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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1972

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/26/2012 03:24pm

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

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12
2.13 2.14
2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8
3.9
3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20
5.21
5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 6.36 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27
7.28 7.29
7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20
8.21
8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15
9.16 9.17
9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2
10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7
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10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9
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11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16
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12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 13.36 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 14.35 14.36 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35 15.36 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15
16.16 16.17
16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 17.36 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23
19.24 19.25
19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34
20.1
20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18
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24.3 24.4
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24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18
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26.1 26.2
26.3 26.4 26.5
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26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19
28.20 28.21
28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13
30.14 30.15
30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7
32.8 32.9
32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 32.35 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 33.35 33.36 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13
34.14 34.15
34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24
34.25 34.26
34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 35.35 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 36.35 36.36 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29
37.30 37.31
37.32 37.33 37.34 37.35 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 38.36 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9
39.10 39.11
39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16
40.17 40.18
40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4
41.5 41.6
41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21
41.22 41.23
41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18
42.19 42.20
42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 43.35 43.36 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17
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44.22 44.23
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44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11
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45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 45.35 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12
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46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15
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48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 48.35 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25
49.26 49.27
49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 50.1 50.2 50.3
50.4 50.5
50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12
51.13
51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 51.35 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 52.36 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30
54.31
54.32 54.33 54.34 54.35 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21
55.22 55.23
55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 55.35 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 56.34 56.35 56.36 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12
57.13
57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 57.35 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13
58.14 58.15
58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19
58.20 58.21
58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25
58.26
58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19
59.20
59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27
59.28
59.29 59.30 59.31
59.32 59.33
60.1 60.2
60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14
60.15
60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23
60.24
60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25
62.26
62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 62.35 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4
63.5 63.6
63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13
64.14 64.15
64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 64.34 64.35 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7
65.8 65.9
65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 65.35 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 66.35 66.36 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10
67.11 67.12 67.13
67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 67.34 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12
68.13 68.14 68.15
68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33
68.34
69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7
69.8 69.9 69.10
69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16
69.17 69.18 69.19
69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31
70.1 70.2 70.3
70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26
70.27 70.28 70.29
70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10
71.11 71.12 71.13
71.14 71.15
71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29
71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5
72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 72.34 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35 73.36 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4
74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 75.35 75.36 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4
76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12
76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18
76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28
76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16
77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25
77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 77.34 78.1 78.2
78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17
78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29
78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7
79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 79.34
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80.31 80.32 80.33 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8
81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19
81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26
81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33
82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20
82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26
82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33
83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6
83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11
83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 83.34 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 84.33 84.34
84.35 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24
85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29
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85.31 85.32 85.33 85.34 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12
86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27
86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 86.33 86.34 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20
87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29
87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8
88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34 88.35 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29
89.30 89.31 89.32 89.33 89.34 89.35 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8
90.9
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92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28
92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 92.34 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5
93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16
93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29
93.30 93.31 93.32 93.33 94.1 94.2
94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17
94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19
95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34
96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27
96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35
97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5
97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11
97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17
97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27
97.28 97.29 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14
98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 98.34 98.35 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7
99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22
99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30
99.31 99.32 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28
100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 100.34 100.35 101.1 101.2
101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26
101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28
102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17
103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32
103.33 103.34 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21
104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 104.34 104.35 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7
105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18
105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23
105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32
106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17
106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 106.33
106.34 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8
107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20
107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9
108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 108.35 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30
109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35
110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7
110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17
110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22
110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 111.33 111.34 111.35 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30
112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 112.35 112.36
113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4
113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13
113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25
113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5
114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10
114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23
114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5
115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24
115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8
116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16
116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27
116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 116.33 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4
117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32
117.33 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14
118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18
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118.24 118.25 118.26
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A bill for an act
relating to the financing of state and local government; making technical, policy,
administrative, and clarifying changes to taxes on individual income, sales
and uses, property, aids to local governments; modifying property tax refund
payments; reducing and eliminating the state general levy; modifying various
taxes and tax-related provisions; providing income tax, sales tax, and property
tax exemptions; modifying tax increment financing authorities; setting the
levels of the cash flow account and the budget reserve account; appropriating
money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 6.91, subdivision 2;
38.18; 40A.15, subdivision 2; 69.011, subdivision 1; 69.021, subdivisions 7,
8; 88.51, subdivision 3; 103B.245, subdivision 3; 103B.251, subdivision 8;
103B.635, subdivision 2; 103B.691, subdivision 2; 103D.905, subdivisions
2, 3, 8; 116J.8737, subdivisions 5, 7, 8, 9; 117.025, subdivision 7; 127A.48,
subdivision 1; 138.053; 144F.01, subdivision 4; 162.07, subdivisions 3, 4;
163.04, subdivision 3; 163.06, subdivision 6; 165.10, subdivision 1; 272.03, by
adding subdivisions; 273.032; 273.11, subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivision 21b;
273.1398, subdivisions 3, 4; 275.011, subdivision 1; 275.025, subdivisions 1,
4; 275.065, subdivisions 1, 3; 275.077, subdivision 2; 275.71, subdivision 4;
276A.01, subdivisions 10, 12, 13, 15; 287.08; 287.23, subdivision 1; 289A.20,
subdivision 4; 289A.31, subdivision 5; 290.0677, subdivision 2; 290.0681,
subdivisions 1, 3, 5, 10; 290A.04, subdivision 2h; 297A.61, subdivision 4;
297A.67, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 297A.68, subdivision 5;
297A.815, subdivision 3; 297G.04, subdivision 2; 353G.08, subdivision 2;
365.025, subdivision 4; 366.095, subdivision 1; 366.27; 368.01, subdivision
23; 368.47; 370.01; 373.40, subdivisions 1, 4; 375.167, subdivision 1; 375.18,
subdivision 3; 375.555; 383B.152; 383B.245; 383B.73, subdivision 1; 383E.20;
383E.23; 385.31; 394.36, subdivision 1; 398A.04, subdivision 8; 401.05,
subdivision 3; 410.32; 412.221, subdivision 2; 412.301; 428A.02, subdivision 1;
430.102, subdivision 2; 447.10; 450.19; 450.25; 458A.10; 458A.31, subdivision
1; 465.04; 469.033, subdivision 6; 469.034, subdivision 2; 469.053, subdivisions
4, 4a, 6; 469.107, subdivision 1; 469.174, subdivisions 2, 8, 10, by adding
subdivisions; 469.176, subdivision 1b; 469.177, subdivision 1; 469.180,
subdivision 2; 469.187; 469.206; 471.24; 471.571, subdivisions 1, 2; 471.73;
473.325, subdivision 2; 473.629; 473.661, subdivision 3; 473.667, subdivision
9; 473.671; 473.711, subdivision 2a; 473F.02, subdivisions 12, 14, 15, 23;
475.521, subdivision 4; 475.53, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5; 475.58, subdivision 2;
475.73, subdivision 1; 477A.0124, subdivision 2; 641.23; 641.24; 645.44, by
adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, sections 116J.8737,
subdivisions 1, 2; 124D.4531, subdivision 1; 126C.40, subdivision 1; 276.04,
subdivision 2; 289A.02, subdivision 7; 290.01, subdivisions 19, 19a, 19b, 31;
290.091, subdivision 2; 290A.03, subdivision 15; 291.005, subdivision 1;
295.53, subdivision 1; 297A.68, subdivision 42; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2,
3; 297B.03; 469.1763, subdivision 2; 477A.011, subdivision 20; 477A.013,
subdivision 9; 477A.03, subdivision 2a; Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 5,
section 34, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 471; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 273.11, subdivision 1a;
275.025, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 276A.01, subdivision 11; 276A.06, subdivision
10; 290.0677, subdivision 1a; 290.92, subdivision 31; 473F.02, subdivision 13;
473F.08, subdivision 10; 477A.011, subdivision 21; Minnesota Statutes 2011
Supplement, sections 275.025, subdivision 3; 289A.60, subdivision 31.

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

ARTICLE 1

INCOME TAX

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 116J.8737, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given.

(b) "Qualified small business" means a business that has been certified by the
commissioner under subdivision 2.

(c) "Qualified investor" means an investor who has been certified by the
commissioner under subdivision 3.

(d) "Qualified fund" means a pooled angel investment network fund that has been
certified by the commissioner under subdivision 4.

(e) "Qualified investment" means a cash investment in a qualified small business
of a minimum of:

(1) $10,000 in a calendar year by a qualified investor; or

(2) $30,000 in a calendar year by a qualified fund.

A qualified investment must be made in exchange for common stock, a partnership
or membership interest, preferred stock, debt with mandatory conversion to equity, or an
equivalent ownership interest as determined by the commissioner.

(f) "Family" means a family member within the meaning of the Internal Revenue
Code, section 267(c)(4).

(g) "Pass-through entity" means a corporation that for the applicable taxable year is
treated as an S corporation or a general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability
partnership, trust, or limited liability company and which for the applicable taxable year is
not taxed as a corporation under chapter 290.

(h) "Intern" means a student of an accredited institution of higher education, or a
former student who has graduated in the past six months from an accredited institution
of higher education, who is employed by a qualified small business in a nonpermanent
position for a duration of nine months or less that provides training and experience in the
primary business activity of the business.

new text begin (i) "Qualified greater Minnesota business" means a qualified small business that
is also certified by the commissioner as a qualified greater Minnesota business under
subdivision 2, paragraph (h).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 116J.8737, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Certification of qualified small businesses.

(a) Businesses may apply
to the commissioner for certification as a qualified small business for a calendar year.
new text begin In addition, the application may request certification as a qualified greater Minnesota
business under paragraph (h).
new text endThe application must be in the form and be made under the
procedures specified by the commissioner, accompanied by an application fee of $150.
Application fees are deposited in the small business investment tax credit administration
account in the special revenue fund. The application for certification for 2010 must
be made available on the department's Web site by August 1, 2010. Applications for
subsequent years' certification must be made available on the department's Web site by
November 1 of the preceding year.

(b) Within 30 days of receiving an application for certification under this
subdivision, the commissioner must either certify the business as satisfying the conditions
required of a qualified small businessnew text begin or a qualified greater Minnesota businessnew text end, request
additional information from the business, or reject the application for certification. If
the commissioner requests additional information from the business, the commissioner
must either certify the business or reject the application within 30 days of receiving the
additional information. If the commissioner neither certifies the business nor rejects
the application within 30 days of receiving the original application or within 30 days of
receiving the additional information requested, whichever is later, then the application is
deemed rejected, and the commissioner must refund the $150 application fee. A business
that applies for certification and is rejected may reapply.

(c) To receive certificationnew text begin as a qualified small businessnew text end, a business must satisfy
all of the following conditions:

(1) the business has its headquarters in Minnesota;

(2) at least 51 percent of the business's employees are employed in Minnesota, and
51 percent of the business's total payroll is paid or incurred in the state;

(3) the business is engaged in, or is committed to engage in, innovation in Minnesota
in one of the following as its primary business activity:

(i) using proprietary technology to add value to a product, process, or service in a
qualified high-technology field;

(ii) researching or developing a proprietary product, process, or service in a qualified
high-technology field; or

(iii) researching, developing, or producing a new proprietary technology for use in
the fields of agriculture, tourism, forestry, mining, manufacturing, or transportation;

(4) other than the activities specifically listed in clause (3), the business is not
engaged in real estate development, insurance, banking, lending, lobbying, political
consulting, information technology consulting, wholesale or retail trade, leisure,
hospitality, transportation, construction, ethanol production from corn, or professional
services provided by attorneys, accountants, business consultants, physicians, or health
care consultants;

(5) the business has fewer than 25 employees;

(6) the business must pay its employees annual wages of at least 175 percent of the
federal poverty guideline for the year for a family of four and must pay its interns annual
wages of at least 175 percent of the federal minimum wage used for federally covered
employers, except that this requirement must be reduced proportionately for employees
and interns who work less than full-time, and does not apply to an executive, officer, or
member of the board of the business, or to any employee who owns, controls, or holds
power to vote more than 20 percent of the outstanding securities of the business;

(7) the business has not been in operation for more than ten years;

(8) the business has not previously received private equity investments of more
than $4,000,000; and

(9) the business is not an entity disqualified under section 80A.50, paragraph (b),
clause (3).

(d) In applying the limit under paragraph (c), clause (5), the employees in all
members of the unitary business, as defined in section 290.17, subdivision 4, must be
included.

(e) In order for a qualified investment in a business to be eligible for tax credits, the
business must have applied for and received certification for the calendar year in which
the investment was made prior to the date on which the qualified investment was made.

(f) The commissioner must maintain a list of new text beginqualified small new text endbusinessesnew text begin and qualified
greater Minnesota businesses
new text end certified under this subdivision for the calendar year and
make the list accessible to the public on the department's Web site.

(g) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given:

(1) "qualified high-technology field" includes aerospace, agricultural processing,
renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental engineering, food
technology, cellulosic ethanol, information technology, materials science technology,
nanotechnology, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical device products,
pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, biologicals, chemistry, veterinary science, and similar
fields; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) "proprietary technology" means the technical innovations that are unique and
legally owned or licensed by a business and includes, without limitation, those innovations
that are patented, patent pending, a subject of trade secrets, or copyrighteddeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) "greater Minnesota" means the area of Minnesota located outside of the
metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (h) To receive certification as a qualified greater Minnesota business, a business must
satisfy all of the requirements of paragraph (c) and must satisfy the following conditions:
new text end

new text begin (1) the business has its headquarters in greater Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (2) at least 51 percent of the business's employees are employed in greater Minnesota,
and 51 percent of the business's total payroll is paid or incurred in greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116J.8737, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Credit allowed.

(a) A qualified investor or qualified fund is eligible for a
credit equal tonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end 25 percent of the qualified investment in a qualified small businessnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) 40 percent of the qualified investment in a qualified greater Minnesota businessnew text end.

Investments made by a pass-through entity qualify for a credit only if the entity is a
qualified fund. The commissioner must not allocate more than $11,000,000 in credits to
qualified investors or qualified funds for taxable years beginning after December 31,
2009, and before January 1, 2011, and must not allocate more than $12,000,000 in credits
per year for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2010, and before January 1,
2015. Any portion of a taxable year's credits that is not allocated by the commissioner
does not cancel and may be carried forward to subsequent taxable years until all credits
have been allocated.

(b) The commissioner may not allocate more than a total maximum amount in credits
for a taxable year to a qualified investor for the investor's cumulative qualified investments
as an individual qualified investor and as an investor in a qualified fund; for married
couples filing joint returns the maximum is $250,000, and for all other filers the maximum
is $125,000. The commissioner may not allocate more than a total of $1,000,000 in credits
over all taxable years for qualified investments in any one qualified small business.

(c) The commissioner may not allocate a credit to a qualified investor either as an
individual qualified investor or as an investor in a qualified fund if the investor receives
more than 50 percent of the investor's gross annual income from the qualified small
business in which the qualified investment is proposed. A member of the family of an
individual disqualified by this paragraph is not eligible for a credit under this section. For
a married couple filing a joint return, the limitations in this paragraph apply collectively
to the investor and spouse. For purposes of determining the ownership interest of an
investor under this paragraph, the rules under section 267(c) and 267(e) of the Internal
Revenue Code apply.

(d) Applications for tax credits for 2010 must be made available on the department's
Web site by September 1, 2010, and the department must begin accepting applications
by September 1, 2010. Applications for subsequent years must be made available by
November 1 of the preceding year.

(e) Qualified investors and qualified funds must apply to the commissioner for tax
credits. Tax credits must be allocated to qualified investors or qualified funds in the order
that the tax credit request applications are filed with the department. The commissioner
must approve or reject tax credit request applications within 15 days of receiving the
application. The investment specified in the application must be made within 60 days of
the allocation of the credits. If the investment is not made within 60 days, the credit
allocation is canceled and available for reallocation. A qualified investor or qualified fund
that fails to invest as specified in the application, within 60 days of allocation of the
credits, must notify the commissioner of the failure to invest within five business days of
the expiration of the 60-day investment period.

(f) All tax credit request applications filed with the department on the same day must
be treated as having been filed contemporaneously. If two or more qualified investors or
qualified funds file tax credit request applications on the same day, and the aggregate
amount of credit allocation claims exceeds the aggregate limit of credits under this section
or the lesser amount of credits that remain unallocated on that day, then the credits must
be allocated among the qualified investors or qualified funds who filed on that day on a
pro rata basis with respect to the amounts claimed. The pro rata allocation for any one
qualified investor or qualified fund is the product obtained by multiplying a fraction,
the numerator of which is the amount of the credit allocation claim filed on behalf of
a qualified investor and the denominator of which is the total of all credit allocation
claims filed on behalf of all applicants on that day, by the amount of credits that remain
unallocated on that day for the taxable year.

(g) A qualified investor or qualified fund, or a qualified small business acting on their
behalf, must notify the commissioner when an investment for which credits were allocated
has been made, and the taxable year in which the investment was made. A qualified fund
must also provide the commissioner with a statement indicating the amount invested by
each investor in the qualified fund based on each investor's share of the assets of the
qualified fund at the time of the qualified investment. After receiving notification that the
investment was made, the commissioner must issue credit certificates for the taxable year
in which the investment was made to the qualified investor or, for an investment made by
a qualified fund, to each qualified investor who is an investor in the fund. The certificate
must state that the credit is subject to revocation if the qualified investor or qualified
fund does not hold the investment in the qualified small business for at least three years,
consisting of the calendar year in which the investment was made and the two following
years. The three-year holding period does not apply if:

(1) the investment by the qualified investor or qualified fund becomes worthless
before the end of the three-year period;

(2) 80 percent or more of the assets of the qualified small business is sold before
the end of the three-year period;

(3) the qualified small business is sold before the end of the three-year period; or

(4) the qualified small business's common stock begins trading on a public exchange
before the end of the three-year period.

(h) The commissioner must notify the commissioner of revenue of credit certificates
issued under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
taxable years beginning after December 31, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116J.8737, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Revocation of credits.

(a) If the commissioner determines that a
qualified investor or qualified fund did not meet the three-year holding period required in
subdivision 5, paragraph (g), any credit allocated and certified to the investor or fund is
revoked and must be repaid by the investor.

(b) If the commissioner determines that a business did not meet the employment
and payroll requirements in subdivision 2, paragraph (c), clause (2)new text begin, or paragraph (h),
clause (2), as applicable
new text end, in any of the five calendar years following the year in which an
investment in the business that qualified for a tax credit under this section was made,
the business must repay the following percentage of the credits allowed for qualified
investments in the business:

Year following the year in which
Percentage of credit required
the investment was made:
to be repaid:
First
100%
Second
80%
Third
60%
Fourth
40%
Fifth
20%
Sixth and later
0

(c) The commissioner must notify the commissioner of revenue of every credit
revoked and subject to full or partial repayment under this section.

(d) For the repayment of credits allowed under this section and section 290.0692,
a qualified small business, qualified investor, or investor in a qualified fund must file an
amended return with the commissioner of revenue and pay any amounts required to be
repaid within 30 days after becoming subject to repayment under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116J.8737, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Data privacy.

(a) Data contained in an application submitted to the
commissioner under subdivision 2, 3, or 4 are nonpublic data, or private data on
individuals, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 9 or 12, except that the following
data items are public:

(1) the namenew text begin, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, contact person's
name, and industry type
new text end of a qualified small business upon approval of the application
and certification by the commissioner under subdivision 2;

(2) the name of a qualified investor upon approval of the application and certification
by the commissioner under subdivision 3;

(3) the name of a qualified fund upon approval of the application and certification
by the commissioner under subdivision 4;

(4) for credit certificates issued under subdivision 5, the amount of the credit
certificate issued, amount of the qualifying investment, the name of the qualifying investor
or qualifying fund that received the certificate, and the name of the qualifying small
business in which the qualifying investment was made;

(5) for credits revoked under subdivision 7, paragraph (a), the amount revoked and
the name of the qualified investor or qualified fund; and

(6) for credits revoked under subdivision 7, paragraphs (b) and (c), the amount
revoked and the name of the qualified small business.

(b) The following data, including data classified as nonpublic or private, must be
provided to the consultant for use in conducting the program evaluation under subdivision
10:

(1) the commissioner of employment and economic development shall provide data
contained in an application for certification received from a qualified small business,
qualified investor, or qualified fund, and any annual reporting information received on a
qualified small business, qualified investor, or qualified fund; and

(2) the commissioner of revenue shall provide data contained in any applicable tax
returns of a qualified small business, qualified investor, or qualified fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for businesses requesting certification
starting on the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116J.8737, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Report to legislature.

Beginning in 2011, the commissioner must
annually report by March 15 to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees having jurisdiction over taxes and economic development in the senate and
the house of representatives, in compliance with sections 3.195 and 3.197, on the tax
credits issued under this section. The report must include:

(1) the number and amount of the credits issued;

(2) the recipients of the credits;

(3) for each qualified small business, its location, line of business, and if it received
an investment resulting in certification of tax credits;

(4) the total amount of investment in each qualified small business resulting in
certification of tax credits;

(5) for each qualified small business that received investments resulting in tax
credits, the total amount of additional investment that did not qualify for the tax credit;

(6) the number and amount of credits revoked under subdivision 7;

(7) the number and amount of credits that are no longer subject to the three-year
holding period because of the exceptions under subdivision 5, paragraph (g), clauses
(1) to (4); deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(8) new text beginthe number of qualified small businesses that are women- or minority-owned; and
new text end

new text begin (9) new text endany other information relevant to evaluating the effect of these credits.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 289A.02, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Internal Revenue Code.

Unless specifically defined otherwise, "Internal
Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through deleted text beginApril 14,
2011
deleted text endnew text begin February 14, 2012new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 289A.31, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Withholding tax, withholding from payments to out-of-state
contractors, and withholding by partnerships and small business corporations.

(a)
Except as provided in paragraph (b), an employer or person withholding tax under section
290.92 or 290.923, subdivision 2, who fails to pay to or deposit with the commissioner a
sum or sums required by those sections to be deducted, withheld, and paid, is personally
and individually liable to the state for the sum or sums, and added penalties and interest,
and is not liable to another person for that payment or payments. The sum or sums
deducted and withheld under section 290.92, subdivision 2a or 3, or 290.923, subdivision
2
, must be held as a special fund in trust for the state of Minnesota.

(b) If the employer or person withholding tax under section 290.92 or 290.923,
subdivision 2
, fails to deduct and withhold the tax in violation of those sections, and later
the taxes against which the tax may be credited are paid, the tax required to be deducted
and withheld will not be collected from the employer. This does not, however, relieve the
employer from liability for any penalties and interest otherwise applicable for failure to
deduct and withhold. This paragraph does not apply to an employer subject to paragraph
(g)deleted text begin, or to a contractor required to withhold under section 290.92, subdivision 31deleted text end.

(c) Liability for payment of withholding taxes includes a responsible person or entity
described in the personal liability provisions of section 270C.56.

(d) Liability for payment of withholding taxes includes a third-party lender or surety
described in section 270C.59.

(e) A partnership or S corporation required to withhold and remit tax under section
290.92, subdivisions 4b and 4c, is liable for payment of the tax to the commissioner, and a
person having control of or responsibility for the withholding of the tax or the filing of
returns due in connection with the tax is personally liable for the tax due.

(f) A payor of sums required to be withheld under section 290.9705, subdivision
1
, is liable to the state for the amount required to be deducted, and is not liable to an
out-of-state contractor for the amount of the payment.

(g) If an employer fails to withhold tax from the wages of an employee when
required to do so under section 290.92, subdivision 2a, by reason of treating such
employee as not being an employee, then the liability for tax is equal to three percent of
the wages paid to the employee. The liability for tax of an employee is not affected by
the assessment or collection of tax under this paragraph. The employer is not entitled to
recover from the employee any tax determined under this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for payments made after June 30,
2012.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290.01, subdivision 19, is
amended to read:


Subd. 19.

Net income.

The term "net income" means the federal taxable income,
as defined in section 63 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through the
date named in this subdivision, incorporating the federal effective dates of changes to the
Internal Revenue Code and any elections made by the taxpayer in accordance with the
Internal Revenue Code in determining federal taxable income for federal income tax
purposes, and with the modifications provided in subdivisions 19a to 19f.

In the case of a regulated investment company or a fund thereof, as defined in section
851(a) or 851(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, federal taxable income means investment
company taxable income as defined in section 852(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code,
except that:

(1) the exclusion of net capital gain provided in section 852(b)(2)(A) of the Internal
Revenue Code does not apply;

(2) the deduction for dividends paid under section 852(b)(2)(D) of the Internal
Revenue Code must be applied by allowing a deduction for capital gain dividends and
exempt-interest dividends as defined in sections 852(b)(3)(C) and 852(b)(5) of the Internal
Revenue Code; and

(3) the deduction for dividends paid must also be applied in the amount of any
undistributed capital gains which the regulated investment company elects to have treated
as provided in section 852(b)(3)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The net income of a real estate investment trust as defined and limited by section
856(a), (b), and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code means the real estate investment trust
taxable income as defined in section 857(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The net income of a designated settlement fund as defined in section 468B(d) of
the Internal Revenue Code means the gross income as defined in section 468B(b) of the
Internal Revenue Code.

The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through deleted text beginApril 14, 2011deleted text endnew text begin February
14, 2012
new text end, shall be in effect for taxable years beginning after December 31, 1996. deleted text beginThe
provisions of the act of January 22, 2010, Public Law 111-126, to accelerate the benefits
for charitable cash contributions for the relief of victims of the Haitian earthquake, are
effective at the same time they became effective for federal purposes and apply to the
subtraction under subdivision 19b, clause (6). The provisions of title II, section 2112, of
the act of September 27, 2010, Public Law 111-240, rollovers from elective deferral plans
to designated Roth accounts, are effective at the same time they became effective for
federal purposes and taxable rollovers are included in net income at the same time they are
included in gross income for federal purposes.
deleted text end

Except as otherwise provided, references to the Internal Revenue Code in
subdivisions 19 to 19f mean the code in effect for purposes of determining net income for
the applicable year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290.01, subdivision 19a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 19a.

Additions to federal taxable income.

