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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

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


Taxes Committee

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, began the meeting at 10:40 AM, on March 9, 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 10:41 AM. A quorum was present.

HF1978 (Olson) Nonprofit corporations operating ice arenas or ice rinks used primarily for youth and high school programs exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved HF1978 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill

Representative Davids moved the H1978A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Anita Stech, Duluth Heritage Sports Center
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1978, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from March 8, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF968 (Nornes) Clay target exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved HF968 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Les Bensch
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF968 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF969 (Nornes) Club membership sales tax modified to exclude game release charges.

Representative Davids moved HF969 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Les Bensch
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF969 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1304 (Swedzinski) Farm machinery exemption definition modified to include grain bins.

Representative Davids moved HF1304 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1304 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1360 (McDonald) Herbicide purchase exemption created.

Representative McDonald moved HF1360 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative McDonald moved the H1360A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifier:
Jeff Forester, Executive Director, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF1360, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF363 (Davids) Building materials purchase exemption for nonprofit snowmobile clubs provided.

Representative Davids moved HF363 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF363 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:36 AM.





Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF968 (Nornes) - Clay target exemption provided.
  • HF969 (Nornes) - Club membership sales tax modified to exclude game release charges.
  • HF1304 (Swedzinski) - Farm machinery exemption definition modified to include grain bins.
  • HF1360 (McDonald) - Herbicide purchase exemption created.
  • HF363 (Davids) - Building materials purchase exemption for nonprofit snowmobile clubs provided.
  • HF1978 (Olson) - Nonprofit corporations operating ice arenas or ice rinks used primarily for youth and high school programs exemption provided.
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