STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
Representative Phil Krinkie, Chair of the Taxes Committee, called the thirty-third meeting to order at 12:15 PM on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
KRINKIE, Phil, Chair KNOBLACH, J
SIMPSON, Dean, Vice Chair KOENEN, Lyle
ABRAMS, Ron KOHLS, Paul
ANDERSON, Irv LANNING, Morrie
ATKINS, Joe LENCZEWSKI, Ann
BERNARDY, Connie MARQUART, Paul
BROD, Laura MULLERY, Joe
DAVIDS, Greg NELSON, Peter
DAVNIE, Jim RUKAVINA, Tom
DELAFOREST, Chris SIEBEN, Katie
DORMAN, Dan VANDEVEER, Ray
ERHARDT, Ron WESTERBERG, Andy
JAROS, Mike ZELLERS, Kurt
A quorum was present.
Rep. ABRAMS discussed the content of HF0875 for informational purposes.
Rep. LENCZEWSKI discussed the content of HF2359 for informational purposes.
Rep. ABRAMS presented for informational purposes a delete everything amendment which mirrors the Governor’s cigarette health impact fee proposal.
Dr. Paul Wilson presented an overview of his memo regarding growth rates for cigarette tax revenue compared to other taxes, as well as an overview of his memo regarding the regressivity of the cigarette excise tax.
Testifying to the cigarette tax proposals was:
Dr. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, President of MN Medical Association
Jill Birnbaum, American Heart Association
Phil Stalboerger, Blue Cross Director of Legislative Affairs
Dr. Marc Manley, Blue Cross Tobacco Center Executive Director
Ben Spanjers, Saver Stop Stores – La Crescent, MN
Tom Briant, MN Wholesale Marketers Association
Rep. SIMPSON moved the minutes of 5/4/05, 5/5/05, 5/6/05 and 5/16/05 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM.
Chairman Phil Krinkie
Mike Valleau, Committee Legislative Assistant