STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION
Chair, Representative Jim Davnie
Representative Davnie, Chair of Committee on Property and Local Tax Division, called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm on March 4, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Lien, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Rep Davnie moved HF 1895
HF 1895 (Sundin) Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District levy authority granted.
Rep. Sundin explained HF 1895
Testifying on HF 1895:
Jim Nynas, Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District, District 2
HF 1895 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Vice Chair Lien assumed the Chair at 4:34 pm
Rep. Davnie moved HF 1884
HF 1884 (Davnie) A bill for an act relating to taxation; property; eliminating certain minor property tax classifications
Rep. Davnie explained HF 1884
Rep. Davnie moved to amend HF 1884 (see attached H1884A1
amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF 1884, as amended:
Rolf Erickson, Reform Property Taxes Minnesota
Frank DiLapo, The Minneapolis Club, General Manager
Mark Peterson, MN Association of Assessing Officers, Cass County Assessor
Joel Calrson, Legal Research/Government Affairs
HF 1884, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Chair Davnie resumed the Chair at 4:59 pm
Rep. Torkelson moved HF 2102
HF 2102 (Torkelson) Conservation easements valuation reductions reinstated.
Rep. Torkelson explained HF 2102
Testifying on HF 2102:
Karen Flom, Office Manager, Renville County SWCD
Vice Chair Lien resumed the chair at 5:10 pm
Don Arnosti, Policy Director, Audubon Minnesota
Lance Ness, President, Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance
John Curray, Assistant Director, MN Land Trust
Sheila Vanney, Assistant Director, Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Tim Spreck, President, MN Outdoor Heritage Alliance
John Jaske, Executive Director, MN Board of Water & Soil Resources
Mark Peterson, Cass County Assessor
Rep. Torkelson renewed his motion to include HF 2102 in the Division Report.
Chair Davnie resumed the Chair at 5:31pm
Rep. Faust moved approval of the minutes of February 26, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:36 pm.
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair
Leslie Thompson, Committee Legislative Assistant