Advocacy in 2019

We are advocating for two goals on production incentives in the 2019 legislative session:

  1. An appropriation to fund the current rebate incentive at $10 million. 
    This request will go through the JOBS COMMITTEES of the House and Senate.
  2. A bill to establish a transferable tax credit incentive. 
    This request will go through the TAX COMMITTEES of the House and Senate.

We've prepared some information you'll find helpful in building support and advocating for our industry. The TALKING POINTS PDF contains suggestions on talking to your elected representatives in a downloadable format.

MNFilmTVTalkingPoints.pdf

We've also prepared a PRODUCTION INCENTIVES 101 sheet that explains how the two types of production incentives, REBATES and TAX CREDITS differ from each other and how they work. 

Incentives101.pdf

Who Represents Me? Plug in your address here to find out who your senator and representatives are: http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/

Below is a list of the members of the JOBS and TAX committees. If this list includes your Representative or Senator be sure to mention the bill relevant to his/her committee. You'll find downloadable sheets with contact information for these committee members below.

Members of the HOUSE JOBS COMMITTEE

Jeff Backer (R)
Anne Claflin (DFL)
Jim Davnie (DFL)
Rob Ecklund (DFL)
Bob Gunther (R)
Barb Haley (R)
Hodan Hassan (DFL)
Erin Koegel (DFL)
Jon Koznick (R)
Tim Mahoney (DFL)
Shane Mekeland (R)
Rena Moran (DFL)
Mohamud Noor (DFL)
Jason Rarick (R)
Kristin Robbins (R)
Zack Stephenson (DFL)
Mike Sundin (DFL)
Jay Xiong (DFL)

Members of the SENATE JOBS COMMITTEE

Bobby Joe Champion (DFL)
Rich Draheim (R)
Justin Eichorn (R)
Mike Goggin (R)
Karin Housley (R)
Jason Issacson (DFL)
Matt Little (DFL)
Eric Pratt (R)
Erik Simonson (DFL)
Paul Utke (R)

 

Members of the HOUSE TAX COMMITTEE

Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL)
Jeff Brand (DFL)
Lyndon Carlson Sr. (DFL)
Greg Davids (R)
Sondra Erickson (R)
Dan Fabian (R)
Aisha Gomez (DFL)
John Lesch (DFL)
Ben Lien (DFL)
Dave Lislegard (DFL)
Diane Loeffler (DFL)
Paul Marquart (DFL)
Joe McDonald (R)
Marion O'Neill (R)
John Petersburg (R)
Joe Schomacker (R)
Jennifer Schultz (DFL)
Chris Swedzinski (R)
Tou Xiong (DFL)
Cheryl Youakim (DFL)

 

Members of the SENATE TAX COMMITTEE

Paul Anderson (R)
Tom Bakk (DFL)
Roger Chamberlain (R)
Kari Dziedzic (DFL)
Melisa Franzen (DFL)
Paul Gazelka (R)
Jeff Howe (R)
Jeremy Miller (R)
Ann Rest (DFL)
David Senjem (R)

SenateCommContacts2019_full.xlsx

HouseCommContacts2019_full.xls