HB 1248-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1248-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Chase, Straf. 18; Rep. Andrew Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. Fenton, Ches. 8; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29; Rep. Klein-Knight, Hills. 11; Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11; Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill enables municipalities to offer community revitalization tax incentives for the construction of additional housing in designated areas. The bill also revises the criteria for assistance from the affordable housing fund administered by the housing finance authority.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Definition of Qualifying Structure. Amend RSA 79-E:2, II to read as follows:
II. "Qualifying structure" means a building located in a district officially designated in a municipality's master plan, or by zoning ordinance, as a downtown, town center, central business district, or village center, or, where no such designation has been made, in a geographic area which, as a result of its compact development patterns and uses, is identified by the governing body as the downtown, town center, or village center for purposes of this chapter. Qualifying structure shall also mean historic structures in a municipality whose preservation and reuse would conserve the embodied energy in existing building stock. Cities or towns may further limit "qualifying structure" according to the procedure in RSA 79-E:3 as meaning only a structure located within such districts that meet certain age, occupancy, condition, size, or other similar criteria consistent with local economic conditions, community character, and local planning and development goals. Cities or towns may further modify "qualifying structure" to include buildings that have been destroyed by fire or act of nature, including where such destruction occurred within 15 years prior to the adoption of the provisions of this chapter by the city or town. In a city or town that has adopted the provisions of RSA 79-E:4-a, "qualifying structure" also means potentially impacted structures identified by the municipality within the coastal resilience incentive zone established under RSA 79-E:4-a. In a city or town that has adopted the provisions of RSA 79-E:4-b, "qualifying structure" also means a housing unit or units constructed in a housing opportunity zone established under RSA 79-E:4-b.
79-E:4-b Housing Opportunity Zone. A city or town may adopt the provisions of this section by vote of its legislative body, in accordance with the procedures described in RSA 79-E:3, to establish a housing opportunity zone. To be eligible for tax relief under this section, the qualifying structure and property shall be located within the housing opportunity zone established by the municipality. No less than one third of the housing units constructed shall be designated for households with an income of 80 percent or less of the area median income as measured by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the housing units in a qualifying structure shall be designated for households with incomes as provided in RSA 204-C:57, IV. A qualifying structure under this section shall be eligible for tax assessment relief for a period of up to 10 years, beginning upon issuance of the certification of occupancy.
IV. "Person of low income" means any single individual or any family whose gross income is [less than 50] greater than 50 percent and less than or equal to 60 percent of the median income of, respectively, all single persons or all families, adjusted for number of members, residing in the applicable geographical area of the state.
V. "Person of moderate income" means any single individual or any family whose gross income is [between 50 and] greater than 60 percent and less than or equal to 80 percent of the median income of, respectively, all single persons or all families, adjusted for the number of members, residing in the applicable geographical area of the state.
VI. “Person of very low income” means any single individual or any family whose gross income is less than or equal to 50 percent of the median income of, respectively, all single persons or all families, adjusted for the number of members, residing in the applicable geographical area of the state.
IV. The authority shall only provide financial assistance under this subdivision for projects that meet one of the following criteria:
(a) At least 50 percent of the units shall be affordable to persons of very low, low, or moderate income;
(b) At least 40 percent of the units shall be affordable to persons of very low or low income; or
(c) At least 20 percent of the units shall be affordable to persons of very low income.
|Jan. 21, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|March 4, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 17, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|May 12, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 15|
|Jan. 21, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 11:30 am LOB 301-303|
|Feb. 12, 2020||Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:30 am LOB 301|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0613h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 12-4; RC) HC 7 P. 23|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0613h (Vote 12-4; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0613h: AA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 67|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0613h: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 67|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Referred to Ways and Means 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 67|
|March 4, 2020||Public Hearing: 03/04/2020 11:00 am LOB 202|
|March 5, 2020||==TIME CHANGE== Full Committee Work Session: 03/05/2020 11:00 am LOB 202|
|March 9, 2020||Full Committee Work Session: 03/09/2020 10:00 am LOB 202|
|March 17, 2020||==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 03/17/2020 01:30 pm LOB 202|
|May 12, 2020||Executive Session: 05/12/2020 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/91719044913|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 23 P. 5|