SB475 (2020) Detail

Enabling municipalities to adopt a property tax credit for densely-built workforce housing.


SB 475 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/13/2020   0510s

2020 SESSION

20-2912

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 475

 

AN ACT enabling municipalities to adopt a property tax credit for densely-built workforce housing.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Major, Rock. 14; Rep. Dargie, Hills. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill enables municipalities to adopt a credit against education property taxes assessed on certain densely-built workforce housing.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/13/2020   0510s 20-2912

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT enabling municipalities to adopt a property tax credit for densely-built workforce housing.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Procedure for Adoption of Property Tax Credit.  Amend RSA 72:27-a, I, to read as follows.

I.  Any town or city may adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28, RSA 72:28-b, RSA 72:29-a, RSA 72:35, RSA 72:37, RSA 72:37-b, RSA 72:38-b, RSA 72:39-a, RSA 72:62, RSA 72:66, RSA 72:70, RSA 72:76, [or] RSA 72:82, or RSA 72:87 in the following manner:

2  New Subdivision; Workforce Housing Density Credit.  Amend RSA 72 by inserting after section 86 the following new subdivision:

Workforce Housing Density Credit

72:87  Workforce Housing Density Credit.

I.  Each city and town may adopt the workforce housing density credit established in this section pursuant to the procedure in RSA 72:27-a.  

II.  The workforce housing density credit shall be subtracted each year from the local education property tax assessed on the qualifying residential real estate.  The credit shall be equal to twice the amount of the state education property tax assessed for the property in the prior year; provided that the credit shall not reduce the amount of the local education property tax below zero.  A property shall be eligible for the credit for a period of not more than 10 years, as determined by the municipality.  

III.  Only properties meeting the following requirements shall qualify for the credit under this section:

(a)  The property shall have a minimum of 5 residential units per acre, which may be single family units or multi-family buildings with at least 5 units per building.

(b)  The property shall meet the definition of workforce housing under RSA 674:58, IV.

(c)  The property shall be located in an area zoned by the town or city for dense residential development of 5 or more residential units per acre, or in an area designated for community revitalization under RSA 79-E.

IV.  Eligible properties may include new structures, conversions of existing residential structures, and adaptive reuse of existing non-residential structures.

V.  Applications for the credit under this section shall be governed by the provisions of RSA 72:33, RSA 72:34, and RSA 72:34-a.

3  Department of Revenue Administration; Rules; Reference Added.  Amend RSA 72:36, I to read as follows:

I.  The commissioner's interpretation of RSA 72:28, 72:28-b, 72:28-c, 72:29, 72:29-a, 72:30, 72:31, 72:32, 72:33, 72:34, 72:34-a, 72:35, 72:36-a, 72:37, 72:37-a, 72:37-b, 72:38-a, 72:38-b, 72:39-a, 72:39-b, 72:41, 72:62, 72:66, 72:70; [and] 72:85, and 72:87; and

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect April 1, 2020.

Links

SB475 at GenCourtMobile
SB475 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2020 Senate Hearing
Jan. 15, 2020 Senate Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 19, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB475 Revision: 8124 Date: Feb. 13, 2020, 4 p.m.
SB475 Revision: 7649 Date: Dec. 20, 2019, 11 a.m.

Docket


June 16, 2020: Pending Motion Ought to Pass; 06/16/2020; SJ 8


June 16, 2020: Placed on Laid on Table Consent List and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8


March 19, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass SC 11


Feb. 13, 2020: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0510s, DIV 15Y-7N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/13/2020; SJ 4


Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Amendment # 2020-0510s, AA, VV; 02/13/2020; SJ 4


Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0510s, 02/13/2020; SC 6


Jan. 15, 2020: Hearing: 01/15/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:30 AM; SC 2


Jan. 15, 2020: Hearing: 01/15/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:45 am; SC 2


Jan. 8, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Ways and Means; SJ 1