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S.F. No. 1025 - Worthington local sales tax modification
Author: Senator Bill Weber
Prepared By: Nora Pollock, Senate Counsel (651/297-8066)
Date: March 14, 2017


This bill modifies the city of Worthington 0.5% local sales tax to authorize revenues to be used for construction of public athletic facilities, subject to the following requirements:

  • The city must pass a resolution stating the intent to issue debt and propose a public hearing;
  • The resolution must be published for two consecutive weeks, with a notice of the public hearing date, in the city’s official newspaper. The hearing must be held at least two weeks but not more than four weeks after the first publication;  
  • If the city adopts the resolution, the resolution must be published in the city’s official newspaper but is not effective for 30 days;
  • Within this 30 days, a petition requesting a citywide vote that is signed by voters constituting at least 10% of the number of votes cast in the last general election must be submitted to the county auditor. If this requirement is met, the resolution must be approved by the voters in a general or special election.

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

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