House Revenue and Taxation Committee - March 01, 2019

210 Senate Building

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 Recording 1
 Chair Spendlove called the meeting to order at 12:08.
 H.B. 441 Tax Equalization and Reduction Act (Quinn, T.)
 Rep. Quinn introduced the bill with a slide presentation and distributed a handout "HB441 - Tax Equalization and Reduction Act Summary." He was assisted by the following presenters:
 Tax Equalization and Reduction
 Tax System Reboot
 Education Funding Graphic
 Mr. John Valentine, Chairman, Utah State Tax Commission spoke.
 Mr. Mike Holt, Utah State Tax Commission, reviewed a presentation on filing sales and use tax returns.
 Sales and Use Tax Presentation
 Ms. Kristin Cox, Executive Director, and Mr. Phil Dean, Budget Director and Chief Economist, Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
 Ms. Abby Osborn, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations, Salt Lake Chamber.
 Mr. Valentine and Ms. Rebecca Rockwell, Commissioner, Utah State Tax Commission, spoke to the bill.
 Public comment followed:
 Mr. Jim Farrin, investment broker, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Brian Hollien, Morris Murdock Travel, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Jon Bronson, Zions Bank, Public Finance Division, spoke for the bill.
 Ms. Beth Holbrook, Utah Transit Authority, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Roger Tew, League of Cities and Towns, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Howard Stephenson, Utah Tax Payers Association, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Steve Evans, broadcast industry, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Craig Hansen, small business owner, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Steve Young, Holland and Hart, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance Association, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Tim Ermish, Fox 13, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Richard Jones, Vice President and General Manager, ABC 4 Utah, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Dirk Burton, electrical contractor, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Jay Blain, Utah Education Association, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Dickson Burton, President, Utah State Bar, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. Adam Trupp, Association of Counties, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Kevin Greene, Americans for Prosperity - Utah, spoke to the bill.
 Ms. Susan Spiers, Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Mario Arras, private attorney, spoke against the bill.
 Mr. John Ivins, Utah Land Title Association, spoke against the bill.
 Ms. Rikki Hrenko-Browning, Utah Petroleum Association, spoke to the bill.
 Rep. Barlow moved to replace H.B. 441 with 1st Substitute H.B. 441.
 Rep. Thurston moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 441 out favorably.
 Rep. Thurston moved to adjourn.
Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 2:21 p.m.
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