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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 24, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

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

MINUTES


Representative Juhnke, Chair of Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 10:35 AM, February 24, 2010 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Juhnke, Chair
Hamilton, Vice Chair
Magnus, Lead
Anderson, P.
Brown
Doty
Eken
Falk
Faust
Hosch
Otremba
Shimanksi
Torkelson
Welti

A quorum was present.

Representative P. Anderson moved that the minutes of February 23, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Quinn Cheney and Steve Ernest, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, provided an overview of the Governor’s supplemental budget recommendations for the department.

Geir Friisoe, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, answered questions on the proposed cuts to the department’s budget.

William Hartmann, Board of Animal Health, gave testimony on the recommendations from the Governor’s supplemental budget.

Quinn Cheney, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, answered questions on the governor’s proposed cuts to AURI in the supplemental budget recommendations.

Theresa Spaeth, AURI, gave a history and background of the AURI and what the cuts would mean to the program.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 AM.


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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair


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Julia Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Governor's budget recommendations for Department of Agriculture, Board of Animal Health and AURI.