For individuals, estates, and
trusts, there shall be added to federal taxable income:

(1)(i) interest income on obligations of any state other than Minnesota or a political
or governmental subdivision, municipality, or governmental agency or instrumentality
of any state other than Minnesota exempt from federal income taxes under the Internal
Revenue Code or any other federal statute; and

(ii) exempt-interest dividends as defined in section 852(b)(5) of the Internal Revenue
Code, except:

(A) the portion of the exempt-interest dividends exempt from state taxation under
the laws of the United States; and

(B) the portion of the exempt-interest dividends derived from interest income
on obligations of the state of Minnesota or its political or governmental subdivisions,
municipalities, governmental agencies or instrumentalities, but only if the portion of the
exempt-interest dividends from such Minnesota sources paid to all shareholders represents
95 percent or more of the exempt-interest dividends, including any dividends exempt
under subitem (A), that are paid by the regulated investment company as defined in section
851(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the fund of the regulated investment company as
defined in section 851(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, making the payment; and

(iii) for the purposes of items (i) and (ii), interest on obligations of an Indian tribal
government described in section 7871(c) of the Internal Revenue Code shall be treated as
interest income on obligations of the state in which the tribe is located;

(2) the amount of income, sales and use, motor vehicle sales, or excise taxes paid or
accrued within the taxable year under this chapter and the amount of taxes based on net
income paid, sales and use, motor vehicle sales, or excise taxes paid to any other state
or to any province or territory of Canada, to the extent allowed as a deduction under
section 63(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, but the addition may not be more than the
amount by which the itemized deductions as allowed under section 63(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code exceeds the amount of the standard deduction as defined in section 63(c) of
the Internal Revenue Code, disregarding the amounts allowed under sections 63(c)(1)(C)
and 63(c)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code, minus any addition that would have been
required under clause (21) if the taxpayer had claimed the standard deduction. For the
purpose of this paragraph, the disallowance of itemized deductions under section 68 of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, income, sales and use, motor vehicle sales, or excise
taxes are the last itemized deductions disallowed;

(3) the capital gain amount of a lump-sum distribution to which the special tax under
section 1122(h)(3)(B)(ii) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public Law 99-514, applies;

(4) the amount of income taxes paid or accrued within the taxable year under this
chapter and taxes based on net income paid to any other state or any province or territory
of Canada, to the extent allowed as a deduction in determining federal adjusted gross
income. For the purpose of this paragraph, income taxes do not include the taxes imposed
by sections 290.0922, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), 290.9727, 290.9728, and 290.9729;

(5) the amount of expense, interest, or taxes disallowed pursuant to section 290.10
other than expenses or interest used in computing net interest income for the subtraction
allowed under subdivision 19b, clause (1);

(6) the amount of a partner's pro rata share of net income which does not flow
through to the partner because the partnership elected to pay the tax on the income under
section 6242(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(7) 80 percent of the depreciation deduction allowed under section 168(k) of the
Internal Revenue Code. For purposes of this clause, if the taxpayer has an activity that
in the taxable year generates a deduction for depreciation under section 168(k) and the
activity generates a loss for the taxable year that the taxpayer is not allowed to claim for
the taxable year, "the depreciation allowed under section 168(k)" for the taxable year is
limited to excess of the depreciation claimed by the activity under section 168(k) over the
amount of the loss from the activity that is not allowed in the taxable year. In succeeding
taxable years when the losses not allowed in the taxable year are allowed, the depreciation
under section 168(k) is allowed;

(8) 80 percent of the amount by which the deduction allowed by section 179 of the
Internal Revenue Code exceeds the deduction allowable by section 179 of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 2003;

(9) to the extent deducted in computing federal taxable income, the amount of the
deduction allowable under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code;

(10) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2013, the exclusion allowed
under section 139A of the Internal Revenue Code for federal subsidies for prescription
drug plans;

(11) the amount of expenses disallowed under section 290.10, subdivision 2;

(12) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2010, the amount deducted for
qualified tuition and related expenses under section 222 of the Internal Revenue Code, to
the extent deducted from gross income;

(13) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2010, the amount deducted for
certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers under section 62(a)(2)(D)
of the Internal Revenue Code, to the extent deducted from gross income;

(14) the additional standard deduction for property taxes payable that is allowable
under section 63(c)(1)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(15) the additional standard deduction for qualified motor vehicle sales taxes
allowable under section 63(c)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(16) discharge of indebtedness income resulting from reacquisition of business
indebtedness and deferred under section 108(i) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(17) the amount of unemployment compensation exempt from tax under section
85(c) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(18) changes to federal taxable income attributable to a net operating loss that the
taxpayer elected to carry back for more than two years for federal purposes but for which
the losses can be carried back for only two years under section 290.095, subdivision
11, paragraph (c);

(19) to the extent included in the computation of federal taxable income in taxable
years beginning after December 31, 2010, the amount of disallowed itemized deductions,
but the amount of disallowed itemized deductions plus the addition required under clause
(2) may not be more than the amount by which the itemized deductions as allowed under
section 63(d) of the Internal Revenue Code exceeds the amount of the standard deduction
as defined in section 63(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, disregarding the amounts
allowed under sections 63(c)(1)(C) and 63(c)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code, and
reduced by any addition that would have been required under clause (21) if the taxpayer
had claimed the standard deduction:

(i) the amount of disallowed itemized deductions is equal to the lesser of:

(A) three percent of the excess of the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income
over the applicable amount; or

(B) 80 percent of the amount of the itemized deductions otherwise allowable to the
taxpayer under the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year;

(ii) the term "applicable amount" means $100,000, or $50,000 in the case of a
married individual filing a separate return. Each dollar amount shall be increased by
an amount equal to:

(A) such dollar amount, multiplied by

(B) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, by substituting
"calendar year 1990" for "calendar year 1992" in subparagraph (B) thereof;

(iii) the term "itemized deductions" does not include:

(A) the deduction for medical expenses under section 213 of the Internal Revenue
Code;

(B) any deduction for investment interest as defined in section 163(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code; and

(C) the deduction under section 165(a) of the Internal Revenue Code for casualty or
theft losses described in paragraph (2) or (3) of section 165(c) of the Internal Revenue
Code or for losses described in section 165(d) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(20) to the extent included in federal taxable income in taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2010, the amount of disallowed personal exemptions for taxpayers with
federal adjusted gross income over the threshold amount:

(i) the disallowed personal exemption amount is equal to the dollar amount of the
personal exemptions claimed by the taxpayer in the computation of federal taxable income
multiplied by the applicable percentage;

(ii) "applicable percentage" means two percentage points for each $2,500 (or
fraction thereof) by which the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income for the taxable
year exceeds the threshold amount. In the case of a married individual filing a separate
return, the preceding sentence shall be applied by substituting "$1,250" for "$2,500." In
no event shall the applicable percentage exceed 100 percent;

(iii) the term "threshold amount" means:

(A) $150,000 in the case of a joint return or a surviving spouse;

(B) $125,000 in the case of a head of a household;

(C) $100,000 in the case of an individual who is not married and who is not a
surviving spouse or head of a household; and

(D) $75,000 in the case of a married individual filing a separate return; and

(iv) the thresholds shall be increased by an amount equal to:

(A) such dollar amount, multiplied by

(B) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, by substituting
"calendar year 1990" for "calendar year 1992" in subparagraph (B) thereof; and

(21) to the extent deducted in the computation of federal taxable income, for taxable
years beginning after December 31, 2010, and before January 1, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2012new text end, the difference
between the standard deduction allowed under section 63(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
and the standard deduction allowed for 2011 and 2012 under the Internal Revenue Code
as amended through December 1, 2010.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290.01, subdivision 19b,
is amended to read:


Subd. 19b.

Subtractions from federal taxable income.

For individuals, estates,
and trusts, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income:

(1) net interest income on obligations of any authority, commission, or
instrumentality of the United States to the extent includable in taxable income for federal
income tax purposes but exempt from state income tax under the laws of the United States;

(2) if included in federal taxable income, the amount of any overpayment of income
tax to Minnesota or to any other state, for any previous taxable year, whether the amount
is received as a refund or as a credit to another taxable year's income tax liability;

(3) the amount paid to others, less the amount used to claim the credit allowed under
section 290.0674, not to exceed $1,625 for each qualifying child in grades kindergarten
to 6 and $2,500 for each qualifying child in grades 7 to 12, for tuition, textbooks, and
transportation of each qualifying child in attending an elementary or secondary school
situated in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin, wherein a
resident of this state may legally fulfill the state's compulsory attendance laws, which
is not operated for profit, and which adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 and chapter 363A. For the purposes of this clause, "tuition" includes fees or
tuition as defined in section 290.0674, subdivision 1, clause (1). As used in this clause,
"textbooks" includes books and other instructional materials and equipment purchased
or leased for use in elementary and secondary schools in teaching only those subjects
legally and commonly taught in public elementary and secondary schools in this state.
Equipment expenses qualifying for deduction includes expenses as defined and limited in
section 290.0674, subdivision 1, clause (3). "Textbooks" does not include instructional
books and materials used in the teaching of religious tenets, doctrines, or worship, the
purpose of which is to instill such tenets, doctrines, or worship, nor does it include books
or materials for, or transportation to, extracurricular activities including sporting events,
musical or dramatic events, speech activities, driver's education, or similar programs. No
deduction is permitted for any expense the taxpayer incurred in using the taxpayer's or
the qualifying child's vehicle to provide such transportation for a qualifying child. For
purposes of the subtraction provided by this clause, "qualifying child" has the meaning
given in section 32(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(4) income as provided under section 290.0802;

(5) to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, income realized on
disposition of property exempt from tax under section 290.491;

(6) to the extent not deducted or not deductible pursuant to section 408(d)(8)(E)
of the Internal Revenue Code in determining federal taxable income by an individual
who does not itemize deductions for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, an
amount equal to 50 percent of the excess of charitable contributions over $500 allowable
as a deduction for the taxable year under section 170(a) of the Internal Revenue Code,
under the provisions of Public Law 109-1 and Public Law 111-126;

(7) for individuals who are allowed a federal foreign tax credit for taxes that do not
qualify for a credit under section 290.06, subdivision 22, an amount equal to the carryover
of subnational foreign taxes for the taxable year, but not to exceed the total subnational
foreign taxes reported in claiming the foreign tax credit. For purposes of this clause,
"federal foreign tax credit" means the credit allowed under section 27 of the Internal
Revenue Code, and "carryover of subnational foreign taxes" equals the carryover allowed
under section 904(c) of the Internal Revenue Code minus national level foreign taxes to
the extent they exceed the federal foreign tax credit;

(8) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an
addition is required under subdivision 19a, clause (7), or 19c, clause (15), in the case
of a shareholder of a corporation that is an S corporation, an amount equal to one-fifth
of the delayed depreciation. For purposes of this clause, "delayed depreciation" means
the amount of the addition made by the taxpayer under subdivision 19a, clause (7), or
subdivision 19c, clause (15), in the case of a shareholder of an S corporation, minus the
positive value of any net operating loss under section 172 of the Internal Revenue Code
generated for the tax year of the addition. The resulting delayed depreciation cannot be
less than zero;

(9) job opportunity building zone income as provided under section 469.316;

(10) to the extent included in federal taxable income, the amount of compensation
paid to members of the Minnesota National Guard or other reserve components of the
United States military for active service, excluding compensation for services performed
under the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program. For purposes of this clause, "active
service" means (i) state active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5a, clause
(1); or (ii) federally funded state active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision
5b
, but "active service" excludes service performed in accordance with section 190.08,
subdivision 3
;

(11) to the extent included in federal taxable income, the amount of compensation
paid to Minnesota residents who are members of the armed forces of the United States
or United Nations for active duty performed under United States Code, title 10; or the
authority of the United Nations;

(12) an amount, not to exceed $10,000, equal to qualified expenses related to a
qualified donor's donation, while living, of one or more of the qualified donor's organs
to another person for human organ transplantation. For purposes of this clause, "organ"
means all or part of an individual's liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, lung, or bone marrow;
"human organ transplantation" means the medical procedure by which transfer of a human
organ is made from the body of one person to the body of another person; "qualified
expenses" means unreimbursed expenses for both the individual and the qualified donor
for (i) travel, (ii) lodging, and (iii) lost wages net of sick pay, except that such expenses
may be subtracted under this clause only once; and "qualified donor" means the individual
or the individual's dependent, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. An
individual may claim the subtraction in this clause for each instance of organ donation for
transplantation during the taxable year in which the qualified expenses occur;

(13) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an
addition is required under subdivision 19a, clause (8), or 19c, clause (16), in the case of a
shareholder of a corporation that is an S corporation, an amount equal to one-fifth of the
addition made by the taxpayer under subdivision 19a, clause (8), or 19c, clause (16), in the
case of a shareholder of a corporation that is an S corporation, minus the positive value of
any net operating loss under section 172 of the Internal Revenue Code generated for the
tax year of the addition. If the net operating loss exceeds the addition for the tax year, a
subtraction is not allowed under this clause;

(14) to the extent included in the federal taxable income of a nonresident of
Minnesota, compensation paid to a service member as defined in United States Code, title
10, section 101(a)(5), for military service as defined in the Servicemembers Civil Relief
Act, Public Law 108-189, section 101(2);

(15) international economic development zone income as provided under section
469.325;

(16) to the extent included in federal taxable income, the amount of national service
educational awards received from the National Service Trust under United States Code,
title 42, sections 12601 to 12604, for service in an approved Americorps National Service
program;

(17) to the extent included in federal taxable income, discharge of indebtedness
income resulting from reacquisition of business indebtedness included in federal taxable
income under section 108(i) of the Internal Revenue Code. This subtraction applies only
to the extent that the income was included in net income in a prior year as a result of the
addition under section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clause (16); deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(18) the amount of the net operating loss allowed under section 290.095, subdivision
11, paragraph (c)deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (19) to the extent included in federal taxable income, 55 percent of compensation
received from a pension or other retirement pay from the federal government for service
in the military, as computed under United States Code, title 10, sections 1401 to 1414,
1447 to 1455, and 12733.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290.01, subdivision 31, is
amended to read:


Subd. 31.

Internal Revenue Code.

Unless specifically defined otherwise, "Internal
Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through deleted text beginApril 14,
2011
deleted text endnew text begin February 14, 2012new text end. Internal Revenue Code also includes any uncodified provision in
federal law that relates to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code that are incorporated
into Minnesota law. When used in this chapter, the reference to "subtitle A, chapter 1,
subchapter N, part 1, of the Internal Revenue Code" is to the Internal Revenue Code as
amended through March 18, 2010.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.0677, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section the following terms have
the meanings given.

(b) "Designated area" means a:

(1) combat zone designated by Executive Order from the President of the United
States;

(2) qualified hazardous duty area, designated in Public Law; or

(3) location certified by the U. S. Department of Defense as eligible for combat zone
tax benefits due to the location's direct support of military operations.

(c) "Active military service" means active duty service in any of the United States
armed forces, the National Guard, or reserves.

deleted text begin (d) "Qualified individual" means an individual who has
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) either (i) served at least 20 years in the military or (ii) has a service-connected
disability rating of 100 percent for a total and permanent disability; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) separated from military service before the end of the taxable year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) "Adjusted gross income" has the meaning given in section 61 of the Internal
Revenue Code.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.0681, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given.

(b) "Account" means the historic credit administration account in the special
revenue fund.

(c) "Office" means the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical
Society.

(d) "Project" means rehabilitation of a certified historic structure, as defined in
section 47(c)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, that is located in Minnesota and is
allowed a federal credit under section 47(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(e) "Society" means the Minnesota Historical Society.

new text begin (f) "Federal credit" means the credit allowed under section 47(a)(2) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Placed in service" has the meaning given in section 47 of the Internal Revenue
Code.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Qualified rehabilitation expenditures" has the meaning given in section 47 of
the Internal Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.0681, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Applications; allocations.

(a) To qualify for a credit or grant under this
section, the developer of a project must apply to the office before the rehabilitation begins.
The application must contain the information and be in the form prescribed by the office.
The office may collect a fee for application of up to $5,000, based on estimated qualified
rehabilitation deleted text beginexpensesdeleted text endnew text begin expendituresnew text end, to offset costs associated with personnel and
administrative expenses related to administering the credit and preparing the economic
impact report in subdivision 9. Application fees are deposited in the account. The
application must indicate if the application is for a credit or a grant in lieu of the credit
or a combination of the two and designate the taxpayer qualifying for the credit or the
recipient of the grant.

(b) Upon approving an application for credit, the office shall issue allocation
certificates that:

(1) verify eligibility for the credit or grant;

(2) state the amount of credit or grant anticipated with the project, with the credit
amount equal to 100 percent and the grant amount equal to 90 percent of the federal
credit anticipated in the application;

(3) state that the credit or grant allowed may increase or decrease if the federal
credit the project receives at the time it is placed in service is different than the amount
anticipated at the time the allocation certificate is issued; and

(4) state the fiscal year in which the credit or grant is allocated, and that the taxpayer
or grant recipient is entitled to receive the credit or grant at the time the project is placed
in service, provided that date is within three calendar years following the issuance of
the allocation certificate.

(c) The office, in consultation with the commissioner deleted text beginof revenuedeleted text end, shall determine if
the project is eligible for a credit or a grant under this section. Eligibility for the credit is
subject to review and audit by the commissioner deleted text beginof revenuedeleted text end.

(d) The federal credit recapture and repayment requirements under section 50 of the
Internal Revenue Code do not apply to the credit allowed under this section.

new text begin (e) Any decision of the office or the society under this subdivision may be challenged
as a contested case under chapter 14.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.0681, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Partnerships; multiple owners.

Credits granted to a partnership, a limited
liability company taxed as a partnership, S corporation, or multiple owners of property
are passed through to the partners, members, shareholders, or owners, respectively, pro
rata to each partner, member, shareholder, or owner based on their share of the entity's
assets or as specially allocated in their organizational documentsnew text begin or any other executed
agreement
new text end, as of the last day of the taxable year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.0681, subdivision 10, is amended to
read:


Subd. 10.

Sunset.

This section expires after fiscal year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end, except that
the office's authority to issue credit certificates under subdivision 4 based on allocation
certificates that were issued before fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2022new text end remains in effect through deleted text begin2018deleted text endnew text begin
2024
new text end, and the reporting requirements in subdivision 9 remain in effect through the year
following the year in which all allocation certificates have either been canceled or resulted
in issuance of credit certificates, or deleted text begin2019deleted text endnew text begin 2025new text end, whichever is earlier.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290.091, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

For purposes of the tax imposed by this section, the following
terms have the meanings given:

(a) "Alternative minimum taxable income" means the sum of the following for
the taxable year:

(1) the taxpayer's federal alternative minimum taxable income as defined in section
55(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(2) the taxpayer's itemized deductions allowed in computing federal alternative
minimum taxable income, but excluding:

(i) the charitable contribution deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue
Code;

(ii) the medical expense deduction;

(iii) the casualty, theft, and disaster loss deduction; and

(iv) the impairment-related work expenses of a disabled person;

(3) for depletion allowances computed under section 613A(c) of the Internal
Revenue Code, with respect to each property (as defined in section 614 of the Internal
Revenue Code), to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income,
the excess of the deduction for depletion allowable under section 611 of the Internal
Revenue Code for the taxable year over the adjusted basis of the property at the end of the
taxable year (determined without regard to the depletion deduction for the taxable year);

(4) to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the
amount of the tax preference for intangible drilling cost under section 57(a)(2) of the
Internal Revenue Code determined without regard to subparagraph (E);

(5) to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the
amount of interest income as provided by section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clause (1); and

(6) the amount of addition required by section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clauses (7)
to (9), (12), (13), and (16) to (18);

less the sum of the amounts determined under the following:

(1) interest income as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clause (1);

(2) an overpayment of state income tax as provided by section 290.01, subdivision
19b
, clause (2), to the extent included in federal alternative minimum taxable income;

(3) the amount of investment interest paid or accrued within the taxable year on
indebtedness to the extent that the amount does not exceed net investment income, as
defined in section 163(d)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Interest does not include
amounts deducted in computing federal adjusted gross income;

(4) amounts subtracted from federal taxable income as provided by section 290.01,
subdivision 19b
, clauses (6), (8) to (15), deleted text beginanddeleted text end (17)new text begin, and (19)new text end; and

(5) the amount of the net operating loss allowed under section 290.095, subdivision
11, paragraph (c).

In the case of an estate or trust, alternative minimum taxable income must be
computed as provided in section 59(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b) "Investment interest" means investment interest as defined in section 163(d)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) "Net minimum tax" means the minimum tax imposed by this section.

(d) "Regular tax" means the tax that would be imposed under this chapter (without
regard to this section and section 290.032), reduced by the sum of the nonrefundable
credits allowed under this chapter.

(e) "Tentative minimum tax" equals 6.4 percent of alternative minimum taxable
income after subtracting the exemption amount determined under subdivision 3.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 290A.03, subdivision 15,
is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Internal Revenue Code.

"Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through deleted text beginApril 14, 2011deleted text endnew text begin February 14, 2012new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 291.005, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Scope.

Unless the context otherwise clearly requires, the following
terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:

(1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue or any person to whom the
commissioner has delegated functions under this chapter.

(2) "Federal gross estate" means the gross estate of a decedent as required to be
valued and otherwise determined for federal estate tax purposes under the Internal
Revenue Code.

(3) "Internal Revenue Code" means the United States Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended through deleted text beginApril 14, 2011deleted text endnew text begin February 14, 2012new text end, but without regard to the
provisions of sections 501 and 901 of Public Law 107-16, as amended by Public Law
111-312, and section 301(c) of Public Law 111-312.

(4) "Minnesota adjusted taxable estate" means federal adjusted taxable estate as
defined by section 2011(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, plus

(i) the amount of deduction for state death taxes allowed under section 2058 of
the Internal Revenue Code; less

(ii)(A) the value of qualified small business property under section 291.03,
subdivision 9
, and the value of qualified farm property under section 291.03, subdivision
10
, or (B) $4,000,000, whichever is less.

(5) "Minnesota gross estate" means the federal gross estate of a decedent after (a)
excluding therefrom any property included therein which has its situs outside Minnesota,
and (b) including therein any property omitted from the federal gross estate which is
includable therein, has its situs in Minnesota, and was not disclosed to federal taxing
authorities.

(6) "Nonresident decedent" means an individual whose domicile at the time of
death was not in Minnesota.

(7) "Personal representative" means the executor, administrator or other person
appointed by the court to administer and dispose of the property of the decedent. If there
is no executor, administrator or other person appointed, qualified, and acting within this
state, then any person in actual or constructive possession of any property having a situs in
this state which is included in the federal gross estate of the decedent shall be deemed
to be a personal representative to the extent of the property and the Minnesota estate tax
due with respect to the property.

(8) "Resident decedent" means an individual whose domicile at the time of death
was in Minnesota.

(9) "Situs of property" means, with respect to real property, the state or country in
which it is located; with respect to tangible personal property, the state or country in which
it was normally kept or located at the time of the decedent's death; and with respect to
intangible personal property, the state or country in which the decedent was domiciled
at death.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297G.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Tax credit.

A qualified brewer producing fermented malt beverages
is entitled to a tax credit of $4.60 per barrel on 25,000 barrels sold in any fiscal year
beginning July 1, regardless of the alcohol content of the product. Qualified brewers may
take the credit on the 18th day of each month, but the total credit allowed may not exceed
in any fiscal year the lesser of:

(1) the liability for tax; or

(2) $115,000.

For purposes of this subdivision, a "qualified brewer" means a brewer, whether or
not located in this state, manufacturing less than deleted text begin100,000deleted text endnew text begin 250,000new text end barrels of fermented
malt beverages in the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year for which
the credit under this subdivision is claimed. In determining the number of barrels, all
brands or labels of a brewer must be combined. All facilities for the manufacture of
fermented malt beverages owned or controlled by the same person, corporation, or other
entity must be treated as a single brewer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for determinations based on calendar
year 2011 production and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.0677, subdivision 1a, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.92, subdivision 31, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 2012. Paragraph (b) is effective for payments made after June 30, 2012.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

SALES TAX

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 289A.20, subdivision 4, is amended to
read:


Subd. 4.

Sales and use tax.

(a) The taxes imposed by chapter 297A are due and
payable to the commissioner monthly on or before the 20th day of the month following
the month in which the taxable event occurred, or following another reporting period
as the commissioner prescribes or as allowed under section 289A.18, subdivision 4,
paragraph (f) or (g), except thatdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end use taxes due on an annual use tax return as provided under section 289A.11,
subdivision 1
, are payable by April 15 following the close of the calendar yeardeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (2) except as provided in paragraph (f), for a vendor having a liability of $120,000
or more during a fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and fiscal years thereafter, the taxes
imposed by chapter 297A, except as provided in paragraph (b), are due and payable to the
commissioner monthly in the following manner:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) On or before the 14th day of the month following the month in which the taxable
event occurred, the vendor must remit to the commissioner 90 percent of the estimated
liability for the month in which the taxable event occurred.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) On or before the 20th day of the month in which the taxable event occurs, the
vendor must remit to the commissioner a prepayment for the month in which the taxable
event occurs equal to 67 percent of the liability for the previous month.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) On or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the taxable
event occurred, the vendor must pay any additional amount of tax not previously remitted
under either item (i) or (ii ) or, if the payment made under item (i) or (ii) was greater than
the vendor's liability for the month in which the taxable event occurred, the vendor may
take a credit against the next month's liability in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) Once the vendor first pays under either item (i) or (ii), the vendor is required to
continue to make payments in the same manner, as long as the vendor continues having a
liability of $120,000 or more during the most recent fiscal year ending June 30.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (v) Notwithstanding items (i), (ii), and (iv), if a vendor fails to make the required
payment in the first month that the vendor is required to make a payment under either item
(i) or (ii), then the vendor is deemed to have elected to pay under item (ii) and must make
subsequent monthly payments in the manner provided in item (ii).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (vi) For vendors making an accelerated payment under item (ii), for the first month
that the vendor is required to make the accelerated payment, on the 20th of that month, the
vendor will pay 100 percent of the liability for the previous month and a prepayment for
the first month equal to 67 percent of the liability for the previous month.
deleted text end

(b) deleted text beginNotwithstanding paragraph (a),deleted text end A vendor having a liability of $120,000 or more
during a fiscal year ending June 30 must remit the June liability for the next year in the
following manner:

(1) Two business days before June 30 of the year, the vendor must remit 90 percent
of the estimated June liability to the commissioner.

(2) On or before August 20 of the year, the vendor must pay any additional amount
of tax not remitted in June.

(c) A vendor having a liability of:

(1) $10,000 or more, but less than $120,000 during a fiscal year ending June 30,
2009, and fiscal years thereafter, must remit by electronic means all liabilities on returns
due for periods beginning in the subsequent calendar year on or before the 20th day of
the month following the month in which the taxable event occurred, or on or before the
20th day of the month following the month in which the sale is reported under section
289A.18, subdivision 4; or

(2) $120,000 or more, during a fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, and fiscal years
thereafter, must remit by electronic means all liabilities in the manner provided in
paragraph (a)deleted text begin, clause (2),deleted text end on returns due for periods beginning in the subsequent calendar
year, except for 90 percent of the estimated June liability, which is due two business days
before June 30. The remaining amount of the June liability is due on August 20.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or (c), a person prohibited by the person's
religious beliefs from paying electronically shall be allowed to remit the payment by mail.
The filer must notify the commissioner of revenue of the intent to pay by mail before
doing so on a form prescribed by the commissioner. No extra fee may be charged to a
person making payment by mail under this paragraph. The payment must be postmarked
at least two business days before the due date for making the payment in order to be
considered paid on a timely basis.

deleted text begin (e) Whenever the liability is $120,000 or more separately for: (1) the tax imposed
under chapter 297A; (2) a fee that is to be reported on the same return as and paid with the
chapter 297A taxes; or (3) any other tax that is to be reported on the same return as and
paid with the chapter 297A taxes, then the payment of all the liabilities on the return must
be accelerated as provided in this subdivision.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) At the start of the first calendar quarter at least 90 days after the cash flow
account established in section 16A.152, subdivision 1, and the budget reserve account
established in section 16A.152, subdivision 1a, reach the amounts listed in section
16A.152, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), the remittance of the accelerated payments required
under paragraph (a), clause (2), must be suspended. The commissioner of management
and budget shall notify the commissioner of revenue when the accounts have reached
the required amounts. Beginning with the suspension of paragraph (a), clause (2), for a
vendor with a liability of $120,000 or more during a fiscal year ending June 30, 2009,
and fiscal years thereafter, the taxes imposed by chapter 297A are due and payable to the
commissioner on the 20th day of the month following the month in which the taxable
event occurred. Payments of tax liabilities for taxable events occurring in June under
paragraph (b) are not changed.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes due and payable after
June 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 295.53, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Exemptions.

(a) The following payments are excluded from the
gross revenues subject to the hospital, surgical center, or health care provider taxes under
sections 295.50 to 295.59:

(1) payments received for services provided under the Medicare program, including
payments received from the government, and organizations governed by sections 1833
and 1876 of title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42,
section 1395, and enrollee deductibles, coinsurance, and co-payments, whether paid by the
Medicare enrollee or by a Medicare supplemental coverage as defined in section 62A.011,
subdivision 3
, clause (10), or by Medicaid payments under title XIX of the federal Social
Security Act. Payments for services not covered by Medicare are taxable;

(2) payments received for home health care services;

(3) payments received from hospitals or surgical centers for goods and services on
which liability for tax is imposed under section 295.52 or the source of funds for the
payment is exempt under clause (1), (7), (10), or (14);

(4) payments received from health care providers for goods and services on which
liability for tax is imposed under this chapter or the source of funds for the payment is
exempt under clause (1), (7), (10), or (14);

(5) amounts paid for legend drugs, other than nutritional products and blood and
blood components, to a wholesale drug distributor who is subject to tax under section
295.52, subdivision 3, reduced by reimbursements received for legend drugs otherwise
exempt under this chapter;

(6) payments received by a health care provider or the wholly owned subsidiary of a
health care provider for care provided outside Minnesota;

(7) payments received from the chemical dependency fund under chapter 254B;

(8) payments received in the nature of charitable donations that are not designated
for providing patient services to a specific individual or group;

(9) payments received for providing patient services incurred through a formal
program of health care research conducted in conformity with federal regulations
governing research on human subjects. Payments received from patients or from other
persons paying on behalf of the patients are subject to tax;

(10) payments received from any governmental agency for services benefiting the
public, not including payments made by the government in its capacity as an employer
or insurer or payments made by the government for services provided under general
assistance medical care, the MinnesotaCare program, or the medical assistance program
governed by title XIX of the federal Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42,
sections 1396 to 1396v;

(11) government payments received by the commissioner of human services for
state-operated services;

(12) payments received by a health care provider for hearing aids and related
equipment or prescription eyewear delivered outside of Minnesota;

(13) payments received by an educational institution from student tuition, student
activity fees, health care service fees, government appropriations, donations, or grants,
and for services identified in and provided under an individualized education program
as defined in section 256B.0625 or Code of Federal Regulations, chapter 34, section
300.340(a). Fee for service payments and payments for extended coverage are taxable;

(14) payments received under the federal Employees Health Benefits Act, United
States Code, title 5, section 8909(f), as amended by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of
1990. Enrollee deductibles, coinsurance, and co-payments are subject to tax; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(15) payments received under the federal Tricare program, Code of Federal
Regulations, title 32, section 199.17(a)(7). Enrollee deductibles, coinsurance, and
co-payments are subject to taxdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (16) payments for laboratory services to examine and report results for a biological
specimen that is collected outside the state. The entity claiming the exemption is required
to keep adequate records demonstrating that the specimen was collected outside the state,
so that the commissioner can ensure that the correct amount of tax is paid.
new text end

(b) Payments received by wholesale drug distributors for legend drugs sold directly
to veterinarians or veterinary bulk purchasing organizations are excluded from the gross
revenues subject to the wholesale drug distributor tax under sections 295.50 to 295.59.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for gross revenues received from
laboratory services provided on or after July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.61, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Retail sale.

(a) A "retail sale" means any sale, lease, or rental for any
purpose, other than resale, sublease, or subrent of items by the purchaser in the normal
course of business as defined in subdivision 21.

(b) A sale of property used by the owner only by leasing it to others or by holding it
in an effort to lease it, and put to no use by the owner other than resale after the lease or
effort to lease, is a sale of property for resale.

(c) A sale of master computer software that is purchased and used to make copies for
sale or lease is a sale of property for resale.

(d) A sale of building materials, supplies, and equipment to owners, contractors,
subcontractors, or builders for the erection of buildings or the alteration, repair, or
improvement of real property is a retail sale in whatever quantity sold, whether the sale is
for purposes of resale in the form of real property or otherwise.

(e) A sale of carpeting, linoleum, or similar floor covering to a person who provides
for installation of the floor covering is a retail sale and not a sale for resale since a sale
of floor covering which includes installation is a contract for the improvement of real
property.

(f) A sale of shrubbery, plants, sod, trees, and similar items to a person who provides
for installation of the items is a retail sale and not a sale for resale since a sale of
shrubbery, plants, sod, trees, and similar items that includes installation is a contract for
the improvement of real property.

(g) A sale of tangible personal property that is awarded as prizes is a retail sale and
is not considered a sale of property for resale.

(h) A sale of tangible personal property utilized or employed in the furnishing or
providing of services under subdivision 3, paragraph (g), clause (1), including, but not
limited to, property given as promotional items, is a retail sale and is not considered a
sale of property for resale.

