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HF 3018

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/28/2018 01:56pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing the Task Force on Charitable Gambling
Taxation; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginTASK FORCE ON CHARITABLE GAMBLING TAXATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin The words used in this section have the meanings given in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Task Force on Charitable Gambling Taxation consists of
the following nine members:
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new text begin (1) two members of the senate, including one senator appointed by the senate majority
leader and one senator appointed by the senate minority leader;
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new text begin (2) two members of the house of representatives, including one member appointed by
the speaker of the house and one member appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (3) the commissioner of veterans affairs or a person designated by the commissioner of
veterans affairs, and the commissioner of revenue or the commissioner's designee; and
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new text begin (4) three individuals, each of which is a member of a nonprofit organization licensed to
conduct lawful gambling, selected by the trade association representing a majority of the
licensed organizations in Minnesota. One of the three individuals must be from an
organization located in greater Minnesota.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin A vacancy in the membership of the task force must be
filled in a manner that will preserve the representation established by this section.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force shall review current taxes imposed under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 297E, on lawful gambling, how those taxes affect gross profits of
organizations licensed to conduct lawful gambling, and how modifications to those taxes
would affect licensed organizations and the state.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Chair. new text end

new text begin The task force shall elect a chair by a majority vote of those members
present.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The meetings of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 3.055. The meetings of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter
13D.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative services for the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin The member appointed by the commissioners or their designees
may be compensated and reimbursed as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059,
subdivision 3. Legislative members may receive per diem for attending commission meetings
in accordance with the rules of their respective bodies and may be reimbursed for reasonable
expenses as provided by the rules of their respective bodies.
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new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By December 15, 2018, the task force shall submit a report on the
results of the task force?s review to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over taxes, state government policy, and state government
finance. The report shall include recommendations for modifications to charitable gambling
tax rates if the task force determines that a modification in tax rates is advisable. The report
shall include any draft legislation required to implement the recommendations of the task
force.
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new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The commission sunsets January 1, 2019, or the day after submission
of the report required in subdivision 9, whichever is earlier.
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new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin First appointments. new text end

new text begin Appointing authorities must make initial appointments
to the Task Force on Charitable Gambling Taxation by July 1, 2018.
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new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin First meeting. new text end

new text begin The senator appointed by the senate majority leader shall
convene the first meeting of the Task Force on Charitable Gambling Taxation by September
15, 2018.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $10,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the general fund to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission to support the work of the Task Force on Charitable Gambling
Taxation. This appropriation is available for fiscal year 2019.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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