Monday, January 29, 2007

Progress at the Capitol: Rep Urdahl

The following are the bills Rep Urdahl has sponsored or co-sponsored.

HF0361 Welti Regional investment income and franchise tax credit provided.
HF0318 Jaros Commission on Minnesota Ethnic Heritage established, and money appropriated.
HF0300 Haws Military pay tax deduction expanded, and military pension subtraction including survivor benefits created.
HF0279 Haws War Orphans Act educational benefits eligibility clarified and extended for surviving military spouses and children.
HF0272 Haws Firearms safety and usage training certificates continuation provided while soldiers and essential employees are engaged in active military service.
HF0231 Moe Greater Minnesota Business Development Investment Fund established, and money appropriated.
HF0224 Kahn Poet laureate appointed, and appropriation of gift or grant money specified.
HF0221 Urdahl Meeker County day training and habilitation provider rate reimbursement increased, and proposal required to address the disparity between providers across the state.
HF0192 Urdahl Meeker County nursing facilities placed in geographic group II.
HF0191 Heidgerken Anglers allowed to use two lines and two hooks while fishing.
HF0187 Brod Estate tax federal exemption amount conformity provided.
HF0158Urdahl Livestock farming operations construction materials sales tax exemption provided.
HF0153 Urdahl School district shared superintendent aid provided, and money appropriated.
HF0142Wardlow Property tax refund household income definition modified to exempt the amount of any military disability pay received by a veteran from the federal government.
HF0076 Shimanski Crow River South Fork canoe route designated.
HF0070 Hosch Independent School District No. 463, Eden Valley-Watkins, environmental hazard remediation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF0064 Urdahl Dairy and livestock investment income and corporate franchise credit provided for qualifying investments.
HF0052 Urdahl Dairy operations income and corporate franchise tax provided for qualifying investments in dairy operations.
HF0044 Urdahl Rural Minnesota Catch-Up Credit provided allowing a credit against the income tax of an employer for the creation and retention of certain jobs.
HF0014 Heidgerken Military pensions federal taxable income subtraction provided.
HF0009 Juhnke Dairy investment income and corporate franchise tax credit provided for qualifying investments in dairy operations.

I am glad to see some of the Veterans legislation coming through, although it mostly is around taxes. We'll see what appropriations come forthe VA soon.

Another interesting bill thus far is a piece of legislation that would provide school districts that share superintendents up to $30,000 a year to defray costs. In light of the DC School situation, I wonder if this will come into play out here?

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