Texas Tax Code

Sec. § 351.1021
Pledge or Commitment of Certain Tax Revenue for Certain Projects


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Eligible municipality” means a municipality described by Section 351.102 (Pledge for Bonds)(e)(4).

(2)

“Multipurpose convention center facility” means a facility that will be constructed and, after that construction:

(A)

is used to host conventions, meetings, live performances, and sporting events;

(B)

is:

(i)

leased by an eligible municipality; or

(ii)

wholly owned by an eligible municipality, and none of which is or may be owned through an undivided common interest;

(C)

is not located in a hotel or other structure;

(D)

has at least 10,000 square feet of continuous and usable meeting space; and

(E)

is configurable to simultaneously accommodate multiple events described by Paragraph (A) of different sizes and types.

(3)

“Multipurpose convention center facility project” means a project that consists of a hotel owned by an eligible municipality or another person and a multipurpose convention center facility, the nearest exterior wall of which is located not more than 2,500 feet from the nearest exterior wall of the hotel. A multipurpose convention center facility project may include:

(A)

each new or existing business located in the municipality, regardless of who owns the business or the property on which the business is located, the nearest exterior wall of which is located not more than 2,500 feet from the nearest exterior wall of the multipurpose convention center facility or the hotel that is part of the project;

(B)

a parking shuttle or transportation system; and

(C)

any parking area or structure located in the municipality, regardless of who owns the area or structure or the property on which the area or structure is located, the nearest property line of which is located not more than two miles from the nearest exterior wall of the multipurpose convention center facility.

(b)

An eligible municipality or local government corporation acting on behalf of an eligible municipality is entitled to receive all funds from a multipurpose convention center facility project that the owner of a project could receive under Section 151.429 (Tax Refunds for Enterprise Projects)(h) of this code or Section 2303.5055 (Refund, Rebate, or Payment of Tax Proceeds to Qualified Hotel Project), Government Code, if a project for purposes of those provisions included a multipurpose convention center facility project. The municipality or local government corporation is entitled to receive the funds for a period of 10 years beginning on the date the multipurpose convention center facility is issued a certificate of occupancy.

(c)

An eligible municipality or local government corporation acting on behalf of an eligible municipality may pledge or commit the funds to which the municipality or local government corporation is entitled as provided by Subsection (b) for the payment of bonds, other obligations, or contractual obligations issued or incurred for the multipurpose convention center facility project.

(d)

The comptroller shall deposit the funds to which an eligible municipality or local government corporation is entitled as provided by Subsection (b) in a separate suspense account of the municipality outside the state treasury.

(e)

The comptroller may make a rebate, refund, or payment authorized under this section without the necessity of an appropriation. The comptroller shall rebate, refund, or pay to the eligible municipality the funds to which the municipality or local government corporation is entitled as provided by Subsection (b) at least quarterly.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 952 (H.B. 4347), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2019.
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