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Property and Local Tax Division

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 29, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

Property and Local Tax Division

MINUTES

Representative Linda Runbeck, Chair of the Property and Local Tax Division, called the meeting to order at 8:18 AM on February 29, 2012, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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


Members excused:
DITTRICH, Denise
PETERSEN, Branden

A quorum was present.

Representative Daudt moved the approval of the minutes of February 22, 2012.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2283.

HF2283 (McElfatrick) Local government aid payment to cities modified.

Representative McElfatrick presented HF2283.

Testifiers:
Patrick Wussow, County Administrator, Aitkin County

Chair Runbeck moved HF2283 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1954.

HF1954 (Downey) Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.

Representative Downey presented HF1954.

Testifiers:
Kaye Rakow, Director of Public Policy, NAIOP
John Kysylyczyn, Citizen
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Jennifer O'Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Charlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities

Chair Runbeck laid over HF1954.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2161.

HF2161 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; city of Vergas aggregate tax imposition authorized.

Representative Nornes presented HF2161.

Testifiers:
Dean Haarstick, Mayor of Vergas
Fred Corrigan, Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota

Chair Runbeck moved HF2161 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1113.

HF1113 (McFarlane) Ramsey County; mortgage registry and deed tax expiration authority removed.

Representative McFarlane presented HF1113.

Testifiers:
Janice Rettman, Ramsey County Commissioner

Chair Runbeck moved HF1113 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1242.

HF1242 (Doepke) Hennepin County; authority extended to impose a mortgage registry and deed tax.

Testifiers:
Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Commissioner
Nick Ruehl, Mayor of Excelsior
Owen Metz, Dominian
Paul Eger, Minnesota Association of Realtors
Kevin Dunlevy, Minnesota State Bar Association

Chair Runbeck moved HF1242 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1876.

HF1876 (Mahoney) Saint Paul; annual maximum debt extended and increased.

Representative Mahoney presented HF1876.

Testifiers:
Sarah Erickson, City of Saint Paul

Chair Runbeck moved HF1876 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 9:51 AM.

The Committee did not return from recess and stood adjourned at 12:00 midnight in accordance with House Rule 6.20.


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REP. Linda Runbeck, CHAIR



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Beckie Gumatz
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1113 (McFarlane) - Ramsey County; mortgage registry and deed tax expiration authority removed.
  • HF1242 (Doepke) - Hennepin County; authority extended to impose a mortgage registry and deed tax.
  • HF1876 (Mahoney) - Saint Paul; annual maximum debt extended and increased.
  • HF2072 (Davids) - Taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market value limits clarified, terms defined, technical and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.
  • HF2123 (LeMieur) - Property tax late payment penalties modified.
  • HF2189 (Davids) - Rochester local sales tax revenue sharing list of cities modified.
  • HF2161 (Nornes) - Otter Tail County; city of Vergas aggregate tax imposition authorized.
  • HF1954 (Downey) - Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
  • HF2283 (McElfatrick) - Local government aid payment to cities modified.

Committee will reconvene in the evening to complete bills on the agenda if necessary.