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HB 2213
HB 2213: GPLET reform; K-12 taxes
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Sponsor: Rep. Leach

Summary: This bill makes numerous amendments to the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) statute. It requires the government property lessor to calculate the GPLET for each prime lessee, establishes a delinquency interest rate of 16% per year and eliminates the requirement that a county treasurer submit a report to each government property lessor regarding returns and payments received by the lessor in the preceding calendar year. The bill also eliminates the GPLET tax abatement amount designated for school districts, stipulates that lease rates for leases effective after January 1, 2017 are no longer “grandfathered” at the lower amounts provided in current statute and significantly redefines the definition of a slum or blighted area.

League Position: OPPOSE - The bill will severely undermine the GPLET as it is one of the few economic development tools available to cities and towns in Arizona.

UPDATES

1/25/2017: HB2213 passed the House Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 6-1-1-1. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/22/2017: HB2213 passed the House COW.

2/22/2017: HB2213 passed the House Third Read by a vote of 50-9-1. The bill was transmitted to the Senate.

3/8/2017: HB2213 passed the Senate Finance Committee by a vote of 7-0.

3/22/2017: HB2213 passed the Senate COW.

3/27/2017: HB2213 passed the Senate Third Read by a vote of 29-0-1.

3/29/2017: HB2213 passed the House Final Read by a vote of 56-0-4. The bill was transmitted to the Governor.

3/30/2017: HB2213 was signed by Governor Ducey.