Ten different tax bills were brought to the floor of the North Dakota House on Monday and all but one were voted down.
Several bills providing tax credits and exemptions were shot down by wide margins, as was a proposal for a two-year suspension of the state’s income tax on individuals, corporations and estates.
Of the 10 tax bills before the chamber, only House Bill 1382 passed, by a 55-33 vote. HB1382 is an extension of the sales tax exemption for wind power electrical generating facilities to 2017.
The nine bills that failed, in the order they came to the floor, were:
-- House Bill 1182: This bill would have suspended the income tax in North Dakota for two years for individuals, corporations, estates and trusts. Sponsors of HB1182 were Reps. Scott Louser, R-Minot, Todd Porter, R-Mandan, and Sens. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson, and Ron Carlisle, R-Bismarck. HB1182 failed 63-23.
-- House Bill 1221: This bill would have provided a renter’s tax credit to those renting residential property. Sponsors of HB1221 were Reps. Lois Delmore, D-Grand Forks, Pat Hatlestad, R-Williston, Kathy Hawken, R-Fargo, Scot Kelsh, D-Fargo, and Sens. Dave Oehlke, R-Devils Lake, and Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks. HB1221 was defeated by a 57-29 vote.
-- House Bill 1223: This bill would have provided an income tax credit of $400 for any North Dakota resident over the age of 18 who has been a resident of the state for the entire year. HB1223 was sponsored by Rep. Eliot Glassheim, D-Grand Forks. HB1223 failed by a 62-24 vote.
-- House Bill 1271: This bill would have provided a sales tax exemption for health centers in the state that are federally certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Sponsors of HB1271 were Reps. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, Kathy Hawken, R-Fargo, Gary Paur, R-Gilby, Mark Sanford, R-Grand Forks, Wayne Trottier, R-Northwood, Ed Gruchalla, D-Fargo, and Sens. Judy Lee, R-West Fargo, and George Sinner, D-Fargo. HB1271 failed by a 51-35 vote.
-- House Bill 1096: This bill would have increased the share of state sales, gross receipts, use and motor vehicle excise taxes being deposited into the State Aid Distribution Fund for allocation to political subdivisions. HB1096 was sponsored by Reps. Gary Sukut, R-Williston, Pat Hatlestad, R-Williston, and Sen. Stan Lyson, R-Williston. HB1096 failed by a 51-35 vote.
-- House Bill 1311: This bill would have providing property tax relief by, similar to HB1096, providing more state sales, gross receipts, use and motor vehicle excise taxes to political subdivisions. HB1311 sponsors were Reps. Jerry Kelsh, D-Fullerton, William Kretschmar, R-Venturia, Gail Mooney, D-Cummings, and Sens. Larry Luick, R-Fairmont, Jim Dotzenrod, D-Wyndmere, and Joan Heckaman, D-New Rockford. HB1311 failed by a 66-20 vote.
-- House Bill 1315: This bill would have provided a $1 million appropriation to the Oil and Gas Impact Grant Fund for cultural grants to cities and counties. Sponsoring HB1315 were Reps. Keith Kempenich, R-Bowman, Dave Drovdal, R-Arnegard, Alan Fehr, R-Dickinson, Nancy Johnson, R-Dickinson, Kylie Oversen, D-Grand Forks, David Rust, R-Tioga, Mike Schatz, R-New England, Vicky Steiner, R-Dickinson, and Sens. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson, Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, and Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson. HB1315 failed by a 63-24 vote.
-- House Bill 1353: The bill would have provided sales and income tax credits for smaller wind energy generation units. Sponsors of HB1353 were Reps. Don Vigesaa, R-Cooperstown, Bill Devlin, R-Finley, Dennis Johnson, R-Devils Lake, Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City, David Monson, R-Osnabrock, and Sens. Terry Wanzek, R-Jamestown, and Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks. HB1353 failed by a 61-26 vote.
-- House Bill 1374: This bill called for an act to create a supplemental energy impact grant program. Sponsors of HB1374 were Reps. Vicky Steiner, R-Dickinson, Nancy Johnson, R-Dickinson, Curtiss Kreun, R-Grand Forks, Mike Schatz, R-New England, Kylie Oversen, D-Grand Forks and Sens. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson, and Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson. HB1374 failed by a 79-8 vote.