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63-602NN.  Property exempt from taxation — Certain business property. (1) During tax year 2008, and each year thereafter, a board of county commissioners may declare that all or a portion of the market value of a defined project based on investment in new plant and building facilities meeting tax incentive criteria as defined in subsection (2) of this section shall be exempt from property taxation.
(2)  As used in this section:
(a)  "Defined project" means a written plan presented to the county commissioners by a taxpayer outlining projected investment in new plant for new plant and building facilities during a project period and located at a project site.
(b)  "Investment in new plant" means investment in new plant and building facilities that are:
(i)   Qualified investments; or
(ii)  Buildings or structural components of buildings.
(c)  "New plant and building facilities" means a manufacturing facility or facilities and personal property related thereto, producing tangible personal property or intellectual property intended for ultimate sale at retail, including related parking facilities, food service facilities, business office facilities and other building facilities directly related to the manufacturing business.
(d)  "Project period" means the period of time beginning at the earlier of a physical change to the project site or the first employment of new employees or contractors located in Idaho who are related to the activities at the project site, but no earlier than January 1, 2008.
(e)  "Project site" means an area or areas at which new plant and building facilities are located and at which the tax incentive criteria have been or will be met and which are either:
(i)   A single geographic area located in this state at which the new plant and building facilities owned or leased by the taxpayer are located; or
(ii)  One (1) or more geographic areas located in this state if eighty percent (80%) or more of the investment required in subsection (2)(h) of this section is made at one (1) of the areas.
(f)  "Qualified investment" shall be as defined in section 63-3029B, Idaho Code.
(g)  "Building or structural components of buildings" means real property improvements to land as defined in section 63-201(11), Idaho Code, which are owned or leased by the taxpayer and located in Idaho within the boundaries of the project site.
(h)  "Tax incentive criteria" means a taxpayer at a project site meeting the requirements of subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph:
(i)   During the project period, making capital investments in new plant of at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) at the project site;
(ii)  The taxpayer can demonstrate to the county that significant economic benefits will accrue to the county.
(3)  The board of county commissioners may grant the property tax exemption for all or a portion of the market value of the defined project for a period of up to five (5) years. The agreement shall be considered a contract arrangement between the county and the taxpayer for the exemption time period granted by the board of county commissioners and the annual approval provision contained in subsection (3) of section 63-602, Idaho Code, shall not apply to the exemption provided in this section as long as the contract enumerated in this section is valid and in force and effect.
(4)  Property exempted under this section shall not be included on any new construction roll prepared by the county assessor in accordance with section 63-301A, Idaho Code, until the exemption ceases.
(5)  The legislature declares this exemption necessary and just.
[63-602NN, added 2008, ch. 327, sec. 1, p. 897; am. 2010, ch. 133, sec. 2, p. 284.]

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