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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 30, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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, called the meeting to order at 8:18AM on March 30th, 2016, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Chair QUAM, Duane, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Paul
DAVNIE, Jim
ERICKSON, Sondra
HERTAUS, Jerry
KOZNICK, Jon

LIEN, Ben
MARQUART, Paul
PINTO, Dave
SIMONSON, Erik
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
Members Excused:
MCDONALD, Joe

HF2936 (Backer) Agriculture containment facility exemption repealed.

Representative Backer testified on HF2936.

Representative Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:26AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved the minutes of March 23rd, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following testified on HF2936:

Allen Wold, Private Citizen

Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Gary Carlson, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, League of Minnesota Cities
Jenny Hazelton, Administrator, Winthrop
Kelly Pierson, Mayor, Winthrop
Greg Hansen, Mayor, Walnut Grove

Tom May, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
Stephen Hacken, Winona County Assessor
Tom Dybing, Houston Count Assessor

Bill Bond, Executive Director, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association
Craig Maurer, Board Chair, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association
Paul Barchenger, Agronomy Division Manager, Hutchinson Coop
Patrick Murray, Director of Government Relations, Cooperative Network
Bruce Cleven, Cooperative Network

Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue
John Klockzman, Department of Revenue

HF3403 (Lueck) Costs of property tax judgements against state-assessed property required to be paid by the state, and money appropriated.

Representative Drazkowski moved HF3403 come before the committee.

Representative Lueck testified on HF3403.

The following testified on HF3403:

Bob Fox, Commissioner, Renville County
Matthew Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties

Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF3403 be laid on the table.

HF2719 (Petersburg) Electric generation facility exempted from personal property tax.

Representative Koznick moved HF2719 come before the committee.

Representative Erickson moved the HF2719A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Petersburg testified on HF2719.

Chris Schoenherr, Director of Agency and Government Relations, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, testified on HF2719.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF2719 be laid on the table.

HF2998 (Peterson) Ground lease payment inclusion when filing for the homestead credit state refund by shareholders of manufactured home park cooperative allowed.

Representative Hertaus moved HF2998 come before the committee.

Representative Peterson testified on HF2998.

Kevin Walker, Director of Business Development, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation testified on HF2998.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF2998 be laid on the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10AM.





Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2936 (Backer) - Agricultural containment facility exemption repealed.
  • HF2936 (Backer) - Agricultural containment facility exemption repealed.
  • HF3403 (Lueck) - Costs of property tax judgments against state-assessed property required to be paid by the state, and money appropriated.
  • HF2719 (Petersburg) - Electric generation facility exempted from personal property tax.
  • HF2998 (Peterson) - Ground lease payment inclusion when filing for the homestead credit state refund by shareholders of manufactured home park cooperatives allowed.