HCS/SS/SB 360 - This act modifies provisions relating to rural community development.
DRINKING WATER SUPPLY LAKE AUTHORITY
This act allows Sullivan and Christian counties to create a county drinking water supply lake authority to promote a safe drinking water supply through the construction, operation, and maintenance of a drinking water supply lake. The authority shall be a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of the state. Its income and property shall be exempt from state and local taxation.
The authority shall have power over the reservoir encompassing a drinking water supply lake and within the lake’s watershed to acquire or build recreational, water quality, and infrastructure improvement projects; acquire personal and real property; enter contracts; sue and be sued; accept money from and enter into agreements with private and public entities; hire employees and fix their wages; spend money; adopt rules; fix fees; issue revenue bonds; sell and supply water; adopt tax increment financing; and exercise the powers of planning and zoning.
Members of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission shall appoint members to the county drinking water supply lake authority for staggered six year terms. The appointees must, for more than five years, be registered voters in Missouri and residents of Sullivan County, and the appointees must be over the age of 25.
The water commission shall also establish the date and time for the lake authority’s first meeting where a chairman, vice chairmen, secretary and treasurer are to be elected or appointed. An executive director who is not a member of the lake authority may also be appointed who will be compensated or the secretary may be designated to act as executive director.
Surety bonds in the penal sum of $50,000 or a blanket bond covering the members of the authority, shall be purchased and conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the offices covered.
Authority members are barred from participating in any deliberations or decisions in which the member has a direct financial interest. Such members are subject to the limitations regarding the conduct of public officials provided in chapter 105.
This act defines the terms conservation storage level, costs, project, water commission, and watershed.
RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION ZONES
This act modifies provisions of the enhanced enterprise zone program to allow renewable energy generation zones to be designated as enhanced enterprise zones. Upon designation of a renewable energy generation zone as an enhanced enterprise zone, subsequent locally assessed improvements to real property may, upon adoption of an authorizing resolution or ordinance by the governing authority having jurisdiction over such zone, be exempted from real property taxes for up to twenty-five years. The act prohibits the issuance of enhanced enterprise zone tax credits for facilities that produce or generate electrical energy from a renewable energy resource.
The act also classifies hydroelectric power generating equipment as real property for property tax purposes.
This provisions is identical to SCS/HB 737 (2011).
SAWMILLS AND PLANNING MILLS
This bill classifies sawmills and planing mills as defined in the United States Department of Labor's Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC) Manual as agricultural and horticultural
property instead of commercial property for property taxation
This provision is similar to HB 112 (2011).
ADVANCEMENT OF MONEYS FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION
Under this act, the state highways and transportation commission may enter into binding highway infrastructure improvement agreements to reimburse or repay any funds advanced by or for the benefit of a county, political subdivision, or private entity to expedite state road construction or improvement.
Such highway infrastructure improvement agreements may provide for the assignment of the state highways and transportation commission's reimbursement or repayment obligations in order to facilitate the funding of such improvements.
The funds advanced by or for the benefit of the county, political subdivision, or private entity for the construction or improvement of state highway infrastructure shall be repaid by the commission from funds from the state road fund in a manner, time period, and interest rate agreed to upon by the respective parties. The commission may condition the reimbursement or repayment of such advanced funds upon projected highway revenues and may delay repayment of the advanced funds if highway revenues fall below the projections used to determine the repayment schedule or if repayment would jeopardize the receipt of federal highway moneys.
This provision is similar to a provision in HB 1008 (2011) and HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2011).
BIOMASS FACILITY TAX CREDIT
This provision creates a tax credit for biomass renewable energy facilities that create new jobs.
This provision has an emergency clause.
HA 1 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND THE COUNTIES OF BOONE, CALLAWAY, AND COLE TO CREATE AN AIRPORT AUTHORITY WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES.
HA 1 TO HA 1 - THIS AMENDMENT SPECIFIES THAT THE AIRPORT AUTHORITIES CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 305.300 MAY NOT IMPOSE A TAX IN ANY COUNTY THAT HAS NOT APPROVED SUCH A TAX.
HA 2 TO HA 1 - THE PART IN HA 1 THAT ALLOWED THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO CREATE AN AIRPORT AUTHORITY IS DELETED.
HA 2 - THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES THE MISSOURI LAW ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT ACT.
HA 3 - THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES PROVISIONS OF LAW REGARDING COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF DISTRICT REVENUES TO CONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT, INSTALL, REPAIR, MAINTAIN AND EQUIP ANY PROPERTY, DEVICE, STRUCTURE, OR EQUIPMENT NECESSARY FOR THE ACQUISITION, INSTALLATION, AND IMPROVEMENT OF ANY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY USED TO CREATE SOLAR POWER.
HA 4 - THE PRIVATE CAR AD VALOREM TAX LAW IS EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 28, 2020.
HA 5 - UNDER THIS AMENDMENT, THE STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MAY ENTER INTO BINDING HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENTS TO REIMBURSE OR REPAY, IN AN AMOUNT AND IN SUCH TERMS AGREED UPON BY THE PARTIES, ANY FUNDS ADVANCED BY OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF A COUNTY, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, OR PRIVATE ENTITY TO EXPEDITE STATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENT.
HA 6 - THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT TESTING, INSTALLING, CALIBRATING, MAINTAINING, REPAIRING, RESTORING, AND ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES ESSENTIAL TO MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, COMPOUNDING, MINING, OR PRODUCING ARE EXEMPT FROM STATE SALES AND USE TAX.
HA 7 - THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT THE ASSESSMENTS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS MAY BE COLLECTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER PROPERTY TAXES.
HA 8 - THE CITY OF EXCELSIOR SPRINGS IS AUTHORIZED TO IMPOSE, UPON VOTER APPROVAL, A RETAIL SALES TAX OF UP TO ONE PERCENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, OPERATION, AND EQUIPPING OF A COMMUNITY CENTER AND FOR RETIRING ANY BONDS ISSUED FOR THOSE PURPOSES.
HA 9 - THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS CARTER COUNTY TO IMPOSE A TRANSIENT GUESS TAX ON RV SITES, CAMPSITES AS WELL AS ROOMS IN LODGES, BED AND BREAKFASTS, AND CABINS.