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HF 174

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to sales tax; eliminating the sales tax on local government purchases;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, subdivisions 2, 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Sales to government.

(a) All sales, except those listed in paragraph (b),
to the following governments and political subdivisions, or to the listed agencies or
instrumentalities of governments and political subdivisions, are exempt:

(1) the United States and its agencies and instrumentalities;

(2) school districts, the University of Minnesota, state universities, community
colleges, technical colleges, state academies, the Perpich Minnesota Center for Arts
Education, and an instrumentality of a political subdivision that is accredited as an
optional/special function school by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;

(3) deleted text beginhospitals and nursing homes owned and operated by political subdivisions of the
state of tangible personal property and taxable services used at or by hospitals and nursing
homes;
deleted text endnew text begin all political subdivisions of the state;
new text end

deleted text begin (4) the Metropolitan Council, for its purchases of vehicles and repair parts to equip
operations provided for in section 473.4051;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endother states or political subdivisions of other states, if the sale would be
exempt from taxation if it occurred in that state; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endsales to public libraries, public library systems, multicounty, multitype library
systems as defined in section 134.001, county law libraries under chapter 134A, state
agency libraries, the state library under section 480.09, and the Legislative Reference
Library.

(b) This exemption does not apply to the sales of the following products and services:

(1) building, construction, or reconstruction materials purchased by a contractor
or a subcontractor as a part of a lump-sum contract or similar type of contract with a
guaranteed maximum price covering both labor and materials for use in the construction,
alteration, or repair of a building or facility;new text begin and
new text end

(2) construction materials purchased by tax exempt entities or their contractors to
be used in constructing buildings or facilities which will not be used principally by the
tax exempt entitiesdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) the leasing of a motor vehicle as defined in section deleted text begin297B.01, subdivision 5deleted text end,
except for leases entered into by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) lodging as defined under section 297A.61, subdivision 3, paragraph (g), clause
(2), and prepared food, candy, and soft drinks, except for lodging, prepared food, candy,
and soft drinks purchased directly by the United States or its agencies or instrumentalities.
deleted text end

(c) As used in this subdivision, "school districts" means public school entities and
districts of every kind and nature organized under the laws of the state of Minnesota, and
any instrumentality of a school district, as defined in section 471.59.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.70, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sales of certain goods and services to government.

(a) The following
sales to or use by the specified governments and political subdivisions of the state are
exempt:

deleted text begin (1) repair and replacement parts for emergency rescue vehicles, fire trucks, and
fire apparatus to a political subdivision;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) machinery and equipment, except for motor vehicles, used directly for mixed
municipal solid waste management services at a solid waste disposal facility as defined in
section 115A.03, subdivision 10;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) chore and homemaking services to a political subdivision of the state to be
provided to elderly or disabled individuals;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(1) new text endtelephone services to the Department of Administration that are used to
provide telecommunications services through the intertechnologies revolving fund;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(2) new text endfirefighter personal protective equipment as defined in paragraph (b), if
purchased or authorized by and for the use of an organized fire department, fire protection
district, or fire company regularly charged with the responsibility of providing fire
protection to the state or a political subdivision;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(3) new text endbullet-resistant body armor that provides the wearer with ballistic and trauma
protection, if purchased by a law enforcement agency of the state deleted text beginor a political subdivision
of the state,
deleted text end or a licensed peace officer, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1; new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (7) motor vehicles purchased or leased by political subdivisions of the state if the
vehicles are exempt from registration under section 168.012, subdivision 1, paragraph (b),
exempt from taxation under section 473.448, or exempt from the motor vehicle sales tax
under section 297B.03, clause (12);
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) equipment designed to process, dewater, and recycle biosolids for wastewater
treatment facilities of political subdivisions, and materials incidental to installation of
that equipment;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9) sales to a town of gravel and of machinery, equipment, and accessories, except
motor vehicles, used exclusively for road and bridge maintenance, and leases by a town of
motor vehicles exempt from tax under section 297B.03, clause (10); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endthe removal of trees, bushes, or shrubs for the construction and maintenance
of roads, trails, or firebreaks when purchased by an agency of the state deleted text beginor a political
subdivision of the state
deleted text end.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "firefighters personal protective equipment"
means helmets, including face shields, chin straps, and neck liners; bunker coats and
pants, including pant suspenders; boots; gloves; head covers or hoods; wildfire jackets;
protective coveralls; goggles; self-contained breathing apparatus; canister filter masks;
personal alert safety systems; spanner belts; optical or thermal imaging search devices;
and all safety equipment required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2007.
new text end