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S.F. No. 104 - Agricultural Preserves
 
Author: Senator David J. Osmek
 
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
 
Date: March 2, 2017



 

Section 1. [Allowed commercial and industrial operations; outside the metropolitan area] allows wireless communication equipment, including cell phone towers, to be installed on property within an agricultural preserve outside of the metropolitan area.

Section 2 [Early termination of agricultural preserve; metropolitan area] allows a property’s enrollment in the Metropolitan Agricultural Preserves Program to be terminated upon the death of an owner of the property.  This section also requires that when an agricultural preserve is terminated under this provision, the property is subject to additional taxes equal to 50 percent of the current year’s taxes.  Under current law, an agricultural preserve can only be terminated eight years after the owner notifies the city, organized township, or county of the owner’s intention to terminate and additional taxes are not imposed.

Section 3 [Allowed commercial and industrial operations; metropolitan area] allows wireless communication equipment, including cell phone towers, to be installed on property within an agricultural preserve in the metropolitan area.

 
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