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FIFTY-THIRD MEETING - Taxes

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


TAXES COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Davids, Chair of the Taxes Committee, called the meeting to order 10:15 AM, on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was 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
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
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
SLOCUM, Linda

Representative Schultz moved the minutes of Thursday, April 12th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4385 (Greg Davids) Individual income, corporate franchise, property, sales and use, estate, tobacco, and other tax provision various modifications made.

Representative Davids moved HF4385 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus tax bill.

Representative Davids moved the HF4385A18 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Paul Cumings, Tax Policy Manager, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Nan Madden, Minnesota Budget Project.
John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association.
Anne Krisnik, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition.
Chris Conry, Take Action Minnesota.
Jessica Anderson, Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota.
Molly Moilanen, ClearWay Minnesota.
Paul Eger, Minnesota Realtors.
Beth Kadoun, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership.
Tracy Fischman, Prepare+Prosper.
Mary Zweber, Prepare+Prosper.
Tim Koester, President, Independent Vapor Retailers of Minnesota.
Cap O’Rourke, Independent Vapor Retailers of Minnesota.
Brad Lehto, Minnesota AFL-CIO.
Ward Einess, Best Buy and Thomson Reuters.
Mike Hickey, Minnesota Federation of Independent Business.
Eric Hauge, Homeline.
Max Hall, AFSCME Council 5.

No official action was taken on HF4385, as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 PM.



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Representative Greg Davids, Chair


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Timothy J. Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant

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01:47 - HF4385 (Davids) Individual income, corporate franchise, property, sales and use, estate, tobacco, and other tax provision various modifications made (Governor’s tax bill). 1:13:18 - Public testimony. Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.