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Property and Local Tax Division

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 26, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION


PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Ray Vandeveer, Chairman of the Property and Local Tax Division Committee, called the fifteenth meeting to order at 10:24 AM on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

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

Members excused:

KRINKIE, Philip
NELSON, Peter

A quorum was present.

HF 1514 (Rep. Heidgerken). Sauk River Watershed District increased levy authorized.

The Chair moved HF 1514 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Heidgerken presented HF 1514.

Testifying for HF 1514 was:
Julie Clocker, Administrator, Sauk River Watershed

The Chair laid over HF 1514 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 249 (Rep. Westrom). Special agricultural homestead property tax classification extended to include grandchildren.

Rep. Brod moved HF 249 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Westrom presented HF 249.

Testifying for HF 249 was:
Thom Petersen, MN Farmers Union

The Chair laid over HF 249 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1181 (Rep. Cox). Soil and water conservation districts added to the definition of special taxing district.

The Chair moved HF 1181 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.
Rep. Cox presented HF 1181.

Testifying for HF 1181 was:
Tom Schulz, MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation

The Chair moved approval of the minutes dated 4/19/05. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying for HF 1181 was:
Judy Erickson, MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation

The Chair laid over HF1181 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2015 (Rep. Brod). Market value assessment reduction provided for energy-efficient new commercial property.

Rep. Brod moved HF 2015 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

11:39 AM Rep. Brod presented HF 2015.

Testifying for HF 2015 was:
Dee Long, MN For Energy Efficient Economy

Testifying against HF 2015 was:
Thom Peterson, MN Farmers Union

The Chair laid over HF 2015 for possible inclusion the Division Report.

HF 1522 (Rep. Hamilton). Nobles County, Worthington, and Independent School District No. 518 joint truth in taxation hearings authorized.

The Chair moved HF 1522 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

10:22 AM Rep. Hamilton presented HF 1522.

The Chair laid over HF 1522.

HF 306 (Rep. Murphy). Proctor city lodging tax authorized.

10:47 AM Rep. Marquart moved HF 306 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Murphy presented HF 306.

The Chair laid over HF 306 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1899 (Rep. Lanning). State general levy shares fixed for noncommercial seasonal recreational property and commercial-industrial property.

Rep. Lanning moved HF 1899 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lanning presented HF 1899.

Testifying for HF 1899 was:
Jeff Forrester, MN Seasonal Recreational Property Association

Testifying to HF 1899 was:
Robert Johnson, MSRPO

Rep. Lanning moved the following oral amendment to HF 1899:
Delete Sections 1 and 2.
Page 2, line 14, delete “95.4” and insert “95.1”.
Page 2, line 16, delete “4.6” and insert “4.9”.
Page 2, line 18, delete “noncommercial”.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair laid over HF 1899 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2395 (Rep. Mullery). Low-income apartment property tax class reestablished.

11:22 AM Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 2395 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Mullery presented HF 2395.

HF 1908 (Rep. Vandeveer). Low-income apartment property tax class created.

The Chair moved HF 1908 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Testifying for HF 1908 was:
Chip Halbach, MHP

Rep. Vandeveer presented HF 1908.

Testifying for HF 2395 and HF 1908 was:
Tonya Orr, MN Housing Finance Agency
Jeff Huggett, Dominion Finance
Joe Weis, Weis Development

Testifying to HF 1908 and HF 2395 was:
Tom May, Hennepin County Assessors

The Chair laid over HF 1908 and HF 2395 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1954 (Rep. Hausman). Educational instruction qualifying property tax exemption provided.

Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 1954 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczweski moved the following oral amendment to HF 1954:
Page 1, Line 11, delete “12” and insert “10”.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman presented HF 1954 as amended.

The Chair laid over HF 1954 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 182 (Rep. Solberg). Aitkin County and Independent School District No. 1 joint initial public hearings authorized.

11:55 AM Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 182.

Rep. Lenczweski moved the HA05-0746 amendment to HF 182. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg presented HF 182 as amended.

Testifying for HF 182 was:
Scott Arneson, City Administrator, Aitkin

The Chair laid over HF 182 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2301 (Rep. Solberg). Itasca County town’s maximum cemetery levies increased.

Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 2301 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Solberg presented HF 2301.