(i) A sale of tangible personal property used in conducting lawful gambling under
chapter 349 or the State Lottery under chapter 349A, including, but not limited to,
property given as promotional items, is a retail sale and is not considered a sale of
property for resale.

(j) A sale of machines, equipment, or devices that are used to furnish, provide, or
dispense goods or services, including, but not limited to, coin-operated devices, is a retail
sale and is not considered a sale of property for resale.

(k) In the case of a lease, a retail sale occurs (1) when an obligation to make a lease
payment becomes due under the terms of the agreement or the trade practices of the lessor
deleted text begin ordeleted text endnew text beginnew text endnew text begin;new text end (2) in the case of a lease of a motor vehicle, as defined in section 297B.01, subdivision
11
, but excluding vehicles with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating greater than
10,000 pounds and rentals of vehicles for not more than 28 days, at the time the lease is
executednew text begin; or (3) for rent-to-own or lease-to-own used vehicles where the lessee may
purchase or return the vehicle at any time without penalty, at the time each payment is
made under the terms of the agreement
new text end.

(l) In the case of a conditional sales contract, a retail sale occurs upon the transfer of
title or possession of the tangible personal property.

(m) A sale of a bundled transaction in which one or more of the products included
in the bundle is a taxable product is a retail sale, except that if one of the products
is a telecommunication service, ancillary service, Internet access, or audio or video
programming service, and the seller has maintained books and records identifying through
reasonable and verifiable standards the portions of the price that are attributable to the
distinct and separately identifiable products, then the products are not considered part of a
bundled transaction. For purposes of this paragraph:

(1) the books and records maintained by the seller must be maintained in the regular
course of business, and do not include books and records created and maintained by the
seller primarily for tax purposes;

(2) books and records maintained in the regular course of business include, but are
not limited to, financial statements, general ledgers, invoicing and billing systems and
reports, and reports for regulatory tariffs and other regulatory matters; and

(3) books and records are maintained primarily for tax purposes when the books
and records identify taxable and nontaxable portions of the price, but the seller maintains
other books and records that identify different prices attributable to the distinct products
included in the same bundled transaction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for leases entered into after June
30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.67, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Drugs; medical devices.

(a) Sales of the following drugs and medical
devices for human use are exempt:

(1) drugs, including over-the-counter drugs;

(2) single-use finger-pricking devices for the extraction of blood and other single-use
devices and single-use diagnostic agents used in diagnosing, monitoring, or treating
diabetes;

(3) insulin and medical oxygen for human use, regardless of whether prescribed
or sold over the counter;

(4) prosthetic devices;

(5) durable medical equipment for home use only;

(6) mobility enhancing equipment;

(7) prescription corrective eyeglasses; and

(8) kidney dialysis equipment, including repair and replacement parts.

new text begin (b) Items purchased in transactions covered by:
new text end

new text begin (1) Medicare as defined under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, United States
Code, title 42, sections 1395, et seq.; or
new text end

new text begin (2) Medicaid as defined under title XIX of the Social Security Act, United States
Code, title 42, sections 1396, et seq., are exempt.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end For purposes of this subdivision:

(1) "Drug" means a compound, substance, or preparation, and any component of
a compound, substance, or preparation, other than food and food ingredients, dietary
supplements, or alcoholic beverages that is:

(i) recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic
Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, and supplement
to any of them;

(ii) intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention
of disease; or

(iii) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.

(2) "Durable medical equipment" means equipment, including repair and
replacement partsnew text begin, including single patient use itemsnew text end, but not including mobility enhancing
equipment, that:

(i) can withstand repeated use;

(ii) is primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose;

(iii) generally is not useful to a person in the absence of illness or injury; and

(iv) is not worn in or on the body.

For purposes of this clause, "repair and replacement parts" includes all components
or attachments used in conjunction with the durable medical equipment, deleted text beginbut does not
include
deleted text endnew text begin includingnew text end repair and replacement parts which are for single patient use only.

(3) "Mobility enhancing equipment" means equipment, including repair and
replacement parts, but not including durable medical equipment, that:

(i) is primarily and customarily used to provide or increase the ability to move from
one place to another and that is appropriate for use either in a home or a motor vehicle;

(ii) is not generally used by persons with normal mobility; and

(iii) does not include any motor vehicle or equipment on a motor vehicle normally
provided by a motor vehicle manufacturer.

(4) "Over-the-counter drug" means a drug that contains a label that identifies the
product as a drug as required by Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, section 201.66. The
label must include a "drug facts" panel or a statement of the active ingredients with a list of
those ingredients contained in the compound, substance, or preparation. Over-the-counter
drugs do not include grooming and hygiene products, regardless of whether they otherwise
meet the definition. "Grooming and hygiene products" are soaps, cleaning solutions,
shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, antiperspirants, and suntan lotions and sunscreens.

(5) "Prescribed" and "prescription" means a direction in the form of an order,
formula, or recipe issued in any form of oral, written, electronic, or other means of
transmission by a duly licensed health care professional.

(6) "Prosthetic device" means a replacement, corrective, or supportive device,
including repair and replacement parts, worn on or in the body to:

(i) artificially replace a missing portion of the body;

(ii) prevent or correct physical deformity or malfunction; or

(iii) support a weak or deformed portion of the body.

Prosthetic device does not include corrective eyeglasses.

(7) "Kidney dialysis equipment" means equipment that:

(i) is used to remove waste products that build up in the blood when the kidneys are
not able to do so on their own; and

(ii) can withstand repeated use, including multiple use by a single patient,
notwithstanding the provisions of clause (2).

new text begin (8) A transaction is covered by Medicare or Medicaid if any portion of the cost of
the item purchased in the transaction is paid for or reimbursed by the federal government
or the state of Minnesota pursuant to the Medicare or Medicaid program, by a private
insurance company administering the Medicare or Medicaid program on behalf of the
federal government or the state of Minnesota, or by a managed care organization for the
benefit of a patient enrolled in a prepaid program that furnishes medical services in lieu
of conventional Medicare or Medicaid coverage pursuant to agreement with the federal
government or the state of Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.67, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Accessories and supplies. new text end

new text begin Accessories and supplies required for
the effective use of durable medical equipment for home use only, or purchased in
a transaction covered by Medicare or Medicaid, that are not already exempt under
subdivision 7 are exempt. Accessories and supplies for the effective use of a prosthetic
device that are not already exempt under subdivision 7 are exempt. For purposes of
this subdivision, "durable medical equipment," "prosthetic device," "Medicare," and
"Medicaid" have the meanings given in subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.68, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Capital equipment.

(a) Capital equipment is exempt.new text begin Except as provided
in paragraphs (e) and (f),
new text end the tax must be imposed and collected as if the rate under section
297A.62, subdivision 1, applied, and then refunded in the manner provided in section
297A.75.

"Capital equipment" means machinery and equipment purchased or leased, and used
in this state by the purchaser or lessee primarily for manufacturing, fabricating, mining,
or refining tangible personal property to be sold ultimately at retail if the machinery and
equipment are essential to the integrated production process of manufacturing, fabricating,
mining, or refining. Capital equipment also includes machinery and equipment
used primarily to electronically transmit results retrieved by a customer of an online
computerized data retrieval system.

(b) Capital equipment includes, but is not limited to:

(1) machinery and equipment used to operate, control, or regulate the production
equipment;

(2) machinery and equipment used for research and development, design, quality
control, and testing activities;

(3) environmental control devices that are used to maintain conditions such as
temperature, humidity, light, or air pressure when those conditions are essential to and are
part of the production process;

(4) materials and supplies used to construct and install machinery or equipment;

(5) repair and replacement parts, including accessories, whether purchased as spare
parts, repair parts, or as upgrades or modifications to machinery or equipment;

(6) materials used for foundations that support machinery or equipment;

(7) materials used to construct and install special purpose buildings used in the
production process;

(8) ready-mixed concrete equipment in which the ready-mixed concrete is mixed
as part of the delivery process regardless if mounted on a chassis, repair parts for
ready-mixed concrete trucks, and leases of ready-mixed concrete trucks; and

(9) machinery or equipment used for research, development, design, or production
of computer software.

(c) Capital equipment does not include the following:

(1) motor vehicles taxed under chapter 297B;

(2) machinery or equipment used to receive or store raw materials;

(3) building materials, except for materials included in paragraph (b), clauses (6)
and (7);

(4) machinery or equipment used for nonproduction purposes, including, but not
limited to, the following: plant security, fire prevention, first aid, and hospital stations;
support operations or administration; pollution control; and plant cleaning, disposal of
scrap and waste, plant communications, space heating, cooling, lighting, or safety;

(5) farm machinery and aquaculture production equipment as defined by section
297A.61, subdivisions 12 and 13;

(6) machinery or equipment purchased and installed by a contractor as part of an
improvement to real property;

(7) machinery and equipment used by restaurants in the furnishing, preparing, or
serving of prepared foods as defined in section 297A.61, subdivision 31;

(8) machinery and equipment used to furnish the services listed in section 297A.61,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (g), clause (6), items (i) to (vi) and (viii);

(9) machinery or equipment used in the transportation, transmission, or distribution
of petroleum, liquefied gas, natural gas, water, or steam, in, by, or through pipes, lines,
tanks, mains, or other means of transporting those products. This clause does not apply to
machinery or equipment used to blend petroleum or biodiesel fuel as defined in section
239.77; or

(10) any other item that is not essential to the integrated process of manufacturing,
fabricating, mining, or refining.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision:

(1) "Equipment" means independent devices or tools separate from machinery but
essential to an integrated production process, including computers and computer software,
used in operating, controlling, or regulating machinery and equipment; and any subunit or
assembly comprising a component of any machinery or accessory or attachment parts of
machinery, such as tools, dies, jigs, patterns, and molds.

(2) "Fabricating" means to make, build, create, produce, or assemble components or
property to work in a new or different manner.

(3) "Integrated production process" means a process or series of operations through
which tangible personal property is manufactured, fabricated, mined, or refined. For
purposes of this clause, (i) manufacturing begins with the removal of raw materials
from inventory and ends when the last process prior to loading for shipment has been
completed; (ii) fabricating begins with the removal from storage or inventory of the
property to be assembled, processed, altered, or modified and ends with the creation
or production of the new or changed product; (iii) mining begins with the removal of
overburden from the site of the ores, minerals, stone, peat deposit, or surface materials and
ends when the last process before stockpiling is completed; and (iv) refining begins with
the removal from inventory or storage of a natural resource and ends with the conversion
of the item to its completed form.

(4) "Machinery" means mechanical, electronic, or electrical devices, including
computers and computer software, that are purchased or constructed to be used for the
activities set forth in paragraph (a), beginning with the removal of raw materials from
inventory through completion of the product, including packaging of the product.

(5) "Machinery and equipment used for pollution control" means machinery and
equipment used solely to eliminate, prevent, or reduce pollution resulting from an activity
described in paragraph (a).

(6) "Manufacturing" means an operation or series of operations where raw materials
are changed in form, composition, or condition by machinery and equipment and which
results in the production of a new article of tangible personal property. For purposes of
this subdivision, "manufacturing" includes the generation of electricity or steam to be
sold at retail.

(7) "Mining" means the extraction of minerals, ores, stone, or peat.

(8) "Online data retrieval system" means a system whose cumulation of information
is equally available and accessible to all its customers.

(9) "Primarily" means machinery and equipment used 50 percent or more of the time
in an activity described in paragraph (a).

(10) "Refining" means the process of converting a natural resource to an intermediate
or finished product, including the treatment of water to be sold at retail.

(11) This subdivision does not apply to telecommunications equipment as
provided in subdivision 35, and does not apply to wire, cable, fiber, poles, or conduit
for telecommunications services.

new text begin (e) Materials exempt under this section may be purchased without imposing and
collecting the tax and applying for a refund under section 297A.75, if:
new text end

new text begin (1) for calendar years 2013 and 2014, the purchaser employed not more than 20
full-time employees at any time during calendar year 2010 and was not an affiliate or
subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for calendar year 2015, the purchaser employed not more than 50 full-time
employees at any time during calendar year 2010 and was not an affiliate or subsidiary of
a business dominant in its field of operation.
new text end

new text begin (f) For calendar year 2016 and thereafter, all purchases exempt under this section
may be purchased without imposing and collecting the tax and applying the refund
under section 297A.75.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
December 31, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 297A.68, subdivision 42, is
amended to read:


Subd. 42.

Qualified data centers.

(a) Purchases of enterprise information
technology equipment and computer software for use in a qualified data center are exempt.
The tax on purchases exempt under this paragraph must be imposed and collected as if
the rate under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied, and then refunded after June 30,
2013, in the manner provided in section 297A.75. This exemption includes enterprise
information technology equipment and computer software purchased to replace or upgrade
enterprise information technology equipment and computer software in a qualified data
center.

(b) Electricity used or consumed in the operation of a qualified data center is exempt.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "qualified data center" means a facility in
Minnesota:

(1) that is comprised of one or more buildings that consist in the aggregate of at
least 30,000 square feet, and that are located on a single parcel or on contiguous parcels,
where the total cost of construction or refurbishment, investment in enterprise information
technology equipment, and computer software is at least deleted text begin$50,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $30,000,000new text end within
a deleted text begin24-monthdeleted text endnew text begin three-yearnew text end period;

(2) that is constructed or substantially refurbished after June 30, 2012, where
"substantially refurbished" means that at least 30,000 square feet have been rebuilt or
modified; and

(3) that is used to house enterprise information technology equipment, where the
facility has the following characteristics:

(i) uninterruptible power supplies, generator backup power, or both;

(ii) sophisticated fire suppression and prevention systems; and

(iii) enhanced security. A facility will be considered to have enhanced security if it
has restricted access to the facility to selected personnel; permanent security guards; video
camera surveillance; an electronic system requiring pass codes, keycards, or biometric
scans, such as hand scans and retinal or fingerprint recognition; or similar security features.

In determining whether the facility has the required square footage, the square
footage of the following spaces shall be included if the spaces support the operation
of enterprise information technology equipment: office space, meeting space, and
mechanical and other support facilities.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision, "enterprise information technology equipment"
means computers and equipment supporting computing, networking, or data storage,
including servers and routers. It includes, but is not limited to: cooling systems,
cooling towers, and other temperature control infrastructure; power infrastructure for
transformation, distribution, or management of electricity used for the maintenance
and operation of a qualified data center, including but not limited to exterior dedicated
business-owned substations, backup power generation systems, battery systems, and
related infrastructure; and racking systems, cabling, and trays, which are necessary for
the maintenance and operation of the qualified data center.

(e) A qualified data center may claim the exemptions in this subdivision for
purchases made either within 20 years of the date of its first purchase qualifying for the
exemption under paragraph (a), or by June 30, 2042, whichever is earlier.

(f) The purpose of this exemption is to create jobs in the construction and data
center industries.

(g) This subdivision is effective for sales and purchases made after June 30, 2012,
and before July 1, 2042.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 297A.75, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Tax collected.

The tax on the gross receipts from the sale of the
following exempt items must be imposed and collected as if the sale were taxable and the
rate under section 297A.62, subdivision 1, applied. The exempt items include:

deleted text begin (1) capital equipment exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision 5;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end building materials for an agricultural processing facility exempt under section
297A.71, subdivision 13;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end building materials for mineral production facilities exempt under section
297A.71, subdivision 14;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end building materials for correctional facilities under section 297A.71,
subdivision 3
;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end building materials used in a residence for disabled veterans exempt under
section 297A.71, subdivision 11;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end elevators and building materials exempt under section 297A.71, subdivision
12
;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end building materials for the Long Lake Conservation Center exempt under
section 297A.71, subdivision 17;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end materials and supplies for qualified low-income housing under section
297A.71, subdivision 23;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end materials, supplies, and equipment for municipal electric utility facilities
under section 297A.71, subdivision 35;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end equipment and materials used for the generation, transmission, and
distribution of electrical energy and an aerial camera package exempt under section
297A.68, subdivision 37;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end tangible personal property and taxable services and construction materials,
supplies, and equipment exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision 41;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end commuter rail vehicle and repair parts under section 297A.70, subdivision
3, clause (11);

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end materials, supplies, and equipment for construction or improvement of
projects and facilities under section 297A.71, subdivision 40;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end materials, supplies, and equipment for construction or improvement of a
meat processing facility exempt under section 297A.71, subdivision 41;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end materials, supplies, and equipment for construction, improvement, or
expansion of an aerospace defense manufacturing facility exempt under section 297A.71,
subdivision 42; and

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end enterprise information technology equipment and computer software for
use in a qualified data center exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision 42.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
December 31, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 297A.75, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Refund; eligible persons.

Upon application on forms prescribed by the
commissioner, a refund equal to the tax paid on the gross receipts of the exempt items
must be paid to the applicant. Only the following persons may apply for the refund:

(1) for subdivision 1, clauses (1) deleted text beginto (3)deleted text endnew text begin and (2)new text end, the applicant must be the purchaser;

(2) for subdivision 1, clauses deleted text begin(4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end and deleted text begin(7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end, the applicant must be the
governmental subdivision;

(3) for subdivision 1, clause deleted text begin(5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end, the applicant must be the recipient of the
benefits provided in United States Code, title 38, chapter 21;

(4) for subdivision 1, clause deleted text begin(6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end, the applicant must be the owner of the
homestead property;

(5) for subdivision 1, clause deleted text begin(8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end, the owner of the qualified low-income housing
project;

(6) for subdivision 1, clause deleted text begin(9)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end, the applicant must be a municipal electric utility
or a joint venture of municipal electric utilities;

(7) for subdivision 1, clausesnew text begin (9),new text end (10), deleted text begin(11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end, (14),new text begin andnew text end (15), deleted text beginand (16),deleted text end the owner
of the qualifying business; and

(8) for subdivision 1, clausesnew text begin (11) andnew text end (12) deleted text beginand (13)deleted text end, the applicant must be the
governmental entity that owns or contracts for the project or facility.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
December 31, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 297A.75, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Application.

(a) The application must include sufficient information
to permit the commissioner to verify the tax paid. If the tax was paid by a contractor,
subcontractor, or builder, under subdivision 1, clausenew text begin (3),new text end (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10),
(11), (12), (13), (14),new text begin ornew text end (15), deleted text beginor (16),deleted text end the contractor, subcontractor, or builder must
furnish to the refund applicant a statement including the cost of the exempt items and the
taxes paid on the items unless otherwise specifically provided by this subdivision. The
provisions of sections 289A.40 and 289A.50 apply to refunds under this section.

(b) An applicant may not file more than two applications per calendar year for
refunds for taxes paid on capital equipment exempt under section 297A.68, subdivision 5.

(c) Total refunds for purchases of items in section 297A.71, subdivision 40, must not
exceed $5,000,000 in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. Applications for refunds for purchases
of items in sections 297A.70, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (11), and 297A.71,
subdivision 40, must not be filed until after June 30, 2009.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
December 31, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.815, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue.

(a) For purposes of this
subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:

(1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this sectionnew text begin and
on the leases under section 297A.61, subdivision 4, paragraph (k), clause (3)
new text end, during
the fiscal year; less

(2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal
year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000.

(b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall
estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) for the current
fiscal year.

(c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management
and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general
fund, as follows:

(1) 50 percent to the greater Minnesota transit account; and

(2) 50 percent to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law
to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred
under this clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121,
subdivision 4, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county shall
receive of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011,
subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar
year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds under this clause.

(d) For fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the amount under paragraph (a), clause (1), must
be calculated using the following percentages of the total revenues:

(1) for fiscal year 2010, 83.75 percent; and

(2) for fiscal year 2011, 93.75 percent.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for leases entered into after June
30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 297B.03, is amended to read:


297B.03 EXEMPTIONS.

There is specifically exempted from the provisions of this chapter and from
computation of the amount of tax imposed by it the following:

(1) purchase or use, including use under a lease purchase agreement or installment
sales contract made pursuant to section 465.71, of any motor vehicle by the United States
and its agencies and instrumentalities and by any person described in and subject to the
conditions provided in section 297A.67, subdivision 11;

(2) purchase or use of any motor vehicle by any person who was a resident of
another state or country at the time of the purchase and who subsequently becomes a
resident of Minnesota, provided the purchase occurred more than 60 days prior to the date
such person began residing in the state of Minnesota and the motor vehicle was registered
in the person's name in the other state or country;

(3) purchase or use of any motor vehicle by any person making a valid election to be
taxed under the provisions of section 297A.90;

(4) purchase or use of any motor vehicle previously registered in the state of
Minnesota when such transfer constitutes a transfer within the meaning of section 118,
331, 332, 336, 337, 338, 351, 355, 368, 721, 731, 1031, 1033, or 1563(a) of the Internal
Revenue Code;

(5) purchase or use of any vehicle owned by a resident of another state and leased
to a Minnesota-based private or for-hire carrier for regular use in the transportation of
persons or property in interstate commerce provided the vehicle is titled in the state of
the owner or secured party, and that state does not impose a sales tax or sales tax on
motor vehicles used in interstate commerce;

(6) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a private nonprofit or public educational
institution for use as an instructional aid in automotive training programs operated by the
institution. "Automotive training programs" includes motor vehicle body and mechanical
repair courses but does not include driver education programs;

(7) purchase of a motor vehicle by an ambulance service licensed under section
144E.10 when that vehicle is equipped and specifically intended for emergency response
or for providing ambulance service;

(8) purchase of a motor vehicle by or for a public library, as defined in section
134.001, subdivision 2, as a bookmobile or library delivery vehicle;

(9) purchase of a ready-mixed concrete truck;

(10) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a town for use exclusively for road
maintenance, including snowplows and dump trucks, but not including automobiles,
vans, or pickup trucks;

(11) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a corporation, society, association,
foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious,
or educational purposes, except a public school, university, or library, but only if the
vehicle is:

(i) a truck, as defined in section 168.002, a bus, as defined in section 168.002, or a
passenger automobile, as defined in section 168.002, if the automobile is designed and
used for carrying more than nine persons including the driver; and

(ii) intended to be used primarily to transport tangible personal property or
individuals, other than employees, to whom the organization provides service in
performing its charitable, religious, or educational purpose;

(12) purchase of a motor vehicle for use by a transit provider exclusively to provide
transit service is exempt if the transit provider is either (i) receiving financial assistance or
reimbursement under section 174.24 or 473.384, or (ii) operating under section 174.29,
473.388, or 473.405;

(13) purchase or use of a motor vehicle by a qualified business, as defined in section
469.310, located in a job opportunity building zone, if the motor vehicle is principally
garaged in the job opportunity building zone and is primarily used as part of or in direct
support of the person's operations carried on in the job opportunity building zone. The
exemption under this clause applies to sales, if the purchase was made and delivery
received during the duration of the job opportunity building zone. The exemption under
this clause also applies to any local sales and use tax; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(14) purchase of a leased vehicle by the lessee who was a participant in a
lease-to-own program from a charitable organization that is:

(i) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

(ii) licensed as a motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27, subdivision 4new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (15) purchase of a motor vehicle used exclusively as a mobile medical unit for the
provision of medical or dental services by a federally qualified health center, as defined
under title 19 of the Social Security Act, as amended by Section 4161 of the Omnibus
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively for sales and purchases
made after December 31, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 289A.60, subdivision 31, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes due and payable after
June 30, 2012.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

PROPERTY TAX

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 6.91, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Benefits of participation.

(a) A county or city that elects to participate in
the standard measures program for 2011 is: (1) eligible for per capita reimbursement of
$0.14 per capita, but not to exceed $25,000 for any government entity; and (2) exempt
from levy limits under sections 275.70 to 275.74 for taxes payable in 2012, if levy limits
are in effect.

(b) Any county or city that elects to participate in the standard measures program
for 2012 is eligible for per capita reimbursement of $0.14 per capita, but not to exceed
$25,000 for any government entitynew text begin, provided that for 2012, a county or city with a
population over 2,500 must also participate in the expenditure-type reporting under section
471.703 in order to be eligible
new text end. Any jurisdiction participating in the comprehensive
performance measurement program is exempt from levy limits under sections 275.70 to
275.74 for taxes payable in 2013 if levy limits are in effect.

(c) Any county or city that elects to participate in the standard measures program for
2013 or any year thereafter is eligible for per capita reimbursement of $0.14 per capita,
but not to exceed $25,000 for any government entity. Any jurisdiction participating in
the comprehensive performance measurement program for 2013 or any year thereafter is
exempt from levy limits under sections 275.70 to 275.74 for taxes payable in the following
year, if levy limits are in effect.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Career and technical levy.

(a) A district with a career and technical
program approved under this section for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified
may levy an amount equal to the greater of:

(1) $80 times the district's average daily membership in grades 9 through 12 for the
fiscal year in which the levy is certified; or

(2) 35 percent of approved expenditures in the fiscal year in which the levy is
certified for the following:

(i) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel providing direct instructional
services to students in that fiscal year, including extended contracts, for services rendered
in the district's approved career and technical education programs;

(ii) contracted services provided by a public or private agency other than a Minnesota
school district or cooperative center under subdivision 7;

(iii) necessary travel between instructional sites by licensed career and technical
education personnel;

(iv) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
vocational student organization activities held within the state for instructional purposes;

(v) curriculum development activities that are part of a five-year plan for
improvement based on program assessment;

(vi) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
noncollegiate credit-bearing professional development; and

(vii) specialized vocational instructional supplies.

(b) Up to ten percent of a district's career and technical levy may be spent on
equipment purchases. Districts using the career and technical levy for equipment
purchases must report to the department on the improved learning opportunities for
students that result from the investment in equipment.

(c) The district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the fiscal
year in which it is certified.

deleted text begin (d) The amount of the levy certified under this subdivision may not exceed
$17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012, $15,520,000 for taxes payable in 2013, and
$15,545,000 for taxes payable in 2014.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) If the estimated levy exceeds the amount in paragraph (d), the commissioner
must reduce the percentage in paragraph (a), clause (2), until the estimated levy no longer
exceeds the limit in paragraph (d).
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2012 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 126C.40, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

To lease building or land.

(a) When an independent or a special
school district or a group of independent or special school districts finds it economically
advantageous to rent or lease a building or land for any instructional purposes or for
school storage or furniture repair, and it determines that the operating capital revenue
authorized under section 126C.10, subdivision 13, is insufficient for this purpose, it may
apply to the commissioner for permission to make an additional capital expenditure levy
for this purpose. An application for permission to levy under this subdivision must contain
financial justification for the proposed levy, the terms and conditions of the proposed
lease, and a description of the space to be leased and its proposed use.

(b) The criteria for approval of applications to levy under this subdivision must
include: the reasonableness of the price, the appropriateness of the space to the proposed
activity, the feasibility of transporting pupils to the leased building or land, conformity
of the lease to the laws and rules of the state of Minnesota, and the appropriateness of
the proposed lease to the space needs and the financial condition of the district. The
commissioner must not authorize a levy under this subdivision in an amount greater than
the cost to the district of renting or leasing a building or land for approved purposes.
The proceeds of this levy must not be used for custodial or other maintenance services.
A district may not levy under this subdivision for the purpose of leasing or renting a
district-owned building or site to itself.

(c) For agreements finalized after July 1, 1997, a district may not levy under this
subdivision for the purpose of leasing: (1) a newly constructed building used primarily
for regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary instruction; or (2) a newly constructed
building addition or additions used primarily for regular kindergarten, elementary, or
secondary instruction that contains more than 20 percent of the square footage of the
previously existing building.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), a district may levy under this subdivision for the
purpose of leasing or renting a district-owned building or site to itself only if the amount
is needed by the district to make payments required by a lease purchase agreement,
installment purchase agreement, or other deferred payments agreement authorized by law,
and the levy meets the requirements of paragraph (c). A levy authorized for a district by
the commissioner under this paragraph may be in the amount needed by the district to
make payments required by a lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement,
or other deferred payments agreement authorized by law, provided that any agreement
include a provision giving the school districts the right to terminate the agreement
annually without penalty.

(e) The total levy under this subdivision for a district for any year must not exceed
$150 times the resident pupil units for the fiscal year to which the levy is attributable.

(f) For agreements for which a review and comment have been submitted to the
Department of Education after April 1, 1998, the term "instructional purpose" as used in
this subdivision excludes expenditures on stadiums.

(g) The commissioner of education may authorize a school district to exceed the
limit in paragraph (e) if the school district petitions the commissioner for approval. The
commissioner shall grant approval to a school district to exceed the limit in paragraph (e)
for not more than five years if the district meets the following criteria:

(1) the school district has been experiencing pupil enrollment growth in the
preceding five years;

(2) the purpose of the increased levy is in the long-term public interest;

(3) the purpose of the increased levy promotes colocation of government services;
and

(4) the purpose of the increased levy is in the long-term interest of the district by
avoiding over construction of school facilities.

(h) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include
in its authority under this section the costs associated with leases of administrative and
classroom space for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not exceed
$43 times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units of the member districts. This authority is
in addition to any other authority authorized under this section.

(i) In addition to the allowable capital levies in paragraph (a), for taxes payable in
2012new text begin to 2023new text end, a district that is a member of the "Technology and Information Education
Systems" data processing joint board, that finds it economically advantageous to enter into
a lease agreement to finance improvements to a building new text beginand land new text endfor a group of school
districts or special school districts for staff development purposes, may levy for its portion
of lease costs attributed to the district within the total levy limit in paragraph (e). The total
levy authority under this paragraph shall not exceed $632,000.

new text begin (j) In addition to the allowable capital levies in paragraph (a), a school district
that is a member of the St. Croix River Education District that finds it economically
advantageous to enter into a lease purchase agreement for a building and land for the St.
Croix River Education District may levy for its portion of lease costs attributed to the
district within the total levy limit in paragraph (e). The authority under this paragraph is
effective for taxes payable in 2013 to 2028.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2013 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.025, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Levy amount.

