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Property and Local Tax Division

SEVENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 09, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 Seventh meeting to order at 10:25 AM on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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, Phil

A quorum was present.

Representative Simpson moved approval of the minutes: March 3, 2005.

Chair Vandeveer moved HF 835.

Rep. Cornish presented HF 835.

Testifying in support of HF 835 was:
Ronda Allis, City Administrator, City of Wells
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of MN Cities

Chair Vandeveer moved HF 835 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Sieben moved HF 420.

Rep. Goodwin presented HF 420.

Testifying in support of HF 420 was:
Nancy Johnson, Homeowner, Columbia Heights

Presenting testimony on HF 420 was:
Gary Grossinger, Assessor, Stearns County

Rep. Brod moved to amend HF 420 as follows:
Page 1, line 11, delete "must" and insert "may".
Page 1, line 22, delete "must" and insert "may".
Page 1, line 23, delete "The reduction" and insert "If the reduction is granted it".

Rep. Brod withdrew her motion.

Chair Vandeveer moved HF 420 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Nelson moved HF 1146 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Rep. Nelson presented HF 1146.

Testifying in support of HF 1146 was:
Ross Rivard, Vice Mayor of Taylors Falls

Rep. Nelson renewed his motion.

Chair Vandeveer laid over HF 1146 for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

Chair Vandeveer moved HF 1223.

Rep. Howes presented HF 1223.

Chair Vandeveer moved HF 1223 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM.


REP. RAY VANDEVEER, CHAIR


Sheila Luehrs
Committee Legislative Assistant