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Taxes Committee
Monday, April 17, 2023
6:00 PM, G-15 Capitol


Present: Senator Ann H. Rest - Chair, Senator Matt D. Klein - Vice Chair, Senator D. Scott Dibble, Senator Steve Drazkowski, Senator Kari Dziedzic, Senator Grant Hauschild, Senator Carla J. Nelson, Senator Aric Putnam, Senator Bill Weber

Absent: Senator Jeremy R. Miller

Senator Ann H. Rest called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

Call to Order

Quorum is Present.

Member Absent but Excused: Senator Miller
Members Attending Remotely: Senator Dibble, Senator Dziedzic

Minutes from 4.13.23 were approved as presented.

S.F. 3172: Senator Green: Lake of the Woods County authorization to impose a special lodging tax.

Senator Green
Joe Henry, Executive Director of Tourism, City of Lake of the Woods

SF 3172 was laid over.

S.F. 3208: Senator Hauschild: Net proceeds tax conversion into a gross proceeds tax.

Senator Hauschild moved the A4 Amendment. The motion prevailed and the A4 Amendment was adopted.

Senator Hauschild

SF 3208 was laid over.

S.F. 73: Senator Port: Cannabis provisions modification.

Senator Klein moved the A128 Technical Amendment. The motion prevailed and the A128 Technical Amendment was adopted.

Senator Klein moved the A138 DE Amendment. Senator Rest requested a roll call. With a roll call vote of 6 yay, 3 nay, and with 1 member absent, the motion prevailed and the A138 DE Amendment was adopted.

Senator Port
Laura Paytner, Legislative Analyst, Minnesota Senate
Joanna Bayers, Legislative Director, Department of Revenue
(zoom) David Benson-Staebler, SAVE & ANC (The Anti-Narcotic & Anti-Addictive Drug Coalition)
(zoom) Steven Brown, Co-Founder & Board Member, Minnesota Cannabis Association
Ted Galaty, Owner/Operator, Hemp Maze Minnesota, Willow’s Keep Farm
Heather Bacchus, Citizen
Randy Bacchus, Citizen
Glenn McElfresh, Co-Founder, Plift Beverages
Matt Hilgart, Representing the Association of Minnesota Counties
Alex Hassel, Representing the League of Minnesota Cities

Senator Klein moved that SF 73 be recommended to pass and referred to the Finance Committee and requested a roll call. From a roll call vote of 6 yay, 3 nay, and with 1 member absent, the motion prevailed.

SF 73 was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

Senator Ann H. Rest, Chair
Christie Blood, Legislative Assistant