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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 16, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

PROPERTY TAX AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hertaus, Vice-Chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Committee, began the meeting at 1:02pm on April 16th, 2018 in the Basement room of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
 

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

Members excused:

DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Chair NEU, Anne

HF3430 (Gruenhagen) Facilities used as retreat houses or craft houses classified as seasonal-recreational property.

Representative Loonan moved that HF3430 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
John Rydning, Chisago County
Kelli Reiner, McLeod County
Lyn Reginauer, Chisago County
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Representative Hertaus officially called the meeting to order at 1:05pm. A quorum was present.

Representative Loonan offered the following oral amendment: P. 6, L 6.3, insert “meals or” in front of “areas”. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan renewed his motion that HF3430, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loonan moved the minutes from April 12th, 2018 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF3688 (O’Driscoll) Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.

Representative Erickson moved that HF3688 be referred to the General Register.

Testifiers:
Paul Eger, Minnesota Realtors Association

Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF3688 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF4063 (Bliss) Property exempted from the state general levy.

Representative Barr moved that HF4063 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Jed Shaw, Mayor of Walker
Greg Palmer, President of Greater Minnesota Gas
Tim Thompson, CEO of Lake Region Electric Cooperative
Mike Gorham, President of Northwest Gas

Representative Barr renewed her motion that HF4063 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4144 (Kiel) Revenue commissioner required to study adequacy of valuation of pipeline companies.

Representative Whelan moved that HF4144 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Matt Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties
Beth Kadoun, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Paul Cumings, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Rick Heller, Citizen

Representative Whelan renewed her motion that HF4144 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4268 (Garofalo) Bond Allocation Act definition of a public facilities project modified.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF4268 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Mike Auger, General Counsel for Evergreen Energy

Representative Hertaus renewed his motion that HF4268 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:28pm.





Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Lucas Knese, Committee Legislative Assistant











More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3688 (O'Driscoll) - Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.
  • HF4144 (Kiel) - Revenue commissioner required to study adequacy of valuation of pipeline companies.
  • HF4063 (Bliss) - Property exempted from the state general levy.
  • HF3430 (Gruenhagen) - Facilities used as retreat houses or craft houses classified as seasonal-recreational property.
  • HF4268 (Garofalo) - Bond Allocation Act definition of a public facilities project modified.