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TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 8, 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
METSA, Jason
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
LESCH, John
LOON, Jenifer
SLOCUM, Linda
WILLS, Anna

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

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from March 7, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1631 (Quam) Health plan-covered items and durable medical equipment exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved HF1631 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifier:
Sarah Anderson, Vice President Sales, Key Medical Supply, Inc.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1631 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF54 (Quam) Internet service machinery and equipment exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved HF54 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H54A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF54, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF115 (Newberger) First Responder meal expense subtraction allowed.

Representative Davids moved HF115 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF115 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1869 (Jessup) Higher education expense contributions subtraction allowed and refundable credit established, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF1869 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifier:
Paul Cerkvenik, President and CEO, Minnesota Private College Council

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1869 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF315 (Anderson) Tax credit for parental leave costs allowed.

Representative Anderson moved HF315 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Brad Lehto, Legislative Director, Minnesota AFL-CIO
Bernie Hesse, UFCW 1189
Bharti Wahi, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota
Todd Mikkelson, Owner, SprayRack
Holly Larson
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Anderson renewed her motion that HF315 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.






Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF54 (Quam) - Internet service machinery and equipment exemption provided.
  • HF1631 (Quam) - Health plan covered items and durable medical equipment exemption provided.
  • HF115 (Newberger) - First responder meal expense subtraction allowed.
  • HF1869 (Jessup) - Higher education expense contributions subtraction allowed and refundable credit established, and money appropriated.
  • HF315 (Anderson) - Tax credits for parental leave costs allowed.
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