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  99.585.  Tourism infrastructure projects, funds may be expended, when — limitations — relocation of owners, repayment required. — 1.  The state of Missouri, acting through the department of economic development and the office of administration, or any other public body may, upon such terms and with reasonable consideration as it may determine, expend funds for the purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, undertaking, or carrying out of a land clearance project or projects within the area in which the public body is authorized to act to develop, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, repair, or improve any tourism infrastructure facilities existing as of August 28, 2019, and for which application is made and approved by the department of economic development no later than August 28, 2020.  Any annual expenditure by a public body for such land clearance projects related to tourism infrastructure facilities shall be limited to a portion of tax revenues derived directly or indirectly from any such land clearance project or projects supported by such annual expenditure within such designated land clearance project area or areas, as stated in an agreement entered into between the authority and the public body under subdivision (10) of section 99.580; provided, however, that:

  (1)  The term of state appropriations under any such agreement shall not exceed twenty years;

  (2)  The annual amount of the state appropriation authorized under this section shall not exceed two million five hundred thousand dollars per year for any fiscal year ending on or before June 30, 2031, and four million five hundred thousand dollars per year for any fiscal year thereafter.  No such appropriation shall be made prior to July 1, 2021;

  (3)  Any such land clearance project shall be determined to produce a positive net fiscal impact for the state over the term of such agreement, with such public or private assurances as the director of the department of economic development may reasonably require; and

  (4)  The director of the department of economic development shall make an annual written report on behalf of the department to the governor and the general assembly within ninety days of the end of each fiscal year detailing whether such land clearance project produced a positive net fiscal impact for the state in the prior fiscal year and projecting the overall net fiscal impact to the state over the term of such agreement.

  2.  As used in this section, "tourism infrastructure facilities" means structures, fixtures, systems, and facilities of multipurpose sports and entertainment venues with seating capacity less than twenty-five thousand, including associated parking facilities, owned by any public body and which the authority determines are a contributing factor in the attraction of sports, recreational, entertainment, or meeting activities, either professional or amateur, commercial or private.  Such structures, fixtures, systems, and facilities may include, but are not limited to, foundations, roofs, interior and exterior walls or windows, floors, steps, stairs, concourses, hallways, restrooms, event or meeting spaces or other hospitality-related areas, concession or food preparation areas, and services systems such as mechanical, gas utility, electrical, lighting, communication, sound, sanitary, HVAC, elevator, escalator, plumbing, sprinkler, cabling and wiring, life-safety security cameras, access deterrents, public safety improvements, or other building systems.

  3.  For any land clearance project for which funds are expended under this section on a facility utilized by a professional sports franchise, if the owners of such franchise relocate the franchise to another state during the period of the agreement entered into under subsection 1 of this section, such owners shall repay to the general revenue fund the amount of funds expended by the state pursuant to such agreement.


(L. 2019 H.B. 677)

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