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SF 337

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/22/2019 03:30pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; authorizing the city of International Falls to impose a local
sales and use tax for specified projects.

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

Section 1. new text beginCITY OF INTERNATIONAL FALLS; TAX AUTHORIZED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Sales and use tax authorization. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
sections 297A.99, subdivision 1, or 477A.016, or any other law, ordinance, or city charter,
and as approved by the voters at the November 6, 2018, general election, the city of
International Falls may impose, by ordinance, a sales and use tax of up to one percent for
the purposes specified in subdivision 2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.99, govern the imposition, administration,
collection, and enforcement of the tax authorized under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Use of sales and use tax revenues. new text end

new text begin The revenues derived from the tax authorized
under subdivision 1 must be used by the city of International Falls to pay the costs of
collecting and administering the tax, and paying for transportation and other public
infrastructure projects in the city, including securing and paying debt service on bonds
issued to finance all or part of these projects. The total amount of transportation and other
public infrastructure projects to be funded with the tax imposed under subdivision 1 shall
not exceed $30,000,000, excluding associated debt service costs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bonding authority. new text end

new text begin (a) The city of International Falls may issue bonds under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 475, to finance all or a portion of the costs of the project
authorized in subdivision 2. The aggregate principal amount of bonds issued under this
subdivision may not exceed $30,000,000, plus an amount applied to the payment of costs
of issuing the bonds. The bonds may be paid from or secured by any funds available to the
city of International Falls, including the tax authorized under subdivision 1. The issuance
of bonds under this subdivision is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 275.60 and
275.61.
new text end

new text begin (b) The bonds are not subject to any provisions of the home rule charter of the city of
International Falls and are not included in computing any debt limitation applicable to the
city. Any levy of taxes under Minnesota Statutes, section 475.61, to pay principal of and
interest on the bonds is not subject to any levy limitation. A separate election to approve
the bonds under Minnesota Statutes, section 475.58, is not required.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Termination of taxes. new text end

new text begin The tax imposed under subdivision 1 expires at the
earlier of: (1) 30 years after the tax is first imposed; or (2) when the city council determines
that the city has received $30,000,000 from this tax to fund the projects listed in subdivision
2 plus an amount sufficient to pay costs, including interest costs, related to the issuance of
the bonds authorized in subdivision 3. Any funds remaining after payment of the allowed
costs due to timing of the termination under section 297A.99 shall be placed in the general
fund of the city. The tax imposed under subdivision 1 may expire at an earlier time if the
city so determines by ordinance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after the governing body of the
city of International Falls and its chief clerical officer comply with Minnesota Statutes,
section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end