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SF 3978

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 09:23am

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; local sales and use; authorizing the city of Little Falls to impose
a local sales and use tax.

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

Section 1. new text beginCITY OF LITTLE FALLS; TAXES 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,
section 297A.99, subdivision 1, or 477A.016, or any other law, ordinance, or city charter,
and if approved by the voters at a general election as required under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.99, subdivision 3, the city of Little Falls may impose by ordinance a sales and
use tax of one-half of 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. The tax imposed under this subdivision is in addition to any local
sales and use tax imposed under any other special law.
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 Little Falls to pay the costs of collecting
and administering the tax and for up to $17 million for the cost of constructing a community
recreational facility that includes a gymnasium with an indoor track, multipurpose rooms
for meeting and educational spaces, office and storage space, and outdoor recreational
facilities for aquatic recreation with a master plan to incorporate future additions to the
facility.
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 Little 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 and approved by the voters as required under Minnesota Statutes, section
297A.99, subdivision 3, paragraph (a). The aggregate principal amount of bonds issued
under this subdivision may not exceed $17,000,000 for the project listed in subdivision 2
plus an amount needed to pay capitalized interest and an amount to be applied to the payment
of the costs of issuing the bonds. The bonds may be paid from or secured by any funds
available to the city of Little 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 included in computing any debt limitation applicable to the city
of Little Falls, and any levy of taxes under Minnesota Statutes, section 475.61, to pay
principal 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 Subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.99,
subdivision 12, the tax imposed under subdivision 1 expires at the earlier of (1) 30 years
after being first imposed, or (2) when the city council determines that the amount received
from the tax is sufficient to pay for the project costs authorized under subdivision 2 for the
project if approved by voters as required under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.99,
subdivision 3, paragraph (a), plus an amount sufficient to pay the costs related to issuance
of any bonds authorized under subdivision 3, including interest on the bonds. Except as
otherwise provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.99, subdivision 3, paragraph (f),
any funds remaining after payment of the allowed costs due to the timing of the termination
of the tax under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.99, subdivision 12, 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.
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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 Little Falls and its chief clerical officer comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
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