Maine LD 1670: An Act To Attract Investment to Loring Commerce Centre

LD 1670 (subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , LORING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1670&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. John L. Martin of Eagle Lake: (D – District 151) — e-mail

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/23/2016 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/23/2016 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
4/5/2016 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-634)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/6/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-634) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-634), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/7/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/8/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/12/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence
4/15/2016 House Bill RECALLED From Governor (Pursuant to Joint Order – House Paper 1170)
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
On further motion of same Representative under FURTHER suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-634).
On further motion of the same Representative, under FURTHER suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (H-634).
On further motion of the same Representative, House Amendment “A” (H-682) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-634) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-634) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-682) thereto ADOPTED.
Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-634) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-682) thereto
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/15/2016 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED With PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-634)
AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “A” (H-682) thereto in concurrence
4/16/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Attract Investment to Loring Commerce Centre

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 13080-Q, sub- 1, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 644, 2, is amended to read:

1. Fund to receive income tax revenues from job creation. Subject to the provisions of subsection 2 and section 13080-S, the fund must receive annually from the State 50% 100% of the employment tax increment.

Sec. 2. 5 MRSA 13080-S, sub- 1 and 2, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 644, 2, are amended to read:

1. Certification by authority. The authority shall certify annually to the assessor by September 30th October 31st of each year, beginning in 1997 2016, the following information:

A. Employment, payroll and state withholding data necessary to calculate the base level of employment;
B. The total number of employees added during the previous year within the base area above the base level of employment, including additional associated payroll and withholding data necessary to calculate the gross employment tax increment and establish the appropriate payment to the fund;
C. A listing of all employers within the base area that pay withholding taxes, the locations of those employers and the number of employees at each location; and
D. A listing of all affiliated businesses and affiliated groups, data regarding current employment, payroll and state income withholding taxes for each affiliated business within the base area.

2. Approval of payment. Upon receipt of the information required by this section, the assessor shall review the information in a timely fashion by December 1st immediately following receipt of the information. If the assessor determines that the requirements of this article are satisfied, the assessor shall approve payment to the fund.

Sec. 3. 5 MRSA 13080-S, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2009, c. 571, Pt. LL, 1, is further amended to read:

3. Deposit and payment of revenue. On or before July 15th December 15th of each year, if the approval of the assessor has been issued pursuant to subsection 2, the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services shall deposit an amount equal to 50% 100% of the employment tax increment for the preceding year into a contingent account established, maintained and administered by the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services State Controller. On or before July 31st December 31st of each year, the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services assessor shall pay that amount to the fund.

Sec. 4. Effective date. This Act takes effect August 1, 2016.

summary

The purpose of this bill is to improve the competitiveness of and ability to attract private investment at Loring Commerce Centre, which is operated by the Loring Development Authority of Maine at the former Loring Air Force Base. The bill increases the amount of employment tax increment paid to the Loring Job Increment Financing Fund from 50% to 100%. The bill requires the Loring Development Authority of Maine to provide to the State Tax Assessor by October 31st, rather than September 30th, of each year certain information relating to employment in the former Loring Air Force Base area. The bill also clarifies, in order to reflect current administrative practice, that it is the State Controller that administers the employment tax increment contingent account and that it is the assessor that pays the employment tax increment amount into the fund. By December 1st of each year, the assessor is directed to calculate the amount to be paid to the fund and pay that amount to the fund by December 31st; current law requires the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to make the payment by July 31st of each year.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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