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Minutes for SB76 - Committee on Assessment and Taxation

Short Title

Sales tax rate on food and food ingredients.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Chair opened the hearing on SB76

Amelia Kovar-Donohue presented an overview of the bill  and stood for questions. (Attachment 1)

Senator Carolyn McGinn testified as a proponent of the bill and stood for questions.    (Attachment 2)

Ashley Jones-Wisner testified as a proponent of the bill and stood for questions.  (Attachment 3)

Regena Lance testified as a proponent of the bill and stood for questions. (Attachment 4)

Casey Cordts testified as a proponent of the bill and stood for questions. (Attachment 5)

Cherie Thomas-Schenker testified as a proponent of the bill and stood for questions.  (Attachment 6)

Written testimony in support of the bill was submitted by the following:

Valerie Nicholson-Watson, President and CEO, Harvesters-The Community Food Network (Attachment 7); Emily Brown, CEO, Food Equality Initiative,Inc.(Attachment 8); Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, Past Chair, Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition (Attachment 9); Michelle Ponce, Executive Director, Kansas Association of Local health Departments (Attachment 10); Jennifer Morris, President, Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Attachment 11); Julie Brewer, Executive Director, United Community Services of Johnson County (Attachment 12); Halley Roberson, City Administrator, City of Oberlin, Kansas (Attachment 13); Beth Low-Smith, Director, Greater KC Food Policy Coalition (Attachment 14); D. Pat White, White's Foodliner (Attachment 15); Jon McCormick, President, Kansas Food Dealers Association (Attachment 16); Carol Sue Stayrook Hobbs, Chair, Harvey Country Food and Farm Council (Attachment 17); Tim McKee, CEO, Olathe Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 18); Rita Hartman, Atchison Farmers' Market (Attachment 19); Scott Thellman, President, Juniper Hill Farms, LLC (Attachment 20)

Scott Schneidner testified as an opponent of the bill and stood for questions.  (Attachment 21)

Jon Donley testified as an opponent of  the bill and stood for questions. (Attachment 22) (Attachment 23)

Eric Stafford testified as an opponent of the bill and stood for questions.   (Attachment 24)

Written testimony neutral to the bill was submitted by the following:

Michael Austin, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Government (Attachment 25); Adrienne Olenjnik, Director of Governmental Relations, Kansas Action for Children (Attachment 26)

When all questions from the Committee were answered, Chair Tyson closed the Hearing on SB 76.

The meeting adjourned at 10:28 a.m.