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HF 2189

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/13/2012 11:49am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/13/2012

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A bill for an act
relating to the Rochester local sales tax; modifying the list of cities that share
some of the revenue; amending Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 8, section 43,
subdivision 3, as amended.

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

Section 1.

Laws 1998, chapter 389, article 8, section 43, subdivision 3, as amended by
Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 5, section 28, and Laws 2011, First
Special Session chapter 7, article 4, section 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Use of revenues.

(a) Revenues received from the taxes authorized by
subdivisions 1 and 2 must be used by the city to pay for the cost of collecting and
administering the taxes and to pay for the following projects:

(1) transportation infrastructure improvements including regional highway and
airport improvements;

(2) improvements to the civic center complex;

(3) a municipal water, sewer, and storm sewer project necessary to improve regional
ground water quality; and

(4) construction of a regional recreation and sports center and other higher education
facilities available for both community and student use.

(b) The total amount of capital expenditures or bonds for projects listed in paragraph
(a) that may be paid from the revenues raised from the taxes authorized in this section
may not exceed $111,500,000. The total amount of capital expenditures or bonds for the
project in clause (4) that may be paid from the revenues raised from the taxes authorized
in this section may not exceed $28,000,000.

(c) In addition to the projects authorized in paragraph (a) and not subject to the
amount stated in paragraph (b), the city of Rochester may, if approved by the voters at an
election under subdivision 5, paragraph (c), use the revenues received from the taxes and
bonds authorized in this section to pay the costs of or bonds for the following purposes:

(1) $17,000,000 for capital expenditures and bonds for the following Olmsted
County transportation infrastructure improvements:

(i) County State Aid Highway 34 reconstruction;

(ii) Trunk Highway 63 and County State Aid Highway 16 interchange;

(iii) phase II of the Trunk Highway 52 and County State Aid Highway 22
interchange;

(iv) widening of County State Aid Highway 22 West Circle Drive; and

(v) 60th Avenue Northwest corridor preservation;

(2) $30,000,000 for city transportation projects including:

(i) Trunk Highway 52 and 65th Street interchange;

(ii) NW transportation corridor acquisition;

(iii) Phase I of the Trunk Highway 52 and County State Aid Highway 22 interchange;

(iv) Trunk Highway 14 and Trunk Highway 63 intersection;

(v) Southeast transportation corridor acquisition;

(vi) Rochester International Airport expansion; and

(vii) a transit operations center bus facility;

(3) $14,000,000 for the University of Minnesota Rochester academic and
complementary facilities;

(4) $6,500,000 for the Rochester Community and Technical College/Winona State
University career technical education and science and math facilities;

(5) $6,000,000 for the Rochester Community and Technical College regional
recreation facilities at University Center Rochester;

(6) $20,000,000 for the Destination Medical Community Initiative;

(7) $8,000,000 for the regional public safety and 911 dispatch center facilities;

(8) $20,000,000 for a regional recreation/senior center;

(9) $10,000,000 for an economic development fund; and

(10) $8,000,000 for downtown infrastructure.

(d) No revenues from the taxes raised from the taxes authorized in subdivisions 1
and 2 may be used to fund transportation improvements related to a railroad bypass that
would divert traffic from the city of Rochester.

(e) The city shall use $5,000,000 of the money allocated to the purpose in paragraph
(c), clause (9), for grants to the cities of Byron, Chatfield, Dodge Center, Dover, Elgin,
Eyota, Kasson, Mantorville, Oronoco, Pine Island, Plainview, St. Charles, Stewartville,
Zumbrota, Spring Valley, West Concord, deleted text beginanddeleted text end Hayfieldnew text begin, and any other city with a 2010
population of at least 1,000 that has a city boundary within 25 miles of the geographic
center of Rochester and is closer to Rochester than to any other city with a population of
20,000 or more,
new text end for economic development projects that these communities would fund
through their economic development authority or housing and redevelopment authority.

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new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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