§ 23-17.25-2. Distressed essential community hospital sales and use tax exemption.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of title 44 of the Rhode Island general laws to the contrary, in recognition of Landmark Medical Center's status as a distressed essential community hospital neither Landmark Medical Center or any entity owned or controlled by Landmark Medical Center (hereinafter defined collectively as "LMC"), nor any success-in-interest to LMC (regardless of whether any such successor operates for profit or is subject to federal or state taxation), shall be required to pay or otherwise be financially responsible for any Rhode Island sales and use taxes that might otherwise be due in connection with any purchases, capital improvements, or any other activities conducted by LMC (or its successors-in-interest) pursuant to the health facility licenses maintained by LMC (or its successors-in-interest).
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) herein, this "distressed essential community hospital sales and use tax exemption" shall not apply to Northern Rhode Island Rehab Management Associates, L.P. d/b/a Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island ("RHRI") nor any successor-in-interest to Northern Rhode Island Rehab Management Associates, L.P. d/b/a Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island ("RHRI").
(c) This sales and use tax exemption shall be effective as of the effective date of LMC's conversion to a for-profit entity, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 23-17.14 (Hospital Conversions Act) and shall continue for a period of twelve (12) years.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 155, § 1.)