Journal of the House - 52nd Day - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Top of Page 5307

STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

NINETIETH SESSION - 2017

 

_____________________

 

FIFTY-SECOND DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 10:00 a.m. and was called to order by Kurt Daudt, Speaker of the House.

 

      Prayer was offered by the Reverend Norma Rae Hunt, Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Fabian was excused.

 

      Franson and Garofalo were excused until 1:45 p.m.  Maye Quade was excused until 2:00 p.m.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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REPORTS OF CHIEF CLERK

 

      S. F. No. 1399 and H. F. No. 1519, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be not identical.

 

      West moved that S. F. No. 1399 be substituted for H. F. No. 1519 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      S. F. No. 1703 and H. F. No. 2276, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be identical.

 

      Poston moved that S. F. No. 1703 be substituted for H. F. No. 2276 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

      S. F. Nos. 1399 and 1703 were read for the second time.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

Peterson and Pinto introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2655, A bill for an act relating to legislative enactments; correcting miscellaneous oversights, inconsistencies, ambiguities, unintended results, and technical errors.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

 

 

Neu, Ecklund, Jessup, Hoppe, Dettmer and Lillie introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2656, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

 

 

Loon; Barr, R.; Jessup; Layman; Bliss; Jurgens and West introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2657, A bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the basic formula allowance by two percent per year; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.


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Dean, M.; Zerwas; Drazkowski; Pugh; Lohmer; Lucero; Poston; Bahr, C.; Miller; McDonald and Gruenhagen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2658, A bill for an act relating to crime; providing for the crime of hiding identity at a public demonstration; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

 

 

Flanagan introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2659, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a multijurisdictional law enforcement center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

 

 

      Peppin moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Albright.

 

 

CALENDAR FOR THE DAY

 

 

      H. F. No. 1400, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying provisions governing reimbursable expenses for nursing assistant training and competency evaluations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivisions 1, 2, 4.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton


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Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      Anderson, S., was excused between the hours of 1:35 p.m. and 1:40 p.m.

 

 

      H. F. No. 2047, A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 128 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Green

Grossell

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.


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           Clark was excused between the hours of 1:40 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

 

 

      Speaker pro tempore Albright called Davids to the Chair.

 

 

      H. F. No. 2287, A bill for an act relating to claims against the state; providing for settlement of certain claims; appropriating money.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 129 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 216, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying certain claims against estates provisions under medical assistance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.15, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 129 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen


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Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      S. F. No. 997, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; requiring coverage under health plans for certain prescription eye drops refills; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 112 yeas and 18 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Ecklund

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Grossell

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Koegel

Koznick

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Loon

Loonan

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt



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           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr, C.

Christensen

Drazkowski

Erickson

Green

Gruenhagen

Hertaus

Johnson, B.

Knoblach

Kresha

Lohmer

Lucero

McDonald

Miller

O'Driscoll

Peppin

Pugh

Schomacker


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      Speaker pro tempore Davids called Albright to the Chair.

 

 

      S. F. No. 1124, A bill for an act relating to state lands; modifying requirements for exchanging road easements and for leasing forest lands; providing for sale of tax-forfeited land by sealed bid; modifying certain drainage authority; deleting from state forests; providing for public or private sales and conveyances of certain state lands; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 84.633, subdivision 2; 89.17; 282.01, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2011, chapter 3, section 13.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.


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           S. F. No. 2008, A bill for an act relating to commerce; modifying price marking requirements for retail merchandise; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 325F.53, subdivision 1.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      Speaker pro tempore Albright called Garofalo to the Chair.

 

 

REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Peppin from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bills to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 12, 2017 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bills:

 

      H. F. Nos. 399, 470, 697, 1001, 1620, 1725 and 2080; and S. F. No. 1399.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.


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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on:

 

H. F. No. 888, A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for environment, natural resources, and tourism purposes; modifying fees; creating accounts; providing for disposition of certain receipts; modifying grant, contract, and lease provisions; modifying water safety provisions; modifying provisions to take, possess, and transport wildlife; modifying duties and authority; providing for no net gain of state lands; modifying buffer requirements; modifying wetland provisions; modifying invasive species provisions; modifying off-highway vehicle provisions; modifying permit and license requirements; modifying Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act; extending ban on open air swine basins; modifying environmental review; modifying Environmental Quality Board; requiring reports; requiring rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 84.01, by adding a subdivision; 84.027, subdivisions 14a, 14b, by adding subdivisions; 84.788, subdivision 2; 84.793, subdivision 1; 84.82, subdivision 2; 84.925, subdivision 1; 84.9256, subdivisions 1, 2; 84.946, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 84.992, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6; 84D.03, subdivisions 3, 4; 84D.04, subdivision 1; 84D.05, subdivision 1; 84D.108, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision; 84D.11, by adding a subdivision; 85.052, subdivision 1; 85.054, by adding a subdivision; 85.055, subdivision 1; 85.22, subdivision 2a; 85.32, subdivision 1; 86B.313, subdivision 1; 86B.511; 86B.701, subdivision 3; 88.01, subdivision 28; 88.523; 89.39; 90.01, subdivisions 8, 12, by adding a subdivision; 90.041, subdivision 2; 90.051; 90.101, subdivision 2; 90.14; 90.145, subdivision 2; 90.151, subdivision 1; 90.162; 90.252; 93.47, subdivision 4; 93.481, subdivision 2; 93.50; 94.343, subdivision 9; 94.344, subdivision 9; 97A.015, subdivisions 39, 43, 45, 52, 53; 97A.045, subdivision 10; 97A.075, subdivision 1; 97A.137, subdivision 5; 97A.201, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 97A.301, subdivision 1; 97A.338; 97A.420, subdivision 1; 97A.421, subdivision 2a; 97B.031, subdivision 6; 97B.516; 97B.655, subdivision 1; 97C.401, subdivision 2; 97C.501, subdivision 1; 97C.701, by adding a subdivision; 103B.101, subdivision 12a; 103F.411, subdivision 1; 103F.48, subdivisions 1, 3, 7; 103G.005, subdivisions 10b, 10h, by adding a subdivision; 103G.222, subdivisions 1, 3; 103G.2242, subdivision 2; 103G.2372, subdivision 1; 103G.271, subdivisions 1, 6, 6a, 7, by adding a subdivision; 103G.287, subdivisions 1, 4; 103G.411; 114D.25, by adding a subdivision; 115B.41, subdivision 1; 115B.421; 115C.021, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 116.03, subdivision 2b, by adding subdivisions; 116.07, subdivision 4d, by adding subdivisions; 116.0714; 116C.03, subdivision 2; 116C.04, subdivision 2; 116D.04, subdivisions 2a, 10; 116D.045, subdivision 1; 160.06; 168.1295, subdivision 1; 296A.18, subdivision 6a; Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4, section 105; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4, article 4, section 136; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 3, sections 6; 26; 46; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 15; 85; 93; 97B; 115; 115B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 84.026, subdivision 3; 97B.031, subdivision 5; 97C.701, subdivisions 1a, 6; 97C.705; 97C.711; 116C.04, subdivisions 3, 4; Minnesota Rules, parts 6258.0100; 6258.0200; 6258.0300; 6258.0400; 6258.0500; 6258.0600; 6258.0700, subparts 1, 4, 5; 6258.0800; 6258.0900.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said House File is herewith returned to the House.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate


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Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on:

 

H. F. No. 890, A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing funding in early childhood, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general education, education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood and family support, community education and prevention, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agencies; making forecast adjustments; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 13.321, by adding a subdivision; 13.461, by adding a subdivision; 43A.08, subdivisions 1, 1a; 120A.22, subdivision 9; 120A.41; 120B.021, subdivisions 1, 3; 120B.022, subdivision 1b; 120B.12, subdivision 2; 120B.22, subdivision 2; 120B.23, subdivision 3; 120B.232, subdivision 1; 120B.30, subdivision 1; 120B.31, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 120B.35, subdivision 3; 120B.36, subdivision 1; 121A.22, subdivision 2; 121A.221; 122A.09, subdivision 4a; 122A.14, subdivision 9; 122A.18, subdivisions 7c, 8; 122A.21, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 122A.245, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 10; 122A.40, subdivision 10; 122A.41, by adding a subdivision; 122A.415, subdivision 4; 122A.416; 123A.30, subdivision 6; 123A.73, subdivision 2; 123B.41, subdivisions 2, 5a; 123B.52, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 123B.595, subdivisions 1, 4; 123B.92, subdivision 1; 124D.03, subdivision 5a; 124D.05, subdivision 3; 124D.09, subdivisions 3, 5, 9, 12, 13, by adding subdivisions; 124D.095, subdivision 3; 124D.1158, subdivisions 3, 4; 124D.135, subdivision 1; 124D.15, subdivision 1; 124D.16, subdivision 2; 124D.165, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 124D.531, subdivision 1; 124D.549; 124D.55; 124D.59, subdivision 2; 124D.68, subdivision 2; 124E.03, subdivision 2; 124E.11; 125A.08; 125A.0941; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.21, subdivision 2; 125A.515; 125A.56, subdivision 1; 125A.74, subdivision 1; 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 8; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 2a, 3, 13a; 127A.41, subdivision 3; 127A.45, subdivision 10; 134.31, subdivision 2; 136A.1791, subdivisions 1, 2, 9; 256B.0625, subdivision 26; 256J.08, subdivisions 38, 39; 297A.70, subdivision 2; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 27, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, 4, as amended, 6, as amended, 7, as amended, 9, as amended; article 2, section 70, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 5, as amended, 7, as amended, 11, as amended; article 4, section 9, subdivision 2, as amended; article 5, section 30, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 5, as amended, 6; article 6, section 13, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended; article 7, section 7, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended; article 9, section 8, subdivisions 5, as amended, 6, as amended; article 10, section 3, subdivision 2, as amended; article 11, section 3, subdivision 2, as amended; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, sections 58; 62, subdivisions 7, 11, 17; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120A; 120B; 121A; 122A; 124D; 125A; 126C; 127A; 136A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 122A.40, subdivision 11; 122A.41, subdivision 14; 123A.73, subdivision 3; 124D.151; 124D.73, subdivision 2; 129C.10; 129C.105; 129C.15; 129C.20; 129C.25; 129C.26; 129C.30; Minnesota Rules, parts 3500.3100, subpart 4; 3600.0010, subparts 1, 2, 2a, 2b, 3, 6; 3600.0020; 3600.0030, subparts 1, 2, 4, 6; 3600.0045; 3600.0055; 3600.0065; 3600.0075; 3600.0085.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said House File is herewith returned to the House.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 330, A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring at least a two-thirds vote of a quorum to impose an interim ordinance relating to housing; requiring a public hearing after ten-day notice before imposing an interim ordinance relating to housing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462.355, subdivision 4.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate


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CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Nash moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 330 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 330, A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring at least a two-thirds vote of a quorum to impose an interim ordinance relating to housing; requiring a public hearing after ten-day notice before imposing an interim ordinance relating to housing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462.355, subdivision 4.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.    There were 90 yeas and 41 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Carlson, A.

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lesch

Lillie

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sauke

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, L.

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Fischer

Freiberg

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Liebling

Lien

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Olson

Omar

Pinto

Sandstede

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 474, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; authorizing criminal background checks by the Board of Medical Practice; exempting certain physicians from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 147.381.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate


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CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Albright moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 474 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 474, A bill for an act relating to health occupations; authorizing criminal background checks by the Board of Medical Practice; exempting certain physicians from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 147.381.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 130 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Omar


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      The following Conference Committee Reports were received:

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 4

 

A bill for an act relating to financing and operation of state and local government; making changes to individual income, corporate franchise, estate, property, sales and use, excise, mineral, tobacco, gambling, special, local, and other miscellaneous taxes and tax-related provisions; modifying provisions related to taxpayer empowerment, local


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government aids, credits, refunds, in perpetuity payments on land purchases, tax increment financing, and public finance; providing for new income tax subtractions, additions, and credits; establishing a first-time home buyer savings account program; providing for conformity to federal tax extenders by administrative action; modifying the education credit; providing a credit for donations to fund K-12 scholarships; modifying residency definitions; providing estate tax conformity; modifying property tax exemptions, classifications, and refunds; allowing a reverse referendum for property tax levies under certain circumstances; establishing school building bond agricultural tax credit; modifying state general levy; modifying certain local government aids; modifying sales tax definitions and exemptions; providing sales tax exemptions; clarifying the appropriation for sales tax refunds; establishing sales tax collection duties for marketplace providers and certain retailers; dedicating certain sales tax revenues; providing exemptions from sales taxes and property taxes for a Major League Soccer stadium; authorizing certain tax increment financing authority; prohibiting municipalities from taxing paper or plastic bags; modifying county levy authority; authorizing certain local taxes; requiring voter approval for certain transportation sales taxes; restricting rail project expenditures; modifying provisions related to taconite; repealing political contribution refund; modifying taxes on tobacco products and cigarettes; providing for a private letter ruling program; modifying tax administration procedures; dedicating transportation-related taxes; modifying vehicle taxes and fees; making minor policy, technical, and conforming changes; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 13.4967, by adding a subdivision; 13.51, subdivision 2; 40A.18, subdivision 2; 69.021, subdivision 5; 84.82, subdivision 10; 84.922, subdivision 11; 86B.401, subdivision 12; 97A.056, subdivisions 1a, 3, by adding subdivisions; 116P.02, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 116P.08, subdivisions 1, 4; 123B.63, subdivision 3; 126C.17, subdivision 9; 127A.45, subdivisions 10, 13; 128C.24; 168.013, subdivision 1a, by adding a subdivision; 169.011, by adding a subdivision; 205.10, subdivision 1; 205A.05, subdivision 1; 216B.36; 216B.46; 237.19; 270.071, subdivisions 2, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; 270.072, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 270.074, subdivision 1; 270.078, subdivision 1; 270.12, by adding a subdivision; 270.82, subdivision 1; 270A.03, subdivisions 5, 7; 270B.14, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 270C.13, subdivision 1; 270C.171, subdivision 1; 270C.30; 270C.31, by adding a subdivision; 270C.33, subdivisions 5, 8, by adding subdivisions; 270C.34, subdivisions 1, 2; 270C.35, subdivisions 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 270C.38, subdivision 1; 270C.445, subdivisions 2, 3, 5a, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; 270C.446, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 270C.447, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 270C.72, subdivision 4; 270C.89, subdivision 1; 271.06, subdivisions 2, 2a, 6, 7; 271.08, subdivision 1; 271.18; 272.02, subdivisions 9, 10, 23, 86, by adding a subdivision; 272.0211, subdivision 1; 272.0213; 272.025, subdivision 1; 272.029, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 272.0295, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 272.115, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 272.162; 273.061, subdivision 7; 273.0755; 273.08; 273.121, by adding a subdivision; 273.124, subdivisions 3a, 13, 13d, 14, 21; 273.125, subdivision 8; 273.13, subdivisions 22, 23, 25, 34; 273.135, subdivision 1; 273.1392; 273.1393; 273.33, subdivisions 1, 2; 273.371; 273.372, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding subdivisions; 274.01, subdivision 1; 274.014, subdivision 3; 274.13, subdivision 1; 274.135, subdivision 3; 275.025, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 275.065, subdivisions 1, 3; 275.066; 275.07, subdivisions 1, 2; 275.08, subdivision 1b; 275.60; 275.62, subdivision 2; 276.017, subdivision 3; 276.04, subdivisions 1, 2; 278.01, subdivision 1; 279.01, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 279.37, by adding a subdivision; 281.17; 281.173, subdivision 2; 281.174, subdivision 3; 282.01, subdivisions 1a, 1d, 4, 6, by adding a subdivision; 282.016; 282.018, subdivision 1; 282.02; 282.241, subdivision 1; 282.322; 287.08; 287.2205; 289A.08, subdivisions 11, 16, by adding a subdivision; 289A.09, subdivisions 1, 2; 289A.10, subdivision 1; 289A.11, subdivision 1; 289A.12, subdivision 14; 289A.18, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 289A.20, subdivision 2; 289A.31, subdivision 1; 289A.35; 289A.37, subdivision 2; 289A.38, subdivision 6; 289A.40, subdivision 1; 289A.50, subdivisions 1, 2a, 7; 289A.60, subdivisions 1, 13, 28, by adding a subdivision; 289A.63, by adding a subdivision; 290.01, subdivisions 6, 7; 290.0131, by adding subdivisions; 290.0132, subdivisions 4, 14, 21, by adding subdivisions; 290.0133, by adding a subdivision; 290.06, subdivision 22, by adding subdivisions; 290.067, subdivisions 1, 2b; 290.0672, subdivision 1; 290.0674, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 290.068, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 6a; 290.0685, subdivision 1; 290.091, subdivision 2; 290.0922, subdivision 2; 290.17, subdivision 2; 290.31, subdivision 1; 290A.03, subdivisions 3, 11, 13; 290A.10; 290A.19; 290C.03; 291.005, subdivision 1, as amended; 291.016, subdivisions 2, 3; 291.03, subdivisions 1, 9, 11; 291.075; 295.54, subdivision 2; 295.55, subdivision 6; 296A.01, subdivisions 7, 12, 33, 42, by adding a subdivision; 296A.02, by adding a subdivision; 296A.07, subdivision 1; 296A.08, subdivision 2; 296A.16, subdivision 2; 296A.22, subdivision 9; 296A.26; 297A.66, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 297A.67, subdivision 13a, by adding a subdivision; 297A.68, subdivisions 5, 9, 19, 35a; 297A.70, subdivisions 4, 12, 14, by adding subdivisions; 297A.71, subdivision 44, by adding subdivisions; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5; 297A.815, subdivision 3; 297A.82, subdivisions 4, 4a; 297A.94; 297A.992, subdivision 6a; 297A.993, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions;


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297B.07; 297D.02; 297E.02, subdivisions 3, 6, 7; 297E.04, subdivision 1; 297E.05, subdivision 4; 297E.06, subdivision 1; 297F.01, subdivision 13a; 297F.05, subdivisions 1, 3, 3a, 4a; 297F.09, subdivision 1; 297F.23; 297G.09, subdivision 1; 297G.22; 297H.06, subdivision 2; 297I.05, subdivision 2; 297I.10, subdivisions 1, 3; 297I.20, by adding a subdivision; 297I.30, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 297I.60, subdivision 2; 298.01, subdivisions 3, 4, 4c; 298.225, subdivision 1; 298.24, subdivision 1; 298.28, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 366.095, subdivision 1; 383B.117, subdivision 2; 398A.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 410.32; 412.221, subdivision 2; 412.301; 414.09, subdivision 2; 426.19, subdivision 2; 447.045, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7; 452.11; 455.24; 455.29; 459.06, subdivision 1; 462.353, subdivision 4; 469.053, subdivision 5; 469.101, subdivision 1; 469.107, subdivision 2; 469.169, by adding a subdivision; 469.174, subdivision 12; 469.175, subdivision 3; 469.176, subdivision 4c; 469.1761, by adding a subdivision; 469.1763, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 469.178, subdivision 7; 469.190, subdivisions 1, 5; 469.319, subdivision 5; 471.57, subdivision 3; 471.571, subdivision 3; 471.572, subdivisions 2, 4; 473.39, by adding subdivisions; 473H.09; 473H.17, subdivision 1a; 475.59; 475.60, subdivision 2; 477A.011, subdivisions 34, 45; 477A.0124, subdivision 2; 477A.013, subdivisions 1, 8, 9, by adding a subdivision; 477A.10; 477A.11, by adding subdivisions; 477A.19, by adding subdivisions; 504B.285, subdivision 1; 504B.365, subdivision 3; 559.202, subdivision 2; 609.5316, subdivision 3; Laws 1980, chapter 511, sections 1, subdivision 2, as amended; 2, as amended; Laws 1991, chapter 291, article 8, section 27, subdivisions 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 5; Laws 1996, chapter 471, article 2, section 29, subdivisions 1, as amended, 4, as amended; article 3, section 51; Laws 1999, chapter 243, article 4, sections 17, subdivisions 3, 5, by adding a subdivision; 18, subdivision 1, as amended; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 5, section 38, subdivisions 2, as amended, 4, as amended; Laws 2008, chapter 154, article 9, section 21, subdivision 2; Laws 2008, chapter 366, article 7, section 20; Laws 2009, chapter 88, article 5, section 17, as amended; Laws 2014, chapter 308, article 6, sections 8, subdivision 1; 9; article 9, section 94; Laws 2016, chapter 187, section 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 11A; 16A; 16B; 41B; 88; 103C; 116P; 117; 174; 222; 270C; 273; 274; 275; 281; 289A; 290; 290B; 290C; 293; 297A; 416; 459; 462A; 471; 473; 477A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 10A.322, subdivision 4; 13.4967, subdivision 2; 136A.129; 205.10, subdivision 3; 270.074, subdivision 2; 270C.445, subdivision 1; 270C.447, subdivision 4; 270C.9901; 281.22; 289A.10, subdivision 1a; 289A.12, subdivision 18; 289A.18, subdivision 3a; 289A.20, subdivision 3a; 290.06, subdivisions 23, 36; 290.067, subdivision 2; 290.9743; 290.9744; 290C.02, subdivisions 5, 9; 290C.06; 291.03, subdivisions 8, 9, 10, 11; 297A.992, subdivision 12; 297F.05, subdivision 1a; 477A.085; 477A.20; Minnesota Rules, parts 4503.1400, subpart 4; 8092.1400; 8092.2000; 8100.0700; 8125.1300, subpart 3.

 

May 9, 2017

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Michelle L. Fischbach

President of the Senate

 

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 4 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 4 be further amended as follows:

 

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"ARTICLE 1

INDIVIDUAL INCOME, CORPORATE FRANCHISE, AND ESTATE TAXES

 

Section 1.  [41B.0391] BEGINNING FARMER PROGRAM; TAX CREDITS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

 

(b) "Agricultural assets" means agricultural land, livestock, facilities, buildings, and machinery used for farming in Minnesota.


