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Agriculture and Rural Development

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 19, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST 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 thirty-first meeting to order at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in the Basement Hearing Room, State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

A quorum was not present.

Members present:

DAVIDS, Greg, Chair MOE, Frank
HAMILTON, Rod OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
MAGNUS, Doug URDAHL, Dean
WELTI, Andy

Members excused: BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair
FINSTAD, Brad
JUHNKE, Al
KOENEN, Lyle

HF4041 (Davids) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited.

Testifying in support of HF4041:
John Bondhus - Spring Valley Ponds, Spring Valley, Minnesota

A quorum was present at 2:49 p.m.

Rep. Hamilton moved approval of the minutes from April 11, 2006. The motion prevailed.

Chair Davids moved HF4041 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Testifying in support of HF4041:
Harry Gallaher – attorney, Lockridge, Grindall & Nowan

Testifying with concerns:
Jeff Broberg, MN Trout Association
Kevin Biegler – President, MN Trout Unlimited
Mark Ten Eyck –

Departments testifying on HF4041:
Paul Strandberg – MN Department of Agriculture
Kent Lokkesmoe – MN Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Myrna Halbach – MN Pollution Control Agency
Roy Johanas – MN Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fisheries

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.



Rep. Greg Davids, Chair




Cris Wohlford
Committee Legislative Assistant