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THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Dean Simpson called the meeting to order at 8:09 A.M. on Friday, April 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
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
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

DELAFOREST, Chris


A quorum was not present.

HFXXXX Davnie Bioscience TIF

Representative Davnie provided an informational hearing on HFXXXX.

A quorum was present at 8:13 A.M.

HFXXXX Morrow Cellulosic ethanol production grant.

Representative Morrow provided an informational hearing on HFXXXX.

HF2443 Lenczewski Gambling taxes.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF2443 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lenczewski moved the H2443A1 amendment to HF2443. THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Randy Sampson (President, Canterbury Park), Cort Holten (Horsemens Benevolent & Protective Association), Jeffrey Halpern (North Metro Harness Initiative) testified on HF2443.

HF2434 - Lenczewski was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2441 - Davnie was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2435 - Sviggum was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

The committee recessed at 9:03 A.M. on Friday, April 20, 2007.

The committee reconvened at 10:07 A.M. on Monday, April 23, 2007.

Representative Lenczewski assumed the gavel.

HF2443 was laid over temporarily.

HF2438 Dettmer Centerville TIF.

Representative Tillberry moved HF2438 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

John Meyer (Finance Director, City of Centerville) testified on HF2438.

HF2438 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Davnie moved HF2445 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2445 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2446 Howes Emily sales tax exemption.

Representative Simpson moved HF2446 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2446 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Zellers moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, April 18, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF2443 Lenczewski Gambling taxes.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF2443, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Kelvyn Childers (Minnesota Quarterhorse Racing Association), Kay King (Executive Director, The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association) and Patrice Underwood (Executive Director, Minnesota Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, Inc.) testified on HF 2443.

Jack Mansun (Department of Revenue) provided information on the revenue estimate for HF2443, as amended.

Dr. Les Martens (horse owner), King Wilson (Executive Director, Allied Charities of Minnesota) and Kay King (Executive Director, The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association) testified on HF2443.

Representative Hilstrom moved the H2443A2 amendment to HF2443. THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF2443, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2362 Lenczewski - Delete-everything amendment Omnibus Tax Bill.

Joel Michael (House Research), Pat Dalton (House Research), Steve Hinze (House Research), and Karen Baker (House Research) provided a summary of HF2362, Delete-everything amendment.

The committee recessed at 12:17 P.M.

The committee reconvened at 4:12 P.M.

Karen Baker (House Research), Steve Hinze (House Research), Joel Michael (House Research), Nina Manzi (House Research) and Pat Dalton (House Research) provided a summary of HF2362, Delete-everything amendment.

The committee adjourned at 6:39 P.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair


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

HF2445 (Davnie) Bioscience TIF
HFXXX (Morrow) Cellulosic ethanol

** THE COMMITTEE WILL HEAR THE FOLLOWING BILLS STARTING AT 9AM ON MONDAY, APRIL 23 **

HF2443 (Lenczewski) Gambling taxes
HF2446 (Howes) Emily sales tax exemption
HF2438 (Dettmer) Centerville TIF