as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/27/2017 11:58am
A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property; changing proposed levy certification dates for special
taxing districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.065, subdivision
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 275.065, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) Notwithstanding any law or charter to the contrary,
on or before September 30, each county deleted text beginand eachdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end home rule charter or statutory citynew text beginnew text end shall certify to the county auditor the proposed property tax levy for
taxes payable in the following year.
(b) Notwithstanding any law or charter to the contrary, on or before September 15, each
town deleted text beginand each special taxing districtdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end shall adopt and certify to the county auditor a proposed
property tax levy for taxes payable in the following year. For towns, the final certified levy
shall also be considered the proposed levy.
(c) On or before September 30, each school district that has not mutually agreed with
its home county to extend this date shall certify to the county auditor the proposed property
tax levy for taxes payable in the following year. Each school district that has agreed with
its home county to delay the certification of its proposed property tax levy must certify its
proposed property tax levy for the following year no later than October 7. The school district
shall certify the proposed levy as:
(1) a specific dollar amount by school district fund, broken down between voter-approved
and non-voter-approved levies and between referendum market value and tax capacity
(2) the maximum levy limitation certified by the commissioner of education according
to section 126C.48, subdivision 1.
(d) If the board of estimate and taxation or any similar board that establishes maximum
tax levies for taxing jurisdictions within a first class city certifies the maximum property
tax levies for funds under its jurisdiction by charter to the county auditor by the date specified
in paragraph (a), the city shall be deemed to have certified its levies for those taxing
(e) For purposes of this section, "special taxing district" means a special taxing district
as defined in section 275.066. Intermediate school districts that levy a tax under chapter
124 or 136D, joint powers boards established under sections 123A.44 to 123A.446, and
Common School Districts No. 323, Franconia, and No. 815, Prinsburg, are also special
taxing districts for purposes of this section.
(f) At the meeting at which a taxing authority, other than a town, adopts its proposed
tax levy under this subdivision, the taxing authority shall announce the time and place of
its subsequent regularly scheduled meetings at which the budget and levy will be discussed
and at which the public will be allowed to speak. The time and place of those meetings must
be included in the proceedings or summary of proceedings published in the official newspaper
of the taxing authority under section 123B.09, 375.12, or 412.191.
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