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FIFTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH 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 19, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
DAVIDS, Gregory, 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
SLOCUM, Linda

Members excused:
MCDONALD, Joe, Vice Chair
WILLS, Anna

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:17 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of January 18, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 123 (Nash) Premium cigar definition modified, and maximum tax on premium cigars reduced.

Representative Davids moved HF123 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Derrick Smigiel, Churchills Quality Cigars & Gifts
Mark Wolk, Stogies on Grand
Janelle Waldock, Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity, BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota
Russell Luepker, M.D., American Heart Association volunteer
Meghan McFarling, Student at Mounds View High School
Sheku Samba
Cort Holten, Cigar Association of America

Representative Davids renewed his motion and moved HF123 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF186 (Nash) Vendor allowance provided.

Representative Davids moved HF186 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H186A-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Deborah Everson, Everson’s Hardware Hank
Hillary Feder, Hillary’s
Lonnie McQuirter, 36LYN Refuel Station
Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association
Representative Barb Haley, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A
Jamie Pfuhl, Minnesota Grocers Association
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion and moved HF186, as amended, to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF138 (Knoblach) June accelerated payments repealed.

Representative Knoblach moved HF138 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Knoblach moved the H138A-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Tim Becken, AMCON Block and Cemstone Products
Brian Carr, Minnesota Retailers Association
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion and moved HF138, as amended, to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF214 (Rosenthal) Bullion coin exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved HF214 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H214DE-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Gary Adkins, Minnesota Advocates for Precious Metals Fairness
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion and moved HF214, as amended, to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF 137 (Knoblach) Bullion and bullion coin exemption provided.

Representative Knoblach moved HF137 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Knoblach moved the H137A-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Bill Himmelwright, Premium Quality Coin
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion and moved HF137, as amended, to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:08 PM.






Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF300 (Urdahl) - Minnesota State High School League events ticket and admission exemption provided.
  • HF301 (Urdahl) - Admission exemption for Minnesota State High School League events provided.
  • HF349 (McDonald) - Digital products tax repealed.
  • HF381 (Petersburg) - Nonprofit ticket or admission exemption clarified.
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00:23 - HF300 (Urdahl) Ticket and admission exemption for Minnesota State High School League events provided. 18:35 - HF349 (McDonald) Digital products tax repealed. 38:34 - HF381 (Petersburg) Nonprofit ticket or admission exemption clarified. Runs 50 minutes.