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Section 125.2688d

MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE ZONE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 376 of 1996


125.2688d Tool and die renaissance recovery zones; definitions.

Sec. 8d.

(1) The board of the Michigan strategic fund described in section 4 of the Michigan strategic fund act, 1984 PA 270, MCL 125.2004, may designate not more than 35 tool and die renaissance recovery zones within this state in 1 or more cities, villages, or townships if that city, village, or township or combination of cities, villages, or townships consents to the creation of a recovery zone within their boundaries. A recovery zone shall have a duration of renaissance zone status for a period of not less than 5 years and not more than 15 years as determined by the board of the Michigan strategic fund. If the Michigan strategic fund determines that the duration of renaissance zone status for a recovery zone is less than 15 years, then the Michigan strategic fund, with the consent of the city, village, or township or combination of cities, villages, or townships in which the qualified tool and die business is located, may extend the duration of renaissance zone status for the recovery zone for 1 or more periods that when combined do not exceed 15 years. Not less than 1 of the recovery zones shall consist of 1 or more qualified tool and die businesses that have a North American industrial classification system (NAICS) of 332997.

(2) The board of the Michigan strategic fund may designate a recovery zone within this state if the recovery zone consists of not less than 4 and not more than 20 qualified tool and die businesses at the time of designation. If the board of the Michigan strategic fund designated 1 or more recovery zones that contain less than 20 qualified tool and die businesses before December 19, 2005, the board of the Michigan strategic fund may add additional qualified tool and die businesses to that recovery zone subject to the limitations contained in this subsection. A recovery zone shall consist of only qualified tool and die business property. The board of the Michigan strategic fund may combine existing recovery zones that are comprised solely of tool and die businesses that are parties to the same qualified collaborative agreement. Where 2 or more recovery zones have been combined, the board of the Michigan strategic fund may continue to designate additional recovery zones, provided that no more than 35 tool and die recovery zones exist at 1 time.

(3) The board of the Michigan strategic fund may revoke the designation of all or a portion of a recovery zone with respect to 1 or more qualified tool and die businesses if those qualified tool and die businesses fail or cease to participate in or comply with a qualified collaborative agreement. A qualified tool and die business may enter into another qualified collaborative agreement once it is designated part of a recovery zone.

(4) One or more qualified tool and die businesses subject to a qualified collaborative agreement may merge into another group of qualified tool and die businesses subject to a different qualified collaborative agreement upon application to and approval by the Michigan strategic fund.

(5) A qualified tool and die business in a recovery zone may have a different period of renaissance zone status than other qualified tool and die businesses in the same recovery zone.

(6) The board of the Michigan strategic fund may modify an existing recovery zone to add 1 or more qualified tool and die businesses with the consent of all other qualified tool and die businesses that are participating in the recovery zone.

(7) The board of the Michigan strategic fund may modify an existing recovery zone to add additional property under the same terms and conditions as the existing recovery zone if all of the following are met:

(a) The additional real property is contiguous to existing qualified tool and die business property and will become qualified tool and die business property once it is brought into operation as determined by the board of the Michigan strategic fund.

(b) The city, village, or township in which the qualified tool and die business is located consents to the modification.

(8) Beginning on January 13, 2009, a recovery zone may include a qualified tool and die business that has 75 or more full-time employees if that qualified tool and die business has entered into a written agreement with the board of the Michigan strategic fund and the city, village, or township, or a combination of cities, villages, or townships, in which the qualified tool and die business is located.

(9) As used in this section:

(a) "Qualified collaborative agreement" means an agreement that demonstrates synergistic opportunities, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(i) Sales and marketing efforts.

(ii) Development of standardized processes.

(iii) Development of tooling standards.

(iv) Standardized project management methods.

(v) Improved ability for specialized or small niche shops to develop expertise and compete successfully on larger programs.

(b) "Qualified tool and die business" means a business entity that meets all of the following:

(i) Has a North American industrial classification system (NAICS) of 332997, 333511, 333512, 333513, 333514, or 333515; or has a North American industrial classification system (NAICS) of 337215 and operates a facility within an existing renaissance zone, which facility is adjacent to real property not located in a renaissance zone and is located within 1/4 mile of a Michigan technical education center.

(ii) Has entered into a qualified collaboration agreement as approved by the Michigan strategic fund consisting of not fewer than 4 or more than 20 other business entities at the time of designation that have a North American industrial classification system (NAICS) of 332997, 333511, 333512, 333513, 333514, or 333515.

(iii) Except as otherwise provided by the board of the Michigan strategic fund, has fewer than 75 full-time employees.

(c) "Qualified tool and die business property" means 1 or more of the following:

(i) Property owned by 1 or more qualified tool and die businesses and used by those qualified tool and die businesses primarily for tool and die business operations. Qualified tool and die business property is used primarily for tool and die business operations if the qualified tool and die businesses that own the qualified tool and die business property generate 75% or more of the qualified tool and die businesses' gross revenue from tool and die operations that take place on the qualified tool and die business property at the time of designation.

(ii) Property leased by 1 or more qualified tool and die business for which the qualified tool and die business is liable for ad valorem property taxes and which is used by those qualified tool and die businesses primarily for tool and die business operations. Qualified tool and die business property is used primarily for tool and die business operations if the qualified tool and die businesses that lease the qualified tool and die business property generate 75% or more of the qualified tool and die businesses' gross revenue from tool and die operations that take place on the qualified tool and die business property at the time of designation. The qualified tool and die business shall furnish proof of its ad valorem property tax liability to the department of treasury.


History: Add. 2003, Act 266, Imd. Eff. Jan. 5, 2004 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 202, Imd. Eff. July 13, 2004 ;-- Am. 2005, Act 276, Imd. Eff. Dec. 19, 2005 ;-- Am. 2006, Act 93, Imd. Eff. Apr. 4, 2006 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 117, Imd. Eff. Apr. 29, 2008 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 495, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 2009 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 368, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2010
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of Michigan strategic fund from department of management and budget to department of labor and economic growth, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.


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