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Property and Local Tax Division

TENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 06, 2005

PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Pete Nelson, Member of the Property and Local Tax Division Committee, called the tenth meeting to order at 10:25 AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

VANDEVEER, Ray, Chairman
ABRAMS, Ron
BROD, Laura
KRINKIE, Philip
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LESCH, John
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Peter
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIEBEN, Katie
SIMPSON, Dean

A quorum was present.

H. F. 0551 (Rep. Irv Anderson). County payments for natural resources land modified.

Chair Nelson moved H. F. 0551 be considered for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Anderson presented H. F. 0551.

Testifying for H. F. 0551 was:
- Todd Beckel, Lake of the Woods County

Chair Nelson laid over H. F. 0551 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 1284 (Rep. Lenczewski). Local sales tax imposition under certain criteria authorized.

H. F. 2285 (Rep. Dorman). Local sales taxes authorized under specified criteria, Mankato sales tax extension authorized, and Waite Park sales tax authorized as approved by the voters.

Rep. Lenczweski moved H. F. 1284 and H. F. 2285 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczewski presented H. F. 1284.

Rep. Vandeveer resumed the Chair.

Rep. Dorman presented H. F. 2285.

Rep. Lenczewski moved A1 amendment to H. F. 2285. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lenczewski moved A2 amendment to H. F. 2285. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lenczewski moved A3 amendment to H. F. 2285. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying for H. F. 2285 as amended was:
Mayor John Ellenbecker, St. Cloud

The Chair laid over H. F. 1284 and H. F. 2285 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Marquart moved the minutes: 3/23/05. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H. F. 36 (Rep. Juhnke). Willmar sales and use tax authorized, and fund uses specified.

Rep. Rukavina moved H. F. 0036 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Juhnke presented H. F. 0036.

Testifying for H. F. 0036 was:
- Michael Schmidt, City Administrator, City of Willmar

Chair Vandeveer moved to amend H. F. 0036 as follows:
Page 2, line 24, after "expires" insert "the earlier of". THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Vandeveer laid over H. F. 0036 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 2183 (Rep. Davids). Local city sales taxes authorized.

Chair Vandeveer moved H. F. 2183 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Davids presented H. F. 2183.

Testifying for H. F. 2183 was:
- Mike Stockstead, President, MN Firefighters
- Sergeant John Delmonico, Minneapolis Police Department

Testifying to H. F. 2183 was:
- John Ellenbeck, Mayor, St. Cloud

Chair Vandeveer laid over H. F. 2183 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0084 (Rep. Murphy). Hermantown sales tax authorization expanded.

Rep. Rukavina moved H. F. 0084 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Rukavina moved A1 amendment to H. F. 0084. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy presented H. F. 0084 as amended.

Testifying for H. F. 0084 as amended was:
- Keith McDonald, Mayor, Hermantown.

The Chair laid over H. F. 0084 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0305 (Rep. Murphy). Proctor local sales taxes authorized.

Rep. Rukavina moved H. F. 0305 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Murphy presented H. F. 0305.

Testifying for H. F. 0305 was:
- Jake Benson, Deputy Mayor, Proctor

The Chair laid over H. F. 0305 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0797 (Rep. Bradley). Rochester sales and use tax revenue uses specified.

Rep. Bradley presented H. F. 0797.

The Chair laid over H. F. 0797 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0999 (Rep. Bradley). Rochester city sales and use tax revenue additional uses provided, and bonding authorization increased.

Rep. Bradley presented H. F. 0999.

Testifying for H. F. 0999 was:
- Ardell F. Brede, Mayor, Rochester

The Chair laid over H. F. 0999 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The committee recessed at 11:58 AM.

Chair Vandeveer reconvened the meeting at 2:30 PM.

H. F. 0677 (Rep. Hamilton). Worthington local sales and use tax authorized.

Rep. Nelson moved H. F. 0677 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Hamilton presented H. F. 0677.

Testifying for H. F. 0677 was:
- Robert Filson, City Administrator, City of Worthington
- Mike Kuhle, Chamber, City of Worthington

Testifying to H. F. 0677 was:
- Mark Ossenfort, Worthington

The Chair laid over H. F. 0677 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0631 (Rep. Pelowski). Winona sales and use tax imposed, bonds issued, and fund use specified.

Rep. Pelowski presented H. F. 0631.

