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SEVENTH MEETING - Property and Local Tax Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 12:45 PM on March 11, 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
HUOT, John
MARQUART, Paul
MCDONALD, Joe
PETERSBURG, John
RUNBECK, Linda
XIONG, Tou

Members absent:
HER, Kaohly

The following Department of Revenue staff gave a presentation on the Governor’s budget recommendations on Property & Local Taxes:
Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner
Joanna Bayers, Legislative Director

Rep. Hertaus moved that the minutes of March 4, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following non-partisan staff gave an explanation of LGA and CPA runs:
Pat Dalton, House Research
Jared Swanson, House Research

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 1163 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

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

Rep. Marquart presented HF 1163.

Testifiers:
Todd Patzer, Lac qui Parle County Commissioner
Jan Callison, Hennepin County Commissioner
Mary Gaasch, Lauderdale Mayor
Matt Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 1163 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Vang moved that HF 1434 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

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

Rep. Vang presented HF 1434.

Testifiers:
Mike Elliot, Brooklyn Center Mayor
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities

Rep. Vang renewed her motion that HF 1434 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. McDonald moved that HF 1102 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Lislegard presented HF 1102.

Testifiers:
Brad Hadrava, Eveleth City Council

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

Rep. McDonald renewed his motion that HF 1102 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 807 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Persell presented HF 807.

Testifiers:
Neal Gaalswyk, Cass County Commissioner
Faren Jackson, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Chair

Rep. Marquart renewed his motion that HF 807 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Rep. Runbeck moved that HF 1101 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

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

Rep. Brand presented HF 1101.

Testifiers:
Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

Rep. Runbeck renewed her motion that HF 1101 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the division report.

The committee adjourned at 2:16 PM.






Diane Loeffler, Committee Chair






Ellen Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. Governor's Budget Recommendations (Informational) II. Non Partisan Staff Presentation of LGA & CPA runs III. HF 1163 (Marquart) Aid appropriations to cities and counties increased IV. HF 1434 (Vang) Local government aid; city aid appropriation increased V. HF 1102 (Lislegard) Local government aid city formula modified, and appropriation increased VI. HF 1101 (Brand) Local government aid city formula modified, and appropriation increased VII. HF 807 (Persell) State payment to counties with Indian gaming casinos modified VIII. HF 2031 (Hertaus) Local government aid; city aid program modified IX.. HF 1213 (Marquart) Mahnomen County onetime grants funding provided, and money appropriated X. HF 1104 (Lien) Border city enterprise zone permanent tax reduction authority provided XI. HF 1458 (Sandstede) Local government aid; city aid formula sparsity factor modified XII. HF 1599 (Sandstede) Floodwood local government aid increased, and local government aid appropriation increased XIII. HF 969 (Murphy) Local government aid adjustments provided XIV. HF 1131 (Kiel) Local government aid formula amended XV. HF 949 (Hansen) Lilydale; local government aid onetime adjustment provided XVI. HF 461 (Hansen) West St. Paul; local government aid for onetime and temporary payment increase XVII. HF 416 (Poppe) Austin state aid; penalty forgiveness provided XVIII. HF 904 (Kresha) Flensburg; 2017 city aid penalty forgiveness provided, and money appropriated

Bills Added:
  • HF1163 (Marquart) - Aid appropriations to cities and counties increased.
  • HF1434 (Vang) - Local government aid; city aid appropriation increased.
  • HF1101 (Brand) - Local government aid city formula modified, and appropriation increased.
  • HF1102 (Lislegard) - Local government aid city formula modified, and appropriation increased.
  • HF807 (Persell) - State payment to counties with Indian gaming casinos modified.
  • HF1213 (Marquart) - Mahnomen County; onetime grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1104 (Lien) - Border city enterprise zone permanent tax reduction authority provided.
  • HF1458 (Sandstede) - Local government aid; city aid formula sparsity factor modified.
  • HF1599 (Sandstede) - Floodwood; local government aid increased, and local government aid appropriation increased.
  • HF969 (Murphy) - Local government aid adjustments provided.
  • HF949 (Hansen) - Lilydale; local government aid onetime adjustment provided.
  • HF461 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; local government aid for onetime and temporary payment increase.
  • HF1131 (Kiel) - Local government aid formula amended.
  • HF416 (Poppe) - Austin; state aid penalty forgiveness provided.
  • HF904 (Kresha) - Flensburg; 2017 city aid penalty forgiveness provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2031 (Hertaus) - Local government aid; city aid program modified.
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00:18 - Governor's FY 2020-21 Budget recommendations (informational). 19:27 - Presentation of Local Government Aid and County Program Aid program runs by nonpartisan staff. 25:37 - HF1163 (Marquart) Aid appropriations to cities and counties increased. 43:48 - HF1434 (Vang) Local government aid; city aid appropriation increased. 1:00:15 - HF1102 (Lislegard) Local government aid city formula modified, and appropriation increased. 1:07:50 - HF807 (Persell) State payment to counties with Indian gaming casinos modified. 1:19:04 - HF1101 (Brand) Local government aid city formula modified, and appropriation increased. Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.