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(c) "Beginning farmer" means an individual who:

 

(1) is a resident of Minnesota;

 

(2) is seeking entry, or has entered within the last ten years, into farming;

 

(3) intends to farm land located within the state borders of Minnesota;

 

(4) is not and whose spouse is not a family member of the owner of the agricultural assets from whom the beginning farmer is seeking to purchase or rent agricultural assets;

 

(5) is not and whose spouse is not a family member of a partner, member, shareholder, or trustee of the owner of agricultural assets from whom the beginning farmer is seeking to purchase or rent agricultural assets; and

 

(6) meets the following eligibility requirements as determined by the authority:

 

(i) has a net worth that does not exceed the limit provided under section 41B.03, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (2);

 

(ii) provides the majority of the day-to-day physical labor and management of the farm;

 

(iii) has, by the judgment of the authority, adequate farming experience or demonstrates knowledge in the type of farming for which the beginning farmer seeks assistance from the authority;

 

(iv) demonstrates to the authority a profit potential by submitting projected earnings statements;

 

(v) asserts to the satisfaction of the authority that farming will be a significant source of income for the beginning farmer;

 

(vi) participates in a financial management program approved by the authority or the commissioner of agriculture;

 

(vii) agrees to notify the authority if the beginning farmer no longer meets the eligibility requirements within the three-year certification period, in which case the beginning farmer is no longer eligible for credits under this section; and

 

(viii) has other qualifications as specified by the authority.

 

(d) "Family member" means a family member within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code, section 267(c)(4).

 

(e) "Farm product" means plants and animals useful to humans and includes, but is not limited to, forage and sod crops, oilseeds, grain and feed crops, dairy and dairy products, poultry and poultry products, livestock, fruits, and vegetables.

 

(f) "Farming" means the active use, management, and operation of real and personal property for the production of a farm product.

 

(g) "Owner of agricultural assets" means an individual, trust, or pass-through entity that is the owner in fee of agricultural land or has legal title to any other agricultural asset.  Owner of agricultural assets does not mean an equipment dealer, livestock dealer defined in section 17A.03, subdivision 7, or comparable entity that is engaged in the business of selling agricultural assets for profit and that is not engaged in farming as its primary business


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activity.  An owner of agricultural assets approved and certified by the authority under subdivision 4 must notify the authority if the owner no longer meets the definition in this paragraph within the three year certification period and is then no longer eligible for credits under this section.

 

(h) "Share rent agreement" means a rental agreement in which the principal consideration given to the owner of agricultural assets is a predetermined portion of the production of farm products produced from the rented agricultural assets and which provides for sharing production costs or risk of loss, or both.

 

Subd. 2.  Tax credit for owners of agricultural assets.  (a) An owner of agricultural assets may take a credit against the tax due under chapter 290 for the sale or rental of agricultural assets to a beginning farmer.  An owner of agricultural assets may take a credit equal to:

 

(1) five percent of the lesser of the sale price or the fair market value of the agricultural asset;

 

(2) ten percent of the gross rental income in each of the first, second, and third years of a rental agreement; or

 

(3) 15 percent of the cash equivalent of the gross rental income in each of the first, second, and third years of a share rent agreement.

 

(b) A qualifying rental agreement includes cash rent of agricultural assets or a share rent agreement.  The agricultural asset must be rented at prevailing community rates as determined by the authority.  The credit may be claimed only after approval and certification by the authority.

 

(c) An owner of agricultural assets or beginning farmer may terminate a rental agreement, including a share rent agreement, for reasonable cause upon approval of the authority.  If a rental agreement is terminated without the fault of the owner of agricultural assets, the tax credits shall not be retroactively disallowed.  In determining reasonable cause, the authority must look at which party was at fault in the termination of the agreement.  If the authority determines the owner of agricultural assets did not have reasonable cause, the owner of agricultural assets must repay all credits received as a result of the rental agreement to the commissioner of revenue.  The repayment is additional income tax for the taxable year in which the authority makes its decision or when a final adjudication under subdivision 5, paragraph (a), is made, whichever is later.

 

(d) The credit is limited to the liability for tax as computed under chapter 290 for the taxable year.  If the amount of the credit determined under this section for any taxable year exceeds this limitation, the excess is a beginning farmer incentive credit carryover according to section 290.06, subdivision 37.

 

Subd. 3.  Beginning farmer management tax credit.  (a) A beginning farmer may take a credit against the tax due under chapter 290 for participating in a financial management program approved by the authority.  The credit is equal to 100 percent of the amount paid for participating in the program, not to exceed $1,500.  The credit is available for up to three years while the farmer is in the program.  The authority shall maintain a list of approved financial management programs and establish a procedure for approving equivalent programs that are not on the list.

 

(b) The credit is limited to the liability for tax as computed under chapter 290 for the taxable year.  If the amount of the credit determined under this section for any taxable year exceeds this limitation, the excess is a beginning farmer management credit carryover according to section 290.06, subdivision 38.

 

Subd. 4.  Authority duties.  (a) The authority shall:

 

(1) approve and certify or recertify beginning farmers as eligible for the program under this section;

 

(2) approve and certify or recertify owners of agricultural assets as eligible for the tax credit under subdivision 2;


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(3) provide necessary and reasonable assistance and support to beginning farmers for qualification and participation in financial management programs approved by the authority;

 

(4) refer beginning farmers to agencies and organizations that may provide additional pertinent information and assistance; and

 

(5) notwithstanding section 41B.211, the Rural Finance Authority must share information with the commissioner of revenue to the extent necessary to administer provisions under this subdivision and section 290.06, subdivisions 37 and 38.  The Rural Finance Authority must annually notify the commissioner of revenue of approval and certification or recertification of beginning farmers and owners of agricultural assets under this section.

 

(b) The certification of a beginning farmer or an owner of agricultural assets under this section is valid for the year of the certification and the two following years, after which time the beginning farmer or owner of agricultural assets must apply to the authority for recertification.

 

Subd. 5.  Appeals of authority determinations.  (a) Any decision of the authority under this section may be challenged as a contested case under chapter 14.  The contested case proceeding must be initiated within 60 days of the date of written notification by the office.

 

(b) If a taxpayer challenges a decision of the authority under this subdivision, upon perfection of the appeal the authority must notify the commissioner of revenue of the challenge within 5 days.

 

(c) Nothing in this subdivision affects the commissioner of revenue's authority to audit, review, correct, or adjust returns claiming the credit.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8737, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Credit allowed.  (a)(1) A qualified investor or qualified fund is eligible for a credit equal to 25 percent of the qualified investment in a qualified small business.  Investments made by a pass-through entity qualify for a credit only if the entity is a qualified fund.  The commissioner must not allocate more than $15,000,000 in credits to qualified investors or qualified funds for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013, and before January 1, 2017, and must not allocate more than $10,000,000 in credits to qualified investors or qualified funds for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016, and before January 1, 2018, and must not allocate more than $10,000,000 in credits to qualified investors or qualified funds for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2020; and

 

(2) for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014, and before January 1, 2018 2020, 50 percent must be allocated to credits for qualifying investments in qualified greater Minnesota businesses and minority- or women‑owned qualified small businesses in Minnesota.  Any portion of a taxable year's credits that is reserved for qualifying investments in greater Minnesota businesses and minority- or women-owned qualified small businesses in Minnesota that is not allocated by September 30 of the taxable year is available for allocation to other credit applications beginning on October 1.  Any portion of a taxable year's credits that is not allocated by the commissioner does not cancel and may be carried forward to subsequent taxable years until all credits have been allocated.

 

(b) The commissioner may not allocate more than a total maximum amount in credits for a taxable year to a qualified investor for the investor's cumulative qualified investments as an individual qualified investor and as an investor in a qualified fund; for married couples filing joint returns the maximum is $250,000, and for all other filers the maximum is $125,000.  The commissioner may not allocate more than a total of $1,000,000 in credits over all taxable years for qualified investments in any one qualified small business.


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(c) The commissioner may not allocate a credit to a qualified investor either as an individual qualified investor or as an investor in a qualified fund if, at the time the investment is proposed:

 

(1) the investor is an officer or principal of the qualified small business; or

 

(2) the investor, either individually or in combination with one or more members of the investor's family, owns, controls, or holds the power to vote 20 percent or more of the outstanding securities of the qualified small business.

 

A member of the family of an individual disqualified by this paragraph is not eligible for a credit under this section.  For a married couple filing a joint return, the limitations in this paragraph apply collectively to the investor and spouse.  For purposes of determining the ownership interest of an investor under this paragraph, the rules under section 267(c) and 267(e) of the Internal Revenue Code apply.

 

(d) Applications for tax credits for 2010 must be made available on the department's Web site by September 1, 2010, and the department must begin accepting applications by September 1, 2010.  Applications for subsequent years must be made available by November 1 of the preceding year.

 

(e) Qualified investors and qualified funds must apply to the commissioner for tax credits.  Tax credits must be allocated to qualified investors or qualified funds in the order that the tax credit request applications are filed with the department.  The commissioner must approve or reject tax credit request applications within 15 days of receiving the application.  The investment specified in the application must be made within 60 days of the allocation of the credits.  If the investment is not made within 60 days, the credit allocation is canceled and available for reallocation.  A qualified investor or qualified fund that fails to invest as specified in the application, within 60 days of allocation of the credits, must notify the commissioner of the failure to invest within five business days of the expiration of the 60-day investment period.

 

(f) All tax credit request applications filed with the department on the same day must be treated as having been filed contemporaneously.  If two or more qualified investors or qualified funds file tax credit request applications on the same day, and the aggregate amount of credit allocation claims exceeds the aggregate limit of credits under this section or the lesser amount of credits that remain unallocated on that day, then the credits must be allocated among the qualified investors or qualified funds who filed on that day on a pro rata basis with respect to the amounts claimed.  The pro rata allocation for any one qualified investor or qualified fund is the product obtained by multiplying a fraction, the numerator of which is the amount of the credit allocation claim filed on behalf of a qualified investor and the denominator of which is the total of all credit allocation claims filed on behalf of all applicants on that day, by the amount of credits that remain unallocated on that day for the taxable year.

 

(g) A qualified investor or qualified fund, or a qualified small business acting on their behalf, must notify the commissioner when an investment for which credits were allocated has been made, and the taxable year in which the investment was made.  A qualified fund must also provide the commissioner with a statement indicating the amount invested by each investor in the qualified fund based on each investor's share of the assets of the qualified fund at the time of the qualified investment.  After receiving notification that the investment was made, the commissioner must issue credit certificates for the taxable year in which the investment was made to the qualified investor or, for an investment made by a qualified fund, to each qualified investor who is an investor in the fund.  The certificate must state that the credit is subject to revocation if the qualified investor or qualified fund does not hold the investment in the qualified small business for at least three years, consisting of the calendar year in which the investment was made and the two following years.  The three-year holding period does not apply if:

 

(1) the investment by the qualified investor or qualified fund becomes worthless before the end of the three-year period;

 

(2) 80 percent or more of the assets of the qualified small business is sold before the end of the three-year period;


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(3) the qualified small business is sold before the end of the three-year period;

 

(4) the qualified small business's common stock begins trading on a public exchange before the end of the three‑year period; or

 

(5) the qualified investor dies before the end of the three-year period.

 

(h) The commissioner must notify the commissioner of revenue of credit certificates issued under this section.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116J.8737, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 12.  Sunset.  This section expires for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017 2019, except that reporting requirements under subdivision 6 and revocation of credits under subdivision 7 remain in effect through 2019 2021 for qualified investors and qualified funds, and through 2021 2023 for qualified small businesses, reporting requirements under subdivision 9 remain in effect through 2022 2024, and the appropriation in subdivision 11 remains in effect through 2021 2023.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 289A.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Return required.  In the case of a decedent who has an interest in property with a situs in Minnesota, the personal representative must submit a Minnesota estate tax return to the commissioner, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, if:

 

(1) a federal estate tax return is required to be filed; or under the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(2) the sum of the federal gross estate and federal adjusted taxable gifts, as defined in section 2001(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, made within three years of the date of the decedent's death exceeds $1,200,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2014; $1,400,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2015; $1,600,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2016; $1,800,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2017; and $2,000,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2018 and thereafter.

 

The return must contain a computation of the Minnesota estate tax due.  The return must be signed by the personal representative.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective retroactively for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.01, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 7.  Resident.  (a) The term "resident" means any individual domiciled in Minnesota, except that an individual is not a "resident" for the period of time that the individual is a "qualified individual" as defined in section 911(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, if the qualified individual notifies the county within three months of moving out of the country that homestead status be revoked for the Minnesota residence of the qualified individual, and the property is not classified as a homestead while the individual remains a qualified individual.

 

(b) "Resident" also means any individual domiciled outside the state who maintains a place of abode in the state and spends in the aggregate more than one-half of the tax year in Minnesota, unless:


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(1) the individual or the spouse of the individual is in the armed forces of the United States; or

 

(2) the individual is covered under the reciprocity provisions in section 290.081.

 

For purposes of this subdivision, presence within the state for any part of a calendar day constitutes a day spent in the state.  Individuals shall keep adequate records to substantiate the days spent outside the state.

 

The term "abode" means a dwelling maintained by an individual, whether or not owned by the individual and whether or not occupied by the individual, and includes a dwelling place owned or leased by the individual's spouse.

 

(c) In determining where an individual is domiciled, neither the commissioner nor any court shall consider:

 

(1) charitable contributions made by an the individual within or without the state in determining if the individual is domiciled in Minnesota;

 

(2) the location of the individual's attorney, certified public accountant, or financial adviser; or

 

(3) the place of business of a financial institution at which the individual applies for any new type of credit or at which the individual opens or maintains any type of account.

 

(d) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given them:

 

(1) "financial adviser" means:

 

(i) an individual or business entity engaged in business as a certified financial planner, registered investment adviser, licensed insurance producer or agent, or registered securities broker-dealer representative; or

 

(ii) a financial institution providing services related to trust or estate administration, investment management, or financial planning; and

 

(2) "financial institution" means a financial institution as defined in section 47.015, subdivision 1; a state or nationally chartered credit union; or a registered broker-dealer under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0131, subdivision 10, as amended by Laws 2017, chapter 1, section 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 10.  Section 179 expensing.  For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2018, 80 percent of the amount by which the deduction allowed under the dollar limits of section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code exceeds the deduction allowable by section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended through December 31, 2003, is an addition.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0131, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 14.  First-time home buyer savings account.  The amount for a first-time home buyer savings account required by section 462D.06, subdivision 2, is an addition.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.


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Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0131, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 15.  Equity and opportunity donations to qualified foundations.  The amount of the deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code that represents contributions to a qualified foundation under section 290.0693 is an addition.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0132, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 4.  Education expenses.  (a) Subject to the limits in paragraph (b), the following amounts paid to others for each qualifying child are a subtraction: education-related expenses, as defined in section 290.0674, subdivision 1, less any amount used to claim the credit under section 290.0674, are a subtraction.

 

(1) education-related expenses; plus

 

(2) tuition and fees paid to attend a school described in section 290.0674, subdivision 1, clause (4), that are not included in education-related expenses; less

 

(3) any amount used to claim the credit under section 290.0674.

 

(b) The maximum subtraction allowed under this subdivision is:

 

(1) $1,625 for each qualifying child in a prekindergarten educational program or in kindergarten through grade 6; and

 

(2) $2,500 for each qualifying child in grades 7 through 12.

 

(c) The definitions in section 290.0674, subdivision 1, apply to this subdivision.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0132, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 23.  Contributions to 529 plan.  (a) The amount equal to the contributions made during the taxable year to one or more accounts in plans qualifying under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, reduced by any withdrawals from accounts during the taxable year, is a subtraction.

 

(b) The subtraction under this subdivision does not include amounts rolled over from other college savings plan accounts.

 

(c) The subtraction under this subdivision must not exceed $3,000 for married couples filing joint returns and $1,500 for all other filers, and is limited to individuals who do not claim the credit under section 290.0683.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0132, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 24.  Discharge of indebtedness; education loans.  (a) The amount equal to the discharge of indebtedness of the taxpayer is a subtraction if:


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(1) the indebtedness discharged is a qualified education loan; and

 

(2) the indebtedness was discharged under section 136A.1791, or following the taxpayer's completion of an income-driven repayment plan.

 

(b) For the purposes of this subdivision, "qualified education loan" has the meaning given in section 221 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "income-driven repayment plan" means a payment plan established by the United States Department of Education that sets monthly student loan payments based on income and family size under United States Code, title 20, section 1087e, or similar authority and specifically includes, but is not limited to:

 

(1) the income-based repayment plan under United States Code, title 20, section 1098e;

 

(2) the income contingent repayment plan established under United States Code, title 20, section 1087e, subsection (e); and

 

(3) the PAYE program or REPAYE program established by the Department of Education under administrative regulations.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0132, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 25.  First-time home buyer savings account.  (a) For purposes of this subdivision, the terms defined in section 462D.02 have the meanings given in that section.

 

(b) The amount an account holder contributes to and earnings on a first-time home buyer savings account allowed by section 462D.06, subdivision 1, is a subtraction.

 

(c) The subtraction allowed under this subdivision for a taxable year is limited to $7,500, or $15,000 for married joint filers.  For a taxpayer whose adjusted gross income, as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code, for the taxable year exceeds $125,000, or $250,000 for married joint filers, the maximum subtraction is reduced $1 for each $4 of adjusted gross income in excess of that threshold.

 

(d) The adjusted gross income thresholds under paragraph (c) must be adjusted for inflation.  The commissioner shall adjust the dollar amount of the income thresholds at which the maximum subtraction begins to be reduced under paragraph (b) by the percentage determined under section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section 1(f)(3)(B) the word "2016" is substituted for the word "1992."  For 2018, the commissioner shall then determine the percent change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31, 2017, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The determination of the commissioner under this subdivision is not a "rule" and is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act in chapter 14, including section 14.386.  The threshold amount as adjusted must be rounded to the nearest $100 amount.  If the amount ends in $50, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $100 amount.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.


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Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0132, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 26.  Social Security benefits.  (a) A portion of Social Security benefits is allowed as a subtraction.  The subtraction equals the lesser of Social Security benefits or a maximum subtraction subject to the limits under paragraphs (b), (c), and (d).

 

(b) For married taxpayers filing a joint return and surviving spouses, the maximum subtraction equals $8,250.  The maximum subtraction is reduced by 20 percent of provisional income over $77,000.  In no case is the subtraction less than zero.

 

(c) For single or head-of-household taxpayers, the maximum subtraction equals $6,500.  The maximum subtraction is reduced by 20 percent of provisional income over $60,200.  In no case is the subtraction less than zero.

 

(d) For married taxpayers filing separate returns, the maximum subtraction equals $4,125.  The maximum subtraction is reduced by 20 percent of provisional income over $38,500.  In no case is the subtraction less than zero.

 

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "provisional income" means modified adjusted gross income as defined in section 86(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, plus one-half of the Social Security benefits received during the taxable year, and "Social Security benefits" has the meaning given in section 86(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(f) The commissioner shall adjust the dollar amounts in paragraphs (b) to (d) by the percentage determined pursuant to the provisions of section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section 1(f)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code the word "2016" shall be substituted for the word "1992."  For 2018, the commissioner shall then determine the percentage change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31, 2017, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The determination of the commissioner pursuant to this subdivision must not be considered a rule and is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act contained in chapter 14, including section 14.386.  The threshold amount as adjusted must be rounded to the nearest $10 amount.  If the amount ends in $5, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $10 amount.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0133, subdivision 12, as amended by Laws 2017, chapter 1, section 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 12.  Section 179 expensing.  For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2018, 80 percent of the amount by which the deduction allowed under the dollar limits of section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code exceeds the deduction allowable by section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended through December 31, 2003, is an addition.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0133, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 15.  Equity and opportunity donations to qualified foundations.  The amount of the deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code that represents contributions to a qualified foundation under section 290.0693 is an addition.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.


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Sec. 16.  [290.016] CONFORMITY TO FEDERAL TAX EXTENDERS BY ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.

 

Subdivision 1.  Legislative purpose.  (a) The legislature intends this section to provide an ongoing mechanism for conforming the Minnesota individual income and corporate franchise taxes and the property tax refund and homestead credit refund programs to federal tax legislation enacted after the legislature has adjourned that extends existing provisions of federal law, if the provisions affect tax liability in a calendar year that ends before the legislature is scheduled to reconvene in regular session.  Congress has regularly enacted changes of that type that affect computation of Minnesota tax through its links to federal law.  The federal changes consist mainly of extending provisions that reduce revenues and are scheduled to expire.  Because Minnesota law is linked to federal law as of a specific date, taxpayers and the Department of Revenue must assume that Minnesota law does not include the effect of these federal changes even though the legislature regularly adopts most of the federal provisions retroactively in the next legislative session.  This situation undermines compliance and administration of Minnesota taxes, causing delay, uncertainty, and added costs.  This section provides an administrative mechanism to conform to most of these federal changes.  The legislature's intent is to conform to the federal tax extenders, including minor modifications of them, and to set aside the necessary state budget resources to do so.

 

(b) By expressing its intent regarding specific federal provisions and indicating how to treat each federal extender provision, the legislature is exercising its legislative power and is not delegating to Congress or the commissioner the authority to determine Minnesota tax law.  The legislature believes that this section is consistent with the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Wallace v. Commissioner of Taxation, 289 Minn. 220 (1971).

 

Subd. 2.  Federal tax conformity account established; transfer.  (a) A federal tax conformity account is established in the general fund.  Money in the account is available for transfer to the general fund to offset the reduction in general fund revenues resulting from conforming Minnesota tax law to federal law under this section.

 

(b) $20,000,000 is transferred from the general fund to the federal tax conformity account, effective July 1, 2017.

 

(c) Each year, within ten days after receiving notice of the amount from the commissioner, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer from the account to the general fund the amount the commissioner determines is required under subdivision 4.

