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HF 19

as introduced - 92nd Legislature, 2021 1st Special Session (2021 - 2021) Posted on 06/14/2021 11:24am

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

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Introduction Posted on 06/14/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; payment in lieu of taxes; adding parcels and modifying payment
for Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 477A.17.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 477A.17, is amended to read:


477A.17 LAKE VERMILION-SOUDAN UNDERGROUND MINE STATE PARK;
ANNUAL PAYMENTS.

(a) new text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (b), new text endin lieu of the payment amount provided under
section 477A.12, subdivision 1, clause (1), the county shall receive an annual payment for
state-owned land within the boundary of Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State
Park, established in section 85.012, subdivision 38a, equal to 1.5 percent of the appraised
value of the state-owned land.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end For the purposes of this deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end, the appraised value of the land acquired for
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park for the first five years after acquisition
shall be the purchase price of the land, plus the value of any portion of the land that is
acquired by donation. Thereafter, the appraised value of the state-owned land shall be as
determined under section 477A.12, subdivision 3, except that the appraised value of the
state-owned land within the park shall not be reduced below the 2010 appraised value of
the land.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end The annual payments under this deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end shall be distributed to the taxing
jurisdictions containing the property as follows: one-third to the school districts; one-third
to the town; and one-third to the county. The payment to school districts is not a county
apportionment under section 127A.34 and is not subject to aid recapture. Each of those
taxing jurisdictions may use the payments for their general purposes.

new text begin (b) Beginning with aids payable in 2022, for land within the boundary of Lake
Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park designated as the Granelda Unit under
section 85.012, subdivision 38a, the county shall receive an annual payment equal to 1.5
percent of the appraised value of all parcels comprising the Granelda Unit as determined
for assessment year 2021. In each subsequent year, the county shall receive an annual
payment equal to 1.5 percent of the appraised value of all parcels comprising the Granelda
Unit for the most recent assessment year except that the appraised value of the parcels shall
not be reduced below the assessment year 2021 appraised value of the parcels.
new text end

new text begin The annual payments under this paragraph shall be distributed to the taxing jurisdictions
containing the property as follows: one-third to the school districts; one-third to the town;
and one-third to the county, except that the annual payment distributed to the county on
behalf of unorganized Township 63, Range 17, shall be transferred by the county to the
governing body of the public safety facility located in Section 32 in Township 63, Range
17, to be used for ongoing operations and maintenance of the facility. The payment to school
districts is not a county apportionment under section 127A.34 and is not subject to aid
recapture. Unless otherwise noted, each of those taxing jurisdictions may use the payments
for their general purposes.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endExcept as provided in this section, the payments shall be made as provided in
sections 477A.11 to 477A.13.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective beginning with aids payable in 2022.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginADDITION TO STATE PARK.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 38a.] Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, St.
Louis County.
The following areas are added to Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground
Mine State Park, St. Louis County, and are designated as the Granelda Unit:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lot 3 of Section 28 and Lot 5 of Section 29 in Township 63 North of Range 17, all
West of the 4th Principal Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey
thereof;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter, the Southeast
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, and Lots
numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Section 29 in Township 63 North of Range 17, all West of the
4th Principal Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey thereof;
new text end

new text begin (3) Lots 1 and 2 of Section 32 in Township 63 North of Range 17, all West of the 4th
Principal Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey thereof; and
new text end

new text begin (4) Lot 4 of Section 23 in Township 63 North of Range 18, all West of the 4th Principal
Meridian, according to the United States Government Survey thereof.
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