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SF 1812

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2019 04:21pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to the Cloquet Fire and Ambulance District; modifying its authority to
incur debt and impose taxes; amending Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section
46, subdivisions 1, as amended, 2, 3, as amended, 4, 5.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws
2013, chapter 143, article 4, section 36, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Agreement.

The city of Cloquet and Perch Lake Township, by resolution
of each of their governing bodies, may establish the Cloquet Area Fire and Ambulance
new text begin Special new text endTaxing District for the purpose of providing fire or ambulance services, or both,
throughout the district. In this section, "municipality" means home rule charter and statutory
cities, towns, and Indian tribes. The district may exercise all the powers relating to fire and
ambulance services of the municipalities that receive fire or ambulance services, or both,
from the district. Upon application, any other municipality may join the district with the
agreement of the municipalities that comprise the district at the time of its application to
join.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the Cloquet Area
Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District Board with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Board.

The Cloquet Area Fire and Ambulance new text beginSpecial new text endTaxing District Board
is governed by a board made up initially of one or more elected officials of the governing
body of each participating municipality in the proportions set out in the establishing
resolution, subject to change as provided in the district's charter, if any, or in the district's
bylaws. Each municipality's representatives serve at the pleasure of that municipality's
governing body.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the Cloquet Area
Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District Board with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws
2013, chapter 143, article 4, section 37, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Tax.

The district board may impose a property tax on taxable property as
provided in this subdivisionnew text begin to pay the costs of providing fire or ambulance services, or
both, throughout the district
new text end. 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 end
new text begin 0.048 new text endpercent 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the Cloquet Area
Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District Board with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Public indebtedness.

The district may incur debt in the manner provided for
new text begin in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 475, and the district is new text enda municipality deleted text beginby Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 475, when necessary to accomplish its duties.
deleted text endnew text begin, as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
sections 475.51, subdivision 2, and 475.521, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), and may issue
certificates of indebtedness or capital notes as provided for a city under Minnesota Statutes,
section 412.301, when necessary to accomplish its duties. Any tax levied to pay debt of the
district must be levied in the amounts required and in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 475.61. The debt service for debt, the proceeds of which financed capital costs for
ambulance service, must be levied against taxable property within those municipalities in
the primary service area. The debt service for debt, the proceeds of which financed capital
costs for fire service, must be levied against taxable property within those municipalities
receiving fire services.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the Cloquet Area
Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District Board with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 2, section 46, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Withdrawal.

Notice of intent to withdraw from participation in the district
may be given only in the month of January, with a minimum of twelve months notice of
intent to withdraw. Withdrawal becomes effective for taxes levied new text beginunder subdivision 3 new text endin
the year when the notice is given. new text beginA property tax levied by the district on taxable property
located in a withdrawing municipality to make debt service payments for obligations issued
by the district under subdivision 4 remains in effect until the obligations outstanding on the
date of withdrawal are satisfied, including any property tax levied in connection with a
refunding of the obligations.
new text endThe district and its members may develop and agree upon
new text begin other new text endcontinuing obligations after withdrawal of a municipality.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the Cloquet Area
Fire and Ambulance Special Taxing District Board with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
subdivision 3.
new text end