2017 ORS 285C.100¹
Alternative designation of city for electronic commerce
  • positive determination by department required

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 285C.095 (Designation for electronic commerce), a city shall be designated for electronic commerce if the city:

(a) By resolution of the governing body of the city, declares itself a city designated for electronic commerce;

(b) As of January 1, 2002, has a population of more than 1,500 but less than 2,000;

(c) Is located less than 25 miles from a city with a population of more than 500,000; and

(d) Is located less than 10 miles from a city with a high concentration of high technology firms and with a population that, as of January 1, 2002, does not exceed 85,000.

(2) Only one city may be designated for electronic commerce under this section, and that designation shall be made without consideration of the numeric limits imposed by ORS 285C.095 (Designation for electronic commerce).

(3)(a) A city does not need to sponsor an enterprise zone to be designated for electronic commerce under this section.

(b) The governing body of a city designated for electronic commerce under this section does not need to comply with the requirements of ORS 285C.067 (Consultation with local taxing districts) or 285C.090 (Requirements for area to be designated zone), but the governing body must take all actions that are required of a sponsor of a rural enterprise zone under ORS 285C.050 (Definitions for ORS 285C.050 to 285C.250) to 285C.250 (Redesignation or designation of new zone following zone termination) with respect to business firms seeking exemption under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption).

(c) A business firm that is engaged in electronic commerce at a location inside a city designated for electronic commerce under this section and that seeks an exemption under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) must take all actions required of a qualified business firm under ORS 285C.050 (Definitions for ORS 285C.050 to 285C.250) to 285C.250 (Redesignation or designation of new zone following zone termination), except that the business firm does not need to be located within an enterprise zone.

(d) A business firm described in paragraph (c) of this subsection:

(A) Shall be an eligible business firm, the qualified property of which is exempt from taxation under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) as if the qualified property were located in an enterprise zone under ORS 285C.095 (Designation for electronic commerce); and

(B) May claim the tax credit under ORS 315.507 (Electronic commerce in designated enterprise zone).

(4) Designation of a city for electronic commerce under this section is not final until a positive determination in favor of the city has been made by the Oregon Business Development Department under ORS 285C.102 (Documentation for designation of zone or city for electronic commerce to be submitted to department).

(5) For the purpose of determining the boundaries of a city designated for electronic commerce, “city” includes:

(a) Territory that is annexed into the city, as of the date of the annexation;

(b) Land within the urban growth boundary of the city; and

(c) Territory that is added to the urban growth boundary described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, as of the date the urban growth boundary is extended to such territory. [Formerly 285B.673; 2005 c.94 §5; 2015 c.648 §12]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285C—Economic Development Iii, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285C.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.