SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1762

90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WILLIAMS (159), WIGGINS, GAW, HEGEMAN, LEGAN,

KOLLER, MERIDETH, LEAKE AND BRITT (Co-sponsors).

Read 1st time January 26, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk

4136L.02I


AN ACT

To repeal section 32.105, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to economic development assistance, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to agricultural marketing.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 32.105, RSMo Supp. 1999, is repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 32.105 and 34.047, to read as follows:

32.105. As used in sections 32.100 to 32.125, the following terms mean:

(1) "Affordable housing assistance activities", money, real or personal property, or professional services expended or devoted to the construction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing units;

(2) "Affordable housing unit", a residential unit generally occupied by persons and families with incomes at or below the levels described in this subdivision and bearing a cost to the occupant no greater than thirty percent of the maximum eligible household income for the affordable housing unit. In the case of owner-occupied units, the cost to the occupant shall be considered the amount of the gross monthly mortgage payment, including casualty insurance, mortgage insurance, and taxes. In the case of rental units, the cost to the occupant shall be considered the amount of the gross rent. The cost to the occupant shall include the cost of any utilities, other than telephone. If any utilities are paid directly by the occupant, the maximum cost that may be paid by the occupant is to be reduced by a utility allowance prescribed by the commission. Persons or families are eligible occupants of affordable housing units if the household combined, adjusted gross income as defined by the commission is equal to or less than the following percentages of the median family income for the geographic area in which the residential unit is located, or the median family income for the state of Missouri, whichever is larger; ("geographic area" means the metropolitan area or county designated as an area by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, for purposes of determining fair market rental rates):

Percent of State or

Geographic Area FamilySize of Household Median Income

One Person 35%

Two Persons 40%

Three Persons 45%

Four Persons 50%

Five Persons 54%

Six Persons 58%

Seven Persons 62%

Eight Persons 66%

(3) "Business firm", person, firm, a partner in a firm, corporation or a shareholder in an S corporation doing business in the state of Missouri and subject to the state income tax imposed by the provisions of chapter 143, RSMo, or a corporation subject to the annual corporation franchise tax imposed by the provisions of chapter 147, RSMo, or an insurance company paying an annual tax on its gross premium receipts in this state, or other financial institution paying taxes to the state of Missouri or any political subdivision of this state pursuant to the provisions of chapter 148, RSMo, or an express company which pays an annual tax on its gross receipts in this state;

(4) "Commission", the Missouri housing development commission;

(5) "Community services", any type of counseling and advice, emergency assistance or medical care furnished to individuals or groups in the state of Missouri or transportation services at below-cost rates as provided in sections 208.250 to 208.275, RSMo;

(6) "Crime prevention", any activity which aids in the reduction of crime in the state of Missouri;

(7) "Defense industry contractor", a person, corporation or other entity which will be or has been negatively impacted as a result of its status as a prime contractor of the Department of Defense or as a second or third tier contractor. A "second tier contractor" means a person, corporation or other entity which contracts to perform manufacturing, maintenance or repair services for a prime contractor of the Department of Defense, and a "third tier contractor" means a person, corporation or other entity which contracts with a person, corporation or other entity which contracts with a prime contractor of the Department of Defense;

(8) "Doing business", among other methods of doing business in the state of Missouri, a partner in a firm or a shareholder in an S corporation shall be deemed to be doing business in the state of Missouri if such firm or S corporation, as the case may be, is doing business in the state of Missouri;

(9) "Economic development", the acquisition, renovation, improvement, or the furnishing or equipping of existing buildings and real estate in distressed or blighted areas of the state when such acquisition, renovation, improvement, or the furnishing or equipping of the business development projects will result in the creation or retention of jobs within the state; or, until June 30, 1996, a defense conversion pilot project located in a standard metropolitan statistical area which contains a city with a population of at least three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, which will assist Missouri-based defense industry contractors in their conversion from predominately defense-related contracting to nondefense-oriented manufacturing. Only neighborhood organizations, as defined in subdivision (13) of this section, may apply to conduct economic development projects. Prior to the approval of an economic development project, the neighborhood organization shall enter into a contractual agreement with the department of economic development. Credits approved for economic development projects may not exceed four million dollars from within any one fiscal year's allocation. Neighborhood assistance program tax credits for economic development projects and affordable housing assistance as defined in section 32.111, may be transferred, sold or assigned by a notarized endorsement thereof naming the transferee;

(10) "Education", any type of scholastic instruction or scholarship assistance to an individual who resides in the state of Missouri that enables the individual to prepare himself or herself for better opportunities or community awareness activities rendered by a statewide organization established for the purpose of archeological education and preservation;

(11) "Eligible new generation cooperative", as defined in section 348.340, RSMo;

(12) "Homeless assistance pilot project", the program established pursuant to section 32.117;

[(12)] (13) "Job training", any type of instruction to an individual who resides in the state of Missouri that enables the individual to acquire vocational skills so that the individual can become employable or be able to seek a higher grade of employment;

[(13)] (14) "Neighborhood organization", any organization performing community services or economic development activities in the state of Missouri and:

(a) Holding a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury that the organization is exempt from income taxation pursuant to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code; or

(b) Incorporated in the state of Missouri as a not for profit corporation pursuant to the provisions of chapter 355, RSMo; or

(c) Designated as a community development corporation by the United States government pursuant to the provisions of Title VII of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; or

(d) Contributing funds to help finance a building or structure located within this state and used to sell agricultural food products produced in this state by members of an eligible new generation cooperative;

[(14)] (15) "Physical revitalization", furnishing financial assistance, labor, material, or technical advice to aid in the physical improvement or rehabilitation of any part or all of a neighborhood area;

[(15)] (16) "S corporation", a corporation described in Section 1361(a)(1) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and not subject to the taxes imposed by section 143.071, RSMo, by reason of section 143.471, RSMo;

[(16)] (17) "Workfare renovation project", any project initiated pursuant to sections 215.340 to 215.355, RSMo.

34.047. The commissioner of administration shall provide a ten-percent bidding preference for agricultural food products produced by an eligible new generation cooperative. As used in this section, "eligible new generation cooperative" means a nonprofit cooperative association formed pursuant to chapter 274, RSMo, or incorporated pursuant to chapter 357, RSMo.



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