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NINETEENTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 23, 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
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
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
METSA, Jason
SLOCUM, Linda
WILLS, Anna

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:28 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from February 22, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF387 (Knoblach) K-12 education expense subtraction and credit modified, credit extended to tuition, subtraction and credit amounts increased, income phaseout increased, and credit adjusted for inflation.

Representative Knoblach moved HF387 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF387 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF574 (Urdahl) Refundable credit for attaining a master’s degree in a teacher’s licensure field provided.

Representative Davids moved HF574 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H574A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF574, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1250 (Bliss) Telecommunications equipment exemption expanded.

Representative Davids moved HF1250 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Gary Johnson, CEO, Paul Bunyan Communications
John Dukich, Director of Public Policy and Research, Minnesota High Tech Association
Dick Sjoberg, Minnesota Cable Communications Association
Todd Roesler, CEO, AcenTeck Ascending Technology

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1250 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF602 (Anderson) Education expense credit and deduction applied to expenditures for prekindergarten expenses.

Representative Anderson moved HF602 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson renewed her motion that HF602 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 AM.






Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair



Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1250 (Bliss) - Telecommunications equipment exemption expanded.
  • HF574 (Urdahl) - Refundable credit for attaining a master's degree in a teacher's licensure field provided.
  • HF602 (Anderson) - Education expense credit and deduction applied to expenditures for prekindergarten expenses.
  • HF387 (Knoblach) - K-12 education expense subtraction and credit modified, credit extended to tuition, subtraction and credit amounts increased, income phaseout increased, and credit adjusted for inflation.
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