H0136aaS............................................by REVENUE AND TAXATION RURAL HOME SITE DEVELOPMENT - Amends existing law to specify conditions for determining eligibility for the exemption from property taxes for certain parcels of land in a rural home site development plat; to specify events which will terminate eligibility; to provide an effective date upon loss of eligibility for the exemption; to provide for application for the exemption and an effective date; to provide that the exemption shall not apply to land which is part of a platted subdivision if there are restrictions on its use for agricultural purposes; and to define certain terms. 01/30 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/31 Rpt prt - to Rev/Tax 03/06 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/07 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/11 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-2-1 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst(Wallace), Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Bieter, Tilman Absent and excused -- Schaefer Floor Sponsor - Raybould Title apvd - to Senate 03/12 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Loc Gov 03/21 Rpt out - to 14th Ord 04/07 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen 04/08 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 04/09 To 14th Ord
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 136 BY REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO PARTIAL EXEMPTION FOR PARCELS OF LAND IN A RURAL HOME SITE DEVEL- 3 OPMENT PLAT; AMENDING SECTION 63-602FF, IDAHO CODE, AS ADDED BY SECTION 2, 4 CHAPTER 341, LAWS OF 2002, TO SPECIFY CONDITIONS FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBIL- 5 ITY FOR THE EXEMPTION, TO SPECIFY EVENTS WHICH WILL TERMINATE ELIGIBILITY, 6 TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE UPON LOSS OF ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXEMPTION, 7 TO PROVIDE FOR APPLICATION FOR THE EXEMPTION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE, TO 8 PROVIDE THAT THE EXEMPTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO LAND WHICH IS PART OF A 9 PLATTED SUBDIVISION IF THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS ON ITS USE FOR AGRICULTURAL 10 PURPOSES AND TO DEFINE "IMPROVEMENT," "OWNER," "PARCEL," AND "SALE"; 11 AMENDING SECTION 63-604, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION TO THE PROHI- 12 BITION ON CLASSIFYING OR VALUING LAND AS AGRICULTURAL WHEN IT IS PART OF A 13 RURAL HOME SITE PLATTED SUBDIVISION; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND PROVIDING 14 RETROACTIVE APPLICATION. 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 16 SECTION 1. That Section 63-602FF, Idaho Code, as added by Section 2, 17 Chapter 341, Laws of 2002, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as fol- 18 lows: 19 63-602FF. PARTIAL EXEMPTION FOR PARCELS OF LAND IN A RURAL HOME SITE 20 DEVELOPMENT PLAT. (1) Each parcel of land in a rural home site development 21 plat previouslyshall be eligible for the exemption pursuant to section 22 63-602K, Idaho Code, only if: 23 (a) At the time the plat was approved and recorded with the county, the 24 land was actively devoted to agriculture as defined in subsection (1)(a) 25 of section 63-604, Idaho Code, except there shall be no requirement for 26 total area of land actively devoted to agriculture; and 27 (b) Such parcel of land was, on or after January 1, 2002, actively 28 devoted to agriculture as defined in subsection (1)(a) of section 63-604, 29 Idaho Code, except there shall be no requirement for total area of land 30 actively devoted to agriculture. 31 (2) Such parcel shall continue to be eligible for the exemption until 32 such time as any one (1) of the following events occurs: 33 (a) The parcel fails to meet the definition of land actively devoted to 34 agriculture as defined in subsection (1) of this section, provided how- 35 ever, that the recording of a plat of subdivision shall not, by itself, 36 cause such failure; or 37 (b) The parcel is sold by the owner; or 38 (c) The owner leases the parcel for a nonagricultural purpose; or 39 (d) Any construction which qualifies as an improvement s are beingto the 40 site is built upon the parcel . Once construction of the improvements has41 begun, no acreage in the parcel shall be eligible for the exemption pursu-42 ant to section 63-602K, Idaho Code, unless the requirements of the exemp-43 tion have been met.; or 2 1 (e) The rural home site development is annexed into a city. 2 (3) When any one (1) of the events specified in subsection (2) of this 3 section occurs, loss of the exemption shall become effective in the tax year 4 immediately following the event which resulted in loss of the exemption. 5 (4) Upon annual application as provided by law, the exemption provided in 6 this section shall become effective the first day of January following the 7 year in which an application for the exemption is filed by the owner with the 8 county board of equalization in the county in which the rural home site devel- 9 opment is located. The application shall be filed on a form prescribed by the 10 state tax commission. The county board of equalization may require the person 11 filing for the exemption to certify that such person is the owner of the prop- 12 erty, and provide evidence that at the time of platting, the property quali- 13 fied for the exemption pursuant to section 63-602K, Idaho Code. 14 (5) The exemption provided in this section shall not apply to land which 15 is part of a platted subdivision with stated restrictions prohibiting its use 16 for agricultural purposes. 17 ( 26) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply: 18 (a) "Improvement" means any development of a parcel which renders it res- 19 idential or recreational in character or use, including developing access; 20 grading; installation of sanitary facilities, water systems or utilities; 21 or landscaping, provided such development is to an individual parcel 22 rather than to the subdivision as a whole. 23 (b) "Owner" means the entity holding title to the property at the time 24 the plat was approved and recorded. 25 (c) "Parcel" means a lot in a rural home site development plat. 26 (d) "Plat" means the drawing, map or plan of a subdivision or a replat- 27 ting of such, including certifications, descriptions and approvals. 28 ( be) "Rural home site development plat" means a subdivision plat for the 29 development of property outside the boundaries of an incorporated munici- 30 pality within a county of less than one hundred thousand (100,000) popula- 31 tion, recorded with the county recorder. 