(1)They shall apply to a qualified business firm’s direct receipt of the tax abatement, only:
(a)With respect to operations inside (or nearby and affected by operations in) the enterprise zone; and
(b)Between the time when:
(A)The firm receives authorization (certification in the case of the long-term rural tax incentives); and
(B)December 31 of the final year when the overall enterprise zone exemption expires.
(2)Notwithstanding section (1) of this rule, the zone sponsor and the business firm may mutually agree, possibly with certain contingencies, to apply current requirements or provisions of an agreement to future situations described in OAR 123-668-2000 (REQUIREMENTS ON BUSINESSES — Applicable Situations).
(3)They shall not require that the eligible business firm’s hiring, recruitment, promotion, training, compensation or treatment of its actual or potential employees, suppliers, contractors or customers be based on:
(a)Those persons’ or businesses’ explicit residency or geographic location, consistent with OP-8236, Oregon Attorney General (April 20, 1995); or
(b)Other legally impermissible criteria.
(A)The firm’s failure may result rather in other penalties or repercussions through breach of contract or as otherwise stipulated; or
(B)The firm might fulfill an alternative requirement to avoid disqualification. (An alternative requirement shall not preclude the firm’s disqualification, if the firm later fails to fulfill the alternative requirement or any other requirement)
Rule 123-668-2100 — Basic Parameters,