2017 ORS 285C.165¹
Extension of period of authorization
  • filing fee

(1) In the case of an authorized business firm that has not yet claimed the exemption under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) on qualified property:

(a) After the January 1, but on or before the April 1, that first occurs more than two years after the application for authorization is approved, an authorized business firm shall submit a written statement to both the sponsor and the county assessor attesting to the firm’s continued intent to complete the proposed investment and seek the enterprise zone exemption. The statement may include significant changes to the descriptions and estimates of anticipated qualified property or employment. If the firm is subject to a compensation requirement under ORS 285C.160 (Agreement between firm and sponsor for additional period of exemption) (3)(a)(A), the statement shall acknowledge that the applicable county average annual wage in the agreement is updated to equal the level that is current with the statement.

(b) Every two years after the submission of a statement described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the firm shall submit another such statement. The statement must be submitted after January 1, but on or before April 1 of that year.

(2) If the firm fails to submit a statement required under subsection (1) of this section, the authorization of the firm shall be considered inactive. An inactive authorized business firm may claim the exemption under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) only as provided under subsection (3) of this section.

(3)(a) An inactive authorized business firm may file an exemption claim under ORS 285C.220 (Exemption claims) only if the claim includes a filing fee equal to the greater of $200 or one-tenth of one percent of the total investment cost of the qualified property listed in the property schedule that is filed with the claim and is subject to the exemption.

(b) The filing fee required under this subsection is in addition to and not in lieu of any other required filing fee.

(c) An exemption under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) may not be granted if the filing fee does not accompany the claim.

(d) Any filing fee collected under this subsection shall be deposited to the county general fund.

(4) If an inactive authorized business firm is subject to a compensation requirement under ORS 285C.160 (Agreement between firm and sponsor for additional period of exemption) (3)(a)(A) and files a claim for exemption under ORS 285C.220 (Exemption claims) in the manner prescribed in subsection (3) of this section, notwithstanding the terms of the agreement executed under ORS 285C.160 (Agreement between firm and sponsor for additional period of exemption), the applicable county average annual wage shall be updated to equal the level that is current with the date of the filing of the claim.

(5) This section applies only until the enterprise zone is terminated. Following zone termination, ORS 285C.245 (Termination) applies. [2003 c.662 §34a; 2017 c.83 §2]

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.