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275.77 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF NEW OR INCREASED MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT AND MATCHING FUND REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them:

(1) "maintenance of effort" means a requirement imposed on a political subdivision by state law to continue providing funding of a service or program at a given or increasing level based on its funding of the service and program in prior years;

(2) "matching fund requirement" means a requirement imposed on a political subdivision by state law to fund a portion of a program or service but does not mean required nonstate contributions to state capital funded projects or other nonstate contributions required in order to receive a grant or loan the political subdivision has requested or applied for; and

(3) "political subdivision" means a county, town, or statutory or home rule charter city.

Subd. 2.Temporary suspension.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any new maintenance of effort or matching fund requirement enacted after January 1, 2009, that will require spending by a political subdivision shall not be effective until July 1, 2011.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any changes to existing maintenance of effort or matching fund requirement enacted after January 1, 2009, that will require new spending by a political subdivision shall not be effective until July 1, 2011.

(c) The suspension of changes to existing maintenance of effort and matching fund requirements under paragraph (b) does not apply if the spending is required by federal law and there would be a cost to the state budget without the change.