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HF 1723

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/20/2012 04:24pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to constitutional amendments; proposing to amend the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI; repealing the increase in the sales and use tax rate
dedicated for natural resources and cultural heritage purposes; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 85.53; 97A.056, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7; 114D.50; 129D.17.

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

Section 1. new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.
new text end

new text begin An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the
amendment is adopted, article XI, section 15, will be repealed.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
new text end

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2012 general
election. The question submitted must be:
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new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to remove the sales and use tax rate
increase of three-eighths of one percent that began July 1, 2009, and is dedicated to protect
our drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore our wetlands, prairies, forests,
and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve our arts and cultural heritage; to support
our parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore our lakes, rivers, streams, and
groundwater until the year 2034?
new text end

new text begin Yes
.
new text end
new text begin No . "
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREVENUE TRANSFER; SALES TAX REBATES.
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new text begin (a) On January 1, 2013, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
the remaining funds in the parks and trails fund, outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund,
and arts and cultural heritage fund to the general fund if the total combined balance in
the funds is less than $5,000,000.
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new text begin (b) On January 1, 2013, the remaining funds in the parks and trails fund, outdoor
heritage fund, clean water fund, and arts and cultural heritage fund shall be refunded to the
taxpayers through a sales tax rebate as provided by law if the total combined balance in
the funds is $5,000,000 or greater.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective November 15, 2012, if the
constitutional amendment in section 1 is adopted by the voters.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin (a) Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.056, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
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new text begin (b) Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 85.53; 97A.056, subdivision 1; 114D.50;
and 129D.17,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective November 15, 2012, if the
constitutional amendment in section 1 is adopted by the voters. Paragraph (b) is effective
January 1, 2013, if the constitutional amendment in section 1 is adopted by the voters.
new text end