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FORTY EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, March 31, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

TAX COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Paul Marquart, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Tax Committee meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 31, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MARQUART, Paul CHAIR
LISLEGARD, Dave VC
DAVIDS, Greg Lead
AGBAJE, Esther
CARLSON, Andrew
DETTMER, Bob
GAROFALO, Pat
GOMEZ, Aisha
HER, Kaohly
HERTAUS, Jerry
HOWARD, Michael
MCDONALD, Joe
MILLER, Tim
MORAN, Rena
MORTENSON, Erik
ROBBINS, Kristin
SANDELL, Steve
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
STEPHENSON, Zack
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Representative Lislegard moved the approval of the March 30, 2022 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3944 (Sandstede) Polar Vortex of February 2021; refundable tax credit for excess
energy cost due to extreme cold weather allowed, utilities required to disclose
information, and money appropriated.

Representative Lislegard moved that HF 3944 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Tax Omnibus Bill.

Representative Lislegard moved the H3944A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sandstede presented HF 3944, as amended.

Providing testimony:

Luke Peterson, Hibbing Public Utilities
Kent Sulem, MMUA

Chair Marquart laid over HF3944, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Tax Omnibus Bill.


HF 4422 (Sandstede) Fiber and conduit used in broadband and Internet access services
provided and exemption, and money appropriated.

Representative Lislegard moved that HF 4422 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Tax Omnibus Bill.

Representative Lislegard moved the H4422A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sandstede presented HF 4422, as amended.

Providing testimony:

Brent Christensen, President/CEO, Minnesota Telecom Alliance

The Chair laid over HF 4422, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Tax Omnibus Bill.

HF 4400 (Becker-Finn)

Representative Youakim moved that HF 4400 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Tax Omnibus Bill.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 4400.

Providing testimony:

Reid LeBeau, Jacobson Law Group

The Chair laid over HF 4400 for possible inclusion in the Tax Omnibus Bill.

HF 778 (Stephenson) Sports betting provided for and authorized, licenses established,
local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties
provided, amateur sports grants provided, and reports required.

Representative Stephenson moved that HF 778 be re-referred to the Ways and Means committee.

Representative Stephenson moved the H0778A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson presented HF 778, as amended.

Providing testimony:

Pat Gibbs, Sports Betting Alliance
Susan Sheridan Tucker, Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling
Sam Krueger, Electronic Gaming Group
Andy Platto, Minnesota Indian Gaming Association

Representative Stephenson renewed his motion that HF 778, as amended, be re-referred to the Ways and Means committee.

The clerk recorded the vote.


MEMBERS AYE NAY ABSTAIN EXCUSED
MARQUART, Paul CHAIR X
LISLEGARD, Dave VC X
DAVIDS, Greg Lead X
AGBAJE, Esther X
CARLSON, Andrew X
DETTMER, Bob X
GAROFALO, Pat X
GOMEZ, Aisha X
HER, Kaohly X
HERTAUS, Jerry X
HOWARD, Michael X
MCDONALD, Joe X
MILLER, Tim X
MORAN, Rena X
MORTENSON, Erik X
ROBBINS, Kristin X
SANDELL, Steve X
SCHULTZ, Jennifer X
STEPHENSON, Zack X
SWEDZINSKI, Chris X
YOUAKIM, Cheryl X

TOTAL 13 5 1 2

On a vote of 13 Ayes, 5 Nays, 1 Abstain and 2 Excused THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:29 P.M.














Representative Paul Marquart, Chair




Urszula Gryska,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3944 (Sandstede) - Polar Vortex of February 2021; refundable individual income tax credit for excess energy cost due to extreme cold weather allowed, utilities required to disclose information, grants to public utilities provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4422 (Sandstede) - Fiber and conduit used in broadband and Internet access services provided and exemption, and money appropriated.
  • HF778 (Stephenson) - Sports betting provided for and authorized, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF4400 (Becker-Finn) - Indian tribe-owned property tax exemption extended.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:07 - HF3944 (Sandstede) Polar Vortex of February 2021; refundable tax credit for excess energy cost due to extreme cold weather allowed, utilities required to disclose information, and money appropriated.
35:25 - HF4422 (Sandstede) Fiber and conduit used in broadband and Internet access services provided and exemption, and money appropriated.
45:55 - HF4400 (Becker-Finn) Indian tribe-owned property tax exemption extended.
51:45 - HF778 (Stephenson) Sports betting provided for and authorized, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, and reports required.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.


Approval of the Minutes from March 30th, 2022
HF 3944 (Sandstede) Polar Vortex of February 2021; refundable tax credit for excess energy cost due to extreme cold weather allowed, utilities required to disclose information, and money appropriated.
HF 4422 (Sandstede) Fiber and conduit used in broadband and Internet access services provided and exemption, and money appropriated.
HF 4400 (Becker-Finn) Indian tribe-owned property tax exemption extended.
HF 778 (Stephenson) Sports betting provided for and authorized, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, and reports required.

Additional Bills May Be Added

Public Viewing:
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