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193.145 FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ARMORY; TAX LEVY.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]
    Subd. 2. Tax levy. A county or municipality, as defined in section 471.345, subdivision 1, in
which an armory has been constructed or is to be constructed hereunder may by resolution of its
governing body irrevocably provide for levying and collecting annually for a specified period, not
exceeding 40 years, a tax on the taxable property in the county or municipality.
The proceeds of the levy shall be paid to the corporation for the purposes herein prescribed.
The county or municipality may make the levies and payments and bind itself thereto by
resolution of its governing body. The provisions of the resolution may be made conditional upon
the giving of an agreement by the adjutant general as authorized in subdivision 4. The obligations
of the county or municipality to levy, collect, and pay over the taxes shall not be deemed to
constitute an indebtedness of the county or municipality within the meaning of any provision
of law or of its charter limiting its total or net indebtedness, and such taxes may be levied and
collected without regard to any charter provision limiting the amount or rate of taxes which such
county or municipality is otherwise authorized to levy.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1987 c 384 art 2 s 113]
    Subd. 4. Payments by adjutant general. Whether or not bonds are issued, the adjutant
general is hereby authorized to pay to such corporation, out of any money which may from time
to time be appropriated to and for the military department and not appropriated or set apart
for any other specific purpose, the sum of not less than $3,000 per year for each unit of the
National Guard quartered in such armory when only one such unit is so quartered, and the sum
of not less than $2,000 per year for each additional unit when more than one such unit is so
quartered, and may bind the Office of the Adjutant General, both currently and in the future, by
agreement to such corporation to make such payments in a specific amount or amounts out of
such appropriations for a period of not more than 40 years.
    Subd. 5. Lease to state. Upon completion of each new armory such corporation shall lease
the same to the state through the adjutant general, until such armory and site shall be conveyed
to the state as hereinafter provided. Such lease shall be made upon such terms and conditions
as shall secure to the state the full and complete use of such armory, for armory and military
purposes so far as may be required for the headquarters, organizations, and units of the National
Guard stationed in such municipality, and upon such other terms and conditions not inconsistent
therewith as may be agreed upon; provided, that, except for such use of such property for armory
and military purposes which will be secured to the state as aforesaid, such lease shall be subject to
any encumbrance placed upon the property to secure the payment of any bonds issued as herein
provided. No further consideration for such lease shall be required than the payments to be
made by the state as provided by subdivision 4. Otherwise, and so far as it is not inconsistent
with the terms and conditions of such lease to the state and so far as will not interfere with the
use by the state of such property for armory or military purposes, such corporation may lease,
rent, or otherwise make use of such new armory building or any part thereof for such purposes
and upon such terms as such corporation may deem proper, and may use the rents and profits
therefrom for the purposes herein provided.
History: 1947 c 133 s 5; 1963 c 183 s 2,3; 1969 c 40 s 7; 1973 c 583 s 13; 1973 c 773 s 1;
1977 c 11 s 9; 1977 c 219 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 384 art 2 s 49; 1989 c 277 art 4 s 18; 1994 c
505 art 3 s 5; 1997 c 24 s 22-24; 1Sp2001 c 10 art 2 s 66