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(a) In this section, “strategic investment area” means an area the comptroller determines under Subsection (a-3) is:
(1) a county within this state with unemployment above the state average and per capita income below the state average;
(2) an area within this state that is a federally designated urban enterprise community or an urban enhanced enterprise community; or
(3) a defense economic readjustment zone designated under Chapter 2310, Government Code.
(a-1) This subchapter applies only to a school district that has territory in:
(1) an area that qualifies as a strategic investment area; or
(2) a county:
(A) that has a population of less than 50,000; and
(B) in which, from 2000 to 2010, according to the federal decennial census, the population:
(i) remained the same;
(ii) decreased; or
(iii) increased, but at a rate of not more than the average rate of increase in the state during that period.
(a-2) Notwithstanding Subsection (a-1), if on January 1, 2002, this subchapter applied to a school district in whose territory is located a federal nuclear facility, this subchapter continues to apply to the school district regardless of whether the school district ceased or ceases to be described by Subsection (a-1) after that date.
(a-3) Not later than September 1 of each year, the comptroller shall determine areas that qualify as a strategic investment area using the most recently completed full calendar year data available on that date and, not later than October 1, shall publish a list and map of the designated areas. A determination under this subsection is effective for the following tax year for purposes of this subchapter.
(b) The governing body of a school district to which this subchapter applies may enter into an agreement in the same manner as a school district to which Subchapter B applies may do so under Subchapter B, subject to Sections 313.052-313.054. Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, the provisions of Subchapter B apply to a school district to which this subchapter applies. For purposes of this subchapter, a property owner is required to create at least 10 new qualifying jobs as defined by Section 313.021(3) on the owner's qualified property.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Tax Code - TAX § 313.051. Applicability - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/tax-code/tax-sect-313-051/
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