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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

ELEVENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 11, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division
MINUTES

Representative Drazkowski, Chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division, began the meeting at 8:16 A.M. on March 11, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Chair QUAM, Duane, VC
ANDERSON, Paul
DAVNIE, Jim
ERICKSON, Sondra
HERTAUS, Jerry
KOZNICK, Jon
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEN, Ben
MARQUART, Paul
PINTO, Dave
SIMONSON, Erik
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl



Members excused:

MCDONALD, Joe


Chair Drazkowski began the meeting at 8:16 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.

HF873 (Sundin): Carlton County authorized to levy a tax for recreation purposes.

Representative Sundin testified on HF873.

Marv Bodie, Chairperson, District 2 Commissioner, Carlton County, testified on HF873.

Chair Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:19 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Davnie moved that HF873 come before the committee.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF873 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Lien moved that the minutes of March 4, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson, P. moved that HF1362 come before the committee.

HF1362 (Anzelc): Town audit requirements modified.

Representative Anzelc testified on HF1362.

Kent Sulem, General Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of Townships, testified on HF1362.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1362 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Whelan moved that HF1123 come before the committee.

HF1123 (Davids): Interfund loan requirements clarified, and technical corrections provided.

Representative Davids testified on HF1123.

Patrick Hynes, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities, testified on HF1123.

Representative Simonson moved to adopt an oral amendment to HF1123 as follows:

Page 7, line 3 – delete “latest termination” and insert “decertification”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1123, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Marquart moved that HF1299 come before the committee.

HF1299 (Masin): Eagan; tax increment financing modified.

Representative Masin testified on HF1299.

Mike Maguire, Mayor, City of Eagan, testified on HF1299.

Jon Hohenstein, Community Development Director, City of Eagan, testified on HF1299.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1299 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Pinto moved that HF609 come before the committee.

HF609 (Pinto): St. Paul; special tax increment financing authority provided.

Representative Pinto testified on HF609.

Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of St. Paul, testified on HF609.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF609 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:44 A.M.





Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Grant Erickson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF873 (Sundin) - Carlton County; tax levy for recreation purposes authorized.
  • HF1299 (Masin) - Eagan; tax increment financing modified.
  • HF1362 (Anzelc) - Town audit requirements modified.
  • HF1123 (Davids) - Interfund loan requirements clarified, and technical corrections provided.
  • HF609 (Pinto) - St. Paul; special tax increment financing authority provided.