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TWENTY THIRD MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 14, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:06 A.M. on Wednesday, March 14, 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
DEMMER, Randy
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

DELAFOREST, Chris
LESCH, John


HF1240 Marquart Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided.

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

Roger Brooks (National Trust for Historic Preservation) testified on HF1240.

Representative Marquart moved HF1240 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1240 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0551 Wollschlager Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified.

Representative Wollschlager provided an informational hearing on HF0551.

Colonel Eric Ahlness (Government Relations Officer, Department of Military Affairs) testified on HF0551.

HF0037 Brod Out-of-state active military duty tax deduction clarified to include active duty performed by members of the National Guard and other military reservists.

Representative Brod moved HF0037 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0037 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1817 Wollschlager Military service income tax credit modified and increased.

Representative Wollschlager moved HF1817 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Colonel Eric Ahlness (Government Relations Officer, Department of Military Affairs) testified on HF1817.

HF1817 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0029 Severson Military pensions federal income tax subtraction provided.

Representative Zellers moved HF0029 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Ralph Donais (Chapter President, The Retired Enlisted Association), Jerry Kyser (Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council), John Cox (Vice Chair, Commanders Task Force for All Vets Service Organizations) and Clayton Irmen (veteran, Military Order of the Purple Heart) testified on HF0029.

HF0029 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0082 Erickson Military pension federal taxable income subtraction provided.

Representative Zellers moved HF0082 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Zellers moved to amend HF0082 as follows:
Page 4, line 10, delete "is disabled or" and insert "has a 100 percent service-connected disability as rated by the United States Veterans Administration, or is" THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF0082, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Commissioner Clark Dyrud (Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs) testified on HF0300.

HF0622 Zellers Retired pensioners income tax subtraction provided.

Representative Zellers moved HF0622 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Frank Blake (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Federation), Karl A. Lacher (Reporter, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Federation) and Eugene Gere (Legislative Commissioner, Minnesota Retired State Employees Association) testified on HF0622.

HF0622 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0871 Rukavina Individual income; allowing a subtraction for educational awards from the National Service Trust.

Representative Rukavina moved HF0871 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Candace McElroy (Minnesota Conservation Corps alumnus), Jennifer Emerson (Minnesota Conservation Corps alumnus) and Len Price (Executive Director, Minnesota Conservation Corps) testified on HF0871.

HF0871 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Chair Lenczewski referred HF2052 and HF0777 to the Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division.


The committee adjourned at 11:36 A.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair



Jamie Becker-Finn, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1240 (Marquart) Historic structure rehabilitation income tax credit provided has been added
HF1817 (Wollschlager) Military service income tax credit modified and increased has been added
HF551 (Wollschlager) Tax deduction for out-of-state active military duty clarified has been added.
HF37 (Brod) Out-of-state active military duty tax deduction clarified to include active duty performed by members of the National Guard and other military reservists.
HF29 (Severson) Military pensions federal income tax subtraction provided.
HF82 (Erickson )Military pension federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF622 (Zellers) Retired pensioners income tax subtraction provided.
HF871 (Rukavina) Individual income; allowing a subtraction for educational awards from the National Service Trust
HF930 (Dean) Health insurance premiums income tax subtraction authorized.
HF69 (Mullery) Health insurance premiums federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF1245 (Eken) Volunteer ambulance personnel longevity awards income tax subtraction provided.
HF81 (Paulsen) Long-term capital gains income tax exclusion provided.
HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold.
HF1378 (Paulsen) Minnesota college savings plan contributions income tax subtraction provided.
HF435 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle conversion income tax credit provided has been added.
HF433 (Cornish) Alternative fuel vehicle federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF1537 (Gunther) Education loans principal and interest payments income tax subtraction provided.
HF1541 (Thissen) Tuition savings plan federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF1963 (Thissen) Income tax credit provided for donations to qualified scholarship-granting organizations has been added.