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THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

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


TAXES COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, started the meeting at 10:15 AM, on Wednesday, February 28th, 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
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
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
DAVNIE, Jim
MCDONALD, Joe, Vice Chair

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

HF2870 (Sundin) Motor vehicle lease and purchase exemptions modified.

Representative Metsa moved HF2870 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Metsa moved the H2870A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Metsa renewed his motion that HF2870, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2811 (Knoblach) Vendors excluded from remitting June sales tax collection on an accelerated basis.

Representative Knoblach moved HF2811 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.
Testifiers:
Former Senator John Pederson, Amcon Block Corporation.
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF2811 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

HF2282 (Kiel) Solid waste management tax rebate for materials removed from the waste stream for recycling, composting, or reuse required; and money appropriated.

Representative Gruenhagen moved HF2282 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the H2282A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
John Steiner, Environmental Services Director, Polk County.
Doug Carnival, National Waste and Recycling Association.
Megan Kuhl-Stennes, Assoc. Director of Policy, Advocacy & Fundraising, Eureka Recycling.
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF2282, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

HF2099 (Pierson) Second Harvest Heartland distribution facility construction material exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved HF2099 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Davids moved the H2099DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF2099, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

HF2421 (Backer) Electricity sales exempted.

Representative Petersburg moved HF2421 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Petersburg moved the H2421A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Loren Laugtug, Ottertail Power Company.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF2421, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 AM

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Representative Greg Davids, Chair


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Timothy J. Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2282 (Kiel) - Solid waste management tax rebate for materials removed from the waste stream for recycling, composting, or reuse required; and money appropriated.
  • HF2099 (House author not found.) - Second Harvest Heartland distribution facility construction material exemption provided.
  • HF2421 (Backer) - Electricity sales exempted.
  • HF2870 (Sundin) - Motor vehicle lease and purchase exemptions modified.
  • HF2811 (Knoblach) - Vendors excluded from remitting June sales tax collection on an accelerated basis.
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