275.72 Levy limit adjustments for consolidation and annexation.
Subdivision 1. Adjustments for consolidation. If all of the area included in two or more local governmental units is consolidated, merged, or otherwise combined to constitute a single governmental unit, the levy limit base for the resulting governmental unit in the first levy year in which the consolidation is effective shall be equal to (1) the highest tax rate in any of the merging governmental units in the previous year multiplied by the net tax capacity of all the merging governmental units in the previous year, minus (2) the sum of all levies in the merging governmental units in the previous year that qualify as special levies under section 275.70, subdivision 3.
Subd. 2. Adjustments for annexation. If a local governmental unit increases its tax base through annexation of an area which is not the area of an entire local governmental unit, the levy limit base of the local governmental unit in the first year in which the annexation is effective shall be equal to its levy limit base established before the adjustment under section 275.71, subdivision 3, for the current levy year multiplied by the ratio of the net tax capacity in the local governmental unit after the annexation compared to its net tax capacity before the annexation.
Subd. 3. Transfer of governmental functions. If a function or service of one local governmental unit is transferred to another local governmental unit, the levy limits established under section 275.71 shall be adjusted by the commissioner of revenue in such manner so as to fairly and equitably reflect the reduced or increased property tax burden resulting from the transfer. The aggregate of the adjusted limitations shall not exceed the aggregate of the limitations prior to adjustment.
Subd. 4. Effective date for levy limits purposes. Annexations, mergers, and shifts in services and functional responsibilities that are effective by June 30 of the levy year are included in the calculation of the levy limit for that levy year. Annexations, mergers, and shifts in services and functional responsibilities that are effective after June 30 of a levy year are not included in the calculation of the levy limit until the subsequent levy year.
* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 1997, chapter 231, *article 3, section 5, is effective for taxes levied in 1997 and *1998, payable in 1998 and 1999. Laws 1997, chapter 231, article *3, section 9.