H.P. 1369 - L.D. 1955
An Act To Provide Emergency Regional Economic Development Assistance for Brunswick Naval Air Station
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §5250-I, sub-§11-A is enacted to read:
11-A. Military redevelopment zone. "Military redevelopment zone" means a specified area within a municipality that is contained within a labor market that includes a military facility that sustained a loss of 400 or more employed workers, if the loss was caused by a federal military facility closure or downsizing, during the 5-year period immediately preceding the time of application for designation as a military redevelopment zone, or is projected to sustain a loss of 400 or more employed workers during the 5-year period immediately following the time of application, and has been designated by the commissioner as a military redevelopment zone under section 5250-J, subsection 2-A.
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §5250-J, sub-§1, ¶D, as amended by PL 2005, c. 451, §1, is further amended to read:
D. Washington County and the Downeast region;
Sec. 3. 30-A MRSA §5250-J, sub-§1, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 451, §1, is amended to read:
E. Up to 100 acres of land owned by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; up to 500 acres of land owned by the Penobscot Nation; and up to 500 acres of land owned by the Passamaquoddy Tribe
Sec. 4. 30-A MRSA §5250-J, sub-§1, ¶F is enacted to read:
F. A military redevelopment zone.
Sec. 5. 30-A MRSA §5250-J, sub-§2-A is enacted to read:
2-A. Application for designation as military redevelopment zone. The total area available for designation as a military redevelopment zone may not exceed 1,500 acres and:
A. Up to 500 acres of a military redevelopment zone that is within the appropriate labor market may be outside a military facility boundary. Applications for designation as a military redevelopment zone under this section must be received by the commissioner by August 1, 2011; and
B. Up to 1,000 acres of a military redevelopment zone may be reserved for property that is within the boundaries of a military facility that is subject to closure. Applications for designation as a military redevelopment zone under this section must be received by the commissioner beginning on the date of the military facility's closure and up to 7 years after the date of the military facility's closure.
A municipality may apply to the commissioner for the designation of a military redevelopment zone in accordance with the requirements of this subchapter.
Sec. 6. 30-A MRSA §5250-J, sub-§3, ¶G, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 688, Pt. D, §2, is amended to read:
All Except for a military redevelopment zone established pursuant to subsection 1, paragraph F, all property included within a Pine Tree Development Zone must meet one of the following:
(1) The property is located within a market area for which the labor market unemployment rate is greater than the state unemployment rate at the time of the application; or
(2) The property is included within a county in which the average weekly wage is below the state average weekly wage at the time of the application.
In the case of a multijurisdictional or joint application, the requirements of this paragraph are met if the combined unemployment rate of the cooperating units of local government meets the requirements of subparagraph (1) or the average weekly wage of the cooperating units of local government, on a per-employed-worker basis, meets the requirements of subparagraph (2); and
Effective August 23, 2006.
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