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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 07, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 8:17 A.M. on April 7, 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
MCDONALD, Joe
PINTO, Dave
SIMONSON, Erik
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Chair Drazkowski began the meeting at 8:17 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.

HF147 (Dettmer): Surviving spouses of deceased service members and permanently disabled veterans market value exclusion extended.

Representative Dettmer testified on HF147.

Gina Fisher, spouse of disabled veteran, testified on HF147.

Chair Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:21 A.M. A quorum was present.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF147 come before the committee.

Ralph Donais, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota, testified on HF147.

Jerry Kyser, First Vice Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota, testified on HF147.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF147 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Vogel moved that the minutes of March 25, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McDonald moved that HF1116 come before the committee.

HF1116 (Zerwas): Transfer for divided lands restriction rules modified.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF1116.

Jennifer Berquam, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties, testified on HF1116.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1116 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1830 come before the committee.

HF1830 (Green): Counties required to enter into joint operating agreements with towns or townships.

Representative Green testified on HF1830.

Les Ristinen, Chairman, Becker County Taxpayers Association, testified on HF1830.

Kent Sulem, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of Townships, testified on HF1830.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1830 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Pinto moved that HF1831 come before the committee.

HF1831 (Green): Property tax credits for overvalued property required.

Representative Green testified on HF1831.

Roger Boyce, Supervisor, Wolf Lake Township, testified on HF1831.

Tom May, Secretary, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on HF1831.

Matt Hilgart, General Government Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties, testified on HF1831.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1831 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Whelan moved that HF1950 come before the committee.

HF1950 (Davids): Destination Medical Center; city fund use restrictions provided.

Representative Davids testified on HF1950.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1950 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Anderson, P. moved that HF1265 come before the committee.

HF1265 (Davids): Cities provided dedicated aid to fund transportation costs.

Representative Davids testified on HF1265.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1265 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Quam moved that HF1407 come before the committee.

HF1407 (Hackbarth): Wine produced by a farm winery classified as an agricultural product for property tax classification purposes.

Representative Hackbarth testified on HF1407.

Mark Peterson, Assessor, Cass County, and Legislative Chair, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on HF1407

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1407 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF287 come before the committee.

HF287 (Quam): Agricultural homestead classification for property allowed.

Representative Quam testified on HF287.

Mark Peterson, Assessor, Cass County, and Legislative Chair, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers testified on HF287.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF287 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1794 come before the committee.

HF1794 (Fabian): Oslo; 2013 city aid penalty forgiven, and money appropriated.

Representative Fabian testified on HF1794.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1794 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Koznick moved that HF684 come before the committee.

HF684 (Fabian): Workforce housing use provided.

Representative Fabian testified on HF684.

Representative Koznick moved the H0684A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Larry Kruse, City Administrator, City of Thief River Falls, testified on HF684.

Representative Simonson moved the A15-0359 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Patrick Hines, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities, testified on HF684.

Representative Simonson moved the A15-0360 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF684, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Marquart moved that HF1230 come before the committee.

HF1230 (Marquart): Agricultural purposes definition modified for class 2 properties.

Representative Marquart testified on HF1230.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1230 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Chair Drazkowski recessed the meeting at 10:01 A.M.

Chair Drazkowski reconvened the meeting at 12:50 P.M. in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

Representative Lien moved that HF1768 come before the committee.

HF1768 (Isaacson): Elderly and disabled income tax exclusion increased, and second exemption allowed for property tax refund claimants.

Representative Isaacson testified on HF1768.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1768 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Erickson moved that HF890 come before the committee.

HF890 (Schomacker): Local government aid penalty forgiveness provided, and appropriations modified.

Representative Schomacker testified on HF890.

Representative Erickson moved the A15-0397 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF890, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Pinto moved that HF1565 come before the committee.

HF1565 (Slocum): Richfield; redevelopment tax increment financing district duration extended.

Representative Slocum testified on HF1565.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1565 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative McDonald moved that HF1933 come before the committee.

HF1933 (Uglem): Coon Rapids tax increment financing provisions modified.

Representative Uglem testified on HF1933.

Matt Brown, Community Development Specialist, City of Coon Rapids, testified on HF1933.

Jerry Koch, Mayor, City of Coon Rapids, testified on HF1933.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1933 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Koznick moved that HF2002 come before the committee.

HF2002 (Schoen): Cottage Grove; five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-12 extended.

