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Property and Local Tax Division

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 15, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 twenty-first meeting to order at 10:21 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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


Members excused:

LESCH, John

A quorum was present.

The Chair moved HF 2683.

Testifying in support of HF 2683 was:
-Mr. Mel Mettler, Chairman of the Board of Columbus Township
-Ms. Lona Schreibar, on behalf of Rhonda Sivarajah for Anoka County
-Mr. Kent Selum, Assn of MN Townships

Testifying in opposition to HF 2683 was:
-Mr. Chip Robinson, City Administrator for the city of Forest Lake

The Chair moved approval of the minutes: March 9, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Discussion continued on HF 2683.

Testifying in opposition to HF 2683 was:
-Mr. Craig Johnson, from the League of MN Cities

The Chair laid over HF 2683.

Rep. NELSON assumed the position of Chair at 11:03 AM.

The Department of Revenue made a presentation on the Assessment and Classification Practices Report.

Testifying on behalf of the Department of Revenue was:
-Mr. Gordon Folkman, Director of Property Tax Division
-Mr. Gary Amundson, Regional Representative of the Property Tax Division
-Mr. Steve Kuha, County Assessor from Cass County

Rep. VANDEVEER re-assumed the position of Chair at 11:10 AM.

Testifying in support of the Department of Revenue was:
-Mr. Joel Carlson, Congress of MN Resorts

The Chair adjourned the meeting at 11:40 AM.


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REP. RAY VANDEVEER, CHAIR



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Sara Linert
Committee Legislative Assistant