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Sec. 313.051.

Sec. 313.051. APPLICABILITY.

(a) In this section, “strategic investment area” means an area the comptroller determines under Subsection (a-3) is:

(1) a county within this state with unemployment above the state average and per capita income below the state average;

(2) an area within this state that is a federally designated urban enterprise community or an urban enhanced enterprise community; or

(3) a defense economic readjustment zone designated under Chapter 2310, Government Code.

(a-1) This subchapter applies only to a school district that has territory in:

(1) an area that qualifies as a strategic investment area; or

(2) a county:

(A) that has a population of less than 50,000; and

(B) in which, from 2000 to 2010, according to the federal decennial census, the population:

(i) remained the same;

(ii) decreased; or

(iii) increased, but at a rate of not more than the average rate of increase in the state during that period.

(a-2) Notwithstanding Subsection (a-1), if on January 1, 2002, this subchapter applied to a school district in whose territory is located a federal nuclear facility, this subchapter continues to apply to the school district regardless of whether the school district ceased or ceases to be described by Subsection (a-1) after that date.

(a-3) Not later than September 1 of each year, the comptroller shall determine areas that qualify as a strategic investment area using the most recently completed full calendar year data available on that date and, not later than October 1, shall publish a list and map of the designated areas. A determination under this subsection is effective for the following tax year for purposes of this subchapter.

(b) The governing body of a school district to which this subchapter applies may enter into an agreement in the same manner as a school district to which Subchapter B applies may do so under Subchapter B, subject to Sections 313.052-313.054. Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, the provisions of Subchapter B apply to a school district to which this subchapter applies. For purposes of this subchapter, a property owner is required to create at least 10 new qualifying jobs as defined by Section 313.021(3) on the owner’s qualified property.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1505, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002.

Amended by:

Acts 2006, 79th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 1 (H.B. 3), Sec. 16(e), eff. January 1, 2008.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1186 (H.B. 3676), Sec. 11, eff. June 19, 2009.

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1304 (H.B. 3390), Sec. 16, eff. January 1, 2014.

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