Representative Schoen testified on HF2002.

Myron Bailey, Mayor, City of Cottage Grove testified on HF2002.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF2002 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Simonson moved that HF1202 come before the committee.

HF1202 (Anzelc): Modifications to payments in lieu of taxes for natural resource land provided.

Representative Anzelc testified on HF1202.

Chair Drazkowski moved the A15-0398 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Todd Miller, District 4 Commissioner, Roseau County, testified on HF1202.

John Ongaro, Intergovernmental Affairs Director, St. Louis County, testified on HF1202.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1202, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF1698 come before the committee.

HF1698 (Anzelc): Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.

Representative Anzelc testified on HF1698.

Dan McElroy, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Restaurant, Lodging and Resort and Campground Associations, testified on HF1698.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1698 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF1945 come before the committee.

HF1945 (Hertaus): Wayzata; five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District 3 extended.

Representative Hertaus testified on HF1945.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1945 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Youakim moved that HF1307 come before the committee.

HF1307 (Bernardy): Residential and apartment property improvement valuation exclusion authorized.

Representative Bernardy testified on HF1307.

Daniel Buchholtz, City Administrator, and Clerk-Treasurer, City of Spring Lake Park, testified on HF1307.

Tom May, Secretary, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on HF1307.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1307 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF1944 come before the committee.

HF1944 (Hertaus): Agricultural preserve allowed commercial and industrial operation provisions modified, and early termination provided for an agricultural preserve.

Representative Hertaus testified on HF1944.

Michael McDermott, Executive Director, State Government Affairs, Verizon Wireless, testified on HF1944.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1944 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Hertaus assumed the gavel at 2:05 P.M.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1450 come before the committee.

HF1450 (Drazkowski): Small cities assistance program established.

Chair Drazkowski testified on HF1450.

Chair Drazkowski moved the H1450A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF1450, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF538 come before the committee.

HF538 (Drazkowski): Political contribution refund and public subsidy program and related expenditure limits repealed.

Chair Drazkowski testified on HF538.

Chair Drazkowski moved the H0538A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF538, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 P.M.















Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Grant Erickson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF147 (Dettmer) - Surviving spouses of deceased service members and permanently disabled veterans market value exclusion extended.
  • HF1116 (Zerwas) - Transfer for divided lands restriction rules modified.
  • HF1307 (Bernardy) - Residential and apartment property improvement valuation exclusion authorized.
  • HF1407 (Hackbarth) - Wine produced by a farm winery classified as an agricultural product for property tax classification purposes.
  • HF1698 (Anzelc) - Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.
  • HF1768 (Isaacson) - Elderly and disabled income tax exclusion increased, and second exemption allowed for property tax refund claimants.
  • HF1830 (Green) - Counties required to enter into joint operating agreements with towns or townships.
  • HF1831 (Green) - Property tax credits for overvalued property required.
  • HF1950 (Davids) - Destination Medical Center; city fund use restrictions provided.
  • HF1265 (Davids) - Cities provided dedicated aid to fund transportation costs.
  • HF890 (Schomacker) - Local government aid penalty forgiveness provided, and appropriations modified.
  • HF1794 (Fabian) - Oslo; 2013 city aid penalty forgiven, and money appropriated.
  • HF684 (Fabian) - Workforce housing use provided.
  • HF1565 (Slocum) - Richfield; redevelopment tax increment financing district duration extended.
  • HF1933 (Uglem) - Coon Rapids; tax increment financing provisions modified.
  • HF2002 (Schoen) - Cottage Grove; five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-12 extended.
  • HF1945 (Hertaus) - Wayzata; five-year rule for Tax Increment Financing District 3 extended.
  • HF1202 (Anzelc) - Modifications to payments in lieu of taxes for natural resource land provided.
  • HF1649 (Dill) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act early withdrawal allowed.
  • HF287 (Quam) - Agricultural homestead classification for property allowed.
  • HF1230 (Marquart) - Agricultural purposes definition modified for class 2 properties.
  • HF1944 (Hertaus) - Agricultural preserve allowed commercial and industrial operation provisions modified, and early termination provided for an agricultural preserve.
  • HF1450 (Drazkowski) - Small cities assistance program established.
  • HF538 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund and public subsidy program and related expenditure limits repealed.

We will recess at 10 am and reconvene at 12:45 in the Basement Hearing Room.