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Property and Local Tax Division

EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Runbeck, Chair of the Property and Local Tax Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. on March 3, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

RUNBECK, Linda, Chair
CRAWFORD, Roger, Vice Chair
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, John
DAUDT, Kurt
DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise
KOENEN, Lyle
LEMIEUR, Mike
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
MARQUART, Paul
MCDONALD, Joe
PETERSEN, Branden
WARDLOW, Doug

NO members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Petersen moved the approval of the minutes from February 24, 2011.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF 143.

HF 143 (Anderson, P.) Glenwood Township; aggregate material tax imposition allowed for Glenwood Township in Pope County's stead.

Representative Anderson presented HF 143.

Chair Runbeck laid HF 143 over for possible inclusion in the Property and Local Tax Division report.

Representative Davids moved HF 22.

HF 22 (Davids) Property tax 4c classification requirements modified.

Representative Davids presented HF 22.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF0022DE2 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Chair Runbeck laid over HF 22, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Property and Local Tax Division report.

Representative Barrett moved HF 112.

HF 112 (Barrett) Taylors Falls; border city development zone powers established, and money appropriated.

Representative Barrett presented HF 112.
Testifiers:
Mike Buchite, Mayor, Taylors Falls, Minnesota.
Chris Eng, Executive Director, Chisago County Economic Development

Chair Runbeck moved HF 112 to be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF 680.

HF 680 (Buesgens) Property tax and other property tax authority funding power eliminated.

Representative Buesgens presented HF 680.

Testifiers:
Matt Look, County Commissioner, Anoka County
Bob Ramsey, Mayor, Ramsey, Minnesota
Nancy Schouweiler, County Commissioner, Dakota County
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Chair Runbeck moved HF 680 be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF 398.

HF 398 (Lenczewski) Property tax aid and credit programs eliminated except those paid directly to the taxpayer, homeowner property tax refund program enhanced, all maintenance of effort requirements terminated, prohibition against local sales taxes eliminated, metro and iron range fiscal disparities programs eliminated, levy limits repealed, and green acres, rural preserves, and metropolitan agricultural preserves repealed.

Representative Lenczewski moved the H0398A2 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lenczewski presented HF 398, as amended.

Testifiers:
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor, State of Minnesota
Ken Prilliman, Fire Chief, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; Minnesota Fire Chief's Association
Dan Winkle, Fire Chief, Andover, Minnesota; Minnesota State Fire Department Association

The committee went into recess at 10:09 A.M.

The committee reconvened at 7:02 P.M.

Testimony resumed on HF 398.

Testifiers:
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, MetroCities
Gary Carlson, Leauge of Minnesota Cities
Steve Peterson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Brian Rice, Minneapolis Fire Department

Chair Runbeck laid HF 398, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Property and Local Tax Division report.

Representative LeMieur moved HF 551.

HF 551 (LeMieur) Property tax late payment penalties modified.

Representative LeMieur presented HF 551.

Testifiers:
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Chair Runbeck laid HF 551 over for possible inclusion in the Property and Local Tax Division report.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF 338.

HF 338 (Lenczewski) Tax increment financing districts or plans establishment and expansion prohibited.

Representative Lenczewski presented HF 338.

Testifiers:
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities
Joel Michael, House Fiscal Staff

Chair Runbeck laid HF 338 over for possible inclusion in the Property and Local Tax Division report.

Representative Marquart moved HF 679.

HF 679 (Marquart) Valuation notice required to specifically note when a property has been reclassified from the previous assessment year.

Representative Marquart presented HF 679.

Testifiers:
Jim Atchinson, Hennepin County Assessor; Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers

Chair Runbeck laid HF 679 over for possible inclusion in the Property and Local Tax Division report.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 P.M.


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REP. LINDA RUNBECK, CHAIR



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Anna Fournier
Committee Legislative Assistant