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House Journal: Page 879: Wednesday, March 20, 1996

The motion to suspend the rules lost.
Mundie of Webster offered the following amendment H-5487, to the
committee amendment H-5419, filed by him from the floor and
moved its adoption:


 1     Amend the amendment, H-5419, to Senate File 2443,
 2   as amended, passed, and reprinted by the Senate, as
 3   follows:
 4     1.  Page 13, by inserting after line 8 the
 5   following:
 6     "Sec. ___.  Section 15.327, Code 1995, is amended
 7   by adding the following new subsection:
 8     NEW SUBSECTION.  3A.  "Economic development area"
 9   means a site or sites designated by the department for
10   the purpose of attracting an eligible business to
11   locate facilities within the state.
12     Sec. ___.  NEW SECTION.  15.331B  EXEMPTION FROM
15     1.  The eligible business, to the extent the
16   eligible business is not actively engaged in farming
17   within the economic development area, may acquire,
18   own, and lease up to one thousand two hundred eighty
19   acres of land in the economic development area,
20   notwithstanding the provisions of sections 9H.4, 9H.5,
21   and 567.3 if the eligible business has been designated
22   a pilot project business under subsection 3.  The
23   eligible business may receive one or more one-year
24   extensions of the time limit for complying with the
25   requirements of section 567.4.  Each extension must be
26   approved by the community prior to approval by the
27   department.  The eligible business shall comply with
28   the remaining provisions of chapters 9H and 567 to the
29   extent they do not conflict with this subsection.
30     2.  "Actively engaged in farming" means any of the
31   following:
32     a.  Inspecting agricultural production activities
33   within the economic development area periodically and
34   furnishing at least half of the value of the tools and
35   paying at least half the direct cost of production.
36     b.  Regularly and frequently making or taking an
37   important part in making management decisions
38   substantially contributing to or affecting the success
39   of the farm operations within the economic development
40   area.
41     c.  Performing physical work which significantly
42   contributes to crop or livestock production.
43     3.  The department may designate up to a total of
44   five eligible businesses as pilot project businesses
45   for the purposes of the exemption contained in this

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