Third Substitute H.B. 243
7 Jacob L. Anderegg
8 Johnny Anderson
9 Stewart BarlowMelvin R. Brown
James A. Dunnigan
John KnotwellCurtis Oda
Dixon M. Pitcher
Larry B. Wiley 10
11 LONG TITLE
12 General Description:
13 This bill amends Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 12, the Utah Venture Capital Enhancement
15 Highlighted Provisions:
16 This bill:
17 . amends the membership of the Utah Capital Investment Board by adding a member
18 of the Senate and a member of the House of Representatives;
19 . amends the quorum requirements of the Utah Capital Investment Board;
20 . requires that the annual report and the annual audit for the Utah fund of funds be
21 completed on or before September 1 for the previous calendar year;
22 . describes additional information required in the annual report and audit;
23 . provides that the aggregate outstanding certificates may not exceed a total of
24 $150,000,000 for a loan guarantee;
25 . provides that the aggregate outstanding certificates may not exceed a total of
26 $75,000,000 for a guarantee of equity investments in the Utah fund of funds; and
27 . makes technical changes.
28 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
30 Other Special Clauses:
31 This bill coordinates with S.B. 31, State Agency Reporting Amendments, by providing
32 superceding substantive and technical amendments.
33 Utah Code Sections Affected:
35 63M-1-1203 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 18 and renumbered and
36 amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
37 63M-1-1205 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 286
38 63M-1-1206 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
39 63M-1-1214 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 18 and renumbered and
40 amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
41 63M-1-1217 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
42 63M-1-1218 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 342
43 Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
44 63M-1-1206 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 242
46 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
47 Section 1. Section 63M-1-1203 is amended to read:
48 63M-1-1203. Definitions.
49 As used in this part:
50 (1) "Board" means the Utah Capital Investment Board.
51 (2) "Certificate" means a contract between the board and a designated investor under
52 which a contingent tax credit is available and issued to the designated investor.
53 (3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), "claimant" means a resident or
54 nonresident person.
55 (b) "Claimant" does not include an estate or trust.
56 (4) "Commitment" means a written commitment by a designated purchaser to purchase
57 from the board certificates presented to the board for redemption by a designated investor.
58 Each commitment shall state the dollar amount of contingent tax credits that the designated
59 purchaser has committed to purchase from the board.
60 (5) "Contingent tax credit" means a contingent tax credit issued under this part that is
61 available against tax liabilities imposed by Title 59, Chapter 7, Corporate Franchise and
62 Income Taxes, or Title 59, Chapter 10, Individual Income Tax Act, if there are insufficient
63 funds in the redemption reserve and the board has not exercised other options for redemption
64 under Subsection 63M-1-1220 (3)(b).
65 (6) "Corporation" means the Utah Capital Investment Corporation created under
66 Section 63M-1-1207 .
67 (7) "Designated investor" means:
68 (a) a person who makes a private investment; or
69 (b) a transferee of a certificate or contingent tax credit.
70 (8) "Designated purchaser" means:
71 (a) a person who enters into a written undertaking with the board to purchase a
72 commitment; or
73 (b) a transferee who assumes the obligations to make the purchase described in the
75 (9) "Estate" means a nonresident estate or a resident estate.
76 (10) "Person" means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, corporation,
77 association, organization, business trust, estate, trust, or any other legal or commercial entity.
78 (11) "Private investment" means:
79 (a) an equity interest in the Utah fund of funds; or
80 (b) a loan to [
81 funds initiated before July 1, 2014, including a loan refinanced on or after July 1, 2014, that
82 was originated before July 1, 2014.
83 (12) "Redemption reserve" means the reserve established by the corporation to
84 facilitate the cash redemption of certificates.
85 (13) "Taxpayer" means a taxpayer:
86 (a) of an investor; and
87 (b) if that taxpayer is a:
88 (i) claimant;
89 (ii) estate; or
90 (iii) trust.
91 (14) "Trust" means a nonresident trust or a resident trust.
92 (15) "Utah fund of funds" means a limited partnership or limited liability company
93 established under Section 63M-1-1213 in which a designated investor purchases an equity
95 Section 2. Section 63M-1-1205 is amended to read:
96 63M-1-1205. Board members -- Meetings -- Expenses.
97 (1) (a) The board shall consist of [
99 (i) [
100 (ii) [
101 (iii) three [
103 (iv) a member of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate; and
104 (v) a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of
107 terms with the initial terms of the first three members to be four years for one member, three
108 years for one member, and two years for one member.
109 (c) The governor shall appoint members of the board based on demonstrated expertise
110 and competence in:
111 (i) the supervision of investment managers;
112 (ii) the fiduciary management of investment funds; or
113 (iii) the management and administration of tax credit allocation programs.
