as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 03/26/1997|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to local government; providing for the 1.3 distribution of certain federal payments; amending 1.4 Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 471.653. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 471.653, is 1.7 amended to read: 1.8 471.653 [DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEDERAL PAYMENTS.] 1.9 Federal payment in lieu of taxes on entitlement lands made 1.10 pursuant to United States Code, title 31, sections 6901 to 6906 1.11 must be transferred by a county to the home rule or statutory 1.12 city or town where the entitlement land is located if the county 1.13 board determines that the statutory or home rule city or town is 1.14 authorized to be the principal provider of governmental services 1.15 affecting the use of entitlement lands and if the total annual 1.16 federal payment to the county is $5,000 or more. The county 1.17 board shall make its determination based on factors which must 1.18 include: (1) whether the city or town has at least 60 acres of 1.19 land within the entitlement lands; (2) whether city or town 1.20 roads are the primary access to the entitlement lands; (3) 1.21 whether the city or town
providesis authorized to provide 1.22 specific services to the entitlement lands such as fire 1.23 protection, police protection, and search and rescue services; 1.24 and (4) whether the city or town is primarily responsible1.25 authorized to provide for land use planning and official 2.1 controls. 2.2 The distribution of federal payment in lieu funds shall be 2.3 made by the county board to a qualifying city or town in the 2.4 proportion that the acreage of entitlement land located in each 2.5 bears to the total acreage of entitlement land in the county. 2.6 If more than 25 percent of entitlement acreage in a county is 2.7 located in qualifying cities or towns, there shall be a pro rata 2.8 reduction in each qualifying city or town's share, so that only 2.9 30 percent of the total county payment is distributed. 2.10 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 2.11 Section 1 is effective the day following its final 2.12 enactment.