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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


Taxes Committee

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, began the meeting at 10:15 AM, on February 15, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not 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
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOON, Jenifer
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
LESCH, John
METSA, Jason
PETERSBURG, John
SLOCUM, Linda
WILLS, Anna

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:22 AM. A quorum was present.

HF908 (McDonald) Meal and drink sales tax exemption expanded, and exemption expanded for capital equipment purchases.

Representative McDonald moved HF908 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative McDonald moved the H908A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Maria Veach, Owner, Culvers
Arthur Morrissey, Morrissey Hospitality
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF908, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from February 14, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF226 (Dettmer) Combined net receipts tax calculation modified.

Representative Dettmer moved HF226 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Dettmer moved the H226A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Al Lund, Executive Director, Allied Charities of Minnesota
Al Hauge, Forest Lake Athletic Association
Jeanne Koneczny, Irving Community Club
Genny Hinnenkamp, Irving Community Club
Glen Jenkins, St. Paul Fire Relief Association
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion that HF226, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF906 (Davids) Cigarette excise tax frozen at current rate, and annual indexing requirement for cigarettes repealed.

Representative Davids moved HF906 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Brian Carr, Minnesota Retailers Association
Steve Rush, Holiday Stationstores
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF906 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:54 AM.







Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF908 (McDonald) - Meal and drink sales tax exemption expanded, and exemption expanded for capital equipment purchases.
  • HF226 (Dettmer) - Combined net receipts tax calculation modified.
  • HF906 (Davids) - Cigarette excise tax frozen at current rate, and annual indexing requirement for cigarettes repealed.
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00:11 - HF908 (McDonald) Meal and drink sales tax exemption expanded, and exemption expanded for capital equipment purchases. 23:18 - HF226 (Dettmer) Combined net receipts tax calculation modified. 1:07:09 - HF906 (Davids) Cigarette excise tax frozen at current rate, and annual indexing requirement for cigarettes repealed. Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.