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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FORTY-THIRD MEETING - Taxes

March 15, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD 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 Thursday, March 15th, 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
DAVNIE, Jim
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
GAROFALO, Pat
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HERTAUS, Jerry
KNOBLACH, Jim
KOZNICK, Jon
LESCH, John
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOON, Jenifer
PETERSBURG, John
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
APPLEBAUM, Jon
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
METSA, Jason
SLOCUM, Linda

HF3411 (Davids) Property, partnership, and other miscellaneous tax provisions policy changes made.

Representative Davids moved that HF3411 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Testifiers:
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Kyle Gustafson, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Susan Barry, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Representative Davids officially called the meeting to order at 10:21 AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids moved the HF3411A18 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids tabled discussion on HF3411 for a future committee meeting.

HF3329 (Davids) Collegiate ticket purchasing rights exemption provided.

Representative Davids moved that HF3329 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Testifiers:
Mark Coyle, Athletic Director, University of Minnesota
Kelly Farmer, Tax Director, University of Minnesota

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF3329 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

HF2716 (Drazkowski) Income and business taxes eliminated, and sales tax replaced with a fair tax.

Representative Drazkowski moved HF2716 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Drazkowski moved the HF2716A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski moved the HF2716A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Dan Pilla, Tax Freedom Institute
Brad Lehto, Legislative Director, Minnesota AFL-CIO

Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF2716, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

HF3566 (Davids) Liability collection and remittance modified and limited.

Representative Davids moved that HF3566 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Davids moved the HF3566A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF3566, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 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:
  • HF3329 (Davids) - Collegiate ticket purchasing rights exemption provided.
  • HF3566 (Davids) - Liability collection and remittance modified and limited.
  • HF2716 (Drazkowski) - Income and business taxes eliminated, and sales tax replaced with a fair tax.
  • HF3411 (Davids) - Property, partnership, and other miscellaneous tax provisions policy changes made.
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