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FIFTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:03 A.M. on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LENCZEWSKI, Ann (Chair)
WOLLSCHLAGER Sandy (Vice-Chair)
ATKINS, Joe
BROD, Laura
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DELAFOREST, Chris
DEMMER, Randy
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

THAO, Cy

A quorum was present at 10:09 A.M.

HF0149 DeLaForest Sales tax reduced to six percent.

Representative DeLaForest moved HF0149 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0149 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Simpson moved approval of minutes from Tuesday, February 13, 2007, Wednesday, February 14, 2007 and Monday, February 19, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0283 Ruth Cities, counties, and townships exempted from sales tax.

HF0998 Atkins Eliminating the sales tax on local government purchases.

Representative Atkins moved HF0283 and HF0998 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Kris Busse (Waseca City Manager), Jennifer O'Rourke (League of Minnesota Cities) and Joe Matthews (Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties and Minnesota Inter-County Association) testified on HF0283 and HF0998.

HF0283 and HF0998 were laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0716 Erhardt June accelerated sales and excise tax payments reduced.

Representative Erhardt moved HF0716 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Buzz Anderson (President, Minnesota Retailers Association) and Dave Dederichs (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce) testified on HF0716.

HF0716 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0717 Erhardt Single sales apportionment accelerated relating to corporate franchise tax.

Representative Erhardt moved HF0717 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

John Knapp (Single Sales Factor Coalition), Dave Dederichs (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce) and Jill Larson (Fiscal Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership) testified on HF0717.

HF0717 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 A.M.



Rep. Ann Lenczewski, Chair


Jamie Becker-Finn, Committee Legislative Assistant