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FOURTH MEETING - Property and Local Tax Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION COMMITTEE MEETING
MINUTES


Representative Loeffler, Chair of the Property and Local Tax Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:46 PM on February 11th, 2019, in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LOEFFLER, Diane, Chair
VANG, Samantha, Vice-Chair
HERTAUS, Jerry, Republican Lead
BERNARDY, Connie
CARLSON, Andrew
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
HER, Kaohly
HUOT, John
MARQUART, Paul
MCDONALD, Joe
PETERSBURG, John
RUNBECK, Linda
XIONG, Tou

Rep. Petersburg moved that the minutes of February 4, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Minnesota House of Representatives Nonpartisan Staff gave a background on production tax:

Jared Swanson, House Research

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 324 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Lislegard presented HF 324.

Testifiers:
Steve Giorgi, Director of Range Association of Municipalities and Schools
Paul Kess, Ely City Councilor
John Ongaro, Saint Louis County

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 324 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The following Minnesota House of Representatives Nonpartisan Staff gave a background on state assessed property:

Jared Swanson, House Research
Alex Haigler, House Research

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 424 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Sundin presented HF 424.

Testifiers:
Mark Thell, Carlton County Commissioner
Kyle Holmes, Carlton County Assessor
Al Paulson, Clearwater County Auditor
Matt Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties
Joann Wright, Northern Natural Gas
Shane Zahrt, Coalition of Utility Cities
Joanna Byers, Department of Revenue

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 424 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 PM







Representative Diane Loeffler, Chair





Ellen Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. HF 324 (Lislegard) Guaranteed distribution formula for taconite municipal aid account modified, and municipal aid account allocation to inflation indexed Informational Hearing II. HF 424 (Sundin) State required to pay costs of property tax judgement against state-assessed property, and money appropriated

Bills Added:
  • HF324 (Lislegard) - Taconite; guaranteed distribution formula for taconite municipal aid account modified, and municipal aid account allocation to inflation indexed.
  • HF424 (Sundin) - State required to pay costs of property tax judgement against state-assessed property, and money appropriated.
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00:38 - Taconite tax overview. - House Research. 07:00 - HF324 (Lislegard) Taconite; guaranteed distribution formula for taconite municipal aid account modified, and municipal aid account allocation to inflation indexed. 41:22 - House Research overview of House File 424-related issues. 56;17 - Informational hearing on HF424 (Sundin) State required to pay costs of property tax judgement against state-assessed property, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.