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                             CHAPTER 38-H.F.No. 47 
                  An act relating to state aid to cities; correcting the 
                  calculation of city aid base; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2004, section 477A.011, subdivision 36. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 477A.011, 
        subdivision 36, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 36.  [CITY AID BASE.] (a) Except as otherwise 
        provided in this subdivision, "city aid base" is zero. 
           (b) The city aid base for any city with a population less 
        than 500 is increased by $40,000 for aids payable in calendar 
        year 1995 and thereafter, and the maximum amount of total aid it 
        may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph 
        (c), is also increased by $40,000 for aids payable in calendar 
        year 1995 only, provided that: 
           (i) the average total tax capacity rate for taxes payable 
        in 1995 exceeds 200 percent; 
           (ii) the city portion of the tax capacity rate exceeds 100 
        percent; and 
           (iii) its city aid base is less than $60 per capita. 
           (c) The city aid base for a city is increased by $20,000 in 
        1998 and thereafter and the maximum amount of total aid it may 
        receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph (c), is 
        also increased by $20,000 in calendar year 1998 only, provided 
        that: 
           (i) the city has a population in 1994 of 2,500 or more; 
           (ii) the city is located in a county, outside of the 
        metropolitan area, which contains a city of the first class; 
           (iii) the city's net tax capacity used in calculating its 
        1996 aid under section 477A.013 is less than $400 per capita; 
        and 
           (iv) at least four percent of the total net tax capacity, 
        for taxes payable in 1996, of property located in the city is 
        classified as railroad property. 
           (d) The city aid base for a city is increased by $200,000 
        in 1999 and thereafter and the maximum amount of total aid it 
        may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph 
        (c), is also increased by $200,000 in calendar year 1999 only, 
        provided that: 
           (i) the city was incorporated as a statutory city after 
        December 1, 1993; 
           (ii) its city aid base does not exceed $5,600; and 
           (iii) the city had a population in 1996 of 5,000 or more. 
           (e) The city aid base for a city is increased by $450,000 
        in 1999 to 2008 and the maximum amount of total aid it may 
        receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph (c), is 
        also increased by $450,000 in calendar year 1999 only, provided 
        that: 
           (i) the city had a population in 1996 of at least 50,000; 
           (ii) its population had increased by at least 40 percent in 
        the ten-year period ending in 1996; and 
           (iii) its city's net tax capacity for aids payable in 1998 
        is less than $700 per capita. 
           (f) Beginning in 2004, the city aid base for a city is 
        equal to the sum of its city aid base in 2003 and the amount of 
        additional aid it was certified to receive under section 477A.06 
        in 2003.  For 2004 only, the maximum amount of total aid a city 
        may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph 
        (c), is also increased by the amount it was certified to receive 
        under section 477A.06 in 2003. 
           (g) The city aid base for a city is increased by $150,000 
        for aids payable in 2000 and thereafter, and the maximum amount 
        of total aid it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 
        9, paragraph (c), is also increased by $150,000 in calendar year 
        2000 only, provided that: 
           (1) the city has a population that is greater than 1,000 
        and less than 2,500; 
           (2) its commercial and industrial percentage for aids 
        payable in 1999 is greater than 45 percent; and 
           (3) the total market value of all commercial and industrial 
        property in the city for assessment year 1999 is at least 15 
        percent less than the total market value of all commercial and 
        industrial property in the city for assessment year 1998. 
           (h) (g) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $200,000 in 2000 and thereafter, and the maximum amount of total 
        aid it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, 
        paragraph (c), is also increased by $200,000 in calendar year 
        2000 only, provided that: 
           (1) the city had a population in 1997 of 2,500 or more; 
           (2) the net tax capacity of the city used in calculating 
        its 1999 aid under section 477A.013 is less than $650 per 
        capita; 
           (3) the pre-1940 housing percentage of the city used in 
        calculating 1999 aid under section 477A.013 is greater than 12 
        percent; 
           (4) the 1999 local government aid of the city under section 
        477A.013 is less than 20 percent of the amount that the formula 
        aid of the city would have been if the need increase percentage 
        was 100 percent; and 
           (5) the city aid base of the city used in calculating aid 
        under section 477A.013 is less than $7 per capita. 
           (i) (h) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $102,000 in 2000 and thereafter, and the maximum amount of total 
        aid it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, 
        paragraph (c), is also increased by $102,000 in calendar year 
        2000 only, provided that: 
           (1) the city has a population in 1997 of 2,000 or more; 
           (2) the net tax capacity of the city used in calculating 
        its 1999 aid under section 477A.013 is less than $455 per 
        capita; 
           (3) the net levy of the city used in calculating 1999 aid 
        under section 477A.013 is greater than $195 per capita; and 
           (4) the 1999 local government aid of the city under section 
        477A.013 is less than 38 percent of the amount that the formula 
        aid of the city would have been if the need increase percentage 
        was 100 percent. 
