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HB 299: Targeted Economic Development

GENERAL BILL by Grant

Targeted Economic Development; Requires DEO to create economic development zones for science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM); authorizes STEM zone in counties with state university classified as having very high research activity located in its jurisdiction; provides that incentives & benefits provided for enterprise zones are available to STEM zones; requires DEO to develop grant program that applies to STEM zone; requires DEO to work with STEM zone development agency, DOE, & Workforce Florida, Inc., to develop accountability requirements & measurable objectives; assigns duties for administration of STEM zones to local governing bodies that have jurisdiction over such zones; provides eligibility criteria for incentives, & benefits provided in zones; requires that applicable requirements for employee residency for higher refund or credit thresholds be based on employee residency in STEM zone or enterprise zone; limits annual amount of such incentives; authorizes carryforward of any unused amount of incentives for specified period; requires local governing body to certify to DOR or DEO which businesses or properties are eligible for incentives; requires DOR to send written instructions to eligible businesses on claiming credit on sales & use tax return initiated through electronic data interchange.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (EDTS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/18/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee; Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee; Finance and Tax Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 42
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 42
5/3/2013 House • Died in Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee