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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 05, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND METRO AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Paul Marquart started the 27TH meeting at 12:48 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
Hilstrom, Debra, Chair
Tschumper, Ken, Vice-Chair
Beard, Mike
Buesgens, Mark
Dominguez, Augustine "Willie"
Hausman, Alice
Holberg, Mary Liz
Howes, Larry
Koenen, Lyle
Lenczewski, Ann
Marquart, Paul
Lanning, Morrie
Scalze, Bev
Solberg, Loren

Members Excused:
Olson, Mark

Agenda:

HF3402 (Tschumper): Lanesboro; local sales tax imposition authorized.

Rep. Tschumper presented HF3402 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Marquart laid HF3402 over.

Vice-Chair Tschumper assumed the gavel at 12:49pm.

HF3399 (Brynaert): Mankato; Sales and use tax extension authorized, revenue use modified, and local tax imposition authorized.

Rep. Brynaert presented HF3399 and took questions from the committee.

Pat Hentges, City Administrator for the city of Mankato testified on behalf of HF3399 and took questions from the committee.

A quorum was present at 12:55pm and the meeting was officially called to order.

Vice-Chair Tschumper moved that HF3399 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes without recommendation.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Tschumper brought back HF3402 for further discussion.

Vice-Chair Tschumper moved that HF3402 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes without recommendation.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hilstrom assumed the gavel at 1:00pm

HF3220 (Davnie): Nonprofit organization grants authorized by political subdivisions.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF3220 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Davnie presented HF3220 and took questions from the committee.

Jeannie Fox, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits testified on behalf of HF3220 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF3220 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2662 (Peterson, S.): Metropolitan Council members staggered terms provided.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF2662 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF2662 (see H2662A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Peterson presented HF2662, as amended and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified on HF2662 and took questions from the committee:

Jim Solem, Former Metropolitan Council Administrator
Steve Larson, Mayor of the city of New Brighton
Terry Schneider, Council Member of the city of Minnetonka
Louis Jambois, Director of Association of Metro Cities

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF2662, as amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

HF3248 (Scalze): Municipalities authorized to establish street improvement districts and apportion street improvement fees within districts, street improvement plan adoption required, and collection of fees authorized.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF3248 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes without further recommendation.

Rep. Scalze presented HF3248 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Scalze moved to amend HF3248 (see A08-1199).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Scalze moved to amend HF3248 (see A08-1252).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lanning assumed the gavel at 1:34.

The following individuals testified in favor of HF3248:

Mark Maloney, City of Shoreview
Steve Elkins, City council member for the city of Bloomington
Dave Engstrom, Minnesota Association of Small Cities

Chair Hilstrom assumed the gavel at 1:45pm.

Rep. Buesgens moved to orally amend HF3248 as follows:

Page 2, line 31, strike "NOT"
Page 2, line 32, strike "does not restrict" and insert "restricts"
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified against HF3248:

Kaye Rakow, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
Jack Horner, MN Multi-Housing Association
Alyssa Schlander, MN Auto Dealers Association
Jamie Pfuhl, MN Grocers Association
Lisa Frenette, Builders Association of Minnesota

Chair Hilstrom laid over HF3248, as amended.

HF3238 (Gardner): Sustainable water use provided; conservation rate structures, emergency management plan, contaminated well disclosure and information sharing required, and ombudsman created, fees increased, and advisory committee expiration date extended.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF3238 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF3238 (see H3238A4).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Gardner presented HF3238, as amended and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF3238, as amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF3114 (Hilstrom): Park district property acquisition provision provided.
Chair Hilstrom moved that HF3114 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF3114 (see H3114A2).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom presented HF3114, as amended and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified on behalf of HF3114:

Cort Holten, Three Rivers Park District Counsel
Larry Blackstead, Three Rivers Park District Commissioner
Bo Carlson, Three Rivers Park District

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF3114, as amended be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF3420 (Hilstrom): Supplemental declarations of common interest communities registration revised for procedures and fees charged by county registrars.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF3420 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF3420 (see H3420A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF3420, as amended as follows:

Delete page 4 line 6
Delete page 5 line 19.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom presented HF3420, as amended and took questions from the committee.

Joel Beckman, of Dakota County and member of Minnesota Association of County Officers testified on behalf of HF3420 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF3420, as amended be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:12pm


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REP. DEBRA HILSTROM, CHAIR



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Erin Huppert
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF3399 (Brynaert) Mankato; Sales and use tax extension authorized, revenue use modified, and local tax imposition authorized.
HF3402 (Tschumper) Lanesboro; Local sales tax imposition authorized.
HF3220 (Davnie) Nonprofit organization grants authorized by political subdivisions.
HF2662 (Peterson, S.) Metropolitan Council members staggered terms provided.
HF3114 (Hilstrom) Park district property acquisition provision provided.
HF3420 (Hilstrom) Supplemental declarations of common interest communities registration revised for procedures and fees charged by county registrars.
HF3248 (Scalze) Municipalities authorized to establish street improvement districts and apportion street improvement fees within districts, street improvement plan adoption required, and collection of fees authorized.
HF3238 (Gardner) Sustainable water use provided; conservation rate structures, emergency management plan, contaminated well disclosure, and information sharing required, and ombudsman created, fees increased, and advisory committee expiration date extended.

HF2828 (Howes) has been removed from the agenda