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HF 2175

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/06/2017 01:26pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; allowing an exemption for purchases of certain
construction materials, supplies, and equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes
2016, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.71, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 49. new text end

new text begin Construction materials; Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant
redevelopment.
new text end

new text begin Construction materials and supplies used in, and equipment incorporated
into, a private redevelopment project on the site of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition
Plant are exempt, providing the resulting redevelopment is subject to property taxes. The
tax must be imposed and collected as if the rate under section 297A.62, subdivision 1,
applied and then refunded in the manner provided in section 297A.75. Refunds must be
processed and issued in the order that complete and accurate applications are received by
the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June
30, 2017, and before January 1, 2023.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.75, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Tax collected.

The tax on the gross receipts from the sale of the following
exempt items must be imposed and collected as if the sale were taxable and the rate under
section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied. The exempt items include:

(1) building materials for an agricultural processing facility exempt under section
297A.71, subdivision 13;

(2) building materials for mineral production facilities exempt under section 297A.71,
subdivision 14
;

(3) building materials for correctional facilities under section 297A.71, subdivision 3;

(4) building materials used in a residence for disabled veterans exempt under section
297A.71, subdivision 11;

(5) elevators and building materials exempt under section 297A.71, subdivision 12;

(6) materials and supplies for qualified low-income housing under section 297A.71,
subdivision 23
;

(7) materials, supplies, and equipment for municipal electric utility facilities under
section 297A.71, subdivision 35;

(8) equipment and materials used for the generation, transmission, and distribution of
electrical energy and an aerial camera package exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision
37;

(9) commuter rail vehicle and repair parts under section 297A.70, subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), clause (10);

(10) materials, supplies, and equipment for construction or improvement of projects and
facilities under section 297A.71, subdivision 40;

(11) materials, supplies, and equipment for construction, improvement, or expansion
ofdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) an aerospace defense manufacturing facility exempt under section 297A.71,
subdivision 42
;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii)deleted text end a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility exempt under section 297A.71, subdivision
45
;

deleted text begin (iii) a research and development facility exempt under section 297A.71, subdivision 46;
and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) an industrial measurement manufacturing and controls facility exempt under section
297A.71, subdivision 47;
deleted text end

(12) enterprise information technology equipment and computer software for use in a
qualified data center exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision 42;

(13) materials, supplies, and equipment for qualifying capital projects under section
297A.71, subdivision 44;

(14) items purchased for use in providing critical access dental services exempt under
section 297A.70, subdivision 7, paragraph (c); deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(15) items and services purchased under a business subsidy agreement for use or
consumption primarily in greater Minnesota exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision
44
deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (16) materials, supplies, and equipment for a private redevelopment project under section
297A.71, subdivision 49.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June
30, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.75, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Refund; eligible persons.

Upon application on forms prescribed by the
commissioner, a refund equal to the tax paid on the gross receipts of the exempt items must
be paid to the applicant. Only the following persons may apply for the refund:

(1) for subdivision 1, clauses (1), (2), deleted text beginanddeleted text end (14)new text begin, and (16)new text end, the applicant must be the
purchaser;

(2) for subdivision 1, clause (3), the applicant must be the governmental subdivision;

(3) for subdivision 1, clause (4), the applicant must be the recipient of the benefits
provided in United States Code, title 38, chapter 21;

(4) for subdivision 1, clause (5), the applicant must be the owner of the homestead
property;

(5) for subdivision 1, clause (6), the owner of the qualified low-income housing project;

(6) for subdivision 1, clause (7), the applicant must be a municipal electric utility or a
joint venture of municipal electric utilities;

(7) for subdivision 1, clauses (8), (11), (12), and (15), the owner of the qualifying
business; and

(8) for subdivision 1, clauses (9), (10), and (13), the applicant must be the governmental
entity that owns or contracts for the project or facility.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June
30, 2017.
new text end