as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/17/2020 03:17pm
A bill for an act
relating to taxation; property; modifying the maximum levy rate for certain
municipalities in the Cloquet Area Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District;
amending Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 3, as amended.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws
2013, chapter 143, article 4, section 37, and Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 6,
article 4, section 34, is amended to read:
The district board may impose a property tax on taxable property as
provided in this subdivision to pay the costs of providing fire or ambulance services, or
both, throughout the district. The board shall annually determine the total amount of the
levy that is attributable to the cost of providing fire services and the cost of providing
ambulance services within the primary service area. For those municipalities that only
receive ambulance services, the costs for the provision of ambulance services shall be levied
against taxable property within those municipalities at a rate necessary not to exceed deleted text begin0.019deleted text endnew text beginnew text end percent of the estimated market value. For those municipalities that receive both fire
and ambulance services, the tax shall be imposed at a rate that does not exceed 0.2835
percent of estimated market value.
When a member municipality opts to receive fire service from the district or an additional
municipality becomes a member of the district, the cost of providing fire services to that
community shall be determined by the board and added to the maximum levy amount.
Each county auditor of a county that contains a municipality subject to the tax under
this section must collect the tax and pay it to the Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District.
The district may also impose other fees or charges as allowed by law for the provision of
fire and ambulance services.
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