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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

29th MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 26, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 29th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND LOCAL SALES TAX DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, Called meeting to order at 10:05 AM on Wednesday, March 26th, 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)
ANDERSON, Sarah
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
ERHARDT, Ron
LANNING, Morrie (Lead GOP)
LOEFFLER, Diane
PAYMAR, Michael

Members of the Division Excused:
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MULLERY, Joe


HF2852 (Hansen) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities (Lilydale).

Representative Hansen testified to the bill. Marilyn Lundberg, Councilmember for the City of Lilydale, testified in favor of the bill. Joan Olin, resident of the city of Lilydale, testified in favor of the bill.

A quorum was present at 10:14 AM.

Representative Marquart moved that HF2852 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 HF2852 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF2854 (Hansen) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities (Mendota).

Representative Marquart moved that HF2854 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Hansen testified to the bill. Brian Mielke, Councilmember for the City of Mendota, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF2854 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF 2567 (Scalze) Modifying the need measure used in the local government aid formula.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF2567 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Loeffler moved the amendment labeled H2567A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scalze testified to the bill. Bill Blesener, Mayor of Little Canada, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF2567 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF3510 (Peppin) Small city definition changed for aid purposes.

Representative S. Anderson moved that HF3510 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Peppin testified to the bill. Dan Buchholtz, City Administrator for the City of Hanover, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3510 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF4122 (Tillberry) Local government aid distribution modified.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF4122 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Dittrich moved the amendment labeled H4122A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Tillberry testified to the bill. Scott Lund, Mayor of the City of Fridley, testified in favor of the bill. Bill Burns, City Administrator for the City of Fridley, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF4122 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


Representative Loeffler moved the approval of the Minutes for March 14, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.


Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, turned over the chair to Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, at 11:03 AM.


HF3756 (Marquart) Local government aid distribution modified, appropriation limit increased, and study provided.

Representative Marquart moved that HF3756 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart moved the amendment labeled H3756A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Marquart testified to the bill. R.T. Rybak, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, testified in favor of the bill. Ardele Brede, Mayor of the City of Rochester, testified in favor of the bill. Tom Goodwin, President of the Metro Cities Association and Apple Valley City Council Member, testified in favor of the bill. Mike Gamache, Mayor of the City of Andover, testified in favor of the bill. Steve Cook, Mayor of the City of Hutchinson, testified in favor of the bill. Stephanie Klinzing, Mayor of the City of Elk River, testified in opposition to the bill. Steve Peterson, with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3756 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, adjourned the meeting at 11:40AM.


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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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

HF2852 (Hansen) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities. (Lilydale)
HF2854 (Hansen) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities. (Mendota)
HF2567 (Scalze) Modifying the need measure used in the local government aid formula
HF3510 (Peppin) Small city definition changed for aid purposes
HF4122 (Tillberry) Local government city aid distribution formula amended.
HF3756 (Marquart) Local government aid distribution modified, appropriation limit increased, and study provided.