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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

30th MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 28, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 30th 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 8:06 AM on Friday, March 28th, 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)
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LOEFFLER, Diane
MULLERY, Joe
PAYMAR, Michael


HF2850 (Brown) Agricultural property tax classification extended to brothers and sisters.

Representative Brown testified in favor of the bill. Thom Peterson, Legislative Director for the Minnesota Farmers Union, testified in favor of the bill.


HF3892 (Brown) Non-profit outdoor recreation organization property tax exemption provided.

Representative Brown testified in favor of the bill. Larry Tompkins of the Southland Sportsman's Club testified in favor of the bill. Gloria Pinke, Manager in the Dakota County Assessors Office and Legislative Committee Member of the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, gave testimony about the bill. Lance Staricha, Attorney for the Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified in favor of the bill.

A quorum was present at 10:18 AM.

Representative Marquart moved that HF3892 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 HF3892 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF2850 (Brown) - REVISITED - Agricultural property tax classification extended to brothers and sisters.

Representative Marquart moved that HF3892 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3892 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


Representative S. Anderson moved the approval of the Minutes for March 26, 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, to facilitate his bill presentation.


HF3645 (Marquart) Proposed levy certification modified for purposes of truth in taxation.

Representative Marquart moved that HF3645 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart testified to the bill. Kevin Corbid, Director for the Minnesota Association of County Officers, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF2854 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.


HF3795 (Hosch) Property tax class 2 classification modified.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF3795 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Loeffler moved the amendment labeled H3795A1. Representative Loeffler incorporated the following changes to her amendment: On line 2.4 of the amendment strike .65 and add .55 and on line 2.8 of the amendment strike the word annually. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED WITH THE INCORPORATED CHANGES.

Representative Hosch testified to the bill. Bruce Zumbahlen, Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Minnesota Forestry Association, testified in favor of the bill. Jeff Forester, Executive Director of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation Property Owners, gave testimony about the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3795 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF4097 (Davnie) Property tax refund payment allowed to counties when property taxes are delinquent.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF4097 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Davnie testified to the bill. Kevin Corbid, Director for the Minnesota Association of County Officers, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF4097 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF3509 (Mariani) Airport and school district land reattachment allowed for property tax purposes.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF3509 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Mariani testified to the bill. Gerry Berquist testified in favor of the bill. Tom Dimond testified in favor of the bill. Clint Kummer, General Manager of Signature Flight Support, testified in opposition to the bill. Al Duad, Owner of Minnesota Jet, testified in opposition to the bill. Mitchell Kilian, Director for the Metropolitan Airports Commission testified in opposition to the bill. Stan Ross, Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Wings Aviation Services testified in opposition to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3509 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF2753 (Rukavina) White Community Hospital District established and authorized to levy property taxes.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF2753 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Loeffler moved the amendment labeled H2753A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina testified to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF2753 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF3382 (Lenczewski) Abatement maximum limitation modified.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF3382 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Lenczewski testified to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3382 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF4022 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax provided and criminal penalty provision changed.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF4022 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Atkins testified to the bill. Fred Corrigan, Executive Director for Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota, testified in favor of the bill. Barry Tilley, Representative for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF4022 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF3883 (Hackbarth) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.

Representative S. Anderson moved that HF3883 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Hackbarth testified to the bill. Rick Lancaster, Vice President of Great River Energy, testified in favor of the bill. Dick Anfang, President of MNBTC, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3883 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.



HF3064 (Nornes) Fergus Falls historical zone property tax exemption provided.

Representative S. Anderson moved that HF3064 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Nornes testified to the bill. Russ Anderson, Mayor of Fergus Falls, testified in favor of the bill. Richard Anderson, Fergus Falls Business Owner, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3064 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF3973 (Dill) St. Louis County; Levy imposed within territory for the providing support of first responder services.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF3973 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Dill testified to the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3973 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


HF3968 (Sailer) Additional county program aid provided to meet the cost of out-of-home placement programs.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF3968 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Dittrich moved the amendment labeled H3968A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sailer testified to the bill. Tony Murphy, County Administrator from Beltrami County, testified in a favor of the bill. Duane Ebbighausen, Beltrami County Assessor, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF3968 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.


Mary O'Connor, City Council Member of Brooklyn Center gave general testimony about property taxes in Minnesota.


Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, adjourned the meeting at 11:24AM.


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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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

HF2850 (Brown) Agricultural property tax classification extended to brothers and sisters.
HF3892 (Brown) Nonprofit outdoor recreation organization property tax exemption provided
HF3645 (Marquart) Proposed levy certification modified for purposes of truth in taxation.
HF3382 (Lenczewski) Abatement maximum limitation modified.
HF3509 (Mariani) Airport and school district land reattachment allowed for property tax purposes.
HF3795 (Hosch) Property tax class 2 classification modified.
HF3883 (Hackbarth) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
HF3968 (Sailer) Additional county program aid provided to meet the cost of out-of-home placement programs.
HF4022 (Atkins) Aggregate resource preservation property tax provided and criminal penalty provision changed.
HF4097 (Davnie) Property tax refund payment allowed to counties when property taxes are delinquent
HF3973 (Dill) St. Louis County; Levy imposed within territory for the providing support of first responder services.
HF2753 (Rukavina) White Community Hospital District established and authorized to levy property taxes.
HF3064 (Nornes) Fergus Falls historical zone property tax exemption provided.

HF3359 (Howes) has been removed from the agenda