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Property Tax Division

TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 10, 2021

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

PROPERTY TAX DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Gomez, Vice-Chair of the Property Tax Division, called the remote meeting to order at 3:30 P.M. on March 10, 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.

Representative Her moved the approval of the March 4, 2021 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1311 (Youakim) Energy improvement project special assessments allowed

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1311 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Chair Youakim moved that the HF 1311 DE2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Youakim presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Brian Hoffman, St. Louis Park Building and Energy Director

Chair Youakim renewed her motion that HF 1311, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Chair Youakim reassumed the Chair at 3:39 P.M.

HF 1507 (Hamilton) Five year rule extended to ten years, district duration extended
by five years

Representative Her moved that HF 1507 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Hamilton presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Steve Nasby, Windom City Administrator
Jason Nord, Office of the State Auditor, Assistant State Auditor/TIF Director

Representative Her renewed her motion that HF 1507 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 1508 (Hamilton) Mountain Lake; five year rule extended for a tax increment financing district

Representative Hertaus moved that HF 1508 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Hamilton presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Rob Anderson, Mountain Lake Community Development Director
Jason Nord, Office of the State Auditor, Assistant State Auditor/TIF Director

Representative Hertaus renewed his motion that HF 1508 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 1736 (Fischer) Tax increment financing; increment use flexibility provided, and
redevelopment district five year rule extended

Representative Fischer moved that HF 1736 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Fischer moved that the HF 1736 A3 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Fischer presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities
Jason Nord, Office of the State Auditor, Assistant State Auditor/TIF Director

Representative Fischer renewed his motion that HF 1736, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 1587 (Torkelson) Tax increment financing; five year pooling rule extended to ten
years for redevelopment districts located outside the metro area

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 1587 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Torkelson moved that the HF 1587 A2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Dan Dorman, Greater Minnesota Partnership & Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF 1587, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 1666 (Howard) Tax increment authorized for housing projects

Representative Fischer moved that HF 1666 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Fischer moved that the HF 1666 A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howard presented the bill, as amended.

Public Testimony:
Maria Regan Gonzalez, Richfield Mayor
Julie Urban, Richfield Housing Manager

Representative Fischer renewed his motion that HF 1666, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 1157 (Howard) Class 4d rate property tax modified

Representative Fischer moved that HF 1157 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Howard presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Alan Arthur, Aeon
Paul Williams, Project for Pride in Living

Chair Youakim recessed the Property Tax Division at 4:31 P.M.

Chair Youakim reconvened the Property Tax Division at 6:02 P.M.

HF 1157 (Howard) Class 4d rate property tax modified

Public Testimony (continued):
Daniel Lightfoot, League of Minnesota Cities
Todd Prafke, St. Peter City Administrator

Representative Fischer renewed his motion that HF 1157 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

HF 1298 (Her) Revenue commissioner required to conduct a study on class 4d
Properties

Representative Her moved that HF 1298 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

Representative Her presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Charlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities
Jeff Sargent, New Hope Director of Community Development

Representative Her renewed her motion that HF 1298 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Property Tax Division Report.

The committee adjourned at 6:31 P.M




_____________________________________________
Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair



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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1311 (Youakim) - Energy improvement project special assessments allowed.
  • HF1507 (Hamilton) - Five-year rule extended to ten years, and district duration extended by five years.
  • HF1508 (Hamilton) - Mountain Lake; five-year rule extended for a tax increment district.
  • HF1736 (Fischer) - Tax increment financing; increment use flexibility provided, redevelopment district five-year rule extended, and local sales tax proceed use flexibility provided.
  • HF1587 (Torkelson) - Tax increment financing; five-year pooling rule extended to ten years for redevelopment districts located outside metropolitan area.
  • HF1666 (Howard) - Richfield; tax increment authorized for housing projects.
  • HF1157 (Howard) - Class 4d rate property tax modified.
  • HF1298 (Her) - Revenue commissioner required to conduct a study on class 4d properties.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:50 HF1311 (Youakim) Energy improvement project special assessments allowed.
09:27 HF1507 (Hamilton) Five-year rule extended to ten years, and district duration extended by five years.
14:25 HF1508 (Hamilton) Mountain Lake; five-year rule extended for a tax increment district.
19:30 HF1736 (Fischer) Tax increment financing; increment use flexibility provided, redevelopment district five-year rule extended, and local sales tax proceed use flexibility provided.
33:18 HF1587 (Torkelson) Tax increment financing; five-year pooling rule extended to ten years for redevelopment districts located outside metropolitan area.
37:37 HF1666 (Howard) Richfield; tax increment authorized for housing projects.


I. HF 1311 (Youakim) Energy improvement project special assessments allowed
II. HF 1507 (Hamilton) Five year rule extended to ten years, district duration extended by five years
III. HF 1508 (Hamilton) Mountain Lake; five year rule extended for a tax increment financing district
IV. HF 1736 (Fischer) Tax increment financing; increment use flexibility provided, and redevelopment district five year rule extended.
V. HF 1587 (Torkelson) Tax increment financing; five year pooling rule extended to ten years for redevelopment districts located outside the metro area
VI. HF 1666 (Howard) Tax increment authorized for housing projects
VII. HF 1157 (Howard) Class 4d rate property tax modified
VIII. HF 1298 (Her) Revenue commissioner required to conduct a study on class 4d properties

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This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.