DAR File No. 40483

This notice was published in the July 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 13) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Governor, Economic Development

Rule R357-5

Motion Picture Incentive Fund

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 40483
Filed: 06/09/2016 02:27:51 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 63N-8-104 requires the office to make rules establishing the standards that a motion picture company and digital media company must meet to qualify for a motion picture incentive and the criteria for determining the amount of the motion picture incentive under Title 63N, Chapter 8, of the Utah Code Annotated.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The rule has received several comments regarding the need for more detail for the criteria for selecting film projects and how the amount of the tax credit is determined. Otherwise, the rule has not received any additional comments.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The rule should be continued at this time because it does contain several basic criteria for how to qualify for the tax credit. The agency has filed a repeal and reenactment of this rule to address the comments. The new rule contains more criteria and the specific criteria that will be used to assess projects and potential award amounts. However, the agency does want to continue the current rule to be in effect until the new version becomes effective.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Economic Development

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jeffrey Van Hulten at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8694, by FAX at 801-538-8888, or by Internet E-mail at jeffreyvan@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Val Hale, Executive Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2016/b20160701.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jeffrey Van Hulten at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8694, by FAX at 801-538-8888, or by Internet E-mail at jeffreyvan@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.