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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 26, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:20 P.M. on Monday, March 26, 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)
ATKINS, Joe
BROD, Laura
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris
DEMMER, Randy
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

LESCH, John

A quorum was present.

HF0031 Mullery Public safety retiree pensions federal tax rules conformity provided, and pension funds authorized to withhold and pay insurance premiums.

Representative Mullery moved HF0031 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Mullery moved to amend HF0031 as follows:
Page 1, delete section 1
Page 2, delete section 2
Amend the title accordingly
Renumber the sections in order and
Correct internal references.
THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1532 Hilstrom Public safety retiree pensions federal tax rules conformity provided.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF1532 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

William Gillespie (Executive Director, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association), Richard Nelson (Executive Vice President, Minneapolis Retired Police Association and Minneapolis Pension Council), Eric Hyland (Minnesota Chiefs of Police) Mary Vanek (Executive Director, PERA) and Dave Bergstrom (Executive Director, Minnesota State Retirement System) testified on HF0031 and HF1532.

Representative Mullery moved HF0031, as amended, be recommended to pass be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1532 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0406 Welti Small city definition modified.

Representative Atkins moved HF0406 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Steven Gronseth (City of Eyota), Dave Engstrom (Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Small Cities) and Jennifer O'Rourke (League of Minnesota Cities) testified on HF0406.

HF0406 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0919 Welti Elgin, Eyota, Byron, and Oronoco authorized to act as small cities for purposes of use of revenues from certain economic development districts.

Representative Atkins moved HF0919 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0919 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1672 Knuth New Brighton tax increment financing expenditures outside district authorized.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF1672 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Mayor Steve Larson (City of New Brighton), Dean Lotter (New Brighton City Manager) and James Casserly (lobbyist) testified on HF1672.

HF1672 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1808 Atkins Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property.

Representative Atkins moved HF1808 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1808 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0822 Clark Neighborhood revitalization program expiration date extended.

Representative Mullery moved HF0822 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax bill.

Jim Graham (resident of Minneapolis), Dorothy Titus (resident of Jordan neighborhood), Carol Pass (President, East Phillips Improvement Coalition), Debbie Evans (resident of Minneapolis), Ken Kelash (resident of Minneapolis), Donald I. Anderson (Windom Park Neighborhood Association), Bob Miller (Director, NRP), Gene Ranieri (Intergovernmental Relations Director, City of Minneapolis) testified on HF0822.

HF0822 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1686 Mullery Minneapolis housing replacement districts provisions modified.

Representative Mullery moved HF1686 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Glennis Ter Wisscha (Deputy Director, NHS of Minneapolis) and Sherrie Pugh Sullivan (Executive Director, NRRC) testified on HF1686.

HF1686 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2176 Kalin Tax increment financing and JOBZ and business subsidies searchable database required, and money appropriated.

Representative Tillberry moved HF1686 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

State Auditor Rebecca Otto testified on HF2176.

HF2176 was laid over for possible inclusion for Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1789 Peppin Dayton tax increment financing district authorized and subject to special rules.

Representative Lanning moved HF1789 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lanning moved the H1789A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Joseph Scherber (Hassan Township), Mayor Doug Anderson (City of Dayton), Kathleen Pote (I-94 West Chamber) and Elwyn Tinklenberg and (some other guy) testified on HF1789.

HF1789, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1879 Laine Columbia Heights tax increment financing district authorized.

Representative Simpson moved HF1879 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Simpson moved the H1879A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bob Streeter (City of Columbia Heights) testified on HF1879.

HF1879, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2121 Laine Fridley tax increment financing district authorized.

Representative Mullery moved HF2121 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Scott Lom (Mayor of Fridley), Scott Hickock (Development Director, City of Fridley) and Jim Casserly testified on HF2121.

HF2121 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1650 Nornes Fergus Falls regional treatment center campus tax-free renaissance zone provided.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF1650 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Mr. Stanislowski, Mayor Anderson (City of Fergus Falls) and Rich Anderson (developer) testified on HF1650.

HF1650 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2192 Hilstrom Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded.

HF2193 Hilstrom Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF2192 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Brad Hoffman (Economic Development Director, City of Brooklyn Center) testified on HF2192.

HF2192 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF2193 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2193 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill

HF2171 Mullery Tax increment financing; plan election provided for first year to receive increment.

Representative Mullery moved HF2171 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

James Casserly and Louis Jambois (Executive Director, Metro Cities) testified on HF2171.

HF2171 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Demmer moved approval of minutes for Tuesday, March 20, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 5:59 P.M.

Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair




Jamie Becker-Finn, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF31 (Mullery) Public safety retiree pensions federal tax ruled conformity provided, and pension funds authorized to withhold and pay insurance premiums.
HF1532 (Hilstrom) Public safety retiree pensions federal tax rules conformity provided.
HF822 (Clark) - Neighborhood revitalization program expiration date extended.
HF406 (Welti) Small city definition modified.
HF919 (Welti) Elgin, Eyota, Byron, and Oronoco authorized to act as small cities for purposes of use of revenues from certain economic development districts.
HF1672 (Knuth) New Brighton tax increment financing expenditures outside district authorized.
HF1686 (Mullery) Minneapolis housing replacement districts provisions modified.
HF1808 (Atkins) Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property.
HF1879 (Laine) Columbia Heights tax increment financing district authorized.
HF2171 (Mullery) Tax increment financing; plan election provided for first year to receive increment.
HF2176 (Kalin) Tax increment financing and JOBZ and business subsidies searchable database required, and money appropriated.
HF2192 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded.
HF2193 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded
HF2121 (Laine) Fridley tax increment financing district authorized.
HF1789 (Peppin) Dayton tax increment financing district authorized subject to special rules
HF1650 (Nornes) Fergus Falls regional treatment center campus tax-free renaissance zone provided.

Removed from agenda
HF1138 (Masin)