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SIXTY-FIFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 22, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:20 A.M. on April 22, 2008 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
DEMMER, Randy
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

DELAFOREST, Chris
LESCH, John
PAULSEN, Erik

A quorum was present.

Representative Kohls moved the minutes from April 16, 2008 and April 17, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF2237 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2237-Nelson-Bloomington tax increment financing district improvements construction materials sales tax exemption provided, district duration extended and boundaries modified, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Hilstrom moved amendment H2237DE1 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF2237: Bill Griffith, Larkin Hoffman Daly and Lindgren; David Ybarra, Business Manager, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council; Kyle Makarios, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters; Rhys Ledger, Teamsters Local 120; Steve Claypatch, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 292; Carl Madsen, member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Dave Semerad, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota; Yvonne Cheung Ho, Metropolitan Development Association; Claudia Osterman, Association of Women Contractors; James Frisco, National Association of Minority Contractors Midwest Chapter; Terry Brickman, PCL Construction Services, Inc.; Dick Anfang, President, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades; Todd Pufahl, Laborers District Council Minnesota & North Dakota; Gene Winstead, Mayor, City of Bloomington; Maureen Bausch, Mall of America; Tony Armlin, Armlin Damon and Associates; Mark Bernhardson, City Manager, City of Bloomington; Jennifer Schaubach, Legislative Director, AFL-CIO; Steve Buck, citizen and union member; Pete Parris, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association; Adam Duininck, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49; Kurt Hagen, Mall of America; William Jewell, Tourism and Stadium Activist, resident of Bloomington; Bob DeBoer, Director of Policy Development, Citizen’s League; Kaye Rakow, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership; Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Jason Flohrs, Twin West Chamber of Commerce; Sam Grabarski, CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council; Jaye Rykunyk, State Director, UNITEHERE; Gene Raneiri, City of Minneapolis; Ray Waldron, AFL-CIO.

HF2237 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

The committee adjourned at 3:40 P.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair


Sasha Bergman, Committee Legislative Assistant
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12:05 - HF2237 (Nelson) Bloomington tax increment financing district improvements construction materials sales tax exemption provided, district duration extended and boundaries modified, bonds issued, and money.
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HF2237 (Nelson) Bloomington tax increment financing district improvements construction materials sales tax exemption provided, district duration extended and boundaries modified.

HF4204 (Lenczewski) removed from agenda