 

Subd. 3.  Eligible federal tax preferences.  For purposes of this section and section 290.01, the term "eligible federal tax preferences" means any of the following items that are not in effect under the Internal Revenue Code for future taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016:

 

(1) discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness under section 108(a)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(2) mortgage insurance premiums treated as qualified residence interest under section 163(h)(3)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(3) qualified tuition and related expenses under section 222 of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(4) classification of certain race horses as three-year property under section 168(e)(3)(A)(i) and (ii) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(5) the seven-year recovery period for motorsports entertainment complexes under section 168(i)(15) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(6) the accelerated depreciation for business property on an Indian reservation under section 168(j) of the Internal Revenue Code;


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(7) the election to expense mine safety equipment under section 179E of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(8) the special expensing rules for certain film and television productions under section 181 of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(9) the special allowance for second-generation biofuel plant property under section 168(l) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(10) the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction under section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(11) the five-year recovery period for property described in section 168(e)(3)(B)(vi)(I) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifying for an energy credit under section 48(a)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

 

(12) the amount of the additional section 179 allowance in an empowerment zone under section 1397A of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Subd. 4.  Designation of qualifying federal conformity items.  (a) If, after final adjournment of a regular session of the legislature, Congress enacts a law that extends one or more of the eligible federal tax preferences to taxable years beginning during the calendar year in which the legislature adjourned, the commissioner shall prepare a list of qualifying federal conformity items and publish it on the Department of Revenue's Web site within 30 days following enactment of the law.  In preparing the list, the commissioner shall estimate the change in revenue resulting from allowing the eligible federal tax preferences, including the effect of subdivision 6, for the current and succeeding biennia only.  The commissioner shall not include an item on the list of qualifying federal conformity items if the commissioner estimates that its inclusion would reduce general fund revenues for the current and succeeding biennia by more than the balance in the federal tax conformity account.

 

(b) The commissioner shall consider the provisions of subdivision 6 as the first item to include on the list of qualifying conformity items.  The commissioner shall apply the following priorities in determining which additional items to include:

 

(1) the effect of all eligible federal tax preferences on computation of federal adjusted gross income under this chapter and household income under chapter 290A, is the first priority;

 

(2) the effect of the federal law on computation of Minnesota tax credits is the second priority;

 

(3) the items in subdivision 3, clauses (4) to (12), in that order, are the third priority; and

 

(4) the items in subdivision 3, clauses (1) to (3), in that order, are the last priority.

 

(c) In determining whether to include an eligible federal tax preference on the list of qualifying federal conformity items, the commissioner may include items in which nonmaterial changes were made in the federal law extending allowance of the eligible federal tax preferences, compared to the provision that was in effect for the prior federal taxable year.  For purposes of this determination, nonmaterial changes are limited to changes that are estimated to increase or decrease Minnesota tax revenues by no more than $1,000,000 for the affected eligible federal tax preference item for the taxable year.

 

(d) Within ten days after the commissioner's final determination of qualifying federal conformity items under this subdivision, the commissioner shall notify the commissioner of management and budget, in writing, of the amount of the federal tax conformity account transfer under subdivision 2.


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Subd. 5.  Provisions in effect.  (a) For purposes of determining tax and credits under this chapter, including the taxes under sections 290.091 and 290.0921, and household income under chapter 290A, qualifying federal conformity items and bonus depreciation rules under subdivision 6 apply for the designated taxable year and the provisions of this chapter apply as if the definition of the Internal Revenue Code under section 290.01, subdivision 31, included the amendments to the qualifying federal conformity items.

 

(b) For qualifying federal conformity items listed in subdivision 3, clauses (4) to (12), and bonus depreciation rules for which conformity in the designated taxable year that result in a revenue increase or decrease in subsequent taxable years, the commissioner shall administer the subsequent taxable year for the qualifying federal conformity items consistent with conformity to the items in the designated taxable year and the estimate used to calculate the transfer amount under subdivision 2.

 

(c) The commissioner shall administer the taxes under this chapter and refunds under chapter 290A as if Minnesota had conformed to the federal definitions of net income, adjusted gross income, and tax credits that affect computation of Minnesota tax or refunds resulting from extension of the qualifying federal conformity items.

 

(d) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision 6, "designated taxable year" means a taxable year that begins during a calendar year in which an eligible federal tax preference is enacted after the legislature adjourned its regular session and is effective for any taxable year beginning during that calendar year.

 

Subd. 6.  Bonus depreciation; 80 percent rule applies.  If, following final adjournment of a regular session of the legislature, Congress enacts a law that extends application of the depreciation special allowances under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code to taxable years beginning during the same calendar year, the allowance must be determined using the rules under sections 290.0131, subdivision 9, and 290.0133, subdivision 11, for the designated taxable year; and the rules under sections 290.0132, subdivision 9, and 290.0134, subdivision 13, for the five tax years immediately following the designated taxable year.

 

Subd. 7.  Forms preparation.  If the provisions of subdivisions 3 and 4 apply to a taxable year, the commissioner shall prepare forms and instructions that reflect the qualifying federal conformity items and bonus depreciation rules under subdivision 6, if applicable, for the taxable year consistent with the provisions of this section.

 

Subd. 8.  Draft legislation.  For a taxable year for which the commissioner publishes a list of qualifying federal conformity items under this section, the commissioner shall provide the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over taxes with draft legislation that would conform Minnesota Statutes to the qualifying federal conformity items and any other conformity items that the commissioner recommends be adopted, including application to taxable years beyond those to which this section applies.  The draft legislation is intended to make the statutes consistent with application of the designated qualifying federal conformity items under this section for the convenience of members of the public.  Failure to pass the draft legislation does not affect computation of Minnesota tax liability for the affected taxable years under this section.

 

Subd. 9.  Administrative Procedure Act.  Designation of qualifying federal conformity items or any other action of the commissioner under this section is not a rule and is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act under chapter 14, including section 14.386.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 2g.  First-time home buyer savings account.  (a) For purposes of this subdivision, the terms defined in section 462D.02 have the meanings given in that section.


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(b) In addition to the tax computed under subdivision 2c, an additional amount of tax applies equal to the additional tax computed for the taxable year for the account holder of a first-time home buyer account under section 462D.06, subdivision 3.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.06, subdivision 22, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 22.  Credit for taxes paid to another state.  (a) A taxpayer who is liable for taxes based on net income to another state, as provided in paragraphs (b) through (f), upon income allocated or apportioned to Minnesota, is entitled to a credit for the tax paid to another state if the tax is actually paid in the taxable year or a subsequent taxable year.  A taxpayer who is a resident of this state pursuant to section 290.01, subdivision 7, paragraph (b), and who is subject to income tax as a resident in the state of the individual's domicile is not allowed this credit unless the state of domicile does not allow a similar credit.

 

(b) For an individual, estate, or trust, the credit is determined by multiplying the tax payable under this chapter by the ratio derived by dividing the income subject to tax in the other state that is also subject to tax in Minnesota while a resident of Minnesota by the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income, as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code, modified by the addition required by section 290.0131, subdivision 2, and the subtraction allowed by section 290.0132, subdivision 2, to the extent the income is allocated or assigned to Minnesota under sections 290.081 and 290.17.

 

(c) If the taxpayer is an athletic team that apportions all of its income under section 290.17, subdivision 5, the credit is determined by multiplying the tax payable under this chapter by the ratio derived from dividing the total net income subject to tax in the other state by the taxpayer's Minnesota taxable income.

 

(d) (1) The credit determined under paragraph (b) or (c) shall not exceed the amount of tax so paid to the other state on the gross income earned within the other state subject to tax under this chapter, nor shall; and

 

(2) the allowance of the credit does not reduce the taxes paid under this chapter to an amount less than what would be assessed if such income amount was the gross income earned within the other state were excluded from taxable net income.

 

(e) In the case of the tax assessed on a lump-sum distribution under section 290.032, the credit allowed under paragraph (a) is the tax assessed by the other state on the lump-sum distribution that is also subject to tax under section 290.032, and shall not exceed the tax assessed under section 290.032.  To the extent the total lump-sum distribution defined in section 290.032, subdivision 1, includes lump-sum distributions received in prior years or is all or in part an annuity contract, the reduction to the tax on the lump-sum distribution allowed under section 290.032, subdivision 2, includes tax paid to another state that is properly apportioned to that distribution.

 

(f) If a Minnesota resident reported an item of income to Minnesota and is assessed tax in such other state on that same income after the Minnesota statute of limitations has expired, the taxpayer shall receive a credit for that year under paragraph (a), notwithstanding any statute of limitations to the contrary.  The claim for the credit must be submitted within one year from the date the taxes were paid to the other state.  The taxpayer must submit sufficient proof to show entitlement to a credit.

 

(g) For the purposes of this subdivision, a resident shareholder of a corporation treated as an "S" corporation under section 290.9725, must be considered to have paid a tax imposed on the shareholder in an amount equal to the shareholder's pro rata share of any net income tax paid by the S corporation to another state.  For the purposes of the preceding sentence, the term "net income tax" means any tax imposed on or measured by a corporation's net income.


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(h) For the purposes of this subdivision, a resident partner of an entity taxed as a partnership under the Internal Revenue Code must be considered to have paid a tax imposed on the partner in an amount equal to the partner's pro rata share of any net income tax paid by the partnership to another state.  For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term "net income" tax means any tax imposed on or measured by a partnership's net income.

 

(i) For the purposes of this subdivision, "another state":

 

(1) includes:

 

(i) the District of Columbia; and

 

(ii) a province or territory of Canada; but

 

(2) excludes Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress.

 

(j) The limitations on the credit in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), are imposed on a state by state basis.

 

(k) For a tax imposed by a province or territory of Canada, the tax for purposes of this subdivision is the excess of the tax over the amount of the foreign tax credit allowed under section 27 of the Internal Revenue Code.  In determining the amount of the foreign tax credit allowed, the net income taxes imposed by Canada on the income are deducted first.  Any remaining amount of the allowable foreign tax credit reduces the provincial or territorial tax that qualifies for the credit under this subdivision.

 

(l)(1) The credit allowed to a qualifying individual under this section for tax paid to a qualifying state equals the credit calculated under paragraphs (b) and (d), plus the amount calculated by multiplying:

 

(i) the difference between the preliminary credit and the credit calculated under paragraphs (b) and (d), by

 

(ii) the ratio derived by dividing the income subject to tax in the qualifying state that consists of compensation for performance of personal or professional services by the total amount of income subject to tax in the qualifying state.

 

(2) If the amount of the credit that a qualifying individual is eligible to receive under clause (1) for tax paid to a qualifying state exceeds the tax due under this chapter before the application of the credit calculated under clause (1), the commissioner shall refund the excess to the qualifying individual.  An amount sufficient to pay the refunds required by this subdivision is appropriated to the commissioner from the general fund.

 

(3) For purposes of this paragraph, "preliminary credit" means the credit that a qualifying individual is eligible to receive under paragraphs (b) and (d) for tax paid to a qualifying state without regard to the limitation in paragraph (d), clause (2); "qualifying individual" means a Minnesota resident under section 290.01, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), who received compensation during the taxable year for the performance of personal or professional services within a qualifying state; and "qualifying state" means a state with which an agreement under section 290.081 is not in effect for the taxable year but was in effect for a taxable year beginning before January 1, 2010.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 37.  Beginning farmer incentive credit.  (a) A beginning farmer incentive credit is allowed against the tax due under this chapter for the sale or rental of agricultural assets to a beginning farmer according to section 41B.0391, subdivision 2.


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(b) The credit may be claimed only after approval and certification by the Rural Finance Authority according to section 41B.0391.

 

(c) The credit is limited to the liability for tax, as computed under this chapter, for the taxable year.  If the amount of the credit determined under this subdivision for any taxable year exceeds this limitation, the excess is a beginning farmer incentive credit carryover to each of the 15 succeeding taxable years.  The entire amount of the excess unused credit for the taxable year is carried first to the earliest of the taxable years to which the credit may be carried and then to each successive year to which the credit may be carried.  The amount of the unused credit which may be added under this paragraph must not exceed the taxpayer's liability for tax, less the beginning farmer incentive credit for the taxable year.

 

(d) Credits allowed to a partnership, a limited liability company taxed as a partnership, an S corporation, or multiple owners of property are passed through to the partners, members, shareholders, or owners, respectively, pro rata to each based on the partner's, member's, shareholder's, or owner's share of the entity's assets or as specially allocated in the organizational documents or any other executed agreement, as of the last day of the taxable year.

 

(e) For a nonresident or part-year resident, the credit under this section must be allocated using the percentage calculated in section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

 

(f) Notwithstanding the approval and certification by the Rural Finance Authority under section 41B.0391, the commissioner may utilize any audit and examination powers under chapter 270C or 289A to the extent necessary to verify that the taxpayer is eligible for the credit and to assess for the amount of any improperly claimed credit.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 38.  Beginning farmer management credit.  (a) A taxpayer who is a beginning farmer may take a credit against the tax due under this chapter for participation in a financial management program according to section 41B.0391, subdivision 3.

 

(b) The credit may be claimed only after approval and certification by the Rural Finance Authority according to section 41B.0391.

 

(c) The credit is limited to the liability for tax, as computed under this chapter, for the taxable year.  If the amount of the credit determined under this subdivision for any taxable year exceeds this limitation, the excess is a beginning farmer management credit carryover to each of the three succeeding taxable years.  The entire amount of the excess unused credit for the taxable year is carried first to the earliest of the taxable years to which the credit may be carried and then to each successive year to which the credit may be carried.  The amount of the unused credit which may be added under this paragraph must not exceed the taxpayer's liability for tax, less the beginning farmer management credit for the taxable year.

 

(d) For a part-year resident, the credit under this section must be allocated using the percentage calculated in section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

 

(e) Notwithstanding the approval and certification by the Rural Finance Authority under section 41B.0391, the commissioner may utilize any audit and examination powers under chapter 270C or 289A to the extent necessary to verify that the taxpayer is eligible for the credit and to assess for the amount of any improperly claimed credit.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.


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Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.067, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Amount of credit.  (a) A taxpayer may take as a credit against the tax due from the taxpayer and a spouse, if any, under this chapter an amount equal to the dependent care credit for which the taxpayer is eligible pursuant to the provisions of section 21 of the Internal Revenue Code subject to the limitations provided in subdivision 2 except that in determining whether the child qualified as a dependent, income received as a Minnesota family investment program grant or allowance to or on behalf of the child must not be taken into account in determining whether the child received more than half of the child's support from the taxpayer, and the provisions of section 32(b)(1)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code do not apply.

 

(b) If a child who has not attained the age of six years at the close of the taxable year is cared for at a licensed family day care home operated by the child's parent, the taxpayer is deemed to have paid employment-related expenses.  If the child is 16 months old or younger at the close of the taxable year, the amount of expenses deemed to have been paid equals the maximum limit for one qualified individual under section 21(c) and (d) of the Internal Revenue Code.  If the child is older than 16 months of age but has not attained the age of six years at the close of the taxable year, the amount of expenses deemed to have been paid equals the amount the licensee would charge for the care of a child of the same age for the same number of hours of care.

 

(c) If a married couple:

 

(1) has a child who has not attained the age of one year at the close of the taxable year;

 

(2) files a joint tax return for the taxable year; and

 

(3) does not participate in a dependent care assistance program as defined in section 129 of the Internal Revenue Code, in lieu of the actual employment related expenses paid for that child under paragraph (a) or the deemed amount under paragraph (b), the lesser of (i) the combined earned income of the couple or (ii) the amount of the maximum limit for one qualified individual under section 21(c) and (d) of the Internal Revenue Code will be deemed to be the employment related expense paid for that child.  The earned income limitation of section 21(d) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not apply to this deemed amount.  These deemed amounts apply regardless of whether any employment-related expenses have been paid.

 

(d) If the taxpayer is not required and does not file a federal individual income tax return for the tax year, no credit is allowed for any amount paid to any person unless:

 

(1) the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of the person are included on the return claiming the credit; or

 

(2) if the person is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, the name and address of the person are included on the return claiming the credit.

 

In the case of a failure to provide the information required under the preceding sentence, the preceding sentence does not apply if it is shown that the taxpayer exercised due diligence in attempting to provide the information required.

 

(e) In the case of a nonresident, part-year resident, or a person who has earned income not subject to tax under this chapter including earned income excluded pursuant to section 290.0132, subdivision 10, the credit determined under section 21 of the Internal Revenue Code must be allocated based on the ratio by which the earned income of the claimant and the claimant's spouse from Minnesota sources bears to the total earned income of the claimant and the claimant's spouse.


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(f) For residents of Minnesota, the subtractions for military pay under section 290.0132, subdivisions 11 and 12, are not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter."

 

(g) For residents of Minnesota, the exclusion of combat pay under section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code is not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter."

 

(h) For taxpayers with federal adjusted gross income in excess of $50,000, the credit is equal to the lesser of the credit otherwise calculated under this subdivision, or the amount equal to $600 minus five percent of federal adjusted gross income in excess of $50,000 for taxpayers with one qualified individual, or $1,200 minus five percent of federal adjusted gross income in excess of $50,000 for taxpayers with two or more qualified individuals, but in no case is the credit less than zero.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.067, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2b.  Inflation adjustment.  The commissioner shall adjust the dollar amount of the income threshold at which the maximum credit begins to be reduced under subdivision 2 1 by the percentage determined pursuant to the provisions of section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section 1(f)(3)(B) the word "1999" "2016" shall be substituted for the word "1992."  For 2001 2018, the commissioner shall then determine the percent change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 1999 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31, 2000 2017, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending on August 31, 1999 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The determination of the commissioner pursuant to this subdivision must not be considered a "rule" and is not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act contained in chapter 14.  The threshold amount as adjusted must be rounded to the nearest $10 amount.  If the amount ends in $5, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $10 amount.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0671, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 2017, chapter 1, section 6, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Credit allowed.  (a) An individual who is a resident of Minnesota is allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter equal to a percentage of earned income.  To receive a credit, a taxpayer must be eligible for a credit under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(b) For individuals with no qualifying children, the credit equals 2.10 percent of the first $6,180 of earned income.  The credit is reduced by 2.01 percent of earned income or adjusted gross income, whichever is greater, in excess of $8,130, but in no case is the credit less than zero.

 

(c) For individuals with one qualifying child, the credit equals 9.35 percent of the first $11,120 of earned income.  The credit is reduced by 6.02 percent of earned income or adjusted gross income, whichever is greater, in excess of $21,190, but in no case is the credit less than zero.

 

(d) For individuals with two or more qualifying children, the credit equals 11 percent of the first $18,240 of earned income.  The credit is reduced by 10.82 percent of earned income or adjusted gross income, whichever is greater, in excess of $25,130, but in no case is the credit less than zero.

 

(e) For a part-year resident, the credit must be allocated based on the percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).


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(f) For a person who was a resident for the entire tax year and has earned income not subject to tax under this chapter, including income excluded under section 290.0132, subdivision 10, the credit must be allocated based on the ratio of federal adjusted gross income reduced by the earned income not subject to tax under this chapter over federal adjusted gross income.  For purposes of this paragraph, the following clauses are not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter":

 

(1) the subtractions for military pay under section 290.0132, subdivisions 11 and 12, are not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter."  For the purposes of this paragraph,;

 

(2) the exclusion of combat pay under section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code is not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter."; and

 

(3) income derived from an Indian reservation by an enrolled member of the reservation while living on the reservation.

 

(g) For tax years beginning after December 31, 2013, the $8,130 in paragraph (b), the $21,190 in paragraph (c), and the $25,130 in paragraph (d), after being adjusted for inflation under subdivision 7, are each increased by $5,000 for married taxpayers filing joint returns.  For tax years beginning after December 31, 2013, the commissioner shall annually adjust the $5,000 by the percentage determined pursuant to the provisions of section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section 1(f)(3)(B), the word "2008" shall be substituted for the word "1992."  For 2014, the commissioner shall then determine the percent change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2008, to the 12 months ending on August 31, 2013, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2008, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The earned income thresholds as adjusted for inflation must be rounded to the nearest $10.  If the amount ends in $5, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $10.  The determination of the commissioner under this subdivision is not a rule under the Administrative Procedure Act.

 

(h) The commissioner shall construct tables showing the amount of the credit at various income levels and make them available to taxpayers.  The tables shall follow the schedule contained in this subdivision, except that the commissioner may graduate the transition between income brackets.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0674, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Credit allowed.  An individual is allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter in an amount equal to 75 percent of the amount paid for education-related expenses for a qualifying child in a prekindergarten educational program or in kindergarten through grade 12.  For purposes of this section, "education‑related expenses" means:

 

(1) fees or tuition for instruction by an instructor under section 120A.22, subdivision 10, clause (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5), or a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and who is not a lineal ancestor or sibling of the dependent for instruction outside the regular school day or school year, including tutoring, driver's education offered as part of school curriculum, regardless of whether it is taken from a public or private entity or summer camps, in grade or age appropriate curricula that supplement curricula and instruction available during the regular school year, that assists a dependent to improve knowledge of core curriculum areas or to expand knowledge and skills under the required academic standards under section 120B.021, subdivision 1, and the elective standard under section 120B.022, subdivision 1, clause (2), and that do not include the teaching of religious tenets, doctrines, or worship, the purpose of which is to instill such tenets, doctrines, or worship;


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(2) expenses for textbooks, including books and other instructional materials and equipment purchased or leased for use in elementary and secondary schools in teaching only those subjects legally and commonly taught in public elementary and secondary schools in this state.  "Textbooks" does not include instructional books and materials used in the teaching of religious tenets, doctrines, or worship, the purpose of which is to instill such tenets, doctrines, or worship, nor does it include books or materials for extracurricular activities including sporting events, musical or dramatic events, speech activities, driver's education, or similar programs;

 

(3) a maximum expense of $200 per family for personal computer hardware, excluding single purpose processors, and educational software that assists a dependent to improve knowledge of core curriculum areas or to expand knowledge and skills under the required academic standards under section 120B.021, subdivision 1, and the elective standard under section 120B.022, subdivision 1, clause (2), purchased for use in the taxpayer's home and not used in a trade or business regardless of whether the computer is required by the dependent's school; and

 

(4) the amount paid to others for tuition and transportation of a qualifying child attending an elementary or secondary school situated in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin, wherein a resident of this state may legally fulfill the state's compulsory attendance laws, which is not operated for profit, and which adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and chapter 363A.  Amounts under this clause exclude any expense the taxpayer incurred in using the taxpayer's or the qualifying child's vehicle.; and

 

(5) fees charged for enrollment in a prekindergarten educational program, to the extent not used to claim the credit under section 290.067.

