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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. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 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
theeach town treasurer of the townsmust be made at the same time as the first payment is made for tax payments received by the county treasurer as provided in section 276.11by 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 value. 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.