as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 04:25pm
A bill for an act
relating to transportation; eliminating a sunset on requirements for certain regional
allocation of motor vehicle sales tax revenue to replacement service providers;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.388, subdivision 4a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.388, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:
(a) In addition to the assistance
under subdivision 4, paragraph (c), deleted text beginfor fiscal years 2018 and 2019deleted text end the council must annually
provide financial assistance through regional allocation to replacement service municipalities.
The amount of financial assistance under this paragraph must equal at least 0.35 percent of
the total state revenues generated from the taxes imposed under chapter 297B for the current
(b) The council must establish a process to regionally allocate financial assistance under
this subdivision. At a minimum, the council must:
(1) adopt and implement a regional allocation policy that specifies funding priorities,
identifies decision-making procedures, and establishes criteria to determine the amount
allocated to a replacement service municipality; and
(2) ensure transparency and stakeholder input, which must include publishing on the
council's website the policy adopted under clause (1), a summary of the regional allocation
process, and financial information on the allocations.
(c) The regional allocation policy may specify eligibility requirements based on a
replacement service municipality's transit service operating reserves.
(d) The council must provide financial assistance under this subdivision using funds
appropriated to the council from the metropolitan area transit account in the transit assistance
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