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SIXTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 25, 2008

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

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M. on April 25, 2008 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LENCZEWSKI, Ann (Chair)
ATKINS, Joe
BROD, Laura
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris
DEMMER, Randy
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
JAROS, Mike
LANNING, Morrie
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

WOLLSCHLAGER, Sandy (Vice-Chair)
DILL, David
PAULSEN, Erik

A quorum was not present.

Before the committee was HF3962.

HF3962-Morrow-Spotter trucks regulated.

The following person testified on HF3962: Jeremy Estenson, Minnesota Trucking Association,

Before the committee was HF4100:

HF4100-Morrow- Driver and vehicle services technology account established, technology surcharge imposed, and fees adjusted.

The following person testified on HF4100: Pat McCormack, Driver and Vehicle Services.

A quorum was present.

Representative Thao moved the minutes of Wednesday, April 23, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins moved HF 3962 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF3962 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Tillberry moved HF4100 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.

Representative Lesch moved HF4199 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4199-Mahoney-Delinquent vacant building registration fees collection as special assessment authorized.

The following person testified on HF4199: Robert Humphrey, City of St. Paul; Ron Elwood, Legal Aid.

HF4199 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Zellers moved HF4208 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4208-Zellers-International economic development zone provisions modified, and corporate franchise tax repealed.

Representative Zellers moved amendment H4208A1 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people testified on HF4208: Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership;

HF4208 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Kohls moved HF2990 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2990-Kohls-Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided for vehicles purchased outside of the United States by active military personnel.

HF2990 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill

Rep. Davnie moved HF4209 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4209-Davnie-School district judgments tax levy expanded.

Representative Davnie moved amendment HDA-760
The following person testified on HF4209: James Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools; Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts.

HF4209 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Davnie moved HF4210 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4210-Davnie- Minneapolis; Homeless TIF district area increased.

Representative Davnie moved amendment
H4210A1 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF4210 was laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lenczewski recognized Josh Ney, Committee Page, on his last day of employment.

Testifying before the committee was Josh Ney.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF4201 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4201-Bunn- Metropolitan counties; Number of years changed for vacant platted land to be valued at market value, and vacant platted land phase-in modified.

The following person testified on HF4201: Steven Baker, Ramsey County Assessor.

HF4201 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF2104 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2104-Dill-Cook County local lodging and admissions taxes authorized.

The following person testified on HF2104: Pat Dalton, House Research.

HF2104 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF4204 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF4204-Lenczewski- Housing and redevelopment authorities maximum levy increased.

The following people testified on HF4204: Jennifer O'Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities; Kevin Walli, Minnesota National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials; Louis Jambois, Metro Cities.

HF4204 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

The committee adjourned at 12:05 P.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair


Sasha Bergman, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF4208 (Zellers) International economic development zone provisions modified, and corporate franchise tax repealed
HF4201 (Bunn) Metropolitan counties; Number of years changed for vacant platted land to be valued at market value, and vacant platted land phase-in modified
HF3962 (Morrow) Spotter trucks regulated
HF4100 (Morrow) Driver and vehicle services technology account established, technology surcharge imposed, and fees adjusted
HF4199 (Mahoney) Delinquent vacant building registration fees collection as special assessment authorized.
HF2990 (Kohls) Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided for vehicles purchased outside of the United States by active military personnel
HF2104 (Dill) Cook County local lodging and admissions taxes authorized.
HF4209 (Davnie) School district judgments tax levy expanded.
HF4210 (Davnie) Minneapolis; Homeless TIF district area increased
HF4204 (Lenczewski) Housing and redevelopment authorities maximum levy increased