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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

TWENTIETH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 03, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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, called the meeting to order at 10:05AM, on March 3rd, 2016, in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

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

LIEN, Ben
MCDONALD, Joe
PINTO, Dave
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl



Members Excused:
MARQUART, Paul
SIMONSON, Erik

Christopher Kleman, House Research, gave a presentation on properties with purchased easements.

The following testified on properties with purchased easements:

Tom May, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
David Sipila, St. Louis County Tax Assessor
Liz Weir, Private Ctizen, Wayzata


Pat Dalton and Bob Eleff, House Research, gave a presentation on franchise fees.

Representative Bob Vogel, presented bill draft DD241.

The following testified on franchise fees:

Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Association
Peter Nelson, Center of the American Experiment
Lori Higgins, Northwest Area Chamber of Commerce
Fran Bradley, Private Citizen, Rochester
Thomas DeBoer, Private Citizen, Rochester
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities
Scott Neal, City Manager, Edina
Justin Femrite, City Engineer, Elk River

The meeting was adjourned at 12:28PM.




Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Documents:

Information Hearing:

1. Assessment of Properties with Purchased Easements

2. Franchise Fees