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Taxes Committee
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
8:30 AM, Room G-15, Capitol


Present: Senator Carla J. Nelson - Chair, Senator Julia E. Coleman - Vice Chair, Senator Thomas M. Bakk, Senator Roger C. Chamberlain, Senator Kari Dziedzic, Senator Paul E. Gazelka, Senator Matt D. Klein, Senator Ann H. Rest, Senator Bill Weber

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Carla J. Nelson called the meeting to order at 8:30am.

S.F. 3397: Senator Senjem: Refundable credit provision and appropriation for investments in energy efficient home improvements, electric vehicles and renewable energy.

Senator Klein moves the A-3 amendment.

A-3 amendment is adopted.


  • Testifiers:
    • Lee Valencour, Owner, Design Right Energy
    • Jamie Fitske


As amended, be laid over.

S.F. 3480: Senator Westrom: Exemption provision for fiber and conduit used in broadband and Internet access services.

  • Testifiers
    • Mike Ahern, Minnesota Telecom Alliance


Be laid over.

S.F. 3375: Senator Rarick: Definition for the exemption of farm machinery modification to include fencing material; exemption provision for certain farm fencing construction materials.

Senator Weber moves the A-2 amendment.

A-2 amendment is adopted.



Hannah Bernhardt, Medicine Creek Farm, Finlayson, MN

Kaitlyn Bemis, MN Farm Bureau

As amended, be laid over.

S.F. 2558: Senator Bakk: Privilege of admission and suite license sales tax exemption modification.

Senator Bakk moves the A-2 amendment.

A-2 amendment is adopted.


  • Testifiers
    • Jeff Pellogrom, CFO Minnesota Wild
    • Kate Shibilski, CFO Minnesota Vikings
    • Pete Stene, CFO Minnesota Timberwolves
    • Kip Elliot, CFO Minnesota Twins
    • Joanna Bayers, MDOR


As amended, be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55am.

Senator Carla J. Nelson, Chair
Madeline Hoy, Legislative Assistant