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HF 2337 - Amends Property Taxes - Key Vote

Minnesota Key Votes

Ron Shimanski voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (41-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Property Taxes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that modifies taxes and tax credits for individuals and business.

Highlights:
  • Freezes the commercial and seasonal taxes at 2012 levels (Art. 1, Sec. 3).
  • Requires the state to refund 90 percent of the amount that any homeowner's tax increased by more than 12 percent since 2011, whereas current law provides for a refund of 60 percent (Art. 1, Sec. 20).
  • Increase the annual cap on small business credits from $12 million to $16.5 million in tax year 2012, and to $17 million for tax years 2013 and 2014 (Art. 2, Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development to expand the small business tax credit to all businesses that invest in Minnesota in the following ways (Art. 2, Sec. 5):
    • Has the headquarters of the business in Minnesota; and
    • At least 51 percent of employees are Minnesotans.
  • Increases the research and development credit from 2.5 percent to 3.1 percent to expenditures more than $2 million (Art. 2, Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes a refundable credit for businesses that hire qualified, unemployed veterans, equal to (Art. 2, Sec. 16):
    • $3,000 per employee for veterans hired in the last nine months of 2012; and
    • $1,500 per employee for those hired in the first six months of 2013.
  • Requires the refund of sales taxes on capital equipment for small business to become an upfront exemption, whereas existing law requires the tax to be paid by a rebate (Art. 3, Sec. 4).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (73-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Property Taxes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that modifies taxes and tax credits for individuals and business.

Highlights:
  • Freezes the commercial and seasonal taxes at 2012 levels (Art. 1, Sec. 3).
  • Requires the state to refund 90 percent of the amount that any homeowner's tax increased by more than 12 percent since 2011, whereas current law provides for a refund of 60 percent (Art. 1, Sec. 20).
  • Increase the annual cap on small business credits from $12 million to $16.5 million in tax year 2012, and to $17 million for tax years 2013 and 2014 (Art. 2, Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development to expand the small business tax credit to all businesses that invest in Minnesota in the following ways (Art. 2, Sec. 5):
    • Has the headquarters of the business in Minnesota; and
    • At least 51 percent of employees are Minnesotans.
  • Increases the research and development credit from 2.5 percent to 3.1 percent to expenditures more than $2 million (Art. 2, Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes a refundable credit for businesses that hire qualified, unemployed veterans, equal to (Art. 2, Sec. 16):
    • $3,000 per employee for veterans hired in the last nine months of 2012; and
    • $1,500 per employee for those hired in the first six months of 2013.
  • Requires the refund of sales taxes on capital equipment for small business to become an upfront exemption, whereas existing law requires the tax to be paid by a rebate (Art. 3, Sec. 4).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain property taxes and amends the Minnesota tax code.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (34-26) -

Title: Amends Property Taxes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain property taxes and amends the Minnesota tax code.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (72-62) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Property Taxes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain property taxes and amends the Minnesota tax code.

Highlights:
  • Amends the state general levy for commercial-industrial and seasonal recreational properties in the following ways (Art. 1, Sec. 2):
    • Requires the 2013 base amount of the general levy to be equal to the 2012 amount;
    • Requires the 2014 to 2024 base amount of the general levy to decrease annually by 8.33%; and
    • Requires the 2025 base amount of the general levy to be $0.
  • Reduces the amount of gross rent paid in cash or in lieu of property taxes required for renter property tax refund claims from 17% to 15% (Art. 1, Sec. 7). 
  • Reduces the maximum qualifying income for claimants applying for renter property tax refunds from $41,820 to $40,000, and requires either the claimant or the claimant's spouse to be disabled or have attained the age of 65 prior to December 31 of the year the rent was paid (Art. 1, Sec. 9). 
  • Establishes the qualifications for non-senior, non-disabled claimants for renters property refunds, with the maximum qualifying income being $25,000 (Art. 1, Sec. 10).
  • Increases the annual limit on tax credits for qualified investors who have invested in qualified small businesses from $12 million to $17 million, effective for taxable years 2012 through 2014 (Art. 2, Sec. 3).
  • Establishes a state income tax credit for a taxpayer who employs a veteran, equal to 150% of the federal work opportunity credit (Art. 2, Sec. 11).
  • Authorizes qualified small businesses to have capital equipment exempt from sales tax (Article 3, Sec. 2).
  • Exempts sales of lodging, beverages, food, and alcohol between an established religious order and an affiliated institution of higher learning from sales tax (Art. 3, Sec. 5).
  • Establishes a grant program for qualified employers who provide academic internships to eligible students in Minnesota that includes, but is not limited to, the following provisions (Art. 5, Sec. 1):
    • The employer must pay each intern at least minimum wage for a minimum of 16 hours per week;
    • The employer is eligible for 40 percent of the compensation paid to each intern, not to exceed $1,250; and
    • The total amount of the grants is not to exceed $1.25 million per fiscal year.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Property Taxes

Sponsors

  • Gregory M. 'Greg' Davids (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
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