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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

2nd MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - January 19, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 2nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PROPERTY TAX AND LOCAL SALES TAX DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Marquart, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:04 AM on Friday, January 19th, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

Committee Legislative Assistant Paul Cumings noted the roll.


Members present:

MARQUART, Paul (Chair)
BROWN, Robin (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Sarah
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LOEFFLER, Diane
PAYMAR, Michael

Members Excused:
ERHARDT, Ron
LANNING, Morrie
MULLERY, Joe


A quorum was present.

Dan Larson, Administrator for the Minnesota Rural County Caucus, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and rural county governments in Minnesota.

Representative Loeffler moved approval of minutes for Friday, January 12, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Keith Carlson, Executive Director for the Minnesota Inter-County Association, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and county governments.

Kirk Schneidewind, of the Minnesota School Boards Association, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and school districts.

Sam Walseth, Legislative Director for the Minnesota Rural Education Association, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and rural school districts.

Scott Croonquist, Executive Director for the Association for Metropolitan School Districts, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and metropolitan school districts.

Attorney Kent Sulem and Executive Director David Fricke of the Minnesota Association of Townships gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and township units in Minnesota.

Kevin Paap, President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and agricultural land and farmers in Minnesota.

Thom Peterson, Legislative Director for the Minnesota Farmers Union, gave testimony about the relationship between property taxes and agricultural land and farmers in Minnesota.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:29 AM.




Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


Paul Cumings, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Testimony from county groups (continued), as well as brief testimony from representatives of schools, townships, and agriculture groups.