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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 15, 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
METSA, Jason
PETERSBURG, John
SLOCUM, Linda
WILLS, Anna

Members excused:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:22 AM. A quorum was present.

HF1447 (Franson) Cigarette stamp sale modified.

Representative Davids moved HF1447 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifier:
Dale Erickson, Henry’s Foods

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1447 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Lesch moved the minutes from March 9, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Metsa moved the minutes from March 14, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1378 (Dehn) Historic structure rehabilitation temporary refundable credit allowed.

Representative Davids moved HF1378 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Davids moved the H1378A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Michael Wynne, CEO, EMERGE Community Development
David Kelliher, Minnesota Historical Society

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF1378, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF858 (Johnson) Unmanned aircraft registration provided, and registration tax refund provided.

Representative Davids moved HF858 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Erik Rudeen, Government Affairs, Department of Transportation
Cassandra Isackson, Director, Aeronautics, Department of Transportation

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF858 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF786 (Davids) Aid payments authorized to districts with maximum effort loan interest payments between December 1, 1997 and June 30, 2016.

Representative Davids moved HF786 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Ben Barton, Superintendent, Caledonia Area Public Schools
Andy Almos, Superintendent, East Central Schools
Kathrine Schill, House Fiscal Analysis Department

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF786 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF2022 (Davids) Sourcing rules for income of nonresident board members provided.

Representative Davids moved HF2022 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Jill Larson, Deputy Executive Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Dale Busacker, Director, Grant Thornton

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF2022 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF2314 (Davids) Moist snuff tax structure modified.

Representative Davids moved HF2314 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Ross Amundson, Partner, M. Amundson Cigar & Candy Co.
Ward Einess, Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF2314 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1694 (Anderson) Private letter ruling program established, assessment authority of the revenue commissioner limited, expanded authority to abate penalties and taxes modified, penalties modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Anderson moved HF1694 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson moved the H1694A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Chris Martin, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton
Dale Busacker, Director, Grant Thornton
Geno Fragnito, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Society of CPAs
Jenny Starr, Assistant Commissioner for Business Taxes, Department of Revenue

Representative Anderson renewed her motion that HF1694, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 PM.






Representative Gregory M. Davids, Chair




Kelly S. Winsor, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1447 (Franson) - Cigarette stamp sale modified.
  • HF1694 (Anderson) - Private letter ruling program established, assessment authority of the revenue commissioner limited, expanded authority to abate penalties and taxes modified, penalties modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1378 (Dehn) - Historic structure rehabilitation temporary refundable credit allowed.
  • HF858 (Johnson) - Unmanned aircraft registration provided, and registration tax refund provided.
  • HF2022 (Davids) - Sourcing rules for income of nonresident board members provided.
  • HF786 (Davids) - Aid payments authorized to districts with maximum effort loan interest payments between December 1, 1997, and June 30, 2016.
  • HF2314 (Davids) - Moist snuff tax structure modified.
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00:51 - HF1447 (Franson) Cigarette stamp sale modified. 09:01 - HF1378 (Dehn) Historic structure rehabilitation temporary refundable credit allowed. 22:51 - HF858 (Johnson, B.) Unmanned aircraft registration provided, and registration tax refund provided. 29:35 - HF786 (Davids) Aid payments authorized to districts with maximum effort loan interest payments between December 1, 1997, and June 30, 2016. 37:37 - HF2022 (Davids) Sourcing rules for income of nonresident board members provided. 43:34 - HF2214 (Davids) Moist snuff tax structure modified. 52:37 - HF1694 (Anderson, S.) Private letter ruling program established, assessment authority of the revenue commissioner limited, expanded authority to abate penalties and taxes modified, penalties modified, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.