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HF 447

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 04:05pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 01/28/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; expanding the exemption for firefighting
equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.70, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.70, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sales of certain goods and services to government.

(a) The following sales
to or use by the specified governments and political subdivisions of the state are exempt:

(1) repair and replacement parts for emergency rescue vehicles, fire trucks, and fire
apparatus new text begin(i) new text endto a political subdivisionnew text begin, or (ii) if purchased by the commissioner of public
safety on behalf of one or more political subdivisions with funds from the fire safety account,
as authorized under section 299F.012, subdivision 1
new text end;

(2) machinery and equipment, except for motor vehicles, used directly for mixed
municipal solid waste management services at a solid waste disposal facility as defined in
section 115A.03, subdivision 10;

(3) chore and homemaking services to a political subdivision of the state to be provided
to elderly or disabled individuals;

(4) telephone services to the Office of MN.IT Services that are used to provide
telecommunications services through the MN.IT services revolving fund;

(5) firefighter personal protective equipment as defined in paragraph (b), if new text begin(i) new text endpurchased
or authorized by and for the use of an organized fire department, fire protection district, or
fire company regularly charged with the responsibility of providing fire protection to the
state or a political subdivisionnew text begin, or (ii) purchased by the commissioner of public safety with
funds from the fire safety account, as authorized under section 299F.012, subdivision 1
new text end;

(6) bullet-resistant body armor that provides the wearer with ballistic and trauma
protection, if purchased by a law enforcement agency of the state or a political subdivision
of the state, or a licensed peace officer, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1;

(7) motor vehicles purchased or leased by political subdivisions of the state if the vehicles
are exempt from registration under section 168.012, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), exempt
from taxation under section 473.448, or exempt from the motor vehicle sales tax under
section 297B.03, clause (12);

(8) equipment designed to process, dewater, and recycle biosolids for wastewater
treatment facilities of political subdivisions, and materials incidental to installation of that
equipment;

(9) the removal of trees, bushes, or shrubs for the construction and maintenance of roads,
trails, or firebreaks when purchased by an agency of the state or a political subdivision of
the state;

(10) purchases by the Metropolitan Council or the Department of Transportation of
vehicles and repair parts to equip operations provided for in section 174.90, including, but
not limited to, the Northstar Corridor Rail project; and

(11) purchases of water used directly in providing public safety services by an organized
fire department, fire protection district, or fire company regularly charged with the
responsibility of providing fire protection to the state or a political subdivision.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "firefighters personal protective equipment" means
helmets, including face shields, chin straps, and neck liners; bunker coats and pants, including
pant suspenders; boots; gloves; head covers or hoods; wildfire jackets; protective coveralls;
goggles; self-contained breathing apparatus; canister filter masks; personal alert safety
systems; spanner belts; optical or thermal imaging search devices; and all safety equipment
required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

(c) For purchases of items listed in paragraph (a), clause (10), 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June
30, 2019.
new text end