligible
509 for assessment under this part due to the extraction of a mineral by the split estate mineral
510 rights owner.
512 county board of equalization:
513 (i) a decision by a county assessor to withdraw land from assessment under this part; or
514 (ii) the imposition of a rollback tax under this section.
515 (b) An owner shall file an appeal under Subsection [
516 after the day on which the county assessor mails the notice required by Subsection (5).
517 Section 4. Retrospective operation.
518 This bill has retrospective operation to January 1, 2013.
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