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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 01, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 10:16 a.m. on March 1, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

A quorum was not present.

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.

At 11:10 a.m., a quorum was present. Representative Franson moved that the minutes of February 24, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Budget reviews:
Testifying for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture were:
Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director
Gareth Horvath, Director, Laboratory Division
Jim Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner
Steve Ernest, Director, Budget and Finance Division

Testifying for the Board of Animal Health were:
Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director
Dr. Bill Hartmann, Executive Director
Dr. Beth Thompson, Senior Veterinarian

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

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.


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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Budget Overview - Dept. of Agriculture & Board of Animal Health