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SF 2098

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/20/2015 08:43am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; authorizing the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to impose
a parking facility fee.

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

Section 1. new text beginCITY PARKING FACILITY FEE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin "Parking facility" means a parking area or structure
having parking spaces at which motor vehicles are permitted to park for a fee, whether
publicly or privately owned, but does not include parking spaces on a public street, the use
of which is regulated by parking meters.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Authorization to impose the fee. new text end

new text begin (a) The city of Minneapolis may
impose by ordinance a fee to be paid by the owner of each parking space located in a
parking facility within an area in the city of Minneapolis described as follows: west of the
Mississippi River, west of Interstate Highway 35W, north or east of Interstate Highway
94, and south of Plymouth Avenue.
new text end

new text begin (b) The city of St. Paul may impose by ordinance a fee to be paid by the owner of each
parking space located in a parking facility within an area in the city of St. Paul described
as follows: north of the Mississippi River, west of the Lafayette bridge parking lots, south
of Interstate Highway 35E and Interstate Highway 94, and east of Chestnut Street.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Amount of fee. new text end

new text begin The amount of the fee may be uniform throughout the
district, or it may vary depending upon the nature and structure of the parking facility,
zoning, location, or other reasonable factors determined by the city.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Administration of fee. new text end

new text begin A city imposing a parking fee on a parking facility
under this section shall administer the fee locally. A city may provide by ordinance that
the payment of the parking facility fee be made on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Eligible uses of proceeds. new text end

new text begin Proceeds of the parking facility fee may be
utilized by the city imposing the fee for any eligible purpose under this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) pedestrian improvements, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, trees, planters,
landscaping, benches, lighting, trash receptacles, signage, wayfinding, and informational
kiosks;
new text end

new text begin (2) public plazas, including, but not limited to, improvements, operations,
maintenance, and programming, to include recreational and entertainment activities
designed to promote enjoyment of the city for Minnesotans and tourists of all ages. The
city of Minneapolis may designate proceeds for this purpose for downtown, or specifically
for Nicollet Mall, Peavey Plaza, or Downtown East Commons, or other similar locations.
The city of St. Paul may designate proceeds for this purpose for downtown, or specifically
for Rice Park, Mears Park, Wacouta Commons, Kellogg Park, Pedro Park, Central Station
Plaza, Cleveland Circle, or other similar locations; and
new text end

new text begin (3) transit and bicycle facilities, including, but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (i) planning, design, engineering, property acquisition, and construction of the
downtown portion of a transit line or bicycle facility;
new text end

new text begin (ii) maintaining and acquiring equipment, transit vehicles, and related facilities, such
as maintenance facilities, that need not be located in the parking facilities fee area;
new text end

new text begin (iii) acquiring, improving, or constructing transit stations; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) acquiring or improving public space, including the construction and installation
of improvements to streets and sidewalks, decorative lighting and surfaces, and plantings
related to the downtown portion of a transit line or bicycle facility.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Under Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision 1,
this section is effective on ............ without the requirement of local approval.
new text end