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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

11th MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 14, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 11th 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 6:03 P.M. on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Room 500S 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
PAYMAR, Michael



HF1502 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property exempted from the state general property tax levy.

Representative Erhardt testified on behalf of the bill. Jeff Forrester, Executive Director of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation Properties Owners, testified in favor of the bill.

A quorum was present at 6:12 P.M.

Representative Erhardt moved that HF1502 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1502 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1902 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided.

Representative Erhardt moved that HF1902 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Erhardt testified on behalf of the bill. Jeff Forrester, Executive Director of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation Properties Owners, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1902 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1816 (Erhardt) Local transportation levies limited.

Representative Erhardt moved that HF1816 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Erhardt testified on behalf of the bill. Rob Vanasek, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Association of Townships, testified in favor of the bill. Ann Finn, Lobbyist for the League of Minnesota Cities, testified in favor of the bill. Keith Carlson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Inter-County Association, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1816 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1751 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax law and property classifications provided.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF1751 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Loeffler moved that the author's amendment labeled 1751A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Atkins testified on behalf of the bill. Jonathan Wilmshurst, Consultant for Aggregate Ready Mix of Minnesota, testified in favor of the bill. Joe Harris, County Commissioner for Dakota County, spoke in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1751 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1668 (Hamilton) Monosloped roofs used for livestock operations property tax exemption provided.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1668 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Hamilton testified on behalf of the bill. Bruce Kleven, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Cattleman’s Association, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1668 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


Representative Anderson moved approval of minutes for Friday, March 9, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Anderson moved approval of minutes for Joint Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division and the K-12 Education Finance Division which took place on Tuesday, March 13, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1012 (Otremba) Rural land abutting public waters valuation provided.

Representative Lanning moved that HF1012 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Otremba testified on behalf of the bill. Roger Jegiorski, resident of Todd County, spoke in favor of the bill. John Hagen, Assistant Director for Property Tax and Local Sales Tax for the Minnesota Department of Revenue, spoke about his concerns about the bill. Allan Perish, resident of Todd County, spoke in favor of the bill. Tom May, Hennepin County Assessor who spoke on behalf of the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, spoke in opposition to the bill. Dave Armstrong, LeSeuer County Assessor, spoke in opposition to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1012 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1900 (Slocum) Property bordering public waters reduced class tax rate provided.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1900 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Loeffler moved that the author’s amendment labeled 1900A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Slocum testified on behalf of the bill. Jeff Forrester, Executive Director of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation Properties Owners, testified in favor of the bill. Rob Vanasek, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on opposition to the bill. Keith Carlson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Inter-County Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1900 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1731 (Hackbarth) Electric generation peaking plant personal property tax exemption provided.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1731 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Hackbarth testified on behalf of the bill. Rick Lancaster testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1731 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1959 (Tschumper) School bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1959 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Tschumper testified on behalf of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1959 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1531 (Solberg) Apprenticeship training facilities property tax exemption provided.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF1531 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Lenczewski moved that the author’s amendment labeled 1531A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg testified on behalf of the bill. Bill Strazinsky and John Quarnstrom spoke in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1531 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1030 (Mullery) Low-income rental property classification 4d extended.

Representative Mullery moved that HF1030 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Mullery testified on behalf of the bill. Caroline Hortan, with the Affordable land Trust, testified in favor of the bill. Maureen Wamen, with the Wilder Foundation spoke in favor of the bill. The Department of Revenue does support these changes outlined in this bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF1030 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 P.M.


Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


Paul Cumings, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF1012 (Otremba) Rural land abutting public waters valuation provided.
HF1030 (Mullery) Low-income rental property classification 4d extended.
HF1751 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax law and property classifications provided.
HF1502 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property exempted from the state general property tax levy.
HF1816 (Erhardt) Local transportation levies limited
HF1531 (Solberg) Apprenticeship training facilities property tax exemption provided.
HF1731 (Hackbarth) Electric generation peaking plant personal property tax exemption provided.
HF1668 (Hamilton) Monosloped roofs used for livestock operations property tax exemption provided.
HF1900 (Slocum) Property bordering public waters reduced class tax rate provided.
HF1902 (Erhardt) Seasonal recreational property tax refund provided.
HF1959 (Tschumper) School bond agricultural credit provided, and money appropriated.