 

For purposes of this section, "qualifying child" has the meaning given in section 32(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, but is limited to children who have attained at least the age of three during the taxable year.

 

For purposes of this section, "prekindergarten educational program" means:

 

(1) prekindergarten programs established by a school district under chapter 124D;

 

(2) preschools, nursery schools, and early childhood development programs licensed by the Department of Human Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children or National Early Childhood Program Accreditation;

 

(3) Montessori programs affiliated with or accredited by the American Montessori Society or American Montessori International; and

 

(4) child care programs provided by family day care providers holding a current early childhood development credential approved by the commissioner of human services.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0674, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Limitations.  (a) For claimants with income not greater than $33,500 $42,000, the maximum credit allowed for a family is $1,000 $1,500 multiplied by the number of qualifying children in a prekindergarten educational program or in kindergarten through grade 12 in the family.  The maximum credit for families with one qualifying child in kindergarten through grade 12 is reduced by $1 for each $4 $10 of household income over $33,500, and the maximum credit for families with two or more qualifying children in kindergarten through grade 12 is reduced by $2 for each $4 of household income over $33,500 $42,000, but in no case is the credit less than zero.


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For purposes of this section "income" has the meaning given in section 290.067, subdivision 2a.  In the case of a married claimant, a credit is not allowed unless a joint income tax return is filed.

 

(b) For a nonresident or part-year resident, the credit determined under subdivision 1 and the maximum credit amount in paragraph (a) must be allocated using the percentage calculated in section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0674, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Inflation adjustment.  The credit amount and the income threshold at which the maximum credit begins to be reduced in subdivision 2 must be adjusted for inflation.  The commissioner shall adjust the credit amount and income threshold by the percentage determined pursuant to the provisions of section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section 1(f)(3)(B) the word "2017" shall be substituted for the word "1992."  For 2019, the commissioner shall then determine the percent change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2017, to the 12 months ending on August 31, 2018, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending August 31, 2017, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The credit amount and income threshold as adjusted for inflation must be rounded to the nearest $10 amount.  If the amount ends in $5, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $10 amount.  The determination of the commissioner under this subdivision is not a rule subject to the Administrative Procedure Act in chapter 14, including section 14.386.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.

 

Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.068, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Credit allowed.  A corporation, partners in a partnership, or shareholders in a corporation treated as an "S" corporation under section 290.9725 are allowed a credit against the tax computed under this chapter for the taxable year equal to:

 

(a) ten 15 percent of the first $2,000,000 of the excess (if any) of

 

(1) the qualified research expenses for the taxable year, over

 

(2) the base amount; and

 

(b) 2.5 five percent on all of such excess expenses over $2,000,000.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.068, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Definitions.  For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

 

(a) "Qualified research expenses" means (i) qualified research expenses and basic research payments as defined in section 41(b) and (e) of the Internal Revenue Code, except it does not include expenses incurred for qualified research or basic research conducted outside the state of Minnesota pursuant to section 41(d) and (e) of the Internal Revenue Code; and (ii) contributions to a nonprofit corporation established and operated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 317A for the purpose of promoting the establishment and expansion of business in this state, provided the contributions are invested by the nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing funds for small, technologically innovative enterprises in Minnesota during the early stages of their development.


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(b) "Qualified research" means qualified research as defined in section 41(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that the term does not include qualified research conducted outside the state of Minnesota.

 

(c) "Base amount" means:

 

(1) for taxpayers not subject to clause (2), the base amount as defined in section 41(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that the average annual gross receipts must be calculated using Minnesota sales or receipts under section 290.191 and the definitions contained in clauses paragraphs (a) and (b) shall apply.; or

 

(2) for a taxpayer with an alternative simplified credit election in place under subdivision 2a for the taxable year, 50 percent of the average qualified research expenses for the three taxable years preceding the taxable year for which the credit is being determined.  In no case shall the base amount be less than 50 percent of the qualified research expenses for the taxable year.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.068, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 2a.  Alternative simplified credit election.  (a) A taxpayer qualifying for a credit under this section may elect on an original return, including all extensions, to calculate its base amount under subdivision 2, paragraph (c), clause (2), for the taxable year.  The taxpayer must make the election on or before the date the return is due under section 289A.18, with any extensions allowed under section 289A.19.  An election to use the alternative simplified credit remains in effect for all subsequent years, unless revoked.  The taxpayer may revoke the election by filing a notice on a form prescribed by the commissioner on or before the due date for the return affected by the revocation, with any extension allowed under section 289A.19.  A taxpayer may revoke the election without approval of the commissioner.

 

(b) For a partnership, the election must be made by the partnership on the partnership return or other form, as required by the commissioner, and applies to all of its partners.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 30.  [290.0682] STUDENT LOAN CREDIT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

 

(b) "Adjusted gross income" means federal adjusted gross income as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(c) "Earned income" has the meaning given in section 32(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(d) "Eligible individual" means a resident individual with one or more qualified education loans related to an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a postsecondary educational institution.

 

(e) "Eligible loan payments" means the amount the eligible individual paid during the taxable year in principal and interest on qualified education loans.

 

(f) "Postsecondary educational institution" means a public or nonprofit postsecondary institution eligible for state student aid under section 136A.103 or, if the institution is not located in this state, a public or nonprofit postsecondary institution participating in the federal Pell Grant program under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Public Law 89-329, as amended.


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(g) "Qualified education loan" has the meaning given in section 221 of the Internal Revenue Code, but is limited to indebtedness incurred on behalf of the eligible individual.

 

Subd. 2.  Credit allowed.  (a) An eligible individual is allowed a credit against the tax due under this chapter.

 

(b) The credit for an eligible individual equals the least of:

 

(1) eligible loan payments minus ten percent of an amount equal to adjusted gross income in excess of $10,000, but in no case less than zero;

 

(2) the earned income for the taxable year of the eligible individual, if any;

 

(3) the sum of:

 

(i) the interest portion of eligible loan payments made during the taxable year; and

 

(ii) ten percent of the original loan amount of all qualified education loans of the eligible individual; or

 

(4) $500.

 

(c) For a part-year resident, the credit must be allocated based on the percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

 

(d) In the case of a married couple, each spouse is eligible for the credit in this section.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 31.  [290.0683] SECTION 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN CREDIT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given to them.

 

(b) "Federal adjusted gross income" has the meaning given under section 62(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(c) "Qualified higher education expenses" has the meaning given in section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Subd. 2.  Credit allowed.  (a) A credit is allowed to a resident individual against the tax imposed by this chapter.  The credit is not allowed to an individual who is eligible to be claimed as a dependent, as defined in sections 151 and 152 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(b) The amount of the credit allowed equals 50 percent of the amount contributed in a taxable year to one or more accounts in plans qualifying under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, reduced by any withdrawals from accounts made during the taxable year.  The maximum credit is $500, subject to the phaseout in paragraphs (c) and (d).  In no case is the credit less than zero.

 

(c) For individual filers, the maximum credit is reduced by two percent of adjusted gross income in excess of $75,000.

 

(d) For married couples filing a joint return, the maximum credit is phased out as follows:

 

(1) for married couples with adjusted gross income in excess of $75,000, but not more than $100,000, the maximum credit is reduced by one percent of adjusted gross income in excess of $75,000;


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(2) for married couples with adjusted gross income in excess of $100,000, but not more than $135,000, the maximum credit is $250; and

 

(3) for married couples with adjusted gross income in excess of $135,000, the maximum credit is $250, reduced by one percent of adjusted gross income in excess of $135,000.

 

(e) The income thresholds in paragraphs (c) and (d) used to calculate the maximum credit must be adjusted for inflation.  The commissioner shall adjust the income thresholds by the percentage determined under the provisions of section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section 1(f)(3)(B) the word "2016" is substituted for the word "1992."  For 2018, the commissioner shall then determine the percent change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31, 2017, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending on August 31, 2016, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The income thresholds as adjusted for inflation must be rounded to the nearest $10 amount.  If the amount ends in $5, the amount is rounded up to the nearest $10 amount.  The determination of the commissioner under this subdivision is not subject to chapter 14, including section 14.386.

 

Subd. 3.  Allocation.  For a part-year resident, the credit must be allocated based on the percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

 

Subd. 4.  Revocation.  If an individual makes a withdrawal of contributions for a purpose other than to pay for qualified higher education expenses, then:

 

(1) contributions used to claim the credit are considered to be the first contributions withdrawn; and

 

(2) the amount of any credit allowed to any individual under this section in a prior tax year for such contributions must be paid by the individual who makes the withdrawal as additional income tax for the taxable year in which the individual makes the withdrawal.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 32.  [290.0684] CREDIT FOR ATTAINING MASTER'S DEGREE IN TEACHER'S LICENSURE FIELD.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them.

 

(b) "Master's degree program" means a graduate-level program at an accredited university leading to a master of arts or science degree in a core content area directly related to a qualified teacher's licensure field.  The master's degree program may not include pedagogy or a pedagogy component.  To be eligible under this credit, a licensed elementary school teacher must pursue and complete a master's degree program in a core content area in which the teacher provides direct classroom instruction.

 

(c) "Qualified teacher" means a person who:

 

(1) holds a teaching license issued by the licensing division in the Department of Education on behalf of the Minnesota Board of Teaching both when the teacher begins the master's degree program and when the teacher completes the master's degree program;

 

(2) began a master's degree program after June 30, 2017; and

 

(3) completes the master's degree program during the taxable year.


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(d) "Core content area" means the academic subject of reading, English or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, or geography.

 

Subd. 2.  Credit allowed.  (a) An individual who is a qualified teacher is allowed a credit against the tax imposed under this chapter.  The credit equals the lesser of $2,500 or the amount the individual paid for tuition, fees, books, and instructional materials necessary to completing the master's degree program and for which the individual did not receive reimbursement from an employer or scholarship.

 

(b) For a nonresident or a part-year resident, the credit under this subdivision must be allocated based on the percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).

 

(c) A qualified teacher may claim the credit in this section only one time for each master's degree program completed in a core content area.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.0692, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 6.  Sunset.  This section expires at the same time and on the same terms as section 116J.8737, except that the expiration of this section does not affect the commissioner of revenue's authority to audit or power of examination and assessment for credits claimed under this section.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 34.  [290.0693] EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION TAX CREDIT.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

 

(b) "Eligible student" means a student who:

 

(1) resides in Minnesota;

 

(2) is a member of a household that has total annual income during the year prior to initial receipt of a qualified scholarship or a qualified transportation scholarship, without consideration of the benefits under this program that does not exceed an amount equal to two times the income standard used to qualify for a reduced-price meal under the National School Lunch Program; and

 

(3) meets one of the following criteria:

 

(i) attended a school, as defined in section 120A.22, subdivision 4, in the semester preceding initial receipt of a qualified scholarship or a qualified transportation scholarship;

 

(ii) is younger than age seven and not enrolled in kindergarten or first grade in the semester preceding initial receipt of a qualified scholarship or a qualified transportation scholarship;

 

(iii) previously received a qualified scholarship or a qualified transportation scholarship under this section; or

 

(iv) lived in Minnesota for less than a year prior to initial receipt of a qualified scholarship or a qualified transportation scholarship.


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(c) "Equity and opportunity in education donation" means a donation to a qualified foundation that awards qualified scholarships, awards qualified transportation scholarships, makes qualified grants, or is a qualified public school foundation.

 

(d) "Household" means household as used to determine eligibility under the National School Lunch Program.

 

(e) "National School Lunch Program" means the program in United States Code, title 42, section 1758.

 

(f) "Qualified charter school" means a charter elementary or secondary school in Minnesota at which at least 30 percent of students qualify for a free or reduced-price meal under the National School Lunch Program.

 

(g) "Qualified foundation" means a nonprofit organization granted an exemption from the federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that has been approved as a qualified foundation by the commissioner of revenue under subdivision 5.

 

(h) "Qualified grant" means a grant from a qualified foundation to a qualified charter school for use in support of the school's mission of educating students in academics, arts, or athletics, including transportation.

 

(i) "Qualified public school foundation" means a qualified foundation formed for the primary purpose of supporting one or more public schools or school districts in Minnesota at which at least 30 percent of students qualify for a free or reduced-price meal under the National School Lunch Program.

 

(j) "Qualified scholarship" means a payment from a qualified foundation to or on behalf of the parent or guardian of an eligible student for payment of tuition for enrollment in grades kindergarten through 12 at a qualified school.  A qualified scholarship must not exceed an amount greater than 70 percent of the state average general education revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 1, per pupil unit.

 

(k) "Qualified school" means a school operated in Minnesota that is a nonpublic elementary or secondary school in Minnesota wherein a resident may legally fulfill the state's compulsory attendance laws that is not operated for profit, and that adheres to the provisions of United States Code, title 42, section 1981, and chapter 363A.

 

(l) "Qualified transportation scholarship" means a payment from a qualified foundation to or on behalf of a parent or guardian of an eligible student for payment of transportation to a school, as defined in section 120A.22, subdivision 4.  A qualified transportation scholarship must not exceed an amount greater than 70 percent of the state average general education revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 1, per pupil unit.

 

(m) "Total annual income" means the income measure used to determine eligibility under the National School Lunch Program.

 

Subd. 2.  Credit allowed.  (a) An individual or corporate taxpayer who has been issued a credit certificate under subdivision 3 is allowed a credit against the tax due under this chapter equal to 70 percent of the amount of the equity and opportunity donation made during the taxable year to the qualified foundation, including a qualified public school foundation, designated on the taxpayer's credit certificate.  No credit is allowed if the taxpayer designates a specific child as the beneficiary of the contribution.  No credit is allowed to a taxpayer for an equity and opportunity in education donation made before the taxpayer was issued a credit certificate as provided in subdivision 3.

 

(b) The maximum annual credit allowed is:

 

(1) $21,000 for married joint filers for a one-year donation of $30,000;

 

(2) $10,500 for other individual filers for a one-year donation of $15,000; and


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(3) $105,000 for corporate filers for a one-year donation of $150,000.

 

(c) A taxpayer must provide a copy of the receipt provided by the qualified foundation when claiming the credit for the donation if requested by the commissioner.

 

(d) The credit is limited to the liability for tax under this chapter, including the tax imposed by sections 290.0921 and 290.0922.

 

(e) If the amount of the credit under this subdivision for any taxable year exceeds the limitations under paragraph (d), the excess is a credit carryover to each of the five succeeding taxable years.  The entire amount of the excess unused credit for the taxable year must be carried first to the earliest of the taxable years to which the credit may be carried.  The amount of the unused credit that may be added under this paragraph may not exceed the taxpayer's liability for tax, less the credit for the taxable year.  No credit may be carried to a taxable year more than five years after the taxable year in which the credit was earned.

 

Subd. 3.  Application for credit certificate.  (a) The commissioner must make applications for tax credits for 2018 available on the department's Web site by January 1, 2018.  Applications for subsequent years must be made available by January 1 of the taxable year.

 

(b) A taxpayer must apply to the commissioner for an equity and opportunity in education tax credit certificate.  The application must be in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.  The application must designate the qualified foundation to which the taxpayer intends to make a donation, and if the donation is for the purpose of awarding qualified scholarships, awarding qualified transportation scholarships, awarding qualified grants, or making expenditures in support of one or more public schools or school districts.  The commissioner must begin accepting applications for a taxable year on January 1.  The commissioner must issue tax credit certificates under this section on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum statewide credit amounts have been reached.  The certificates must list the qualified foundation, or the qualified public school foundation, the taxpayer designated on the application, and if the donation is to be used for awarding qualified scholarships, awarding qualified transportation scholarships, awarding qualified grants, or making expenditures in support of one or more public schools or school districts.

 

(c) The maximum statewide credit amount for tax credits for donations to qualified foundations for the purpose of awarding qualified scholarships and qualified transportation scholarships is $33,000,000 per taxable year for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

(d) The maximum statewide credit amount for donations to qualified foundations for the purpose of awarding qualified grants and for donations to qualified public school foundations is $2,000,000 per taxable year for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

(e) Any portion of a taxable year's credits for which a tax credit certificate is not issued does not cancel and may be carried forward to subsequent taxable years.

 

(f) The commissioner must not issue a tax credit certificate for an amount greater than the limits in subdivision 2.

 

(g) The commissioner must not issue a credit certificate for an application that designates a qualified foundation that the commissioner has barred from participation as provided in subdivision 5.

 

Subd. 4.  Responsibilities of qualified foundations.  (a) An entity that is eligible to be a qualified foundation must apply to the commissioner by September 15 of the year preceding the year in which it will first receive donations that qualify for a credit under this section.  The application must be in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner.  The application must:


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(1) demonstrate to the commissioner that the entity is exempt from the federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(2) demonstrate the entity's financial accountability by submitting its most recent audited financial statement prepared by a certified public accountant firm licensed under chapter 326A using the Statements on Auditing Standards issued by the Audit Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and

 

(3) specify if the entity intends to award qualified scholarships, award qualified transportation scholarships, award qualified grants, or if the entity is a qualified public school foundation.  An entity may award any combination of qualified scholarships, qualified transportation scholarships, and qualified grants.

 

(b) A qualified foundation must provide to taxpayers who make donations or commitments to donate a receipt or verification on a form approved by the commissioner.

 

(c) A qualified foundation that awards qualified scholarships or qualified transportation scholarships must:

 

(1) award qualified scholarships or qualified transportation scholarships to eligible students;

 

(2) not restrict the availability of scholarships to students of one qualified school;

 

(3) not charge a fee of any kind for a child to be considered for a scholarship; and

 

(4) require a qualified school receiving payment of tuition through a scholarship funded by contributions qualifying for the tax credit under this section to sign an agreement that it will not use different admissions standards for a student with a qualified scholarship.

 

(d) A qualified foundation that awards qualified scholarships must, in each year it awards qualified scholarships to eligible students to enroll in a qualified school, obtain from the qualified school documentation that the school:

 

(i) complies with all health and safety laws or codes that apply to nonpublic schools;

 

(ii) holds a valid occupancy permit if required by its municipality;

 

(iii) certifies that it adheres to the provisions of chapter 363A and United States Code, title 42, section 1981; and

 

(iv) provides academic accountability to parents of students in the program by regularly reporting to the parents on the student's progress.

 

A qualified foundation must make the documentation available to the commissioner on request.

 

(e) A qualified foundation must, by June 1 of each year following a year in which it receives donations, provide the following information to the commissioner:

 

(1) financial information that demonstrates the financial viability of the qualified foundation, if it is to receive donations of $150,000 or more during the year;

 

(2) documentation that it has conducted criminal background checks on all of its employees and board members and has excluded from employment or governance any individuals who might reasonably pose a risk to the appropriate use of contributed funds;


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(3) consistent with paragraph (f), document that it has used amounts received as donations to provide qualified scholarships, to provide qualified transportation scholarships, to make qualified grants, or to make expenditures in support of one or more public schools or school districts, as specified on the tax credit certificates issued for the donations, within one calendar year of the calendar year in which it received the donation;

 

(4) if the qualified foundation awards qualified scholarships or qualified transportation scholarships, a list of qualified schools that enrolled eligible students to whom the qualified foundation awarded qualified scholarships or qualified transportation scholarships;

 

(5) if the qualified foundation makes qualified grants, a list of qualified charter schools to which the qualified foundation made qualified grants;

 

(6) if the qualified foundation is a qualified public school foundation, a list of expenditures made in support of the mission of one or more public schools or school districts of educating students in academics, arts, or athletics, including transportation; and

 

(7) the following information prepared by a certified public accountant regarding donations received in the previous calendar year:

 

(i) the total number and total dollar amount of donations received from taxpayers;

 

(ii) the dollar amount of donations used for administrative expenses, as allowed by paragraph (f);

 

(iii) if the qualified foundation awarded qualified scholarships, the total number and dollar amount of qualified scholarships awarded;

 

(iv) if the qualified foundation awarded qualified transportation scholarships, the total number and dollar amount of qualified transportation scholarships awarded;

 

(v) if the qualified foundation made qualified grants, the total number and dollar amount of qualified grants made; and

 

(vi) if the qualified foundation is a qualified public school foundation, the total number and dollar amount of expenditures made in support of the mission of one or more public schools or school districts of educating students in academics, arts, or athletics, including transportation.

 

(f) The foundation may use up to five percent of the amounts received as donations for reasonable administrative expenses, including but not limited to fund-raising, scholarship tracking, and reporting requirements.

 

Subd. 5.  Responsibilities of commissioner.  (a) The commissioner must make applications for an entity to be approved as a qualified foundation for a taxable year available on the department's Web site by August 1 of the year preceding the taxable year.  The commissioner must approve an application that provides the documentation required in subdivision 4, paragraph (a), within 60 days of receiving the application.  The commissioner must notify a foundation that provides incomplete documentation and the foundation may resubmit its application within 30 days.

 

(b) By November 15 of each year, the commissioner must post on the department's Web site the names and addresses of qualified foundations for the next taxable year.  For each qualified foundation, the list must indicate if the foundation intends to award qualified scholarships, award qualified transportation scholarships, award qualified grants, or is a qualified public school foundation.  The commissioner must regularly update the names and addresses of any qualified foundations that have been barred from participating in the program.


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(c) The commissioner must prescribe a standardized format for a receipt to be issued by a qualified foundation to a taxpayer to indicate the amount of a donation received and of a commitment to make a donation.

 

(d) The commissioner must prescribe a standardized format for qualified foundations to report the information required under subdivision 4, paragraph (e).

 

(e) The commissioner may conduct either a financial review or audit of a qualified foundation upon finding evidence of fraud or intentional misreporting.  If the commissioner determines that the qualified foundation committed fraud or intentionally misreported information, the qualified foundation is barred from further program participation.

 

(f) If a qualified foundation fails to submit the documentation required under subdivision 4, paragraph (e), by June 1, the commissioner must notify the qualified foundation by July 1.  A qualified foundation that fails to submit the required information by August 1 is barred from participation for the next taxable year.

 

(g) If a qualified foundation fails to comply with the requirements of subdivision 4, paragraph (e), the commissioner must by September 1 notify the qualified foundation that it has until November 1 to document that it has remedied its noncompliance.  A qualified foundation that fails to document that it has remedied its noncompliance by November 1 is barred from participation for the next taxable year.

