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SF 3990

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 08:17am

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 Fairmont 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 FAIRMONT; 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 Fairmont 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.
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 Fairmont to pay the costs of collecting and
administering the tax and paying up to $30,000,000 to fund improvement, rehabilitation,
or reconstruction of streets, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters that are rated at 40 or under on a
scale of 100 on the city's biennial street rating system, and have regional significance by
providing service to educational facilities, government facilities, or health care service
providers.
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 Fairmont may issue bonds under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 475, to finance the city's share of the costs of the project authorized in
subdivision 2. The aggregate principal amount of bonds issued under this subdivision may
not exceed $30,000,000 for the project listed in subdivision 2, plus 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 Fairmont, 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 Fairmont, 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) 25 years
after the tax is imposed, or (2) when the city council determines that the amount received
from the tax is sufficient to pay for the $30,000,000 in project costs authorized under
subdivision 2, 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.
new text end

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 Fairmont and its chief clerical officer comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end