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S.F. No. 1949 - Dry cleaners fees modifications; conditional limited transfer of sales tax revenues permission; appropriation
Author: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen
Prepared By: Ben Stanley, Senate Counsel (651/296-4793)
Date: March 12, 2019


Section 1 [Conforming Change] Amends the statute that describes what revenue is credited to the dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account to reflect transfers under the new language enacted in Section 3.

Section 2 [Dry Cleaner Fees] Sets annual dry cleaning facility registration fees and dry cleaning solvent sale fees. Includes a provision requiring an annual adjustment of the fees by an amount equal to the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index. 

Section 3 [Transfer of Sales Tax Revenue to Account] Requires the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to notify the commissioner of revenue if the balance of the dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account falls below $1.5 million. Within 30 days of receipt of this notification, the commissioner of revenue must transfer from revenue from sales taxes imposed on dry cleaning services during the previous year an amount sufficient to ensure annual income in the account of $1.5 million. This transfer may only take place once per fiscal year.

Section 4 [Appropriation] Appropriates $1.8 million in sales tax revenue to the dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account.

Section 5 [Revisor’s Instruction] Instructs the Revisor of Statutes to correct statutory cross-references to conform to the changes made in the bill.

Section 6 [Repealer] Repeals existing dry cleaning-related fees.

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