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HF 2217

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; modifying local sales and use tax for Cook
County; modifying the bonding authority limit for certain projects; amending
Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 7, section 18, subdivisions 2, 3.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 7, section 18, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Use of revenues.

Revenues received from the tax authorized by
subdivision 1 must be used by Cook County to pay the costs of collecting the tax and
to pay for the following projects:

(1) construction deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end improvementsnew text begin, and additionsnew text end to deleted text begina countydeleted text end community deleted text begincenterdeleted text endnew text begin
centers
new text end and new text beginpublic new text endrecreation deleted text beginareadeleted text endnew text begin areasnew text end, including, but not limited to, improvements and
additions to the deleted text beginskateboard park, hockey rink, ball fields, community center addition,
county
deleted text endnew text begin, public new text end parking deleted text beginarea, tennis courts, and all associated improvementsdeleted text endnew text begin areasnew text end; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) construction new text beginof new text endand improvements to the Grand Marais Public Librarynew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) construction and improvement of a countywide high-speed communications
infrastructure network; and
new text end

new text begin (4) construction and improvement of a district energy plant for public facilities in
Grand Marais
new text end.

Authorized expenses include, but are not limited to, paying construction expenses related
to these improvements, and paying debt service on bonds or other obligations issued to
finance acquisition and construction of these improvements. The total amount of revenues
from the taxes in subdivision 1 that may be used to fund these projects is deleted text begin$14,000,000deleted text endnew text begin
$20,000,000
new text end plus any associated bond costs.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the governing body of
Cook County and its chief clerical officer timely comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 7, section 18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Bonding authority.

Cook County may issue bonds under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 475, to pay capital and administrative expenses for the projects
authorized in subdivision 2, in an amount that does not exceed deleted text begin$14,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $20,000,000new text end.
An election to approve the bonds under Minnesota Statutes, section 475.58, is not
required. The issuance of bonds under this subdivision is not subject to Minnesota
Statutes, sections 275.60 and 275.61. The debt represented by the bonds is not included
in computing any debt limitation applicable to the county, and any levy of taxes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 475.61, to pay principal and interest on the bonds is not
subject to any levy limitation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the governing body of
Cook County and its chief clerical officer timely comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end