STATE OF MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON TAXES
Chair, Representative Ann Lenczewski
Representative Lenczewski, Chair of Committee on Taxes, called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm March 1 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was not present.
A continuation of testimony was heard on HF 677 (Lenczewski) Tax law modernization and reform provided, property tax rebate established, state business property tax reduced, fourth tier income tax established, sales tax rate lowered and base broadened, corporate franchise tax rate lowered and simplified by eliminating preferences, local government and county aid provided for, and money appropriated.
The following individuals testified on HF 677:
Jeff Van Wychen
Bruce Nustad, MN Retail Association
Thomas Klint, Attorney
Gloria Stock Mickelson, Travel Leaders
Mark Hala, Small Business Owner
Mark Krey, Paraprofessional
Susie Brown, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Valerie Rolstad, Paraprofessional
Joe Witt, MN Bankers Association
Yankuba Fadera, St. Johns Emergency Room Technician
Brian Bruns, Annandale State Bank
Kerry Felder, Sunday School Teacher
Paul Cervenik, MN Private College Council
Willie Snyder, Ramsey County
Bruce Nelson, ARRM
Keith Carlson, MN Inter County Association
Jon Foss, Foss Swim School
Patricia Nauman, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities
Robyn Rowen, MIFSC
John Thorson, AFSCME
Ward Einess, MIFSC
Colin Cureton, Graduate Student
Margaret Levin, Sierra Club
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 PM.
Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair
Gina Kunesh, Committee Legislative Assistant