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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMIES & VETERANS AFFAIRS FINANCE DIVISION
Chair, Representative Al Juhnke

MINUTES


Representative Juhnke, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:38 AM, March 17, 2009 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Representative Anderson moved that the minutes of March 11, 2009 be amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES APPROVED.

Rep. Doty moved that HF309 (Olin) be heard and laid over for future consideration.

Rep. Doty moved the H0309DE1 amendment (attached). THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Olin and Joe Wilebski presented HF309, as amended.

Rep. Doty renewed the motion that HF309 be laid over for future consideration.

The following people testified relating to the budget of the Board of Animal Health
Paul Anderson, Board of Animal Health

The following people testified relating to the budget of the Dairy and Food Inspection Division of the Department of Agriculture.
Heidi Kassenborg and Nicole Neeser, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

The following people testified relating to the budget of the Department of Agriculture Labs.
Gary Horvath, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Discussion and questions followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 PM.


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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair



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

HF309 (Olin) Livestock and crop depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
Budget discussions on the Dairy and Food Inspection Division of the Department of Agriculture.
Budget discussions on the Board of Animal Health.
Budget discussions on the Department of Agriculture Laboratories.