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TENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 07, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
TENTH MEETING

COMMITTEE ON TAXES
Chair, Representative Ann Lenczewski

MINUTES
Representative Lenczewski, Chair of Committee on Taxes, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM February 7 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Lenczewski, Chair
Loeffler, Vice Chair
Davids, Lead
Anderson, S.
Anzelc
Barrett
Benson, J.
Carlson
Davnie
Drazkowski
Erhardt
Garofalo

Hansen
Liebling
Lillie
Loon
Mack
Marquart
Melin
Myhra
Paymar
Peppin
Runbeck
Schoen
Simonson
Members excused:
Lesch
Slocum
Zellers

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Loeffler assumed the gavel at 12:35 pm.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF 91 to the committee.

Representative Lenczewski moved the H0091A2 amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Molly Molianen of ClearWay Minnesota testified in favor of HF 91.

Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing testified in favor of HF 91.

Dr. Peter Dehnel of BlueCross and BlueShield of Minnesota testified in favor of HF 91.

Mike Bromelkamp of Olson Thielen Accounting testified in favor of HF 91.

Dr. Thomas Kottke of HealthPartners testified in favor of HF 91.

Kaila Narum, of Colleges Against Cancer, the ASC Midwest Youth Advisory Team and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network testified in favor of HF 91.

Jinny Johnson, Dr. Jonathan Rose and Gloria Cazanacli of Tobacco Control Leadership Fellows testified in favor of HF 91.

Debbie Kenney of American Cancer Society testified in favor of HF 91.

Tom Briant of Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association testified in opposition of HF 91.

The Minnesota Grocers Association provided written testimony to the committee in opposition of HF 91.

Monte Williams of Altria testified in opposition of HF 91.

Kim Crockett of the Minnesota Free Market Institute at Center of the American Experiment testified in opposition of HF 91.

Dr. Kottke, Joel Michael and Representative Lenczewski answered questions of the committee.

Representative Peppin made the motion and requested a roll call to move HF 91 to the committee of Human Health and Services Finance.





Nay:
Lenczewski
Loeffler
Anzelc
Benson
Carlson
Davnie
Erhardt
Garofalo
Hansen
Liebling
Lillie
Marquart
Melin
Paymar
Schoen
Simonson

Aye:
Davids
Anderson
Barrett
Drazkowski
Loon
Mack
Myhra
Peppin
Runbeck



The motion was not adopted.

HF 91 was laid over for possible inclusion for the Taxes Omnibus bill. No further action was taken on the bill.

Representative Loon moved HF 284 to the committee.

Representative Loon moved A0284A3 amendment to the committee.

The amendment was adopted.

Molly Molianen of ClearWay Minnesota testified in favor of HF 284.

Jenna Kingsley of Iron Range Youth in Action testified in favor of HF 284.

Ora Hokes of Tobacco Control Leadership Fellow and American Heart Association Power to End Stroke Ambassador testified in favor of HF 284.

Tom Briant of Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association testified in opposition to HF 284.

HF 284 was laid over for possible inclusion for the Taxes Omnibus bill. No further action was taken on the bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:09 PM.


___________________________
Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair

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Gina Kunesh, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF91 (Lenczewski) - Tobacco excise tax increased, health impact fee repealed, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF284 (Loon) - Cigarette definition modified, study proposed, report required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:30 - Gavel, and consideration of HF91 (Lenczewski) Tobacco excise tax increased, health impact fee repealed, and money appropriated.
1:22:44 - HF284 (Loon) Cigarette definition modified, study proposed, report required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.