114 (2) When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board for any reason, the vacancy
115 shall be:
116 (a) filled in the same manner as the appointment of the original member; and
117 (b) for the unexpired term of the board member being replaced.
118 (3) Appointed members of the board may not serve more than two full consecutive
119 terms except [
120 term is in the best interest of the state.
121 (4) [
122 business and exercising board power[
125 (b) If a quorum is present, the action of a majority of members present is the action of
126 the board.
127 (5) (a) A member who is not a legislator may not receive compensation or benefits for
128 the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
132 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
133 (b) Compensation and expenses of a board member who is a legislator are governed by
134 Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and Expenses.
141 of the rights, privileges, and immunities of a governmental entity of the state, including all of
142 the rights and benefits conferred under Title 63G, Chapter 7, Governmental Immunity Act of
145 information identified in Subsection 63M-1-1224 (3), are subject to Title 52, Chapter 4, Open
146 and Public Meetings Act.
147 Section 3. Section 63M-1-1206 is amended to read:
148 63M-1-1206. Board duties and powers.
149 (1) The board shall:
150 (a) establish criteria and procedures for the allocation and issuance of contingent tax
151 credits to designated investors by means of certificates issued by the board, provided that a
152 contingent tax credit may not be issued unless the Utah fund of funds:
153 (i) first agrees to treat the amount of the tax credit redeemed by the state as a loan from
154 the state to the Utah fund of funds; and
155 (ii) agrees to repay the loan upon terms and conditions established by the board;
156 (b) establish criteria and procedures for assessing the likelihood of future certificate
157 redemptions by designated investors, including:
158 (i) criteria and procedures for evaluating the value of investments made by the Utah
159 fund of funds; and
160 (ii) the returns from the Utah fund of funds;
161 (c) establish criteria and procedures for registering and redeeming contingent tax
162 credits by designated investors holding certificates issued by the board;
163 (d) establish a target rate of return or range of returns [
164 for the investment portfolio of the Utah fund of funds;
165 (e) establish criteria and procedures governing commitments obtained by the board
166 from designated purchasers including:
167 (i) entering into commitments with designated purchasers; and
168 (ii) drawing on commitments to redeem certificates from designated investors;
169 (f) have power to:
170 (i) expend funds;
171 (ii) invest funds;
172 (iii) issue debt and borrow funds;
173 (iv) enter into contracts;
174 (v) insure against loss; and
175 (vi) perform any other act necessary to carry out its purpose; and
176 (g) make, amend, and repeal rules for the conduct of its affairs, consistent with this part
177 and in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
178 (2) (a) All rules made by the board under Subsection (1)(g) are subject to review by the
179 Legislative Management Committee:
180 (i) whenever made, modified, or repealed; and
181 (ii) in each even-numbered year.
182 (b) Subsection (2)(a) does not preclude the legislative Administrative Rules Review
183 Committee from reviewing and taking appropriate action on any rule made, amended, or
184 repealed by the board.
185 (3) (a) The criteria and procedures established by the board for the allocation and
186 issuance of contingent tax credits shall:
187 (i) include the contingencies that must be met for a certificate and its related tax credits
188 to be:
189 (A) issued by the board;
190 (B) transferred by a designated investor; and
191 (C) redeemed by a designated investor in order to receive a contingent tax credit; and
192 (ii) tie the contingencies for redemption of certificates to:
193 (A) the targeted rates of return and scheduled redemptions of equity interests purchased
194 by designated investors in the Utah fund of funds; and
195 (B) the scheduled principal and interest payments payable to designated investors that
196 have made loans [
197 refinanced on or after July 1, 2014, that was originated before July 1, 2014, to the Utah fund of
199 (b) The board may not issue contingent tax credits under this part [
200 1, 2004.
201 (4) (a) The board may charge a placement fee to the Utah fund of funds for the
202 issuance of a certificate and related contingent tax credit to a designated investor.
203 (b) The fee shall:
204 (i) be charged only to pay for reasonable and necessary costs of the board; and
205 (ii) not exceed .5% of the private investment of the designated investor.
206 (5) The board's criteria and procedures for redeeming certificates:
207 (a) shall give priority to the redemption amount from the available funds in the
208 redemption reserve; and
209 (b) to the extent there are insufficient funds in the redemption reserve to redeem
210 certificates, shall grant the board the option to redeem certificates:
211 (i) by certifying a contingent tax credit to the designated investor; or
212 (ii) by making demand on designated purchasers consistent with the requirements of
213 Section 63M-1-1221 .
214 (6) (a) The board shall, in consultation with the corporation, publish on or before
