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S.F. No. 1255 - Major League Soccer Stadium; Providing Sales and Property Tax Exemptions
 
Author: Senator David H. Senjem
 
Prepared By: Nora Pollock, Senate Counsel (651/297-8066)
Eric S. Silvia, Senate Counsel (651/296-1771)
 
Date: March 14, 2017



 

Section 1. Building materials; exemption. Provides that materials and supplies used or consumed in, and equipment incorporated into, the construction of a Major League Soccer stadium and related infrastructure in St. Paul are exempt.  This exemption expires one year after the date that the first game is played in the stadium.  Effective for sales and purchases made after the day following final enactment.

Section 2. Property tax exemption; special assessment. Provides that any real or personal property acquired, owned, leased, controlled, used, or occupied by the city of St Paul for the primary purpose of providing a stadium for a Major League Soccer team is exempt from property tax. The properties are still subject to special assessments. Any real or property subject to a lease or use agreement between the city and another person for uses related to the purpose of the operation of the stadium and related parking facilities are also exempt regardless of the length of the lease or use agreement.  This property tax exemption does not apply to any real property that is leased for residential, business, or commercial development or any other purpose not necessary to the operation of the stadium. Effective upon approval by the St. Paul City Council.

 
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