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Agriculture and Rural Development

THIRTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 11, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 thirtieth meeting to order at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in the Basement Hearing Room, State Office Building.

Chair Davids recessed the committee until 2:35 p.m.

Chair Davids called the meeting to order at 2:35 p.m.

The Clerk noted the roll.

A quorum was not present.

Members present:

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


Members excused: JOHNSON, Ruth
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen

HF3362 (Hoppe) Farm-raised cervidae taking restrictions clarified.

Rep. Hoppe explained HF3362.

A quorum was present at 2:39 p.m.

Rep. Hamilton moved approval of the minutes from April 5, 2006. The motion prevailed.

Testifying in support of HF3362
Mark Johnson, MN Deer Hunters Association

Testifying without position on HF3362:
Dr. Paul Anderson, MN Board of Animal Health

Testifying against HF3362:
Holly Johnson – President, MN Deer Breeders Association
Jim Byrne – President, MN Elk Breeders Association
Scott Groen – Elk Producer, Willmar
Lynn Osterman (speaking for Fred Huebner) – National American Deer Farmers Assoc.
Dr. Glen Zebarth, DVM – President, Elk Research Council & Elk Breeder

Testifying in support of HF3362
Ed Bogess – MN Dept of Natural Resources, Division of Fish & Wild Life

The meeting was adjourned at 4:19 p.m.



Rep. Greg Davids, Chair



Cris Wohlford
Committee Legislative Assistant