 

(h) A qualified foundation barred under paragraph (f) or (g) may become eligible to participate by submitting the required information in future years.

 

(i) Determinations of the commissioner under this subdivision are not considered rules and are not subject to the Administrative Procedures Act in chapter 14, including section 14.386.

 

Subd. 6.  Special education services.  A student's receipt of a qualified scholarship under this section does not affect the student's eligibility for instruction and service under section 125A.18 or otherwise affect the student's status under federal special education laws.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment for donations made and credits allowed in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.081, is amended to read:

 

290.081 INCOME OF NONRESIDENTS, RECIPROCITY.

 

(a) The compensation received for the performance of personal or professional services within this state by an individual whose residence, place of abode, and place customarily returned to at least once a month is in another state, shall be excluded from gross income to the extent such compensation is subject to an income tax imposed by the state of residence; provided that such state allows a similar exclusion of compensation received by residents of Minnesota for services performed therein.

 

(b) When it is deemed to be in the best interests of the people of this state, the commissioner may determine that the provisions of paragraph (a) shall not apply.  As long as the provisions of paragraph (a) apply between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the provisions of paragraph (a) shall apply to any individual who is domiciled in Wisconsin.

 

(c) For the purposes of paragraph (a), whenever the Wisconsin tax on Minnesota residents which would have been paid Wisconsin without paragraph (a) exceeds the Minnesota tax on Wisconsin residents which would have been paid Minnesota without paragraph (a), or vice versa, then the state with the net revenue loss resulting from


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calculated under paragraph (a) (e) shall receive from the other state the amount of such loss.  This provision shall be effective for all years beginning after December 31, 1972.  The data used for computing the loss to either state shall be determined on or before September 30 of the year following the close of the previous calendar year.

 

(d) (1) Interest is payable on all amounts calculated under paragraph (c) relating to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2000.  Interest accrues from July 1 of the taxable year.  Payments for amounts calculated under paragraph (c) must equal one-quarter of the estimated annual amount and must be paid at the midpoint of each quarter, on February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15.

 

(2) (e)(1) The commissioner of revenue is authorized to enter into agreements with the state of Wisconsin specifying the reciprocity payment due dates, conditions constituting delinquency, interest rates, and a method for computing interest due.

 

(3) (2) For agreements entered into before October 1, 2014 August 1, 2018, the annual compensation required under paragraph (c) must equal at least the net revenue loss minus $1,000,000 up to $3,000,000 per fiscal year.

 

(4) For agreements entered into after September 30, 2014, the annual compensation required under paragraph (c) must equal the net revenue loss per fiscal year.

 

(5) (3) For the purposes of clauses (3) and (4) this section, "net revenue loss" means the difference between the amount of Minnesota income taxes Minnesota forgoes by not taxing Wisconsin residents on income subject to reciprocity and the credit Minnesota would have been required to give under section 290.06, subdivision 22, to Minnesota residents working in Wisconsin had there not been reciprocity.

 

(4) All agreements must include provisions:

 

(i) providing for a suspension of the agreement if one party to the agreement does not pay in full by a time prescribed in the agreement;

 

(ii) setting the interest rate that will be applied, and that interest shall run from the date the payment is due until the day the payment is made, except that interest from the reconciliation payments runs from July 1 of the tax year until paid;

 

(iii) stating a time for annual reconciliation must be completed by October 31 of the year following the tax year, and the time for payment of any amounts to be completed by no later than December 1 of the year following the tax year;

 

(iv) requiring the parties to jointly conduct updated benchmark studies every five years beginning tax year 2018;

 

(v) requiring each party to the agreement to require taxpayers who request exemption from withholding in the state where they work to make an annual application and that a list of participants will be exchanged annually; and

 

(vi) the sum of the amount of the quarterly payments must be a reasonable estimate of the revenue loss as defined in item (iii).

 

(e) (f) If an agreement cannot be reached as to the amount of the loss, the commissioner of revenue and the taxing official of the state of Wisconsin shall each appoint a member of a board of arbitration and these members shall appoint the third member of the board.  The board shall select one of its members as chair.  Such board may administer oaths, take testimony, subpoena witnesses, and require their attendance, require the production of books, papers and documents, and hold hearings at such places as are deemed necessary.  The board shall then make a determination as to the amount to be paid the other state which determination shall be final and conclusive.


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(f) (g) The commissioner may furnish copies of returns, reports, or other information to the taxing official of the state of Wisconsin, a member of the board of arbitration, or a consultant under joint contract with the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin for the purpose of making a determination as to the amount to be paid the other state under the provisions of this section.  Prior to the release of any information under the provisions of this section, the person to whom the information is to be released shall sign an agreement which provides that the person will protect the confidentiality of the returns and information revealed thereby to the extent that it is protected under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

 

Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.091, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Definitions.  For purposes of the tax imposed by this section, the following terms have the meanings given:

 

(a) "Alternative minimum taxable income" means the sum of the following for the taxable year:

 

(1) the taxpayer's federal alternative minimum taxable income as defined in section 55(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(2) the taxpayer's itemized deductions allowed in computing federal alternative minimum taxable income, but excluding:

 

(i) the charitable contribution deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(ii) the medical expense deduction;

 

(iii) the casualty, theft, and disaster loss deduction; and

 

(iv) the impairment-related work expenses of a disabled person;

 

(3) for depletion allowances computed under section 613A(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to each property (as defined in section 614 of the Internal Revenue Code), to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the excess of the deduction for depletion allowable under section 611 of the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year over the adjusted basis of the property at the end of the taxable year (determined without regard to the depletion deduction for the taxable year);

 

(4) to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the amount of the tax preference for intangible drilling cost under section 57(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code determined without regard to subparagraph (E);

 

(5) to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the amount of interest income as provided by section 290.0131, subdivision 2; and

 

(6) the amount of addition required by section 290.0131, subdivisions 9 to 11;

 

less the sum of the amounts determined under the following:

 

(1) interest income as defined in section 290.0132, subdivision 2;


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(2) an overpayment of state income tax as provided by section 290.0132, subdivision 3, to the extent included in federal alternative minimum taxable income;

 

(3) the amount of investment interest paid or accrued within the taxable year on indebtedness to the extent that the amount does not exceed net investment income, as defined in section 163(d)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Interest does not include amounts deducted in computing federal adjusted gross income;

 

(4) amounts subtracted from federal taxable income as provided by section 290.0132, subdivisions 7, 9 to 15, 17, and 21, 24 to 26; and

 

(5) the amount of the net operating loss allowed under section 290.095, subdivision 11, paragraph (c).

 

In the case of an estate or trust, alternative minimum taxable income must be computed as provided in section 59(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(b) "Investment interest" means investment interest as defined in section 163(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

(c) "Net minimum tax" means the minimum tax imposed by this section.

 

(d) "Regular tax" means the tax that would be imposed under this chapter (without regard to this section and section 290.032), reduced by the sum of the nonrefundable credits allowed under this chapter.

 

(e) "Tentative minimum tax" equals 6.75 percent of alternative minimum taxable income after subtracting the exemption amount determined under subdivision 3.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 291.005, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 2017, chapter 1, section 8, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Scope.  Unless the context otherwise clearly requires, the following terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:

 

(1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue or any person to whom the commissioner has delegated functions under this chapter.

 

(2) "Federal gross estate" means the gross estate of a decedent as required to be valued and otherwise determined for federal estate tax purposes under the Internal Revenue Code, increased by the value of any property in which the decedent had a qualifying income interest for life and for which an election was made under section 291.03, subdivision 1d, for Minnesota estate tax purposes, but was not made for federal estate tax purposes.

 

(3) "Internal Revenue Code" means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 16, 2016.

 

(4) "Minnesota gross estate" means the federal gross estate of a decedent after (a) excluding therefrom any property included in the estate which has its situs outside Minnesota, and (b) including any property omitted from the federal gross estate which is includable in the estate, has its situs in Minnesota, and was not disclosed to federal taxing authorities.

 

(5) "Nonresident decedent" means an individual whose domicile at the time of death was not in Minnesota.


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(6) "Personal representative" means the executor, administrator or other person appointed by the court to administer and dispose of the property of the decedent.  If there is no executor, administrator or other person appointed, qualified, and acting within this state, then any person in actual or constructive possession of any property having a situs in this state which is included in the federal gross estate of the decedent shall be deemed to be a personal representative to the extent of the property and the Minnesota estate tax due with respect to the property.

 

(7) "Resident decedent" means an individual whose domicile at the time of death was in Minnesota.  The provisions of section 290.01, subdivision 7, paragraphs (c) and (d), apply to determinations of domicile under this chapter.

 

(8) "Situs of property" means, with respect to:

 

(i) real property, the state or country in which it is located;

 

(ii) tangible personal property, the state or country in which it was normally kept or located at the time of the decedent's death or for a gift of tangible personal property within three years of death, the state or country in which it was normally kept or located when the gift was executed;

 

(iii) a qualified work of art, as defined in section 2503(g)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, owned by a nonresident decedent and that is normally kept or located in this state because it is on loan to an organization, qualifying as exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, that is located in Minnesota, the situs of the art is deemed to be outside of Minnesota, notwithstanding the provisions of item (ii); and

 

(iv) intangible personal property, the state or country in which the decedent was domiciled at death or for a gift of intangible personal property within three years of death, the state or country in which the decedent was domiciled when the gift was executed.

 

For a nonresident decedent with an ownership interest in a pass-through entity with assets that include real or tangible personal property, situs of the real or tangible personal property, including qualified works of art, is determined as if the pass-through entity does not exist and the real or tangible personal property is personally owned by the decedent.  If the pass-through entity is owned by a person or persons in addition to the decedent, ownership of the property is attributed to the decedent in proportion to the decedent's capital ownership share of the pass-through entity.

 

(9) "Pass-through entity" includes the following:

 

(i) an entity electing S corporation status under section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(ii) an entity taxed as a partnership under subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code;

 

(iii) a single-member limited liability company or similar entity, regardless of whether it is taxed as an association or is disregarded for federal income tax purposes under Code of Federal Regulations, title 26, section 301.7701-3; or

 

(iv) a trust to the extent the property is includible in the decedent's federal gross estate; but excludes

 

(v) an entity whose ownership interest securities are traded on an exchange regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a national securities exchange under section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act, United States Code, title 15, section 78f.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective retroactively for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2016.


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Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 291.016, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  Subtraction.  The value of qualified small business property under section 291.03, subdivision 9, and the value of qualified farm property under section 291.03, subdivision 10, or the result of $5,000,000 minus the amount for the year of death listed in clauses (1) to (5), whichever is less, decedent's applicable federal exclusion amount under section 2010(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code may be subtracted in computing the Minnesota taxable estate but must not reduce the Minnesota taxable estate to less than zero:.

 

(1) $1,200,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2014;

 

(2) $1,400,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2015;

 

(3) $1,600,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2016;

 

(4) $1,800,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2017; and

 

(5) $2,000,000 for estates of decedents dying in 2018 and thereafter.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective retroactively for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 291.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Tax amount.  The tax imposed must be computed by applying to the Minnesota taxable estate the following schedule of rates and then the resulting amount multiplied by a fraction, not greater than one, the numerator of which is the value of the Minnesota gross estate plus the value of gifts under section 291.016, subdivision 2, clause (3), with a Minnesota situs, and the denominator of which is the federal gross estate plus the value of gifts under section 291.016, subdivision 2, clause (3):

 

(a) For estates of decedents dying in 2014:

 

Amount of Minnesota Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $1,200,000

None

Over $1,200,000 but not over $1,400,000

nine percent of the excess over $1,200,000

Over $1,400,000 but not over $3,600,000

$18,000 plus ten percent of the excess over $1,400,000

Over $3,600,000 but not over $4,100,000

$238,000 plus 10.4 percent of the excess over $3,600,000

Over $4,100,000 but not over $5,100,000

$290,000 plus 11.2 percent of the excess over $4,100,000

Over $5,100,000 but not over $6,100,000

$402,000 plus 12 percent of the excess over $5,100,000

Over $6,100,000 but not over $7,100,000

$522,000 plus 12.8 percent of the excess over $6,100,000

Over $7,100,000 but not over $8,100,000

$650,000 plus 13.6 percent of the excess over $7,100,000

Over $8,100,000 but not over $9,100,000

$786,000 plus 14.4 percent of the excess over $8,100,000

Over $9,100,000 but not over $10,100,000

$930,000 plus 15.2 percent of the excess over $9,100,000

Over $10,100,000

$1,082,000 plus 16 percent of the excess over $10,100,000

 

(b) For estates of decedents dying in 2015:

 

Amount of Minnesota Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $1,400,000

None

Over $1,400,000 but not over $3,600,000

ten percent of the excess over $1,400,000

Over $3,600,000 but not over $6,100,000

$220,000 plus 12 percent of the excess over $3,600,000


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Over $6,100,000 but not over $7,100,000

$520,000 plus 12.8 percent of the excess over $6,100,000

Over $7,100,000 but not over $8,100,000

$648,000 plus 13.6 percent of the excess over $7,100,000

Over $8,100,000 but not over $9,100,000

$784,000 plus 14.4 percent of the excess over $8,100,000

Over $9,100,000 but not over $10,100,000

$928,000 plus 15.2 percent of the excess over $9,100,000

Over $10,100,000

$1,080,000 plus 16 percent of the excess over $10,100,000

 

(c) For estates of decedents dying in 2016:

 

Amount of Minnesota Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $1,600,000

None

Over $1,600,000 but not over $2,600,000

ten percent of the excess over $1,600,000

Over $2,600,000 but not over $6,100,000

$100,000 plus 12 percent of the excess over $2,600,000

Over $6,100,000 but not over $7,100,000

$520,000 plus 12.8 percent of the excess over $6,100,000

Over $7,100,000 but not over $8,100,000

$648,000 plus 13.6 percent of the excess over $7,100,000

Over $8,100,000 but not over $9,100,000

$784,000 plus 14.4 percent of the excess over $8,100,000

Over $9,100,000 but not over $10,100,000

$928,000 plus 15.2 percent of the excess over $9,100,000

Over $10,100,000

$1,080,000 plus 16 percent of the excess over $10,100,000

 

(d) For estates of decedents dying in 2017 and thereafter:

 

Amount of Minnesota Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $1,800,000

None

Over $1,800,000 but not over $2,100,000

ten percent of the excess over $1,800,000

Over $2,100,000 but not over $5,100,000

$30,000 plus 12 percent of the excess over $2,100,000

Over $5,100,000 but not over $7,100,000

$390,000 plus 12.8 percent of the excess over $5,100,000

Over $7,100,000 but not over $8,100,000

$646,000 plus 13.6 percent of the excess over $7,100,000

Over $8,100,000 but not over $9,100,000

$782,000 plus 14.4 percent of the excess over $8,100,000

Over $9,100,000 but not over $10,100,000

$926,000 plus 15.2 percent of the excess over $9,100,000

Over $10,100,000

$1,078,000 plus 16 percent of the excess over $10,100,000

 

(e) For estates of decedents dying in 2018 and thereafter:

 

Amount of Minnesota Taxable Estate

Rate of Tax

 

Not over $2,000,000 $7,100,000

None 13 percent

Over $2,000,000 but not over $2,600,000

ten percent of the excess over $2,000,000

Over $2,600,000 but not over $7,100,000

$60,000 plus 13 percent of the excess over $2,600,000

Over $7,100,000 but not over $8,100,000

$645,000 $923,000 plus 13.6 percent of the excess over $7,100,000

Over $8,100,000 but not over $9,100,000

$781,000 $1,059,000 plus 14.4 percent of the excess over $8,100,000

Over $9,100,000 but not over $10,100,000

$925,000 $1,203,000 plus 15.2 percent of the excess over $9,100,000

Over $10,100,000

$1,077,000 $1,355,000 plus 16 percent of the excess over $10,100,000

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective retroactively for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2016.


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Sec. 40.  [462D.01] CITATION.

 

This chapter may be cited as the "First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act."

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 41.  [462D.02] DEFINITIONS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Definitions.  For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given.

 

Subd. 2.  Account holder.  "Account holder" means an individual who establishes, individually or jointly with one or more other individuals, a first-time home buyer savings account.

 

Subd. 3.  Allowable closing costs.  "Allowable closing costs" means a disbursement listed on a settlement statement for the purchase of a single-family residence in Minnesota by a qualified beneficiary.

 

Subd. 4.  Commissioner.  "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue.

 

Subd. 5.  Eligible costs.  "Eligible costs" means the down payment and allowable closing costs for the purchase of a single-family residence in Minnesota by a qualified beneficiary.  Eligible costs include paying for the cost of construction of or financing the construction of a single-family residence.

 

Subd. 6.  Financial institution.  "Financial institution" means a bank, bank and trust, trust company with banking powers, savings bank, savings association, or credit union, organized under the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States; an industrial loan and thrift under chapter 53 or the laws of another state and authorized to accept deposits; or a money market mutual fund registered under the federal Investment Company Act of 1940 and regulated under rule 2a-7, promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under that act.

 

Subd. 7.  First-time home buyer.  "First-time home buyer" means an individual, and if married, the individual's spouse, who has no present ownership interest in a principal residence during the three-year period ending on the earlier of:

 

(1) the date of the purchase of the single-family residence funded, in part, with proceeds from the first-time home buyer savings account; or

 

(2) the close of the taxable year for which a subtraction is claimed under sections 290.0132 and 462D.06.

 

Subd. 8.  First-time home buyer savings account.  "First-time home buyer savings account" or "account" means an account with a financial institution that an account holder designates as a first-time home buyer savings account, as provided in section 462D.03, to pay or reimburse eligible costs for the purchase of a single-family residence by a qualified beneficiary.

 

Subd. 9.  Internal Revenue Code.  "Internal Revenue Code" has the meaning given in section 290.01.

 

Subd. 10.  Principal residence.  "Principal residence" has the meaning given in section 121 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Subd. 11.  Qualified beneficiary.  "Qualified beneficiary" means a first-time home buyer who is a Minnesota resident and is designated as the qualified beneficiary of a first-time home buyer savings account by the account holder.


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Subd. 12.  Single-family residence.  "Single-family residence" means a single-family residence located in this state and owned and occupied by or to be occupied by a qualified beneficiary as the qualified beneficiary's principal residence, which may include a manufactured home, trailer, mobile home, condominium unit, townhome, or cooperative.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 42.  [462D.03] ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNTS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Accounts established.  An individual may open an account with a financial institution and designate the account as a first-time home buyer savings account to be used to pay or reimburse the designated qualified beneficiary's eligible costs.

 

Subd. 2.  Designation of qualified beneficiary.  (a) The account holder must designate a first-time home buyer as the qualified beneficiary of the account by April 15 of the year following the taxable year in which the account was established.  The account holder may be the qualified beneficiary.  The account holder may change the designated qualified beneficiary at any time, but no more than one qualified beneficiary may be designated for an account at any one time.  For purposes of the one beneficiary restriction, a married couple qualifies as one beneficiary.  Changing the designated qualified beneficiary of an account does not affect computation of the ten-year period under section 462D.06, subdivision 2.

 

(b) The commissioner shall establish a process for account holders to notify the state that permits recording of the account, the account holder or holders, any transfers under section 462D.04, subdivision 2, and the designated qualified beneficiary for each account.  This may be done upon filing the account holder's income tax return or in any other way the commissioner determines to be appropriate.

 

Subd. 3.  Joint account holders.  An individual may jointly own a first-time home buyer account with another person if the joint account holders file a married joint income tax return.

 

Subd. 4.  Multiple accounts.  (a) An individual may be the account holder of more than one first-time home buyer savings account, but must not hold or own multiple accounts that designate the same qualified beneficiary.

 

(b) An individual may be designated as the qualified beneficiary on more than one first-time home buyer savings account.

 

Subd. 5.  Contributions.  Only cash may be contributed to a first-time home buyer savings account.  Individuals other than the account holder may contribute to an account.  No limitation applies to the amount of contributions that may be made to or retained in a first-time home buyer savings account.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 43.  [462D.04] ACCOUNT HOLDER RESPONSIBILITIES.

 

Subdivision 1.  Expenses; reporting.  The account holder must:

 

(1) not use funds in a first-time home buyer savings account to pay expenses of administering the account, except that a service fee may be deducted from the account by the financial institution in which the account is held; and

 

(2) submit to the commissioner, in the form and manner required by the commissioner:


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(i) detailed information regarding the first-time home buyer savings account, including a list of transactions for the account during the taxable year and the Form 1099 issued by the financial institution for the account for the taxable year; and

 

(ii) upon withdrawal of funds from the account, a detailed account of the eligible costs for which the account funds were expended and a statement of the amount of funds remaining in the account, if any.

 

Subd. 2.  Transfers.  An account holder may withdraw funds, in whole or part, from a first-time home buyer savings account and deposit the funds in another first-time home buyer savings account held by a different financial institution or the same financial institution.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 44.  [462D.05] FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

 

(a) A financial institution is not required to take any action to ensure compliance with this chapter, including to:

 

(1) designate an account, designate qualified beneficiaries, or modify the financial institution's account contracts or systems in any way;

 

(2) track the use of money withdrawn from a first-time home buyer savings account;

 

(3) allocate funds in a first-time home buyer savings account among joint account holders or multiple qualified beneficiaries; or

 

(4) report any information to the commissioner or any other government that is not otherwise required by law.

 

(b) A financial institution is not responsible or liable for:

 

(1) determining or ensuring that an account satisfies the requirements of this chapter or that its funds are used for eligible costs; or

 

(2) reporting or remitting taxes or penalties related to the use of a first-time home buyer savings account.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 45.  [462D.06] SUBTRACTION; ADDITION; ADDITIONAL TAX.

 

Subdivision 1.  Subtraction.  (a) As provided in section 290.0132, subdivision 24, an account holder is allowed a subtraction from federal taxable income equal to the sum of:

 

(1) the amount the individual contributed to a first-time home buyer savings account during the taxable year not to exceed $5,000, or $10,000 for a married couple filing a joint return; and

 

(2) interest or dividends earned on the first-time home buyer savings account during the taxable year.

