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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

Seventh MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 01, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA Seventh MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
EKEN, Kent
FALK, Andrew
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
HANSEN, Rick
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
LEMIEUR, Mike
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

Representative Persell was excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Mary Franson moved to approve the minutes of January 27, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Those giving testimony on HF12 (LeMieur), HF142 (O'Driscoll), and HF148 (Kiffmeyer) were:
Jody Hauer, Office of Legislative Auditor
John Hagen, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Don Steinke, Farmer, Forest Lake, MN
John Conzemius, Farmer, Cannon Falls, MN
Ronald Lindquist, Land owner, North Branch, MN
Max Malmquist, Land owner, North Branch, MN
Ben Montzka, Chisago County Commissioner
George McMahon, Chisago County Commissioner
Tom Dybing, Houston County Assessor
Rob Eastlund, former Representative, Isanti, MN
Chris Radatz, Minnesota Farm Bureau
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union

The next meeting will be Thursday, February 3, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 p.m.

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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR

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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF12 (LeMieur) - Green acres and rural preserve program changes specified.
  • HF142 (O'Driscoll) - Green acres and agricultural classifications restored to pre-2008 status.
  • HF148 (Kiffmeyer) - Green acres and agricultural classifications restored to pre-2008 status, green acres working group created, and appointments provided.

This hearing will be testimony ONLY.