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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

Eighth MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA Eighth 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 10:20 a.m. on February 3, 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
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

NO members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Paul Torkelson moved to approve the minutes of February 1, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 12 (LeMieur) Green acres and agricultural classifications restored to pre-2008 status.

Representative Mike LeMieur moved that HF12 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative LeMieur moved amendment H0012DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative LeMieur moved an oral amendment to the DE1. Representative LeMieur withdrew his oral amendment.

Representative LeMieur moved the H0012A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Rod Hamilton moved the amendment H0012A1.

Testifying on the H0012A1 amendment were:
John Hagen - Minnesota Department of Revenue
Tom Dybing - Houston County Assessor
Chris Radatz – Minnesota Farm Bureau
Thom Peterson – Minnesota Farmers Union
Paul Egert – Minnesota Realtors Association

Chair Hamilton withdrew amendment H0012A1.

Chair Hamilton moved amendment H0012A2.

Testifying on amendment H0012A2 was:
Ron Drude, Isanti County

Chair Hamilton laid HF12, as amended, over until Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.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.