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Property and Local Tax Division

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 06, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION


PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Dean Simpson, assuming the position as Chairman of the Property and Local Tax Division Committee, called the twenty-sixth meeting to order at 10:25 AM on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:

KRINKIE, Philip

A quorum was present.

The Chair moved HF1412.

The Chair moved the HF1412A1 amendment to HF1412. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF1412 was:
Rep. DEMMER

Rep. BROD moved HF1413 and HF1414.

Testifying was:
Mr. Dan Morrris, farmer, Morristown, MN
Mr. Daniel Melchert, farmer, Morristown, MN
Mr. Kenneth Kuttner, farmer, Stewart, MN
Dr. Mark Bezek, Superintendent of Schools, Fergus Falls Public Schools ISD #544
Mr. Mark Masten, Business Manager, Fergus Falls Public Schools ISD #544
Mr. Joel Whitehurst, Superintendent, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown ISD #2143
Mr. Tom Hueser, farmer, McLeod County, MN
Mr. Randall Thalmann, farmer, McLeod County, MN
Ms. Vernae Hasbargen, MN Rural Education Assn
Mr. Kirk Schneidawind, MN School Boards Assn

The Chair laid over HF1412, HF1413, and HF1414 as amended for possible inclusion in the committee report.

Rep. NELSON assumed the position as Chair at 11:35 AM.

Rep. VANDEVEER moved HF3766.

Rep. VANDEVEER moved the H3766A1 amendment to HF3766. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. VANDEVEER moved the H3766A2 amendment to HF3766. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying was:
Mr. Dick Tschida, Forest Lake, MN
Mr. R.H. Stafford, Washington County Commissioner
Mr. Richard Pecar, Forest Lake, MN
Mr. Dennis Hegberg, Washington County Commissioner

Rep. VANDEVEER laid over HF3766 as amended for possible inclusion in the committee report.

Chair NELSON moved HF2883.

Chair NELSON moved the H2883A2 to HF2883. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying was:
Rep. DORMAN
Mr. Thom Peterson, Director of Government Relation, MN Farmers’ Union
Mr. Chris Radatz, Public Policy Director, MN Farm Bureau
Mr. Robert Moe, Otter Tail County Assessor, MN Assn of Assessors

Chair NELSON laid over HF2883 as amended for possible inclusion in the committee report.

Chair NELSON moved HF2884.

Testifying was:
Rep. DORMAN

Chair NELSON laid over HF2884 for possible inclusion in the committee report.

Rep. MARQUART moved HF2924.

Testifying was:
Rep. JOHNSON

Rep. MARQUART laid over HF2924 for possible inclusion in the committee report.

Rep. MARQUART moved HF3509 and HF3510.

Rep. MARQUART laid over HF3509 and HF3510 for possible inclusion in the committee report.

Rep MARQUART moved the minutes from April 5, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair NELSON adjourned the meeting at 12:27 PM.



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REP. RAY VANDEVEER, CHAIR


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Sara Linert
Committee Legislative Assistant