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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

THIRD MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 21, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIRD MEETING

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


Representative Al Juhnke, Chair, called the third meeting to order at 10:37 AM on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant called the roll.

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

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Magnus moved that the minutes of January 13, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Magnus moved that the minutes of January 20, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Jim Nobles and Jody Hauer, Office of the Legislative Auditor, gave a presentation regarding the Auditor Report on Green Acres.

Discussion and questions followed.

Karen Baker and Steve Hinze, House Research, provided a background overview on Green Acres.

Discussion and questions followed.

Gordon Folkman and John Hagen, Department of Revenue, provided a background overview on Green Acres.

The following individuals provided testimony and suggestions for changes relating to Green Acres:

Steve Hacken, Winona County Assessor
Tom May, Hennepin County Assessor
Gary Grossinger, Stearns County Assessor
Greg Kramber, Wright County Assessor
Thom Peterson, MN Farmers Union
John Hansmeier, MN Farmers Union
John Kaproth, MN Farmers Union
Jon Hansmeir, MN Farmers Union
Fran Miron, MN Farm Bureau
Bob Marg, MN Farm Bureau
Norman Varner, MN Farm Bureau
Ron Drude
Dean Mahlstad
Neil and Deb Krueger
Bobby King, Land Stewardship Project
Tim Power, MN Nursery and Landscape Association
Peter Kastler
John Baird
Jo-Ann Frazier-Hansen
Daniel Frazier
David Dayon
Robert Peterson
Vance Grannis, Jr.

Next meeting: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in room 5 of the State Office Building.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 PM.

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Al Juhnke, Chair



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William Hailer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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03:42 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
09:23 - Office of the Legislative Auditor Report on Green Acres.
29:14 - House Research overview on the 2008 changes.
45:25 - Department of Revenue overview.
51:53 - General Green Acres testimony.
Runs 2 hours, 24 minutes.


Office of the Legislative Auditor Report on Green Acres
House Research overview on the 2008 changes
Department of Revenue overview
General Green Acres testimony