The state general levy is levied against
commercial-industrial property and seasonal residential recreational property, as defined
in this section. The state general levy base amount new text beginfor commercial-industrial property
new text endis deleted text begin$592,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $742,000,000new text end for taxes payable in deleted text begin2002deleted text endnew text begin 2013 through 2016. The state
general levy base amount for seasonal recreational property is $41,200,000 for taxes
payable in 2013 through 2016
new text end. deleted text beginFor taxes payable in subsequent years, the levy base
amount is increased each year by multiplying the levy base amount for the prior year by
the sum of one plus the rate of increase, if any, in the implicit price deflator for government
consumption expenditures and gross investment for state and local governments prepared
by the Bureau of Economic Analysts of the United States Department of Commerce for the
12-month period ending March 31 of the year prior to the year the taxes are payable.
deleted text endnew text begin For
taxes payable in 2017, the state general levy is $668,700,000 for commercial-industrial
property and $36,450,000 for seasonal residential recreational property. For taxes payable
in 2018, the state general levy is $594,400,000 for commercial-industrial property
and $32,400,000 for seasonal residential recreational property. For taxes payable in
2019, the state general levy is $520,100,000 for commercial-industrial property and
$28,350,000 for seasonal residential recreational property. For taxes payable in 2020, the
state general levy is $445,800,000 for commercial-industrial property and $24,300,000
for seasonal residential recreational property. For taxes payable in 2021, the state
general levy is $371,500,000 for commercial-industrial property and $20,250,000
for seasonal residential recreational property. For taxes payable in 2022, the state
general levy is $297,200,000 for commercial-industrial property and $16,200,000 for
seasonal residential recreational property. For taxes payable in 2023, the state general
levy is $222,900,000 for commercial-industrial property and $12,150,000 for seasonal
residential recreational property. For taxes payable in 2024, the state general levy is
$148,600,000 for commercial-industrial property and $8,100,000 for seasonal residential
recreational property. For taxes payable in 2025, the state general levy is $74,300,000
for commercial-industrial property and $4,050,000 for seasonal residential recreational
property.
new text endThe tax under this section is not treated as a local tax rate under section 469.177
and is not the levy of a governmental unit under chapters 276A and 473F.

The commissioner shall increase or decrease the preliminary or final rate for a year
as necessary to account for errors and tax base changes that affected a preliminary or final
rate for either of the two preceding years. Adjustments are allowed to the extent that the
necessary information is available to the commissioner at the time the rates for a year must
be certified, and for the following reasons:

(1) an erroneous report of taxable value by a local official;

(2) an erroneous calculation by the commissioner; and

(3) an increase or decrease in taxable value for commercial-industrial or seasonal
residential recreational property reported on the abstracts of tax lists submitted under
section 275.29 that was not reported on the abstracts of assessment submitted under
section 270C.89 for the same year.

The commissioner may, but need not, make adjustments if the total difference in the tax
levied for the year would be less than $100,000.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2013 and
thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.025, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Apportionment and levy of state general tax.

deleted text beginNinety-five percent ofdeleted text end The
state general tax must be levied by applying a uniform rate to all commercial-industrial tax
capacity and deleted text beginfive percent of the state general tax must be levied by applyingdeleted text end a uniform
rate to all seasonal residential recreational tax capacity. On or before October 1 each
year, the commissioner of revenue shall certify the preliminary state general levy rates to
each county auditor that must be used to prepare the notices of proposed property taxes
for taxes payable in the following year. By January 1 of each year, the commissioner
shall certify the final state general levy deleted text beginratedeleted text endnew text begin ratesnew text end to each county auditor that shall be
used in spreading taxes.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2013 and
thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.065, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Proposed levy.

(a) Notwithstanding any law or charter to the
contrary, on or before September 15, each taxing authority, other than a school district,
shall adopt a proposed budget and shall certify to the county auditor the proposed or, in
the case of a town, the final property tax levy for taxes payable in the following year.new text begin All
counties and home rule charter or statutory cities with a population of more than 2,500,
shall also provide to the county auditor the county or city Web site, if there is one, where
the public is able to access the budget information required to be reported under section
471.703.
new text end

(b) On or before September 30, each school district that has not mutually agreed
with its home county to extend this date shall certify to the county auditor the proposed
property tax levy for taxes payable in the following year. Each school district that has
agreed with its home county to delay the certification of its proposed property tax levy
must certify its proposed property tax levy for the following year no later than October
7. The school district shall certify the proposed levy as:

(1) a specific dollar amount by school district fund, broken down between
voter-approved and non-voter-approved levies and between referendum market value
and tax capacity levies; or

(2) the maximum levy limitation certified by the commissioner of education
according to section 126C.48, subdivision 1.

(c) If the board of estimate and taxation or any similar board that establishes
maximum tax levies for taxing jurisdictions within a first class city certifies the maximum
property tax levies for funds under its jurisdiction by charter to the county auditor by
September 15, the city shall be deemed to have certified its levies for those taxing
jurisdictions.

(d) For purposes of this section, "taxing authority" includes all home rule and
statutory cities, towns, counties, school districts, and special taxing districts as defined
in section 275.066. Intermediate school districts that levy a tax under chapter 124 or
136D, joint powers boards established under sections 123A.44 to 123A.446, and Common
School Districts No. 323, Franconia, and No. 815, Prinsburg, are also special taxing
districts for purposes of this section.

(e) At the meeting at which the taxing authority, other than a town, adopts its
proposed tax levy under paragraph (a) or (b), the taxing authority shall announce the
time and place of its subsequent regularly scheduled meetings at which the budget and
levy will be discussed and at which the public will be allowed to speak. deleted text beginThe time and
place of those meetings
deleted text end new text beginThe following information new text endmust be included in the proceedings
or summary of proceedings published in the official newspaper of the taxing authority
under section 123B.09, 375.12, or 412.191new text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) the time and place of the meetings described in this paragraph; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a statement that the budget information required to be reported under section
471.703 is available on the county or city Web site, if there is one
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.065, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Notice of proposed property taxes.

(a) The county auditor shall prepare
and the county treasurer shall deliver after November 10 and on or before November 24
each year, by first class mail to each taxpayer at the address listed on the county's current
year's assessment roll, a notice of proposed property taxes. Upon written request by
the taxpayer, the treasurer may send the notice in electronic form or by electronic mail
instead of on paper or by ordinary mail.

(b) The commissioner of revenue shall prescribe the form of the notice.

(c) The notice must inform taxpayers that it contains the amount of property taxes
each taxing authority proposes to collect for taxes payable the following year. In the
case of a town, or in the case of the state general tax, the final tax amount will be its
proposed tax. The notice must clearly state for each city that has a population over 500,
county, school district, regional library authority established under section 134.201, and
metropolitan taxing districts as defined in paragraph (i), the time and place of a meeting
for each taxing authority in which the budget and levy will be discussed and public input
allowed, prior to the final budget and levy determination. new text beginThe notice must clearly state
for each county and for each city with a population of more than 2,500 that the budget
information required to be reported under section 471.703 is available on the county or
city Web site, if there is one.
new text endThe taxing authorities must provide the county auditor with
the information to be included in the notice on or before the time it certifies its proposed
levy under subdivision 1. The public must be allowed to speak at that meeting, which
must occur after November 24 and must not be held before 6:00 p.m. It must provide a
telephone number for the taxing authority that taxpayers may call if they have questions
related to the notice and an address where comments will be received by mail, except that
no notice required under this section shall be interpreted as requiring the printing of a
personal telephone number or address as the contact information for a taxing authority. If
a taxing authority does not maintain public offices where telephone calls can be received
by the authority, the authority may inform the county of the lack of a public telephone
number and the county shall not list a telephone number for that taxing authority.

(d) The notice must state for each parcel:

(1) the market value of the property as determined under section 273.11, and used
for computing property taxes payable in the following year and for taxes payable in the
current year as each appears in the records of the county assessor on November 1 of the
current year; and, in the case of residential property, whether the property is classified as
homestead or nonhomestead. The notice must clearly inform taxpayers of the years to
which the market values apply and that the values are final values;

(2) the items listed below, shown separately by county, city or town, and state general
tax, net of the residential and agricultural homestead credit under section 273.1384, voter
approved school levy, other local school levy, and the sum of the special taxing districts,
and as a total of all taxing authorities:

(i) the actual tax for taxes payable in the current year; and

(ii) the proposed tax amount.

If the county levy under clause (2) includes an amount for a lake improvement
district as defined under sections 103B.501 to 103B.581, the amount attributable for that
purpose must be separately stated from the remaining county levy amount.

In the case of a town or the state general tax, the final tax shall also be its proposed
tax unless the town changes its levy at a special town meeting under section 365.52. If a
school district has certified under section 126C.17, subdivision 9, that a referendum will
be held in the school district at the November general election, the county auditor must
note next to the school district's proposed amount that a referendum is pending and that, if
approved by the voters, the tax amount may be higher than shown on the notice. In the
case of the city of Minneapolis, the levy for Minneapolis Park and Recreation shall be
listed separately from the remaining amount of the city's levy. In the case of the city of
St. Paul, the levy for the St. Paul Library Agency must be listed separately from the
remaining amount of the city's levy. In the case of Ramsey County, any amount levied
under section 134.07 may be listed separately from the remaining amount of the county's
levy. In the case of a parcel where tax increment or the fiscal disparities areawide tax
under chapter 276A or 473F applies, the proposed tax levy on the captured value or the
proposed tax levy on the tax capacity subject to the areawide tax must each be stated
separately and not included in the sum of the special taxing districts; and

(3) the increase or decrease between the total taxes payable in the current year and
the total proposed taxes, expressed as a percentage.

For purposes of this section, the amount of the tax on homesteads qualifying under
the senior citizens' property tax deferral program under chapter 290B is the total amount
of property tax before subtraction of the deferred property tax amount.

(e) The notice must clearly state that the proposed or final taxes do not include
the following:

(1) special assessments;

(2) levies approved by the voters after the date the proposed taxes are certified,
including bond referenda and school district levy referenda;

(3) a levy limit increase approved by the voters by the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November of the levy year as provided under section 275.73;

(4) amounts necessary to pay cleanup or other costs due to a natural disaster
occurring after the date the proposed taxes are certified;

(5) amounts necessary to pay tort judgments against the taxing authority that become
final after the date the proposed taxes are certified; and

(6) the contamination tax imposed on properties which received market value
reductions for contamination.

(f) Except as provided in subdivision 7, failure of the county auditor to prepare or
the county treasurer to deliver the notice as required in this section does not invalidate the
proposed or final tax levy or the taxes payable pursuant to the tax levy.

(g) If the notice the taxpayer receives under this section lists the property as
nonhomestead, and satisfactory documentation is provided to the county assessor by the
applicable deadline, and the property qualifies for the homestead classification in that
assessment year, the assessor shall reclassify the property to homestead for taxes payable
in the following year.

(h) In the case of class 4 residential property used as a residence for lease or rental
periods of 30 days or more, the taxpayer must either:

(1) mail or deliver a copy of the notice of proposed property taxes to each tenant,
renter, or lessee; or

(2) post a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises of the property.

The notice must be mailed or posted by the taxpayer by November 27 or within
three days of receipt of the notice, whichever is later. A taxpayer may notify the county
treasurer of the address of the taxpayer, agent, caretaker, or manager of the premises to
which the notice must be mailed in order to fulfill the requirements of this paragraph.

(i) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision 6, "metropolitan special taxing
districts" means the following taxing districts in the seven-county metropolitan area that
levy a property tax for any of the specified purposes listed below:

(1) Metropolitan Council under section 473.132, 473.167, 473.249, 473.325,
473.446, 473.521, 473.547, or 473.834;

(2) Metropolitan Airports Commission under section 473.667, 473.671, or 473.672;
and

(3) Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission under section 473.711.

For purposes of this section, any levies made by the regional rail authorities in the
county of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington under chapter
398A shall be included with the appropriate county's levy.

(j) The governing body of a county, city, or school district may, with the consent
of the county board, include supplemental information with the statement of proposed
property taxes about the impact of state aid increases or decreases on property tax
increases or decreases and on the level of services provided in the affected jurisdiction.
This supplemental information may include information for the following year, the current
year, and for as many consecutive preceding years as deemed appropriate by the governing
body of the county, city, or school district. It may include only information regarding:

(1) the impact of inflation as measured by the implicit price deflator for state and
local government purchases;

(2) population growth and decline;

(3) state or federal government action; and

(4) other financial factors that affect the level of property taxation and local services
that the governing body of the county, city, or school district may deem appropriate to
include.

The information may be presented using tables, written narrative, and graphic
representations and may contain instruction toward further sources of information or
opportunity for comment.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290A.04, subdivision 2h, is amended to read:


Subd. 2h.

Additional refund.

(a) If the gross property taxes payable on a homestead
increase more than 12 percent over the property taxes payable in the prior year on the same
property that is owned and occupied by the same owner on January 2 of both years, and the
amount of that increase is $100 or more, a claimant who is a homeowner shall be allowed
an additional refund equal to deleted text begin60deleted text endnew text begin 75new text end percent of the amount of the increase over the greater
of 12 percent of the prior year's property taxes payable or $100. This subdivision shall not
apply to any increase in the gross property taxes payable attributable to improvements
made to the homestead after the assessment date for the prior year's taxes. This subdivision
shall not apply to any increase in the gross property taxes payable attributable to the
termination of valuation exclusions under section 273.11, subdivision 16.

The maximum refund allowed under this subdivision is $1,000.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision "gross property taxes payable" means property
taxes payable determined without regard to the refund allowed under this subdivision.

(c) In addition to the other proofs required by this chapter, each claimant under
this subdivision shall file with the property tax refund return a copy of the property tax
statement for taxes payable in the preceding year or other documents required by the
commissioner.

(d) Upon request, the appropriate county official shall make available the names and
addresses of the property taxpayers who may be eligible for the additional property tax
refund under this section. The information shall be provided on a magnetic computer
disk. The county may recover its costs by charging the person requesting the information
the reasonable cost for preparing the data. The information may not be used for any
purpose other than for notifying the homeowner of potential eligibility and assisting the
homeowner, without charge, in preparing a refund claim.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective beginning with refunds based on
taxes payable in 2012.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [471.703] EXPENDITURE TYPE REPORTING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin In order to facilitate involvement of the public in local
government budgeting, municipalities shall provide the following budgetary information
on a municipal Web site, except as provided in subdivision 4, and publicize the availability
of this information as part of the property tax and budget notices required in section
275.065.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Municipality" means a county or a home rule charter or statutory city with a
population of more than 2,500.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Population" means the population of the municipality as established by the last
federal census, by a special census conducted under contract with the United States Bureau
of the Census, by a population estimate made by the Metropolitan Council pursuant to
section 473.24, or by a population estimate of the state demographer made pursuant to
section 4A.02, whichever is the most recent as to the stated date of the count or estimate for
the preceding calendar year, and which has been certified to the commissioner of revenue
on or before July 15 of the year in which the information is required to be reported.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Electronic budgetary information. new text end

new text begin (a) By July 31 of each year, a
municipality shall publish on its Web site, except as provided in subdivision 4, four years
of budget information on both revenues and expenditures organized by function and by
expenditure type. The four years shall include actual data from the three most recently
concluded budget years and estimated data for the current budget year.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to publications required by paragraph (a), the municipality must
publish the adopted final budget on the municipal Web site within 14 days of adoption of
the final budget. The published final budget must include information on both revenues
and expenditures organized by function and by expenditure type. The final budget must
remain on the municipal Web site for one year, or until replaced by the next final budget.
new text end

new text begin (c) The governmental funds included in the budget information required under
this section shall include the municipality's general fund, debt service fund, and special
revenue funds, except for special revenue funds specifically used for the acquisition and
construction of major capital facilities. The reported information shall also exclude
enterprise funds and fiduciary funds.
new text end

new text begin (d) The forms and reporting requirements for revenues and expenditures by function
shall be established by the state auditor's office and shall be based on the revenue and
expenditure breakdowns used by that office in the five-year summary tables for annual
revenue, expenditure, and debt reports for counties and cities with a population over
2,500, under section 6.75.
new text end

new text begin (e) The forms and reporting requirements for expenditures by expenditure type shall
be established by the state auditor's office and at minimum shall include the following line
items: employee costs, purchased services, supplies, central services, capital items, debt
service, transfer to other funds, and miscellaneous; with employee costs further subdivided
into the following items: wages and salaries, pensions, Social Security, health care, and
other benefits. The state auditor shall consult with the commissioner of management and
budget, city and county representatives, and members of the governmental accounting
community in developing the definition of expenditure types for reporting purposes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Alternative publication of budgetary information. new text end

new text begin A municipality
that does not maintain an official Web site must either (1) set up a separate Web site to
make accessible the budgetary information as required in subdivision 3, or (2) publish the
same information required in subdivision 3 by August 31 of each year in one issue of the
official newspaper of the municipality. If a county publishes the information in its official
newspaper it must also publish the same information in one other newspaper, if one of
general circulation is located in a different city in the county than the official newspaper.
The state auditor must prescribe the form for the newspaper notice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Incentives. new text end

new text begin In 2012 only, a city or county that complies with the
requirement of this section and section 6.91, subdivision 1, shall receive the benefits
pursuant to section 6.91, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin In 2013 and thereafter, failure of a municipality to provide
the information required in this section shall result in the withholding of aids payable
the following calendar year under sections 162.01 to 162.14, 423A.02, and 477A.011
to 477A.014.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 477A.013, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

City aid distribution.

(a) new text beginIn calendar year 2013 only, each city will receive
an aid distribution equal to its aid distribution in 2012 under this section.
new text endIn calendar year
deleted text begin 2009deleted text endnew text begin 2014new text end and thereafter, each city shall receive an aid distribution equal to the sum of (1)
the city formula aid under subdivision 8, and (2) its city aid base.

(b) deleted text beginFor aids payable in 2013 only, the total aid in the previous year for any city
shall mean the amount of aid it was certified to receive for aids payable in 2012 under
this section.
deleted text end For aids payable in 2014 and thereafter, the total aid in the previous year
for any city means the amount of aid it was certified to receive under this section in the
previous payable year.

(c) For aids payable in deleted text begin2010deleted text endnew text begin 2014new text end and thereafter, the total aid for any city shall
not exceed the sum of (1) ten percent of the city's net levy for the year prior to the aid
distribution plus (2) its total aid in the previous year. For aids payable in deleted text begin2009deleted text endnew text begin 2014new text end and
thereafter, the total aid for any city with a population of 2,500 or more may not be less
than its total aid under this section in the previous year minus the lesser of $10 multiplied
by its population, or ten percent of its net levy in the year prior to the aid distribution.

(d) For aids payable in deleted text begin2010deleted text endnew text begin 2014new text end and thereafter, the total aid for a city with a
population less than 2,500 must not be less than the amount it was certified to receive in
the previous year minus the lesser of $10 multiplied by its population, or five percent of its
2003 certified aid amount. deleted text beginFor aids payable in 2009 only, the total aid for a city with a
population less than 2,500 must not be less than what it received under this section in the
previous year unless its total aid in calendar year 2008 was aid under section 477A.011,
subdivision 36, paragraph (s), in which case its minimum aid is zero.
deleted text end

(e) A city's aid loss under this section may not exceed $300,000 in any year in
which the total city aid appropriation under section 477A.03, subdivision 2a, is equal or
greater than the appropriation under that subdivision in the previous year, unless the
city has an adjustment in its city net tax capacity under the process described in section
469.174, subdivision 28.

(f) If a city's net tax capacity used in calculating aid under this section has decreased
in any year by more than 25 percent from its net tax capacity in the previous year due to
property becoming tax-exempt Indian land, the city's maximum allowed aid increase
under paragraph (c) shall be increased by an amount equal to (1) the city's tax rate in the
year of the aid calculation, multiplied by (2) the amount of its net tax capacity decrease
resulting from the property becoming tax exempt.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for aids payable in calendar year
2013 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 477A.03, subdivision 2a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Cities.

For aids payable in deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2014new text end and thereafter, the total aid paid
under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, is $426,438,012.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for aids payable in calendar year
2013 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL LEVY LIMITATION, PAYABLE IN 2012.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1, the amount
of the levy certified under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1, may not
exceed $17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2012 only.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginLEASE LEVY; ADMINISTRATIVE SPACE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Faribault. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40,
subdivision 1, Independent School District No. 656, Faribault, may lease administrative
space under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40, subdivision 1, if the district can
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner of education that the administrative
space is less expensive than instructional space that the district would otherwise lease.
The commissioner must deny this levy authority unless the district passes a resolution
stating its intent to lease instructional space under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40,
subdivision 1, if the commissioner does not grant authority under this section. The
resolution must also certify that a lease of administrative space under this section is less
expensive than the district's proposed instructional lease. Levy authority under this section
shall not exceed the total levy authority under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40,
subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Wayzata. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40,
subdivision 1, Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, may lease administrative
space under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40, subdivision 1, if the district can
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner of education that the administrative
space is less expensive than instructional space that the district would otherwise lease.
The commissioner must deny this levy authority unless the district passes a resolution
stating its intent to lease instructional space under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40,
subdivision 1, if the commissioner does not grant authority under this section. The
resolution must also certify that a lease of administrative space under this section is less
expensive than the district's proposed instructional lease. Levy authority under this section
shall not exceed the total levy authority under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.40,
subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2013 and later.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginADMINISTRATION OF PROPERTY TAX REFUND CLAIMS; 2011.
new text end

new text begin In administering Minnesota Statutes, section 290A.04, subdivision 2h, for claims for
additional refunds submitted using 60 percent of the gross homestead property tax increase
exceeding 12 percent of income under prior law, the commissioner shall recalculate and
pay the refund amounts using 75 percent of the tax increase exceeding 12 percent of
income. The commissioner shall notify the claimant that the recalculation was mandated
by action of the 2012 legislature.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.025, subdivisions 1, 2, and 4, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 275.025, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2026 and
thereafter.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.174, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authority.

"Authority" means a rural development financing authority
created pursuant to sections 469.142 to 469.151; a housing and redevelopment authority
created pursuant to sections 469.001 to 469.047; a port authority created pursuant to
sections 469.048 to 469.068; an economic development authority created pursuant to
sections 469.090 to 469.108; a redevelopment agency as defined in sections 469.152 to
469.165; a municipality that is administering a development district created pursuant to
sections 469.124 to 469.134 or any special law; a municipality that undertakes a project
pursuant to sections 469.152 to 469.165, except a town located outside the metropolitan
area or with a population of 5,000 persons or less; new text begina municipality that undertakes a project
pursuant to subdivision 30;
new text endor a municipality that exercises the powers of a port authority
pursuant to any general or special law.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.174, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Project.

"Project" means a project as described in section 469.142;
an industrial development district as described in section 469.058, subdivision 1; an
economic development district as described in section 469.101, subdivision 1; a project as
defined in section 469.002, subdivision 12; a development district as defined in section
469.125, subdivision 9, or any special law; new text begina mining reclamation project area as defined
in subdivision 30;
new text endor a project as defined in section 469.153, subdivision 2, paragraph
(a), (b), or (c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.174, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Redevelopment district.

(a) "Redevelopment district" means a type of
tax increment financing district consisting of a project, or portions of a project, within
which the authority finds by resolution that one or more of the following conditions,
reasonably distributed throughout the district, exists:

(1) parcels consisting of 70 percent of the area of the district are occupied by
buildings, streets, utilities, paved or gravel parking lots, or other similar structures and
deleted text begin more thandeleted text end 50 percentnew text begin or morenew text end of the buildings, not including outbuildings, are structurally
substandard to a degree requiring substantial renovation or clearance;

(2) the property consists of vacant, unused, underused, inappropriately used, or
infrequently used rail yards, rail storage facilities, or excessive or vacated railroad
rights-of-way;

(3) tank facilities, or property whose immediately previous use was for tank
facilities, as defined in section 115C.02, subdivision 15, if the tank facilities:

(i) have or had a capacity of more than 1,000,000 gallons;

(ii) are located adjacent to rail facilities; and

(iii) have been removed or are unused, underused, inappropriately used, or
infrequently used; or

(4) a qualifying disaster area, as defined in subdivision 10b.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "structurally substandard" shall mean
containing defects in structural elements or a combination of deficiencies in essential
utilities and facilities, light and ventilation, fire protection including adequate egress,
layout and condition of interior partitions, or similar factors, which defects or deficiencies
are of sufficient total significance to justify substantial renovation or clearance.

(c) A building is not structurally substandard if it is in compliance with the building
code applicable to new buildings or could be modified to satisfy the building code at
a cost of less than 15 percent of the cost of constructing a new structure of the same
square footage and type on the site. The municipality may find that a building is not
disqualified as structurally substandard under the preceding sentence on the basis of
reasonably available evidence, such as the size, type, and age of the building, the average
cost of plumbing, electrical, or structural repairs, or other similar reliable evidence. The
municipality may not make such a determination without an interior inspection of the
property, but need not have an independent, expert appraisal prepared of the cost of repair
and rehabilitation of the building. An interior inspection of the property is not required,
if the municipality finds that (1) the municipality or authority is unable to gain access to
the property after using its best efforts to obtain permission from the party that owns or
controls the property; and (2) the evidence otherwise supports a reasonable conclusion that
the building is structurally substandard. Items of evidence that support such a conclusion
include recent fire or police inspections, on-site property tax appraisals or housing
inspections, exterior evidence of deterioration, or other similar reliable evidence. Written
documentation of the findings and reasons why an interior inspection was not conducted
must be made and retained under section 469.175, subdivision 3, clause (1). Failure of a
building to be disqualified under the provisions of this paragraph is a necessary, but not a
sufficient, condition to determining that the building is substandard.

(d) A parcel is deemed to be occupied by a structurally substandard building
for purposes of the finding under paragraph (a) or by the improvements described in
paragraph (e) if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) the parcel was occupied by a substandard building or met the requirements
of paragraph (e), as the case may be, within three years of the filing of the request for
certification of the parcel as part of the district with the county auditor;

(2) the substandard building or the improvements described in paragraph (e) were
demolished or removed by the authority or the demolition or removal was financed by the
authority or was done by a developer under a development agreement with the authority;

(3) the authority found by resolution before the demolition or removal that the
parcel was occupied by a structurally substandard building or met the requirements of
paragraph (e) and that after demolition and clearance the authority intended to include
the parcel within a district; and

(4) upon filing the request for certification of the tax capacity of the parcel as part
of a district, the authority notifies the county auditor that the original tax capacity of the
parcel must be adjusted as provided by section 469.177, subdivision 1, paragraph (f).

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, a parcel is not occupied by buildings, streets,
utilities, paved or gravel parking lots, or other similar structures unless 15 percent of the
area of the parcel contains buildings, streets, utilities, paved or gravel parking lots, or
other similar structures.

(f) For districts consisting of two or more noncontiguous areas, each area must
qualify as a redevelopment district under paragraph (a) to be included in the district, and
the entire area of the district must satisfy paragraph (a).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.174, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 19a. new text end

new text begin Soil deficiency district. new text end

new text begin "Soil-deficiency district" means a type of tax
increment financing district consisting of a project, or portions of a project, within which
the authority finds by resolution that the following conditions exist:
new text end

new text begin (1) parcels consisting of 70 percent of the area of the district contain unusual terrain
or soil deficiencies which require substantial filling, grading, or other physical preparation
for use and a parcel is eligible for inclusion if at least 50 percent of the area of the parcel
requires substantial filling, grading, or other physical preparation for use; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the estimated cost of the physical preparation under clause (1), but excluding
costs directly related to roads as defined in section 160.01, and local improvements as
described in sections 429.021, subdivision 1, clauses (1) to (7), (11), and (12), and 430.01,
exceeds the fair market value of the land before completion of the preparation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for districts for which the request for
certification is made after April 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.174, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Mining reclamation project area. new text end

new text begin (a) An authority may designate an
area within its jurisdiction by finding by resolution, that parcels consisting of at least 70
percent of the acreage, excluding street and railroad rights-of-way, are characterized by
one or more of the following conditions:
new text end

new text begin (1) peat or other soils with geotechnical deficiencies that impair development of
buildings or infrastructure;
new text end

new text begin (2) soils or terrain that requires substantial filling in order to permit the development
of buildings or infrastructure;
new text end

new text begin (3) landfills, dumps, or similar deposits of municipal or private waste;
new text end

new text begin (4) quarries or similar resource extraction sites;
new text end

new text begin (5) floodway; and
new text end

new text begin (6) substandard buildings, within the meaning of section 469.174, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (5), a parcel is characterized by
the relevant condition if at least 50 percent of the area of the parcel contains the relevant
condition. For the purposes of paragraph (a), clause (6), a parcel is characterized by
substandard buildings if substandard buildings occupy at least 30 percent of the area
of the parcel.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the authority elects, upon the adoption of the tax increment financing plan for a
district, the rules under paragraphs (d) and (e) apply to a redevelopment district, renewal
and renovation district, soil condition district, or soil deficiency district established by the
authority in a mining reclamation project area.
new text end

new text begin (d) Upon election of the authority under paragraph (c), for any district created in a
mining reclamation project area, the five-year rule under section 469.1763, subdivision 3,
is extended to ten years, and section 469.1763, subdivision 4, does not apply.
new text end

new text begin (e) Upon election by the authority under paragraph (c), notwithstanding any
provision to the contrary in section 469.1763, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), not more than
80 percent of the total revenue derived from tax increments paid by properties in any
district, measured over the life of the district, may be expended on activities outside the
district but within the mining reclamation project area.
new text end

new text begin (f) For a soil deficiency district, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision,
increments may be used only to:
new text end

new text begin (1) acquire parcels on which the improvements described in clause (2) will occur;
new text end

new text begin (2) pay for the cost of correcting the unusual terrain or soil deficiencies and the
additional cost of installing public improvements directly caused by the deficiencies;
new text end

new text begin (3) pay for the administrative expenses of the authority allocable to the district; and
new text end

new text begin (4) up to 25 percent of the increment may be used to pay costs as provided in section
469.176, subdivision 4j.
new text end

new text begin (g) Increments spent for any infrastructure costs, whether inside a district or outside
a district, but within the project area, are deemed to satisfy the requirements of paragraph
(f), and section 469.176, subdivisions 4b and 4j.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for districts for which the request for
certification is made after April 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.176, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Duration limits; terms.

