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Agriculture and Rural Development

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 04, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 twenty-eighth meeting to order at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in the 500S, State Office Building.

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 OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
JOHNSON, Ruth URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy


HF3915 (Moe) genetically engineered wild rice moratorium imposed in the event of an application for a test plot.

Rep. Moe explained the H3915A1 amendment.

A quorum was present at 2:37 p.m.

Rep. Koenen moved approval of the minutes from Tuesday, March 28, 2006. The motion prevailed.

Rep. Moe moved HF3915 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Rep. Moe moved to amend HF3915 (H3915A1, attached). The motion prevailed, the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Finstad moved to amend HF3915 (H3915A2, attached).

Testifying on the A2 amendment:
Linda Sandvig, Medical Alley/MN Bio

Chair Davids moved to amend the H3915A2 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 7, after “of the” delete “chairs and”
Page 1, line 8, after “representatives” insert “and other interested parties”
The motion prevailed, the amendment to the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Finstad moved to amend HF3915 with H3915A2, as amended.
The motion prevailed, the amendment, as amended, was adopted.

Testifying against HF3915, as amended:
Paul Strandberg, MN Department of Agriculture
Ed Bogus, MN DNR Division of Fish and Wild Life
Beth Nelson, MN Cultivated Wild Rice Council

Chair Davids laid over HF3915 until Wednesday, April 5, 2006.



The meeting was adjourned at 3:26 p.m.



Rep. Greg Davids, Chair


Cris Wohlford
Committee Legislative Assistant