STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
PROPERTY AND LOCAL TAX DIVISION
Chair, Representative Jim Davnie
Representative Davnie, Chair of Property and Local Tax Division, called the meeting to order on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Lien, Vice Chair
A quorum was present at 4:04 pm.
Chair Davnie re-referred the following bills to the Committee on Taxes:
HF 2532 (Zerwas) Sales tax exemption for units of local government modified, and money appropriated.
HF 2483 (Schomacker) Aggregate production tax rates imposed by counties made permanent.
HF 2457 (Poppe) Local government exemption expanded.
HF 2432 (Anzelc) Itasca County authorized to issue general obligation bonds for the county nursing home.
HF 2422 (Freiberg) Unit of local government sales tax exemption modified.
Rep. Nelson moved HF 2669
HF 2669 (Ward, J.E.) Baxter and Brainerd; local sales and use taxes extended.
Rep. Nelson moved to amend HF 2669 (see attached H2669A1
amendment). THE MOTION PREVALIED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Ward, J.E. explained HF 2669, as amended
Testifying on HF 2669, as amended:
Todd Wicklund, Brainerd Public Utilities
Jeremy S. Vacinek, City of Baxter
HF 2669, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Chair Davnie moved HF 2303
HF 2303 (Simonson) Duluth; local food and beverage and lodging taxes modified.
Rep. Simonson explained HF 2303
Testifying on HF 2303:
Don Ness, City of Duluth, Mayor
HF 2303 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Rep. Torkelson moved the approval of the minutes of March 5, 2014. THE MOTION PREVALIED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
Chair Davnie moved HF 2321
HF 2321 (Savick) Albert Lea; local sales and use tax expiration extended, and local approval provided.
Rep. Savick explained HF 2321
Testifying on HF 2321:
Laura Lunde, Lakes Foundation of Albert Lea
HF 2321 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Rep. Mahoney moved HF 2697
HF 2697 (McNamer) Supplemental county program aid payments provided for 2014 only, and money appropriated
Rep. McNamer explained HF 2697
Testifying on HF 2697:
Brian Giese, Coordinator and Engineer of Stevens County
Jon Clauson, Chippewa County Auditor/Treasurer
HF 2697 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
Rep. Loeffler moved HF 2488
HF 2488 (Loeffler) Proposed levies certification deadline extended for some local jurisdictions.
HF 2488 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Report
The meeting was adjourned at 4:56 pm.
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair
Leslie Thompson, Committee Legislative Assistant