Testifying for H. F. 0631 was:
- Jerry Miller, Mayor, Winona

Rep. Nelson moved to amend H. F. 0631 as follows:
Page 2, line 22, delete "later" and insert "earlier". THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair laid over H. F. 0631 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0531 (Rep. Moe). Bemidji city sales and use tax imposition authorized.

Rep. Marquart moved H. F. 0531 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Moe presented H. F. 0531.

Testifying for H. F. 0531 was:
- Richard Lehmann, Mayor, Bemidji

The Chair laid over H. F. 0531 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Abrams assumed the Chair.

H. F. 0700 (Rep. Hilty). Bemidji city sales and use tax imposition authorized.

The Chair moved H. F. 0700 be considered for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Hilty presented H. F. 0700.

Testifying for H. F. 0700 was:
- Brian Fritsinger, City of Cloquet

The Chair laid over H. F. 0700 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.


H. F. 0520 (Rep. Bruce Anderson). Clearwater city sales and use tax imposition authorized.

Rep. Simpson moved H. F. 0520 be considered for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Anderson presented H. F. 0520.

Testifying for H. F. 0520 was:
- Lee Monk, Council Member, Clearwater

The Chair laid over H. F. 0520 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Vandeveer resumed the Chair at 3:45 PM.

H. F. 0707 (Rep. Sailer). Park Rapids sales and use tax authorized, and fund use specified.

Rep. Lenczewski moved H. F. 707 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Sailor presented H. F. 0707.

Testifying for H. F. 0707 was:
- Brian Weuve, City Administrator, City of Park Rapids

The Chair laid over H. F. 0707.

H. F. 1790 (Rep. Dorn). Mankato local sales tax expiration date modified.

Rep. Lesch moved H. F. 1790 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Dorn presented H. F. 1790.

Testifying for H. F. 1790 was:
Pat Hentges, City Manager, Mankato

Rep. Nelson assumed the Chair at 4:21 PM.

Testifying for H. F. 1790 was:
David Shooff, President and CEO of Chamber of Commerce, Mankato

The Chair laid over H. F. 1790 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 1903 (Rep. Poppe). Mower County local sales tax authorized.

Rep. Marquart moved H. F. 1903 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Poppe presented H. F. 1903.

Testifying for H. F. 1903 was:
- Craig Oscarson, Mower County
- Ray Tucker, Commissioner, Mower County

The Chair laid over H. F. 1903 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 0475 (Rep. Dorman). Albert Lea sales tax authorized for Shell Rock river watershed plan lake improvement projects.

Rep. Lenczewski moved H. F. 0475 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczewski presented H. F. 0475 for Rep. Dorman.

Testifying for H. F. 0475 was:
- Randy Erdman, Councilor, City of Albert Lea
- Paul Overgaard

The Chair laid over H. F. 0475 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 2054 (Rep. Simpson). St. Cloud area cities local option sales taxes authorized, and revenue uses specified.

Rep. Simpson moved H. F. 2054 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Simpson moved A1 amendment to H. F. 2054. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson presented H. F. 2054 as amended.

Testifying for H. F. 2054 as amended was:
- Tim O’Driscoll, City of Sartell

Rep. Simpson moved to amend H. F. 2054 as amended as follows:
Page 4, line 8, after "than" insert "14". THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying for H. F. 2054 as amended was:
- Paul Ringsmuth, Council Member, Waite Park
- Dale Wick, Council Member, City of St. Joseph
- John Ellen Becker, Mayor, St. Cloud

The Chair laid over H. F. 2054 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 2098 (Rep. Knoblach). St. Cloud and Waite Park local sales taxes authorized.

Rep. Lenczewski moved H. F. 2098 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The Chair laid over H. F. 2098 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The Chair laid over H. F. 2098 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

H. F. 2073 (Rep. Hosch). St. Joseph local sales tax authorized.

Rep. Lenczewski moved H. F. 2073 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczewski moved to reconsider H. F. 2098. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep Lenczewski moved A1 amendment to H. F. 2098. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair laid over H. F. 2098 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Hosch presented H. F. 2073.

The Chair laid over H. F. 2073.

H. F. 1684 (Rep Gazelka). Baxter city sales and use tax and bond issuance authorized.

Chair Nelson moved H. F. 1684 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Nelson Gazelka presented H. F. 1684.

Testifying for H. F. 1684 was:
Dennis Coryell, City of Baxter

The Chair laid over H. F. 1684 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 PM.


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REP. RAY VANDEVEER, CHAIR


Sheila Luehrs
Committee Legislative Assistant