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FIFTY-THIRD MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 31, 2008

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

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 5:26 P.M. on March 31, 2008, 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
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:
KOHLS, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Lenczewski moved SF3564.

SF3564-Murphy- Compressed natural gas special fuel excess tax transitional rate correction.

Representative Lenczewski moved amendment S3564A1 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lenczewski renewed her motion that SF3564 be recommended to pass as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE BILL WAS PASSED AS AMENDED.

Before the committee was the Office of the Legislative Auditor's Report on JOBZ.

The following people testified on the Office of the Legislative Auditor’s Report on JOBZ: John Yunker, Program Evaluation Coordinator from the Office of the Legislative Auditor; Commissioner Dan McElroy, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Mark Lofthus, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities; Holly Thompson, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities; Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership; & Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Before the committee was amendment A08-1555 (ATTACHED).

The following people testified on amendment A08-1555: Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership; Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; & Dr. Paul Wilson, Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Representative Carlson moved HF1812 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


HF1812-Carlson-Deficit reduction bill

Representative Lenczewski moved a recess to the call of the chair.

The committee reconvened at 8:05 P.M.

Representative Paulsen moved amendment H1812A10 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Lenczewski moved amendment A08-1555 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved amendment A08-1562 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Paulsen moved amendment H1812A12 and requested a roll call (ATTACHED).

AYE

BROD, Laura
DELAFOREST, Chris
DEMMER, Randy
ERHARDT, Ron
LANNING, Morrie
PAULSEN, Erik
SIMPSON, Dean
ZELLERS, Kurt

NAY
LENCZEWSKI, Ann (Chair)
ATKINS, Joe
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVNIE, Jim
DILL, David
JAROS, Mike
KOENEN, Lyle
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MULLERY, Joe
RUKAVINA, Tom
SOLBERG, Loren
THAO, Cy
TILLBERRY, Tom
WOLLSCHLAGER, Sandy (Vice-Chair)

EXCUSED
HILSTROM, Debra
KOHLS, Paul

THERE BEING 8 AYES AND 16 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved amendment H1812A14 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION PREVIALED, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Paulsen moved amendment H1812A11 (ATTACHED). THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson renewed his motion that HF1812 be recommended to pass as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE BILL WAS PASSED AS AMENDED AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

The committee adjourned at 9:15 P.M.


Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair



Sasha Bergman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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07:29 - Gavel, and discussion of SF3564 (Lieder) Compressed natural gas special fuel excess tax transitional rate correction.
15:59 - Office of the Legislative Auditor report on JOBZ Program.
1:27:54 - Public testimony on HF4103 (Lenczewski) amendment provisions that will be offered to HF1812 (Carlson) Omnibus supplemental budget bill.
Video coverage of this meeting ended at this point.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.
• The complete audio archive of this meeting is available on the House Taxes Committee Web page: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/audio/archivescomm.asp?comm=3000&ls_year=85


HF3868/SF3564 (Lieder) Motor fuel surcharge administration provided, and transitional rate of special fuel excise tax on compressed natural gas corrected
Public testimony on HF4103 (Lenczewski) A bill for an act relating to taxation; modifying the treatment of foreign income and operations under the corporation franchise tax; authorizing grants; eliminating foreign operating corporations; reducing the corporate franchise tax rate; repealing the job opportunity building zone, the international economic development zone, and biotechnology and health sciences industry zone programs; repealing the airline industry job credit, the research credit, and the bovine testing credit; repealing the corporate alternative minimum tax; appropriating money.
Office of the Legislative Auditor report on JOBZ Program
HF1812 (Carlson) Deficit reduction bill