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FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - November 09, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TAXES & PROPERTY TAX & LOCAL SALES TAX DIVISION JOINT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:08
A.M. on Friday, November 9, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LENCZEWSKI, Ann (Chair)
WOLLSCHLAGER, Sandy (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Sarah
BROD, Laura
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris
DEMMER, Randy

ERHARDT, Ron
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MARQUART, Paul
SOLBERG, Loren

Members excused:
ATKINS, Joe
BROWN, Robin
DILL, David
DITTRICH, Denise
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Eric
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

A quorum was not present.

Chair Lenczewski introduced the new Committee Legislative Assistant, Sasha Bergman, and acknowledged Representative DeLaForest's attendance.

David Poliseno from the Office of the Legislative Auditor, did audit for the Department of Revenue, presented findings on the Financial Audit Division.

Commissionner Ward Einess, Department of Revenue, testified in response to the testimony of the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

A quorum was present at 12:04 P.M.

Bruce Scholl from the Minnesota Department of Revenue testified on the laptop inventory of the Department of Revenue.

Commissioner Ward Einess, Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified on Tax Compliance Initiatives.

Gordon Folkman, Director of the Property Tax Division of the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Eric Willette, Property Tax Analyst for the Minnesota Department of Revenue gave an overview results from the referendums for school levies from the recent elections.

Tom Melcher, Finance Director at the Department of Education testified on the 2008 School Levies.

Eric Willette, Property Tax Analyst for the Minnesota Department of Revenue testified on Taxable Market Value and Tax Rates.

Cass County Assessor Steven Kuha, Land Records Director from Rock County Tom Houselog, Ramsey County Assessor Stephen Baker, and Hennepin County Assessor Tom May testified on market value changes and foreclosures.

The committee adjourned at 12:57 P.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair



Sasha Bergman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Audit of Department of Revenue and tax compliance update
Property tax update