Law on the regulation of federal grant to municipalities in 2009
WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:
The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:
§ 1. Welfare Minister reduces State subsidies to municipalities, see. section 14 of the Act on municipal compensation and General grants to municipalities if local government auditors endorsed accounts for 2008 for municipalities under one exhibit a higher level of service costs in 2008 or for gross anlægsudgifterne in 2008 than that which was provided in municipal budgets for 2008.
(2). By statement of the municipalities ' gross anlægsudgifter after this Act shall not be taken into account costs of utilities, land supply, senior housing and service areas in connection with older homes.
§ 2. The reduction under section 1 is calculated and distributed by welfare Minister. The reduction shall be distributed between the municipalities, where there is a higher level of service costs in 2008 or for gross anlægsudgifterne in 2008 than that which was provided in municipal budgets for 2008.
(2). The reduction shall be distributed between the municipalities in relation to the deviation between the revi Sion endorsed accounting and budget respectively for service costs and gross anlægsudgifterne for 2008.
§ 3. Welfare Minister lays down rules for the inventory, distribution and billing of the reduction, including the commissioning of special revi Sion statements regarding financial reporting for 2008 and on the necessary corrections on the basis of a comparison of budget and accounting.
(2). Welfare Minister can, in exceptional cases, dispense with the reduction in accordance with this law.
§ 4. No later than 31 December. January 2009, each municipality sending a preliminary estimate of the municipal service costs and gross anlægsudgifter for 2008 to the Ministry of social welfare.
(2). On the basis of the preliminary estimates carried out a preliminary reduction in State subsidies to municipalities in 2009.
§ 5. On the basis of the individual municipality's accounts for 2008, a renewed Declaration of the reduction.
(2). If the renewed statement of the reduction in accordance with paragraph 1 in the case of a municipality is higher than the provisional reduction under section 4, calculates an interest surcharge for that municipality. The supplement is calculated by the difference between the preliminary and the renewed statement of the reduction by a percentage equivalent to the National Bank's discount rate per 1. January 2009 minus 2 percent, however, at least 1 percent.
§ 6. Welfare Minister makes a final statement of the reduction on the basis of local government auditors endorsed accounts for 2008.
§ 7. The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2009 and has effect for the grant year 2009.
Given at Christiansborg Palace, on 17 March. June 2008 MARGRETHE r./Karen Jespersen