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 9:00 am April 16 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Loeffler, Vice Chair
Representative Marquart presented the tax provisions of HF 630 (Marquart) Omnibus K-12 Education and Finance and Policy bill
A quorum was present.
Representative Marquart moved that HF 630 pass
There was public testimony heard on HF 677 (Lenczewski) Omnibus Tax bill.
The following individuals testified on HF 677:
Michael Brethorst, City Administrator of Melrose
Todd Mikkelson, RM Group and Small Business Minnesota
Cameron Kruse, ISAIAH
Matt Schafer, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Jinny Johnson, Tobacco Control Leadership Fellow
Tom Mason, Alliance for Healthier Minnesota
Frank Orton, Orton Convenience Stores
David Kelliher, MN Historic Society
Jon Tollefson, MN High Tech Association
Jennifer Schaubach, AFL-CIO
Shaye Mandel, LifeScience Alley
Dane Smith, Growth and Justice
Nan Madden, Minnesota Budget Project
Joel Carlson, Travel Tech
Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities
Beth Kadoun, MN Chamber of Commerce
Susie Brown, MN Council of Nonprofits
Ethan Roberts, Jewish Community Relations Council
Jill Larson, MN Business Partnership
Barb Thoman, Transit for Livable Communities
Dennis Flaherty, MPPOA
Jacob Millner, MN Auto Dealers
Ryan Hamilton, MN Association of Realtors
Brian Rusche, JRLC
John Rentschler, ARC MN
Lance Klatt, MN Service Station & Convenience Store Association
Dr. Russell Luepker, American Heart Association
Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Allina Health and American Heart Association volunteer
Keith Carlson, MN Inter County Association
Edward Reynoso, Teamsters
Linda Higgins, Hennepin County Commissioner
Debra Anderson, MN Poison Control Center
Nell Hurley, MN Recovery Connection
Jessica Hillebrand, StepUp Program
Elaine Keefe, YMCA and Girl Scouts of America
Scott McMann, MN Private College Council (sp?)
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities
Bradley Peterson, Coalition of Greater MN Cities
The Tax Committee went into recess at 11:37 am.
The Tax Committee reconvened at 3:30 pm.
There was a continuation of testimony on HF 677 (Lenczewski):
Mike Hickey, NFIB
Judd Schetnan, Met Council
Greg Munson, McGough
Kyle Makarios, Carpenters Union
Scott Sustacek, Jordan Sands
John Thorson, AFSCME
Chair Lenczewski moved HF 1781
Representative Hortman presented HF 1781 (Hortman) Biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility exemption provided.
The following individuals testified on HF 1781:
Jamie Verbrugge, City Manager of Brooklyn Park
Jim Gromberg, DEED
HF 1781 was laid over for possible inclusion to the Omnibus Tax bill.
The Tax Committee went into recess at 4:56 pm.
The Tax Committee reconvened at 5:35 pm.
Representative Erhardt moved that HF 1444 pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Hornstein presented HF 1444 (Hornstein) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.
Chair Lenczewski moved the H1444A11
The motion prevailed. The H1444A11 amendment was adopted.
HF 1444, as amended, was re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:38 PM.
Representative Ann Lenczewski, Chair
Gina Kunesh, Committee Legislative Assistant