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SECOND MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


Taxes Committee

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, began the meeting at 10:15 AM, on January 12, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVIDS, Gregory, Chair
MCDONALD, Joe, Vice Chair
MARQUART, Paul, Minority Lead
ANDERSON, Sarah
APPLEBAUM, Jon
CARLSON SR., Lyndon
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
DAVNIE, Jim
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
GAROFALO, Pat
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HERTAUS, Jerry
KNOBLACH, Jim
KOZNICK, Jon
LESCH, John
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOON, Jenifer
METSA, Jason
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer


Members excused:
SLOCUM, Linda
WILLS, Anna

HF77 (Fischer) Minnesota taxable estate single exclusion amount established, single rate established, recapture tax eliminated, and clarifying changes made.

Representative Davids moved HF77 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:

Bruce Mogren

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of January 5, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids renewed his motion and moved HF77 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF18 (Loon) Federal exclusion amount conformed to.

Representative Loon moved HF18 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Loon renewed her motion and moved HF18 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


HF85 (McDonald) Estate tax repealed.

Representative McDonald moved HF85 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers (spoke generally in regards to the estate tax):

Nan Madden, Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, testified in opposition to the bills.

Brian Rice, Rice, Michels & Walther, LLP, AFSCME Council 5, testified in opposition to the bills.

Todd Koch, CPA, John A. Knutson and Company, testified in favor of the bills.

Beth Strinden Kadoun, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, testified in favor of the bills.

Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Business-Minnesota, testified in favor of the bills.

Peter Nelson, Center of the American Experiment, testified in favor of the bills.

Representative McDonald renewed his motion and moved HF18 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:02 PM.






Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF77 (Fischer) - Minnesota taxable estate single exclusion amount established, single rate established, recapture tax eliminated, and clarifying changes made.
  • HF18 (Loon) - Estate tax conformed to the federal exclusion amount.
  • HF85 (McDonald) - Estate tax repealed.
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01:09 - HF77 (Fischer) Minnesota taxable estate single exclusion amount established, single rate established, recapture tax eliminated, and clarifying changes made. 44:18 - HF18 (Loon) Federal exclusion amount conformed to. 1:13:24 - HF85 (McDonald) Estate tax repealed. Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.