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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


Taxes Committee

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, began the meeting at 10:15 AM, on March 1, 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
KOZNICK, Jon
LESCH, John
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOON, Jenifer
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SLOCUM, Linda

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

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:23 AM. A quorum was present.

HF893 (Davids) Tax reductions for low and middle income families provided; corporate tax loopholes closed; local government unit aid provided; income, property, tobacco, sales and use, special taxes, and other tax provisions modified; and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved that HF893 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from February 28, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview:
Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, Department of Revenue
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Testifiers:
Beth Kadoun, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership
Roger Aronson, Minnesota State High School League
Brian Sweeney, BNSF Railway
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities
Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities
Katie Knutson, City of St. Paul
Molly Moilanen, Clearway Minnesota, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation
Doug Carnival, National Waste and Recycling Association
Ron Harnack, Watershed Districts
Frank Ongaro, Executive Director, Mining Minnesota
Max Hall, Legislative Representative, AFSCME Council 5
Brad Lehto, Legislative Director, MN AFL-CIO
Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses Association
Nan Madden, Director, Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Rinal Ray, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Chris Conry, TakeAction Minnesota
Dan Quillin, ISAIAH
Anne Krisnik, Executive Director, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF893, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:42 AM.







Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Bills Added:
  • HF893 (Davids) - Tax reductions for low and middle income families provided; corporate tax loopholes closed; local government unit aid provided; income, property, tobacco, sales and use, special taxes, and other tax provisions modified; and money appropriated.
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