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SF 2733

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 state lands; limiting acquisition of state-owned land; requiring
payment of real estate taxes on purchased state land; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 94.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [94.015] ACQUISITION AND SALE OF STATE-OWNED LAND.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin No net gain. new text end

new text begin No state department or agency may acquire a fee title
interest in land by gift, purchase, or eminent domain if the acquisition results in a net gain
of land owned by the state, according to the inventory of state-owned land maintained
under section 16B.245.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Status as taxable property. new text end

new text begin (a) Any surplus land sold or conveyed by the
state must be subject to taxation under chapter 272. Except as provided in paragraph (b), a
person that acquires land from the state must agree to pay real estate taxes on the property,
regardless of any tax-exempt status otherwise granted in statutes.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person that is exempt from taxation under the Minnesota Constitution, article
X, section 1, must enter into an agreement with the county in which the land is located to
make payments in lieu of taxes.
new text end

new text begin (c) Status as taxable property runs with the land and any new owner to whom the
land is subsequently sold or conveyed is subject to the same terms as the owner acquiring
title under this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Section 1 is effective June 30, 2008.
new text end