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SIXTY-SIXTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 23, 2008

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

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:35 P.M. on April 23, 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)
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris
DEMMER, Randy
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

ATKINS, Joe
BROD, Laura
HILSTROM, Debra
LESCH, John
PAULSEN, Erik
THAO, Cy

A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved the minutes from April 21, 2008 and April 22, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved HF 4158 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4158-Dill-St. Louis County authorized to impose a mortgage and deed tax, and environmental response fund created.

The following person testified on HF4158: Susan Dioury, Minnesota Association of Realtors.

HF4158 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Dill moved HF3032 be recommended to pass.

HF3032-Dill-Critical habitat private sector matching account and recreation system modified; parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; easement authority modified; state land sales provided; and 30-year leases authorized for wind energy projects.

Representative Dill moved amendment H3032A4 (ATTACHED). Representative Dill moved to orally amend amendment H3032A4 as follows: on line 1.14, delete $250, insert $125. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS ORALLY AMENDED.

The following person testified on HF3032: Bob Tomlinson, Forestry Division, Department of Natural Resources.

Representative Dill moved amendment H3032A3 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative renewed his motion that HF3032 be recommended to pass as amended and rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved HF3547 be recommended to pass.

HF3547-Dill- Omnibus game and fish bill.

The following person testified on HF3547: Ed Boggess, Deputy Director, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Representative Dill moved amendment H3547A17 (ATTACHED). Representative Dill moved to orally amend amendment H3547A17 as follows: line 1.14, after "splake," insert the phrase "on all lakes". THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lenczewski called division.

ON A VOTE OF SEVEN AYES AND EIGHT NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Simpson moved to reconsider amendment H3547A17. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Dill renewed his motion that HF3547 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE BILL WAS PASSED AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

The committee adjourned at 11:50 P.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair


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

HF4158 (Dill) St. Louis County authorized to impose a mortgage and deed tax, and environmental response fund created.
HF3547 (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill.
HF3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account and outdoor recreation system modified; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; state land sales and conveyances provided; and 30-year leases authorized for wind energy projects
HF4204 (Lenczewski) Housing and redevelopment authorities maximum levy increased

HF2824 (Kalin) removed from agenda