215 September 1 an annual report of the activities conducted by the Utah fund of funds, and submit
216 the report to the governor [
217 Appropriations Subcommittee[
218 Retirement and Independent Entities Committee.
219 (b) The annual report shall:
220 (i) be designed to provide clear, accurate, and accessible information to the public, the
221 governor, and the Legislature;
224 (iii) include a detailed balance sheet, revenue and expenses statement, and cash flow
226 (iv) include detailed information regarding new fund commitments made during the
227 year, including the amount of money committed;
228 (v) include the net annual rate of return of the Utah fund of funds for the reported year,
229 and the net rate of return from the inception of the Utah fund of funds, after accounting for all
230 expenses, including administrative and financing costs;
231 (vi) include detailed information regarding:
232 (A) realized gains from investments and any realized losses; and
233 (B) unrealized gains and any unrealized losses based on the net present value of
234 ongoing investments;
235 (vii) include detailed information regarding all yearly expenditures, including:
236 (A) administrative, operating, and financing costs;
237 (B) aggregate compensation information separated by full- and part-time employees,
238 including benefit and travel expenses; and
239 (C) expenses related to the allocation manager;
240 (viii) include detailed information regarding all funding sources for administrative,
241 operations, and financing expenses, including expenses charged by or to the Utah fund of
242 funds, including management and placement fees;
244 implementing its investment plan and provide a general description of the investment plan;
246 (x) for each individual fund that the Utah fund of funds is invested in that represents at
247 least 5% of the net assets of the Utah fund of funds, include the name of the fund, the total
248 value of the fund, the fair market value of the Utah fund of funds' investment in the fund, and
249 the percentage of the total value of the fund held by the Utah fund of funds;
250 (xi) include a list of each company in the state where an investment was made from a
251 fund that the Utah fund of funds is invested in, and provide an aggregate count of new full-time
252 employees in the state added by all companies where investments were made by funds that the
253 Utah fund of funds is invested in;
254 (xii) include an aggregate total value for all funds the Utah fund of funds is invested in,
255 and an aggregate total amount of money invested in the state by the funds the Utah fund of
256 funds is invested in;
258 (xiv) include actual and estimated potential appropriations the Legislature will be
259 required to provide as a result of redeemed certificates or tax credits during the following five
261 (xv) include an evaluation of the state's progress in accomplishing the purposes stated
262 in Section 63M-1-1202 ; and
263 (xvi) be directly accessible to the public via a link from the main page of the Utah fund
264 of fund's website.
265 (c) The annual report may not identify [
266 redeemed or transferred a certificate.
271 Section 4. Section 63M-1-1214 is amended to read:
272 63M-1-1214. Compensation from the Utah fund of funds to the corporation --
273 Redemption reserve.
274 (1) The corporation shall be compensated for its involvement in the Utah fund of funds
275 through the payment of the management fee described in Section 63M-1-1211 .
276 (2) Before any returns may be reinvested in the Utah fund of funds:
277 (a) [
278 the Utah fund of funds of any outstanding loans;
279 (b) any returns in excess of those payable to designated investors shall be deposited in
280 the redemption reserve and held by the corporation as a first priority reserve for the redemption
281 of certificates[
283 in the redemption reserve shall be added to the redemption reserve until it has reached a total of
288 (3) Funds held by the corporation in the redemption reserve shall be invested in
289 accordance with Title 51, Chapter 7, State Money Management Act.
290 Section 5. Section 63M-1-1217 is amended to read:
291 63M-1-1217. Annual audits.
292 (1) Each calendar year, an audit of the activities of the Utah fund of funds shall be
293 made as described in this section.
294 (2) (a) The audit shall be conducted by:
295 (i) the state auditor; or
296 (ii) an independent auditor engaged by the state auditor.
297 (b) An independent auditor used under Subsection (2)(a)(ii) must have no business,
298 contractual, or other connection to:
299 (i) the corporation; or
300 (ii) the Utah fund of funds.
301 (3) The corporation shall pay the costs associated with the annual audit.
302 (4) The annual audit report shall:
303 (a) be delivered to:
304 (i) the corporation; and
305 (ii) the board; [
306 (b) include a valuation of the assets owned by the Utah fund of funds as of the end of
307 the reporting year[
308 (c) include an opinion regarding the accuracy of the information provided in the annual
309 report described in Subsection 63M-1-1206 (6); and
310 (d) be completed on or before September 1 for the previous calendar year so that it may
311 be included in the annual report described in Section 63M-1-1206 .
312 Section 6. Section 63M-1-1218 is amended to read:
313 63M-1-1218. Certificates and contingent tax credits.
314 (1) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
315 board, in consultation with the State Tax Commission, shall make rules governing the form,
316 issuance, transfer, and redemption of certificates.
317 (2) The board's issuance of certificates and related contingent tax credits to designated
318 investors is subject to the following:
319 (a) the aggregate outstanding certificates may not exceed a total of [
320 (i) $150,000,000 of contingent tax credits[
321 for the debt-based financing of investments in the Utah fund of funds, including a loan
322 refinanced using debt- or equity-based financing as described in Subsection (2)(e); and
323 (ii) $75,000,000 used as a guarantee on equity investments in the Utah fund of funds;
324 (b) the board shall issue a certificate contemporaneously with an investment in the
325 Utah fund of funds by a designated investor;
326 (c) the board shall issue contingent tax credits in a manner that not more than
327 $20,000,000 of contingent tax credits for each $100,000,000 increment of contingent tax
328 credits may be redeemable in [
329 (d) the credits are certifiable if there are insufficient funds in the redemption reserve to
330 make a cash redemption and the board does not exercise its other options under Subsection
331 63M-1-1220 (3)(b)[
332 (e) the board may not issue additional certificates as collateral or a guarantee on a loan
333 for the debt-based financing of investments in the Utah fund of funds that is initiated after July
334 1, 2014, except for a loan refinanced using debt- or equity-based financing on or after July 1,
335 2014, that was originated before July 1, 2014;
336 (f) after July 1, 2014, and on or before December 31, 2017, the board may issue
337 certificates that represent a guarantee of no more than 100% of the principal of each equity
338 investment in the Utah fund of funds; and
339 (g) the board may not issue certificates after December 31, 2017.
340 (3) In determining the [
341 in Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (ii) and the $20,000,000 limitation for each $100,000,000
342 increment of contingent tax credits in Subsection (2)(c):
343 (a) the board shall use the cumulative amount of scheduled aggregate returns on
344 certificates issued by the board to designated investors;
345 (b) certificates and related contingent tax credits [
346 included; and
347 (c) certificates and related contingent tax credits [
348 be included only to the extent of tax credits actually allowed.
349 (4) Contingent tax credits are subject to the following:
350 (a) a contingent tax credit may not be redeemed except by a designated investor in
351 accordance with the terms of a certificate from the board;
352 (b) a contingent tax credit may not be redeemed prior to the time the Utah fund of
353 funds receives full payment from the designated investor for the certificate;
354 (c) a contingent tax credit shall be claimed for a tax year that begins during the
355 calendar year maturity date stated on the certificate;
356 (d) an investor who redeems a certificate and the related contingent tax credit shall
357 allocate the amount of the contingent tax credit to the taxpayers of the investor based on the
358 taxpayer's pro rata share of the investor's earnings; and
359 (e) a contingent tax credit shall be claimed as a refundable credit.
360 (5) In calculating the amount of a contingent tax credit:
361 (a) the board shall certify a contingent tax credit only if the actual return, or payment of
362 principal and interest for a loan initiated before July 1, 2014, including a loan refinanced on or
363 after July 1, 2014, that was originated before July 1, 2014, to the designated investor is less
364 than that targeted at the issuance of the certificate;
365 (b) the amount of the contingent tax credit for a designated investor with an equity
366 interest may not exceed the difference between[
370 the Utah fund of funds and the aggregate actual return received by the designated investor and
371 any predecessor in interest of the initial equity investment and interest on the initial equity
373 (c) the rates, whether fixed rates or variable rates, shall be determined by a formula
374 stipulated in the certificate; and
375 (d) the amount of the contingent tax credit for a designated investor with [
377 1, 2014, including a loan refinanced on or after July 1, 2014, that was originated before July 1,
378 2014, shall be equal to the amount of any principal, interest, or interest equivalent unpaid at the
379 redemption of the loan or other obligation, as stipulated in the certificate.
380 (6) The board shall clearly indicate on the certificate:
381 (a) the targeted return on the invested capital, if the private investment is an equity
383 (b) the payment schedule of principal, interest, or interest equivalent, if the private
384 investment is a loan [
385 refinanced on or after July 1, 2014, that was originated before July 1, 2014;
386 (c) the amount of the initial private investment;
387 (d) the calculation formula for determining the scheduled aggregate return on the initial
388 equity investment, if applicable; and
389 (e) the calculation formula for determining the amount of the contingent tax credit that
390 may be claimed.
391 (7) Once money is invested by a designated investor, [
392 (a) is binding on the board; and
393 (b) may not be modified, terminated, or rescinded.
394 (8) Funds invested by a designated investor for a certificate shall be paid to the
395 corporation for placement in the Utah fund of funds.
396 (9) The State Tax Commission may, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
397 Administrative Rulemaking Act, and in consultation with the board, make rules to help
398 implement this section.
399 Section 7. Coordinating H.B. 243 with S.B. 31 -- Superseding substantive and
400 technical amendments.
401 If this H.B. 243 and S.B. 31, State Agency Reporting Amendments, both pass and
402 become law, it is the intent of the Legislature that the amendments to Section 63M-1-1206 in
403 this bill supersede the amendments to Section 63M-1-1206 in S.B. 31, when the Office of
404 Legislative Research and General Counsel prepares the Utah Code database for publication.
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