1.1.................... moves to amend H. F. No. 1222, the delete everything amendment
1.2(H1222DE1), as follows:
1.3Page 10, line 24, after the period insert "The city revenue need under this paragraph
1.4may not be less than 290."
1.5Page 17, line 29, delete "wage and salary" and insert "number of employees"
1.6Page 19, line 34, delete everything after the period
1.7Page 20, delete lines 1 and 2
1.8Page 20, line 9, strike "2009" and insert "2010"
1.9Page 20, line 12, after the period insert "For aids payable in 2009 only the total aid
1.10for a city with a population less than 2,500 must not be less than what it received under
1.11this section in the previous year unless its total aid in calendar year 2008 was aid under
1.12Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 477A.011, subdivision 36, paragraph (s), in which case
1.13its minimum aid is zero."
1.14Page 64, line 17, strike "on"
1.15Page 79, delete sections 52 to 54
1.16Page 80, after line 16, insert:

1.18    The commissioner of revenue shall conduct a study of the metropolitan revenue
1.19distribution program contained in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473F, commonly known
1.20as the fiscal disparities program. On or before February 1, 2010, the commissioner shall
1.21make a report to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate tax committees
1.22consisting of the findings of the study and any recommendations resulting from the study.
1.23    The study must consider to what extent the program is meeting the following goals,
1.24and what changes could be made to the program in the furtherance of meeting those goals:
1.25    (1) reducing the extent to which the property tax encourages development patterns
1.26that do not make cost-effective use of public infrastructure or impose other high public
2.1    (2) ensuring that the benefits of economic growth of the region are shared throughout
2.2the region, especially for growth that results from state and/or regional decisions;
2.3    (3) improving the ability of each jurisdiction within the region to deliver services at
2.4a level commensurate with its tax effort;
2.5    (4) compensating jurisdictions containing properties that provide regional benefits
2.6for the costs those properties impose on their host jurisdictions in excess of their tax
2.8    (5) promoting a fair distribution of property tax burdens across jurisdictions of
2.9the region; and
2.10    (6) reducing the economic losses that result from competition among communities
2.11for commercial-industrial tax base.
2.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2008."
2.13Page 85, delete line 5
2.14Page 85, line 7, delete "Paragraphs (b) and (c) are" and insert "Paragraph (b) is"
2.15Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.16Amend the title accordingly