(a) No tax increment shall in any event be
paid to the authority:

(1) after 15 years after receipt by the authority of the first increment for a renewal
and renovation district;

(2) after 20 years after receipt by the authority of the first increment for a soils
condition districtnew text begin or a soil deficiency districtnew text end;

(3) after eight years after receipt by the authority of the first increment for an
economic development district;

(4) for a housing district, a compact development district, or a redevelopment
district, after 25 years from the date of receipt by the authority of the first increment.

(b) For purposes of determining a duration limit under this subdivision or subdivision
1e that is based on the receipt of an increment, any increments from taxes payable in
the year in which the district terminates shall be paid to the authority. This paragraph
does not affect a duration limit calculated from the date of approval of the tax increment
financing plan or based on the recovery of costs or to a duration limit under subdivision
1c. This paragraph does not supersede the restrictions on payment of delinquent taxes in
subdivision 1f.

(c) An action by the authority to waive or decline to accept an increment has no
effect for purposes of computing a duration limit based on the receipt of increment under
this subdivision or any other provision of law. The authority is deemed to have received an
increment for any year in which it waived or declined to accept an increment, regardless
of whether the increment was paid to the authority.

(d) Receipt by a hazardous substance subdistrict of an increment as a result of a
reduction in original net tax capacity under section 469.174, subdivision 7, paragraph
(b), does not constitute receipt of increment by the overlying district for the purpose of
calculating the duration limit under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for districts for which the request for
certification is made after April 30, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 469.1763, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expenditures outside district.

(a) For each tax increment financing
district, an amount equal to at least 75 percent of the total revenue derived from tax
increments paid by properties in the district must be expended on activities in the district
or to pay bonds, to the extent that the proceeds of the bonds were used to finance activities
in the district or to pay, or secure payment of, debt service on credit enhanced bonds.
For districts, other than redevelopment districts for which the request for certification
was made after June 30, 1995, the in-district percentage for purposes of the preceding
sentence is 80 percent. Not more than 25 percent of the total revenue derived from tax
increments paid by properties in the district may be expended, through a development fund
or otherwise, on activities outside of the district but within the defined geographic area of
the project except to pay, or secure payment of, debt service on credit enhanced bonds.
For districts, other than redevelopment districts for which the request for certification was
made after June 30, 1995, the pooling percentage for purposes of the preceding sentence is
20 percent. The revenue derived from tax increments for the district that are expended on
costs under section 469.176, subdivision 4h, paragraph (b), may be deducted first before
calculating the percentages that must be expended within and without the district.

(b) In the case of a housing district, a housing project, as defined in section 469.174,
subdivision 11
, is an activity in the district.

(c) All administrative expenses are for activities outside of the district, except that
if the only expenses for activities outside of the district under this subdivision are for
the purposes described in paragraph (d), administrative expenses will be considered as
expenditures for activities in the district.

(d) The authority may elect, in the tax increment financing plan for the district,
to increase by up to ten percentage points the permitted amount of expenditures for
activities located outside the geographic area of the district under paragraph (a). As
permitted by section 469.176, subdivision 4k, the expenditures, including the permitted
expenditures under paragraph (a), need not be made within the geographic area of the
project. Expenditures that meet the requirements of this paragraph are legally permitted
expenditures of the district, notwithstanding section 469.176, subdivisions 4b, 4c,new text begin 4d,new text end and
4j
. To qualify for the increase under this paragraph, the expenditures must:

(1) be used exclusively to assist housing that

new text begin (i)new text end meets the requirement for a qualified low-income building, as that term is used in
section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii) doesnew text end not exceed the qualified basis of the housing, as defined under section
42(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, less the amount of any credit allowed under section
42 of the Internal Revenue Code; and

deleted text begin (3) bedeleted text endnew text begin (iii) isnew text end used to:

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (A)new text end acquire and prepare the site of the housing;

deleted text begin (ii)deleted text endnew text begin (B)new text end acquire, construct, or rehabilitate the housing; or

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text endnew text begin (C)new text end make public improvements directly related to the housing; or

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end be used to develop housing:

(i) if the market value of the housing new text begin prior to demolition or rehabilitation new text enddoes
not exceed the lesser of:

(A) 150 percent of the average market value of single-family homes in that
municipality; or

(B) $200,000 for municipalities located in the metropolitan area, as defined in
section 473.121, or $125,000 for all other municipalities; and

(ii) if the expenditures are used to pay the cost of site acquisition, relocation,
demolition of existing structures, site preparation,new text begin rehabilitation,new text end and pollution abatement
on one or more parcels, deleted text beginifdeleted text endnew text begin provided thatnew text end the parcel deleted text begincontains a residence containingdeleted text endnew text begin is
occupied by
new text end one to four family dwelling units deleted text beginthat has been vacant for six or more months
and is in foreclosure as defined in section 325N.10, subdivision 7, but without regard to
whether the residence is the owner's principal residence, and only after the redemption
period stated in the notice provided under section 580.06 has expired
deleted text endnew text begin with respect to which
a mortgage was foreclosed under chapter 580, 581, or 582; any applicable redemption
period has expired without redemption
new text endnew text begin; and the authority or developer enters into a
purchase agreement to acquire the parcel no earlier than 30 days after expiration of the
redemption period
new text end.

(e) For a district created within a biotechnology and health sciences industry zone
as defined in section 469.330, subdivision 6, or for an existing district located within
such a zone, tax increment derived from such a district may be expended outside of the
district but within the zone only for expenditures required for the construction of public
infrastructure necessary to support the activities of the zone, land acquisition, and other
redevelopment costs as defined in section 469.176, subdivision 4j. These expenditures are
considered as expenditures for activities within the district.

(f) The authority under paragraph (d), clause deleted text begin(4)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end, expires on December 31, 2016.
Increments may continue to be expended under this authority after that date, if they are
used to pay bonds or binding contracts that would qualify under subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), if December 31, 2016, is considered to be the last date of the five-year period after
certification under that provision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for any district that is subject to the
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 469.1763, regardless of when the request for
certification was made.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 5, section 34, as amended by Laws 2009,
chapter 88, article 5, section 11, is amended to read:


Sec. 34. CITY OF OAKDALE; ORIGINAL TAX CAPACITY.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Original tax capacity election. new text end

(a) The provisions of this section
apply to redevelopment tax increment financing districts created by the Housing and
Redevelopment Authority in and for the city of Oakdale in the areas comprised of
the parcels with the following parcel identification numbers: (1) 3102921320053;
3102921320054; 3102921320055; 3102921320056; 3102921320057; 3102921320058;
3102921320062; 3102921320063; 3102921320059; 3102921320060; 3102921320061;
3102921330005; and 3102921330004; and (2) 2902921330001 and 2902921330005.

(b) For a district subject to this section, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority
may, when requesting certification of the original tax capacity of the district under
Minnesota Statutes, section 469.177, elect to have the original tax capacity of the district
be certified as the tax capacity of the land.

(c) The authority to request certification of a district under this section expires on
deleted text begin July 1, 2013deleted text endnew text begin December 31, 2017new text end.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Parcels deemed occupied. new text end

new text begin (a) Parcel numbers 3102921320054,
3102921320055, 3102921320056, 3102921320057, 3102921320061, and 3102921330004
are deemed to meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 469.174, subdivision
10, paragraph (d), notwithstanding any contrary provisions of that paragraph, if the
following conditions are met:
new text end

new text begin (1) a building located on any part of each of the specified parcels was demolished
after the authority adopted a resolution under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.174,
subdivision 10, paragraph (d), clause (3);
new text end

new text begin (2) the building was removed either by the authority, by a developer under a
development agreement with the authority, or by the owner of the property without
entering into a development agreement with the authority; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the request for certification of the parcel as part of a district is filed with the
county auditor by December 31, 2017.
new text end

new text begin (b) The provisions of subdivision 1 apply to allow an election by the authority
for the parcels deemed occupied under paragraph (a), notwithstanding the provisions
of Minnesota Statutes, sections 469.174, subdivision 10, paragraph (d), and 469.177,
subdivision 1, paragraph (f).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the governing
body of the city of Oakdale with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginCITY OF APPLE VALLEY; USE OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Developments consisting of building and ancillary facilities.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176, subdivisions 4c and 4m, the city of
Apple Valley may use tax increment financing to provide improvements, loans, subsidies,
grants, interest rate subsidies, or assistance in any form to developments consisting of
buildings and ancillary facilities, if all of the following conditions are met:
new text end

new text begin (1) the city of Apple Valley finds that the project will create or retain jobs in
Minnesota, including construction jobs;
new text end

new text begin (2) the city of Apple Valley finds that construction of the project will not commence
before July 1, 2013, without the use of tax increment financing;
new text end

new text begin (3) the request for certification of the district is made no later than June 30, 2013;
new text end

new text begin (4) construction of the project begins no later than July 1, 2013; and
new text end

new text begin (5) for development of housing, construction of the project begins no later than
December 31, 2012.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Extension of authority to spend tax increments. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176, subdivision 4m, the city of Apple Valley has the
authority to spend tax increments under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176, subdivision
4m, until December 31, 2013.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10. new text beginCITY OF BLOOMINGTON; TAX INCREMENT FINANCING.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176, or Laws 1996, chapter 464,
article 1, section 8, or any other law to the contrary, the city of Bloomington and its port
authority may extend the duration limits of tax increment financing district No. 1-G,
containing the former Met Center property, including Lindau Lane and that portion of tax
increment financing district No. 1-C north of the existing building line on Lot 1, Block 1,
Mall of America 7th Addition, exclusive of Lots 2 and 3, through December 31, 2038.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance of the governing
body of the city of Bloomington with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections
469.1782, subdivision 2, and 645.021, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginCITY OF BLOOMINGTON; TAX INCREMENT FINANCING
EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176, or any other
law to the contrary, the city of Bloomington and its port authority may extend the duration
limits of Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-I, containing the Bloomington Central
Station property for a period through December 31, 2038.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance of the governing
body of the city of Bloomington with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections
469.1782, subdivision 2, and 645.021, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginBROOKLYN PARK; TAX INCREMENT FINANCING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Temporary authority extended. new text end

new text begin The Brooklyn Park Economic
Development Authority may exercise power under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176,
subdivision 4m, to assist in development of a hotel and an aquatic performance and
wellness center located on parcel number 2911921340004 in the city of Brooklyn Park, if
construction on some portion of that parcel commences before July 1, 2013. The authority
to spend increments for those purposes expires on July 1, 2014.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Five-year rule. new text end

new text begin The requirement of Minnesota Statutes, section 469.1763,
subdivision 3, that activities must be undertaken within a five-year period from the date
of certification of a tax increment financing district, is considered to be met for Tax
Increment Financing District No. 23 in the city of Brooklyn Park if the activities were
undertaken by July 1, 2014.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the city of
Brooklyn Park with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision
3.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginDAKOTA COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY;
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authorization. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law,
the Dakota County Community Development Authority may establish a redevelopment
tax increment financing district comprised of the properties that (1) were included in the
CDA 10 Robert and South Street district in the city of West St. Paul, and (2) were not
decertified before July 1, 2012. The district created under this section terminates no later
than December 31, 2027.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Special rules. new text end

new text begin The requirements for qualifying a redevelopment district
under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.174, subdivision 10, do not apply to parcels located
within the district. Minnesota Statutes, section 469.176, subdivisions 4g, paragraph (c),
clause (1), item (ii), 4j, and 4l, do not apply to the district. The original tax capacity
of the district is $93,239.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Authorized expenditures. new text end

new text begin Tax increment from the district may be
expended to pay for any eligible activities authorized by Minnesota Statutes, chapter
469, within the redevelopment area that includes the district. All such expenditures are
deemed to be activities within the district under Minnesota Statutes, section 469.1763,
subdivisions 2, 3, and 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Adjusted net tax capacity. new text end

new text begin The captured tax capacity of the district must
be included in the adjusted net tax capacity of the city, county, and school district for the
purposes of determining local government aid, education aid, and county program aid.
The county auditor shall report to the commissioner of revenue the amount of the captured
tax capacity for the district at the time the assessment abstracts are filed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon compliance by the governing
body of the Dakota County Community Development Authority with the requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginST. CLOUD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY;
EXPENDITURE OF FUND BALANCE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary or the provisions of the tax increment
financing plan, the economic development authority for the city of St. Cloud may
authorize the expenditure of the balance of the tax increments from tax increment district
no. 2, commonly referred to as the Norwest District, within the Central Area Urban
Renewal Project area of the city. Eligible expenditures are for public infrastructure
improvements, including but not limited to improvements as further described in the city
of St. Cloud's 2003 Comprehensive Plan and 1996 Downtown Streetscape Plan, which
will further economic development in the Central Area Urban Renewal Project area of the
city. All tax increments from tax increment financing district no. 2 expended are ratified
and approved and are conclusively deemed to be spent in compliance with applicable law.
Any funds remaining in tax increment financing district no. 2 must be expended pursuant
to this section by December 31, 2015, or distributed as excess increments under Minnesota
Statutes, section 469.176, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
upon approval by the governing body of the city of St. Cloud and compliance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

HOMESTEAD MARKET VALUE CLEANUP

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 38.18, is amended to read:


38.18 COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS; IMPROVEMENT AIDED.

deleted text begin Anydeleted text endnew text begin Eachnew text end town, statutory city, or school district in this state, deleted text beginnow or hereafterdeleted text endnew text begin at
any time
new text end having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end market value of all its taxable propertydeleted text begin, exclusive of
money and credits,
deleted text end of more than $105,000,000, and having a county fair located within its
corporate limits, deleted text beginis hereby authorized to aid in defrayingdeleted text endnew text begin may paynew text end part of the expense of
improving deleted text beginany suchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end fairgrounddeleted text begin, by appropriating and paying overdeleted text end to the treasurer of
the county owning the fairground deleted text beginsuch sum of moneydeleted text end, not exceeding $10,000, deleted text beginfor each
of the political subdivisions,
deleted text end as deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin itsnew text end governing body deleted text beginof the town, statutory city, or
school district may
deleted text end, by resolution, deleted text begindeterminedeleted text endnew text begin determinesnew text end to be for the best interest of the
political subdivisiondeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin.new text end The deleted text beginsums so appropriated todeleted text endnew text begin amounts paid to the county mustnew text end be
used solely deleted text beginfor the purpose of aiding in the improvement ofdeleted text endnew text begin to improvenew text end the fairground
in deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end manner deleted text beginasdeleted text end the county board deleted text beginof the county shall determinedeleted text endnew text begin determinesnew text end to be
for the best interest of the county.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 40A.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible recipients.

All counties within the state, municipalities that
prepare plans and official controls instead of a county, and districts are eligible for
assistance under the program. Counties and districts may apply for assistance on behalf
of other municipalities. In order to be eligible for financial assistance a county or
municipality must agree to levy at least 0.01209 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market
value for agricultural land preservation and conservation activities or otherwise spend the
equivalent amount of local money on those activities, or spend $15,000 of local money,
whichever is less.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 69.011, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

Unless the language or context clearly indicates that
a different meaning is intended, the following words and terms, for the purposes of this
chapter and chapters 423, 423A, 424 and 424A, have the meanings ascribed to them:

(a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue.

(b) "Municipality" means:

(1) a home rule charter or statutory city;

(2) an organized town;

(3) a park district subject to chapter 398;

(4) the University of Minnesota;

(5) for purposes of the fire state aid program only, an American Indian tribal
government entity located within a federally recognized American Indian reservation;

(6) for purposes of the police state aid program only, an American Indian tribal
government with a tribal police department which exercises state arrest powers under
section 626.90, 626.91, 626.92, or 626.93;

(7) for purposes of the police state aid program only, the Metropolitan Airports
Commission; and

(8) for purposes of the police state aid program only, the Department of Natural
Resources and the Department of Public Safety with respect to peace officers covered
under chapter 352B.

(c) "Minnesota Firetown Premium Report" means a form prescribed by the
commissioner containing space for reporting by insurers of fire, lightning, sprinkler
leakage and extended coverage premiums received upon risks located or to be performed
in this state less return premiums and dividends.

(d) "Firetown" means the area serviced by any municipality having a qualified fire
department or a qualified incorporated fire department having a subsidiary volunteer
firefighters' relief association.

(e) "new text beginEstimated new text endmarket value" means latest available new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of all
property in a taxing jurisdiction, whether the property is subject to taxation, or exempt
from ad valorem taxation obtained from information which appears on abstracts filed with
the commissioner of revenue or equalized by the State Board of Equalization.

(f) "Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Report" means a form prescribed by the
commissioner for reporting by each fire and casualty insurer of all premiums received
upon direct business received by it in this state, or by its agents for it, in cash or otherwise,
during the preceding calendar year, with reference to insurance written for insuring against
the perils contained in auto insurance coverages as reported in the Minnesota business
schedule of the annual financial statement which each insurer is required to file with
the commissioner in accordance with the governing laws or rules less return premiums
and dividends.

(g) "Peace officer" means any person:

(1) whose primary source of income derived from wages is from direct employment
by a municipality or county as a law enforcement officer on a full-time basis of not less
than 30 hours per week;

(2) who has been employed for a minimum of six months prior to December 31
preceding the date of the current year's certification under subdivision 2, clause (b);

(3) who is sworn to enforce the general criminal laws of the state and local
ordinances;

(4) who is licensed by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board and is
authorized to arrest with a warrant; and

(5) who is a member of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, the State Patrol
retirement plan, or the public employees police and fire fund.

(h) "Full-time equivalent number of peace officers providing contract service" means
the integral or fractional number of peace officers which would be necessary to provide
the contract service if all peace officers providing service were employed on a full-time
basis as defined by the employing unit and the municipality receiving the contract service.

(i) "Retirement benefits other than a service pension" means any disbursement
authorized under section 424A.05, subdivision 3, clauses (3) and (4).

(j) "Municipal clerk, municipal clerk-treasurer, or county auditor" means the person
who was elected or appointed to the specified position or, in the absence of the person,
another person who is designated by the applicable governing body. In a park district,
the clerk is the secretary of the board of park district commissioners. In the case of the
University of Minnesota, the clerk is that official designated by the Board of Regents.
For the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the clerk is the person designated by the
commission. For the Department of Natural Resources or the Department of Public Safety,
the clerk is the respective commissioner. For a tribal police department which exercises
state arrest powers under section 626.90, 626.91, 626.92, or 626.93, the clerk is the person
designated by the applicable American Indian tribal government.

(k) "Voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan" means the
retirement plan established by chapter 353G.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 69.021, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Apportionment of fire state aid to municipalities and relief associations.

(a) The commissioner shall apportion the fire state aid relative to the premiums reported
on the Minnesota Firetown Premium Reports filed under this chapter to each municipality
and/or firefighters relief association.

(b) The commissioner shall calculate an initial fire state aid allocation amount for
each municipality or fire department under paragraph (c) and a minimum fire state aid
allocation amount for each municipality or fire department under paragraph (d). The
municipality or fire department must receive the larger fire state aid amount.

(c) The initial fire state aid allocation amount is the amount available for
apportionment as fire state aid under subdivision 5, without inclusion of any additional
funding amount to support a minimum fire state aid amount under section 423A.02,
subdivision 3
, allocated one-half in proportion to the population as shown in the last
official statewide federal census for each fire town and one-half in proportion to the
new text begin estimated new text endmarket value of each fire town, including (1) the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of
tax-exempt property and (2) the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of natural resources lands
receiving in lieu payments under sections 477A.11 to 477A.14, but excluding the
new text begin estimated new text endmarket value of minerals. In the case of incorporated or municipal fire
departments furnishing fire protection to other cities, towns, or townships as evidenced
by valid fire service contracts filed with the commissioner, the distribution must be
adjusted proportionately to take into consideration the crossover fire protection service.
Necessary adjustments must be made to subsequent apportionments. In the case of
municipalities or independent fire departments qualifying for the aid, the commissioner
shall calculate the state aid for the municipality or relief association on the basis of the
population and the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the area furnished fire protection service
by the fire department as evidenced by duly executed and valid fire service agreements
filed with the commissioner. If one or more fire departments are furnishing contracted fire
service to a city, town, or township, only the population and new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the
area served by each fire department may be considered in calculating the state aid and
the fire departments furnishing service shall enter into an agreement apportioning among
themselves the percent of the population and thenew text begin estimatednew text end market value of each service
area. The agreement must be in writing and must be filed with the commissioner.

(d) The minimum fire state aid allocation amount is the amount in addition to the
initial fire state allocation amount that is derived from any additional funding amount
to support a minimum fire state aid amount under section 423A.02, subdivision 3, and
allocated to municipalities with volunteer firefighters relief associations or covered by the
voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan based on the number
of active volunteer firefighters who are members of the relief association as reported
in the annual financial reporting for the calendar year 1993 to the Office of the State
Auditor, but not to exceed 30 active volunteer firefighters, so that all municipalities or
fire departments with volunteer firefighters relief associations receive in total at least a
minimum fire state aid amount per 1993 active volunteer firefighter to a maximum of
30 firefighters. If a relief association is established after calendar year 1993 and before
calendar year 2000, the number of active volunteer firefighters who are members of the
relief association as reported in the annual financial reporting for calendar year 1998
to the Office of the State Auditor, but not to exceed 30 active volunteer firefighters,
shall be used in this determination. If a relief association is established after calendar
year 1999, the number of active volunteer firefighters who are members of the relief
association as reported in the first annual financial reporting submitted to the Office of
the State Auditor, but not to exceed 20 active volunteer firefighters, must be used in this
determination. If a relief association is terminated as a result of providing retirement
coverage for volunteer firefighters by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer
firefighter retirement plan under chapter 353G, the number of active volunteer firefighters
of the municipality covered by the statewide plan as certified by the executive director of
the Public Employees Retirement Association to the commissioner and the state auditor,
but not to exceed 30 active firefighters, must be used in this determination.

(e) Unless the firefighters of the applicable fire department are members of the
voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan, the fire state aid must
be paid to the treasurer of the municipality where the fire department is located and the
treasurer of the municipality shall, within 30 days of receipt of the fire state aid, transmit
the aid to the relief association if the relief association has filed a financial report with the
treasurer of the municipality and has met all other statutory provisions pertaining to the
aid apportionment. If the firefighters of the applicable fire department are members of
the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan, the fire state aid
must be paid to the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association
and deposited in the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement fund.

(f) The commissioner may make rules to permit the administration of the provisions
of this section.

(g) Any adjustments needed to correct prior misallocations must be made to
subsequent apportionments.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 69.021, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Population and new text beginestimated new text endmarket value.

(a) In computations relating to
fire state aid requiring the use of population figures, only official statewide federal census
figures are to be used. Increases or decreases in population disclosed by reason of any
special census must not be taken into consideration.

(b) In calculations relating to fire state aid requiring the use of new text beginestimated new text endmarket
value property figures, only the latest available new text beginestimated new text endmarket value property figures
may be used.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 88.51, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Determination of market value.

In determining the net tax capacity of
property within any taxing district the value of the surface of lands within any auxiliary
forest therein, as determined by the county board under the provisions of section 88.48,
subdivision 3
, shall, for all purposes except the levying of taxes on lands within any such
forest, be deemed the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value thereof.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103B.245, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Tax.

After adoption of the ordinance under subdivision 2, a local
government unit may annually levy a tax on all taxable property in the district for the
purposes for which the tax district is established. The tax may not exceed 0.02418 percent
of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value on taxable property located in rural towns other than urban
towns, unless allowed by resolution of the town electors. The proceeds of the tax shall
be paid into a fund reserved for these purposes. Any proceeds remaining in the reserve
fund at the time the tax is terminated or the district is dissolved shall be transferred and
irrevocably pledged to the debt service fund of the local unit to be used solely to reduce
tax levies for bonded indebtedness of taxable property in the district.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103B.251, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Tax.

(a) For the payment of principal and interest on the bonds issued
under subdivision 7 and the payment required under subdivision 6, the county shall
irrevocably pledge and appropriate the proceeds of a tax levied on all taxable property
located within the territory of the watershed management organization or subwatershed
unit for which the bonds are issued. Each year until the reserve for payment of the bonds
is sufficient to retire the bonds, the county shall levy on all taxable property in the territory
of the organization or unit, without respect to any statutory or other limitation on taxes, an
amount of taxes sufficient to pay principal and interest on the bonds and to restore any
deficiencies in reserves required to be maintained for payment of the bonds.

(b) The tax levied on rural towns other than urban towns may not exceed 0.02418
percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value, unless approved by resolution of the town
electors.

(c) If at any time the amounts available from the levy on property in the territory of
the organization are insufficient to pay principal and interest on the bonds when due, the
county shall make payment from any available funds in the county treasury.

(d) The amount of any taxes which are required to be levied outside of the territory
of the watershed management organization or unit or taken from the general funds of the
county to pay principal or interest on the bonds shall be reimbursed to the county from
taxes levied within the territory of the watershed management organization or unit.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103B.635, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Municipal funding of district.

(a) The governing body or board of
supervisors of each municipality in the district must provide the funds necessary to meet
its proportion of the total cost determined by the board, provided the total funding from
all municipalities in the district for the costs shall not exceed an amount equal to .00242
percent of the total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value within the district, unless three-fourths
of the municipalities in the district pass a resolution concurring to the additional costs.

(b) The funds must be deposited in the treasury of the district in amounts and at
times as the treasurer of the district requires.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103B.691, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Municipal funding of district.

(a) The governing body or board of
supervisors of each municipality in the district shall provide the funds necessary to
meet its proportion of the total cost to be borne by the municipalities as finally certified
by the board.

(b) The municipality's funds may be raised by any means within the authority of
the municipality. The municipalities may each levy a tax not to exceed .02418 percent of
deleted text begin taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value on the taxable property located in the district to provide
the funds. The levy shall be within all other limitations provided by law.

(c) The funds must be deposited into the treasury of the district in amounts and at
times as the treasurer of the district requires.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103D.905, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Organizational expense fund.

(a) An organizational expense fund,
consisting of an ad valorem tax levy, shall not exceed 0.01596 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text end new text beginestimated
new text endmarket value, or $60,000, whichever is less. The money in the fund shall be used for
organizational expenses and preparation of the watershed management plan for projects.

(b) The managers may borrow from the affected counties up to 75 percent of the
anticipated funds to be collected from the organizational expense fund levy and the
counties affected may make the advancements.

(c) The advancement of anticipated funds shall be apportioned among affected
counties in the same ratio as the net tax capacity of the area of the counties within
the watershed district bears to the net tax capacity of the entire watershed district. If a
watershed district is enlarged, an organizational expense fund may be levied against the
area added to the watershed district in the same manner as provided in this subdivision.

(d) Unexpended funds collected for the organizational expense may be transferred to
the administrative fund and used for the purposes of the administrative fund.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103D.905, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

General fund.

A general fund, consisting of an ad valorem tax levy, may
not exceed 0.048 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value, or $250,000, whichever is
less. The money in the fund shall be used for general administrative expenses and for
the construction or implementation and maintenance of projects of common benefit to
the watershed district. The managers may make an annual levy for the general fund as
provided in section 103D.911. In addition to the annual general levy, the managers may
annually levy a tax not to exceed 0.00798 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value
for a period not to exceed 15 consecutive years to pay the cost attributable to the basic
water management features of projects initiated by petition of a political subdivision
within the watershed district or by petition of at least 50 resident owners whose property
is within the watershed district.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103D.905, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Survey and data acquisition fund.

(a) A survey and data acquisition fund
is established and used only if other funds are not available to the watershed district to pay
for making necessary surveys and acquiring data.

(b) The survey and data acquisition fund consists of the proceeds of a property tax
that can be levied only once every five years. The levy may not exceed 0.02418 percent of
deleted text begin taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value.

(c) The balance of the survey and data acquisition fund may not exceed $50,000.

(d) In a subsequent proceeding for a project where a survey has been made, the
attributable cost of the survey as determined by the managers shall be included as a part of
the cost of the work and the sum shall be repaid to the survey and data acquisition fund.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 117.025, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Structurally substandard.

"Structurally substandard" means a building:

(1) that was inspected by the appropriate local government and cited for one or more
enforceable housing, maintenance, or building code violations;

(2) in which the cited building code violations involve one or more of the following:

(i) a roof and roof framing element;

(ii) support walls, beams, and headers;

(iii) foundation, footings, and subgrade conditions;

(iv) light and ventilation;

(v) fire protection, including egress;

(vi) internal utilities, including electricity, gas, and water;

(vii) flooring and flooring elements; or

(viii) walls, insulation, and exterior envelope;

(3) in which the cited housing, maintenance, or building code violations have not
been remedied after two notices to cure the noncompliance; and

(4) has uncured housing, maintenance, and building code violations, satisfaction of
which would cost more than 50 percent of the deleted text beginassessor's taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value
for the building, excluding land value, as determined under section 273.11 for property
taxes payable in the year in which the condemnation is commenced.

A local government is authorized to seek from a judge or magistrate an administrative
warrant to gain access to inspect a specific building in a proposed development or
redevelopment area upon showing of probable cause that a specific code violation has
occurred and that the violation has not been cured, and that the owner has denied the local
government access to the property. Items of evidence that may support a conclusion of
probable cause may include recent fire or police inspections, housing inspection, exterior
evidence of deterioration, or other similar reliable evidence of deterioration in the specific
building.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 127A.48, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Computation.

