STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
Representative Lenczewski, Chair of the Tax Committee, called the joint meeting to order at 6:29PM Monday, March 15, 2010 in room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
LENCZEWSKI, Ann (Chair)
A quorum was present.
Representative Lenczewski moved HF2656 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.
HF2656-Thao-St. Paul; special rules provided for the expenditure of tax increments
Testifying on HF2656:
Todd Hurley, Treasurer, City of St. Paul
HF2656 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.
Chair Lenczewski turned over the gavel to Representative Gardner.
Representative Lenczewski moved HF2695 for consideration.
HF2695-Lenczewski-Job creation encouraged, tax credits allowed for job growth investment credit and historic structure rehabilitation, deduction of certain dividends disallowed, special assessment use for energy conservation improvements expanded, permitted use of tax increment financing expanded, Bloomington’s development restrictions of the Mall of America site repealed, and money appropriated
Testifying on HF2695:
Bonnie McDonald, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Kit Richardson, Schafer Richardson Inc.
Norm Jones, Winthrop and Weinsteine P.A.
John Herman, Faegre and Benson
Noel LaBine, Wright County Economic Development
Gene Winstead, Mayor, City of Bloomington
Bill Griffith, Mall of America
Michael Schley, citizen
Rob McKenzie, United Auto Workers Union
Phil Griffin, Lifescience Alley
HF2695 was laid over.
Chair Gardner turned the gavel over to Representative Reinert.
Representative Mullery moved HF2511 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.
HF2511-Mullery-Additional authority allowed to spend increments for housing replacement district plans, Brooklyn Park authorized to establish housing replacement districts, local contribution requirement for housing replacement district eliminated, and St. Paul and Fridley reauthorized to use special laws for housing replacement.
Testifying on HF2511:
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
HF2511 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.
Representative Reinert, Chair of the Committee, adjourned the meeting at 9:10 P.M.
Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair
Sasha Bergman, Committee Legislative Assistant