32 (f) "Sale" means a transfer of title from the owner as seller to another 33 entity, except the initial transfer to a surviving spouse or child follow- 34 ing the death of an owner shall not be considered a sale. 35 SECTION 2. That Section 63-604, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 36 amended to read as follows: 37 63-604. LAND ACTIVELY DEVOTED TO AGRICULTURE DEFINED. (1) For property 38 tax purposes, land which is actively devoted to agriculture as part of an 39 agricultural enterprise shall be eligible for appraisal, assessment and taxa- 40 tion as agricultural property each year it meets one (1) or more of the fol- 41 lowing qualifications: 42 (a) The total area of such land, including the homesite, is more than 43 five (5) contiguous acres, and is actively devoted to agriculture which 44 means: 45 (i) It is used to produce field crops including, but not limited 46 to, grains, feed crops, fruits and vegetables; or 47 (ii) It is used to produce nursery stock as defined in section 48 22-2302(11), Idaho Code; or 49 (iii) It is used by the owner for the grazing of livestock to be sold 50 as part of a net profit-making enterprise, or is leased by the owner 51 to a bona fide lessee for grazing purposes; or 52 (iv) It is in a cropland retirement or rotation program. 53 (b) The area of such land is five (5) contiguous acres or less and such 3 1 land has been actively devoted to agriculture within the meaning of sub- 2 section (1)(a) of this section during the last three (3) growing seasons; 3 and 4 (i) It agriculturally produces for sale or home consumption the 5 equivalent of fifteen percent (15%) or more of the owner's or 6 lessee's annual gross income; or 7 (ii) It agriculturally produced gross revenues in the immediately 8 preceding year of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more. When the 9 area of land is five (5) contiguous acres or less, such land shall be 10 presumed to be nonagricultural land until it is established that the 11 requirements of this subsection have been met. 12 (2) Except as provided in section 63-602FF, Idaho Code, l Land shall not 13 be classified or valued as agricultural land which is part of a platted subdi- 14 vision with stated restrictions prohibiting its use for agricultural purposes, 15 whether within or without a city. 16 (3) Land utilized for the grazing of a horse or other animals kept pri- 17 marily for personal use or pleasure rather than as part of a bona fide profit- 18 making agricultural enterprise shall not be considered to be land which is 19 actively devoted to agriculture. 20 (4) Land actively devoted to agriculture, having previously qualified for 21 exemption under this section in the preceding year, or which would have quali- 22 fied under this section during the current year, shall not lose such qualifi- 23 cation due to the owner's or lessee's absence in the current year by reason of 24 active military service in a designated combat zone, as defined in section 112 25 of the Internal Revenue Code. If an owner fails to timely apply for exemption 26 as required in this section solely by reason of active duty in a designated 27 combat zone, as defined in section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code, and the 28 land would otherwise qualify for exemption under this section, then the board 29 of county commissioners of the county in which the land actively devoted to 30 agriculture is located shall refund property taxes, if previously paid, in an 31 amount equal to the exemption which would otherwise have applied. 32 (5) As used in this section "contiguous" shall mean being in actual con- 33 tact or touching along a boundary or at a point, except no area of land shall 34 be considered not contiguous solely by reason of a roadway or other right-of- 35 way. 36 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 37 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 38 passage and approval, and retroactively to January 1, 2003.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003 Moved by Compton Seconded by Gannon IN THE SENATE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 136 1 AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 1 2 On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 27, following "land" insert: 3 "within a rural homesite development plat"; delete lines 33 through 36; in 4 line 37, delete "(b)" and insert: "(a)"; in line 38, delete "(c)" and insert: 5 "(b)"; and in line 39, delete "(d)" and insert: "(c)". 6 On page 2, in line 1, delete "(e)" and insert: "(d)"; in line 16, follow- 7 ing "purposes." insert: "The recording of a plat of subdivision shall not by 8 itself prohibit the exemption."; in line 18, following "which" delete the 9 remainder of the line; delete lines 19 and 20; and in line 21, delete "or 10 landscaping" and insert: "requires the issuance of a permit by the state of 11 Idaho or the county of jurisdiction". 12 CORRECTION TO TITLE 13 On page 1, in line 10, following "PURPOSES" insert: ", TO PROVIDE THAT THE 14 RECORDING OF A PLAT OF SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BY ITSELF PROHIBIT THE EXEMP- 15 TION".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 12736 The purpose of this bill is to make amendments to Section 63- 602FF and restore elements of HB488 that were inadvertently deleted from the original house bill by HB488a as passed in the 2nd regular session of the 56th legislature. This bill specifies the eligibility for the exemption, the requirement for an application for exemption to be filed, the effective date of the exemption, the events that will terminate eligibility, the exemption from the requirement for total land area defined in Section 63-604 (a),and the amendment to 63-604 providing exceptions for the implementation of this act. Also defining terms used in the act, and declaring an emergency with retroactive application. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact to the state general fund. Local taxing districts will not be prevented from certifying advalorem budgets allowed by law. However, depending on the number of eligible subdivisions in those jurisdictions, some taxing districts may experience a reduction in taxable value. In some instances, an upward adjustment in the tax rate may be necessary in order for that taxing district to generate it's certified tax charge under law. This amendment may reduce any fiscal impact to school districts imposed by Section 63-602FF. Contact Name: Rep. Dell Raybould Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 136