 

(b) The subtraction under paragraph (a) is allowed each year in which a contribution is made for the ten taxable years including and following the taxable year in which the account was established.  The total subtraction for all taxable years and for all first-time home buyer accounts established by the individual for a qualified beneficiary is limited to $50,000.  No person other than the account holder who deposits funds in a first-time home buyer savings account is allowed a subtraction under this section.


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(c) The subtraction under paragraph (a) is not allowed if the account holder withdraws amounts from the account within six months of designating the account as a first-time home buyer savings account.

 

Subd. 2.  Addition.  (a) As provided in section 290.0131, subdivision 14, an account holder must add to federal taxable income the sum of the following amounts:

 

(1) any amount withdrawn from a first-time home buyer savings account during the taxable year that is withdrawn more than six months after the account is designated as a first-time home buyer savings account and is used neither to pay eligible costs nor for a transfer permitted under section 462D.04, subdivision 2; and

 

(2) any amount remaining in the first-time home buyer savings account at the close of the tenth taxable year after the taxable year in which the account was established.

 

(b) For an account that received a transfer under section 462D.04, subdivision 2, the ten-year period under paragraph (a), clause (2), ends at the close of the earliest taxable year that applies to either account under that clause.

 

Subd. 3.  Additional tax.  The account holder is liable for an additional tax equal to ten percent of the addition under subdivision 2 for the taxable year.  This amount must be added to the amount due under section 290.06.  The tax under this subdivision does not apply to:

 

(1) a withdrawal because of the account holder's or designated qualified beneficiary's death or disability;

 

(2) a disbursement of assets of the account under federal bankruptcy law; and

 

(3) a disbursement of assets of the account under chapter 550 or 551.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

 

Sec. 46.  Laws 2010, chapter 216, section 12, the effective date, as amended by Laws 2016, chapter 158, article 1, section 212, is amended to read:

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective for investments made after July 1, 2010, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009, and before January 1, 2017, and only applies to investments made after the qualified small business receiving the investment has been certified by the commissioner of employment and economic development.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE; REVIVAL AND REENACTMENT.  This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2015, and Laws 2010, chapter 216, section 12, as amended by Laws 2016, chapter 158, article 1, section 212, is revived and reenacted as of that date.

 

Sec. 47.  INCOME TAX RECIPROCITY BENCHMARK STUDY; APPROPRIATION.

 

Subdivision 1.  Study.  (a) The Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, must, provided the conditions of paragraph (d) are satisfied, conduct a study to determine at least the following:

 

(1) the number of residents of each state who earn income from personal services in the other state;

 

(2) the total amount of income earned by residents of each state who earn income from personal services in the other state; and


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(3) the change in tax revenue in each state if an income tax reciprocity arrangement were resumed between the two states under which the taxpayers were required to pay income taxes on the income only in their state of residence.

 

(b) The study must use information obtained from each state's income tax returns for tax year 2017 and from any other source of information the departments determine is necessary to complete the study.

 

(c) No later than March 1, 2019, the Department of Revenue must submit a report containing the results of the study to the governor and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over taxes, in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 3.195 and 3.197.

 

(d) The department shall conduct the study only if the commissioner of revenue receives notice from the secretary of revenue that the Wisconsin Department of Revenue will fully participate in the study.

 

Subd. 2.  Appropriation.  $300,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of revenue for the income tax reciprocity benchmark study in subdivision 1.  This is a onetime appropriation and is not added to the agency's base budget.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.  The appropriation in subdivision 2 is only effective if the commissioner of revenue receives notice as provided in subdivision 1, paragraph (d).

 

Sec. 48.  RECAPTURE TAX EXEMPTIONS.

 

The tax under Minnesota Statutes, section 291.03, subdivision 11, does not apply as a result of any of the following:

 

(1) acquisition of title or possession of the qualified property by a federal, state, or local government unit, or any other entity with the power of eminent domain for a public purpose, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 117.025, subdivision 11;

 

(2) a portion of qualified farm property consisting of less than one-fifth of the acreage of the property is reclassified as class 2b property under Minnesota Statutes, section 273.13, subdivision 23, and the qualified heir has not substantially altered the reclassified property within the three-year holding period; or

 

(3) a portion of qualified farm property classified as 2a property at the death of the decedent under Minnesota Statutes, section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), consisting of a residence, garage, and immediately surrounding one acre of land is reclassified as 4bb property and the qualified heir has not substantially altered the property within the three-year holding period.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective retroactively for estates of decedents dying after June 30, 2011, and before January 1, 2017.

 

Sec. 49.  ESTATE TAX; 2017 DEATHS; CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN TERMS.

 

(a) The provisions of this section apply to a decedent who dies after December 31, 2016, and before enactment of the increase in the amount of the exclusion from Minnesota estate taxation in section 38 with respect to a governing instrument or disclaimer instrument that:

 

(1) became irrevocable in 2017; and


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(2) contains a formula or provision that allocates assets of the estate or trust between two or more different beneficiaries or classes of beneficiaries (or trusts for the primary benefit of two or more different beneficiaries or classes of beneficiaries) by reference to state estate taxes, including without limitation provisions referring to the state "estate tax exemption," "applicable exemption amount," "applicable credit amount," "applicable exclusion amount," "marital deduction," "maximum marital deduction," or "unlimited marital deduction."

 

References to state estate tax in an instrument to which this paragraph applies are deemed to refer to the estate tax laws in effect on December 31, 2016, as those laws would have applied to estates of decedents dying in 2017, including any inflation adjustments and statutory increases that were scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2017, but not including any subsequent statutory changes that apply retroactively to estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2016.

 

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to:

 

(1) an instrument that manifests an intent that formulas or provisions of the type described in paragraph (a), clause (2), must be construed to reference the estate tax laws as they existed after December 31, 2016;

 

(2) an instrument that allocates assets of the estate or trust by formula between two or more trusts for the primary benefit of the same beneficiary or class of beneficiaries, even if there are other permissible beneficiaries of one trust and not the other.  For example, paragraph (a) is not intended to apply to a gift in the decedent's will that allocates an amount equal to the state estate tax exemption to a trust for the primary benefit of the decedent's surviving spouse, even if that trust also includes the decedent's children as eligible beneficiaries, and the balance to the decedent's surviving spouse, or to a separate trust for the sole benefit of the decedent's surviving spouse, because the assets of the estate or trust are not allocated between two or more different beneficiaries or classes of beneficiaries or between trusts for the primary benefit of two or more different beneficiaries or classes of beneficiaries;

 

(3) an instrument that divides the assets of the estate or trust by reference to federal exemption amounts, and not state estate tax exemption amounts, including the federal estate tax exemption as well as the federal generation‑skipping transfer tax exemption;

 

(4) any provision in an irrevocable trust that grants to a deceased beneficiary a general power of appointment over a portion of the trust assets that is to be determined by reference to the largest amount that can be included in the beneficiary's estate for estate tax purposes without increasing the amount of federal or state estate taxes payable in the deceased beneficiary's estate; or

 

(5) any discretionary decision by a trustee or other person to grant or expand the scope of a power of appointment for the purpose of causing a portion of the trust to be included in the beneficiary's estate for estate tax purposes without increasing the amount of federal or state estate taxes payable in the deceased beneficiary's estate.

 

(c) The personal representative, trustee, or any interested person under an instrument, other than a disclaimer instrument, to which paragraph (a) applies may bring a proceeding to determine whether, based on a preponderance of the evidence, the decedent intended that a formula or provision described in paragraph (a) be construed with respect to the law as it existed after December 31, 2016.  This proceeding must be commenced by December 31, 2018, and the court may consider extrinsic evidence that contradicts the plain meaning of the instrument.  The court may modify a provision of an instrument that refers to the estate tax laws as described in paragraph (a) to conform the terms to the decedent's intention or achieve the decedent's tax objectives in a manner that is not contrary to the decedent's probable intention.  The court may provide that its decision, including any decision to modify a provision of an instrument, is effective as of the date of the decedent's death.


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(d) The personal representative, trustee, or disclaimant under a disclaimer instrument to which paragraph (a) applies may bring a proceeding to construe the disclaimant's intent, based on a preponderance of the evidence, including extrinsic evidence.  The court may provide that its construction, including any decision to modify a provision of an instrument, is effective as of the date of the decedent's death.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 50.  REPEALER.

 

(a) Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 136A.129; and 290.06, subdivision 36, are repealed.

 

(b) Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 290.067, subdivision 2, is repealed.

 

(c) Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 289A.10, subdivision 1a; 289A.12, subdivision 18; 289A.18, subdivision 3a; 289A.20, subdivision 3a; and 291.03, subdivisions 8, 9, 10, and 11, are repealed.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  Paragraph (a) is effective for agreements entered into after June 30, 2017, and for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.  Paragraph (b) is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.  Paragraph (c) is effective retroactively for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2016.

 

ARTICLE 2

PROPERTY TAX

 

Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 40A.18, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Allowed commercial and industrial operations.  (a) Commercial and industrial operations are not allowed on land within an agricultural preserve except:

 

(1) small on-farm commercial or industrial operations normally associated with and important to farming in the agricultural preserve area;

 

(2) storage use of existing farm buildings that does not disrupt the integrity of the agricultural preserve; and

 

(3) small commercial use of existing farm buildings for trades not disruptive to the integrity of the agricultural preserve such as a carpentry shop, small scale mechanics shop, and similar activities that a farm operator might conduct.; and

 

(4) wireless communication installments and related equipment and structure capable of providing technology potentially beneficial to farming activities.  A property owner who installs wireless communication equipment does not violate a covenant made prior to January 1, 2018, under section 40A.10, subdivision 1.

 

(b) For purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (3), "existing" in clauses (2) and (3) means existing on August 1, 1989.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 9.  Referendum revenue.  (a) The revenue authorized by section 126C.10, subdivision 1, may be increased in the amount approved by the voters of the district at a referendum called for the purpose.  The referendum may be called by the board.  The referendum must be conducted one or two calendar years before the


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increased levy authority, if approved, first becomes payable.  Only one election to approve an increase may be held in a calendar year.  Unless the referendum is conducted by mail under subdivision 11, paragraph (a), the referendum must be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  The ballot must state the maximum amount of the increased revenue per adjusted pupil unit.  The ballot may state a schedule, determined by the board, of increased revenue per adjusted pupil unit that differs from year to year over the number of years for which the increased revenue is authorized or may state that the amount shall increase annually by the rate of inflation.  The ballot must state the cumulative amount per pupil of any local optional revenue, board-approved referendum authority, and previous voter-approved referendum authority, if any, that the board expects to certify for the next school year.  For this purpose, the rate of inflation shall be the annual inflationary increase calculated under subdivision 2, paragraph (b).  The ballot may state that existing referendum levy authority is expiring.  In this case, the ballot may also compare the proposed levy authority to the existing expiring levy authority, and express the proposed increase as the amount, if any, over the expiring referendum levy authority.  The ballot must designate the specific number of years, not to exceed ten, for which the referendum authorization applies.  The ballot, including a ballot on the question to revoke or reduce the increased revenue amount under paragraph (c), must abbreviate the term "per adjusted pupil unit" as "per pupil."  The notice required under section 275.60 may be modified to read, in cases of renewing existing levies at the same amount per pupil as in the previous year:

 

"BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE."

 

The ballot may contain a textual portion with the information required in this subdivision and a question stating substantially the following:

 

"Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by (petition to) the board of ........., School District No. .., be approved?"

 

If approved, an amount equal to the approved revenue per adjusted pupil unit times the adjusted pupil units for the school year beginning in the year after the levy is certified shall be authorized for certification for the number of years approved, if applicable, or until revoked or reduced by the voters of the district at a subsequent referendum.

 

(b) The board must prepare and deliver by first class mail at least 15 days but no more than 30 days before the day of the referendum to each taxpayer a notice of the referendum and the proposed revenue increase.  The board need not mail more than one notice to any taxpayer.  For the purpose of giving mailed notice under this subdivision, owners must be those shown to be owners on the records of the county auditor or, in any county where tax statements are mailed by the county treasurer, on the records of the county treasurer.  Every property owner whose name does not appear on the records of the county auditor or the county treasurer is deemed to have waived this mailed notice unless the owner has requested in writing that the county auditor or county treasurer, as the case may be, include the name on the records for this purpose.  The notice must project the anticipated amount of tax increase in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the school district.

 

The notice must state the cumulative and individual amounts per pupil of any local optional revenue, board‑approved referendum authority, and voter-approved referendum authority, if any, that the board expects to certify for the next school year.

 

The notice for a referendum may state that an existing referendum levy is expiring and project the anticipated amount of increase over the existing referendum levy in the first year, if any, in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the district.


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The notice must include the following statement:  "Passage of this referendum will result in an increase in your property taxes."  However, in cases of renewing existing levies, the notice may include the following statement:  "Passage of this referendum extends an existing operating referendum at the same amount per pupil as in the previous year."

 

(c) A referendum on the question of revoking or reducing the increased revenue amount authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) may be called by the board.  A referendum to revoke or reduce the revenue amount must state the amount per adjusted pupil unit by which the authority is to be reduced.  Revenue authority approved by the voters of the district pursuant to paragraph (a) must be available to the school district at least once before it is subject to a referendum on its revocation or reduction for subsequent years.  Only one revocation or reduction referendum may be held to revoke or reduce referendum revenue for any specific year and for years thereafter.

 

(d) The approval of 50 percent plus one of those voting on the question is required to pass a referendum authorized by this subdivision.

 

(e) At least 15 days before the day of the referendum, the district must submit a copy of the notice required under paragraph (b) to the commissioner and to the county auditor of each county in which the district is located.  Within 15 days after the results of the referendum have been certified by the board, or in the case of a recount, the certification of the results of the recount by the canvassing board, the district must notify the commissioner of the results of the referendum.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to any referendum authorized on or after that date.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 270C.9901, is amended to read:

 

270C.9901 ASSESSOR ACCREDITATION; WAIVER.

 

Subdivision 1.  Accreditation.  Every individual who appraises or physically inspects real property for the purpose of determining its valuation or classification for property tax purposes must obtain licensure as an accredited Minnesota assessor from the State Board of Assessors by July 1, 2019 2022, or within four five years of that person having become licensed as a certified Minnesota assessor, whichever is later.

 

Subd. 2.  Waiver.  (a) An individual may apply to the State Board of Assessors for a waiver from licensure as an accredited Minnesota assessor as required by subdivision 1 if the individual:

 

(1) was first licensed as a certified Minnesota assessor before July 1, 2004;

 

(2) has had an assessor license since July 1, 2004;

 

(3) has successfully passed a comprehensive examination substantially equivalent to the requirements by the State Board of Assessors for the accredited Minnesota assessor license designation before May 1, 2020; and

 

(4) submits an application to the State Board of Assessors no later than July 1, 2022.

 

The examination can only be taken once to fulfill the requirements of the waiver.

 

(b) The commissioner of revenue, in consultation with the State Board of Assessors and the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, must determine the contents of the waiver application and the comprehensive examination.


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(c) A county assessor in any jurisdiction assessed by an applicant may submit additional information to the State Board of Assessors to be considered as part of the waiver review proceedings.

 

(d) The State Board of Assessors must not grant a waiver unless the applicant has met the requirements in paragraph (a) and has the ability to perform the duties of assessment required in each jurisdiction in which the applicant appraises or physically inspects real property for the purposes of determining its valuation or classification for property tax purposes.

 

(e) An individual granted a waiver under this subdivision is allowed to continue assessment duties at the individual's licensure level, provided the individual complies with the continuing education requirements for the accredited Minnesota assessor designation as prescribed by the State Board of Assessors.

 

(f) An individual granted a waiver under this section:

 

(1) is not considered to have achieved the designation as an accredited Minnesota assessor and may not represent himself or herself as an accredited Minnesota assessor; and

 

(2) is not authorized to value income-producing property as defined in section 273.11, subdivision 13, unless the individual meets the requirements of that section.

 

(g) A waiver granted by the State Board of Assessors under this section remains in effect unless the individual's licensure is revoked.  If the individual's licensure is revoked, the waiver is void and the individual is subject to the requirements of subdivision 1.

 

(h) A decision of the State Board of Assessors to grant or deny a waiver under this subdivision is final and is not subject to appeal.

 

(i) Waivers granted under this subdivision expire on June 30, 2032.

 

(j) This subdivision expires July 1, 2032.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.02, subdivision 23, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 23.  Secondary liquid agricultural chemical containment facilities.  Secondary containment tanks, cache basins, and that portion of the structure needed for the containment facility used to confine agricultural chemicals as defined in section 18D.01, subdivision 3, as required by the commissioner of agriculture under chapter 18B or 18C, berms used by a reseller to contain liquid agricultural chemical spills from primary storage containers and prevent runoff or leaching of liquid agricultural chemicals as defined in section 18D.01, subdivision 3, are exempt.  For purposes of this subdivision, "reseller" means a person licensed by the commissioner of agriculture under section 18B.316 or 18C.415.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with taxes payable in 2016, provided that nothing in this section shall cause property that the assessor classified as exempt for property taxes payable in 2016 or 2017 to lose its exempt status for taxes payable in those years.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.02, subdivision 86, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 86.  Apprenticeship training facilities.  All or a portion of a building used exclusively for a state‑approved apprenticeship program through the Department of Labor and Industry is exempt if:

 

(1) it is owned by a nonprofit organization or a nonprofit trust, and operated by a nonprofit organization or a nonprofit trust;


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(2) the program participants receive no compensation; and

 

(3) it is located:

 

(i) in the Minneapolis and St. Paul standard metropolitan statistical area as determined by the 2000 federal census;

 

(ii) in a city outside the Minneapolis and St. Paul standard metropolitan statistical area that has a population of 7,400 or greater according to the most recent federal census; or

 

(iii) in a township that has a population greater than 2,000 1,400 but less than 3,000 determined by the 2000 federal census and the building was previously used by a school and was exempt for taxes payable in 2010.

 

Use of the property for advanced skills training of incumbent workers does not disqualify the property for the exemption under this subdivision.  This exemption includes up to five acres of the land on which the building is located and associated parking areas on that land, except that if the building meets the requirements of clause (3), item (iii), then the exemption includes up to ten acres of land on which the building is located and associated parking areas on that land.  If a parking area associated with the facility is used for the purposes of the facility and for other purposes, a portion of the parking area shall be exempt in proportion to the square footage of the facility used for purposes of apprenticeship training.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with taxes payable in 2018.

 

Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 100.  Electric generation facility; personal property.  (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 9, clause (a), attached machinery and other personal property that is part of an electric generation facility with more than 35 megawatts and less than 40 megawatts of installed capacity and that meets the requirements of this subdivision is exempt from taxation and payments in lieu of taxation.  The facility must:

 

(1) be designed to utilize natural gas as a primary fuel;

 

(2) be owned and operated by a municipal power agency as defined in section 453.52, subdivision 8;

 

(3) be located within 800 feet of an existing natural gas pipeline;

 

(4) satisfy a resource deficiency identified in an approved integrated resource plan filed under section 216B.2422;

 

(5) be located outside the metropolitan area as defined under section 473.121, subdivision 2; and

 

(6) have received, by resolution, the approval of the governing bodies of the city and county in which it is located for the exemption of personal property provided by this subdivision.

 

(b) Construction of the facility must have been commenced after January 1, 2015, and before January 1, 2017.  Property eligible for this exemption does not include electric transmission lines and interconnections or gas pipelines and interconnections appurtenant to the property or the facility.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with taxes payable in 2018.


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Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 101.  Certain property owned by an Indian tribe.  (a) Property is exempt that:

 

(1) is located in a city of the first class with a population less than 100,000 as of the 2010 federal census;

 

(2) was on January 1, 2016, and is for the current assessment, owned by a federally recognized Indian tribe, or its instrumentality, that is located within the state of Minnesota; and

 

(3) is used exclusively as a medical clinic.

 

(b) Property that qualifies for the exemption under this subdivision is limited to no more than two contiguous parcels and structures that do not exceed, in the aggregate, 30,000 square feet.  Property acquired for single-family housing, market-rate apartments, agriculture, or forestry does not qualify for this exemption.  The exemption created by this subdivision expires with taxes payable in 2028.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with taxes payable in 2018.

 

Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.0213, is amended to read:

 

272.0213 LEASED SEASONAL-RECREATIONAL LAND.

 

(a) A county board may elect, by resolution, to Qualified lands, as defined in this section, are exempt from taxation, including the tax under section 273.19, qualified lands.  "Qualified lands" for purposes of this section means property land that:

 

(1) is owned by a county, city, town, or the state; and

 

(2) is rented by the entity for noncommercial seasonal-recreational or, noncommercial seasonal-recreational residential use; and, or class 1c commercial seasonal-recreational residential use.

 

(3) was rented for the purposes specified in clause (2) and was exempt from taxation for property taxes payable in 2008.

 

(b) Lands owned by the federal government and rented for noncommercial seasonal-recreational or, noncommercial seasonal-recreational residential, or class 1c commercial seasonal-recreational residential use are exempt from taxation, including the tax under section 273.19.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with taxes assessed in 2018 and payable in 2019.

 

Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.029, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Definitions.  (a) For the purposes of this section, the term:

 

(1) "wind energy conversion system" has the meaning given in section 216C.06, subdivision 19, and also includes a substation that is used and owned by one or more wind energy conversion facilities;

 

(2) "large scale wind energy conversion system" means a wind energy conversion system of more than 12 megawatts, as measured by the nameplate capacity of the system or as combined with other systems as provided in paragraph (b);


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(3) "medium scale wind energy conversion system" means a wind energy conversion system of over two and not more than 12 megawatts, as measured by the nameplate capacity of the system or as combined with other systems as provided in paragraph (b); and

 

(4) "small scale wind energy conversion system" means a wind energy conversion system of two megawatts and under, as measured by the nameplate capacity of the system or as combined with other systems as provided in paragraph (b).

 

(b) For systems installed and contracted for after January 1, 2002, the total size of a wind energy conversion system under this subdivision shall be determined according to this paragraph.  Unless the systems are interconnected with different distribution systems, the nameplate capacity of one wind energy conversion system shall be combined with the nameplate capacity of any other wind energy conversion system that is:

 

(1) located within five miles of the wind energy conversion system;

 

(2) constructed within the same calendar year as the wind energy conversion system; and

 

(3) under common ownership.

