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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 20, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 8:17AM on April 20th, 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
MCDONALD, Joe
PINTO, Dave
SIMONSON, Erik
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Members Excused:

HF3538 (Lueck) Garrison, Kathio, West Mille Lacs Lake Sanitary District Imposition of local sales and use tax authorized.

Representative Lueck testified on HF3538.

Representative Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:20AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved the minutes of April 13th, 2016. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Quam moved that HF3538 come before the committee

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF3538 be laid on the table.

HF2630 (Smith) Maple Grove; tax increment financing district project area modified.

Representative Vogel moved that HF2630 come before the committee.

Representative Smith testified on HF2630.

Representative Smith offered the following oral amendment to HF2630: On P. 2, L. 24, after "paragraph" insert ", and may include any additional property necessary to cause the property included in the tax increment financing district to consist of complete parcels."

Representative Koznick moved the oral amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF2630:
Stephenson, Mayor, Maple Grove,
Heidi Nelson, City Administrator, Maple Grove.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF2630 be laid on the table.

HF2401 (Erhardt) Edina; time to file approval of a 2014 special law extended.

Representative Lein moved that HF2401 come before the committee.

Representative Erhardt testified on HF2014.

Bill Neuendorf, Economic Development Manager, Edina testified on HF2014.


Representative Anderson moved the HF2401A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF2401, as amended, be laid on the table.

HF3202 (Masin) Burnsville, tax increment financing authority modified.

Representative Pinto moved HF3202 come before the committee.

Representative Masin testified on HF3202.

Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor, Burnsville testified on HF3202.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF3202 be laid on the table.

HF2765 (Schoen) Washington County; tax increment financing district authorized.

Representative Youakim moved HF2765 come before the committee.

Representative Schoen testified on HF2765.

The following testified regarding HF2765:
Tim Geraghty, Mayor, Newport,
Melissa Taphorn, Deputy Director, Washington County.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF2765 be laid on the table.

HF3654 (Bly) Northfield; five-year rule of a tax increment financing district extended.

Representative Simonson moved HF3654 come before the committee.

Representative Bly testified on HF3654.

The following testified on HF3654:
Chris Heineman, Community Planning & Development Director, Northfield,
Scott Koester, WAI Continuum/Developer Representative.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF3654 be laid on the table.

HF3525 (Whelan) Anoka; five-year rule for a tax increment financing district extended.

Representative Whelan moved that HF3525 come before the committee.

Representative Whelan testified on HF3525.

Representative Whelan moved amendment HF3525A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF3525:
Lori Yager, Finance Director,City of Anoka testified on HF3525,
Brenda Smith, Accountant, Anoka.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF3525 be laid on the table.

HF2755 (Swedzinski) Canby; special tax increment financing district creation allowed.

Representative McDonald moved that HF2755 come before the committee.

Representative Swedzinski testified on HF2755.

Nicholas Johnson, City Administrator, Canby testified on HF2755.

Chair Drazkowski moved HF2755 be laid on the table.

Representative Quam assumed the gavel at 9:23AM.

HF3758 (Drazkowski) Tax increment financing; permitted use of increment clarified.

Representative Drazkowski moved that HF3758 come before the committee.

Representative Drazkowski testified regarding HF3758.

The following testified regarded HF3758:
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities,
Terry Schneider, Mayor, Minnetonka,
Cathy Mehelich, Economic Development Director, St Cloud,
Jerry Faust, Mayor, St. Anthony,
Jenny Boulton, Attorney, Kennedy & Graven,
Jeremy Schroeder, Policy Director, Minnesota Housing Partnership.

Chair Quam moved that HF3758 be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:06AM.




Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2765 (Schoen) - Washington County; tax increment financing district authorized.
  • HF2630 (Smith) - Maple Grove; tax increment financing district project area modified.
  • HF2401 (Erhardt) - Edina; time to file approval of a 2014 special law extended.
  • HF3538 (Lueck) - Garrison, Kathio, West Mille Lacs Lake Sanitary District imposition of local sales and use tax authorized.
  • HF3202 (Masin) - Burnsville; tax increment financing authority modified.
  • HF3654 (Bly) - Northfield; five-year rule of a tax increment financing district extended.
  • HF2755 (Swedzinski) - Canby; special tax increment financing district creation allowed.
  • HF3525 (Whelan) - Anoka; five-year rule for a tax increment financing district extended.
  • HF3758 (Drazkowski) - Tax increment financing; permitted use of increments clarified.