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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 7, 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
LESCH, John
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOON, Jenifer
METSA, Jason
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SLOCUM, Linda

Members excused:
WILLS, Anna

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:21 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from March 2, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF479 (Swedzinski) Motor vehicle purchases by local governments exemption expanded, and technical changes made.

Representative Davids moved HF479 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Mark Maloney, Public Works Director, City of Shoreview
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF479 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF460 (Swedzinski) Rental motor vehicles tax dedicated to the corridors of commerce program.

Representative Davids moved HF460 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H460A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifier:
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF460, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF963 (Green) Transportation department purchase exemption provided for road construction projects.

Representative Davids moved HF963 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifier:
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF963 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF901 (Koznick) Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue allocation modified.

Representative Koznick moved HF901 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Koznick moved the H901A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Steve Novak, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager

Representative Koznick renewed his motion that HF901, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF638 (Howe) Motor vehicle part sale revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund.

Representative Davids moved HF638 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H638A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifier:
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF638, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF502 (Lueck) Motor vehicle tire and repair and replacement parts sales revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund.

Representative Davids moved HF502 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF502 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids called the meeting to a recess at 11:58 AM.

Representative Davids reconvened the meeting at 5:00 PM, on March 7, 2017, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

HF5 (Davids) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved that HF5 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Davids moved the H5A11 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved the H5A13 amendment.

Representative Schultz withdrew the H5A13 amendment.

Testifiers:
Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Commerce
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Lars Negstad, Policy Director, ISAIAH
Jim Grotz
Chris Conry, Strategic Campaigns Director, TakeAction Minnesota
Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Phil Griffin, Americas Health Insurance Plans
Peter Nelson, Center for American Experiment

Representative Davids renewed his motion to re-refer HF5, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:14 PM.







Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF460 (Swedzinski) - Rental motor vehicles tax dedicated to the Corridors of Commerce program.
  • HF479 (Swedzinski) - Motor vehicle purchases by local governments exemption expanded, and technical changes made.
  • HF502 (Lueck) - Motor vehicle tire and repair and replacement parts sales revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund.
  • HF638 (Howe) - Motor vehicle part sale revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund.
  • HF901 (Koznick) - Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue allocation modified.
  • HF963 (Green) - Transportation Department purchase exemption provided for road construction projects.
  • HF5 (Davids) - Premium security plan created, legislative working group established, health care provider system access regulated, premium subsidy program provisions modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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00:48 - HF460 (Swedzinski) Rental motor vehicles tax dedicated to the corridors of commerce program. 03;00 - HF479 (Swedzinski) Motor vehicle purchases by local governments exemption expanded, and technical changes made. 07:13 - Further consideration of HF460 (Swedzinski) Rental motor vehicles tax dedicated to the corridors of commerce program. 08:04 - HF963 (Green) Transportation department purchase exemption provided for road construction projects. 09:38 - HF901 (Koznick) Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue allocation modified. 19:20 - HF638 (Howe) Motor vehicle part sale revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund. 21:06 - HF502 (Lueck) Motor vehicle tire and repair and replacement parts sales revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund. 28:04 - HF5 (Davids) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated. 46:02 - Comments by the Department of Revenue on transportation-related bills heard earlier in committee. 1:02:41 - Further discussion of HF5 (Davids) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.