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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 21, 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
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HERTAUS, Jerry
KOZNICK, Jon
LESCH, John
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOON, Jenifer
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SLOCUM, Linda

Members excused:
GAROFALO, Pat
KNOBLACH, Jim
METSA, Jason
WILLS, Anna

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:20 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from February 16, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1215 (Cornish) Madelia; construction material sales tax exemption provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF1215 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Tom Osborne, President, Madelia Strong
Ryan Visher, Owner, Dream River Marketing Group
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1215 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1275 (Smith) Vending machine sales taxation modified.

Representative Hertaus moved HF1275 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Ward Einess, Minnesota Automated Merchandising Council
Steve Marx, Owner, Royal Vending
Mark Young, Owner, Apple Automatic Food Service

Representative Hertaus renewed his motion that HF1275 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF89 (Anderson) Small business investment credit modified, definitions added, applicant business additional information required, priority businesses provided, allocation of credits modified, and credit made permanent.

Representative Anderson moved HF89 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson moved the H89A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Genevieve Plumadore, Vice President, Medical Alley Association
Laura Brod, CEO, RoverMed BioSciences
Jeff Nelson, Manager, Angel Tax Credit Program, Department of Employment and Economic Development
Bob French, COO, 75F
John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association
David Russick, Managing Director and Founder, Gopher Angels

Representative Anderson renewed her motion that HF89, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF820 (McDonald) Employer-provided fitness facility expense credit allowed.

Representative McDonald moved HF820 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Erik Lindseth, General Council, Lifetime Fitness
Kyle Henning, Franchise Owner, Anytime Fitness

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF820 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1248 (Davids) Mahnomen County; health center and child welfare service grants provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF1248 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Bill Haas, White Earth Tribal Nation
Frank Thompson, Auditor, Mahnomen County
Julie Hanson, Director, Department of Social Services, Mahnomen County

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1248 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 AM.



Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair



Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1215 (Cornish) - Madelia; construction material sales tax exemption provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1275 (Smith) - Vending machine sales taxation modified.
  • HF89 (Anderson) - Small business investment credit modified, definitions added, applicant business additional information required, priority businesses provided, allocation of credits modified, and credit made permanent.
  • HF820 (McDonald) - Employer-provided fitness facility expense credit allowed.
  • HF1248 (Davids) - Mahnomen County; health center and child welfare service grants provided, and money appropriated.
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HF1215 (Cornish) Madelia; construction material sales tax exemption provided, and money appropriated. 22:42 - HF1275 (Smith) Vending machine sales taxation modified. 38:55 - HF89 (Anderson, S.) Small business investment credit modified, definitions added, applicant business additional information required, priority businesses provided, allocation of credits modified, and credit made permanent. 1:18:00 - HF820 (McDonald) Employer-provided fitness facility expense credit allowed. 1:31:10 - HF1248 (Davids) Mahnomen County; health center and child welfare service grants provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.