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Agriculture and Rural Development

SEVENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 08, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Greg Davids, Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, called the seventh meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVIDS, Greg, Chair KOENEN, Lyle
BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair MAGNUS, Doug
FINSTAD, Brad MOE, Frank
HAMILTON, Rod OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
JOHNSON, Ruth URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy

Members excused:

SF4/HF223 (Sams/Davids) Ethanol minimum content in gasoline increased.

Testifying on SF4/HF223:
- Brad Nelson, MN Ethanol Producers Association

A quorum was present at 2:38 p.m.

Rep. Johnson moved approval of the minutes: Wednesday, February 2, 2005. The motion prevailed.

Chair Davids moved SF4/HF223.

Continued testimony on SF4/HF223:
Ward Formo, MN Corn Growers Association

Chair Davids moved to amend SF4/HF223 with the S0004A2 amendment (please see attached).

Testifying on the S0004A2 amendment:
Bob Krogman, Executive Director, MN Petroleum Marketers Association

Chair Davids renewed his motion to amend SF4/HF223 with the S0004A2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Chair Davids renewed his motion that SF4/HF223 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment Policy Committee. The motion prevailed.

Chair Davids asked Members to keep Senator Dallas Sams in their prayers and hopes for a quick recovery.

Chair Davids noted the agenda for tomorrow’s hearing


The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.


Rep. Greg Davids, CHAIR



Denise Berger
Committee Legislative Assistant