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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

TWENTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 24, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 24, 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
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:
MAGNUS, Doug, Lead

A quorum was present

Representative Falk moved that the minutes of March 18, 2009 be amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES APPROVED.
Chair Juhnke moved that HF520 (Olin) Native plant, forage and turf seed research funding provided, and money appropriated; be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Juhnke moved an oral amendment to HF520 as follows:
Page 1, line 6, delete "100,000" in both places and insert "50,000"
Page 1, line 10, delete everything "viability"
Page 1, line 10, delete "improve variety"
[And amend the title accordingly]

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olin, Bruce Kleven and Richard Magnusson (Turf Seed Council) presented HF520. Discussion and questions followed.

Chair Juhnke renewed the motion that HF520 (Olin) be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.



Chair Juhnke moved that HF161 (Thissen), 1st engrossment, medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated; be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance.

Representative Thissen and O.J. Doyle (Minnesota Ambulance Association) presented HF161. Discussion and questions followed.

Chair Juhnke moved an oral amendment to HF161, first engrossment, as follows:
Page 3, line 19, after the "." insert "This appropriation is available until expended."
[And amend the title accordingly]

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Juhnke renewed the motion that HF161 (Thissen), 1st engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be returned to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.


Chair Junke moved HF556 (Morrow) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated; be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Morrow, Kathleen Vitalis (MACV), Doran Hocker (MACV), Todd Kubinski (CVSO) and Timothy McKnight (MACV Program Resident) presented HF556. Discussion and questions followed.

Chair Junke renewed his motion that HF556 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Juhnke moved HF563 (Urdahl) livestock investment grant money appropriated; be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Urdahl and Kevin Walli (Minnesota Milk Producers) presented HF563. Discussion and questions followed.

Chair Juhnke renewed his motion that HF563 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Juhnke moved HF564 (Urdahl) Whey ethanol feasibility study and report required; be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Juhnke moved the A09-0223 amendment (attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Urdahl presented HF564. Discussion and questions followed.

Chair Juhnke renewed his motion that HF564, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Juhnke moved HF977 (Juhnke) Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated; be heard and moved without recommendation to the committee on environmental finance.

Rep. Juhnke presented HF977. Discussion and questions followed.

Chair Juhnke renewed his motion that HF977 be moved without recommendation to the committee on environmental finance.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:44 AM.


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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair



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

HF520 (Olin) Native plant, forage and turf seed research funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF161 (Thissen) Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated.
HF556 (Morrow) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans grant provided for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF563 (Urdahl) Livestock investment grant money appropriated.
HF564 (Urdahl) Whey ethanol feasibility study and report required.
HF977 (Juhnke) Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated.