HCS/SB 869 - This act modifies several provisions relating to political subdivisions, including: (1) audits of community improvement districts; (2) sheltered workshops; (3) TIF commissions; and (4) LLC property ownership.
AUDITS OF COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS (Section 67.1471)
Under this act community improvement districts may be audited by the state auditor in the same manner as state agencies.
This provision is identical to SB 1002 (2016).
SHELTERED WORKSHOPS (Sections 70.210 and 99.845)
Under current law, county boards, upon voter approval, may levy a property tax for the purpose of establishing and maintaining county sheltered workshops, residences, facilities, and/or other related services. This act would prohibit the adoption of any tax increment financing from superseding, altering, or reducing the sheltered workshop levy.
This act also adds sheltered workshop boards to the definition of "political subdivision" for purposes of a law that allows political subdivisions to cooperate with other political subdivisions, federal or state agencies, other states and their political subdivisions, or private entities for the construction, acquisition, or operation of a facility or for a common service.
TIF COMMISSIONS (Sections 99.805, 99.820, and 99.825)
For tax increment financing (TIF) projects approved over a recommendation in opposition by the TIF commission in St. Charles, Jefferson, and St. Louis Counties, the economic activity taxes and payments in lieu of taxes cannot exceed the redevelopment project costs for demolition of buildings and the clearing and grading of land.
This act also specifies that approval by a TIF Commission in St. Charles, Jefferson, and St. Louis Counties requires a majority of the commissioners voting to vote for approval. A tied vote will be considered a recommendation of opposition. TIF commissions must retain certain records and make these records available to the public.
These provisions are identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 1434 and similar to SCS/SB 805 (2016), SS/SCS/SB 774 (2014), HB 1512 (2014), and HB 1518 (2014).
LLC PROPERTY OWNERSHIP (Section 347.048)
Currently, limited liability companies leasing real property to others or owning unoccupied real property in Kansas City must file an affidavit with the city clerk listing the manager of the property. This act requires the affidavit to name a natural person with control of the property and his or her street address.
If the person who manages the property changes, the LLC must file a new affidavit listing a successor manager within 30 days. No LLC may be charged a fee for filing a required affidavit. If an LLC required to file an affidavit fails to file an affidavit, any person adversely affected or the city may petition the court to direct the filing of an affidavit.
This provisions is identical to SB 693 (2016), HB 1708 (2016), SCS/SB 335 (2015), the perfected version of HCS/HB 864 (2015) and a provision in HCS/HB 1154 (2015).
HA#1: MODIFIES PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO LOBBYIST EXPENDITURES