STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
PROPERTY TAX AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Drazkowski, Chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Committee, officially called the meeting to order at 10:02AM on March 6th, 2017, in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve, Chair
HERTAUS, Jerry, Vice Chair LOONAN, Bob
LOEFFLER, Diane MARQUART, Paul
ANDERSON, Paul NELSON, Michael
BARR, Regina NEU, Anne
CARLSON, Andrew RARICK, Jason
ERICKSON, Sondra WHELAN, Abigail
FRANKE, Keith YOUAKIM, Cheryl
Representative Loonan moved the minutes from March 1st, 2017 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
HF1236 (Greg Davids) Authority to issue capital notes, certificates of indebtedness, and general obligation revenue bonds expanded; street reconstruction bond issuance by majority vote authorized; publication requirements modified; and clarifying changes made.
Representative Neu moved that HF1236 be laid over.
Representative Neu renewed her motion that HF1236 be laid over.
HF1592 (Hoppe) St. Paul; Major League Soccer stadium provided, and tax exemptions provided.
Representative Franke moved that HF1592 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1592 was Nick Rogers, Minnesota United Team President, Todd Hurley, City of St. Paul, Paul Cumings, Minnesota Department of Revenue and Joel Carlson, on behalf of Minnesota United.
Representative Franke renewed his motion that HF1592 be laid over.
HF1489 (West) Manufactured home assessment modified.
Representative Anderson moved that HF1489 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1489 was Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor/Treasurer.
Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF1489 be laid over.
HF1096 (Maye Quade) Spousal benefit under the disabled veterans homestead exclustion extended to surviving spouses of veterans with a 70 percent disability rating or higher, and eight year limitation on the spousal benefit eliminated.
Representative Youakim moved that HF1096 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1069 was Tom May, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers and Tom Dimond DFL Veterans Caucus.
Representative Youakim renewed her motion that HF1096 be laid over.
HF1059 (Howe) Disabled veterans homestead exclusion annual application requirement eliminated.
Representative Loonan moved that HF1059 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1059 was Tom Dimond, DFL Veterans Caucus and Tom May, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers.
Representative Loonan renewed his motion that HF1059 be laid over.
HF1830 (Bliss) Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.
Representative Rarick moved that HF1830 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1830 was Dan McElroy, Hospitality Minnesota and Brian Harris, Eagle Nest Lodge.
Representative Rarick moved the H1830A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Rarick renewed his motion that HF1830, as amended, be laid over.
HF1551 (Green) Property value increase for homesteads owned by persons age 65 or older prohibited.
Representative Erickson moved that HF1551 be laid over.
Representative Erickson moved the H1551A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF1551 was Tom May, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, and Paul Eger, Minnesota Realtors Association.
Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF1551, as amended, be laid over.
HF1711 (Loonan) Agricultural purposes definition modified.
Representative Loonan moved that HF1711 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1711 was Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor/Treasurer, Doug Schoenecker, Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Member, John Hickey, Prior Lake landowner, and Mary Whipps, Jordan landowner.
Representative Loonan renewed his motion that HF1711 be laid over.
HF1741 (Loonan) Counties required to forward multiple county mortgage tax payments to the revenue commissioner for distribution.
Representative Loonan moved that HF1741 be laid over.
Testifying on HF1741 was Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor/Treasurer, and Paul Cumings, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Representative Loonan renewed his motion that HF1741 be laid over.
HF1247 (Lueck) Modifications to payments in lieu of taxes for natural resource land provided.
Representative Whelan moved that HF1247 be laid over.
Representative Whelan renewed her motion that HF1247 be laid over.
Representative Hertaus assumed the gavel at 11:44AM.
HF603 (Drazkowski) School building bond agricultural property tax credit provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Drazkowski moved that HF603 be laid over.
Testifying on HF603 was Fred Nolan, Minnesota Rural Education Association and Paul Cumings, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF603 be laid over.
HF171 (Marquart) School building bonds agricultural credit established, and money appropriated.
Representative Marquart moved that HF171 be laid over.
Representative Marquart renewed his motion that HF171 be laid over.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 AM.
Representative Steve Drazkowski, Chair
Allison Wroble, Committee Legislative Assistant