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SF 1869

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; sales taxes; eliminating a restriction on the exemption for an
electrical cooperative located in Meeker County; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, section 297A.68, subdivision 37.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.68, subdivision 37, is amended to
read:


Subd. 37.

Job opportunity building zones.

(a) Purchases of tangible personal
property or taxable services by a qualified business, as defined in section 469.310, are
exempt if the property or services are primarily used or consumed in a job opportunity
building zone designated under section 469.314. For purposes of this subdivision, an aerial
camera package, including any camera, computer, and navigation device contained in the
package, that is used in an aircraft that is operated under a Federal Aviation Administration
Restricted Airworthiness Certificate according to Code of Federal Regulations, title 14,
part 21, section 21.25(b)(3), relating to aerial surveying, and that is based, maintained, and
dispatched from a job opportunity building zone, qualifies as primarily used or consumed
in a job opportunity building zone if the imagery acquired from the aerial camera package
is returned to the job opportunity building zone for processing. The exemption for an aerial
camera package is limited as provided in this subdivision and the tax must be imposed and
collected as if the rate under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied and then refunded in
the manner provided in section 297A.75. The total amount of the aerial camera package
exemption refunded for all taxpayers for all fiscal years is limited to $50,000 in taxes.

(b) Purchase and use of construction materials and supplies used or consumed in,
and equipment incorporated into, the construction of improvements to real property in
a job opportunity building zone are exempt if the improvements after completion of
construction are to be used in the conduct of a qualified business, as defined in section
469.310. This exemption applies regardless of whether the purchases are made by the
business or a contractor.

(c) The exemptions under this subdivision apply to a local sales and use tax
regardless of whether the local sales tax is imposed on the sales taxable as defined under
this chapter.

(d) This subdivision applies to sales, if the purchase was made and delivery received
during the duration of the zone.

(e) Notwithstanding the restriction in paragraph (a), which requires items purchased
to be primarily used or consumed in the zone, purchases by a qualified business that is
an electrical cooperative located in Meeker County of equipment and materials used for
the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy are exempt under this
subdivision, except thatdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the exemption for materials and equipment used or consumed outside the zone
must not exceed $200,000 in taxes for all taxpayers for all fiscal years; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end no sales and use tax exemption is allowed for equipment purchased for resale.

For purposes of this paragraph, the tax must be imposed and collected as if the rate
under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied and then refunded in the manner provided
in section 297A.75.