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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 20, 2007

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

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:10 P.M. on Tuesday, March 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)
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
RUKAVINA, Tom
SIMPSON, Dean
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

ATKINS, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris
LESCH, John
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik

A quorum was not present.

HF2076 Brod Alternative minimum tax repealed.

Geno Fragnito (Minnesota Society of CPAs) expressed support of HF2076.

HF0187 Brod Estate tax federal exemption amount conformity provided.

HF0107 Erhardt Wagering losses treatment modified under the alternative minimum tax.

Geno Fragnito (Minnesota Society of CPAs) expressed support of HF0107.

A quorum was present.

Representative Erhardt moved HF0107 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0107 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Brod moved HF2076 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF2076 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Brod moved HF0187 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0187 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Koenen moved HF1927 (Bunn) be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF1927 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

Representative Wollschlager moved HF0551 (Wollschlager) be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

HF0551 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Tax Bill.

The committee recessed at 6:26 P.M.

The committee reconvened at 6:52 P.M.

HF0946 Lieder Transportation finance omnibus bill.

Representative Carlson moved HF0946 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Erin Sexton (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce) testified on HF0946.

Representative Brod moved the H0946A15 amendment.

Bob Vanasek (Minnesota Inter-County Association) and Bob Tennessen (I-35W Solutions Alliance) testified on the H0946A15 amendment.

Representative Kohls requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES
BROD, Laura
DEMMER, Randy
LANNING, Morrie
SIMPSON, Dean

NAYS
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
MARQUART, Paul
RUKAVINA, Tom
SOLBERG, Loren
TILLBERRY, Tom
WOLLSCHLAGER, Sandy

ABSENT
ATKINS, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik
THAO, Cy
ZELLERS, Kurt

On a vote of 4 AYES and 14 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL - THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Representative Brod moved the H0946A14 amendment.

Representative Kohls requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES
BROD, Laura
DEMMER, Randy
LANNING, Morrie

NAYS
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
KOHLS, Paul
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
RUKAVINA, Tom
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
WOLLSCHLAGER, Sandy

ABSENT
ATKINS, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris
LESCH, John
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik
SIMPSON, Dean
ZELLERS, Kurt

On a vote of 3 AYES and 16 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL - THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Lanning moved to amend HF0946 as follows:
Page 29, delete line 21
Page 29, line 22, delete "exclusive of the expenditures of these revenues,"
Page 29, line 24, delete "decrease more than two percentage" and insert "be less than 48 percent or greater than 52 percent of the total."
Page 29, delete lines 25 and 26

Matt Burress (House Research) provided information on Rep Lanning's amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED - THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Phil Krinkie (President, Taxpayers League of Minnesota) testified on HF0946.

Representative Kohls requested a roll call vote on HF0946. The results were as follows:

AYES
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DILL, David
ERHARDT, Ron
HILSTROM, Debra
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
RUKAVINA, Tom
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
WOLLSCHLAGER, Sandy

NAYS
BROD, Laura
DEMMER, Randy
KOHLS, Paul
LANNING, Morrie
SIMPSON, Dean
ZELLERS, Kurt

ABSENT
ATKINS, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris
LESCH, John
MULLERY, Joe
PAULSEN, Erik
TILLBERRY, Tom

On a vote of 14 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF0946 passed, as amended, and was re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Zellers moved approval of minutes for Monday, March 19, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 8:48 P.M.




Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair



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

HF107 (Erhardt) Wagering losses treatment modified under the alternative minimum tax.
HF2076(Brod) Alternative minimum tax repealed
HF187 (Brod) Estate tax federal exemption amount conformity provided.
HF946 (Lieder) Transportation finance omnibus bill (pending Finance approval)