 

In the case of a dispute, the commissioner of commerce shall determine the total size of the system, and shall draw all reasonable inferences in favor of combining the systems.

 

(c) In making a determination under paragraph (b), the commissioner of commerce may determine that two wind energy conversion systems are under common ownership when the underlying ownership structure contains similar the same persons or entities, even if the ownership shares differ between the two systems.  Wind energy conversion systems are not under common ownership solely because the same person or entity provided equity financing for the systems.  Wind energy conversion systems that were determined by the commissioner of commerce to be eligible for a renewable energy production incentive under section 216C.41 are not under common ownership unless a change in the qualifying owner was made to an owner of another wind energy conversion system subsequent to the determination by the commissioner of commerce.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 272.162, is amended to read:

 

272.162 RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERS OF SPECIFIC PARTS.

 

Subdivision 1.  Conditions restricting transfer.  When a deed or other instrument conveying a parcel of land is presented to the county auditor for transfer or division under sections 272.12, 272.16, and 272.161, the auditor shall not transfer or divide the land or its net tax capacity in the official records and shall not certify the instrument as provided in section 272.12, if:

 

(a) The land conveyed is less than a whole parcel of land as charged in the tax lists;

 

(b) The part conveyed appears within the area of application of municipal or county subdivision regulations adopted and filed under section 394.35 or section 462.36, subdivision 1; and

 

(c) The part conveyed is part of or constitutes a subdivision as defined in section 462.352, subdivision 12.


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Subd. 2.  Conditions allowing transfer.  (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1, the county auditor may transfer or divide the land and its net tax capacity and may certify the instrument if the instrument contains a certification by the clerk of the municipality or designated county planning official:

 

(a) (1) that the municipality's or county's subdivision regulations do not apply;

 

(b) (2) that the subdivision has been approved by the governing body of the municipality or county; or

 

(c) (3) that the restrictions on the division of taxes and filing and recording have been waived by resolution of the governing body of the municipality or county in the particular case because compliance would create an unnecessary hardship and failure to comply would not interfere with the purpose of the regulations.

 

(b) If any of the conditions for certification by the municipality or county as provided in this subdivision exist and the municipality or county does not certify that they exist within 24 hours after the instrument of conveyance has been presented to the clerk of the municipality or designated county planning official, the provisions of subdivision 1 do not apply.

 

(c) If an unexecuted instrument is presented to the municipality or county and any of the conditions for certification by the municipality or county as provided in this subdivision exist, the unexecuted instrument must be certified by the clerk of the municipality or the designated county planning official.

 

Subd. 3.  Applicability of restrictions.  (a) This section does not apply to the exceptions set forth in section 272.12.

 

(b) This section applies only to land within municipalities or counties which choose to be governed by its provisions.  A municipality or county may choose to have this section apply to the property within its boundaries by filing a certified copy of a resolution of its governing body making that choice with the auditor and recorder of the county in which it is located.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.124, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 14.  Agricultural homesteads; special provisions.  (a) Real estate of less than ten acres that is the homestead of its owner must be classified as class 2a under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), if:

 

(1) the parcel on which the house is located is contiguous on at least two sides to (i) agricultural land, (ii) land owned or administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or (iii) land administered by the Department of Natural Resources on which in lieu taxes are paid under sections 477A.11 to 477A.14;

 

(2) its owner also owns a noncontiguous parcel of agricultural land that is at least 20 acres;

 

(3) the noncontiguous land is located not farther than four townships or cities, or a combination of townships or cities from the homestead; and

 

(4) the agricultural use value of the noncontiguous land and farm buildings is equal to at least 50 percent of the market value of the house, garage, and one acre of land.

 

Homesteads initially classified as class 2a under the provisions of this paragraph shall remain classified as class 2a, irrespective of subsequent changes in the use of adjoining properties, as long as the homestead remains under the same ownership, the owner owns a noncontiguous parcel of agricultural land that is at least 20 acres, and the agricultural use value qualifies under clause (4).  Homestead classification under this paragraph is limited to property that qualified under this paragraph for the 1998 assessment.


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(b)(i) Agricultural property shall be classified as the owner's homestead, to the same extent as other agricultural homestead property, if all of the following criteria are met:

 

(1) the agricultural property consists of at least 40 acres including undivided government lots and correctional 40's;

 

(2) the owner, the owner's spouse, or a grandchild, child, sibling, or parent of the owner or of the owner's spouse, is actively farming the agricultural property, either on the person's own behalf as an individual or on behalf of a partnership operating a family farm, family farm corporation, joint family farm venture, or limited liability company of which the person is a partner, shareholder, or member;

 

(3) both the owner of the agricultural property and the person who is actively farming the agricultural property under clause (2), are Minnesota residents;

 

(4) neither the owner nor the spouse of the owner claims another agricultural homestead in Minnesota; and

 

(5) neither the owner nor the person actively farming the agricultural property lives farther than four townships or cities, or a combination of four townships or cities, from the agricultural property, except that if the owner or the owner's spouse is required to live in employer-provided housing, the owner or owner's spouse, whichever is actively farming the agricultural property, may live more than four townships or cities, or combination of four townships or cities from the agricultural property.

 

The relationship under this paragraph may be either by blood or marriage.

 

(ii) Agricultural property held by a trustee under a trust is eligible for agricultural homestead classification under this paragraph if the qualifications in clause (i) are met, except that "owner" means the grantor of the trust.

 

(iii) Property containing the residence of an owner who owns qualified property under clause (i) shall be classified as part of the owner's agricultural homestead, if that property is also used for noncommercial storage or drying of agricultural crops.

 

(iv) (iii) As used in this paragraph, "agricultural property" means class 2a property and any class 2b property that is contiguous to and under the same ownership as the class 2a property.

 

(c) Noncontiguous land shall be included as part of a homestead under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), only if the homestead is classified as class 2a and the detached land is located in the same township or city, or not farther than four townships or cities or combination thereof from the homestead.  Any taxpayer of these noncontiguous lands must notify the county assessor that the noncontiguous land is part of the taxpayer's homestead, and, if the homestead is located in another county, the taxpayer must also notify the assessor of the other county.

 

(d) Agricultural land used for purposes of a homestead and actively farmed by a person holding a vested remainder interest in it must be classified as a homestead under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a).  If agricultural land is classified class 2a, any other dwellings on the land used for purposes of a homestead by persons holding vested remainder interests who are actively engaged in farming the property, and up to one acre of the land surrounding each homestead and reasonably necessary for the use of the dwelling as a home, must also be assessed class 2a.

 

(e) Agricultural land and buildings that were class 2a homestead property under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), for the 1997 assessment shall remain classified as agricultural homesteads for subsequent assessments if:

 

(1) the property owner abandoned the homestead dwelling located on the agricultural homestead as a result of the April 1997 floods;


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(2) the property is located in the county of Polk, Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, or Wilkin;

 

(3) the agricultural land and buildings remain under the same ownership for the current assessment year as existed for the 1997 assessment year and continue to be used for agricultural purposes;

 

(4) the dwelling occupied by the owner is located in Minnesota and is within 30 miles of one of the parcels of agricultural land that is owned by the taxpayer; and

 

(5) the owner notifies the county assessor that the relocation was due to the 1997 floods, and the owner furnishes the assessor any information deemed necessary by the assessor in verifying the change in dwelling.  Further notifications to the assessor are not required if the property continues to meet all the requirements in this paragraph and any dwellings on the agricultural land remain uninhabited.

 

(f) Agricultural land and buildings that were class 2a homestead property under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), for the 1998 assessment shall remain classified agricultural homesteads for subsequent assessments if:

 

(1) the property owner abandoned the homestead dwelling located on the agricultural homestead as a result of damage caused by a March 29, 1998, tornado;

 

(2) the property is located in the county of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, LeSueur, Nicollet, Nobles, or Rice;

 

(3) the agricultural land and buildings remain under the same ownership for the current assessment year as existed for the 1998 assessment year;

 

(4) the dwelling occupied by the owner is located in this state and is within 50 miles of one of the parcels of agricultural land that is owned by the taxpayer; and

 

(5) the owner notifies the county assessor that the relocation was due to a March 29, 1998, tornado, and the owner furnishes the assessor any information deemed necessary by the assessor in verifying the change in homestead dwelling.  For taxes payable in 1999, the owner must notify the assessor by December 1, 1998.  Further notifications to the assessor are not required if the property continues to meet all the requirements in this paragraph and any dwellings on the agricultural land remain uninhabited.

 

(g) Agricultural property of a family farm corporation, joint family farm venture, family farm limited liability company, or partnership operating a family farm as described under subdivision 8 shall be classified homestead, to the same extent as other agricultural homestead property, if all of the following criteria are met:

 

(1) the property consists of at least 40 acres including undivided government lots and correctional 40's;

 

(2) a shareholder, member, or partner of that entity is actively farming the agricultural property;

 

(3) that shareholder, member, or partner who is actively farming the agricultural property is a Minnesota resident;

 

(4) neither that shareholder, member, or partner, nor the spouse of that shareholder, member, or partner claims another agricultural homestead in Minnesota; and

 

(5) that shareholder, member, or partner does not live farther than four townships or cities, or a combination of four townships or cities, from the agricultural property.


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Homestead treatment applies under this paragraph for property leased to a family farm corporation, joint farm venture, limited liability company, or partnership operating a family farm if legal title to the property is in the name of an individual who is a member, shareholder, or partner in the entity.

 

(h) To be eligible for the special agricultural homestead under this subdivision, an initial full application must be submitted to the county assessor where the property is located.  Owners and the persons who are actively farming the property shall be required to complete only a one-page abbreviated version of the application in each subsequent year provided that none of the following items have changed since the initial application:

 

(1) the day-to-day operation, administration, and financial risks remain the same;

 

(2) the owners and the persons actively farming the property continue to live within the four townships or city criteria and are Minnesota residents;

 

(3) the same operator of the agricultural property is listed with the Farm Service Agency;

 

(4) a Schedule F or equivalent income tax form was filed for the most recent year;

 

(5) the property's acreage is unchanged; and

 

(6) none of the property's acres have been enrolled in a federal or state farm program since the initial application.

 

The owners and any persons who are actively farming the property must include the appropriate Social Security numbers, and sign and date the application.  If any of the specified information has changed since the full application was filed, the owner must notify the assessor, and must complete a new application to determine if the property continues to qualify for the special agricultural homestead.  The commissioner of revenue shall prepare a standard reapplication form for use by the assessors.

 

(i) Agricultural land and buildings that were class 2a homestead property under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), for the 2007 assessment shall remain classified agricultural homesteads for subsequent assessments if:

 

(1) the property owner abandoned the homestead dwelling located on the agricultural homestead as a result of damage caused by the August 2007 floods;

 

(2) the property is located in the county of Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, or Winona;

 

(3) the agricultural land and buildings remain under the same ownership for the current assessment year as existed for the 2007 assessment year;

 

(4) the dwelling occupied by the owner is located in this state and is within 50 miles of one of the parcels of agricultural land that is owned by the taxpayer; and

 

(5) the owner notifies the county assessor that the relocation was due to the August 2007 floods, and the owner furnishes the assessor any information deemed necessary by the assessor in verifying the change in homestead dwelling.  For taxes payable in 2009, the owner must notify the assessor by December 1, 2008.  Further notifications to the assessor are not required if the property continues to meet all the requirements in this paragraph and any dwellings on the agricultural land remain uninhabited.

 

(j) Agricultural land and buildings that were class 2a homestead property under section 273.13, subdivision 23, paragraph (a), for the 2008 assessment shall remain classified as agricultural homesteads for subsequent assessments if:


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(1) the property owner abandoned the homestead dwelling located on the agricultural homestead as a result of the March 2009 floods;

 

(2) the property is located in the county of Marshall;

 

(3) the agricultural land and buildings remain under the same ownership for the current assessment year as existed for the 2008 assessment year and continue to be used for agricultural purposes;

 

(4) the dwelling occupied by the owner is located in Minnesota and is within 50 miles of one of the parcels of agricultural land that is owned by the taxpayer; and

 

(5) the owner notifies the county assessor that the relocation was due to the 2009 floods, and the owner furnishes the assessor any information deemed necessary by the assessor in verifying the change in dwelling.  Further notifications to the assessor are not required if the property continues to meet all the requirements in this paragraph and any dwellings on the agricultural land remain uninhabited.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning for property taxes payable in 2018.

 

Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.124, subdivision 21, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 21.  Trust property; homestead.  Real or personal property, including agricultural property, held by a trustee under a trust is eligible for classification as homestead property if the property satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a), (b), (c), or (d), or (e).

 

(a) The grantor or surviving spouse of the grantor of the trust occupies and uses the property as a homestead.

 

(b) A relative or surviving relative of the grantor who meets the requirements of subdivision 1, paragraph (c), in the case of residential real estate; or subdivision 1, paragraph (d), in the case of agricultural property, occupies and uses the property as a homestead.

 

(c) A family farm corporation, joint farm venture, limited liability company, or partnership operating a family farm in which the grantor or the grantor's surviving spouse is a shareholder, member, or partner rents the property; and, either (1) a shareholder, member, or partner of the corporation, joint farm venture, limited liability company, or partnership occupies and uses the property as a homestead; or (2) the property is at least 40 acres, including undivided government lots and correctional 40's, and a shareholder, member, or partner of the tenant-entity is actively farming the property on behalf of the corporation, joint farm venture, limited liability company, or partnership.

 

(d) A person who has received homestead classification for property taxes payable in 2000 on the basis of an unqualified legal right under the terms of the trust agreement to occupy the property as that person's homestead and who continues to use the property as a homestead; or, a person who received the homestead classification for taxes payable in 2005 under paragraph (c) who does not qualify under paragraph (c) for taxes payable in 2006 or thereafter but who continues to qualify under paragraph (c) as it existed for taxes payable in 2005.

 

(e) The qualifications under subdivision 14, paragraph (b), clause (i), are met.  For purposes of this paragraph, "owner" means the grantor of the trust or the surviving spouse of the grantor.

 

(f) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given them:

 

(1) "agricultural property" means the house, garage, other farm buildings and structures, and agricultural land;


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(2) "agricultural land" has the meaning given in section 273.13, subdivision 23, except that the phrases "owned by same person" or "under the same ownership" as used in that subdivision mean and include contiguous tax parcels owned by:

 

(i) an individual and a trust of which the individual, the individual's spouse, or the individual's deceased spouse is the grantor; or

 

(ii) different trusts of which the grantors of each trust are any combination of an individual, the individual's spouse, or the individual's deceased spouse; and

 

For purposes of this subdivision, (3) "grantor" is defined as means the person creating or establishing a testamentary, inter Vivos, revocable or irrevocable trust by written instrument or through the exercise of a power of appointment.

 

(g) Noncontiguous land is included as part of a homestead under this subdivision, only if the homestead is classified as class 2a, as defined in section 273.13, subdivision 23, and the detached land is located in the same township or city, or not farther than four townships or cities or combination thereof from the homestead.  Any taxpayer of these noncontiguous lands must notify the county assessor by December 15 for taxes payable in the following year that the noncontiguous land is part of the taxpayer's homestead, and, if the homestead is located in another county, the taxpayer must also notify the assessor of the other county.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning for property taxes payable in 2018.

 

Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.125, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 8.  Manufactured homes; sectional structures.  (a) In this section, "manufactured home" means a structure transportable in one or more sections, which is built on a permanent chassis, and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and contains the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems in it.  Manufactured home includes any accessory structure that is an addition or supplement to the manufactured home and, when installed, becomes a part of the manufactured home.

 

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), a manufactured home that meets each of the following criteria must be valued and assessed as an improvement to real property, the appropriate real property classification applies, and the valuation is subject to review and the taxes payable in the manner provided for real property:

 

(1) the owner of the unit holds title to the land on which it is situated;

 

(2) the unit is affixed to the land by a permanent foundation or is installed at its location in accordance with the Manufactured Home Building Code in sections 327.31 to 327.34, and rules adopted under those sections, or is affixed to the land like other real property in the taxing district; and

 

(3) the unit is connected to public utilities, has a well and septic tank system, or is serviced by water and sewer facilities comparable to other real property in the taxing district.

 

(c) A manufactured home that meets each of the following criteria must be assessed at the rate provided by the appropriate real property classification but must be treated as personal property, and the valuation is subject to review and the taxes payable in the manner provided in this section:

 

(1) the owner of the unit is a lessee of the land under the terms of a lease, or the unit is located in a manufactured home park but is not the homestead of the park owner;


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(2) the unit is affixed to the land by a permanent foundation or is installed at its location in accordance with the Manufactured Home Building Code contained in sections 327.31 to 327.34, and the rules adopted under those sections, or is affixed to the land like other real property in the taxing district; and

 

(3) the unit is connected to public utilities, has a well and septic tank system, or is serviced by water and sewer facilities comparable to other real property in the taxing district.

 

(d) Sectional structures must be valued and assessed as an improvement to real property if the owner of the structure holds title to the land on which it is located or is a qualifying lessee of the land under section 273.19.  In this paragraph "sectional structure" means a building or structural unit that has been in whole or substantial part manufactured or constructed at an off-site location to be wholly or partially assembled on site alone or with other units and attached to a permanent foundation.

 

(e) The commissioner of revenue may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to establish additional criteria for the classification of manufactured homes and sectional structures under this subdivision.

 

(f) A storage shed, deck, or similar improvement constructed on property that is leased or rented as a site for a manufactured home, sectional structure, park trailer, or travel trailer is taxable as provided in this section.  In the case of property that is leased or rented as a site for a travel trailer, a storage shed, deck, or similar improvement on the site that is considered personal property under this paragraph is taxable only if its total estimated market value is over $1,000 $10,000.  The property is taxable as personal property to the lessee of the site if it is not owned by the owner of the site.  The property is taxable as real estate if it is owned by the owner of the site.  As a condition of permitting the owner of the manufactured home, sectional structure, park trailer, or travel trailer to construct improvements on the leased or rented site, the owner of the site must obtain the permanent home address of the lessee or user of the site.  The site owner must provide the name and address to the assessor upon request.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning for property taxes assessed in 2018 and payable in 2019.

 

Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.13, subdivision 22, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 22.  Class 1.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision 23 and in paragraphs (b) and (c), real estate which is residential and used for homestead purposes is class 1a.  In the case of a duplex or triplex in which one of the units is used for homestead purposes, the entire property is deemed to be used for homestead purposes.  The market value of class 1a property must be determined based upon the value of the house, garage, and land.

 

The first $500,000 of market value of class 1a property has a net classification rate of one percent of its market value; and the market value of class 1a property that exceeds $500,000 has a classification rate of 1.25 percent of its market value.

 

(b) Class 1b property includes homestead real estate or homestead manufactured homes used for the purposes of a homestead by:

 

(1) any person who is blind as defined in section 256D.35, or the blind person and the blind person's spouse;

 

(2) any person who is permanently and totally disabled or by the disabled person and the disabled person's spouse; or

 

(3) the surviving spouse of a permanently and totally disabled veteran homesteading a property classified under this paragraph for taxes payable in 2008.


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Property is classified and assessed under clause (2) only if the government agency or income-providing source certifies, upon the request of the homestead occupant, that the homestead occupant satisfies the disability requirements of this paragraph, and that the property is not eligible for the valuation exclusion under subdivision 34.

 

Property is classified and assessed under paragraph (b) only if the commissioner of revenue or the county assessor certifies that the homestead occupant satisfies the requirements of this paragraph.

 

Permanently and totally disabled for the purpose of this subdivision means a condition which is permanent in nature and totally incapacitates the person from working at an occupation which brings the person an income.  The first $50,000 market value of class 1b property has a net classification rate of .45 percent of its market value.  The remaining market value of class 1b property has a classification rate using the rates for class 1a or class 2a property, whichever is appropriate, of similar market value.

 

(c) Class 1c property is commercial use real and personal property that abuts public water as defined in section 103G.005, subdivision 15, or abuts a state trail administered by the Department of Natural Resources, and is devoted to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreational purposes but not devoted to commercial purposes for more than 250 days in the year preceding the year of assessment, and that includes a portion used as a homestead by the owner, which includes a dwelling occupied as a homestead by a shareholder of a corporation that owns the resort, a partner in a partnership that owns the resort, or a member of a limited liability company that owns the resort even if the title to the homestead is held by the corporation, partnership, or limited liability company.  For purposes of this paragraph, property is devoted to a commercial purpose on a specific day if any portion of the property, excluding the portion used exclusively as a homestead, is used for residential occupancy and a fee is charged for residential occupancy.  Class 1c property must contain three or more rental units.  A "rental unit" is defined as a cabin, condominium, townhouse, sleeping room, or individual camping site equipped with water and electrical hookups for recreational vehicles.  Class 1c property must provide recreational activities such as the rental of ice fishing houses, boats and motors, snowmobiles, downhill or cross-country ski equipment; provide marina services, launch services, or guide services; or sell bait and fishing tackle.  Any unit in which the right to use the property is transferred to an individual or entity by deeded interest, or the sale of shares or stock, no longer qualifies for class 1c even though it may remain available for rent.  A camping pad offered for rent by a property that otherwise qualifies for class 1c is also class 1c, regardless of the term of the rental agreement, as long as the use of the camping pad does not exceed 250 days.  If the same owner owns two separate parcels that are located in the same township, and one of those properties is classified as a class 1c property and the other would be eligible to be classified as a class 1c property if it was used as the homestead of the owner, both properties will be assessed as a single class 1c property; for purposes of this sentence, properties are deemed to be owned by the same owner if each of them is owned by a limited liability company, and both limited liability companies have the same membership.  The portion of the property used as a homestead is class 1a property under paragraph (a).  The remainder of the property is classified as follows:  the first $600,000 of market value is tier I, the next $1,700,000 of market value is tier II, and any remaining market value is tier III.  The classification rates for class 1c are:  tier I, 0.50 percent; tier II, 1.0 percent; and tier III, 1.25 percent.  Owners of real and personal property devoted to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreation purposes in which all or a portion of the property was devoted to commercial purposes for not more than 250 days in the year preceding the year of assessment desiring classification as class 1c, must submit a declaration to the assessor designating the cabins or units occupied for 250 days or less in the year preceding the year of assessment by January 15 of the assessment year.  Those cabins or units and a proportionate share of the land on which they are located must be designated as class 1c as otherwise provided.  The remainder of the cabins or units and a proportionate share of the land on which they are located must be designated as class 3a commercial.  The owner of property desiring designation as class 1c property must provide guest registers or other records demonstrating that the units for which class 1c designation is sought were not occupied for more than 250 days in the year preceding the assessment if so requested.  The portion of a property operated as a (1) restaurant, (2) bar, (3) gift shop, (4) conference center or meeting room, and (5) other nonresidential facility operated on a commercial basis not directly related to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreation purposes does not qualify for class 1c.


