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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

TWELFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 13, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

PROPERTY TAX AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Drazkowski, Chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Committee, officially called the meeting to order at 10:02 AM on March 13th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Chair
HERTAUS, Jerry, Vice Chair LOONAN, Bob
LOEFFLER, Diane MARQUART, Paul
ANDERSON, Paul NELSON, Michael
BARR, Regina NEU, Anne
CARLSON, Andrew RARICK, Jason
ERICKSON, Sondra WHELAN, Abigail
FRANKE, Keith YOUAKIM, Cheryl
LIEN, Ben

Representative Loeffler moved the minutes of March 8th, 2017 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF663 (Hamilton) Aid penalty forgiveness for cities provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Franke moved that HF663 be laid over.

Testifying on HF663 was Jessica Mitchel, City of Dundee and Heather Corcoran, League of Minnesota Cities.

Representative Franke renewed his motion that HF663 be laid over.

HF849 (Gunther) Transition between city need formulas modified.

Representative Loonan moved that HF849 be laid over.

Testifying on HF849 was Marty Seifert, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

Representative Loonan renewed his motion that HF849 be laid over.

HF672 (Paul Anderson) City aid appropriation increased.

Representative Anderson moved that HF672 be laid over.

Testifying on HF672 was Mayor Randy Wilson, Glencoe, Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities and Chief Todd Axtell, St. Paul Police.

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF672 be laid over.

HF718 (Fabian) Oslo; penalty forgiveness provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Erickson moved that HF718 be laid over.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF718 be laid over.

HF725 (Mary Murphy) Base year formula aid provided to a newly incorporated city.

Representative Carlson moved that HF725 be laid over.

Testifying on HF725 was John Goman, Rice Lake City Council and Suzanne Herstad, Rice Lake City Council.

Representative Carlson renewed his motion that HF725 be laid over.

HF773 (Mary Murphy) 2017 city aid payment formula amended and adjustments provided.

Representative Lien moved that HF773 be laid over.

Representative Lien moved the H0773A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF773 was Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities.

Representative Lien renewed his motion that HF773, as amended, be laid over.

HF760 (Metsa) Local government aid related definitions modified, and city revenue need and certified aid adjustments adjusted.

Representative Nelson moved that HF760 be laid over.

Representative Nelson moved the H0760A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF760 was Jeff Jacobson, City of Biwablik and Pat Garrity, City of Hibbing.

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF760, as amended, be laid over.

HF1512 (Greg Davids) City revenue need measure and final city aid calculation amended.

Representative Whelan moved that HF1512 be laid over.

Representative Whelan renewed her motion that HF1512 be laid over.

HF838 (Hansen) West St. Paul; temporary payment increase provided.

Representative Youakim moved that HF838 be laid over.

Testifying on HF838 was Mayor Jenny Halverson, City of West St. Paul and Dick Vitelli, West St. Paul City Council.

Representative Youakim renewed her motion that HF838 be laid over.

HF609 (Backer) County program aid modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Loonan moved that HF609 be laid over.

Testifying on HF609 was Rebecca Young, Stevens County, and Todd Patzer, Lac qui Parle County.

Representative Loonan moved the H0609A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan renewed his motion that HF609, as amended, be laid over.

HF1968 (Ecklund) Previously distributed taconite tax proceeds classification provided.

Representative Carlson moved that HF1968 be laid over.

Representative Carlson renewed his motion that HF1968 be laid over.

HF1146 (Vogel) Biennial notice and referendum provided on whether a municipality may use public utility license, permit, rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue.

Representative Barr moved that HF1146 be laid over.

Testifying on HF1146 was Lori Higgins, MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce and Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities.

Representative Barr renewed her motion that HF1146 be laid over.

HF1320 (Lien) City annual appropriation increased.

Representative Lien moved that HF1320 be laid over.

Testifying on HF1320 was Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities and Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

Representative Lien renewed his motion that HF1320 be laid over.

HF1504 (Nash) Local governments prohibited from banning or taxing paper or plastic bags.

Representative Erickson moved that HF1504 be laid over.

Testifying on HF1504 was Jamie Pfahl, Minnesota Grocers Association, Megan Kuhl-Stennes, Eureka Recycling, Cam Gordon, Minneapolis City Council, Michael Stoick, St. Paul Citizen, Kyle Samejima, U of M student, Steve Huser, Metro Cities, and Dolores Rufenacht, St. Paul Citizen.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF1504 be laid over.

