Representative Phil Krinkie, Chair of the Taxes Committee, called the twelfth meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
KRINKIE, Phil, Chair KOENEN, Lyle
SIMPSON, Dean, Vice Chair KOHLS, Paul
ABRAMS, Ron LANNING, Morrie
ANDERSON, Irv LENCZEWSKI, Ann
BERNARDY, Connie LESCH, John
BROD, Laura MARQUART, Paul
DAVIDS, Greg MULLERY, Joe
DELAFOREST, Chris NELSON, Peter
DILL, David RUKAVINA, Tom
DORMAN, Dan SIEBEN, Katie
JAROS, Mike VANDEVEER, Ray
HOWES, Larry WESTERBERG, Andy
KNOBLACH, Jim ZELLERS, Kurt
Members Excused: ATKINS, Joe
A quorum was present.
Chairman Krinkie asked Representative Brod to give the committee an outline of HF 1127, a bill related to tax credits, authorizing an additional two million dollars for the Minnesota bio-science zones.
Chairman Krinkie asked representatives of the Minnesota bio-zone communities to provide the committee with an overview of what bio-sciences are doing for their communities and Minnesota.
Lynne Osterman – Lobbyist, Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett
Paul Zerby – City of Minneapolis
Keith Sjoquist – Minneapolis Southeast Economic Development Committee
Jim Stice – Twinstar / Shepard Medical Companies
John Eckerman – Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Gene Gottard – DEED, Biosciences Specialist
Tom Triplett - St Paul Mayor’s Office
Peter Bianco - University Enterprise Laboratories
Chairman Krinkie asked the Minnesota Department of Revenue to provide the committee with an overview of HF 660, the Governor’s tax proposal.
Dan Salomone – Department of Revenue, Commissioner
Jack Mansun – Department of Revenue, Assistant Commissioner
John Haugen – Department of Revenue, Attorney
Rep. Mullery moved approval of the committee minutes for Wednesday, February 15, 2005.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
Meeting adjourned at 11:58 a.m.
REP. PHIL KRINKIE, CHAIR
Jeremy J Estenson
Committee Legislative Assistant