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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 08, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 10:18 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 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 Kory Kath moved to approve the minutes of February 3, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative LeMieur moved HF12 to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative LeMieur moved the amendment H0012DE2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hamilton moved the amendment H0012A5. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying were:
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union
Chris Radatz, Minnesota Farm Bureau
John Hagen, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Tom Dybing, Houston County Assessor

Chair Hamilton moved the amendment H0012A8.

Representative Morrow moved an oral amendment as follows: on line 1.18, delete "are" and insert "may be." Delete the period after terminated and add "at the election of the property owner." Representative Morrow withdrew his oral amendment.

Chair Hamilton renewed his motion to move the amendment H0012A8. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hamilton moved the amendment H0012A9.

Representative Hanson moved an oral amendment as follows: on line 1.7, delete "protect" and insert "preserved." THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hamilton renewed his motion to move the amendment H0012A9. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDED AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hamilton moved the amendment H0012A10.
Testifying were:
Andrea Fish, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Ron Drude, North Branch Township, Isanti County
Gloria Pinke, Dakota County Assessor

Chair Hamilton withdrew the H0012A10 amendment.

Representative Bruce Anderson withdrew the H0012A13 amendment.

Representative LeMieur moved that HF12, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 142 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
HF 148 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 9, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:02 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.
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