           (j) (i) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $32,000 in 2001 and thereafter, and the maximum amount of total 
        aid it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, 
        paragraph (c), is also increased by $32,000 in calendar year 
        2001 only, provided that: 
           (1) the city has a population in 1998 that is greater than 
        200 but less than 500; 
           (2) the city's revenue need used in calculating aids 
        payable in 2000 was greater than $200 per capita; 
           (3) the city net tax capacity for the city used in 
        calculating aids available in 2000 was equal to or less than 
        $200 per capita; 
           (4) the city aid base of the city used in calculating aid 
        under section 477A.013 is less than $65 per capita; and 
           (5) the city's formula aid for aids payable in 2000 was 
        greater than zero. 
           (k) (j) The city aid base for a city is increased by $7,200 
        in 2001 and thereafter, and the maximum amount of total aid it 
        may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph 
        (c), is also increased by $7,200 in calendar year 2001 only, 
        provided that: 
           (1) the city had a population in 1998 that is greater than 
        200 but less than 500; 
           (2) the city's commercial industrial percentage used in 
        calculating aids payable in 2000 was less than ten percent; 
           (3) more than 25 percent of the city's population was 60 
        years old or older according to the 1990 census; 
           (4) the city aid base of the city used in calculating aid 
        under section 477A.013 is less than $15 per capita; and 
           (5) the city's formula aid for aids payable in 2000 was 
        greater than zero. 
           (l) (k) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $45,000 in 2001 and thereafter and by an additional $50,000 in 
        calendar years 2002 to 2011, and the maximum amount of total aid 
        it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph 
        (c), is also increased by $45,000 in calendar year 2001 only, 
        and by $50,000 in calendar year 2002 only, provided that: 
           (1) the net tax capacity of the city used in calculating 
        its 2000 aid under section 477A.013 is less than $810 per 
        capita; 
           (2) the population of the city declined more than two 
        percent between 1988 and 1998; 
           (3) the net levy of the city used in calculating 2000 aid 
        under section 477A.013 is greater than $240 per capita; and 
           (4) the city received less than $36 per capita in aid under 
        section 477A.013, subdivision 9, for aids payable in 2000. 
           (m) (l) The city aid base for a city with a population of 
        10,000 or more which is located outside of the seven-county 
        metropolitan area is increased in 2002 and thereafter, and the 
        maximum amount of total aid it may receive under section 
        477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph (b) or (c), is also increased 
        in calendar year 2002 only, by an amount equal to the lesser of: 
           (1)(i) the total population of the city, as determined by 
        the United States Bureau of the Census, in the 2000 census, (ii) 
        minus 5,000, (iii) times 60; or 
           (2) $2,500,000. 
           (n) (m) The city aid base is increased by $50,000 in 2002 
        and thereafter, and the maximum amount of total aid it may 
        receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, paragraph (c), is 
        also increased by $50,000 in calendar year 2002 only, provided 
        that: 
           (1) the city is located in the seven-county metropolitan 
        area; 
           (2) its population in 2000 is between 10,000 and 20,000; 
        and 
           (3) its commercial industrial percentage, as calculated for 
        city aid payable in 2001, was greater than 25 percent. 
           (o) (n) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $150,000 in calendar years 2002 to 2011 and the maximum amount 
        of total aid it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 
        9, paragraph (c), is also increased by $150,000 in calendar year 
        2002 only, provided that: 
           (1) the city had a population of at least 3,000 but no more 
        than 4,000 in 1999; 
           (2) its home county is located within the seven-county 
        metropolitan area; 
           (3) its pre-1940 housing percentage is less than 15 
        percent; and 
           (4) its city net tax capacity per capita for taxes payable 
        in 2000 is less than $900 per capita. 
           (p) (o) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $200,000 beginning in calendar year 2003 and the maximum amount 
        of total aid it may receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 
        9, paragraph (c), is also increased by $200,000 in calendar year 
        2003 only, provided that the city qualified for an increase in 
        homestead and agricultural credit aid under Laws 1995, chapter 
        264, article 8, section 18. 
           (q) (p) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $200,000 in 2004 only and the maximum amount of total aid it may 
        receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, is also increased 
        by $200,000 in calendar year 2004 only, if the city is the site 
        of a nuclear dry cask storage facility. 
           (r) (q) The city aid base for a city is increased by 
        $10,000 in 2004 and thereafter and the maximum total aid it may 
        receive under section 477A.013, subdivision 9, is also increased 
        by $10,000 in calendar year 2004 only, if the city was included 
        in a federal major disaster designation issued on April 1, 1998, 
        and its pre-1940 housing stock was decreased by more than 40 
        percent between 1990 and 2000. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective beginning with 
        aids payable in 2004. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 2005 
           Signed by the governor May 5, 2005, 3:25 p.m.