STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION
Chair, Representative Jim Davnie
Representative Davnie, Chair of Property and Local Tax Division, called the meeting to order on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm in 300 South of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Lien, Vice Chair
A quorum was present at 12:09 pm
Chair Davnie moved HF 2689
Rep. Simonson presented HF 2689 (Simonson). Local government aid appropriation increased.
Testifying on 2689:
Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater MN Cities
Steve Nasby, Coalition of Greater MN Cities, City of Windom
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities
HF 2689 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Rep. Garfalo moved the minutes of Wednesday, March 12, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
Jim Nobles, Office of the Legislative Auditor, presented the Evaluation report of the Sustainable Forest Incentive Act
Carrie Meyerhoff ,Office of the Legislator Auditor, presented the Evaluation report of the Sustainable Forest Incentive Program
Chair Davnie moved HF 2782
Rep. Hanson presented HF 2782 (Hanson). Sustainable Forest Incentive Act repealed.
Testifying on HF 2782:
Jim Nobles, Office of the Legislative Auditor
Bruce Zumbahlen, MN Forest Association. Chair of Government Relations Committee,
Dave Zumeta, Executive Director, MN Forest Resources Council
Forrest Boe, Department of Natural Resources, Director of Forestry
Steve Nelson, Private Consulting Forester from Mora Minnesota
Wayne Brandt, Minnesota Forest Industries, Executive Vice President
HF 2782 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report.
An informational hearing was held on HF 2629 (Metsa) Cooperatively authorized secondary programs, encouraged, cooperation aid expanded, excise tax imposed on royalties, income and corporate franchise tax credit allowed, taconite production tax rate increased, distribution of production taxes modified, school bond payment security provided, Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund uses authorized, trust account established to finance school facilities on the Iron Range, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Rep. Metsa presented HF 2629
Testifying on HF 2629:
Gary Cerkvenik, Virginia Public Schools, Eveleth Gilbert Public Schools, and Mountain Iron-Buhl Public Schools
Eric Hyland, Messerli and Kramer, Iron Mining Association of Minnesota
Chair Davnie moved HF 2758
Rep. Wagenius presented HF 2758 (Wagenius) Agricultural property tax credit provided for property used for organic farming.
Testifying on HF 2758:
Gloria Pinke, Dakota County Assessing Services, MN Association of Assessing Officers, Manager
HF 2758 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
The meeting was adjourned at 2:51 pm
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair
Leslie Thompson, Committee Legislative Assistant