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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

14th MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 21, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 14th 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 12:31 P.M. on Wednesday, March 21, 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
PAYMAR, Michael



HF536 (Loeffler) Energy efficient new commercial property assessed market value reduction provided.

Representative Loeffler testified on behalf of the bill. Bob Ambrose, Director of Governmental Affairs for Great River Energy, testified in favor of the bill. Douglas Peirce, an architect, testified in favor of the bill.

A quorum was present at 12:36. P.M.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF536 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Lois Hoel testified in opposition to the bill. Stephen Baker, Ramsey County Assessor, testified in opposition to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF536 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF2230 (Loeffler) Future residential relative homesteads eliminated, and non-homestead residential property class rate modified.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF2230 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Loeffler testified on behalf of the bill. Wendy Menken testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF2230 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF2231 (Brown) Local Government Aid for towns.

Representative Brown moved that HF2231 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Brown testified on behalf of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF2231 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF2242 (Marquart) Reducing the class rate on certain seasonal restaurant property.

Representative Marquart moved that HF2242 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart testified on behalf of the bill. Kevin Matzek, Director of Government Affairs for Hospitality Minnesota, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF2242 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:27 P.M.


Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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

HF536 (Loeffler) Energy efficient new commercial property assessed market value reduction provided.
HF2231 (Brown) Local government aid for towns
HF2242 (Marquart) Reducing the class rate on certain seasonal restaurant property
HF2230 (Loeffler) Future residential relative homesteads eliminated, and nonhomestead residential property class rate modified.