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HF 233

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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Introduction Posted on 01/13/2005

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A bill for an act
relating to the state lottery; providing for lottery
games to support local parks; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 349A.04; 349A.10, subdivision
5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 349A.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 349A.04, is
amended to read:


349A.04 LOTTERY deleted text beginGAME PROCEDURES deleted text endnew text beginGAMESnew text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Lottery game procedures. new text end

The director may
adopt game procedures governing the following elements of the
lottery:

(1) lottery games;

(2) ticket prices;

(3) number and size of prizes;

(4) methods of selecting winning tickets; and

(5) frequency and method of drawings.

The adoption of lottery game procedures is not subject to
chapter 14.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Lottery games with parks theme. new text end

new text begin The director
shall ensure that one-eighth of all lottery games for which
tickets are purchased in each fiscal year have a theme of
supporting local parks. Net proceeds from the games must be
deposited as provided in section 349A.10, subdivision 5.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 349A.10,
subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Deposit of net proceeds.

new text begin(a) new text endWithin 30 days
after the end of each month, the director shall deposit in the
state treasury the net proceeds of the lottery, which is the
balance in the lottery fund after transfers to the lottery prize
fund and credits to the lottery operations account. deleted text beginOf the net
proceeds,
deleted text end

new text begin (b) new text end40 percent new text beginof the net proceeds new text endmust be credited to the
Minnesota environment and natural resources trust fund deleted text beginand deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe remainder new text beginof the net proceeds solely from the sale
of games described in section 349A.04, subdivision 2, must be
credited to the local parks support account in the special
revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) The remainder of any other net proceeds new text endmust be
credited to the general fund.

Sec. 3.

new text begin [349A.101] LOCAL PARKS SUPPORT ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Account created. new text end

new text begin A local parks support
account is created in the special revenue fund. All money in
the account is appropriated to the commissioner of finance for
purposes of subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application; distribution. new text end

new text begin (a) By October 15 of
each year, the commissioner shall distribute money in the
account to cities that apply to the commissioner for a
distribution. A city that contains one or more public parks
owned and maintained by the city, or a joint powers board under
section 471.59 formed by two or more cities, is eligible to
apply to the commissioner for money from the local parks support
account. Cities shall apply on a form and in a manner
prescribed by the commissioner. Cities must apply to the
commissioner by September 1, in order to receive a distribution.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must distribute money to a city in
proportion to the amount of gross receipts for games described
in section 349A.04, subdivision 2, generated in that city in the
previous fiscal year. In the case of a joint powers board
created by two or more cities, the joint powers board is
entitled to an amount proportional to the gross receipts for
games described in section 349A.04, subdivision 2, generated in
all cities that are parties to the joint powers agreement in the
previous fiscal year. The director shall assist the
commissioner and provide data necessary for the commissioner to
carry out the commissioner's responsibilities under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of funds; report. new text end

new text begin A city or joint powers
board receiving funds under this section may use the funds only
for the operation, maintenance, or establishment of public parks
owned by the city or by a city that is a member of a joint
powers board, including acquisition of real property. Each city
or joint powers board receiving funds under this section must
report annually to the commissioner on its expenditure of funds
under this section. The commissioner may deny future funding
under this section to any city or joint powers board if the
commissioner determines that the city or joint powers board has
violated this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reversion to general fund. new text end

new text begin Any money remaining
in the local parks support account on October 15 of any year
which the commissioner determines was generated in a city or
joint powers board in the previous fiscal year, that has not
applied for funds under subdivision 2, reverts to the general
fund.
new text end