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Property and Local Tax Division

NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 09, 2011

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

JOINT MEETING: HOUSE PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION & SENTATE COMMITTEE ON TAXES

MINUTES

Senator Julianne Ortman, Chair of the Senate Taxes Committee and Representative Linda Runbeck, Chair of the Property and Local Tax Division, called the joint meeting to order at 8:15 P.M. on March 9, 2011, in Room 15 of the Capitol 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
WARDLOW, Doug

Members excused:
PETERSEN, Branden

The following members of the Senate Committee on Taxes were also present:
ORTMAN, Julianne, Chair POGEMILLER, Lawrence
MICHEL, Geoff, Vice Chair REST, Ann
BAKK, Thomas ROSEN, Julie
CHAMBERLAIN, Roger SENJEM, David
HOFFMAN, Gretchen SKOE, Rod
HOWE, John Sterling
LIMMER, Warren
MARTY, John

A quorum was present.

This was an information hearing only.

Representative Shimanski and Senator Newman presented HF377/SF276.

HF377 (Shimanski) Hutchinson; sales and use tax authorized.

Testifiers:
Steve Cook, Mayor, City of Hutchinson
Kent Exner, Engineer, City of Hutchinson
Joy Schmitz, Citizen, City of Hutchinson

Representative Bruce Anderson and Senator Amy Koch presented HF608/SF363.

HF608 (Anderson, B.) Clearwater; local sales tax provisions modified.

Testifiers:
Lee Monk, Mayor, City of Clearwater
Jennifer Wothe, City Administrator, City of Clearwater
Pat Dalton, House Research

Representative Davids and Senator Miller presented HF582/SF423.

HF582 (Davids) Lanesboro; local sales and use tax authorized, and bonds issued.

Testifiers:
Julie Kiehne, Executive Director, Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce
Bobbie Vickerman, City Administrator, City of Lanesboro
Thomas Dybing, City Councilman, City of Lanesboro

Representative Nornes and Senator Hoffman presented HF49/SF53.

HF49 (Nornes) Fergus Falls; sales and use tax authorized.

Testifiers:
Hal Leland, Mayor, City of Fergus Falls
Joellen Thacker, City Councilwoman, City of Fergus Falls
Pat Dalton, House Research
Daryl Synstelien, Citizen, City of Fergus Falls

Representative Koenen and Senator Dahms presented HF579/SF312.

HF579 (Koenen) Marshall authorized to impose a local sales and use tax.

Testifiers:
Cal Brink, Executive Director, Marshall Chamber of Commerce
Bob Byrnes, Mayor, City of Marshall
Stan Brewers, Business Owner, City of Marshall

Representative Quam and Senator Senjem presented HF890/SF632.

HF890 (Quam) Rochester; local sales and use tax authority modified.

Testifiers:
Gary Neumann, Assistant City Administrator, City of Rochester
John Wade, Rochester Chamber of Commerce
John Meyer, Citizen, Olmsted County
Cindy Maves, Rochester Tea Party Patriots
Max Sullivan, Rochester Tea Party Patriots

Representative Hilty and Senator Lourey presented HF916/SF644.

HF916 (Hilty) Cloquet; local sales tax authorized.

Testifiers:
Brian Fritsinger, City Administrator, City of Cloquet

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 A.M.


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REP. LINDA RUNBECK, CHAIR



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Anna Fournier
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF49 (Nornes) - Fergus Falls; sales and use tax authorized.
  • HF377 (Shimanski) - Hutchinson; sales and use tax authorized.
  • HF579 (Koenen) - Marshall authorized to impose a local sales and use tax.
  • HF582 (Davids) - Lanesboro; local sales and use tax authorized, and bonds issued.
  • HF608 (Anderson) - Clearwater; local sales tax provisions modified.
  • HF890 (Quam) - Rochester; local sales and use tax authority modified.
  • HF916 (Hilty) - Cloquet; local sales tax authorized.