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Agriculture and Rural Development

THIRTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 02, 2005

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 eleventh meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 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
URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy



Members excused: JOHNSON, Ruth

HF719 (Urdahl) Dairy operation investments income and corporate franchise tax credit provided

Rep. Urdahl presented HF719.

Testifying on HF719:
- Jim Boerboom, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Agriculture

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

Rep. Welti moved approval of the minutes: Tuesday, March 2, 2005. The motion prevailed.

Rep. Urdahl moved HF719.

Rep. Urdahl moved to amend HF719 with the H0719A2 amendment (please see attached). The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Urdahl moved to amend HF719, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 23, delete "and"
Page 2, after line 24, insert "(13) pastures; and
(14) on farm processing.
"
Page 2, line 24, delete period and insert semi-colon

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Continued testimony on HF719:
George Bakeberg, President, MN Milk Producers Assocation, Waverly, MN

Rep. Blaine assumed the role as chair.

Dave Brutscher, Dairy Farmer, Little Falls, MN

Rep. Davids resumed the role as chair.

Jason Maahs, Dairy Farmer, Litchfield, MN
Bob Lefebvre, Executive Director, MN Milk Producers Association

Rep. Urdahl moved to amend the H0719A2 amendment, as follows:

Page 1, delete line 2
Renumber accordingly

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Continued testimony on HF719:
Thom Peterson, MN Farmers Union
Bruce Kleven, MN Association of Cooperatives
Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project

Rep. Urdahl moved to amend HF719, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 22, delete "pumping" and insert "handling equipment"

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Urdahl renewed his motion that HF719 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. The motion prevailed.

HF1211 (Urdahl) Agricultural land sale or lease limited if the land was acquired by eminent domain within the previous five years

Rep. Urdahl presented HF1211.

Rep. Urdahl moved HF1211.

Rep. Urdahl moved to amend HF1211, as follows:

Page 2, line 26, delete "..." and insert "6"
Page 2, line 30, delete "..." and insert "5"
Page 2, line 32, delete "..." and insert "6"
Page 2, line 16, before ""If" insert "(a)"
Page 2, line 21, delete "(a)" and insert "(b)"
Page 2, line 27, delete "(b)" and insert "(c)", delete "(a)" and insert "(b)"
Page 2, line 34, delete "(c)" and insert "(d)", delete "(a) or (b)" and insert "(b) or (c)"

The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying on HF1211:
Laura Offerdahl, League of MN Cities

Rep. Urdahl withdrew his motion.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:54 p.m.



Rep. Greg Davids, Chair



Denise Berger
Committee Legislative Assistant