Allied Charities of Minnesota

Bill Update

06 Mar 2019 09:03 | Allen Lund (Administrator)

Update on the bills that deal with charitable gaming:

HF69/SF219 Exempts donations from the gambling tax. Rep. Dettmer is chief author in the House, co-authors are Rep. Davids, Gunther, Nornes, Erickson, Nash, Pierson, Ecklund, Lueck, Lien, Lillie and Backer. Senator Nelson is chief author in the Senate, co-authors are B. Anderson, Chamberlain and Kiffmeyer. SF219 was heard in the Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill. HF69 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee. HF69 was heard in the House Commerce Committee on Friday, March 1 and referred to the House Tax Committee. No hearing date in House Taxes as of yet.

HF81/SF549 Lowers the combined receipt rates from the current 9/18/27/36% to 4.5/9/13.5%. Rep. Lueck is chief author in the House, co-authors are Rep. Dettmer, Poston, Lillie and Backer. Senator Ruud is chief author, co-authors are Senjem, Kiffmeyer, Utke and Dahms. SF549 was heard in the Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill. HF81 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee, no hearing date as of yet.

HF293/SF371 Lowers the combined receipt rates from the current 9/18/27/36% to 6/12/18/24%. Rep. Lien is chief author in the House, co-authors are Rep. Ecklund, Dettmer, Persell, Lillie and Lueck. Senator Koran is chief author in the Senate, co-authors are Newton and Eken. SF371 was heard in the Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill. HF293 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee. HF293 was heard in the House Commerce Committee on Friday, March 1 and referred to the House Tax Committee. No hearing date in House Taxes as of yet.

HF294/SF437 Exempts paper games and electronic revenue share from sales tax. Rep. Dettmer is chief author in the House, co-author is Rep. Nornes. Senator B. Anderson is chief author in the Senate, co-authors are Sen. Relph and Ingebrigtsen. SF437 was heard in the Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill. HF294 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee. HF294 was heard in the House Commerce Committee on Friday, March 1 and was referred to the House Tax Committee. No hearing date in House Taxes as of yet.

HF310 Removes the external audit from the Charitable Gambling Chapter (349) and changes the Attorney General’s external annual audit requirement for non-profits from $750,000 in sales to $750,000 in sales minus prizes for licensed gaming charities. Rep. Dettmer is chief author in the House, co-author is Rep. Nornes. Senator B. Anderson is chief author in the Senate, co-authors are Sen. Ingebrigtsen and Relph. HF310 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee, no hearing date as of yet. SF435 has been referred to the Senate State Government Finance Committee, no hearing date as of yet.

HF356/SF512 Authorizes an electronic table to compliment the electronic tri-wheel authorized in 2012. Rep. Lien is chief author in the House. Senator Koran is chief author in the Senate. HF356 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee, no hearing date as of yet. SF512 has been referred to the Senate State Government Finance Committee. HF356 was heard in the House Commerce Committee on Friday, March 1 and was held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Policy Bill.

HF722/SF876 Lowers the combined receipt rates from the current 9/18/27/36% to 6/12/18/24% and exempts donations from the gambling tax. Rep. McDonald is chief author in the House, co-authors are Gruenhagen, Lucero, Mekeland and Dettmer. Senator B. Anderson is chief author in the Senate, co-authors are Goggin and Lang. HF722 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee, no hearing date as of yet. SF876 has been referred to the Senate Tax Committee, no hearing date as of yet.

HF1027/SF414 Exempts donations from the gambling tax. Rep. Davids is chief author in the House. Senator Eichorn is chief author in the Senate, co-authors are Kiffmeyer, Howe and Relph. Similar to SF219, but also removes section 2.1 to 2.18. HF1027 has been referred to the House Commerce Committee, no hearing date as of yet.  SF414 was heard in the Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill.

SF577 (No House Companion as of yet) Lowers the current minimum star rating from 3 stars to 2 stars to not be on probation. Senator Draheim is chief author, Senators Howe, B. Anderson and Lang are co-authors. SF577 has been referred to the Senate State Government Finance Committee, no hearing date as of yet.

SF578 (No House Companion as of yet) Changes the current combined receipt brackets from 9/18/27/36% to 6/12/18/27%. Senator Draheim is chief author, Senators Howe and Lang are co-authors. SF578 was heard in Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill.

SF845 (No House Companion as of yet) Exempts paper games and electronic revenue share from sales tax. Senator Relph is chief author in the Senate. SF845 was heard in the Senate Tax Committee on 2/7 and held over for possible inclusion in an Omnibus Tax bill.

All of the bills are on the ACM website www.alliedcharitiesmn.org under the News/Legislation tab.

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