2017 ORS 285C.215¹
First-source hiring agreements
  • rules

(1) The qualified property of an authorized business firm may be exempt from property tax under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) only if the firm enters into a first-source hiring agreement for the period of property tax exemption. The agreement must be executed prior to the assessment date for the first tax year for which qualified property of the firm is exempt under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption) and must expire no sooner than December 31 of the final year of the exemption.

(2)(a) If a firm has not entered into a first-source hiring agreement when qualified property of the firm is first placed in service, as of April 1 preceding the first tax year for which the authorized business firm claims an exemption for qualified property under ORS 285C.175 (Enterprise zone exemption), the sponsor shall inform the county assessor that an agreement under this section has not been executed.

(b) A publicly funded job training provider having knowledge of the date when qualified property of the firm is first placed in service may also inform the county assessor that an agreement under this section has not been executed.

(3) In accordance with rules adopted by the Oregon Business Development Department, the Director of the Oregon Business Development Department may waive the requirements of subsection (1) of this section for an authorized business firm. The rules adopted by the department shall provide for a waiver under this subsection when the director finds that:

(a) The business firm is unable to employ persons referred under the agreement; or

(b) The waiver would further the goals and purposes of applicable state policies. [Formerly 285B.710]

(formerly 285.605, then 285B.710)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Constitu­tionality of hiring require­ments under Enterprise Zone Act, (1995) Vol 47, p 243; effect of expira­tion of enterprise zone exemp­tion under Article XI, sec­tions 11 and 11a of Oregon Constitu­tion, (1997) Vol 49, p 6

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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 285C, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano285C.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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