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S.F. No. 228 - Proctor local option sales tax modification; validation of prior act
Author: Senator Thomas M. Bakk
Prepared By: Nora Pollock, Senate Counsel (651/297-8066)
Date: March 15, 2017


This bill allows the city of Proctor to increase the rate of its existing local sales tax by an additional 1.5 percent, if approved by the voters in the first general election after the bill is enacted. The revenue from the increased tax would pay for the $10 million in improvements to public utilities, sidewalks, bike paths and trails, and park and recreation facilities authorized in 2008 and 2010 special laws.

The bill also retroactively approves the extension of the existing sales tax and new uses for the sales tax revenue authorized in the 2008 and 2010 special laws, based on the voter approval at the 2010 general election and the filing of local approval with the Secretary of State before January 1, 2015.

Effective the day after the city files its approval with the Secretary of State.

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