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THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

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


TAXES COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, started the meeting at 10:15 AM, on February 22, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
DAVIDS, Greg, Chair
MCDONALD, Joe, Vice Chair
MARQUART, Paul, 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
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
SLOCUM, Linda

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:17 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017

Member Questions for Department of Revenue (Continued)
Testifiers:
Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Presentation by House Fiscal and Research Department
Testifiers:
Sean Williams, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department
Joel Michael, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department
Cynthia Templin, Fiscal Analyst, House Fiscal Department



Public Testimony on the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017
Testifiers:
David Ransom, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, and Counsel, American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights
Todd Koch, John A. Knutson and Company
Elizabeth Bystrom, Elizabeth Bystrom CPA, Ltd.
Paul Eger, Vice President of Government Affairs, Minnesota Realtors
Mike Hickey, State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses
Beth Kadoun, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 AM




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Representative Greg Davids, Chair


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Timothy J. Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

Overview of the Federal Tax and Jobs Act of 2017 -Public Testimony

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Introductory comments. Overview of the Federal Tax and Jobs Act of 2017. 02:30 - Questions for the Department of Revenue. 31:25 - Presentation by House Research. 1:07:08 - Presentation by House Fiscal Analysis. 1:17:48 - Member questions. 1:22:09 - Public testimony. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.