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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 15, 2015

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

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division
MINUTES

Representative Drazkowski, Chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division, began the meeting at 8:17 A.M. on April 15, 2015, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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



Members excused:

MCDONALD, Joe

Chair Drazkowski began the meeting at 8:17 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.

HF1200 (Johnson, B.): Mandatory appeal and equalization course rules modified.

Representative Johnson, B. testified on HF1200.

Chair Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:19 A.M. A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Quam moved that the minutes of April 9, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1200 come before the committee.

Kent Sulem, General Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of Townships, testified on HF1200.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF1200 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF984 be passed and re-referred to Taxes Committee.

HF984 (Drazkowski): State general levy phased out over six years.

Pat Dalton, Staff Coordinator, House Research Department, presented an overview of the division report.

Steve Hinze, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department, presented an overview of the division report.

Joel Michael, Staff Coordinator, House Research Department, presented an overview of the division report.

Katherine Schill, Fiscal Analyst, House Fiscal Analysis Department, presented an overview of the division report.

Chair Drazkowski moved the H0984A3 amendment to be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Matt Hilgart, General Government Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties, testified on the H0984A3 amendment.

Chair Drazkowski moved the A15-0452 amendment.

Dave Montgomery, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Duluth, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Chair Drazkowski recessed the meeting at 9:51 A.M.

Chair Drazkowski reconvened the meeting at 2:34 P.M. in Room 500 North of the State Office Building.

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance at South Washington County Schools, and Minnesota Association of School Business Officials, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Chris Parsons, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Mark Lakosky, President, Minneapolis Fire Fighters Local 82, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor, City of St. Paul, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Matt Hilgart, General Government Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Beth Kadoun, Director of Tax and Fiscal Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and Lobbyist, United for Jobs Coalition, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Bradley Peterson, Lobbyist, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Barbara Johnson, Council President, Minneapolis City Council, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Andy Skoogman, Executive Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Tom May, Secretary, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, testified on the A15-0452 amendment.

Chair Drazkowski recessed the meeting at 5:43 P.M.

Chair Drazkowski reconvened the meeting at 6:14 P.M.




Chair Drazkowski moved to reconsider the H0984A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Drazkowski moved the H0984A3 amendment to be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Chair Drazkowski moved the H0984A26 amendment to be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Pinto moved the H0984A6 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

J.D. Burton, Director of Government Relations, City of St. Paul, testified on the H0984A6 amendment.

Representative Davnie moved the H0984A9 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Sasha Bergman, Government Relations Representative, City of Minneapolis, testified on the H0984A9 amendment.

Representative Davnie requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Simonson moved the H0984A27 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Simonson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Lien moved the H0984A21 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Lien requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Lien moved the H0984A22 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Lien requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Davnie moved the H0984A15 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Davnie requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Pinto moved the H0984A23 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Pinto requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Marquart moved the H0984A25 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Marquart requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Simonson moved the H0984A28 amendment be incorporated into the A15-0452 amendment.

Representative Simonson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

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

On a vote of 2 AYES and 13 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT INCORPORATED.

Representative Lenczewski moved the H0984A14 amendment.

Representative Lenczewski withdrew the H0984A14 amendment.

Representative Lenczewski moved the H0984A17 amendment.

Representative Lenczewski withdrew the H0984A17 amendment.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 P.M.









Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Grant Erickson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1200 (Johnson) - Mandatory appeal and equalization course rules modified.

HF 984 (Drazkowski) Division Report

**Language will be released on the Property Tax Division website. Public testimony and amendments will be taken up this day**