The Chair laid over HF 2301 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Committee recessed at 12:00 PM.

Committee reconvened at 2:54 PM.

HF 306 (Rep. Murphy). Proctor city lodging tax authorized.

The Chair moved to reconsider HF 306.

Testifying against HF 306 was:
Denny Breamer, MN Association of Innkeepers

The Chair laid over HF 306 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2375 (Rep. Otremba). Delinquent property tax notification required.

3:04PM The Chair moved HF 2375 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Otremba presented HF 2375.

The Chair laid over HF 2375 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2284 (Rep. Nornes). Class 1b homestead property market value amount subject to a reduced class rate increased.

The Chair moved HF 2284 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Nornes presented HF 2284.

The Chair laid over HF 2284 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2436 (Rep. Brod). Agricultural land valued at production value for property tax purposes, and money appropriated.

3:14 PM Rep Brod moved HF 2436 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Brod presented HF 2436.

Testifying for HF 2436 was:
Chris Radatz, MN Farm Bureau

Testifying against HF 2436 was:
Jim Hallstrom, MN Association of Assessors

Testifying for HF 2436 was:
Thom Peterson, MN Farmers Union

The Chair laid over HF 2436 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 302 (Rep. Lesch). Ramsey County library levies on tax statements and truth in taxation notices separately stated.

3:28 PM Rep. Lesch moved HF 302 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.
Rep. Lesch presented HF 302.


Testifying for HF 302 was:
Nick Riley, Inter-Governmental Relations

Rep. Lesch moved H0302DE1 amendment to HF 302. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Chair laid over HF 302 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1257 (Rep. Marquart). Truth in taxation process public hearings and proposed property tax notification dates advanced.

3:32 PM Rep. Marquart moved HF 1257 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Marquart presented HF 1257.

Rep. Marquart moved the following oral amendment:

Page 10, Line 2, delete “December” and insert “November”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying to HF 1257 was:
Curtis Yoakum, Association of Minnesota Counties

The Chair laid over HF 1257 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2220 (Rep. McNamara). Aggregate resource preservation property tax program established, and classification provided for property containing unmined aggregate.

Rep. Simpson moved HF 2220 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Simpson moved H2220A1 amendment to HF 2220. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. McNamara presented HF 2220 as amended.

Testifying for HF 2220 as amended was:
Fred Corrigan, Aggregate and Ready-Made Mix Association

Testifying to HF 2220 as amended was:
Jim Hallstrom, MN Association of Assessors
Bill Peterson, Dakota County Assessor

The Chair laid over HF 2220 as amended for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1582 (Rep. Meslow). White Bear Lake city payments required, and money appropriated.

4:04 PM The Chair moved HF 1582 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Meslow presented HF 1582.

Testifying for HF 1581 was:
Mark Sather, Manager, City of White Bear

The Chair laid over HF 1582 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1527 (Rep. Marquart). Joint public truth in taxation advertisements and hearings allowed.

4:17 PM Rep. Marquart moved HF 1527 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Marquart presented HF 1527.

Testifying to HF 1527 was:
Curtis Yoakum, Association of MN Counties

The Chair laid over HF 1527 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1902 (Rep. Lesch). Housing opportunity area tax abatement program provided.

4:28 PM Rep. Lesch moved HF 1902 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lesch presented HF 1902.

The Chair laid over HF 1902 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 1867 (Rep. Lenczweski). Bloomington fiscal disparities repayment extended by eight additional years.

Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 1867 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczweski presented HF 1867.

The Chair laid over HF 1867 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2339 (Rep. Lenczweski). Property tax market value credit reductions reflected in the credit amount shown on each property tax statement.

Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 2339 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczweski presented HF 2339.

Testifying for HF 2339 was:
Gary Carlson, League of MN Cities
Bill Schrieber, Municipal Legislative Commission

The Chair laid over HF 2339 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

HF 2353 (Rep. Lenczweski). Tax increment financing prohibited for use in assisting federally defined gambling facilities.

5:00 PM Rep. Lenczweski moved HF 2353 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Lenczweski presented HF 2353.

The Chair laid over HF 2353 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:01 PM.

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REP. RAY VANDEVEER, CHAIR



Sheila Luehrs
Committee Legislative Assistant