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FORTY-FIRST MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


TAXES COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM, on Tuesday, March 13th, 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

HF3334 (Layman) Occupation tax credit provided.

Testifiers:
Kelsey Johnson, President, Iron Mining Association.
Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman, United States Steel.

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:24 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes from Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids moved HF3334 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF3334 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

HF2790 (Freiberg) Cigarette excise tax rate increased, annual inflation adjustment to the cigarette excise tax rate required, premium cigar tax rate increased, and money appropriated.
Representative Davids moved HF2790 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Davids moved the HF2790A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Ellie Beaver, American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network.
Gene Nichols, American Heart Association.
Mark Wolk, Stogies on Grand.
Rick Baker, Tobacco Growth.
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF2790, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:09 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:
  • HF3334 (Layman) - Occupation tax credit provided.
  • HF2790 (Freiberg) - Cigarette excise tax rate increased, annual inflation adjustment to the cigarette excise tax rate required, premium cigar tax rate increased, and money appropriated.
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00:17 - HF3334 (Layman) Occupation tax credit provided. 11:44 - HF2790 (Freiberg) Cigarette excise tax rate increased, annual inflation adjustment to the cigarette excise tax rate required, premium cigar tax rate increased, and money appropriated. Runs 55 minutes.