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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

TWELFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 18, 2015

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

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division
MINUTES

Representative Quam, Vice-Chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division, began the meeting at 8:15 A.M. on March 18, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

QUAM, Duane, VC
ANDERSON, Paul
DAVNIE, Jim
ERICKSON, Sondra
HERTAUS, Jerry
KOZNICK, Jon
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEN, Ben
MARQUART, Paul
MCDONALD, Joe
PINTO, Dave
SIMONSON, Erik
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl



Members excused:

DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Chair

Vice-Chair Quam began the meeting at 8:15 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.

HF421 (Murphy, M.): Proctor authorized to impose additional one-half percent sales tax, and local approval of laws validating actions of the city provided.

Representative Murphy, M. testified on HF421.

Jake Benson, Councilmember, City of Proctor, and Publisher, Proctor Journal and Hermantown Star, testified on HF421.

Vice-Chair Quam called the meeting to order at 8:22 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved that the minutes of March 11, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simonson moved that HF421 come before the committee.

Tim Peterson, Deputy Clerk, City of Proctor, testified on HF421.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF421 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative McDonald moved that HF1254 come before the committee.

HF1254 (Swedzinski): Local approval of local sales and use tax and validation of prior act provided.

Representative Swedzinski testified on HF1254.

Ben Martig, City Administrator, City of Marshall, testified on HF1254.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF1254 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Davnie moved that HF587 come before the committee.

HF587 (Persell): Walker; local taxes authorized.

Representative Persell testified on HF587.

Vice-Chair Quam moved to adopt an oral amendment to HF587 as follows:

Page 1, line 8 – after “of” insert “up to”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Jed Shaw, Mayor, City of Walker, testified on HF587.

Gary Wilkening, Councilmember, City of Walker, testified on HF587.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF587, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Anderson, P. moved that HF1413 come before the committee.

HF1413 (Johnson, C.): Mankato and North Mankato local sales tax authorities modified.

Representative Johnson, C. testified on HF1413.

Representative Considine testified on HF1413.

Eric Anderson, Mayor, City of Mankato, testified on HF1413.

Mark Dehen, Mayor, City of North Mankato, testified on HF1413.

Jonathan Zierdt, President and CEO, Greater Mankato Growth, Incorporated, testified on HF1413.

John Harrenstein, City Administrator, City of North Mankato, testified on HF1413.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF1413 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF534 come before the committee.

HF534 (Hamilton): Windom authorized to impose sales and use and excise taxes.

Representative Hamilton testified on HF534.

Steve Nasby, City Administrator, City of Windom, testified on HF534.

Representative Lenczewski moved to adopt an oral amendment to HF534 as follows:

Page 1, line 8 – delete “on or before November 1, 2016” and insert “at the 2016 general election”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF534, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Lenczewski moved that HF990 come before the committee.

HF990 (Lenczewski): Political subdivisions imposing and collecting local lodging taxes provided clarified authority.

Representative Lenczewski moved the H0990DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lenczewski testified on HF990.

Shane Rudlang, Port Authority Administrator, City of Bloomington, testified on HF990.

Lori Economy-Scholler, Chief Financial Officer, City of Bloomington, testified on HF990.

Ward Einess, Lobbyist, Travel Technology Association, testified in opposition to HF990.


Vice-Chair Quam moved that HF990, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:08 A.M.





Representative Duane Quam, Vice-Chair




Grant Erickson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF421 (Murphy) - Proctor; additional one-half percent sales tax imposition authorized, and local approval of laws validating actions of the city provided.
  • HF534 (Hamilton) - Windom; sales and use and excise taxes authorized.
  • HF587 (Persell) - Walker; local taxes authorized.
  • HF990 (Lenczewski) - Political subdivisions imposing and collecting local lodging taxes provided clarified authority.
  • HF1254 (Swedzinski) - Local approval of local sales and use tax and validation of prior act provided.
  • HF1413 (Johnson) - Mankato and North Mankato; local sales tax authorities modified.