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Agriculture and Rural Development

ELEVENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 23, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 eleventh meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 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:

HF1104 (Seifert) State Fair recreational camping area regulations exception provided

Testifying on HF1104:
Steve Pooch, Assistant Manager, MN State Fair
Jerry Hammer, General Manager, MN State Fair

A quorum was present at 2:40 p.m.

Rep. Moe moved approval of the minutes: Wednesday, February 16, 2005. The motion prevailed.

Rep. Seifert presented HF1104.

Rep. Welti moved to suspend Committee Rule #10 relating to the 24 hour amendment rule. The motion prevailed.

Rep. Penas moved to amend HF1104, as follows:

Page 1, line 10, delete "may" and insert "must"

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Continued testimony on HF1104:
Doug Stang, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Health

Chair Davids moved that HF1104 be laid over. The motion prevailed.

HF527 (Severson) Farm labor housing regulation as manufactured home park exemption provided

Rep. Severson presented HF527.

Chair Davids moved to suspend Committee Rule #10 relating to the 24 hour amendment rule. The motion prevailed.

Chair Davids moved to amend HF527 with the A05-0091 amendment (please see attached). The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Chair Davids renewed his motion that HF527 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Davids moved to reconsider HF1104. The motion prevailed.

Chair Davids moved to amend HF1104 with a delete everything amendment (please see attached). The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Chair Davids renewed his motion that HF1104 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. The motion prevailed.

HF1075 (Juhnke) Fertilizer Research Council established, comprehensive research and management program provided, and refundable fee imposed on agricultural fertilizers.

Rep. Juhnke presented HF1075.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF1075 with the H1075DE1, the delete everything amendment (please see attached). The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Chair Davids moved that HF1075 be laid over. The motion prevailed.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:14 p.m.


Rep. Greg Davids, CHAIR


Denise Berger
Committee Legislative Assistant