SECOND REGULAR SESSION
House Concurrent Resolution No. 23
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ZERR (Sponsor), SATER, BERRY, GATSCHENBERGER, JONES (117), JONES (63), CARTER, COLONA, TALBOY AND JONES (89) (Co-sponsors).
Relating to granting authority to the department of economic development to approve qualified equity investments.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
WHEREAS, section 135.680 provides for granting authority to the Department of Economic Development to approve qualified equity investments for the Missouri New Markets Development Program by concurrent resolution; and
WHEREAS, section 135.680 further requires a description of the amount of credits available for the next fiscal year in that concurrent resolution; and
WHEREAS, the current fiscal year cap on the Missouri New Markets Development program is set at twenty-five million dollars; and
WHEREAS, for every ten million dollars in annual credits claimed under the cap, one hundred twenty-five million dollars of qualified equity investment is made; and
WHEREAS, the Missouri New Markets Development Program has resulted in significant job creation and new tax revenue for the State of Missouri and its political subdivisions; and
WHEREAS, without further action by the General Assembly by concurrent resolution the Missouri New Markets Development Program cannot continue to attract new private investment:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-sixth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring herein, grant authority to the Department of Economic Development to approve qualified equity investments in the Missouri New Markets Development Program to the greatest extent possible without exceeding, now or in any future year, the limitation on tax credits found in subsection 2 of section 135.680; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the authority to approve qualified equity investments shall apply in the next fiscal year and the partial fiscal year that follows until such time as the sunset in subsection 7 of section 135.680 applies; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Governor Jay Nixon.