The Department of Revenue must annually conduct
an assessment/sales ratio study of the taxable property in each new text begincounty, city, town, and
new text endschool district in accordance with the procedures in subdivisions 2 and 3. Based upon the
results of this assessment/sales ratio study, the Department of Revenue must determine an
deleted text begin aggregatedeleted text end equalized net tax capacity for the various classes of taxable property in each
new text begin taxing new text enddistrict, new text beginthe aggregate of new text endwhich deleted text begintax capacity shall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text enddesignated as the adjusted
net tax capacity. new text beginThe adjusted net tax capacity must be reduced by the captured tax
capacity of tax increment districts under section 469.177, subdivision 2, fiscal disparities
contribution tax capacities under sections 276A.06 and 473F.08, and the tax capacity of
transmission lines required to be subtracted from the local tax base under section 273.425;
and increased by fiscal disparities distribution tax capacities under sections 276A.06 and
473F.08.
new text endThe adjusted net tax capacities shall be determined using the net tax capacity
percentages in effect for the assessment year following the assessment year of the study.
The Department of Revenue must make whatever estimates are necessary to account for
changes in the classification system. The Department of Revenue may incur the expense
necessary to make the determinations. The commissioner of revenue may reimburse any
county or governmental official for requested services performed in ascertaining the
adjusted net tax capacity. On or before March 15 annually, the Department of Revenue
shall file with the chair of the Tax Committee of the house of representatives and the
chair of the Committee on Taxes and Tax laws of the senate a report of adjusted net tax
capacitiesnew text begin for school districtsnew text end. On or before June 15 annually, the Department of Revenue
shall file its final report on the adjusted net tax capacitiesnew text begin for school districtsnew text end established
by the previous year's assessments and the current year's net tax capacity percentages with
the commissioner of education and each county auditor for those new text beginschool new text enddistricts for
which the auditor has the responsibility for determination of local tax rates. A copy of
the report so filed shall be mailed to the clerk of each new text beginschool new text enddistrict involved and to the
county assessor or supervisor of assessments of the county or counties in which each
new text begin school new text enddistrict is located.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 138.053, is amended to read:


138.053 COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY; TAX LEVY; CITIES OR
TOWNS.

The governing body of any home rule charter or statutory city or town may annually
appropriate from its general fund an amount not to exceed 0.02418 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value, derived from ad valorem taxes on property or other revenues,
to be paid to the historical society of its respective county to be used for the promotion
of historical work and to aid in defraying the expenses of carrying on the historical
work in the county. No city or town may appropriate any funds for the benefit of any
historical society unless the society is affiliated with and approved by the Minnesota
Historical Society.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 144F.01, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Property tax levy authority.

The district's board may levy a tax on the
taxable real and personal property in the district. The ad valorem tax levy may not
exceed 0.048 percent of the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of the district or $400,000,
whichever is less. The proceeds of the levy must be used as provided in subdivision 5.
The board shall certify the levy at the times as provided under section 275.07. The board
shall provide the county with whatever information is necessary to identify the property
that is located within the district. If the boundaries include a part of a parcel, the entire
parcel shall be included in the district. The county auditors must spread, collect, and
distribute the proceeds of the tax at the same time and in the same manner as provided by
law for all other property taxes.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 162.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Computation for rural counties.

An amount equal to a levy of 0.01596
percent on each rural county's total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value for the last preceding
calendar year shall be computed and shall be subtracted from the county's total estimated
construction costs. The result thereof shall be the money needs of the county. For the
purpose of this section, "rural counties" means all counties having a population of less
than 175,000.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 162.07, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Computation for urban counties.

An amount equal to a levy of 0.00967
percent on each urban county's total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value for the last preceding
calendar year shall be computed and shall be subtracted from the county's total estimated
construction costs. The result thereof shall be the money needs of the county. For
the purpose of this section, "urban counties" means all counties having a population
of 175,000 or more.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 163.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Bridges within certain cities.

When the council of any statutory city or
city of the third or fourth class may determine that it is necessary to build or improve any
bridge or bridges, including approaches thereto, and any dam or retaining works connected
therewith, upon or forming a part of streets or highways either wholly or partly within
its limits, the county board shall appropriate one-half of the money as may be necessary
therefor from the county road and bridge fund, not exceeding during any year one-half
the amount of taxes paid into the county road and bridge fund during the preceding year,
on property within the corporate limits of the city. The appropriation shall be made upon
the petition of the council, which petition shall be filed by the council with the county
board prior to the fixing by the board of the annual county tax levy. The county board
shall determine the plans and specifications, shall let all necessary contracts, shall have
charge of construction, and upon its request, warrants in payment thereof shall be issued
by the county auditor, from time to time, as the construction work proceeds. Any unpaid
balance may be paid or advanced by the city. On petition of the council, the appropriations
of the county board, during not to exceed three successive years, may be made to apply
on the construction of the same items and to repay any money advanced by the city in
the construction thereof. None of the provisions of this section shall be construed to
be mandatory as applied to any city whose new text beginestimated new text endmarket value exceeds $2,100 per
capita of its population.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 163.06, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Expenditure in certain counties.

In any county having not less than 95
nor more than 105 full and fractional townships, and having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end market value
of not less than $12,000,000 nor more than $21,000,000, deleted text beginexclusive of money and credits,deleted text end
the county board, by resolution, may expend the funds provided in subdivision 4 in any
organized or unorganized township or portion thereof in such county.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 165.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Certain counties may issue and sell.

The county board of any
county having no outstanding road and bridge bonds may issue and sell county road bonds
in an amount not exceeding 0.12089 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the taxable
property within the county deleted text beginexclusive of money and creditsdeleted text end, for the purpose of constructing,
reconstructing, improving, or maintaining any bridge or bridges on any highway under its
jurisdiction, without submitting the matter to a vote of the electors of the county.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 272.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Estimated market value. new text end

new text begin "Estimated market value" means the assessor's
determination of market value, including the effects of any orders made under section
270.12 or chapter 274, for the parcel. The provisions of section 273.032 apply for certain
uses in determining the total estimated market value for the taxing jurisdiction.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 272.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Taxable market value. new text end

new text begin "Taxable market value" means estimated market
value for the parcel as reduced by market value exclusions, deferments of value, or other
adjustments, required by law, that reduce market value before the application of class rates.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.032, is amended to read:


273.032 MARKET VALUE DEFINITION.

new text begin (a) Unless otherwise provided, new text endfor the purpose of determining any property tax
levy limitation based on market valuenew text begin or any limit on net debt, the issuance of bonds,
certificates of indebtedness, or capital notes based on market value
new text end, any qualification to
receive state aid based on market value, or any state aid amount based on market value,
the terms "market value," "deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value," and "market valuation,"
whether equalized or unequalized, mean the deleted text begintotal taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of
new text begin taxable new text endproperty within the local unit of government before any new text beginof the following or
similar
new text endadjustments fornew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) the market value exclusions under:
new text end

new text begin (i) section 273.11, subdivisions 14a and 14c (vacant platted land);
new text end

new text begin (ii) section 273.11, subdivision 16 (certain improvements to homestead property);
new text end

new text begin (iii) section 273.11, subdivisions 19 and 20 (certain improvements to business
properties);
new text end

new text begin (iv) section 273.11, subdivision 21 (homestead property damaged by mold);
new text end

new text begin (v) section 273.11, subdivision 22 (qualifying lead hazardous reduction projects);
new text end

new text begin (vi) section 273.13, subdivision 34 (homestead of a disabled veteran, spouse, or
caregiver);
new text end

new text begin (vii) section 273.13, subdivision 35 (homestead market value exclusion); or
new text end

new text begin (2) the deferment of value under:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Minnesota Agricultural Property Tax Law, section 273.111;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Aggregate Resource Preservation Property Tax Law, section 273.1115;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the Minnesota Open Space Property Tax Law, section 273.112;
new text end

new text begin (iv) the rural preserves property tax program, section 273.114; or
new text end

new text begin (v) the Metropolitan Agricultural Preserves Act, section 473H.10; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the adjustments to tax capacity for:
new text end

new text begin(i) new text endtax incrementdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin financing under sections 469.174 to 469.1794;
new text end

new text begin (ii)new text end fiscal deleted text begindisparity,deleted text endnew text begin disparities under chapter 276A or 473F; ornew text end

new text begin (iii) new text endpowerline creditdeleted text begin, or wind energy values, but after the limited market adjustments
under section 273.11, subdivision 1a, and after the market value exclusions of certain
improvements to homestead property under section 273.11, subdivision 16
deleted text endnew text begin under section
273.425
new text end.

new text begin (b) Estimated market value under paragraph (a) also includes the market value
of tax exempt property if the applicable law specifically provides that the limitation,
qualification, or aid calculation includes tax exempt property.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end Unless otherwise provided, "market value," "deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value,"
and "market valuation" for purposes of deleted text beginthis paragraphdeleted text endnew text begin property tax levy limitations and
calculation of state aid
new text end, refer to the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value for the previous
assessment yearnew text begin and for purposes of limits on net debt, the issuance of bonds, certificates of
indebtedness, or capital notes refer to the estimated market value as last finally equalized
new text end.

deleted text begin For the purpose of determining any net debt limit based on market value, or any limit
on the issuance of bonds, certificates of indebtedness, or capital notes based on market
value, the terms "market value," "taxable market value," and "market valuation," whether
equalized or unequalized, mean the total taxable market value of property within the local
unit of government before any adjustments for tax increment, fiscal disparity, powerline
credit, or wind energy values, but after the limited market value adjustments under section
273.11, subdivision 1a, and after the market value exclusions of certain improvements to
homestead property under section 273.11, subdivision 16. Unless otherwise provided,
"market value," "taxable market value," and "market valuation" for purposes of this
paragraph, mean the taxable market value as last finally equalized.
deleted text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of a provision of a home rule charter or of any special law that is
not codified in the statutes and that imposes a levy limitation based on market value or
any limit on debt, the issuance of bonds, certificates of indebtedness, or capital notes
based on market value, the terms "market value," "taxable market value," and "market
valuation," whether equalized or unequalized, mean "estimated market value" as defined
in paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

Except as provided in this section or section 273.17,
subdivision 1
, all property shall be valued at its market value. The market value as
determined pursuant to this section shall be stated such that any amount under $100 is
rounded up to $100 and any amount exceeding $100 shall be rounded to the nearest $100.
In estimating and determining such value, the assessor shall not adopt a lower or different
standard of value because the same is to serve as a basis of taxation, nor shall the assessor
adopt as a criterion of value the price for which such property would sell at a forced sale,
or in the aggregate with all the property in the town or district; but the assessor shall value
each article or description of property by itself, and at such sum or price as the assessor
believes the same to be fairly worth in money. The assessor shall take into account the
effect on the market value of property of environmental factors in the vicinity of the
property. In assessing any tract or lot of real property, the value of the land, exclusive of
structures and improvements, shall be determined, and also the value of all structures and
improvements thereon, and the aggregate value of the property, including all structures
and improvements, excluding the value of crops growing upon cultivated land. In valuing
real property upon which there is a mine or quarry, it shall be valued at such price as such
property, including the mine or quarry, would sell for at a fair, voluntary sale, for cash,
if the material being mined or quarried is not subject to taxation under section 298.015
and the mine or quarry is not exempt from the general property tax under section 298.25.
In valuing real property which is vacant, platted property shall be assessed as provided
in deleted text beginsubdivision 14deleted text endnew text begin subdivisions 14a and 14cnew text end. All property, or the use thereof, which is
taxable under section 272.01, subdivision 2, or 273.19, shall be valued at the market
value of such property and not at the value of a leasehold estate in such property, or at
some lesser value than its market value.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.13, subdivision 21b, is amended to read:


Subd. 21b.

new text beginNet new text endtax capacity.

deleted text begin (a) Gross tax capacity means the product of the
appropriate gross class rates in this section and market values.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end Net tax capacity means the product of the appropriate net class rates in this
section and new text begintaxable new text endmarket values.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.1398, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Disparity reduction aid.

The amount of disparity aid certified for each
taxing district within each unique taxing jurisdiction for taxes payable in the prior year
shall be multiplied by the ratio of (1) the jurisdiction's tax capacity using the class rates for
taxes payable in the year for which aid is being computed, to (2) its tax capacity using
the class rates for taxes payable in the year prior to that for which aid is being computed,
both based upon new text begintaxable new text endmarket values for taxes payable in the year prior to that for which
aid is being computed. If the commissioner determines that insufficient information is
available to reasonably and timely calculate the numerator in this ratio for the first taxes
payable year that a class rate change or new class rate is effective, the commissioner shall
omit the effects of that class rate change or new class rate when calculating this ratio for
aid payable in that taxes payable year. For aid payable in the year following a year for
which such omission was made, the commissioner shall use in the denominator for the
class that was changed or created, the tax capacity for taxes payable two years prior to that
in which the aid is payable, based on new text begintaxable new text endmarket values for taxes payable in the year
prior to that for which aid is being computed.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.1398, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Disparity reduction credit.

(a) Beginning with taxes payable in 1989,
class 4a, class 3a, and class 3b property qualifies for a disparity reduction credit if: (1)
the property is located in a border city that has an enterprise zone designated pursuant
to section 469.168, subdivision 4; (2) the property is located in a city with a population
greater than 2,500 and less than 35,000 according to the 1980 decennial census; (3) the
city is adjacent to a city in another state or immediately adjacent to a city adjacent to a city
in another state; and (4) the adjacent city in the other state has a population of greater than
5,000 and less than 75,000 according to the 1980 decennial census.

(b) The credit is an amount sufficient to reduce (i) the taxes levied on class 4a
property to 2.3 percent of the property's new text begintaxable new text endmarket value and (ii) the tax on class 3a
and class 3b property to 2.3 percent of new text begintaxable new text endmarket value.

(c) The county auditor shall annually certify the costs of the credits to the
Department of Revenue. The department shall reimburse local governments for the
property taxes forgone as the result of the credits in proportion to their total levies.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.011, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Determination of levy limit.

The property tax levied for any
purpose under a special law that is not codified in Minnesota Statutes or a city charter
provision and that is subject to a mill rate limitation imposed by the special law or city
charter provision, excluding levies subject to mill rate limitations that use adjusted
assessed values determined by the commissioner of revenue under section 124.2131, must
not exceed the following amount for the years specified:

(a) for taxes payable in 1988, the product of the applicable mill rate limitation
imposed by special law or city charter provision multiplied by the total assessed valuation
of all taxable property subject to the tax as adjusted by the provisions of Minnesota
Statutes 1986, sections 272.64; 273.13, subdivision 7a; and 275.49;

(b) for taxes payable in 1989, the product of (1) the property tax levy limitation for
the taxes payable year 1988 determined under clause (a) multiplied by (2) an index for
market valuation changes equal to the assessment year 1988 total market valuation of all
taxable property subject to the tax divided by the assessment year 1987 total market
valuation of all taxable property subject to the tax; and

(c) for taxes payable in 1990 and subsequent years, the product of (1) the property
tax levy limitation for the previous year determined pursuant to this subdivision multiplied
by (2) an index for market valuation changes equal to the total market valuation of all
taxable property subject to the tax for the current assessment year divided by the total
market valuation of all taxable property subject to the tax for the previous assessment year.

For the purpose of determining the property tax levy limitation for the taxes payable
year deleted text begin1988deleted text endnew text begin 2013new text end and subsequent years under this subdivision, "total market valuation"
means the deleted text begintotaldeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin valuenew text end of all taxable property subject to the
tax deleted text beginwithout valuation adjustments for fiscal disparities (chapters 276A and 473F), tax
increment financing (sections 469.174 to 469.179), or powerline credit (section 273.425)
deleted text endnew text begin
as provided under section 273.032
new text end.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.077, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Correction of levy amount.

The difference between the correct levy and
the erroneous levy shall be added to the township levy for the subsequent levy year;
provided that if the amount of the difference exceeds 0.12089 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end
market value, the excess shall be added to the township levy for the second and later
subsequent levy years, not to exceed an additional levy of 0.12089 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value in any year, until the full amount of the difference has been levied.
The funds collected from the corrected levies shall be used to reimburse the county for the
payment required by subdivision 1.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 275.71, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Adjusted levy limit base.

For taxes levied in 2008 through 2010, the
adjusted levy limit base is equal to the levy limit base computed under subdivision 2
or section 275.72, multiplied by:

(1) one plus the percentage growth in the implicit price deflator, but the percentage
shall not be less than zero or exceed 3.9 percent;

(2) one plus a percentage equal to 50 percent of the percentage increase in the number
of households, if any, for the most recent 12-month period for which data is available; and

(3) one plus a percentage equal to 50 percent of the percentage increase in the
deleted text begin taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of the jurisdiction due to new construction of class 3
property, as defined in section 273.13, subdivision 4, except for state-assessed utility and
railroad property, for the most recent year for which data is available.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 276.04, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Contents of tax statements.

(a) The treasurer shall provide for the
printing of the tax statements. The commissioner of revenue shall prescribe the form of
the property tax statement and its contents. The tax statement must not state or imply
that property tax credits are paid by the state of Minnesota. The statement must contain
a tabulated statement of the dollar amount due to each taxing authority and the amount
of the state tax from the parcel of real property for which a particular tax statement is
prepared. The dollar amounts attributable to the county, the state tax, the voter approved
school tax, the other local school tax, the township or municipality, and the total of
the metropolitan special taxing districts as defined in section 275.065, subdivision 3,
paragraph (i), must be separately stated. The amounts due all other special taxing districts,
if any, may be aggregated except that any levies made by the regional rail authorities in the
county of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington under chapter
398A shall be listed on a separate line directly under the appropriate county's levy. If the
county levy under this paragraph includes an amount for a lake improvement district as
defined under sections 103B.501 to 103B.581, the amount attributable for that purpose
must be separately stated from the remaining county levy amount. In the case of Ramsey
County, if the county levy under this paragraph includes an amount for public library
service under section 134.07, the amount attributable for that purpose may be separated
from the remaining county levy amount. The amount of the tax on homesteads qualifying
under the senior citizens' property tax deferral program under chapter 290B is the total
amount of property tax before subtraction of the deferred property tax amount. The
amount of the tax on contamination value imposed under sections 270.91 to 270.98, if any,
must also be separately stated. The dollar amounts, including the dollar amount of any
special assessments, may be rounded to the nearest even whole dollar. For purposes of this
section whole odd-numbered dollars may be adjusted to the next higher even-numbered
dollar. The amount of market value excluded under section 273.11, subdivision 16, if any,
must also be listed on the tax statement.

(b) The property tax statements for manufactured homes and sectional structures
taxed as personal property shall contain the same information that is required on the
tax statements for real property.

(c) Real and personal property tax statements must contain the following information
in the order given in this paragraph. The information must contain the current year tax
information in the right column with the corresponding information for the previous year
in a column on the left:

(1) the property's estimated market value under section 273.11, subdivision 1;

(2) the property's homestead market value exclusion under section 273.13,
subdivision 35;

(3) the property's taxable market value deleted text beginafter reductionsdeleted text end under deleted text beginsections 273.11,
subdivisions 1a and 16, and 273.13, subdivision 35
deleted text endnew text begin section 272.03, subdivision 15new text end;

(4) the property's gross tax, before credits;

(5) for homestead agricultural properties, the credit under section 273.1384;

(6) any credits received under sections 273.119; 273.1234 or 273.1235; 273.135;
273.1391; 273.1398, subdivision 4; 469.171; and 473H.10, except that the amount of
credit received under section 273.135 must be separately stated and identified as "taconite
tax relief"; and

(7) the net tax payable in the manner required in paragraph (a).

(d) If the county uses envelopes for mailing property tax statements and if the county
agrees, a taxing district may include a notice with the property tax statement notifying
taxpayers when the taxing district will begin its budget deliberations for the current
year, and encouraging taxpayers to attend the hearings. If the county allows notices to
be included in the envelope containing the property tax statement, and if more than
one taxing district relative to a given property decides to include a notice with the tax
statement, the county treasurer or auditor must coordinate the process and may combine
the information on a single announcement.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 276A.01, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

new text beginAdjusted new text endmarket value.

"new text beginAdjusted new text endmarket value" of real and personal
property within a municipality means the deleted text beginassessor's estimateddeleted text endnew text begin taxablenew text end market valuenew text begin,
as defined in section 272.03,
new text end of all real and personal property, including the value of
manufactured housing, within the municipalitydeleted text begin. For purposes of sections 276A.01 to
276A.09, the commissioner of revenue shall annually make determinations and reports
with respect to each municipality which are comparable to those it makes for school
districts
deleted text endnew text begin, adjusted for sales ratios in a manner similar to the adjustments made to city and
town net tax capacities
new text endunder section 127A.48, subdivisions 1 to 6deleted text begin, in the same manner
and at the same times prescribed by the subdivision. The commissioner of revenue shall
annually determine, for each municipality, information comparable to that required by
section 475.53, subdivision 4, for school districts, as soon as practicable after it becomes
available. The commissioner of revenue shall then compute the equalized market value of
property within each municipality
deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 276A.01, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Fiscal capacity.

"Fiscal capacity" of a municipality means its deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin
adjusted market value
new text end, determined as of January 2 of any year, divided by its population,
determined as of a date in the same year.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 276A.01, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Average fiscal capacity.

"Average fiscal capacity" of municipalities
means the sum of the deleted text beginvaluationsdeleted text endnew text begin adjusted market valuesnew text end of all municipalities, determined
as of January 2 of any year, divided by the sum of their populations, determined as of
a date in the same year.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 276A.01, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Net tax capacity.

"Net tax capacity" means thenew text begin taxablenew text end market value of
real and personal property multiplied by its net tax capacity rates in section 273.13.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 287.08, is amended to read:


287.08 TAX, HOW PAYABLE; RECEIPTS.

(a) The tax imposed by sections 287.01 to 287.12 must be paid to the treasurer of
any county in this state in which the real property or some part is located at or before
the time of filing the mortgage for record. The treasurer shall endorse receipt on the
mortgage and the receipt is conclusive proof that the tax has been paid in the amount
stated and authorizes any county recorder or registrar of titles to record the mortgage. Its
form, in substance, shall be "registration tax hereon of ..................... dollars paid." If the
mortgage is exempt from taxation the endorsement shall, in substance, be "exempt from
registration tax." In either case the receipt must be signed by the treasurer. In case the
treasurer is unable to determine whether a claim of exemption should be allowed, the tax
must be paid as in the case of a taxable mortgage. For documents submitted electronically,
the endorsements and tax amount shall be affixed electronically and no signature by the
treasurer will be required. The actual payment method must be arranged in advance
between the submitter and the receiving county.

(b) The county treasurer may refund in whole or in part any mortgage registry tax
overpayment if a written application by the taxpayer is submitted to the county treasurer
within 3-1/2 years from the date of the overpayment. If the county has not issued a denial
of the application, the taxpayer may bring an action in Tax Court in the county in which
the tax was paid at any time after the expiration of six months from the time that the
application was submitted. A denial of refund may be appealed within 60 days from
the date of the denial by bringing an action in Tax Court in the county in which the tax
was paid. The action is commenced by the serving of a petition for relief on the county
treasurer, and by filing a copy with the court. The county attorney shall defend the action.
The county treasurer shall notify the treasurer of each county that has or would receive a
portion of the tax as paid.

(c) If the county treasurer determines a refund should be paid, or if a refund is
ordered by the court, the county treasurer of each county that actually received a portion
of the tax shall immediately pay a proportionate share of three percent of the refund
using any available county funds. The county treasurer of each county that received, or
would have received, a portion of the tax shall also pay their county's proportionate share
of the remaining 97 percent of the court-ordered refund on or before the 20th day of the
following month using solely the mortgage registry tax funds that would be paid to the
commissioner of revenue on that date under section 287.12. If the funds on hand under
this procedure are insufficient to fully fund 97 percent of the court-ordered refund, the
county treasurer of the county in which the action was brought shall file a claim with the
commissioner of revenue under section 16A.48 for the remaining portion of 97 percent of
the refund, and shall pay over the remaining portion upon receipt of a warrant from the
state issued pursuant to the claim.

(d) When any mortgage covers real property located in more than one county in this
state the total tax must be paid to the treasurer of the county where the mortgage is first
presented for recording, and the payment must be receipted as provided in paragraph
(a). If the principal debt or obligation secured by such a multiple county mortgage
exceeds $10,000,000, the nonstate portion of the tax must be divided and paid over by
the county treasurer receiving it, on or before the 20th day of each month after receipt,
to the county or counties entitled in the ratio that the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the real
property covered by the mortgage in each county bears to the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of
all the real property in this state described in the mortgage. In making the division and
payment the county treasurer shall send a statement giving the description of the real
property described in the mortgage and the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the part located in
each county. For this purpose, the treasurer of any county may require the treasurer of
any other county to certify to the former the new text beginestimated new text endmarket deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin valuenew text end of any tract
of real property in any mortgage.

(e) The mortgagor must pay the tax imposed by sections 287.01 to 287.12. The
mortgagee may undertake to collect and remit the tax on behalf of the mortgagor. If the
mortgagee collects money from the mortgagor to remit the tax on behalf of the mortgagor,
the mortgagee has a fiduciary duty to remit the tax on behalf of the mortgagor as to the
amount of the tax collected for that purpose and the mortgagor is relieved of any further
obligation to pay the tax as to the amount collected by the mortgagee for this purpose.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 287.23, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Real property outside county.

If any taxable deed or instrument
describes any real property located in more than one county in this state, the total tax must
be paid to the treasurer of the county where the document is first presented for recording,
and the payment must be receipted as provided in section 287.08. If the net consideration
exceeds $700,000, the nonstate portion of the tax must be divided and paid over by the
county treasurer receiving it, on or before the 20th day of each month after receipt, to
the county or counties entitled in the ratio which the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the real
property covered by the document in each county bears to the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of
all the real property in this state described in the document. In making the division and
payment the county treasurer shall send a statement to the other involved counties giving
the description of the real property described in the document and thenew text begin estimatednew text end market
value of the part located in each county. The treasurer of any county may require the
treasurer of any other county to certify to the former the new text beginestimated new text endmarket deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin valuenew text end
of any parcel of real property for this purpose.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 353G.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Cash flow funding requirement.

If the executive director determines that
an account in the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan has
insufficient assets to meet the service pensions determined payable from the account,
the executive director shall certify the amount of the potential service pension shortfall
to the municipality or municipalities and the municipality or municipalities shall make
an additional employer contribution to the account within ten days of the certification.
If more than one municipality is associated with the account, unless the municipalities
agree to a different allocation, the municipalities shall allocate the additional employer
contribution one-half in proportion to the population of each municipality and one-half in
proportion to the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the property of each municipality.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 365.025, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Major purchases: notice, petition, election.

Before buying anything
under subdivision 2 that costs more than 0.24177 percent of thenew text begin estimatednew text end market value of
the town, the town must follow this subdivision.

The town must publish in its official newspaper the board's resolution to pay for the
property over time. Then a petition for an election on the contract may be filed with the
clerk. The petition must be filed within ten days after the resolution is published. To
require the election the petition must be signed by a number of voters equal to ten percent
of the voters at the last regular town election. The contract then must be approved by a
majority of those voting on the question. The question may be voted on at a regular
or special election.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 366.095, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Certificates of indebtedness.

The town board may issue certificates
of indebtedness within the debt limits for a town purpose otherwise authorized by law.
The certificates shall be payable in not more than ten years and be issued on the terms and
in the manner as the board may determine. If the amount of the certificates to be issued
exceeds 0.25 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the town, they shall not be issued
for at least ten days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the town of
the board's resolution determining to issue them. If within that time, a petition asking for
an election on the proposition signed by voters equal to ten percent of the number of voters
at the last regular town election is filed with the clerk, the certificates shall not be issued
until their issuance has been approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question at
a regular or special election. A tax levy shall be made to pay the principal and interest
on the certificates as in the case of bonds.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 366.27, is amended to read:


366.27 FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF; TAX LEVY.

The town board of any town in this state having therein a platted portion on
which resides 1,200 or more people, and wherein a duly incorporated firefighters' relief
association is located may each year levy a tax not to exceed 0.00806 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value for the benefit of the relief association.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 368.01, subdivision 23, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Financing purchase of certain equipment.

The town board may issue
certificates of indebtedness within debt limits to purchase fire or police equipment or
ambulance equipment or street construction or maintenance equipment. The certificates
shall be payable in not more than five years and be issued on terms and in the manner
as the board may determine. If the amount of the certificates to be issued to finance a
purchase exceeds 0.24177 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the town, deleted text beginexcluding
money and credits,
deleted text end they shall not be issued for at least ten days after publication in the
official newspaper of a town board resolution determining to issue them. If before the end
of that time, a petition asking for an election on the proposition signed by voters equal
to ten percent of the number of voters at the last regular town election is filed with the
clerk, the certificates shall not be issued until the proposition of their issuance has been
approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question at a regular or special election.
A tax levy shall be made for the payment of the principal and interest on the certificates
as in the case of bonds.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 368.47, is amended to read:


368.47 TOWNS MAY BE DISSOLVED.

(1) When the voters residing within a town have failed to elect any town officials for
more than ten years continuously;

(2) when a town has failed for a period of ten years to exercise any of the powers
and functions of a town;

(3) when the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of a town drops to less than $165,000;

(4) when the tax delinquency of a town, exclusive of taxes that are delinquent or
unpaid because they are contested in proceedings for the enforcement of taxes, amounts to
12 percent of its market value; or

(5) when the state or federal government has acquired title to 50 percent of the
real estate of a town,

which facts, or any of them, may be found and determined by the resolution of the county
board of the county in which the town is located, according to the official records in the
office of the county auditor, the county board by resolution may declare the town, naming
it, dissolved and no longer entitled to exercise any of the powers or functions of a town.

