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Property and Local Tax Division

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 14, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 8:17 AM on March 14, 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
DITTRICH, Denise
KOENEN, Lyle
LEMIEUR, Mike
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
MCDONALD, Joe
WARDLOW, Doug

Members excused:
PETERSEN, Branden

A quorum was present.

Representative Crawford moved the approval of the minutes of February 29, 2012.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2563.

HF2563 (Anderson, B.) City of Clearwater; local sales tax revenue use modified.

Representative Anderson, B. presented HF2563.

Testifiers:
Sue Vergin, Finance Director, City of Clearwater
Lee Monk, Mayor, City of Clearwater

Chair Runbeck moved HF2563 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2352.

HF2352 (Quam) Rochester; lodging tax authority increased, and food and beverage tax authority repealed.

Representative Quam presented HF2352.

Testifiers:
Gary Neumann, Assistant City Administrator, City of Rochester
Brad Jones, Executive Director of the Rochester Convention Visitors Bureau

Chair Runbeck moved HF2352 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2535.

HF2535 (O'Driscoll) St. Cloud; local sales and use tax modified.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF2535A1 amendment.

THE HF2535A1 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF2535, as amended.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2535, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1791.

HF1791 (Slawik) Oakdale; tax increment financing district applicable time limits extended.

Representative Slawik presented HF1791.

Testifiers:
Craig Waldron, City Administrator, City of Oakdale
Bob Streetar, Community Development Director, City of Oakdale

Chair Runbeck moved HF1791 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2357.

HF2357 (Nelson) Brooklyn Park; special tax increment financing rules provided.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF2357A12 amendment.

THE HF2357A12 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson presented HF2357, as amended.

Testifiers:
Jason Aarsvold, Community Development Director, City of Brooklyn Park

Chair Runbeck moved HF2357, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2542.

HF2542 (Nelson) Outside district expenditures modified.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF2542A1 amendment.

THE HF2542A1 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson presented HF2542, as amended.

Testifiers:
Steve Bubul, Kennedy & Graven
Patricia Nauman, MetroCities

Chair Runbeck moved HF2542, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2492.

HF2492 (Falk) Canby; special tax increment financing district created.

Representative Falk presented HF2492.

Testifiers:
John Meyer, Finance Advisor, City of Canby

Chair Runbeck moved HF2492 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2089.

HF2089 (Bills) Apple Valley; creation of tax increment financing district authorized.

Representative Bills presented HF2089.

Testifiers:
Tom Lawell, City Administrator, City of Apple Valley
Liza Robson, Developer

Chair Runbeck moved HF2089 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 9:57 AM.

The meeting reconvened at 6:54 PM.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2297.

HF2297 (Dill) Cook-Orr Hospital District levy authority modified.

Representative Dill presented HF2297.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2297 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2497.

HF2497 (Hansen) Dakota County Community Development Authority tax increment financing district subject to special rules creation authorized.

Representative Barrett moved the HF2497A1 amendment.

THE HF2497A1 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen presented HF2497, as amended.

Testifiers:
Andrea Brennan, Director of Community and Economic Development, Dakota County

Chair Runbeck moved HF2497, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2811.

HF2811 (Kieffer) Woodbury; public debt issuance authorized.

Representative Kieffer presented HF2811.

Testifiers:
Mary Giuliani Stephens, Mayor, City of Woodbury

Chair Runbeck moved HF2811 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2090.

HF2090 (Mack) Apple Valley; tax increment financing use authorized, and authority extended.

Representative Mack presented her bill.

Testifiers:
Tom Lawell, City Administrator, City of Apple Valley
Bruce Nordquist, Community Development Director, City of Apple Valley

Chair Runbeck laid over HF2090.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2591.

HF2591 (Howes) Bloomington; tax increment financing district extension allowed.

Representative Howes presented HF2591.

Testifiers:
Mark Fabel, McGough
Greg Munson, McGough
Carl Crimmins, Minnesota Pipe Trades Association
Pete Perris, Sheet Metal Workers
Schane Rudlang, Port Authority Administrator, City of Bloomington

Representative Runbeck moved HF2591 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Crawford moved HF2798.

HF2798 (McElfatrick) Itasca County; general obligation bonds issued for the county nursing home.

Representative McElfatrick presented HF2798.

Testifiers:
Jeff Walker, Auditor and Treasurer, Itasca County

Representative Crawford moved HF2798 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2583.

HF2583 (Davids) City of Maple Grove; soil deficiency tax increment financing district subject to special rules creation authorized.

Representative Davids presented HF2583.

Testifiers:
Mark Steffenson, Mayor, City of Maple Grove
Al Madsen, City Administrator, City of Maple Grove

Chair Runbeck moved HF2583 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1890.

HF1890 (Fabian) Bovine tuberculosis property tax credit revived.

Representative Fabian presented HF1890.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1890 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative LeMieur moved HF2802.

HF2802 (Kiel) Agricultural homestead classification allowed when the homeowner lives off the farm due to flooding.

Representative Kiel presented HF2802.

Representative LeMieur moved HF2802 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Crawford assumed the gavel at 8:41 PM.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2381.

HF2381 (Runbeck) Property tax statements and notices modified.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF2381DE1 amendment.

