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House Revenue and Taxation Committee - February 07, 2018
445 State Capitol
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Chair Eliason called the meeting to order at 3:56 p.m.
Rep. Ivory moved to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2018 meeting.
S.B. 36 Local Option Sales and Use Tax Distribution Formula Amendments
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson explained S.B. 36 to the committee.
Rep. Moss moved to pass S.B. 36 out favorably.
Rep. Sagers moved to place S.B. 36 on the Consent Calendar.
S.B. 37 Sales and Use Tax Exemption Amendments
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson presented the bill to the committee.
Rep. Spendlove moved to pass S.B. 37 out favorably.
Rep. Sagers moved to place S.B. 37 on the Consent Calendar.
H.B. 148 Tax Revisions
Rep. Tim Quinn presented the bill to the committee.
Ms. Rebecca Rockwell, commissioner, Utah State Tax Commission, responded to questions.
Mr. Dave Davis, president, Utah Food Industry Association, spoke in favor of the original bill but in opposition to the substitute bill.
Mr. Art Sutherland, Coalition of Religious Communities, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Bill Germundson, social justice advocate, Make Hunger Visible, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Billy Hesterman, vice president, Utah Taxpayers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Melissa Jensen, outreach manager, Utahns Against Hunger, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Matthew Weinstein, state priorities partnership director, Voices for Utah Children, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Bill Tibbitts, associate director, Crossroads Urban Center, spoke in favor of the bill.
Chair Eliason moved to replace H.B. 148 with 1st Substitute H.B. 148.
Rep. Ivory moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 148 out favorably.
H.B. 182 Local Option Sand and Gravel Tax
Rep. Merrill F. Nelson presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Shawn Milne, commissioner, Tooele County, and Ms. Jewel Allen, city council member, Granstville City, and representing Utah League of Cities and Towns.
Mr. John Valentine, chair, State Tax Commission, spoke to the bill.
Mr. Dave Kallus, director of communications, Clyde Companies, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Jacob Goodliffe, employee, Staker & Parson Gravel, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Paul Larsen, economic development director, Brigham City, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Joe McAllister, general counsel, Lakeview Rock Products, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Jeff McNeill, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Rep. Froerer moved to adjourn.
Chair Eliason adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
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