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Minnesota Legislature

FIFTH MEETING - Property and Local Tax Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH 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 25th, 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. Marquart moved that the minutes of February 11, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Her moved that HF 667 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Lislegard presented HF 667.

Testifiers:
Larry Cuffe, Mayor of Virginia

Rep. Her renewed her motion that HF 667 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 1271 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Marquart presented HF 1271.
Testifiers:
Steve Todd, police chief

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 1271 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Huot moved that HF 877 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Huot moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Klevorn presented HF 877.

Testifiers:
Jeff Wosje, Plymouth Mayor
Dave Callister, Plymouth City Manager
Tony Kwilas, Hospitality Minnesota

Rep. Huot renewed his motion that HF 877 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Her moved that HF 1218 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Lesch presented HF 1218.

Testifiers:
Brian Schmechel, Vice President of Lodging for Morrissey Hospitality Corporation
Terry Mattson, CEO of Visit St. Paul and River Center Authority

Rep. Her renewed her motion that HF 1218 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. McDonald moved that HF 933 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Davids presented HF 933.

Tesifiers:
Tony Kwilas, Hospitality Minnesota

Rep. McDonald renewed his motion that HF 933 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Petersburg moved that HF 388 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Nornes presented HF 388.

Testifiers:
Jonathan Smith, Perham City Administrator

Rep. Petersburg renewed his motion that HF 388 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. McDonald moved that HF 355 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Demuth presented HF 355.

Rep. McDonald renewed his motion that HF 355 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Petersburg moved that HF 392 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Anderson presented HF 392.

Testifiers:
Vicky Willer, Sauk Centre City Administrator

Rep. Petersburg renewed his motion that HF 392 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The committee recessed at 1:55 PM.

The committee re-convened at 6:01 PM.

Rep. Carlson moved that HF 651 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Carlson moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen presented HF 651.

Testifiers:
Wendy Berry, West St. Paul City Counsellor
Ryan Schroeder, West St. Paul City Manager

Rep. Carlson renewed his motion that HF 651 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 183 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Marquart moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Schultz presented HF 183.

Testifiers:
Sam Ritchie, City of Duluth

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 183 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Bernardy moved that HF 364 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Sundin presented HF 364

Testifiers:
Roger Maki, Cloquet Mayor
Aaron Reeves, Cloquet City Administrator

Rep. Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 364 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Xiong moved that HF 144 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Ecklund presented HF 144.

Testifiers:
Bob Anderson, International Falls Mayor

Rep. Xiong renewed his motion that HF 144 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Drazkowski moved that HF 867 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Drazkowski moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Zerwas presented HF 867.

Testifiers:
Calvin Portner, Elk River City Administrator
Jennifer Wagner, Elk River City Council

Rep. Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF 867 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 1217 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Brand presented HF 1217.

Testifiers:
John Harronstein, North Mankato City Administrator

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 1217 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Bernardy moved that HF 1130 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Morrison presented HF 1130.

Testifiers:
Todd Carlson, Excelsior Mayor
Deb Rodgers, Community for The Commons

Rep. Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 1130 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Xiong moved that HF 1318 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Xiong moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy presented HF 1318.

Testifiers:
Janelle Jones, President and CEO of Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Tony Kwilas, Hospitality Minnesota

Rep. Xiong renewed his motion that HF 1318 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Loeffler moved that HF 574 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Loeffler moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Loeffler presented HF 574.

Testifiers:
Jeff Johnson, Director of Minneapolis Convention Center

Rep. Loeffler renewed her motion that HF 574 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM.
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Agenda:

I. HF 651 (Hansen) West St. Paul local option sales tax authorized II. HF 183 (Schultz) Duluth; sales and use tax authority modified. III. HF 364 (Sundin) Cloquet; local sales tax revenue use authority modified IV. HF 144 (Ecklund) International Falls; local sales and use tax authorized for transportation and other public infrastructure projects V. HF 867 (Zerwas) Elk River authorized to impose local sales and use tax for specified projects VI. HF 1217 (Brand) North Mankato allowed to impose local food and beverage tax VII. HF 1130 (Morrison) Excelsior authorized to impose local sales and use tax VIII. HF 1318 (Murphy) Lake County authorized to impose lodging tax, and Two Harbors lodging tax authority modified IX. HF 574 (Loeffler) Minneapolis; local special taxes limitation removed Note that this hearing is in Room 10, not Room 5.

Bills Added:
  • HF651 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; local option sales tax authorized.
  • HF183 (Schultz) - Duluth; sales and use tax authority modified.
  • HF364 (Sundin) - Cloquet; local sales tax revenue use authority modified.
  • HF144 (Ecklund) - International Falls; local sales and use tax authorized for transportation and other public infrastructure projects.
  • HF867 (Zerwas) - Elk River; authorized to impose local sales and use tax for specified projects.
  • HF1217 (Brand) - North Mankato; allowed to impose local food and beverage tax.
  • HF1130 (Morrison) - Excelsior; authorized to impose local sales and use tax.
  • HF1318 (Murphy) - Lake County; authorized to impose lodging tax, and Two Harbors lodging tax authority modified.
  • HF574 (Loeffler) - Minneapolis; local special taxes limitation removed.
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