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Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

13th MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 13th 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 10:06 A.M. on Tuesday, March 20, 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
LOEFFLER, Diane
PAYMAR, Michael


Members Excused:

LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MULLERY, Joe


HF2059 (Dill) Ely local sales tax and use tax extension authorized.

Representative Dill testified on behalf of the bill.

A quorum was present at 10:08 A.M.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF2059 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Dittrich moved the author's amendment labeled A07-0449X. Representative Dill proposed an oral amendment to the amendment labeled A07-0449X to include a change on line 1.2 from a special election to an election. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Charles Novak, Mayor of the City of Ely, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Division, laid over HF2059 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF2142 (Marquart) Citizens Property Tax Omnibus Bill.

Representative Marquart moved that HF2142 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart showed his appreciation for all Minnesotans who gave comments on the Minnesota Property Tax Comment Line and for the citizens who came to testify on behalf of the provisions they contributed.

Representative Marquart testified on behalf of the bill. Kathleen Stolte testified on behalf of the disabled homestead section of the bill. Thomas A. Hanson testified on behalf of the "This Old House" provision in the bill. Representative Marquart read a letter from John Ungerecht who contributed the rural land classification idea. Representative Marquart read a letter from Nancy Clingman who contributed the idea about paying property tax on a monthly basis. Roger Urban, who contributed the idea about getting the ability to apply for the Property Tax Refund for 3 years prior, testified in favor of the bill. Gary Carlson, Lobbyist for the League of Minnesota Cities, testified about his concerns about the monthly payment portion of the bill. Joe Mathews, Policy Analyst for the Association of Minnesota Counties, testified about his concerns about the monthly payment portion of the bill. Keith Carlson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Inter-County Association, testified about his concerns about the monthly payment portion of the bill. Gary Carlson, Lobbyist for the League of Minnesota Cities, testified in favor of the "This Old House" provision of the bill. Joe Mathews, the Association of Minnesota Counties, testified in support of Section 5 dealing with the classification of agricultural land and the PTR 3 year prior provision. John Hagen, Assistant Director for the Property Tax Division of the Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified about his concerns Section 1 Subdivision 3. Cindy Geis, Auditor for Carver County, testified in opposition to the monthly payments portion of the bill. Ken Rowe, Chief Deputy for Property Taxes for Hennepin County, testified in opposition to the monthly payment part of the bill.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF2142 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1819 (M. Murphy) Proctor sales tax authorized.

Representative Brown moved that HF1819 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative M. Murphy testified on behalf of the bill. John Foschi, City Administrator for the City of Proctor, testified in favor of the bill. Jake Benson, Business Owner in the City of Proctor, testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF1819 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1820 (Lieder) Crookston sales and use tax authorized.

Representative Brown moved that HF1820 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Lieder testified on behalf of the bill.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF1820 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


HF1894 (Dill) Cook County local sales tax extension authorized.

Representative Brown moved that HF1894 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.

Representative Dill testified on behalf of the bill. County Commissioner from Cook County testified in favor of the bill.

Representative Brown, Vice-Chair of the Division, laid over HF1894 for possible inclusion in the Property Tax and Local Sales Tax Division Report.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 A.M.

Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


Paul Cumings, Committee Legislative Assistant
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03:30 - Gavel.
03:35 - HF2059 (Dill) Ely local sales and use tax authorized.
16:10 - HF2142 (Marquart) Property tax class rates modified, rural woodlands classification provided, seasonal recreational property tax deferral program established, market value exclusions provided, monthly payments authorized, and money appropriated.
1:17:50 - HF1819 (Murphy, M.) Proctor sales taxes authorized.
1:23:25 - HF1820 (Lieder) Crookston sales and use tax authorized.
Committee coverage ended due to time conflict with upcoming floor session.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.


HF2142 (Marquart) Citizens Property Tax Relief Omnibus Bill. Property tax class rates modified, rural woodlands classification provided, seasonal recreational property tax deferral program established, market value exclusions provided, monthly payments authorized, and money appropriated
HF1819 (M. Murphy) Proctor sales taxes authorized.
HF1820 (Lieder) Crookston sales and use tax authorized.
HF1894 (Dill) Cook County local sales tax extension authorized.
HF2059 (Dill) Ely local sales and use tax authorized
HF536 (Loeffler) Energy efficient new commercial property assessed market value reduction provided.
HF2231 (Brown) Local government aid for towns ** added to agenda **
HF2242 (Marquart) Reducing the class rate on certain seasonal restaurant property ** added to agenda **