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Mandate 975

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Enterprise Zone Statutory Changes
Purpose of legislation
The 2019 General Assembly passed legislation and budget language affecting the Enterprise Zone program. The changes alter zone renewal procedures and clarify procedures for inclusion of solar panel installation as an allowed activity within the Enterprise Zone program (Chapter 496, 2019 Acts of Assembly and 2019 Appropriations Act, Item 107). The first change allows all zones an additional five year renewal period for a maximum zone duration of 25 years. The second change adds language clarifying that solar panel installation is a permitted activity under the Real Property Investment Grant (RPIG) program; this includes stand-alone solar installation or as part of new construction or a rehabilitation project. The change also lowers the threshold at which solar projects are eligible to receive funding
Legislation mandating a change Chap 496 (2019)
Budget item mandating a change Item 107 (2019)
VAC chapters to be amended
13 vac 5 - 112 : Enterprise Zone Grant Program Regulation
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5290: Amend to conform to state statute and technical corrections
Latest Stage: Final
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