STATE OF MINNESOTA 28th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND LOCAL SALES TAX DIVISION
Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, Called meeting to order at 8:05 AM on Friday, March 14th, 2008 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
Committee Legislative Assistant Paul Cumings noted the roll.
Members of the Division Present:
MARQUART, Paul (Chair)
BROWN, Robin (Vice-Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (Lead GOP)
Members of the Division Excused:
HF3386 (Marquart) Property tax exemption eligibility clarification provided for public charity institutions.
Representative Marquart testified to the bill. Marcia Avner, Public Policy Director for the Minnesota Council of Non-profits, testified in favor of the bill. John Hagen, Staff Member in the Property Tax Division at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, spoke to the bill.
A quorum was present at 8:11 AM.
Representative Marquart moved that HF3386 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.
Representative Marquart moved the authors amendment labeled H3386DE1
. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF3386 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.
Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, turned over the chair to Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, at 8:20 AM.
Representative Dittrich moved the approval of the Minutes for March 7, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
Representative Marquart introduced representatives of the Governor's representatives, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Ward Einess and Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Jack Mansun, to testify to the Governor’s property tax proposal for the 2008 Session. Commissioner Einess and Assistant Commissioner Mansun spoke to the portions of the bill that dealt with Property taxes. Eric Willette, Property Division staff members for the Department of Revenue, testified to the Governor’s proposal.
Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, adjourned the meeting at 9:28 AM.
Representative Paul Marquart, Chair
Paul Cumings, Committee Legislative Assistant