Minnesota’s Legacy Fund

Minnesota

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Policy Type Legend
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Equity

Climate Education

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Grant Fund

Community Process

Outdoor Recreation

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Fact-

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Outdoor Learning in Schools

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Early Childhood Education

In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a constitutional amendment known as the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that dedicates a portion of sales tax to outdoor recreation, as well as conservation, clean water, and cultural heritage. 


The Legacy Amendment increases the state sales tax by three-eighths of one percent beginning on July 1, 2009 and continuing until 2034. The additional sales tax revenue is distributed into four funds as follows: 33 percent to the clean water fund; 33 percent to the outdoor heritage fund; 19.75 percent to the arts and cultural heritage fund; and 14.25 percent to the parks and trails fund.

Policy Details

Year Submitted

2008

Bill Status

Passed

Most Recent Yearly Funding

$163.7 million, 2019

Total Program 

Funding

$1.3 billion

Continuing or One-time Funding

Continuing

Funding Source

Constitutional
Amendment

Path to Enactment

Sales tax increase (3/8 of one percent)

Bill Number