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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 13, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FIRST MEETING- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies, and
Veterans Affairs Finance – Official Minutes


Representative Al Juhnke, Chair, called the first meeting to order at 10:41 AM on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant called the roll.

Members present:
JUHNKE, Al
HAMILTON, Rod
MAGNUS, Doug
ANDERSON, Paul
BROWN, Robin
DOTY, Al
EKEN, Kent
FALK, Andrew
FAUST, Tim
HOSCH, Larry
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
SHIMANSKI, Ron
TORKELSON, Paul
WELTI, Andy

Members excused:
None

A quorum was present.

Chair Juhnke reviewed housekeeping tasks.

Chair Juhnke reviewed committee rules.

Chair Juhnke requested introductions of members of the committee, staff, agency representatives and visitors.

Cecile Ferkul and Brad White, Office of Legislative Auditor, gave a presentation regarding the Legislative Auditor Report on the Department of Agriculture.

Discussion and questions followed.

Quinn Cheney and Steve Ernest, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, provided their response to the Legislative Auditor report.

Discussion and questions followed.

Cecile Ferkul and Michael Hassing, Office of Legislative Auditor, gave a presentation regarding the Legislative Auditor Report on the Minneapolis Veterans Home.

Discussion and questions followed.

Commissioner Clark Dyrud and Minneapolis Veterans Home Business Manager Ed Anderson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, provided their response to the Legislative Auditor report.

Discussion and questions followed.


Next meeting: Tuesday, January 20th: Department of Agriculture tour.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:19 PM.


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Al Juhnke, Chair



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William Hailer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Introduction of legislators, staff, lobbyists and other interested parties
Office of the Legislative Auditor Report on the Department of Agriculture
Office of the Legislative Auditor Report on the Minneapolis Veteran's Home