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HF 5218

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/02/2024 11:53am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; modifying requirements for fees collected for city
services, permits, or licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 462.353,
subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 462.353, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.


(a) A municipality may prescribe fees sufficient to defray the costs incurred
by it in reviewing, investigating, and administering an application for an amendment to an
official control established pursuant to sections 462.351 to 462.364 or an application for a
permit or other approval required under an official control established pursuant to those
sections. Except as provided in subdivision 4a, fees as prescribed must be by ordinance.
Fees must be deleted text begin fair, reasonable, and proportionate and have a nexus to the actual cost of the
service for which the fee is imposed
deleted text end new text begin reasonably related to the entire cost to the city of
providing the service, permit, or license, including costs for public health, public safety,
and other public impacts
new text end .

(b) A municipality must adopt management and accounting procedures to ensure that
fees are maintained and used only for the purpose for which they are collected. Upon request,
a municipality must explain the basis of its fees.

(c) Except as provided in this paragraph, a fee ordinance or amendment to a fee ordinance
is effective January 1 after its adoption. A municipality may adopt a fee ordinance or an
amendment to a fee ordinance with an effective date other than the next January 1, but the
ordinance or amendment does not apply if an application for final approval has been
submitted to the municipality.

(d) If a dispute arises over a specific fee imposed by a municipality related to a specific
application, the person aggrieved by the fee may appeal under section 462.361, provided
that the appeal must be brought within 60 days after approval of an application under this
section and deposit of the fee into escrow. A municipality must not condition the approval
of any proposed subdivision or development on an agreement to waive the right to challenge
the validity of a fee. An approved application may proceed as if the fee had been paid,
pending a decision on the appeal. This paragraph must not be construed to preclude the
municipality from conditioning approval of any proposed subdivision or development on
an agreement to waive a challenge to the cost associated with municipally installed
improvements of the type described in section 429.021.