In Cass, Itasca, and St. Louis Counties, before the dissolution is effective the voters
of the town shall express their approval or disapproval. The town clerk shall, upon a
petition signed by a majority of the registered voters of the town, filed with the clerk at
least 60 days before a regular or special town election, give notice at the same time and
in the same manner of the election that the question of dissolution of the town will be
submitted for determination at the election. At the election the question shall be voted
upon by a separate ballot, the terms of which shall be either "for dissolution" or "against
dissolution." The ballot shall be deposited in a separate ballot box and the result of the
voting canvassed, certified, and returned in the same manner and at the same time as
other facts and returns of the election. If a majority of the votes cast at the election are
for dissolution, the town shall be dissolved. If a majority of the votes cast at the election
are against dissolution, the town shall not be dissolved.

When a town is dissolved under sections 368.47 to 368.49 the county shall acquire
title to any telephone company or other business conducted by the town. The business
shall be operated by the board of county commissioners until it can be sold. The
subscribers or patrons of the business shall have the first opportunity of purchase. If the
town has any outstanding indebtedness chargeable to the business, the county auditor shall
levy a tax against the property situated in the dissolved town to pay the indebtedness
as it becomes due.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 370.01, is amended to read:


370.01 CHANGE OF BOUNDARIES; CREATION OF NEW COUNTIES.

The boundaries of counties may be changed by taking territory from a county and
attaching it to an adjoining county, and new counties may be established out of territory of
one or more existing counties. A new county shall contain at least 400 square miles and
have at least 4,000 inhabitants. A proposed new county must have a total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end
market value of at least 35 percent of (i) the total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of the
existing county, or (ii) the average total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of the existing
counties, included in the proposition. The determination of the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market
value of a county must be made by the commissioner of revenue. An existing county shall
not be reduced in area below 400 square miles, have less than 4,000 inhabitants, or have a
total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of less than that required of a new county.

No change in the boundaries of any county having an area of more than 2,500 square
miles, whether by the creation of a new county, or otherwise, shall detach from the existing
county any territory within 12 miles of the county seat.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 373.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.

(a) "Bonds" means an obligation as defined under section 475.51.

(b) "Capital improvement" means acquisition or betterment of public lands,
buildings, or other improvements within the county for the purpose of a county courthouse,
administrative building, health or social service facility, correctional facility, jail, law
enforcement center, hospital, morgue, library, park, qualified indoor ice arena, roads and
bridges, and the acquisition of development rights in the form of conservation easements
under chapter 84C. An improvement must have an expected useful life of five years or
more to qualify. "Capital improvement" does not include a recreation or sports facility
building (such as, but not limited to, a gymnasium, ice arena, racquet sports facility,
swimming pool, exercise room or health spa), unless the building is part of an outdoor
park facility and is incidental to the primary purpose of outdoor recreation.

(c) "Metropolitan county" means a county located in the seven-county metropolitan
area as defined in section 473.121 or a county with a population of 90,000 or more.

(d) "Population" means the population established by the most recent of the
following (determined as of the date the resolution authorizing the bonds was adopted):

(1) the federal decennial census,

(2) a special census conducted under contract by the United States Bureau of the
Census, or

(3) a population estimate made either by the Metropolitan Council or by the state
demographer under section 4A.02.

(e) "Qualified indoor ice arena" means a facility that meets the requirements of
section 373.43.

deleted text begin (f) "Tax capacity" means total taxable market value, but does not include captured
market value.
deleted text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 373.40, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Limitations on amount.

A county may not issue bonds under this section
if the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due in any year on all the
outstanding bonds issued pursuant to this section (including the bonds to be issued) will
equal or exceed 0.12 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin the estimatednew text end market value of property in the
county. Calculation of the limit must be made using the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value for
the taxes payable year in which the obligations are issued and sold. This section does not
limit the authority to issue bonds under any other special or general law.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.167, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Appropriations.

Notwithstanding any contrary law, a county board
may appropriate from the general revenue fund to any nonprofit corporation a sum not
to exceed 0.00604 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value to provide legal assistance
to persons who are unable to afford private legal counsel.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Courthouse.

Each county board may erect, furnish, and maintain a
suitable courthouse. No indebtedness shall be created for a courthouse in excess of an
amount equal to a levy of 0.04030 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value without the
approval of a majority of the voters of the county voting on the question of issuing the
obligation at an election.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.555, is amended to read:


375.555 FUNDING.

To implement the county emergency jobs program, the county board may expend
an amount equal to what would be generated by a levy of 0.01209 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value. The money to be expended may be from any available funds
not otherwise earmarked.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 383B.152, is amended to read:


383B.152 BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE FUND.

The county board may by resolution levy a tax to provide money which shall be kept
in a fund known as the county reserve building and maintenance fund. Money in the fund
shall be used solely for the construction, maintenance, and equipping of county buildings
that are constructed or maintained by the board. The levy shall not be subject to any limit
fixed by any other law or by any board of tax levy or other corresponding body, but shall
not exceed 0.02215 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value, less the amount required by
chapter 475 to be levied in the year for the payment of the principal of and interest on all
bonds issued pursuant to Extra Session Laws 1967, chapter 47, section 1.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 383B.245, is amended to read:


383B.245 LIBRARY LEVY.

(a) The county board may levy a tax on the taxable property within the county to
acquire, better, and construct county library buildings and branches and to pay principal
and interest on bonds issued for that purpose.

(b) The county board may by resolution adopted by a five-sevenths vote issue and
sell general obligation bonds of the county in the manner provided in sections 475.60 to
475.73. The bonds shall not be subject to the limitations of sections 475.51 to 475.59,
but the maturity years and amounts and interest rates of each series of bonds shall be
fixed so that the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due in any year,
on the bonds of that series and of all outstanding series issued by or for the purposes of
libraries, shall not exceed an amount equal to 0.01612 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value
of all taxable property in the county as last finally equalized before the issuance of the new
series. When the tax levy authorized in this section is collected it shall be appropriated
and credited to a debt service fund for the bonds in amounts required each year in lieu of a
countywide tax levy for the debt service fund under section 475.61.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 383B.73, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Levy.

To provide funds for the purposes of the Three Rivers Park
District as set forth in its annual budget, in lieu of the levies authorized by any other
special law for such purposes, the Board of Park District Commissioners may levy
taxes on all the taxable property in the county and park district at a rate not exceeding
0.03224 percent ofnew text begin estimatednew text end market value. Notwithstanding section 398.16, on or before
October 1 of each year, after public hearing, the Board of Park District Commissioners
shall adopt a budget for the ensuing year and shall determine the total amount necessary
to be raised from ad valorem tax levies to meet its budget. The Board of Park District
Commissioners shall submit the budget to the county board. The county board may veto
or modify an item contained in the budget. If the county board determines to veto or to
modify an item in the budget, it must, within 15 days after the budget was submitted by
the district board, state in writing the specific reasons for its objection to the item vetoed
or the reason for the modification. The Park District Board, after consideration of the
county board's objections and proposed modifications, may reapprove a vetoed item or the
original version of an item with respect to which a modification has been proposed, by a
two-thirds majority. If the district board does not reapprove a vetoed item, the item shall
be deleted from the budget. If the district board does not reapprove the original version
of a modified item, the item shall be included in the budget as modified by the county
board. After adoption of the final budget and no later than October 1, the superintendent
of the park district shall certify to the office of the Hennepin County director of tax and
public records exercising the functions of the county auditor the total amount to be raised
from ad valorem tax levies to meet its budget for the ensuing year. The director of tax
and public records shall add the amount of any levy certified by the district to other tax
levies on the property of the county within the district for collection by the director of tax
and public records with other taxes. When collected, the director shall make settlement of
such taxes with the district in the same manner as other taxes are distributed to the other
political subdivisions in Hennepin County.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 383E.20, is amended to read:


383E.20 BONDING FOR COUNTY LIBRARY BUILDINGS.

The Anoka County Board may, by resolution adopted by a four-sevenths vote, issue
and sell general obligation bonds of the county in the manner provided in chapter 475 to
acquire, better, and construct county library buildings. The bonds shall not be subject to the
requirements of sections 475.57 to 475.59. The maturity years and amounts and interest
rates of each series of bonds shall be fixed so that the maximum amount of principal and
interest to become due in any year, on the bonds of that series and of all outstanding series
issued by or for the purposes of libraries, shall not exceed an amount equal to .01 percent
of the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of all taxable property in the county, excluding any
taxable property taxed by any city for the support of any free public library. When the tax
levy authorized in this section is collected, it shall be appropriated and credited to a debt
service fund for the bonds. The tax levy for the debt service fund under section 475.61
shall be reduced by the amount available or reasonably anticipated to be available in the
fund to make payments otherwise payable from the levy pursuant to section 475.61.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 383E.23, is amended to read:


383E.23 LIBRARY TAX.

The Anoka County Board may levy a tax of not more than .01 percent of the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value of taxable property located within the county excluding any
taxable property taxed by any city for the support of any free public library, to acquire,
better, and construct county library buildings and to pay principal and interest on bonds
issued for that purpose. The tax shall be disregarded in the calculation of levies or limits
on levies provided by section 373.40, or other law.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 385.31, is amended to read:


385.31 PAYMENT OF COUNTY ORDERS OR WARRANTS.

When any order or warrant drawn on the treasurer is presented for payment, if there
is money in the treasury for that purpose, the county treasurer shall redeem the same, and
write across the entire face thereof the word "redeemed," the date of the redemption, and
the treasurer's official signature. If there is not sufficient funds in the proper accounts to
pay such orders they shall be numbered and registered in their order of presentation,
and proper endorsement thereof shall be made on such orders and they shall be entitled
to payment in like order. Such orders shall bear interest at not to exceed the rate of six
percent per annum from such date of presentment. The treasurer, as soon as there is
sufficient money in the treasury, shall appropriate and set apart a sum sufficient for the
payment of the orders so presented and registered, and, if entitled to interest, issue to the
original holder a notice that interest will cease in 30 days from the date of such notice; and,
if orders thus entitled to priority of payment are not then presented, the next in order of
registry may be paid until such orders are presented. No interest shall be paid on any order,
except upon a warrant drawn by the county auditor for that purpose, giving the number
and the date of the order on account of which the interest warrant is drawn. In any county
in this state now or hereafter having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end market value of all taxable propertydeleted text begin,
exclusive of money and credits,
deleted text end of not less than $1,033,000,000, the county treasurer, in
order to save payment of interest on county warrants drawn upon a fund in which there
shall be temporarily insufficient money in the treasury to redeem the same, may borrow
temporarily from any other fund in the county treasury in which there is a sufficient balance
to care for the needs of such fund and allow a temporary loan or transfer to any other fund,
and may pay such warrants out of such funds. Any such money so transferred and used in
redeeming such county warrants shall be returned to the fund from which drawn as soon
as money shall come in to the credit of such fund on which any such warrant was drawn
and paid as aforesaid. Any county operating on a cash basis may use a combined form of
warrant or order and check, which, when signed by the chair of the county board and by
the auditor, is an order or warrant for the payment of the claim, and, when countersigned
by the county treasurer, is a check for the payment of the amount thereof.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 394.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Continuation of nonconformity; limitations.

Except as provided in
subdivision 2, 3, or 4, any nonconformity, including the lawful use or occupation of land
or premises existing at the time of the adoption of an official control under this chapter,
may be continued, although the use or occupation does not conform to the official control.
If the nonconformity or occupancy is discontinued for a period of more than one year, or
any nonconforming building or structure is destroyed by fire or other peril to the extent of
50 percent of its new text beginestimated new text endmarket value, any subsequent use or occupancy of the land or
premises shall be a conforming use or occupancy.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 398A.04, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Taxation.

Before deciding to exercise the power to tax, the authority shall
give six weeks' published notice in all municipalities in the region. If a number of voters
in the region equal to five percent of those who voted for candidates for governor at the
last gubernatorial election present a petition within nine weeks of the first published notice
to the secretary of state requesting that the matter be submitted to popular vote, it shall be
submitted at the next general election. The question prepared shall be:

"Shall the regional rail authority have the power to impose a property tax?

Yes
.
No . "

If a majority of those voting on the question approve or if no petition is presented
within the prescribed time the authority may levy a tax at any annual rate not exceeding
0.04835 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of all taxable property situated within the
municipality or municipalities named in its organization resolution. Its recording officer
shall file, on or before September 15, in the office of the county auditor of each county
in which territory under the jurisdiction of the authority is located a certified copy of the
board of commissioners' resolution levying the tax, and each county auditor shall assess
and extend upon the tax rolls of each municipality named in the organization resolution the
portion of the tax that bears the same ratio to the whole amount that the net tax capacity of
taxable property in that municipality bears to the net tax capacity of taxable property in
all municipalities named in the organization resolution. Collections of the tax shall be
remitted by each county treasurer to the treasurer of the authority. For taxes levied in 1991,
the amount levied for light rail transit purposes under this subdivision shall not exceed 75
percent of the amount levied in 1990 for light rail transit purposes under this subdivision.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 401.05, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Leasing.

(a) A county or joint powers board of a group of counties
which acquires or constructs and equips or improves facilities under this chapter may,
with the approval of the board of county commissioners of each county, enter into a
lease agreement with a city situated within any of the counties, or a county housing and
redevelopment authority established under chapter 469 or any special law. Under the lease
agreement, the city or county housing and redevelopment authority shall:

(1) construct or acquire and equip or improve a facility in accordance with plans
prepared by or at the request of a county or joint powers board of the group of counties
and approved by the commissioner of corrections; and

(2) finance the facility by the issuance of revenue bonds.

(b) The county or joint powers board of a group of counties may lease the facility
site, improvements, and equipment for a term upon rental sufficient to produce revenue
for the prompt payment of the revenue bonds and all interest accruing on them. Upon
completion of payment, the lessee shall acquire title. The real and personal property
acquired for the facility constitutes a project and the lease agreement constitutes a revenue
agreement as provided in sections 469.152 to 469.165. All proceedings by the city or
county housing and redevelopment authority and the county or joint powers board shall be
as provided in sections 469.152 to 469.165, with the following adjustments:

(1) no tax may be imposed upon the property;

(2) the approval of the project by the commissioner of employment and economic
development is not required;

(3) the Department of Corrections shall be furnished and shall record information
concerning each project as it may prescribe, in lieu of reports required on other projects to
the commissioner of employment and economic development;

(4) the rentals required to be paid under the lease agreement shall not exceed in any
year one-tenth of one percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of property within the county
or group of counties as last equalized before the execution of the lease agreement;

(5) the county or group of counties shall provide for payment of all rentals due
during the term of the lease agreement in the manner required in subdivision 4;

(6) no mortgage on the facilities shall be granted for the security of the bonds, but
compliance with clause (5) may be enforced as a nondiscretionary duty of the county
or group of counties; and

(7) the county or the joint powers board of the group of counties may sublease any
part of the facilities for purposes consistent with their maintenance and operation.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 410.32, is amended to read:


410.32 CITIES MAY ISSUE CAPITAL NOTES FOR CAPITAL EQUIPMENT.

(a) Notwithstanding any contrary provision of other law or charter, a home rule
charter city may, by resolution and without public referendum, issue capital notes subject
to the city debt limit to purchase capital equipment.

(b) For purposes of this section, "capital equipment" means:

(1) public safety equipment, ambulance and other medical equipment, road
construction and maintenance equipment, and other capital equipment; and

(2) computer hardware and software, whether bundled with machinery or equipment
or unbundled.

(c) The equipment or software must have an expected useful life at least as long
as the term of the notes.

(d) The notes shall be payable in not more than ten years and be issued on terms
and in the manner the city determines. The total principal amount of the capital notes
issued in a fiscal year shall not exceed 0.03 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of
taxable property in the city for that year.

(e) A tax levy shall be made for the payment of the principal and interest on the
notes, in accordance with section 475.61, as in the case of bonds.

(f) Notes issued under this section shall require an affirmative vote of two-thirds of
the governing body of the city.

(g) Notwithstanding a contrary provision of other law or charter, a home rule charter
city may also issue capital notes subject to its debt limit in the manner and subject to the
limitations applicable to statutory cities pursuant to section 412.301.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 412.221, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Contracts.

The council shall have power to make such contracts as may
be deemed necessary or desirable to make effective any power possessed by the council.
The city may purchase personal property through a conditional sales contract and real
property through a contract for deed under which contracts the seller is confined to the
remedy of recovery of the property in case of nonpayment of all or part of the purchase
price, which shall be payable over a period of not to exceed five years. When the contract
price of property to be purchased by contract for deed or conditional sales contract
exceeds 0.24177 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the city, the city may not enter
into such a contract for at least ten days after publication in the official newspaper of a
council resolution determining to purchase property by such a contract; and, if before the
end of that time a petition asking for an election on the proposition signed by voters equal
to ten percent of the number of voters at the last regular city election is filed with the clerk,
the city may not enter into such a contract until the proposition has been approved by a
majority of the votes cast on the question at a regular or special election.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 412.301, is amended to read:


412.301 FINANCING PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT.

(a) The council may issue certificates of indebtedness or capital notes subject to the
city debt limits to purchase capital equipment.

(b) For purposes of this section, "capital equipment" means:

(1) public safety equipment, ambulance and other medical equipment, road
construction and maintenance equipment, and other capital equipment; and

(2) computer hardware and software, whether bundled with machinery or equipment
or unbundled.

(c) The equipment or software must have an expected useful life at least as long as
the terms of the certificates or notes.

(d) Such certificates or notes shall be payable in not more than ten years and shall be
issued on such terms and in such manner as the council may determine.

(e) If the amount of the certificates or notes to be issued to finance any such purchase
exceeds 0.25 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of taxable property in the city, they
shall not be issued for at least ten days after publication in the official newspaper of
a council resolution determining to issue them; and if before the end of that time, a
petition asking for an election on the proposition signed by voters equal to ten percent
of the number of voters at the last regular municipal election is filed with the clerk, such
certificates or notes shall not be issued until the proposition of their issuance has been
approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question at a regular or special election.

(f) A tax levy shall be made for the payment of the principal and interest on such
certificates or notes, in accordance with section 475.61, as in the case of bonds.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 428A.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Ordinance.

The governing body of a city may adopt an ordinance
establishing a special service district. Only property that is classified under section 273.13
and used for commercial, industrial, or public utility purposes, or is vacant land zoned or
designated on a land use plan for commercial or industrial use and located in the special
service district, may be subject to the charges imposed by the city on the special service
district. Other types of property may be included within the boundaries of the special
service district but are not subject to the levies or charges imposed by the city on the
special service district. If 50 percent or more of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of a parcel of
property is classified under section 273.13 as commercial, industrial, or vacant land zoned
or designated on a land use plan for commercial or industrial use, or public utility for the
current assessment year, then the entire new text begintaxable new text endmarket value of the property is subject to a
service charge based on net tax capacity for purposes of sections 428A.01 to 428A.10.
The ordinance shall describe with particularity the area within the city to be included in
the district and the special services to be furnished in the district. The ordinance may not
be adopted until after a public hearing has been held on the question. Notice of the hearing
shall include the time and place of hearing, a map showing the boundaries of the proposed
district, and a statement that all persons owning property in the proposed district that
would be subject to a service charge will be given opportunity to be heard at the hearing.
Within 30 days after adoption of the ordinance under this subdivision, the governing body
shall send a copy of the ordinance to the commissioner of revenue.

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 430.102, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Council approval; special tax levy limitation.

The council shall receive
and consider the estimate required in subdivision 1 and the items of cost after notice and
hearing before it or its appropriate committee as it considers necessary or expedient,
and shall approve the estimate, with necessary amendments. The amounts of each item
of cost estimated are then appropriated to operate, maintain, and improve the pedestrian
mall during the next fiscal year. The amount of the special tax to be charged under
subdivision 1, clause (3), must not, however, exceed 0.12089 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket
value of taxable property in the district. The council shall make any necessary adjustment
in costs of operating and maintaining the district to keep the amount of the tax within
this limitation.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 447.10, is amended to read:


447.10 TAX LEVY FOR OPERATING AND MAINTAINING HOSPITAL.

The governing body of a city of the first class owning a hospital may annually levy
a tax to operate and maintain the hospital. The tax must not exceed 0.00806 percent of
deleted text begin taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 450.19, is amended to read:


450.19 TOURIST CAMPING GROUNDS.

A home rule charter or statutory city or town may establish and maintain public
tourist camping grounds. The governing body thereof may acquire by lease, purchase, or
gift, suitable lands located either within or without the corporate limits for use as public
tourist camping grounds and provide for the equipment, operation, and maintenance
of the same. The amount that may be expended for the maintenance, improvement, or
operation of tourist camping grounds shall not exceed, in any year, a sum equal to 0.00806
percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 450.25, is amended to read:


450.25 MUSEUM, GALLERY, OR SCHOOL OF ARTS OR CRAFTS; TAX
LEVY.

After the acquisition of any museum, gallery, or school of arts or crafts, the board
of park commissioners of the city in which it is located shall cause to be included in the
annual tax levy upon all the taxable property of the county in which the museum, gallery,
or school of arts or crafts is located, a tax of 0.00846 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value.
The board shall certify the levy to the county auditor and it shall be added to, and collected
with and as part of, the general, real, and personal property taxes, with like penalties and
interest, in case of nonpayment and default, and all provisions of law in respect to the
levy, collection, and enforcement of other taxes shall, so far as applicable, be followed in
respect of these taxes. All of these taxes, penalties, and interest, when collected, shall be
paid to the city treasurer of the city in which is located the museum, gallery, or school
of arts or crafts and credited to a fund to be known as the park museum fund, and shall
be used only for the purposes specified in sections 450.23 to 450.25. Any part of the
proceeds of the levy not expended for the purposes specified in section 450.24 may be
used for the erection of new buildings for the same purposes.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 458A.10, is amended to read:


458A.10 PROPERTY TAX.

The commission shall annually levy a tax not to exceed 0.12089 percent of new text beginestimated
new text endmarket value on all the taxable property in the transit area at a rate sufficient to produce
an amount necessary for the purposes of sections 458A.01 to 458A.15, other than the
payment of principal and interest due on any revenue bonds issued pursuant to section
458A.05. Property taxes levied under this section shall be certified by the commission to
the county auditors of the transit area, extended, assessed, and collected in the manner
provided by law for the property taxes levied by the governing bodies of cities. The
proceeds of the taxes levied under this section shall be remitted by the respective county
treasurers to the treasurer of the commission, who shall credit the same to the funds of
the commission for use for the purposes of sections 458A.01 to 458A.15 subject to any
applicable pledges or limitations on account of tax anticipation certificates or other
specific purposes. At any time after making a tax levy under this section and certifying
it to the county auditors, the commission may issue general obligation certificates of
indebtedness in anticipation of the collection of the taxes as provided by section 412.261.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 458A.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Levy limit.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in
the charter of the city of Duluth, any ordinance thereof, or any statute applicable thereto,
limiting the amount levied in any one year for general or special purposes, the city council
of the city of Duluth shall each year levy a tax in an amount not to exceed 0.07253
percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value, by ordinance. An ordinance fixing the levy
shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval. The proceeds of the levy
shall be paid into the city treasury and deposited in the operating fund provided for in
section 458A.24, subdivision 3.

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 465.04, is amended to read:


465.04 ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS.

Cities of the second, third, or fourth class, having at any time deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end
market value of not more than $41,000,000, deleted text beginexclusive of money and credits,deleted text end as officially
equalized by the commissioner of revenue, either under home rule charter or under the
laws of this state, in addition to all other powers possessed by them, hereby are authorized
and empowered to receive and accept gifts and donations for the use and benefit of
such cities and the inhabitants thereof upon terms and conditions to be approved by the
governing bodies of such cities; and such cities are authorized to comply with and perform
such terms and conditions, which may include payment to the donor or donors of interest
on the value of the gift at not exceeding five percent per annum payable annually or
semiannually, during the remainder of the natural life or lives of such donor or donors.

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.033, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Operation area as taxing district, special tax.

All of the territory
included within the area of operation of any authority shall constitute a taxing district for
the purpose of levying and collecting special benefit taxes as provided in this subdivision.
All of the taxable property, both real and personal, within that taxing district shall be
deemed to be benefited by projects to the extent of the special taxes levied under this
subdivision. Subject to the consent by resolution of the governing body of the city in and
for which it was created, an authority may levy a tax upon all taxable property within that
taxing district. The tax shall be extended, spread, and included with and as a part of
the general taxes for state, county, and municipal purposes by the county auditor, to be
collected and enforced therewith, together with the penalty, interest, and costs. As the tax,
including any penalties, interest, and costs, is collected by the county treasurer it shall be
accumulated and kept in a separate fund to be known as the "housing and redevelopment
project fund." The money in the fund shall be turned over to the authority at the same time
and in the same manner that the tax collections for the city are turned over to the city, and
shall be expended only for the purposes of sections 469.001 to 469.047. It shall be paid
out upon vouchers signed by the chair of the authority or an authorized representative.
The amount of the levy shall be an amount approved by the governing body of the city, but
shall not exceed 0.0185 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimated new text end market value. The authority shall
each year formulate and file a budget in accordance with the budget procedure of the city
in the same manner as required of executive departments of the city or, if no budgets are
required to be filed, by August 1. The amount of the tax levy for the following year shall
be based on that budget.

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.034, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

General obligation revenue bonds.

(a) An authority may pledge the
general obligation of the general jurisdiction governmental unit as additional security for
bonds payable from income or revenues of the project or the authority. The authority
must find that the pledged revenues will equal or exceed 110 percent of the principal and
interest due on the bonds for each year. The proceeds of the bonds must be used for a
qualified housing development project or projects. The obligations must be issued and
sold in the manner and following the procedures provided by chapter 475, except the
obligations are not subject to approval by the electors, and the maturities may extend to
not more than 35 years for obligations sold to finance housing for the elderly and 40 years
for other obligations issued under this subdivision. The authority is the municipality for
purposes of chapter 475.

(b) The principal amount of the issue must be approved by the governing body of
the general jurisdiction governmental unit whose general obligation is pledged. Public
hearings must be held on issuance of the obligations by both the authority and the general
jurisdiction governmental unit. The hearings must be held at least 15 days, but not more
than 120 days, before the sale of the obligations.

(c) The maximum amount of general obligation bonds that may be issued and
outstanding under this section equals the greater of (1) one-half of one percent of the
deleted text begin taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of the general jurisdiction governmental unit whose
general obligation is pledged, or (2) $3,000,000. In the case of county or multicounty
general obligation bonds, the outstanding general obligation bonds of all cities in the
county or counties issued under this subdivision must be added in calculating the limit
under clause (1).

(d) "General jurisdiction governmental unit" means the city in which the housing
development project is located. In the case of a county or multicounty authority, the
county or counties may act as the general jurisdiction governmental unit. In the case of
a multicounty authority, the pledge of the general obligation is a pledge of a tax on the
taxable property in each of the counties.

(e) "Qualified housing development project" means a housing development project
providing housing either for the elderly or for individuals and families with incomes not
greater than 80 percent of the median family income as estimated by the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development for the standard metropolitan statistical
area or the nonmetropolitan county in which the project is located. The project must be
owned for the term of the bonds either by the authority or by a limited partnership or other
entity in which the authority or another entity under the sole control of the authority is
the sole general partner and the partnership or other entity must receive (1) an allocation
from the Department of Management and Budget or an entitlement issuer of tax-exempt
bonding authority for the project and a preliminary determination by the Minnesota
Housing Finance Agency or the applicable suballocator of tax credits that the project
will qualify for four percent low-income housing tax credits or (2) a reservation of nine
percent low-income housing tax credits from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency or a
suballocator of tax credits for the project. A qualified housing development project may
admit nonelderly individuals and families with higher incomes if:

(1) three years have passed since initial occupancy;

(2) the authority finds the project is experiencing unanticipated vacancies resulting in
insufficient revenues, because of changes in population or other unforeseen circumstances
that occurred after the initial finding of adequate revenues; and

(3) the authority finds a tax levy or payment from general assets of the general
jurisdiction governmental unit will be necessary to pay debt service on the bonds if higher
income individuals or families are not admitted.

(f) The authority may issue bonds to refund bonds issued under this subdivision in
accordance with section 475.67. The finding of the adequacy of pledged revenues required
by paragraph (a) and the public hearing required by paragraph (b) shall not apply to the
issuance of refunding bonds. This paragraph applies to refunding bonds issued on and
after July 1, 1992.

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.053, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Mandatory city levy.

A city shall, at the request of the port authority, levy
a tax in any year for the benefit of the port authority. The tax must not exceed 0.01813
percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value. The amount levied must be paid by the city
treasurer to the treasurer of the port authority, to be spent by the authority.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.053, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Seaway port authority levy.

A levy made under this subdivision shall
replace the mandatory city levy under subdivision 4. A seaway port authority is a special
taxing district under section 275.066 and may levy a tax in any year for the benefit of the
seaway port authority. The tax must not exceed 0.01813 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end
market value. The county auditor shall distribute the proceeds of the property tax levy to
the seaway port authority.

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.053, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Discretionary city levy.

Upon request of a port authority, the port
authority's city may levy a tax to be spent by and for its port authority. The tax must
enable the port authority to carry out efficiently and in the public interest sections 469.048
to 469.068 to create and develop industrial development districts. The levy must not be
more than 0.00282 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value. The county treasurer shall
pay the proceeds of the tax to the port authority treasurer. The money may be spent by
the authority in performance of its duties to create and develop industrial development
districts. In spending the money the authority must judge what best serves the public
interest. The levy in this subdivision is in addition to the levy in subdivision 4.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.107, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

City tax levy.

