Additional to Statutory Provisions
A requirement imposed on a business firm by an enterprise zone sponsor is strictly supplemental to the provisions under applicable statutes or state laws, and it shall neither alter nor undermine their effect or intent.
With respect to the following, as established by relevant state provisions, a requirement may in no way:
Affect the basic eligibility or ineligibility of certain business activities or uses of relevant property;
Modify any specified minimum level of investment by the firm; or
Alter the coverage, extent, period or any other direct aspect of tax benefits, although:
Alternative types of payment or financial contributions by the firm are possible; and
The sponsor shall set the total period of tax benefit as provided by the relevant law or statute.
The requirements may neither modify nor in any way effectively decrease or increase the stringency of state requirements for hiring, general employment levels or average pay/compensation associated with jobs or persons employed by the firm, and they shall not even address such issues, except for local requirements that:
Deal with employment other than what is affected or covered by the relevant state requirement (for example, construction or temporary workers, part-time employees, or remuneration in a Portland-area urban zone);