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Property Tax Division

SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

PROPERTY TAX DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Youakim, Chair of the Property Tax Division, called the remote meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 24, 2021, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
GOMEZ, Aisha (Vice-Chair)
HERTAUS, Jerry (GOP-Lead)
ANDERSON, Paul
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
FISCHER, Peter
GREEN, Steve
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
MARQUART, Paul
MORTENSEN, Erik
PELOWSKI, Gene
TORKELSON, Paul

A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Gomez moved the approval of the February 17, 2021 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1322 (Acomb) Minnetonka; tax increment authorized for housing projects

Representative Hassan moved that HF 1322 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Hassan moved that the HF 1322 A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Acomb presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Geralyn Barone, Minnetonka City Manager
Julie Wischnack, Minnetonka Community Development Director
Stacie Kvilang, Consultant from Ehlers Inc., representing the City of Minnetonka

Representative Hassan renewed her motion that HF 1322, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Chair Youakim passed the gavel and Vice-Chair Gomez assumed the Chair at 3:30 P.M.

HF 1090 (Youakim) St. Louis Park; tax increment use for housing projects authorized

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1090 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Chair Youakim moved that the HF 1090 A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Youakim presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Karen Barton, St. Louis Park Community Development Director

Chair Youakim renewed her motion that HF 1090, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.
Chair Youakim reassumed the Chair at 3:42 P.M.

HF 1066 (Davnie) Tourism improvement special taxing district creation authorized

Vice-Chair Gomez moved that HF 1066 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Fischer moved that the HF 1066 A2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Sarah Psick, Psick Capitol Solutions
Melvin Tennant, Meet Minneapolis President
Anna Tanski, Visit Duluth President

Vice-Chair Gomez renewed her motion that HF 1066, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 978 (Becker-Finn) Fire protection special taxing district creation authorized, and
property tax levies and bond issuance allowed

Representative Becker-Finn moved that HF 978 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Becker-Finn moved that the HF 978 A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Becker-Finn presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
BJ Jungmann, Burnsville Fire Chief
Dale Johnson, Tracy Fire Chief
Dale Specken, Hopkins Fire Chief

Representative Becker-Finn renewed her motion that HF 1066, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 500 (Marquart) Local government debt financing modified

Representative Marquart moved that HF 500 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Marquart moved that the HF 500 A2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Marquart presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Rhonda Skoby, Dorsey Law Firm

Representative Marquart renewed his motion that HF 500, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

The committee adjourned at 4:33 P.M




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Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1322 (Acomb) - Minnetonka; tax increment authorized for housing projects.
  • HF1090 (Youakim) - St. Louis Park; tax increment use for housing projects authorized.
  • HF1066 (Davnie) - Tourism improvement special taxing district creation authorized.
  • HF978 (Becker-Finn) - Fire protection special taxing district creation authorized, and property tax levy and bond issuance authorized.
  • HF500 (Marquart) - Local government debt financing modified.
House TV Video:
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2:56 HF1322 (Acomb) Minnetonka; tax increment authorized for housing projects.
30:17 HF1090 (Youakim) Saint Louis Park; tax increment use for housing projects authorized.
41:30 HF1066 (Davnie) Tourism improvement special taxing district creation authorized.
1:05:55 HF978 (Becker-Finn) Fire protection special taxing district creation authorized, and property tax levies and bond issuance allowed.
1:23:18 HF500 (Marquart) Local government debt financing modified.


I. HF 1322 (Acomb) Minnetonka; tax increment authorized for housing projects
II. HF 1090 (Youakim) St. Louis Park; tax increment use for housing projects authorized
III. HF 1066 (Davnie) Tourism improvement special taxing district creation authorized
IV. HF 978 (Becker-Finn) Fire protection special taxing district creation authorized, and property tax levies and bond issuance allowed.
V. HF 500 (Marquart) Local government debt financing modified

If you are interested in providing written or oral testimony on any of these bills, please contact the committee administrator at nathan.jesson@house.mn no later than 5 pm the day before the hearing.

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This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.