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SF 4564

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/12/2020 10:51am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to local government aid; state government finance; appropriating money
from the coronavirus relief account in the federal fund for distributions to counties,
cities, and towns.

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

Section 1. new text beginCORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND; LOCAL GOVERNMENT
DISTRIBUTIONS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.
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new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue.
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new text begin (c) "Eligible city" means a city whose home county is an eligible county.
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new text begin (d) "Eligible county" means a Minnesota county with a population less than 500,000.
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new text begin (e) "Eligible town" means a town in an eligible county.
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new text begin (f) "Population" means, for a city or a town, the population used to calculate aids payable
in 2021 under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A. Population means, for a county, the
population as measured by the United States Census Bureau in 2019 and used to calculate
aid amounts under Public Law 116-136.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Local government distribution amounts. new text end

new text begin (a) The distribution amount for an
eligible town equals the greater of: (1) $.......; or (2) the product of: (i) the town's population;
and (ii) $........
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new text begin (b) The distribution amount for an eligible city equals the greater of: (1) $.......; or (2)
the product of: (i) the city's population; and (ii) $........
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new text begin (c) The distribution amount for an eligible county equals the difference between the
county initial distribution amount and the county subtraction amount. The county initial
distribution amount equals the product of: (1) the county's population, and (2) $174.49. The
county subtraction amount equals: (1) the sum of the distribution amounts attributable to
any eligible town in the county, plus (2) the sum of the distribution amounts attributable to
any portion of an eligible city in the county.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Distribution schedule. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must distribute the amounts calculated
under this section no later than June 15, 2020.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Allowable uses. new text end

new text begin The local government must use aid distributions under this
section for purposes consistent with the requirements of title V of Public Law 116-136.
Prior to distributing the aid, the commissioner must require each eligible local government
to certify its intent to comply with the requirements of this section. The certification must
be in the form and manner determined by the commissioner.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Local government collaborative agreement. new text end

new text begin A local government may enter
into a collaborative agreement with one or more other local governments to share aid
distributions under this section, consistent with subdivision 3. The commissioner may require
each local government to provide information about the agreement in the form and manner
determined by the commissioner.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expenditure time limits. new text end

new text begin (a) Any aid amount remaining unexpended by the
local government on October 1, 2020, must be returned to the commissioner and is canceled
to the coronavirus relief account in the federal fund.
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new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), any aid amount remaining unexpended by the local
government on December 15, 2020, for a local government that has entered into an agreement
under subdivision 4 must be returned to the commissioner and is canceled to the coronavirus
relief account in the federal fund.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Hennepin County and Ramsey County distributions to cities and
towns.
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new text begin Hennepin County and Ramsey County must distribute aid to cities and towns in the
county. The aid amounts for each city and town must be calculated by the county as if those
cities and towns were eligible for a distribution from the state under the formula provided
in subdivision 2, paragraphs (a) and (b). The county must distribute the amounts calculated
to cities and towns no later than the date indicated in subdivision 3.
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new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $667,156,931 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the
coronavirus relief account in the federal fund to the commissioner of revenue for aid
distributions under this section. If the appropriation in this subdivision exceeds the amount
required to fund the distributions in this section, any remaining balance must cancel to the
coronavirus relief account in the federal fund. If the appropriation in this subdivision is less
than the amount to fund the distributions in this section, the commissioner must proportionally
reduce the per capita allowances in subdivision 2 and distribute the available appropriation.
This is a onetime appropriation.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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