As used in this section, "private enterprise" means a person whose ownership and use of the property leased to it or used exclusively by it would not qualify such property for exemption from taxation.
The exercise of the powers granted by this chapter will be for the benefit of the people of the state, for the improvement of their health, safety, convenience, and welfare, and for the enhancement of their convention and recreational opportunities and is a public purpose. As the operation and maintenance of facilities will constitute the performance of essential governmental functions, a convention facilities authority shall not be required to pay any taxes or assessments upon any facility to which it holds title, or upon any property acquired or used by it under this chapter, or upon the income therefrom, provided that any part of such a facility or property leased to, or exclusively used by, a private enterprise, and the income therefrom, shall be subject to appropriate taxes and assessments, and the listing of such a facility or property shall be split as provided in section 5713.04 of the Revised Code. The transfer to or from a convention facilities authority of title or possession of any facility, part thereof, or item included or to be included in any such facility and the receipt or sale by the authority of any services included in division (B)(3) of section 5739.01 of the Revised Code shall not be subject to the taxes levied pursuant to Chapters 5739. and 5741. of the Revised Code. The bonds and notes issued under this chapter, their transfer, and the income therefrom, shall at all times be free from taxation within the state.
Effective Date: 02-20-1986 .