A city may, at the request of the authority, levy a tax in
any year for the benefit of the authority. The tax must be not more than 0.01813 percent of
deleted text begin taxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value. The amount levied must be paid by the city treasurer to
the treasurer of the authority, to be spent by the authority.

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.177, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Original net tax capacity.

(a) Upon or after adoption of a tax
increment financing plan, the auditor of any county in which the district is situated shall,
upon request of the authority, certify the original net tax capacity of the tax increment
financing district and that portion of the district overlying any subdistrict as described in
the tax increment financing plan and shall certify in each year thereafter the amount by
which the original net tax capacity has increased or decreased as a result of a change in tax
exempt status of property within the district and any subdistrict, reduction or enlargement
of the district or changes pursuant to subdivision 4. The auditor shall certify the amount
within 30 days after receipt of the request and sufficient information to identify the parcels
included in the district. The certification relates to the taxes payable year as provided in
subdivision 6.

(b) If the classification under section 273.13 of property located in a district changes
to a classification that has a different assessment ratio, the original net tax capacity of that
property must be redetermined at the time when its use is changed as if the property had
originally been classified in the same class in which it is classified after its use is changed.

(c) The amount to be added to the original net tax capacity of the district as a result
of previously tax exempt real property within the district becoming taxable equals the net
tax capacity of the real property as most recently assessed pursuant to section 273.18 or, if
that assessment was made more than one year prior to the date of title transfer rendering
the property taxable, the net tax capacity assessed by the assessor at the time of the
transfer. If improvements are made to tax exempt property after the municipality approves
the district and before the parcel becomes taxable, the assessor shall, at the request of
the authority, separately assess the estimated market value of the improvements. If the
property becomes taxable, the county auditor shall add to original net tax capacity, the net
tax capacity of the parcel, excluding the separately assessed improvements. If substantial
taxable improvements were made to a parcel after certification of the district and if the
property later becomes tax exempt, in whole or part, as a result of the authority acquiring
the property through foreclosure or exercise of remedies under a lease or other revenue
agreement or as a result of tax forfeiture, the amount to be added to the original net tax
capacity of the district as a result of the property again becoming taxable is the amount
of the parcel's value that was included in original net tax capacity when the parcel was
first certified. The amount to be added to the original net tax capacity of the district as a
result of enlargements equals the net tax capacity of the added real property as most
recently certified by the commissioner of revenue as of the date of modification of the tax
increment financing plan pursuant to section 469.175, subdivision 4.

(d) If the net tax capacity of a property increases because the property no longer
qualifies under the Minnesota Agricultural Property Tax Law, section 273.111; the
Minnesota Open Space Property Tax Law, section 273.112; or the Metropolitan
Agricultural Preserves Act, chapter 473H, or because platted, unimproved property is
improved or market value is increased after approval of the plat under section 273.11,
subdivision deleted text begin14deleted text end
deleted text begin,deleted text end 14adeleted text begin,deleted text end or 14b, the increase in net tax capacity must be added to the original
net tax capacity.new text begin If the net tax capacity of a property increases because the property
no longer qualifies for the homestead market value exclusion under section 273.13,
subdivision 35, the increase in net tax capacity must be added to the original net tax
capacity if the original construction of the affected home was completed before the date
the assessor certified the original net tax capacity of the district.
new text end

(e) The amount to be subtracted from the original net tax capacity of the district as a
result of previously taxable real property within the district becoming tax exemptnew text begin or
qualifying in whole or part for an exclusion from taxable market value
new text end, or a reduction in
the geographic area of the district, shall be the amount of original net tax capacity initially
attributed to the property becoming tax exemptnew text begin, being excluded from taxable market
value,
new text end or being removed from the district. If the net tax capacity of property located within
the tax increment financing district is reduced by reason of a court-ordered abatement,
stipulation agreement, voluntary abatement made by the assessor or auditor or by order
of the commissioner of revenue, the reduction shall be applied to the original net tax
capacity of the district when the property upon which the abatement is made has not been
improved since the date of certification of the district and to the captured net tax capacity
of the district in each year thereafter when the abatement relates to improvements made
after the date of certification. The county auditor may specify reasonable form and content
of the request for certification of the authority and any modification thereof pursuant to
section 469.175, subdivision 4.

(f) If a parcel of property contained a substandard building or improvements
described in section 469.174, subdivision 10, paragraph (e), that were demolished or
removed and if the authority elects to treat the parcel as occupied by a substandard
building under section 469.174, subdivision 10, paragraph (b), or by improvements under
section 469.174, subdivision 10, paragraph (e), the auditor shall certify the original net tax
capacity of the parcel using the greater of (1) the current net tax capacity of the parcel, or
(2) the estimated market value of the parcel for the year in which the building or other
improvements were demolished or removed, but applying the class rates for the current
year.

(g) For a redevelopment district qualifying under section 469.174, subdivision 10,
paragraph (a), clause (4), as a qualified disaster area, the auditor shall certify the value of
the land as the original tax capacity for any parcel in the district that contains a building
that suffered substantial damage as a result of the disaster or emergency.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all districts, regardless of when the request for certification was made, and
to computation of increment beginning with taxes payable in 2013, provided that the
adjustments to original tax capacity required by this section apply only to exclusions
that reduced taxable market value beginning with taxes payable in 2012 or thereafter,
regardless of when the law authorizing the exclusions became effective.
new text end

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.180, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Tax levies.

Notwithstanding any law, the county board of any county may
appropriate from the general revenue fund a sum not to exceed a county levy of 0.00080
percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value to carry out the purposes of this section.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.187, is amended to read:


469.187 FIRST CLASS CITY SPENDING FOR PUBLICITY; PUBLICITY
BOARD.

Any city of the first class may expend money for city publicity purposes. The city
may levy a tax, not exceeding 0.00080 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value. The
proceeds of the levy shall be expended in the manner and for the city publicity purposes
the council directs. The council may establish and provide for a publicity board or bureau
to administer the fund, subject to the conditions and limitations the council prescribes
by ordinance.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.206, is amended to read:


469.206 HAZARDOUS PROPERTY PENALTY.

A city may assess a penalty up to one percent of thenew text begin estimatednew text end market value of
real property, including any building located within the city that the city determines to
be hazardous as defined in section 463.15, subdivision 3. The city shall send a written
notice to the address to which the property tax statement is sent at least 90 days before it
may assess the penalty. If the owner of the property has not paid the penalty or fixed the
property within 90 days after receiving notice of the penalty, the penalty is considered
delinquent and is increased by 25 percent each 60 days the penalty is not paid and the
property remains hazardous. For the purposes of this section, a penalty that is delinquent
is considered a delinquent property tax and subject to chapters 279, 280, and 281, in the
same manner as delinquent property taxes.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 471.24, is amended to read:


471.24 TOWNS, STATUTORY CITIES; JOINT MAINTENANCE OF
CEMETERY.

Where a statutory city or town owns and maintains an established cemetery or burial
ground, either within or without the municipal limits, the statutory city or town may, by
mutual agreement with contiguous statutory cities and towns, each having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end
market value of not less than $2,000,000, join together in the maintenance of such public
cemetery or burial ground for the use of the inhabitants of each of such municipalities; and
each such municipality is hereby authorized, by action of its council or governing body,
to levy a tax or make an appropriation for the annual support and maintenance of such
cemetery or burial ground; provided, the amount thus appropriated by each municipality
shall not exceed a total of $10,000 in any one year.

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 471.571, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application.

This section applies to each city in which the net tax
capacity of real and personal property consists in part of iron ore or lands containing
taconite or semitaconite and in which the total deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of real
and personal property exceeds $2,500,000.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 471.571, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Creation of fund, tax levy.

The governing body of the city may create a
permanent improvement and replacement fund to be maintained by an annual tax levy.
The governing body may levy a tax in excess of any charter limitation for the support of
the permanent improvement and replacement fund, but not exceeding the following:

(a) in cities having a population of not more than 500 inhabitants, the lesser of $20
per capita or 0.08059 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value;

(b) in cities having a population of more than 500 and less than deleted text begin2500deleted text endnew text begin 2,500new text end, the
greater of $12.50 per capita or $10,000 but not exceeding 0.08059 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value;

(c) in cities having a population of deleted text beginmore than 2500deleted text endnew text begin 2,500 or morenew text end inhabitants,
the greater of $10 per capita or $31,500 but not exceeding 0.08059 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin
estimated
new text end market value.

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 471.73, is amended to read:


471.73 ACCEPTANCE OF PROVISIONS.

In the case of any city within the class specified in new text beginsection new text end471.72 having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an
estimated
new text end market valuedeleted text begin, as defined in section 471.72,deleted text end in excess of $37,000,000; and in the
case of any statutory city within such class having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end market valuedeleted text begin, as defined
in section 471.72,
deleted text end of less than $5,000,000; and in the case of any statutory city within such
class which is governed by Laws 1933, chapter 211, or Laws 1937, chapter 356; and in
the case of any statutory city within such class which is governed by Laws 1929, chapter
208, and has deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end market value of less than $83,000,000; and in the case of
any school district within such class having deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an estimatednew text end market valuedeleted text begin, as defined in
section 471.72,
deleted text end of more than $54,000,000; and in the case of all towns within said class;
sections 471.71 to 471.83 apply only if the governing body of the city or statutory city, the
board of the school district, or the town board of the town shall have adopted a resolution
determining to issue bonds under the provisions of sections 471.71 to 471.83 or to go
upon a cash basis in accordance with the provisions thereof.

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.325, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Chapter 475 applies; exceptions.

The Metropolitan Council shall sell and
issue the bonds in the manner provided in chapter 475, and shall have the same powers
and duties as a municipality issuing bonds under that law, except that the approval of a
majority of the electors shall not be required and the net debt limitations shall not apply.
The terms of each series of bonds shall be fixed so that the amount of principal and interest
on all outstanding and undischarged bonds, together with the bonds proposed to be issued,
due in any year shall not exceed 0.01209 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of all taxable
property in the metropolitan area as last finally equalized prior to a proposed issue. The
bonds shall be secured in accordance with section 475.61, subdivision 1, and any taxes
required for their payment shall be levied by the council, shall not affect the amount or rate
of taxes which may be levied by the council for other purposes, shall be spread against all
taxable property in the metropolitan area and shall not be subject to limitation as to rate or
amount. Any taxes certified by the council to the county auditors for collection shall be
reduced by the amount received by the council from the commissioner of management and
budget or the federal government for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on
bonds to which the levy relates. The council shall certify the fact and amount of all money
so received to the county auditors, and the auditors shall reduce the levies previously made
for the bonds in the manner and to the extent provided in section 475.61, subdivision 3.

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.629, is amended to read:


473.629 VALUE OF PROPERTY FOR BOND ISSUES BY SCHOOL
DISTRICTS.

As to any lands deleted text beginto bedeleted text end detached from any school district under deleted text beginthe provisions hereofdeleted text endnew text begin
section 473.625
new text end, notwithstanding deleted text beginsuch prospectivedeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end detachment, the new text beginestimated market
new text endvalue of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin the detachednew text end lands and deleted text beginthe net tax capacity ofdeleted text end taxable properties deleted text beginnowdeleted text end located
deleted text begin therein or thereon shall be anddeleted text endnew text begin on the lands on the date of the detachmentnew text end constitute
deleted text begin from and after the date of the enactment hereofdeleted text end a part of the new text beginestimated market new text endvalue of
properties deleted text beginupon the basis of which suchdeleted text endnew text begin used to calculate the net debt limit of thenew text end school
district deleted text beginmay issue its bonds,deleted text endnew text begin.new text end The value of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end lands deleted text beginfor such purpose to bedeleted text end new text beginand other
taxable properties for purposes of the school district's net debt limit are
new text end33-1/3 percent of
the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value thereof as determined and certified by deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end assessor to deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin
the
new text end school district, and deleted text beginit shall be the duty of suchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end assessor annually on or before the
tenth day of October deleted text beginfrom and after the passage hereof, to sodeleted text endnew text begin of each year, shallnew text end determine
and certifynew text begin that valuenew text end; provided, however, that the value of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end detached lands and
deleted text begin suchdeleted text end taxable properties shall never exceed 20 percent of the new text beginestimated market new text endvalue of
all properties deleted text beginconstituting and making up the basis aforesaiddeleted text endnew text begin used to calculate the net
debt limit of the school district
new text end.

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.661, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Levy limit.

In any budget certified by the commissioners under this
section, the amount included for operation and maintenance shall not exceed an amount
which, when extended against the property taxable therefor under section 473.621,
subdivision 5
, will require a levy at a rate of 0.00806 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value.
Taxes levied by the corporation shall not affect the amount or rate of taxes which may
be levied by any other local government unit within the metropolitan area under the
provisions of any charter.

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.667, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Additional taxes.

Nothing herein shall prevent the commission from
levying a tax not to exceed 0.00121 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value on taxable property
within its taxing jurisdiction, in addition to any levies found necessary for the debt
service fund authorized by section 473.671. Nothing herein shall prevent the levy and
appropriation for purposes of the commission of any other tax on property or on any
income, transaction, or privilege, when and if authorized by law. All collections of any
taxes so levied shall be included in the revenues appropriated for the purposes referred
to in this section, unless otherwise provided in the law authorizing the levies; but no
covenant as to the continuance or as to the rate and amount of any such levy shall be made
with the holders of the commission's bonds unless specifically authorized by law.

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.671, is amended to read:


473.671 LIMIT OF TAX LEVY.

The taxes levied against the property of the metropolitan area in any one year shall
not exceed 0.00806 percent of deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value, exclusive of taxes levied
to pay the principal or interest on any bonds or indebtedness of the city issued under
Laws 1943, chapter 500, and exclusive of any taxes levied to pay the share of the city for
payments on bonded indebtedness of the corporation provided for in Laws 1943, chapter
500. The levy of taxes authorized in Laws 1943, chapter 500, shall be in addition to the
maximum rate allowed to be levied to defray the cost of government under the provisions
of the charter of any city affected by Laws 1943, chapter 500.

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473.711, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Tax levy.

(a) The commission may levy a tax on all taxable property in
the district as defined in section 473.702 to provide funds for the purposes of sections
473.701 to 473.716. The tax shall not exceed the property tax levy limitation determined
in this subdivision. A participating county may agree to levy an additional tax to be used
by the commission for the purposes of sections 473.701 to 473.716 but the sum of the
county's and commission's taxes may not exceed the county's proportionate share of
the property tax levy limitation determined under this subdivision based on the ratio of
its total net tax capacity to the total net tax capacity of the entire district as adjusted by
section 270.12, subdivision 3. The auditor of each county in the district shall add the
amount of the levy made by the district to other taxes of the county for collection by
the county treasurer with other taxes. When collected, the county treasurer shall make
settlement of the tax with the district in the same manner as other taxes are distributed
to political subdivisions. No county shall levy any tax for mosquito, disease vectoring
tick, and black gnat (Simuliidae) control except under this section. The levy shall be in
addition to other taxes authorized by law.

(b) The property tax levied by the Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission shall
not exceed the product of (i) the commission's property tax levy limitation for the previous
year determined under this subdivision multiplied by (ii) an index for market valuation
changes equal to the total new text beginestimated new text endmarket deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin valuenew text end of all taxable property for the
current tax payable year located within the district plus any area that has been added to the
district since the previous year, divided by the total new text beginestimated new text endmarket deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin valuenew text end of all
taxable property located within the district for the previous taxes payable year.

deleted text begin (c) For the purpose of determining the commission's property tax levy limitation
under this subdivision, "total market valuation" means the total market valuation of all
taxable property within the district without valuation adjustments for fiscal disparities
(chapter 473F), tax increment financing (sections 469.174 to 469.179), and high voltage
transmission lines (section 273.425).
deleted text end

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473F.02, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

new text beginAdjusted new text endmarket value.

"new text beginAdjusted new text endmarket value" of real and personal
property within a municipality means the deleted text beginassessor's estimateddeleted text endnew text begin taxablenew text end market valuenew text begin,
as defined in section 272.03,
new text end of all real and personal property, including the value of
manufactured housing, within the municipalitynew text begin, adjusted for sales ratios in a manner
similar to the adjustments made to city and town net tax capacities
new text enddeleted text begin. For purposes
of sections 473F.01 to 473F.13, the commissioner of revenue shall annually make
determinations and reports with respect to each municipality which are comparable to
those it makes for school districts
deleted text end under section 127A.48, subdivisions 1 to 6deleted text begin, in the same
manner and at the same times as are prescribed by the subdivisions. The commissioner
of revenue shall annually determine, for each municipality, information comparable to
that required by section 475.53, subdivision 4, for school districts, as soon as practicable
after it becomes available. The commissioner of revenue shall then compute the equalized
market value of property within each municipality using the aggregate sales ratios from
the Department of Revenue's sales ratio study
deleted text end.

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473F.02, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Fiscal capacity.

"Fiscal capacity" of a municipality means its deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text endnew text begin
adjusted market value
new text end, determined as of January 2 of any year, divided by its population,
determined as of a date in the same year.

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473F.02, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Average fiscal capacity.

"Average fiscal capacity" of municipalities
means the sum of the deleted text beginvaluationsdeleted text endnew text begin adjusted market valuesnew text end of all municipalities, determined
as of January 2 of any year, divided by the sum of their populations, determined as of
a date in the same year.

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 473F.02, subdivision 23, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Net tax capacity.

"Net tax capacity" means the new text begintaxable new text endmarket value of
real and personal property multiplied by its net tax capacity rates in section 273.13.

Sec. 96.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.521, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Limitations on amount.

A municipality may not issue bonds under this
section if the maximum amount of principal and interest to become due in any year on
all the outstanding bonds issued under this section, including the bonds to be issued,
will equal or exceed 0.16 percent of the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of property
in the municipality. Calculation of the limit must be made using the deleted text begintaxabledeleted text endnew text begin estimatednew text end
market value for the taxes payable year in which the obligations are issued and sold. In
the case of a municipality with a population of 2,500 or more, the bonds are subject to
the net debt limits under section 475.53. In the case of a shared facility in which more
than one municipality participates, upon compliance by each participating municipality
with the requirements of subdivision 2, the limitations in this subdivision and the net debt
represented by the bonds shall be allocated to each participating municipality in proportion
to its required financial contribution to the financing of the shared facility, as set forth in
the joint powers agreement relating to the shared facility. This section does not limit the
authority to issue bonds under any other special or general law.

Sec. 97.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.53, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

Except as otherwise provided in sections 475.51 to
475.74, no municipality, except a school district or a city of the first class, shall incur or be
subject to a net debt in excess of three percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of taxable
property in the municipality.

Sec. 98.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.53, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Cities first class.

Unless its charter permits a greater net debt a city of
the first class may not incur a net debt in excess of two percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket
value of all taxable property therein. If the charter of the city permits a net debt of the city
in excess of two percent of its valuation, it may not incur a net debt in excess of 3-2/3
percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the taxable property therein.

The county auditor, at the time of preparing the tax list of the city, shall compile a
statement setting forth the total net tax capacity and the totalnew text begin estimatednew text end market value of
each class of taxable property in such city for such year.

Sec. 99.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.53, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

School districts.

Except as otherwise provided by law, no school district
shall be subject to a net debt in excess of 15 percent of the deleted text beginactualdeleted text endnew text begin estimated new text end market value
of all taxable property situated within its corporate limits, as computed in accordance with
this subdivision. The county auditor of each county containing taxable real or personal
property situated within any school district shall certify to the district upon request the
new text begin estimated new text endmarket value of all such property. Whenever the commissioner of revenue, in
accordance with section 127A.48, subdivisions 1 to 6, has determined that the deleted text beginnet tax
capacity of any district furnished by county auditors is not based upon the
deleted text end new text beginadjusted new text endmarket
value of taxable property in the districtnew text begin exceeds the estimated market value of property
within the district
new text end, the commissioner of revenue shall certify to the district upon request
the ratio most recently ascertained to exist between deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin the estimated market new text end value and
the deleted text beginactualdeleted text endnew text begin adjustednew text end market value of property within the districtdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, andnew text end the deleted text beginactual market
value of property within a district, on which its
deleted text end debt limit under this subdivision deleted text beginisdeleted text endnew text begin will
be
new text end baseddeleted text begin, is (a) the value certified by the county auditors, or (b) thisdeleted text endnew text begin on the estimated
market
new text end value divided by the ratio certified by the commissioner of revenuedeleted text begin, whichever
results in a higher value
deleted text end.

Sec. 100.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.53, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Certain independent school districts.

No independent school district
located wholly or partly within a city of the first class shall issue obligations with a term
of more than two years, whenever the aggregate of the outstanding obligations of the
district equals or exceeds 0.7 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the taxable property
within the school district.

Sec. 101.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.58, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Funding, refunding.

Any county, city, town, or school district whose
outstanding gross debt, including all items referred to in section 475.51, subdivision
4
, exceed in amount 1.62 percent of its new text beginestimated new text endmarket value may issue bonds under
this subdivision for the purpose of funding or refunding such indebtedness or any part
thereof. A list of the items of indebtedness to be funded or refunded shall be made by the
recording officer and treasurer and filed in the office of the recording officer. The initial
resolution of the governing body shall refer to this subdivision as authority for the issue,
state the amount of bonds to be issued and refer to the list of indebtedness to be funded or
refunded. This resolution shall be published once each week for two successive weeks
in a legal newspaper published in the municipality or if there be no such newspaper, in
a legal newspaper published in the county seat. Such bonds may be issued without the
submission of the question of their issue to the electors unless within ten days after the
second publication of the resolution a petition requesting such election signed by ten or
more voters who are taxpayers of the municipality, shall be filed with the recording officer.
In event such petition is filed, no bonds shall be issued hereunder unless authorized by a
majority of the electors voting on the question.

Sec. 102.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 475.73, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

May purchase these bonds; conditions.

Obligations sold under the
provisions of section 475.60 may be purchased by the State Board of Investment if the
obligations meet the requirements of section 11A.24, subdivision 2, upon the approval of
the attorney general as to form and execution of the application therefor, and under rules
as the board may specify, and the state board shall have authority to purchase the same
to an amount not exceeding 3.63 percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of the taxable
property of the municipality, according to the last preceding assessment. The obligations
shall not run for a shorter period than one year, nor for a longer period than 30 years and
shall bear interest at a rate to be fixed by the state board but not less than two percent per
annum. Forthwith upon the delivery to the state of Minnesota of any obligations issued by
virtue thereof, the commissioner of management and budget shall certify to the respective
auditors of the various counties wherein are situated the municipalities issuing the same,
the number, denomination, amount, rate of interest and date of maturity of each obligation.

Sec. 103.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 477A.011, subdivision 20,
is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

City net tax capacity.

"City net tax capacity" means deleted text begin(1) the net tax
capacity computed using the net tax capacity rates in section 273.13 for taxes payable
in the year of the aid distribution, and the market values, after the exclusion in section
273.13, subdivision 35, for taxes payable in the year prior to the aid distribution plus (2)
a city's fiscal disparities distribution tax capacity under section 276A.06, subdivision 2,
paragraph (b), or 473F.08, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), for taxes payable in the year prior
to that for which aids are being calculated. The market value utilized in computing city
net tax capacity shall be reduced by the sum of (1) a city's market value of commercial
industrial property as defined in section 276A.01, subdivision 3, or 473F.02, subdivision 3,
multiplied by the ratio determined pursuant to section 276A.06, subdivision 2, paragraph
(a), or 473F.08, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), (2) the market value of the captured value
of tax increment financing districts as defined in section 469.177, subdivision 2, and (3)
the market value of transmission lines deducted from a city's total net tax capacity under
section 273.425. The city net tax capacity will be computed using equalized market values
deleted text endnew text begin
the city's adjusted net tax capacity under section 273.1325
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 104.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 477A.0124, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given them.

(b) "County program aid" means the sum of "county need aid," "county tax base
equalization aid," and "county transition aid."

(c) "Age-adjusted population" means a county's population multiplied by the county
age index.

(d) "County age index" means the percentage of the population over age 65 within
the county divided by the percentage of the population over age 65 within the state, except
that the age index for any county may not be greater than 1.8 nor less than 0.8.

(e) "Population over age 65" means the population over age 65 established as of
July 15 in an aid calculation year by the most recent federal census, by a special census
conducted under contract with the United States Bureau of the Census, by a population
estimate made by the Metropolitan Council, or by a population estimate of the state
demographer made pursuant to section 4A.02, whichever is the most recent as to the stated
date of the count or estimate for the preceding calendar year and which has been certified
to the commissioner of revenue on or before July 15 of the aid calculation year. A revision
to an estimate or count is effective for these purposes only if certified to the commissioner
on or before July 15 of the aid calculation year. Clerical errors in the certification or use of
estimates and counts established as of July 15 in the aid calculation year are subject to
correction within the time periods allowed under section 477A.014.

(f) "Part I crimes" means the three-year average annual number of Part I crimes
reported for each county by the Department of Public Safety for the most recent years
available. By July 1 of each year, the commissioner of public safety shall certify to the
commissioner of revenue the number of Part I crimes reported for each county for the
three most recent calendar years available.

(g) "Households receiving food stamps" means the average monthly number of
households receiving food stamps for the three most recent years for which data is
available. By July 1 of each year, the commissioner of human services must certify to the
commissioner of revenue the average monthly number of households in the state and in
each county that receive food stamps, for the three most recent calendar years available.

(h) "County net tax capacity" means the deleted text beginnet tax capacity of the county, computed
analogously to city net tax capacity under section 477A.011, subdivision 20
deleted text endnew text begin county's
adjusted net tax capacity under section 273.1325
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 105.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 641.23, is amended to read:


641.23 FUNDS; HOW PROVIDED.

Before any contract is made for the erection of a county jail, sheriff's residence, or
both, the county board shall either levy a sufficient tax to provide the necessary funds, or
issue county bonds therefor in accordance with the provisions of chapter 475, provided
that no election is required if the amount of all bonds issued for this purpose and interest
on them which are due and payable in any year does not exceed an amount equal to
0.09671 percent of new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of taxable property within the county, as last
determined before the bonds are issued.

Sec. 106.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 641.24, is amended to read:


641.24 LEASING.

The county may, by resolution of the county board, enter into a lease agreement with
any statutory or home rule charter city situated within the county, or a county housing and
redevelopment authority established pursuant to chapter 469 or any special law whereby
the city or county housing and redevelopment authority will construct a jail or other law
enforcement facilities for the county sheriff, deputy sheriffs, and other employees of the
sheriff and other law enforcement agencies, in accordance with plans prepared by or at
the request of the county board and, when required, approved by the commissioner of
corrections and will finance it by the issuance of revenue bonds, and the county may lease
the site and improvements for a term and upon rentals sufficient to produce revenue for the
prompt payment of the bonds and all interest accruing thereon and, upon completion of
payment, will acquire title thereto. The real and personal property acquired for the jail
shall constitute a project and the lease agreement shall constitute a revenue agreement
as contemplated in chapter 469, and all proceedings shall be taken by the city or county
housing and redevelopment authority and the county in the manner and with the force and
effect provided in chapter 469; provided that:

(1) no tax shall be imposed upon or in lieu of a tax upon the property;

(2) the approval of the project by the commissioner of commerce shall not be
required;

(3) the Department of Corrections shall be furnished and shall record such
information concerning each project as it may prescribe;

(4) the rentals required to be paid under the lease agreement shall not exceed in any
year one-tenth of one percent of the new text beginestimated new text endmarket value of property within the county,
as last finally equalized before the execution of the agreement;

(5) the county board shall provide for the payment of all rentals due during the term
of the lease, in the manner required in section 641.264, subdivision 2;

(6) no mortgage on the property shall be granted for the security of the bonds, but
compliance with clause (5) hereof may be enforced as a nondiscretionary duty of the
county board; and

(7) the county board may sublease any part of the jail property for purposes consistent
with the maintenance and operation of a county jail or other law enforcement facility.

Sec. 107.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 645.44, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Estimated market value. new text end

new text begin When used in determining or calculating a
limit on taxation, spending, state aid amounts, or debt, bond, certificate of indebtedness, or
capital note issuance by or for a local government unit, "estimated market value" has the
meaning given in section 273.032.
new text end

Sec. 108. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall recodify Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.48,
subdivisions 1 to 6, as section 273.1325, subdivisions 1 to 6, and change all
cross-references to the affected subdivisions accordingly.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 109. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 273.11, subdivision 1a; 276A.01, subdivision
11; 276A.06, subdivision 10; 473F.02, subdivision 13; 473F.08, subdivision 10; and
477A.011, subdivision 21,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 110. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Unless otherwise specifically provided, this act is effective the day following final
enactment for purposes of limits on net debt, the issuance of bonds, certificates of
indebtedness, and capital notes and is effective beginning for taxes payable in 2013 for
all other purposes.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1. new text beginGENERAL FUND SAVINGS AND BUDGET RESERVE TRANSFER.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of management and budget must reduce general fund
appropriations to executive agencies, including constitutional offices, for agency
operations for the biennium ending June 30, 2013, by an amount calculated in paragraph
(b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The reduction in appropriations under paragraph (a) must come from all
funds savings provided by the reforms, efficiencies, and cost-saving measures through
implementation of the data analytics master contract program administered by the
Department of Administration entered into in fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013.
new text end

new text begin (c) On November 15, 2012, the commissioner of management and budget shall
certify the amount of general fund savings resulting from state government appropriation
reductions under paragraph (a), and, in the event that the savings amount does not generate
$99,900,000, shall cancel the difference between the state government reduction general
fund savings and $99,900,000 in the budget reserve account in Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.152, to the general fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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Sec. 2. new text beginSPECIAL RECOVERY FUND; CANCELLATION.
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new text begin $4,300,000 of the balance in the Revenue Department service and recovery special
revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 270C.15, is transferred in fiscal year
2012 to the general fund.
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new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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