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THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

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


TAXES COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, started the meeting at 10:15 AM, on Tuesday, February 27th, 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
MARQUART, Paul, 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
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MCDONALD, Joe, Vice Chair
PETERSBURG, John
SLOCUM, Linda

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:19 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public Testimony and Member Questions on the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017
Testifiers:
Nan Madden, Minnesota Budget Project Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Taylor Putz, Public Policy Advocate, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Ethan Roberts, Director of Government Affairs, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas
Davis Senseman, Founder, Davis Law Office
Bob Tracy, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Council on Foundations
Brad Lehto, Legislative Director, Minnesota AFL-CIO
Chris Conry, TakeAction Minnesota
Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union
Jason George, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 49
Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
Member Questions for House Fiscal and Research Department
Testifiers:
Joel Michael, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department
Cynthia Templin, Fiscal Analyst, House Fiscal Department
Sean Williams, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department


The meeting was adjourned at 11:28 AM.




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Representative Greg Davids, Chair


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Timothy J. Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

1)Public Testimony on Federal Conformity to the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 2)Member questions to non-partisan staff

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Public testimony on conformity to the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. 54:50 - Member questions to non-partisan staff. Ruins 1 hour, 14 minutes.