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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

NINETEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 18, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 10:35 AM, March 18, 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
WELTI, Andy

Members excused:
TORKELSON, Paul

A quorum was present

Representative Faust moved that the minutes of March 17, 2009 be amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES APPROVED.

The following people provided testimony relating to the budget of AURI:
Teresa Spaeth, Michael Sparby, Carissa Nath and Kate Paris, AURI
Clint Fall, First District Dairy

Rep. Welti moved that HF1446, University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated (Welti) be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
Rep. Welti and Paul Sobocinksi presented HF1446, as amended.

Dean Al Levine and Dr. Mike Schmidt testified in favor of HF1446.

Rep. Falk moved the H1446A1 amendment (attached). THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Falk moved the H1446A2 amendment (attached).

Rep. Welti moved an oral amendment to the H1446A2 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 2, delete line 2
[And amend the title accordingly]

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Falk renewed the motion to move the H1446A2 amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Welti moved an oral amendment to HF1446 as follows:
Page 1, line 10, after "agricultural", delete "producer"
[And amend the title accordingly]

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Eken moved the H1446A3 amendment (attached). THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Welti renewed the motion that HF1446 (Welti), as amended, be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:12 PM.


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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair



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William Hailer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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05:44 - Gavel.
07:03 - Presentation by AURI (Agricultural Utilization Research Institute).
1:02:14 - HF1446 (Welti) University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.


Budget discussions and presentation by AURI.
HF1446 (Welti) University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated.