Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 30
State Treasurer
Section 30.750

August 28, 2014


Definitions.

30.750. As used in sections 30.750 to 30.765, the following terms mean:

(1) "Eligible agribusiness", a person engaged in the processing or adding of value to agricultural products produced in Missouri;

(2) "Eligible alternative energy consumer", an individual who wishes to borrow moneys for the purchase, installation, or construction of facilities or equipment related to the production of fuel or power primarily for the individual's own use from energy sources other than fossil fuels, including but not limited to solar, hydroelectric, wind, and qualified biomass;

(3) "Eligible alternative energy operation", a business enterprise engaged in the production of fuel or power from energy sources other than fossil fuels, including but not limited to solar, hydroelectric, wind, and qualified biomass. Such business enterprise shall conform to the characteristics of paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of subdivision (6) of this section;

(4) "Eligible beginning farmer":

(a) For any beginning farmer who seeks to participate in the linked deposit program alone, a farmer who:

a. Is a Missouri resident;

b. Wishes to borrow for a farm operation located in Missouri;

c. Is at least eighteen years old; and

d. In the preceding five years has not owned, either directly or indirectly, farm land greater than fifty percent of the average size farm in the county where the proposed farm operation is located or farm land with an appraised value greater than four hundred fifty thousand dollars. A farmer who qualifies as an eligible farmer under this provision may utilize the proceeds of a linked deposit loan to purchase agricultural land, farm buildings, new and used farm equipment, livestock and working capital;

(b) For any beginning farmer who is participating in both the linked deposit program and the beginning farmer loan program administered by the Missouri agriculture and small business development authority, a farmer who:

a. Qualifies under the definition of a beginning farmer utilized for eligibility for federal tax-exempt financing, including the limitations on the use of loan proceeds; and

b. Meets all other requirements established by the Missouri agriculture and small business development authority;

(5) "Eligible facility borrower", a borrower qualified under section 30.860 to apply for a reduced-rate loan under sections 30.750 to 30.765;

(6) "Eligible farming operation", any person engaged in farming in an authorized farm corporation, family farm, or family farm corporation as defined in section 350.010 that has all of the following characteristics:

(a) Is headquartered in this state;

(b) Maintains offices, operating facilities, or farming operations and transacts business in this state;

(c) Employs less than ten employees;

(d) Is organized for profit;

(7) "Eligible governmental entity", any political subdivision of the state seeking to finance capital improvements, capital outlay, or other significant programs through an eligible lending institution;

(8) "Eligible higher education institution", any approved public or private institution as defined in section 173.205*;

(9) "Eligible job enhancement business", a new, existing, or expanding firm operating in Missouri, or as a condition of accepting the linked deposit, will locate a facility or office in Missouri associated with said linked deposit, which employs ten or more employees in Missouri on a yearly average and which, as nearly as possible, is able to establish or retain at least one job in Missouri for each fifty thousand dollars received from a linked deposit loan except when the applicant can demonstrate significant costs for equipment, capital outlay, or capital improvements associated with the physical expansion, renovation, or modernization of a facility or equipment. In such cases, the maximum amount of the linked deposit shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars per job created or retained plus the initial cost of the physical expansion, renovation or capital outlay;

(10) "Eligible lending institution", a financial institution that is eligible to make commercial or agricultural or student loans or discount or purchase such loans, is a public depository of state funds or obtains its funds through the issuance of obligations, either directly or through a related entity, eligible for the placement of state funds under the provisions of section 15, article IV, Constitution of Missouri, and agrees to participate in the linked deposit program;

(11) "Eligible livestock operation", any person engaged in production of livestock or poultry in an authorized farm corporation, family farm, or family farm corporation as defined in section 350.010;

(12) "Eligible locally owned business", any person seeking to establish a new firm, partnership, cooperative company, or corporation that shall retain at least fifty-one percent ownership by residents in a county in which the business is headquartered, that consists of the following characteristics:

(a) The county has a median population of twelve thousand five hundred or less; and

(b) The median income of residents in the county are equal to or less than the state median income; or

(c) The unemployment rate of the county is equal to or greater than the state's unemployment rate;

(13) "Eligible marketing enterprise", a business enterprise operating in this state which is in the process of marketing its goods, products or services within or outside of this state or overseas, which marketing is designed to increase manufacturing, transportation, mining, communications, or other enterprises in this state, which has proposed its marketing plan and strategy to the department of economic development and which plan and strategy has been approved by the department for purposes of eligibility pursuant to sections 30.750 to 30.765. Such business enterprise shall conform to the characteristics of paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision (6) of this section and also employ less than twenty-five employees;

(14) "Eligible multitenant development enterprise", a new enterprise that develops multitenant space for targeted industries as determined by the department of economic development and approved by the department for the purposes of eligibility pursuant to sections 30.750 to 30.765;

(15) "Eligible residential property developer", an individual who purchases and develops a residential structure of either two or four units, if such residential property developer uses and agrees to continue to use, for at least the five years immediately following the date of issuance of the linked deposit loan, one of the units as his principal residence or if such person's principal residence is located within one-half mile from the developed structure and such person agrees to maintain the principal residence within one-half mile of the developed structure for at least the five years immediately following the date of issuance of the linked deposit loan;

(16) "Eligible residential property owner", a person, firm or corporation who purchases, develops or rehabilitates a multifamily residential structure;

(17) "Eligible small business", a person engaged in an activity with the purpose of obtaining, directly or indirectly, a gain, benefit or advantage and which conforms to the characteristics of paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision (6) of this section, and also employs less than one hundred employees;

(18) "Eligible student borrower", any person attending, or the parent of a dependent undergraduate attending, an eligible higher education institution in Missouri who may or may not qualify for need-based student financial aid calculated by the federal analysis called Congressional Methodology Formula pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1078, as amended (the Higher Education Amendments of 1986);

(19) "Eligible water supply system", a water system which serves fewer than fifty thousand persons and which is owned and operated by:

(a) A public water supply district established pursuant to chapter 247; or

(b) A municipality or other political subdivision; or

(c) A water corporation; and which is certified by the department of natural resources in accordance with its rules and regulations to have suffered a significant decrease in its capacity to meet its service needs as a result of drought;

(20) "Farming", using or cultivating land for the production of agricultural crops, livestock or livestock products, forest products, poultry or poultry products, milk or dairy products, or fruit or other horticultural products;

(21) "Linked deposit", a certificate of deposit, or in the case of production credit associations, the subscription or purchase outright of obligations described in section 15, article IV, Constitution of Missouri, placed by the state treasurer with an eligible lending institution at rates otherwise provided by law in section 30.758, provided the institution agrees to lend the value of such deposit, according to the deposit agreement provided in sections 30.750 to 30.765, to eligible multitenant development enterprises, eligible small businesses, eligible alternative energy operations, eligible alternative energy consumers, eligible locally owned businesses, farming operations, eligible job enhancement businesses, eligible marketing enterprises, eligible residential property developers, eligible residential property owners, eligible governmental entities, eligible agribusinesses, eligible beginning farmers, eligible livestock operations, eligible student borrowers, eligible facility borrowers, or eligible water supply systems at below the present borrowing rate applicable to each multitenant development enterprise, small business, alternative energy operation, alternative energy consumer, farming operation, eligible job enhancement business, eligible marketing enterprise, eligible residential property developer, eligible residential property owner, eligible governmental entity, eligible agribusiness, eligible beginning farmer, eligible livestock operation, eligible student borrower, or supply system at the time of the deposit of state funds in the institution;

(22) "Market rate", the interest rate more specifically described in subsection 6 of section 30.260;

(23) "Professional forester", any individual who holds a bachelor of science degree in forestry from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of two years of professional forest management experience;

(24) "Qualified biomass", any agriculture-derived organic material or any wood-derived organic material harvested in accordance with a site-specific forest management plan focused on long-term forest sustainability developed by a professional forester and qualified, in consultation with the conservation commission, by the agriculture and small business development authority;

(25) "Water corporation", as such term is defined in section 386.020;

(26) "Water system", as such term is defined in section 386.020.

(L. 1986 H.B. 1107 ยง 1, A.L. 1987 H.B. 294, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1260, A.L. 1989 S.B. 444, A.L. 1991 H.B. 51, et al., A.L. 1992 S.B. 661 & 620, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1248 & 1048 merged with H.B. 1681, A.L. 1997 H.B. 557, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1155, A.L. 2005 S.B. 270, A.L. 2006 S.B. 1017, A.L. 2007 H.B. 741, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1181, et al., A.L. 2009 H.B. 883, A.L. 2011 H.B. 109)

*Section 173.205 was repealed by S.B. 389, 2007.


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