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File Number: 130547
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File Number: 130547 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 13-51 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AMEND 29-84 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION IN ENTERPRIZE ZONE Introduced: 3/21/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/4/2013
Agenda Date: 6/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 7D
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29-84 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA PERTAINING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS IN ENTERPRISE ZONES; SETTING FORTH THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A BUSINESS WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN GRANTED THE EXEMPTION FOR PURPOSES OF RECEIVING OTHER INCENTIVES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: AMENDING CODE
  ENTERPRISE ZONE
  PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 6/4/2013 7D Adopted P

Finance Committee 5/14/2013 1F1 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairman Bovo opened the public hearing on the foregoing proposed ordinance. Chairman Bovo closed the public hearing after no one appeared wishing to speak. Commissioner Moss inquired whether the award of the exemption for the purposes of receiving other incentives meant that the applicant was considered qualified. Commissioner Monestime explained that the Enterprise Zone program was intended to provide incentives for investing in targeted areas through a combination of tax breaks and fee abatements. He noted the tax incentives ended many years ago and the local incentive program did not continue. Commissioner Monestime said that businesses seeking to invest in an enterprise zone had to qualify as well as receive a tax break on their loans; however, the tax break no longer existed. He indicated that this was the reason why the abatement could not be given to businesses for water and sewer connections. Commissioner Monestime noted in order to receive the fee abatement and local incentives, the applicant needed to qualify by completing the application process and by creating job opportunities. He said there would be no fiscal impact to this proposal, which would help generate business in disadvantaged areas. Commissioner Heyman expressed support for the proposal and pointed out that it would make the application and exemption process easier. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on this proposed ordinance, as presented. Commissioners Heyman and Moss asked to be listed as co-sponsors to the foregoing proposed ordinance.

Board of County Commissioners 4/2/2013 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Finance Committee 5/14/2013

Board of County Commissioners 4/2/2013 4D Adopted on first reading 5/14/2013 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Finance Committee on May 14, 2013.

County Attorney 3/21/2013 Referred Finance Committee 5/14/2013

County Attorney 3/21/2013 Assigned Shannon D. Summerset

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29-84 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA PERTAINING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS IN ENTERPRISE ZONES; SETTING FORTH THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A BUSINESS WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN GRANTED THE EXEMPTION FOR PURPOSES OF RECEIVING OTHER INCENTIVES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 29-84 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
Sec. 29-84. Eligibility Requirements.

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>>(c) A new or expanded business that meets the eligibility requirements of this section and submits an application as required by this article, shall, for the purposes of receiving any incentive or benefits available under the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, or otherwise offered by Miami-Dade County, be deemed to have been granted the economic ad valorem tax exemption pursuant to this article.<<

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.

Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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