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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

6th MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 16, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 6th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND LOCAL SALES TAX DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:02 AM on Friday, February 16th, 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
ERHARDT, Ron
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LOEFFLER, Diane
MULLERY, Joe

Members excused:
PAYMAR, Michael


A quorum was present.


HF3 (Marquart) - School district levies modified, market value property tax credit computation modified, property tax refunds increased for homeowners and renters, senior deferral eligibility increased, city and county aid increased.

Representative Marquart moved that HF 3 (Marquart) be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Demmer moved the HF 3 A-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representatives Marquart and Morgan testified on HF 3. Representative Morgan spoke on the portion of the bill relating to Market Value Homestead, Local Government Aid and County Program Aid. Representative Marquart spoke on the portion of the bill relating to School Levies, the Property Tax Refund Program and the Senior Citizens Property Tax Referral Program.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF 3 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


Representative Marquart assumed the chair at 8:41 AM.


HF135 (Westrom) - Property tax abatement authority extended to include delinquent taxes.

Representative Demmer moved that HF 135 (Westrom) be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Westrom testified on behalf of his bill. Joel Michael, House Research Analyst, answered technical questions about the implications of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 135 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.



HF172 (Nornes) - Town of Scambler in Otter Tail County to impose an aggregate tax in some circumstances.

Representative Demmer moved that HF 172 (Nornes) be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Nornes testified on behalf of his bill. Mr. Wayne Johnson, Township Officer of Scambler Township, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF172 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF148 (Erhardt) - Residential homestead property first tier classification rate valuation limit indexing provided.

Representative Erhardt moved that HF 148 (Erhardt) be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Erhardt testified on behalf of his bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF148 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


Representative Lanning moved approval of minutes for Friday, February 9, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:33 AM.


Representative Paul Marquart, Chair



Paul Cumings, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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01:32 - Gavel, and discussion of HF3 (Marquart) School district levies modified, market value property tax credit computation modified, property tax refunds increased for homeowners and renters, senior deferral eligibility increased, city and county aid increased, and money appropriated.
50:15 - HF135 (Westrom) Property tax abatement authority extended to include delinquent taxes.
1:14:40 - HF172 (Nornes) Scambler aggregate tax authorized.
1:21:20 - HF148 (Erhardt) Residential homestead property first tier classification rate valuation limit indexing provided.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.


HF3 (Marquart) School district levies modified, market value property tax credit computation modified, property tax refunds increased for homeowners and renters, senior deferral eligibility increased, city and county aid increased.
HF157 (Morgan) School district levies modified, market value property tax credit computation modified, property tax refunds increased for homeowners and renters, senior deferral eligibility increased, city and county aid increased.
HF135 (Westrom) Property tax abatement authority extended to include delinquent taxes.
HF148 (Erhardt) Residential homestead property first tier classification rate valuation limit indexing provided.
HF172 (Nornes) Town of Scambler in Otter Tail County to impose an aggregate tax in some circumstances.

Bill removed from agenda:
HF486 (Finstad) Homestead classification extended to certain property used for nonhomestead purposes.