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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 8:15 A.M. on March 25, 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 8:15 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.

Katherine Schill, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives, gave an overview of Governor Dayton’s updated 2016-2017 budget request.

Chair Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved that the minutes of March 18, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Kyle Gustafson, Attorney, Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Harriet Sims, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Revenue, presented an overview of HF1589.

Kyle Gustafson, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Revenue, presented an overview of HF1590.

Representative Anderson, P. moved that HF705 come before the committee.

HF705 (Howe): Congressionally chartered veterans organization property provided reduced classification rate.

Representative Howe testified on HF705.

Ralph Donais, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota, testified on HF705.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF705 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Whelan moved that HF894 come before the committee.

HF894 (Kiel): Permanent tax reduction authority provided to border city enterprise zones.

Representative Kiel testified on HF894.

Scott Hutchins, Deputy City Manager, City of Moorhead, testified on HF894.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF894 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Vogel moved that HF951 come before the committee.

HF951 (Lueck): Assessor accreditation and assistant to county assessor rules modified.

Representative Lueck testified on HF951.

Tom Johnson, County Administrator, Nobles County, testified on HF951.

Tom May, Secretary, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on HF951.

Dan Whitman, President, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on HF951.

Representative Quam assumed the gavel at 9:24 A.M.

Jim Atchison, County Assessor, Hennepin County, testified on HF951.

Jon Klockziem, Assistant Director, Property Tax Division, Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified on HF951.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF951 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF995 come before the committee.

HF995 (Rarick): Indian Child Welfare Act; local government aid reimbursement provided for out-of-home placement costs of children, and money appropriated.

Representative Rarick testified on HF995.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF995 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Erickson moved that HF228 come before the committee.

HF228 (Knoblach): Income definition modified for property tax refunds.

Representative Knoblach testified on HF228.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF228 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:08 A.M.





Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Grant Erickson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF228 (Knoblach) - Income definition modified for property tax refunds.
  • HF705 (Howe) - Congressionally chartered veterans organization property provided reduced classification rate.
  • HF894 (Kiel) - Permanent tax reduction authority provided to border city enterprise zones.
  • HF951 (Lueck) - Assessor accreditation and assistant to county assessor rules modified.
  • HF995 (Rarick) - Indian Child Welfare Act; local government aid reimbursement provided for out-of-home placement costs of children, and money appropriated.

We will hear the property tax portions of HF 1589 and 1590 at the beginning of the hearing.