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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

8th Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 05, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 8th Meeting
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND LOCAL SALES TAX DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Paul Marquart, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:06 A.M. on Monday, March 5, 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
LOEFFLER, Diane
MULLERY, Joe
PAYMAR, Michael


Members excused:
ERHARDT, Ron
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann


A quorum was present at 9:08 A.M.


HF647 (Dittrich) Residential homestead market value credit modified.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF647 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report

Representative Dittrich testified on behalf of the bill. Mary Anne Razim-Fitzsimons, a citizen, testified on in favor of the bill. Keith Carlson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Inter-County Association, testified in favor of the bill.

Steve Hinze, Research Analyst for House Research, testified about technical element of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 647 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HFXXX (Bunn) Market Value Homestead Credit

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, explained that this bill will be heard today and laid over at a future meeting after her bill has been introduced.

Representative Bunn testified on behalf of her bill.

Steve Hinze, Research Analyst for House Research, testified about technical element of the bill.


HF885 (Hilty) Cloquet local sales tax authorized.

Representative Mullery moved that HF885 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report

Representative Hilty testified on behalf of his bill. Brian Fritsinger, City Administrator for the City of Cloquet, testified on in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 885 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF442 (Howes) Emily Sales Tax authorized and fund use specified.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF442 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report

Representative Howes testified on behalf of the bill. Kent Rees, City Council member for the City of Emily, testified in favor of the bill.

Pat Dalton, Research Analyst for House Research, testified about technical element of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 442 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF134 (Jaros) Duluth food and beverage sales tax increase authorized, and proceeds allocated to renovations and a new arena at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

Representative Mullery moved that HF134 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Jaros testified on behalf of the bill. Dan Russell, Executive Director of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 134 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1135 (Pelowski) Winona sales and use tax authorized.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF1135 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report

Representative Pelowski testified on behalf of the bill. Judy Bodway, Assistant City Manager for the City of Winona, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 1135 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF108 (Morrow) North Mankato local sales tax authorized and funds use authorized.

Representative Mullery moved that HF108 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Morrow testified on behalf of the bill. Gary Zellmer, Mayor for the City of North Mankato, testified in favor of the bill. Wendell Sande from North Mankato testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF108 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


Representative Loeffler moved approval of minutes for Friday, February 23, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF1103 (Moe) Bemidji local sales and use tax extended.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF134 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Jaros testified on behalf of the bill. Dan Russell, Executive Director of the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 134 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1491 (Kranz) Residential homestead market value credit.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF1491 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Kranz testified on behalf of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF 1491 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:27 A.M.


Representative Paul Marquart, Chair



Paul Cumings, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF647 (Dittrich) Residential homestead market value credit modified.
HF1491 (Kranz) Market value homestead credit.
HFXXX (Bunn) Market value homestead credit.
HF885 (Hilty) Cloquet local sales tax authorized.
HF134 (Jaros) Duluth food and beverage sales tax increase authorized, and proceeds allocated to renovations and a new arena at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
HF442 (Howes) Emily sales tax authorized and fund use specified.
HF1135 (Pelowski) Winona sales and use tax authorized.
HF108 (Morrow) North Mankato local sales tax authorized and funds use specified
HF1103 (Moe) Bemidji local sales and use tax extended.