THE HF2381DE1 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Runbeck presented HF2381, as amended.

Testifiers:
Mike Klingelhutz, Citizen of Carver County

Chair Runbeck moved HF2381, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck reassumed the gavel at 8:53 PM.

Representative LeMieur moved HF2313.

HF2313 (Rukavina) Delinquent property tax interest rate changed.

Representative Rukavina presented HF2313.

Testifiers:
John Ongaro, Director of Governmental Relations, St. Louis County

Representative LeMieur moved HF2313 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Barrett moved HF2848.

HF2848 (Banaian) St. Cloud Economic Development Authority expenditure of tax increments fund balance authorized, and tax increment financing actions ratified.

Representative Banaian presented HF2848.

Testifiers:
Cathy Mehelich, Economic Development Director, City of St. Cloud

Representative Barrett moved HF2848 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2849.

HF2849 (Banaian) Exempt property held for economic development allowable holding period modified.

Representative Banaian presented HF2849.

Testifiers:
Mike Williams, City Administrator, City of St. Cloud
Cathy Mehelich, Economic Development Director, City of St. Cloud

Chair Runbeck moved HF2849 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative LeMieur moved HF2123.

HF2123 (LeMieur) Property tax late payment penalties modified.

Representative LeMieur presented HF2123.

Testifiers:
Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Beau Berentson, Association of Minnesota Counties

Representative LeMieur moved HF2123 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Crawford moved HF2537.

HF2537 (Crawford) Construction stimulation temporary authority time period extended.

Representative Crawford presented HF2537.

Testifiers:
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Patricia Nauman, MetroCities

Representative Crawford moved HF2537 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF1676.

HF1676 (Gunther) Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Runbeck moved the HF1676A5 amendment.

THE HF1676A5 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther presented HF1676, as amended.

Testifiers:
Louie Jambois, President of St. Paul Port Authority
Jason Nord, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Chair Runbeck laid over HF1676.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2189.

HF2189 (Davids) Rochester local sales tax revenue sharing list of cities modified.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF2189A1
THE HF2189A1 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids presented HF2189, as amended.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2189, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2027.

HF2027 (Davids) Bloomington; tax increment financing district time limits extended.

Representative Davids presented HF2027.

Testifiers:
Kurt Hagen, Senior Vice President of Development for Triple Five Corp.
Bill Griffith, Mall of America Company
Schane Rudlang, Port Authority Administrator, City of Bloomington

Chair Runbeck moved HF2027 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 PM.




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REP. Linda Runbeck, CHAIR



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Beckie Gumatz
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1676 (Gunther) - Fast investment today program performance rewards created, tax benefits provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2123 (LeMieur) - Property tax late payment penalties modified.
  • HF2089 (Bills) - Apple Valley; creation of tax increment financing district authorized.
  • HF2090 (Mack) - Apple Valley; tax increment financing use authorized, and authority extended.
  • HF1791 (Slawik) - Oakdale; tax increment financing district applicable time limits extended.
  • HF2357 (Nelson) - Brooklyn Park; special tax increment financing rules provided.
  • HF2542 (Nelson) - Outside district expenditures modified.
  • HF2537 (Crawford) - Construction stimulation temporary authority time period extended.
  • HF2538 (Runbeck) - Enterprise zone and economic development power technical, minor and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions eliminated.
  • HF2189 (Davids) - Rochester local sales tax revenue sharing list of cities modified.
  • HF2072 (Davids) - Taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market value limits clarified, terms defined, technical and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.
  • HF2027 (Davids) - Bloomington; tax increment financing district time limits extended.
  • HF2497 (Hansen) - Dakota County Community Development Authority tax increment financing district subject to special rules creation authorized.
  • HF2297 (Dill) - Cook-Orr Hospital District levy authority modified.
  • HF2352 (Quam) - Rochester; lodging tax authority increased, and food and beverage tax authority repealed.
  • HF2535 (O'Driscoll) - St. Cloud; local sales and use tax modified.
  • HF2492 (Falk) - Canby; special tax increment financing district created.
  • HF2381 (Runbeck) - Property tax statements and notices modified.
  • HF1890 (Fabian) - Bovine tuberculosis property tax credit revived.
  • HF2563 (Anderson) - City of Clearwater; local sales tax revenue use modified.
  • HF2583 (Davids) - City of Maple Grove; soil deficiency tax increment financing district subject to special rules creation authorized.
  • HF2313 (Rukavina) - Delinquent property tax interest rate changed.

HF2591 (Howes) Bloomington; tax increment financing district extension allowed.
HF2802 (Kiel) Agricultural homestead classification allowed when the homeowner lives off the farm due to flooding.
HF2811 (Kieffer) Woodbury; public debt issuance authorized.
HF2798 (McElfatrick) Itasca County; general obligation bonds issued for the county nursing home.
HF2848 (Banaian) St. Cloud Economic Development Authority expenditure of tax increments fund balance authorized, and tax increment financing actions ratified.
HF2849 (Banaian) Exempt property held for economic development allowable holding period modified.

To testify on any of these bills please contact Committee Administrator Bobby Patrick. Please note that the committee will reconvene to finish consideration of any bills not finished during the morning meeting. Bills will not be heard in the order currently listed. HF2798 will be heard during the evening portion of the committee.