HF1466 (Torkelson) Water law authorities modified, riparian buffer requirements modified, aid to counties and watershed districts provided to assume jurisdiction of implementing and enforcing buffer law, and money appropriated.

Representative Neu moved that HF1466 be laid over.

Testifying on HF1466 was Ron Harnack, lobbyist, Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association Lac qui Parle County, Todd Pitzer, Lac qui Parle County, Paul Cumings, Department of Revenue and Mark Ten Eyck, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.

Representative Neu renewed her motion that HF1466 be laid over.

The committee recessed at 12:42PM.

The committee reconvened at 1:21PM.

HF2114 (Whelan) Legislative Property Tax Reform Task Force established, and report required.

Representative Whelan moved that HF2114 be laid over.

Representative Whelan moved the H2114A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2114 was Michael Stalberger, MACO, and Stephen Baker, Ramsey County Assessor.

Representative Whelan renewed her motion that HF2114, as amended, be laid over.

Representative Hertaus assumed the gavel at 1:35PM.

HF754 (Drazkowski) County, city, or town payments adjusted for those contributing to a world fair.

Representative Drazkowski moved that HF754 be laid over.

Representative Drazkowski moved the H0754A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski moved the H0754A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF754 was Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities, Lars Negstad, ISAIAH, Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities, Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis City Council, and Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF754, as amended, be laid over.

HF2107 (Drazkowski) Aid reductions for cities imposing labor regulations established.

Representative Drazkowski moved that HF2107 be laid over.

Testifying on HF2107 was Julia Blaha, Minnesota AFL-CIO, Russ Stark, St. Paul City Council, and Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis City Council.

Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF2107 be laid over.

HF2187 (Drazkowski) Post-certification adjustments for lobbying expenses established.

Representative Drazkowski moved that HF2187 be laid over.

Testifying on HF2187 was Mayor Jerry Faust, St. Anthony Village, Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships and Rebecca Otto, Minnesota State Auditor.

Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF2187 be laid over.

HF586 (Drazkowski) State-purchased land annual payment funds using dedicated revenues established, payment in lieu of taxes requirements modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Drazkowski moved that HF586 be laid over.

Testifying on HF586 was Paul Cumings, Department of Revenue, Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships and Matt Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties.

Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF586 be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:12PM.





Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Allison Wroble, Committee Legislative Assistant










More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF663 (Hamilton) - Local government aid; aid penalty forgiveness for cities provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF672 (Anderson) - Local government aid; city aid appropriation increased.
  • HF718 (Fabian) - Oslo; penalty forgiveness provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF725 (Murphy) - Base year formula aid provided to a newly incorporated city.
  • HF754 (Drazkowski) - County, city, or town payments adjusted for those contributing to a world fair.
  • HF760 (Metsa) - Local government aid related definitions modified, and city revenue need and certified aid adjustments adjusted.
  • HF838 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; temporary payment increase provided.
  • HF849 (Gunther) - Transition between city need formulas modified.
  • HF1320 (Lien) - Local government aid; city annual appropriation increased.
  • HF1512 (Davids) - City revenue need measure and final city aid calculation amended.
  • HF2107 (Drazkowski) - Aid reductions for cities imposing labor regulations established.
  • HF2187 (Drazkowski) - Post-certification adjustments for lobbying expenses established.
  • HF609 (Backer) - County program aid modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1372 (Layman) - Iron Range fiscal disparities program distribution levies adjusted.
  • HF1968 (Ecklund) - Previously distributed taconite tax proceeds classification provided.
  • HF1146 (Vogel) - Notice and referendum provided on whether a municipality may use public utility license, permit, rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue.
  • HF1504 (Nash) - Local governments prohibited from banning or taxing paper or plastic bags.
  • HF586 (Drazkowski) - State-purchased land annual payment funds using dedicated revenues established, payment in lieu of taxes requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2114 (Whelan) - Legislative Property Tax Reform Task Force established, and report required.
  • HF1466 (Torkelson) - Water law authorities modified, riparian buffer requirements modified, aid to counties and watershed districts provided to assume jurisdiction of implementing and enforcing buffer law, and money appropriated.
  • HF773 (Murphy) - 2017 city aid payment formula amended and adjustments provided.