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HF 1247

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/15/2017 12:59pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/15/2017

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; local government aid; providing for modifications to payments
in lieu of taxes for natural resource land; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 477A.12, subdivision 1; Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 5, article
3, section 86.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 477A.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Types of land; payments.

The following amounts are annually
appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources from the general fund for transfer to
the commissioner of revenue. The commissioner of revenue shall pay the transferred funds
to counties as required by sections 477A.11 to 477A.14. The amounts, based on the acreage
as of July 1 of each year prior to the payment year, are:

(1) $5.133 multiplied by the total number of acres of acquired natural resources land or,
at the county's option three-fourths of one percent of the appraised value of all acquired
natural resources land in the county, whichever is greater;

(2) $5.133, multiplied by the total number of acres of transportation wetland or, at the
county's option, three-fourths of one percent of the appraised value of all transportation
wetland in the county, whichever is greater;

(3) $5.133, multiplied by the total number of acres of wildlife management land, or, at
the county's option, three-fourths of one percent of the appraised value of all wildlife
management land in the county, whichever is greater;

(4) 50 percent of the dollar amount as determined under clause (1), multiplied by the
number of acres of military refuge land in the county;

(5) deleted text begin$1.50deleted text endnew text begin $2new text end, multiplied by the number of acres of county-administered other natural
resources land in the county;

(6) $5.133, multiplied by the total number of acres of land utilization project land in the
county;

(7) deleted text begin$1.50deleted text endnew text begin $2new text end, multiplied by the number of acres of commissioner-administered other
natural resources land in the county; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(8) without regard to acreage, and notwithstanding the rules adopted under section
84A.55, $300,000 for local assessments under section 84A.55, subdivision 9, that shall be
divided and distributed to the counties containing state-owned lands within a conservation
area in proportion to each county's percentage of the total annual ditch assessmentsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (9) $300,000, for aids payable in calendar year 2017 through 2027, shall be divided and
distributed to the counties containing state-owned lands within a conservation area in
proportion to each county's percentage of the total amount of unpaid property tax on parcels
of state-owned lands within a conservation area prior to their conversion. The payments
made to counties under this clause shall be considered the final payment for this purpose.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for aids payable in calendar year 2017
and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 5, article 3, section 86, is amended to
read:


Sec. 86. RED RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BOARD; PAYMENT IN
LIEU OF TAXES.

(a) The Red River watershed management board may spend money from its general
fund to compensate counties and townships for lost tax revenue from land that becomes tax
exempt after it is acquired by the board or a member watershed district for flood damage
reduction project. The amount that may be paid under this section to a county or township
must not exceed the tax that was payable to that taxing jurisdiction on the land in the last
taxes payable year before the land became exempt due to the acquisition, not to exceed deleted text begin$4deleted text endnew text begin
$5.133
new text end per acre, multiplied by 20. This total amount may be paid in one payment, or in
equal annual installments over a period that does not exceed 20 years. A member watershed
district of the Red River management board may spend money from its construction fund
for the purposes described in this section.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "Red River watershed management board" refers
to the board established by Laws 1976, chapter 162, section 1, as amended by Laws 1982,
chapter 474, section 1, Laws 1983, chapter 338, section 1, Laws 1989 First Special Session
chapter 1, article 5, section 45, Laws 1991, chapter 167, section 1, and Laws 1998, chapter
389, article 3, section 29.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for aids payable in calendar year 2017
and thereafter.
new text end