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SF 1495

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to property tax administration; providing for an assessor accreditation
waiver; modifying assessor accreditation requirements; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 270C.9901.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 270C.9901, is amended to read:


270C.9901 ASSESSOR ACCREDITATION; WAIVER.

Subdivision 1.

Accreditation.

Every individual who appraises or physically inspects
real property for the purpose of determining its valuation or classification for property tax
purposes must obtain licensure as an accredited Minnesota assessor from the State Board
of Assessors by July 1, 2019 2022, or within four five years of that person having become
licensed as a certified Minnesota assessor, whichever is later.

Subd. 2.

Waiver.

(a) An individual may apply to the State Board of Assessors for a
waiver from licensure as an accredited Minnesota assessor as required by subdivision 1 if
the individual:

(1) was first licensed as a certified Minnesota assessor before July 1, 2004;

(2) has maintained an assessor license in good standing since July 1, 2004;

(3) has successfully passed a comprehensive examination substantially equivalent to the
requirements by the State Board of Assessors for the accredited Minnesota assessor license
designation before May 1, 2020; and

(4) submits an application to the State Board of Assessors no later than July 1, 2022.

The examination can only be taken once to fulfill the requirements of the waiver.

(b) The commissioner of revenue, in consultation with the State Board of Assessors and
the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, must determine the contents of the waiver
application and the comprehensive examination.

(c) A county assessor in any jurisdiction assessed by an applicant may submit additional
information to the State Board of Assessors to be considered as part of the waiver review
proceedings.

(d) The State Board of Assessors must not grant a waiver unless the applicant has met
the requirements in paragraph (a) and has the ability to perform the duties of assessment
required in each jurisdiction in which the applicant appraises or physically inspects real
property for the purposes of determining its valuation or classification for property tax
purposes.

(e) An individual granted a waiver under this subdivision is allowed to continue
assessment duties at the individual's licensure level, provided the individual maintains
licensure in good standing and complies with the continuing education requirements for the
accredited Minnesota assessor designation as prescribed by the State Board of Assessors.

(f) An individual granted a waiver under this section:

(1) is not considered to have achieved the designation as an accredited Minnesota assessor
and may not represent himself or herself as an accredited Minnesota assessor; and

(2) is not authorized to value income-producing property as defined in section 273.11,
subdivision 13, unless the individual meets the requirements of that section.

(g) A waiver granted by the State Board of Assessors under this section remains in effect
unless the individual's licensure lapses or is revoked. If the individual's licensure lapses or
is revoked, the waiver is void and the individual is subject to the requirements of subdivision
1.

(h) A decision of the State Board of Assessors to grant or deny a waiver under this
subdivision is final and is not subject to appeal.

(i) Waivers granted under this subdivision expire on June 30, 2032.

(j) This subdivision expires July 1, 2032.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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