Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session


Parts: A B C D E F

Chapter 652

H.P. 1292 - L.D. 1805

PART D

Sec. D-1. 30-A MRSA §5250-J, sub-§3-A,  as enacted by PL 2009, c. 461, §17, is further amended to read:

3-A. Pine Tree Development Zone classification; tier 1 locations.   Beginning January 1, 2009, the department shall classify the following units of local government on an annual basis as tier 1 locations:
A. From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, all units of local government; and
B. Beginning January 1, 2010, a unit of local government that is contained in a county other than Cumberland County or York County, as well as a unit of local government that is contained in Cumberland County or York County with a municipal unemployment rate that is 15% higher than its labor market unemployment rate, based upon data published by the Department of Labor from the last completed calendar year . ;
C A unit of local government that has been designated by the department as a participating municipality in the Pine Tree Development Zone program as of December 31, 2008;
D Property within a military redevelopment zone as long as the property is classified by the department no later than December 31, 2018; and
E Washington County and the Downeast region, including 2 pilot projects to be established by the commissioner:

(1) A pilot project for the property of the former Cutler naval computer and telecommunications station, which may be excluded from the qualified business definitions established under section 5250I, subsections 16 and 17 if a for-profit business is engaged in, or will engage in, tourism development including recreational tourism, experiential tourism, hotel development and resort facility development; and

(2) A pilot project that allows seasonal employees in seasonal industries based on natural resources to be considered qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees for the purposes of section 5250I, subsection 18.

A unit of local government that has been designated by the department as a participating municipality in the Pine Tree Development Zone program as of December 31, 2008 will be classified as a tier 1 location.

Property within a military redevelopment zone as long as the property is classified by the department no later than December 31, 2018.

Sec. D-2. Retroactivity. That section of this Part that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30A, section 5250J, subsection 3A applies retroactively to September 12, 2009.

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