HB 3121

83(R) - 2013

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Linda Harper-Brown

Bill Caption

Relating to the qualifications for the exemption from ad valorem taxation for certain tangible personal property located in this state for a limited time.

Fiscal Notes

The fiscal impact of permitting the governing body of certain political subdivisions to extend by official action the number of days that certain aircraft parts may remain in this state (currently 175 days) before losing eligibility for a freeport property tax exemption is discussed in the fiscal note for the enabling resolution, HJR 133.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3121 would allow the governing body of a taxing unit to give property tax relief to manufacturers who must hold property used to support the design, assembly, completion, and shipment of aircraft for a limited time. Current law allows such property used in aircraft manufacturing to be in the state for only 175 days before it becomes taxable. HB 3121 would allow such goods to remain in the state for 730 days before they can be taxed.

Analysis: This is enabling legislation for HJR 133, which we support. HB 3121 limits government by extending a tax exemption for property used in aircraft manufacturing that limits the amount of revenue government can draw from aircraft manufacturers, and it promotes the property rights of people who own such property by allowing them to keep more of their resources. Support HB 3121.