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SF 2616

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/04/2022 10:54am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; permitting counties to establish subordinate service
districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 375B.02; 375B.03; 375B.04.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 375B.02, is amended to read:


375B.02 DEFINITION.

"Subordinate service district" means a deleted text begincompact and contiguousdeleted text end district within the county
in which one or more governmental services or additions to countywide services are provided
by the county and financed from revenues secured from within that district. The boundaries
of a single subordinate service district may not embrace an entire county.

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new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 375B.03, is amended to read:


375B.03 ESTABLISHMENT OF SERVICE DISTRICTS.

Notwithstanding any provision of law requiring uniform property tax rates on real or
personal property within the county, any county in this statedeleted text begin, except a metropolitan county
as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, and any other county containing a city of the
first class,
deleted text end may establish subordinate service districts to provide and finance any
governmental service or function which it is otherwise authorized to undertake. A function
or service to be provided shall not include a function or service which the county generally
provides throughout the county unless an increase in the level of the service is to be supplied
in the service district.

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new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 375B.04, is amended to read:


375B.04 CREATION BY COUNTY BOARD.

The county board of commissioners of any countydeleted text begin, except a metropolitan county as
defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, and any other county containing a city of the first
class,
deleted text end may establish a subordinate service district in a portion of the county by adoption of
an appropriate resolution. Before the adoption of the resolution, the county board shall hold
a public hearing on the question of whether or not a subordinate service district shall be
established. The resolution shall specify the service or services to be provided within the
subordinate service district and shall specify the territorial boundaries of the district.

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new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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