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Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division

NINTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 8:16 A.M. on February 25, 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
MCDONALD, Joe
PINTO, Dave
SIMONSON, Erik
VOGEL, Bob
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl




Chair Drazkowski called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Whelan moved that the minutes of February 18, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF938 (Dill): Unorganized territories allowed to be eligible for township aid.

Representative Dill testified on HF938.

Representative Davnie moved that HF938 come before the committee.

Kent Sulem, General Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of Townships, testified on HF938.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF938 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF491 come before the committee.

HF491 (Heintzeman): Property tax due dates and penalties modified.

Rep. Heintzeman testified on HF491.

Russ Nygren, Retired Treasurer and Auditor, Morrison County, testified on HF491.

Chair Drazkowski moved that HF491 be laid over for possible inclusion in the division report.

HF419 (Anderson, S.): County aid to cover increased health care cost provided.

Representative Anderson, S. gave an overview of HF419. No official action was taken on HF419 until received from the Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

Ted Seifert, Chair, District 5 Commissioner, Goodhue County, testified on HF419.

Rhonda Sivarajah, Chair, District 6 Commissioner, Anoka County, testified on HF419.

Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association, testified on HF419.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 A.M.





Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair




Grant Erickson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF491 (Heintzeman) - Property tax due dates and penalties modified.
  • HF938 (Dill) - Unorganized territories allowed to be eligible for township aid.

HF 419 (S Anderson) County aid to cover increased health care cost provided **This bill will be heard on an informational basis only**