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Minnesota Legislature

Taxes Committee
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
8:30 AM, Room 15, Capitol

Minutes

Present: Senator Roger C. Chamberlain - Chair, Senator David H. Senjem Vice Chair, Senator Paul T. Anderson, Senator Thomas M. Bakk, Senator Kari Dziedzic, Senator Melisa Franzen, Senator Jeff Howe, Senator Jeremy R. Miller, Senator Eric R. Pratt, Senator Ann H. Rest

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Roger C. Chamberlain called the meeting to order at 8:32

S.F. 764: Senator Ingebrigtsen: Perham local sales and use tax imposition authority for Perham area community center.

Senator Ingebrigtsen presented SF 0764 

Testifier: Emily Dreyer, Project Coordinator of the Hub


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1818: Senator Rosen: Blue Earth local sales and use tax imposition and bond issue for specified projects authorization.

Senator Rosen presented SF 1818.

Testifiers: Tim Ibisch, City of Blue Earth Administrator


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1570: Senator Limmer: Rogers local sales and use tax and excise tax imposition and bonding authority authorization.

Senator Limmer presented SF 1570

Testifiers: Steve Stahmer, Rogers City Administrator

                 Richard Ihli, Mayor of Rogers

 


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 659: Senator Westrom: Sauk Centre local sales and use tax imposition authorization.

Senator Westrom presented SF 0659

Testifiers: Vicki Willer, Sauk Centre City Administrator

 


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1540: Senator Westrom: Glenwood sales and use tax imposition and bonding authority authorization.

Senator Westrom presented SF 1540

Testifiers: David Iverson, Glenwood City Administrator

                 


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 41: Senator Osmek: Excelsior sales and use tax imposition and Commons Master Plan bonding authority.

Sen Osmek presented SF 41

Testifiers: Jennifer Caron, City Council member Excelsior

                  Deb Rodgers, Founder of non-profit for the park


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1613: Senator Miller: La Crescent lodging tax additional two percent authorization.

Senator Miller presented SF 1613

Testifiers:

against:

Tony Kwilas, Hospitality MN 


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1569: Senator Cohen: St. Paul authorized local lodging rate tax increase.

Testifiers: Brian Schmechel, General Mgr.  Saint Paul Hotel

                 Terry Mattson, President and CEO, Visit Saint Paul

 


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 564: Senator Howe: Avon local sales and use tax imposition and bonding authority authorization.

Senator Howe presented SF 564


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1998: Senator Howe: Sartell local food and beverage tax imposition authorization.

Senator Howe presented SF 1998.

Testifiers: Mayor Ryan Fitzthum, Sartell

                 Against: Tony Kwilas, Hospitality MN

Senator Senjem offered an amendment: on line 14, after the second and, insert "related". Passed on a voice vote.


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 997: Senator Howe: Elk River sales and use tax imposition authorization.

Senator Howe offered the A-1; it passed on a voice vote. Senator Howe presented SF 997, as amended. 

Testifiers: Cal Portner, City Admin for Elk River

                  Mayor John Dietz, Elk River

                  


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 337: Senator Bakk: International Falls local sales and use tax imposition authorization.

Senator Bakk presented SF 337.

Testifiers: Bob Anderson, Mayor of International Fall


Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 808: Senator Bakk: Lake county lodging tax imposition authorization for event and visitors bureau.

Senator Bakk offered the A-1; passed on a voice vote. Senator Bakk presented SF 808 as amended.

Testifiers:  Janelle Jones, Pres. Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce

                  Tony Kwilas, MN Hospitality


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1598: Senator Bakk: Two Harbors local sales tax authority modification, additional tax authorization and specification.

Senator Bakk presented SF 1598

Testifiers: Chris Swanson, Mayor of Two Harbors

 


Be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:27


 
                                                                      
Senator Roger C. Chamberlain, Chair
                                                                      
Judith Donovan, Legislative Assistant