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Property and Local Tax Division

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 14, 2005

PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Ray Vandeveer, Chairman of the Property and Local Tax Division Committee, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 10:24 AM on Thursday, April 14, 2005, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

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.

HF 1827 (Rep. Mullery). Local government aid additional city aid base provided for certain cities, city aid appropriation limit increased, and aid required to be used for certain purposes.

Rep. Rukavina moved HF 1827 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2033 (Rep. Ellison). Local government aid city formula modified, funds dedicated to police and public safety purposes, and city aid appropriation adjusted.

Rep. Rukavina moved HF 2033 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Ellison presented HF 2033.

Testifying for HF 1827 and HF 2033 was:
John Moir, City Coordinator, Minneapolis
Sharon Lubinski, Deputy Police Chief, Minneapolis
Paul Ostrow, City Council President, Minneapolis

The Chair laid over HF 1827 and HF 2033.

HF 0754 (Rep. Rukavina). City formula aid modified.

11:05 AM Rep. Rukavina moved HF 0754 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Rukavina moved the H0754A1 amendment to HF 0754.

Chair Vandeveer laid over HF 0754 as amended.

HF 1182 (Rep. Severson). Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities.

11:23 AM Chair Vandeveer moved HF 1182 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep Severson presented HF 1182.

Chair Vandeveer laid over HF 1182 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2059 (Rep. Davids). Education funding increased, local government aid formula modified and increased, motor vehicle sales tax portion dedicated to transit eliminated, local sales tax or property tax levy for transit authorized, and money appropriated.

11:28 AM Rep. Lanning moved HF 2059 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lanning moved H2059A1 amendment to HF 2059. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers for HF 2059 as amended was:
Tom Kuntz, Mayor, Owatonna, Coalition of Greater MN Cities
Steve Peterson, Coalition of Greater MN Cities
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Cheryl Furrer, Education Minnesota
Ron Dicklich, Range Association of Municipalities and Schools
Paul McLaughlen, MN Association of Small Cities

Testifying against HF 2059 as amended was:
Keith Carlson, Metropolitan Inter-County Association

Testifying for HF 2059 as amended was Rep. Dan Dorman.

Testifying against HF 2059 as amended was:
Louie Jambois, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities

Chair Vandeveer moved approval of the minutes: 4/13/05. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Vandeveer laid over HF 2059 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:24 PM.


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REP. RAY VANDEVEER, CHAIR


Sheila Luehrs
Committee Legislative Assistant