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STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

TAXES

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM on May 4, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DAVIDS, Greg, Chair
LOON, Jenifer, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Sarah
BILLS, Kurt
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON Sr., Lyndon
CRAWFORD, Roger
DAVNIE, Jim
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
GAROFALO, Pat
GOTTWALT, Steve
HORTMAN, Melissa
KIFFMEYER, Mary
KNUTH, Kate
KOENEN, Lyle
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LESCH, John
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MARQUART, Paul
MYHRA, Pam
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUNBECK, Linda
TILLBERRY, Tom
WARDLOW, Doug


All Members were present.

A quorum was not present.

Representative Holberg presented HF1261 to the committee.

Testifier:
Judd Schethan, Met Council

A quorum was present at 10:21 AM.

Representative Erickson moved to approve the minutes dated May 2, 2011. Motion prevailed: Minutes were approved.
Chair Davids moved HF1261 pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
Testifiers:
Wes Kooistra, Met Council
Arlene McCarthy, Met Council
Chair Davids renewed his motion that HF1261 pass and be re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed. The bill passed and was re-referred to the General Register.
Chair Davids moved HF1164 pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Murdock presented HF1164 to the committee.
Testifiers:
Kelsey Klemm, City of Perham
Bob Isaacson, DEED
Chair Davids moved the AMENDMENT. The motion prevailed. Amendment was adopted.
Chair Davids laid over HF1164.
Representative Loon moved HF1436 pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
Chair Davids laid over HF1436.

Chair Davids moved HF1531 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Chair Davids moved the H1531A1 amendment. The motion prevailed. Amendment was adopted.
Chair Davids moved HF1531, as amended, pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Mazorol presented HF1531, as amended, to the committee.
Testifiers:
Mark Lofthus, DEED
Bill Blazer, Minnesota Chamber
Rob West, President, Economic Expression
Rory Johnson, President, Iron Gate Solutions
Steve Moritz, VP for Tech. Services, UNISYS
Chair Davids laid over HF1531, as amended.
Chair Davids moved HF429 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Chair Davids moved the oral amendment to HF429.
Page 1, line 11: delete "real and"
Page 1, line 21: strike "$12,500,000" and insert "8,000,000"
Page 2, line 8: delete "January 1, 2007" and insert December 31, 2023"
The motion prevailed. Amendment was adopted.
Representative Dettmer presented HF429, as amended, to the committee.
Testifier:
Tony Palumbo, Anoka County Attorney
Chair Davids laid over HF429, as amended.
Committee went into recess at 12:01 PM.
Committee reconvened at 6:30 PM.
Chair Davids moved HF902 pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dill presented HF902 to the committee.

Chair Davids renewed his motion that HF902 pass and be re-referred to General Register. The motion prevailed. Bill passed and was re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Davids moved HF1436 pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Loon moved the H1436A1 amendment.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF1436, as amended, pass and be re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed. Bill passed and was re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Loon moved HF743.

Representative Loon presented HF743 to the committee.

Representative Loon moved the H0743A1 amendment. Motion prevailed. Amendment was adopted.

Testifiers:
Molly Moilanen, ClearWay Minnesota
Kayla Hansen, Student, University of Minnesota
Court Holton, Cigar Association of America.
Tom Briant, Executive Director, Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association

Chair Davids laid over HF743, as amended.

Representative Hortman moved HF1573 pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifier:
Peter Hatinen, Minnesota State Bar Association
Andrew Buese, Minnesota State Bar Association
Peter Hatinen, Minnesota State Bar Association

Representative Hortman renewed her motion that HF1573 pass and be re-referred to the General Register. The motion prevailed. Bill was re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Davids moved HF794.

Testifiers:
Stephen Bubul, MIPF
Nancy Hylden, MIPF
Matt Massman, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Representative Crawford moved the H0794A5 amendment.

Testifier:
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Representative Loon assumed gavel at 8:03 PM.

Representative Loon laid over HF794 and the H0794A5 amendment.

Representative Loon moved HF1219 before the committee.

Representative Loon moved the 11-0147 amendment. The motion prevailed. Amendment was adopted.

Testifiers:
Matt Massman, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Mark Pederson, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Lance Staricha, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Susan Barry, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Michal Garber, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Representative Loon moved the H1219A1 amendment.

Testifier on amendment:
Karen Baker, Research, Minnesota House of Representatives

Testifier on HF1219:
Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership

Representative Loon laid over HF1219, as amended.

Representative Loon moved HF1316 before the committee.

Representative Loon moved the A11-0324. The motion prevailed. Amendment was adopted.

Testifier:
Matt Massman, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Mark Pederson, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Jenny Ryan, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Chair Davids reassumed the gavel at 9:28 PM.

Testifier:
Harriet Sims, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Susan Barry, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Pat Finnegan, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Chair Davids laid over HF1316.

Dr. Paul Wilson gave presentation on HF42 Tax Incidence Study and HF1231 Tax Incidence Study.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:18 PM.




____________________________________
REP. GREG DAVIDS, CHAIR



____________________________________
Jen Niska
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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    Agenda: HF902 (Dill) Homestead resort ownership requirements modified.
    HF1531 (Mazorol) Sales and use taxation exemption provided for qualified data centers.
    HF1164 (Murdock) JOBZ provisions modified.
    HF1261 (Holberg) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditure additional financing provided, and certain obligations issued.
    HF429 (Dettmer) Anoka County; countywide public safety improvement finance cost authority expanded.
    HF852 (Hornstein) City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board joint dedication fee changed.
    HF1573 (Hortman) Courts authorized to construe will and trust provisions, Uniform Disclaimer or Property Interests Act updated and revised, receivership provisions changed, assignments provided for the benefit of creditors, conforming amendments made, and statutory sections renumbered.
    HF1436 (Loon) Income-producing property valuation provisions modified.
    HF441 (Loon) 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
    HF743 (Loon) Cigarette definition modified, study proposed, report required, and money appropriated.
    HF1219 (Davids) Omnibus technical tax bill.
    HF1316 (Davids) Income, withholding, estate, property, sales and use, mortgage registry, lodging, and other various taxes and tax-related provisions policy, technical, administrative, and clarifying changes made; and aids and delinquent tax liabilities provisions changes made.
    HF794 (Davids) Improvement bonds authorized with certain terms and conditions; definitions modified; and clarifying, technical, and other changes made relating to the issuance of municipal bonds.


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