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HF 1105

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:43am

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

Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 02/25/2009

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; redefining transit taxing district; authorizing tax levy outside
existing transit taxing district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section
473.446, subdivisions 2, 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 473.4461.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 473.446, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Transit taxing district.

The metropolitan transit taxing district deleted text beginis hereby
designated as that portion of the metropolitan transit area lying within the following
named cities, towns, or unorganized territory within the counties indicated:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) Anoka County. Anoka, Blaine, Centerville, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids,
Fridley, Circle Pines, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Spring Lake Park;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) Carver County. Chanhassen, the city of Chaska;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) Dakota County. Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale,
Mendota, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, West St. Paul;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) Ramsey County. All of the territory within Ramsey County;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) Hennepin County. Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin,
Chanhassen, Crystal, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley,
Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Minneapolis,
Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield,
Robbinsdale, St. Anthony, St. Louis Park, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata,
Woodland, the unorganized territory of Hennepin County;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) Scott County. Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g) Washington County. Baytown, the city of Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Bayport,
Birchwood, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Lake Elmo, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Newport,
Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, Pine Springs, St. Paul Park, Willernie, Woodbury
deleted text endnew text begin means the
metropolitan area
new text end.

The Metropolitan Council in its sole discretion may provide transit service by
contract deleted text beginbeyond the boundaries of the metropolitan transit taxing district ordeleted text end to cities and
towns deleted text beginwithin the taxing districtdeleted text end which are receiving financial assistance under section
473.388, upon petition therefor by an interested city, township or political subdivision
within the metropolitan transit area. The Metropolitan Council may establish such
terms and conditions as it deems necessary and advisable for providing the transit
service, including such combination of fares and direct payments by the petitioner as
will compensate the council for the full capital and operating cost of the service and the
related administrative activities of the council. The amount of the levy made by any
municipality to pay for the service shall be disregarded when calculation of levies subject
to limitations is made, provided that cities and towns receiving financial assistance under
section 473.388 shall not make a special levy under this subdivision without having first
exhausted the available local transit funds as defined in section 473.388. The council shall
not be obligated to extend service deleted text beginbeyond the boundaries of the taxing district, ordeleted text end to cities
and towns within the taxing district which are receiving financial assistance under section
473.388, under any law or contract unless or until payment therefor is received.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2010 and
thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 473.446, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

State review.

The commissioner of revenue shall certify the council's levy
limitation under this section to the council by August 1 of the levy year. The council
must certify its proposed property tax levy under this section to the commissioner of
revenue by September 1 of the levy year. The commissioner of revenue shall annually
determine whether the property tax for transit purposes certified by the council for levy
following the adoption of its proposed budget is within the levy limitation imposed by
deleted text begin subdivisionsdeleted text end new text beginsubdivision new text end1 deleted text beginand 1bdeleted text end. deleted text beginThedeleted text end deleted text begincommissioner shall also annually determine
whether the transit tax imposed on all taxable property within the metropolitan transit area
but outside of the metropolitan transit taxing district is within the levy limitation imposed
deleted text enddeleted text beginby subdivision 1a.deleted text end The determination must be completed prior to September 10 of each
year. If current information regarding market valuation in any county is not transmitted to
the commissioner in a timely manner, the commissioner may estimate the current market
valuation within that county for purposes of making the calculations.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2010 and
thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 473.4461, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2010 and
thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPLICABILITY.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 3 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end