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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 278-H.F.No. 106 
           An act relating to towns; providing for money from 
          town road account to be distributed to towns by March 
          1, annually; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 
          162.081, subdivisions 3 and 4. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 162.081, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [APPORTIONMENT.] Upon determining the amount of 
money to be apportioned to each county under section 162.07, the 
commissioner shall also determine the amounts in the town road 
account to be apportioned under subdivision 2.  The 
apportionment under subdivision 2 must be included in the 
statement sent to the commissioner of finance and the county 
auditor and county engineer of each county under section 162.08, 
subdivision 2.  The amounts so apportioned and allocated to each 
county from the town road account must be paid by the state to 
the treasurer of each county at the same time that payments are 
made under section 162.08, subdivision 2, provided that the 
amounts must be paid in a sufficient time to allow the county to 
distribute the amounts to each town by March 1, annually. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 162.081, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PURPOSES.] Money apportioned to a county from 
the town road account must be distributed to the treasurer of 
each town within the county, according to a distribution formula 
adopted by the county board.  The formula must take into account 
each town's levy for road and bridge purposes, its population 
and town road mileage, and other factors the county board deems 
advisable in the interests of achieving equity among the towns.  
Distribution of town road funds to the each town treasurer of 
the towns must be made at the same time as the first payment is 
made for tax payments received by the county treasurer as 
provided in section 276.11 by March 1, annually, or within 30 
days after receipt of payment from the commissioner.  
Distribution of funds to town treasurers in a county which has 
not adopted a distribution formula under this subdivision must 
be made according to a formula prescribed by the commissioner by 
rule.  A formula adopted by a county board or by the 
commissioner must provide that a town, in order to be eligible 
for distribution of funds from the town road account in a 
calendar year, must have levied in the previous year for road 
and bridge purposes at least 0.04835 percent of taxable market 
    Money distributed to a town under this subdivision may be 
expended by the town only for the construction, reconstruction, 
and gravel maintenance of town roads within the town. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 2 are effective for money paid to towns from 
the town road account in 1992 and afterward. 
    Presented to the governor May 29, 1991 
    Signed by the governor June 1, 1991, 3:54 p.m.