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SF 1002

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:17am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; expanding the exemption for materials
used in township roads; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 297A.70,
subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 297A.70, subdivision 3, is amended to

Subd. 3.

Sales of certain goods and services to government.

(a) The following
sales to or use by the specified governments and political subdivisions of the state are

(1) repair and replacement parts for emergency rescue vehicles, fire trucks, and
fire apparatus to a political subdivision;

(2) machinery and equipment, except for motor vehicles, used directly for mixed
municipal solid waste management services at a solid waste disposal facility as defined in
section 115A.03, subdivision 10;

(3) chore and homemaking services to a political subdivision of the state to be
provided to elderly or disabled individuals;

(4) telephone services to the Office of Enterprise Technology that are used to provide
telecommunications services through the enterprise technology revolving fund;

(5) firefighter personal protective equipment as defined in paragraph (b), if purchased
or authorized by and for the use of an organized fire department, fire protection district, or
fire company regularly charged with the responsibility of providing fire protection to the
state or a political subdivision;

(6) bullet-resistant body armor that provides the wearer with ballistic and trauma
protection, if purchased by a law enforcement agency of the state or a political subdivision
of the state, or a licensed peace officer, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1;

(7) motor vehicles purchased or leased by political subdivisions of the state if the
vehicles are exempt from registration under section 168.012, subdivision 1, paragraph (b),
exempt from taxation under section 473.448, or exempt from the motor vehicle sales tax
under section 297B.03, clause (12);

(8) equipment designed to process, dewater, and recycle biosolids for wastewater
treatment facilities of political subdivisions, and materials incidental to installation of
that equipment;

(9) sales to a town of deleted text begingravel and ofdeleted text endnew text begin materials,new text end machinery, equipment, and accessories,
except motor vehicles, used exclusively for road and bridge maintenance, and leases by a
town of motor vehicles exempt from tax under section 297B.03, clause (10);

(10) the removal of trees, bushes, or shrubs for the construction and maintenance
of roads, trails, or firebreaks when purchased by an agency of the state or a political
subdivision of the state; and

(11) purchases by the Metropolitan Council or the Department of Transportation of
vehicles and repair parts to equip operations provided for in section 174.90, including, but
not limited to, the Northstar Corridor Rail project.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "firefighters personal protective equipment"
means helmets, including face shields, chin straps, and neck liners; bunker coats and
pants, including pant suspenders; boots; gloves; head covers or hoods; wildfire jackets;
protective coveralls; goggles; self-contained breathing apparatus; canister filter masks;
personal alert safety systems; spanner belts; optical or thermal imaging search devices;
and all safety equipment required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

(c) For purchases of items listed in paragraph (a), clause (11), 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2009.
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