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(d) Class 1d property includes structures that meet all of the following criteria:

 

(1) the structure is located on property that is classified as agricultural property under section 273.13, subdivision 23;

 

(2) the structure is occupied exclusively by seasonal farm workers during the time when they work on that farm, and the occupants are not charged rent for the privilege of occupying the property, provided that use of the structure for storage of farm equipment and produce does not disqualify the property from classification under this paragraph;

 

(3) the structure meets all applicable health and safety requirements for the appropriate season; and

 

(4) the structure is not salable as residential property because it does not comply with local ordinances relating to location in relation to streets or roads.

 

The market value of class 1d property has the same classification rates as class 1a property under paragraph (a).

 

(e) For the purposes of paragraph (c), the portion of a resort used as a homestead by the owner includes a dwelling occupied as a homestead by:

 

(1) a shareholder of a corporation that owns the resort, whether the title to the dwelling is held by the shareholder occupying the dwelling or the corporation;

 

(2) a partner in a partnership that owns the resort, whether the title to the dwelling is held by the partner occupying the dwelling or the partnership; or

 

(3) a member of a limited liability company that owns the resort, whether the title to the dwelling is held by the member occupying the dwelling or the limited liability company.

 

To qualify the portion of a resort used as a homestead by an owner when the title is held by the shareholder, partner, or member occupying the dwelling, a property owner must apply to the assessor by January 15 of the assessment year and provide any documentation for verification required by the assessor.  An owner is not required to reapply unless there is a change in the individual using the dwelling as a homestead or a change in the person who holds the title to the dwelling.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with assessment year 2018 for taxes payable in 2019.

 

Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.13, subdivision 23, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 23.  Class 2.  (a) An agricultural homestead consists of class 2a agricultural land that is homesteaded, along with any class 2b rural vacant land that is contiguous to the class 2a land under the same ownership.  The market value of the house and garage and immediately surrounding one acre of land has the same classification rates as class 1a or 1b property under subdivision 22.  The value of the remaining land including improvements up to the first tier valuation limit of agricultural homestead property has a classification rate of 0.5 percent of market value.  The remaining property over the first tier has a classification rate of one percent of market value.  For purposes of this subdivision, the "first tier valuation limit of agricultural homestead property" and "first tier" means the limit certified under section 273.11, subdivision 23.

 

(b) Class 2a agricultural land consists of parcels of property, or portions thereof, that are agricultural land and buildings.  Class 2a property has a classification rate of one percent of market value, unless it is part of an agricultural homestead under paragraph (a).  Class 2a property must also include any property that would otherwise be classified as 2b, but is interspersed with class 2a property, including but not limited to sloughs, wooded wind shelters, acreage abutting ditches, ravines, rock piles, land subject to a setback requirement, and other similar land that is impractical for the assessor to value separately from the rest of the property or that is unlikely to be able to be sold separately from the rest of the property.


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An assessor may classify the part of a parcel described in this subdivision that is used for agricultural purposes as class 2a and the remainder in the class appropriate to its use.

 

(c) Class 2b rural vacant land consists of parcels of property, or portions thereof, that are unplatted real estate, rural in character and not used for agricultural purposes, including land used for growing trees for timber, lumber, and wood and wood products, that is not improved with a structure.  The presence of a minor, ancillary nonresidential structure as defined by the commissioner of revenue does not disqualify the property from classification under this paragraph.  Any parcel of 20 acres or more improved with a structure that is not a minor, ancillary nonresidential structure must be split-classified, and ten acres must be assigned to the split parcel containing the structure.  Class 2b property has a classification rate of one percent of market value unless it is part of an agricultural homestead under paragraph (a), or qualifies as class 2c under paragraph (d).

 

(d) Class 2c managed forest land consists of no less than 20 and no more than 1,920 acres statewide per taxpayer that is being managed under a forest management plan that meets the requirements of chapter 290C, but is not enrolled in the sustainable forest resource management incentive program.  It has a classification rate of .65 percent, provided that the owner of the property must apply to the assessor in order for the property to initially qualify for the reduced rate and provide the information required by the assessor to verify that the property qualifies for the reduced rate.  If the assessor receives the application and information before May 1 in an assessment year, the property qualifies beginning with that assessment year.  If the assessor receives the application and information after April 30 in an assessment year, the property may not qualify until the next assessment year.  The commissioner of natural resources must concur that the land is qualified.  The commissioner of natural resources shall annually provide county assessors verification information on a timely basis.  The presence of a minor, ancillary nonresidential structure as defined by the commissioner of revenue does not disqualify the property from classification under this paragraph.

 

(e) Agricultural land as used in this section means:

 

(1) contiguous acreage of ten acres or more, used during the preceding year for agricultural purposes; or

 

(2) contiguous acreage used during the preceding year for an intensive livestock or poultry confinement operation, provided that land used only for pasturing or grazing does not qualify under this clause.

 

"Agricultural purposes" as used in this section means the raising, cultivation, drying, or storage of agricultural products for sale, or the storage of machinery or equipment used in support of agricultural production by the same farm entity.  For a property to be classified as agricultural based only on the drying or storage of agricultural products, the products being dried or stored must have been produced by the same farm entity as the entity operating the drying or storage facility.  "Agricultural purposes" also includes enrollment in a local conservation program or the Reinvest in Minnesota program under sections 103F.501 to 103F.535 or the federal Conservation Reserve Program as contained in Public Law 99-198 or a similar state or federal conservation program if the property was classified as agricultural (i) under this subdivision for taxes payable in 2003 because of its enrollment in a qualifying program and the land remains enrolled or (ii) in the year prior to its enrollment.  For purposes of this section, a local conservation program means a program administered by a town, statutory or home rule charter city, or county, including a watershed district, water management organization, or soil and water conservation district, in which landowners voluntarily enroll land and receive incentive payments equal to at least $50 per acre in exchange for use or other restrictions placed on the land.  In order for property to qualify under the local conservation program provision, a taxpayer must apply to the assessor by February 1 of the assessment year and must submit the information required by the assessor, including but not limited to a copy of the program requirements, the specific agreement between the land owner and the local agency, if applicable, and a map of the conservation area.  Agricultural classification shall not be based upon the market value of any residential structures on the parcel or contiguous parcels under the same ownership.


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"Contiguous acreage," for purposes of this paragraph, means all of, or a contiguous portion of, a tax parcel as described in section 272.193, or all of, or a contiguous portion of, a set of contiguous tax parcels under that section that are owned by the same person.

 

(f) Agricultural land under this section also includes:

 

(1) contiguous acreage that is less than ten acres in size and exclusively used in the preceding year for raising or cultivating agricultural products; or

 

(2) contiguous acreage that contains a residence and is less than 11 acres in size, if the contiguous acreage exclusive of the house, garage, and surrounding one acre of land was used in the preceding year for one or more of the following three uses:

 

(i) for an intensive grain drying or storage operation, or for intensive machinery or equipment storage activities used to support agricultural activities on other parcels of property operated by the same farming entity;

 

(ii) as a nursery, provided that only those acres used intensively to produce nursery stock are considered agricultural land; or

 

(iii) for intensive market farming; for purposes of this paragraph, "market farming" means the cultivation of one or more fruits or vegetables or production of animal or other agricultural products for sale to local markets by the farmer or an organization with which the farmer is affiliated.

 

"Contiguous acreage," for purposes of this paragraph, means all of a tax parcel as described in section 272.193, or all of a set of contiguous tax parcels under that section that are owned by the same person.

 

(g) Land shall be classified as agricultural even if all or a portion of the agricultural use of that property is the leasing to, or use by another person for agricultural purposes.

 

Classification under this subdivision is not determinative for qualifying under section 273.111.

 

(h) The property classification under this section supersedes, for property tax purposes only, any locally administered agricultural policies or land use restrictions that define minimum or maximum farm acreage.

 

(i) The term "agricultural products" as used in this subdivision includes production for sale of:

 

(1) livestock, dairy animals, dairy products, poultry and poultry products, fur-bearing animals, horticultural and nursery stock, fruit of all kinds, vegetables, forage, grains, bees, and apiary products by the owner;

 

(2) fish bred aquacultural products for sale and consumption, as defined under section 17.47, if the fish breeding aquaculture occurs on land zoned for agricultural use;

 

(3) the commercial boarding of horses, which may include related horse training and riding instruction, if the boarding is done on property that is also used for raising pasture to graze horses or raising or cultivating other agricultural products as defined in clause (1);

 

(4) property which is owned and operated by nonprofit organizations used for equestrian activities, excluding racing;

 

(5) game birds and waterfowl bred and raised (i) on a game farm licensed under section 97A.105, provided that the annual licensing report to the Department of Natural Resources, which must be submitted annually by March 30 to the assessor, indicates that at least 500 birds were raised or used for breeding stock on the property during the preceding year and that the owner provides a copy of the owner's most recent schedule F; or (ii) for use on a shooting preserve licensed under section 97A.115;


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(6) insects primarily bred to be used as food for animals;

 

(7) trees, grown for sale as a crop, including short rotation woody crops, and not sold for timber, lumber, wood, or wood products; and

 

(8) maple syrup taken from trees grown by a person licensed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture under chapter 28A as a food processor.

 

(j) If a parcel used for agricultural purposes is also used for commercial or industrial purposes, including but not limited to:

 

(1) wholesale and retail sales;

 

(2) processing of raw agricultural products or other goods;

 

(3) warehousing or storage of processed goods; and

 

(4) office facilities for the support of the activities enumerated in clauses (1), (2), and (3),

 

the assessor shall classify the part of the parcel used for agricultural purposes as class 1b, 2a, or 2b, whichever is appropriate, and the remainder in the class appropriate to its use.  The grading, sorting, and packaging of raw agricultural products for first sale is considered an agricultural purpose.  A greenhouse or other building where horticultural or nursery products are grown that is also used for the conduct of retail sales must be classified as agricultural if it is primarily used for the growing of horticultural or nursery products from seed, cuttings, or roots and occasionally as a showroom for the retail sale of those products.  Use of a greenhouse or building only for the display of already grown horticultural or nursery products does not qualify as an agricultural purpose.

 

(k) The assessor shall determine and list separately on the records the market value of the homestead dwelling and the one acre of land on which that dwelling is located.  If any farm buildings or structures are located on this homesteaded acre of land, their market value shall not be included in this separate determination.

 

(l) Class 2d airport landing area consists of a landing area or public access area of a privately owned public use airport.  It has a classification rate of one percent of market value.  To qualify for classification under this paragraph, a privately owned public use airport must be licensed as a public airport under section 360.018.  For purposes of this paragraph, "landing area" means that part of a privately owned public use airport properly cleared, regularly maintained, and made available to the public for use by aircraft and includes runways, taxiways, aprons, and sites upon which are situated landing or navigational aids.  A landing area also includes land underlying both the primary surface and the approach surfaces that comply with all of the following:

 

(i) the land is properly cleared and regularly maintained for the primary purposes of the landing, taking off, and taxiing of aircraft; but that portion of the land that contains facilities for servicing, repair, or maintenance of aircraft is not included as a landing area;

 

(ii) the land is part of the airport property; and

 

(iii) the land is not used for commercial or residential purposes.

 

The land contained in a landing area under this paragraph must be described and certified by the commissioner of transportation.  The certification is effective until it is modified, or until the airport or landing area no longer meets the requirements of this paragraph.  For purposes of this paragraph, "public access area" means property used as an aircraft parking ramp, apron, or storage hangar, or an arrival and departure building in connection with the airport.


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(m) Class 2e consists of land with a commercial aggregate deposit that is not actively being mined and is not otherwise classified as class 2a or 2b, provided that the land is not located in a county that has elected to opt-out of the aggregate preservation program as provided in section 273.1115, subdivision 6.  It has a classification rate of one percent of market value.  To qualify for classification under this paragraph, the property must be at least ten contiguous acres in size and the owner of the property must record with the county recorder of the county in which the property is located an affidavit containing:

 

(1) a legal description of the property;

 

(2) a disclosure that the property contains a commercial aggregate deposit that is not actively being mined but is present on the entire parcel enrolled;

 

(3) documentation that the conditional use under the county or local zoning ordinance of this property is for mining; and

 

(4) documentation that a permit has been issued by the local unit of government or the mining activity is allowed under local ordinance.  The disclosure must include a statement from a registered professional geologist, engineer, or soil scientist delineating the deposit and certifying that it is a commercial aggregate deposit.

 

For purposes of this section and section 273.1115, "commercial aggregate deposit" means a deposit that will yield crushed stone or sand and gravel that is suitable for use as a construction aggregate; and "actively mined" means the removal of top soil and overburden in preparation for excavation or excavation of a commercial deposit.

 

(n) When any portion of the property under this subdivision or subdivision 22 begins to be actively mined, the owner must file a supplemental affidavit within 60 days from the day any aggregate is removed stating the number of acres of the property that is actively being mined.  The acres actively being mined must be (1) valued and classified under subdivision 24 in the next subsequent assessment year, and (2) removed from the aggregate resource preservation property tax program under section 273.1115, if the land was enrolled in that program.  Copies of the original affidavit and all supplemental affidavits must be filed with the county assessor, the local zoning administrator, and the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Land and Minerals.  A supplemental affidavit must be filed each time a subsequent portion of the property is actively mined, provided that the minimum acreage change is five acres, even if the actual mining activity constitutes less than five acres.

 

(o) The definitions prescribed by the commissioner under paragraphs (c) and (d) are not rules and are exempt from the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and the provisions in section 14.386 concerning exempt rules do not apply.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective beginning with assessment year 2018.

 

Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 273.13, subdivision 25, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 25.  Class 4.  (a) Class 4a is residential real estate containing four or more units and used or held for use by the owner or by the tenants or lessees of the owner as a residence for rental periods of 30 days or more, excluding property qualifying for class 4d.  Class 4a also includes hospitals licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56, other than hospitals exempt under section 272.02, and contiguous property used for hospital purposes, without regard to whether the property has been platted or subdivided.  The market value of class 4a property has a classification rate of 1.25 percent.


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(b) Class 4b includes:

 

(1) residential real estate containing less than four units that does not qualify as class 4bb, other than seasonal residential recreational property;

 

(2) manufactured homes not classified under any other provision;

 

(3) a dwelling, garage, and surrounding one acre of property on a nonhomestead farm classified under subdivision 23, paragraph (b) containing two or three units; and

 

(4) unimproved property that is classified residential as determined under subdivision 33.

 

The market value of class 4b property has a classification rate of 1.25 percent.

 

(c) Class 4bb includes:

 

(1) nonhomestead residential real estate containing one unit, other than seasonal residential recreational property, and;

 

(2) a single family dwelling, garage, and surrounding one acre of property on a nonhomestead farm classified under subdivision 23, paragraph (b).; and

 

(3) a condominium-type storage unit having an individual property identification number that is not used for a commercial purpose.

 

Class 4bb property has the same classification rates as class 1a property under subdivision 22.

 

Property that has been classified as seasonal residential recreational property at any time during which it has been owned by the current owner or spouse of the current owner does not qualify for class 4bb.

 

(d) Class 4c property includes:

 

(1) except as provided in subdivision 22, paragraph (c), real and personal property devoted to commercial temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreation purposes, for not more than 250 days in the year preceding the year of assessment.  For purposes of this clause, property is devoted to a commercial purpose on a specific day if any portion of the property is used for residential occupancy, and a fee is charged for residential occupancy.  Class 4c property under this clause must contain three or more rental units.  A "rental unit" is defined as a cabin, condominium, townhouse, sleeping room, or individual camping site equipped with water and electrical hookups for recreational vehicles.  A camping pad offered for rent by a property that otherwise qualifies for class 4c under this clause is also class 4c under this clause regardless of the term of the rental agreement, as long as the use of the camping pad does not exceed 250 days.  In order for a property to be classified under this clause, either (i) the business located on the property must provide recreational activities, at least 40 percent of the annual gross lodging receipts related to the property must be from business conducted during 90 consecutive days, and either (A) at least 60 percent of all paid bookings by lodging guests during the year must be for periods of at least two consecutive nights; or (B) at least 20 percent of the annual gross receipts must be from charges for providing recreational activities, or (ii) the business must contain 20 or fewer rental units, and must be located in a township or a city with a population of 2,500 or less located outside the metropolitan area, as defined under section 473.121, subdivision 2, that contains a portion of a state trail administered by the Department of Natural Resources.  For purposes of item (i)(A), a paid booking of five or more nights shall be counted as two bookings.  Class 4c property also includes commercial use real property used exclusively for recreational purposes in conjunction with other class 4c property classified under this clause and devoted to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreational purposes, up to a total of two acres, provided the property is not devoted to commercial recreational use for more than


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250 days in the year preceding the year of assessment and is located within two miles of the class 4c property with which it is used.  In order for a property to qualify for classification under this clause, the owner must submit a declaration to the assessor designating the cabins or units occupied for 250 days or less in the year preceding the year of assessment by January 15 of the assessment year.  Those cabins or units and a proportionate share of the land on which they are located must be designated class 4c under this clause as otherwise provided.  The remainder of the cabins or units and a proportionate share of the land on which they are located will be designated as class 3a.  The owner of property desiring designation as class 4c property under this clause must provide guest registers or other records demonstrating that the units for which class 4c designation is sought were not occupied for more than 250 days in the year preceding the assessment if so requested.  The portion of a property operated as a (1) restaurant, (2) bar, (3) gift shop, (4) conference center or meeting room, and (5) other nonresidential facility operated on a commercial basis not directly related to temporary and seasonal residential occupancy for recreation purposes does not qualify for class 4c.  For the purposes of this paragraph, "recreational activities" means renting ice fishing houses, boats and motors, snowmobiles, downhill or cross-country ski equipment; providing marina services, launch services, or guide services; or selling bait and fishing tackle;

 

(2) qualified property used as a golf course if:

 

(i) it is open to the public on a daily fee basis.  It may charge membership fees or dues, but a membership fee may not be required in order to use the property for golfing, and its green fees for golfing must be comparable to green fees typically charged by municipal courses; and

 

(ii) it meets the requirements of section 273.112, subdivision 3, paragraph (d).

 

A structure used as a clubhouse, restaurant, or place of refreshment in conjunction with the golf course is classified as class 3a property;

 

(3) real property up to a maximum of three acres of land owned and used by a nonprofit community service oriented organization and not used for residential purposes on either a temporary or permanent basis, provided that:

 

(i) the property is not used for a revenue-producing activity for more than six days in the calendar year preceding the year of assessment; or

 

(ii) the organization makes annual charitable contributions and donations at least equal to the property's previous year's property taxes and the property is allowed to be used for public and community meetings or events for no charge, as appropriate to the size of the facility.

 

For purposes of this clause:

 

(A) "charitable contributions and donations" has the same meaning as lawful gambling purposes under section 349.12, subdivision 25, excluding those purposes relating to the payment of taxes, assessments, fees, auditing costs, and utility payments;

 

(B) "property taxes" excludes the state general tax;

 

(C) a "nonprofit community service oriented organization" means any corporation, society, association, foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious, fraternal, civic, or educational purposes, and which is exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3), (8), (10), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; and


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(D) "revenue-producing activities" shall include but not be limited to property or that portion of the property that is used as an on-sale intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor establishment licensed under chapter 340A, a restaurant open to the public, bowling alley, a retail store, gambling conducted by organizations licensed under chapter 349, an insurance business, or office or other space leased or rented to a lessee who conducts a for-profit enterprise on the premises.

 

Any portion of the property not qualifying under either item (i) or (ii) is class 3a.  The use of the property for social events open exclusively to members and their guests for periods of less than 24 hours, when an admission is not charged nor any revenues are received by the organization shall not be considered a revenue-producing activity.

 

The organization shall maintain records of its charitable contributions and donations and of public meetings and events held on the property and make them available upon request any time to the assessor to ensure eligibility.  An organization meeting the requirement under item (ii) must file an application by May 1 with the assessor for eligibility for the current year's assessment.  The commissioner shall prescribe a uniform application form and instructions;

 

(4) postsecondary student housing of not more than one acre of land that is owned by a nonprofit corporation organized under chapter 317A and is used exclusively by a student cooperative, sorority, or fraternity for on-campus housing or housing located within two miles of the border of a college campus;

 

(5)(i) manufactured home parks as defined in section 327.14, subdivision 3, excluding manufactured home parks described in section 273.124, subdivision 3a items (ii) and (iii), and (ii) manufactured home parks as defined in section 327.14, subdivision 3, that are described in section 273.124, subdivision 3a, and (iii) class I manufactured home parks as defined in section 327C.01, subdivision 13;

 

(6) real property that is actively and exclusively devoted to indoor fitness, health, social, recreational, and related uses, is owned and operated by a not-for-profit corporation, and is located within the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2;

 

(7) a leased or privately owned noncommercial aircraft storage hangar not exempt under section 272.01, subdivision 2, and the land on which it is located, provided that:

 

(i) the land is on an airport owned or operated by a city, town, county, Metropolitan Airports Commission, or group thereof; and

 

(ii) the land lease, or any ordinance or signed agreement restricting the use of the leased premise, prohibits commercial activity performed at the hangar.

 

If a hangar classified under this clause is sold after June 30, 2000, a bill of sale must be filed by the new owner with the assessor of the county where the property is located within 60 days of the sale;

 

(8) a privately owned noncommercial aircraft storage hangar not exempt under section 272.01, subdivision 2, and the land on which it is located, provided that:

 

(i) the land abuts a public airport; and