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CHAPTER 71--H.F.No. 258

An act

relating to taxation; revenue recapture; authorizing licensed ambulance services to submit claims directly to the state;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 270A.03, subdivision 2; 270A.07, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 270A.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Claimant agency.

"Claimant agency" means any state agency, as defined by section 14.02, subdivision 2, the regents of the University of Minnesota, any district court of the state, any county, any statutory or home rule charter city, including a city that is presenting a claim for a municipal hospital or a public library or a municipal ambulance service, a hospital district, a private nonprofit hospital that leases its building from the county or city in which it is located, any ambulance service licensed under chapter 144E, any public agency responsible for child support enforcement, any public agency responsible for the collection of court-ordered restitution, and any public agency established by general or special law that is responsible for the administration of a low-income housing program, and the Minnesota collection enterprise as defined in section 16D.02, subdivision 8, for the purpose of collecting the costs imposed under section 16D.11. A county may act as a claimant agency on behalf of an ambulance service licensed under chapter 144E if the ambulance service's primary service area is located at least in part within the county, but more than one county may not act as a claimant agency for a licensed ambulance service with respect to the same debt.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 270A.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Notification requirement.

(a) Any claimant agency, seeking collection of a debt through setoff against a refund due, shall submit to the commissioner information indicating the amount of each debt and information identifying the debtor, as required by section 270A.04, subdivision 3.

(b) For each setoff of a debt against a refund due, the commissioner shall charge a fee of $15. The proceeds of fees shall be allocated by depositing $4 of each $15 fee collected into a Department of Revenue recapture revolving fund and depositing the remaining balance into the general fund. The sums deposited into the revolving fund are appropriated to the commissioner for the purpose of administering the Revenue Recapture Act.

(c) For each debt for which a county acts as claimant agency on behalf of a licensed ambulance service, the county may charge the ambulance service a fee not to exceed the cost of administering the claim.

(d) The claimant agency shall notify the commissioner when a debt has been satisfied or reduced by at least $200 within 30 days after satisfaction or reduction.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 23, 2011

Signed by the governor May 24, 2011, 5:00 p.m.