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EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 28, 2007

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

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:01 A.M. on Wednesday, February 28, 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
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

DELAFOREST, Chris
SOLBERG, Loren

A quorum was present at 10:18 A.M.

HF0569 Mullery Hennepin and Ramsey counties authorized to impose the existing mortgage registry taxes permanently.

HF1042 Murphy, E. Hennepin and Ramsey counties mortgage registry and deed tax authority expiration removed.

Rosemary Lavin (Assistant Director, Hennepin County Environmental Services) and Janice Rettman (Ramsey County Commissioner) testified on HF0569 and HF1042.

Representative Mullery moved HF0569 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill

Representative Thao moved HF1042 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0569 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1042 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0362 Hortman Anoka County deed and mortgage tax authorized, and environmental response fund created.

HF1466 Atkins Dakota County authorized to impose a county mortgage registry and deed tax, and use of the proceeds provided.

Representative Tillberry moved HF0362 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Atkins moved HF1466 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Spencer Pierce (Environmental Services Manager, Anoka County) testified on HF0362.

Nancy Schouweiler (Dakota County Commissioner) testified on HF1466.

Susan Dioury (Minnesota Association of Realtors) testified on HF0362 and HF1466.

HF0362 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1466 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0718 Erhardt Federal tax conformity provided for individual income, corporate franchise, estate taxes and property tax refund.

Representative Paulsen moved HF0718 be laid for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0897 Simpson Federal income tax conformity provided relating to 2006 and 2007 provisions authorizing expensing of certain depreciable assets.

Representative Simpson moved HF0897 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0955 Nornes Individual income and corporate franchise taxes; conforming to federal rules on section 179 expensing of certain depreciable assets.

Representative Simpson moved HF0955 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1007 Bunn Conforming certain income, franchise, and property tax refund provisions for tax years 2006 and 2007.

Representative Wollschlager moved HF1007 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1384 Bunn Conforming certain income, franchise, and property tax refund provisions for tax year 2007 and following years.

Representative Wollschlager moved HF1384 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1258 Lenczewski Federal tax conformity provided for individual income, corporate franchise, estate taxes, and property tax refunds; rates modified; technical corrections provided; and onetime subtraction provided for pollution control amortization.

Representative Lenczewski moved HF1258 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lenczewski moved H0718A1 amendment to HF0718. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Lenczewski moved H1258A1 amendment to HF1258. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Kevin Paap (President, Minnesota Farm Bureau) testified on HF0955.

Representative Marquart assumed the gavel at 11:13 A.M.

John Apitz (Farm Credit Services lobbyist) and Todd Koch (CPA, Minnesota Society of CPAs) testified on 179 provisions.


HF0718, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0897 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0955 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1007 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1258, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1384 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Lanning moved approval of minutes for Tuesday, February 27, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:27 A.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair



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

HF569 (Mullery) Hennepin and Ramsey counties authorized to impose the existing mortgage registry taxes permanently.
HF1042 (Murphy, E.) Hennepin and Ramsey counties mortgage registry and deed tax authority expiration removed.
HF362 (Hortman) Anoka County deed and mortgage tax authorized, and environmental response fund created.
HF718 (Erhardt) Federal tax conformity provided for individual income, corporate franchise, estate taxes and property tax refund.
HF897 (Simpson) Federal income tax conformity provided relating to 2006 and 2007 provisions authorizing expensing of certain depreciable assets.
HF955 (Nornes) Individual income and corporate franchise taxes; conforming to federal rules on section 179 expensing retroactively
HF1007 (Bunn) Conforming certain income, franchise, and property tax refund provisions for tax years 2006 and 2007
HF1258 (Lenczewski) Federal conformity
HF1384(Bunn) Conforming certain income, franchise, and property tax refund provisions for tax year 2007 and following years
HF1466 (Atkins) Dakota County authorized to impose a county mortgage registry and deed tax, and use of the proceeds provided