15-24-1401. Definitions. The following definitions apply to 15-24-1402 unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Expansion" means that the industry has added after July 1, 1987, at least $50,000 worth of qualifying improvements or modernized processes to its property within the same jurisdiction either in the first tax year in which the benefits provided for in 15-24-1402 are to be received or in the preceding tax year.
(2) "Industry" includes but is not limited to a firm that:
(a) engages in the mechanical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into products in the manner defined as manufacturing in the North American Industry Classification System Manual prepared by the United States office of management and budget;
(b) engages in the extraction or harvesting of minerals, ore, or forestry products;
(c) engages in the processing of Montana raw materials such as minerals, ore, agricultural products, and forestry products;
(d) engages in the transportation, warehousing, or distribution of commercial products or materials if 50% or more of the industry's gross sales or receipts are earned from outside the state;
(e) earns 50% or more of its annual gross income from out-of-state sales; or
(f) engages in the production of electrical energy in an amount of 1 megawatt or more by means of an alternative renewable energy source as defined in 15-6-225.
(3) "New" means that the firm is new to the jurisdiction approving the resolution provided for in 15-24-1402(2) and has invested after July 1, 1987, at least $125,000 worth of qualifying improvements or modernized processes in the jurisdiction either in the first tax year in which the benefits provided for in 15-24-1402 are to be received or in the preceding tax year. New industry does not include property treated as new industrial property under 15-6-135.
(4) "Qualifying" means meeting all the terms, conditions, and requirements for a reduction in taxable value under 15-24-1402 and this section.
History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 564, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 574, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 694, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 29, Ch. 51, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 591, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 405, L. 2003.