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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 03, 2011

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

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Paul Anderson , Vice Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on March 3, 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:

ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
EKEN, Kent
FALK, Andrew
FRANSON, Mary
HANSEN, Rick
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

Representatives Hamilton, Fritz, LeMieur, and Swedzinski were excused.

A quorum was present at 10:23 a.m. Representative Kath moved that the minutes of March 1, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bruce Anderson moved HF 548 before the committee for testimony.
Representative Bruce Anderson moved that HF548 be passed and laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 548 were:
Representative Mark Buesgens
William G. Effertz, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
Greg Tacheny, Lakeville, MN
Representative Bruce Anderson renewed his motion that HF 548 be laid over for further consideration. THE MOTION WAS ADOPTED.

Overview presentation of Coops:
Mary Stalburger for Prairie Lakes Co-Op, CHS, Starbuck, Minnesota
Ben Brutlag, for Prairie Lakes Co-Op, CHS, Starbuck, Minnesota
Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network, Madison, Wisconsin

Representative Bruce Anderson moved that HF 539 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 539 were:
Representative Bruce Anderson
David Dayon, St Michael, Minnesota
Howard Goldman, Humane Society of the U.S.
William G. Effertz, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
Representative Bruce Anderson renewed his motion that HF 539 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Torkelson assumed the gavel at 11:25 a.m.

Representative Paul Anderson moved the HF 626 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 626 were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Bob Krogman, Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association
Representative Paul Anderson renewed his motion that HF626 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Paul Anderson assumed the gavel at 11:35 a.m.

Representative Paul Torkelson moved that HF 101 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 101 were:
Representative Dean Urdahl
Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Representative Paul Torkelson renewed his motion that HF101 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The next meeting will be March 8, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.




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REP. PAUL ANDERSON, VICE CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF101 (Urdahl) - Livestock investment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF539 (Anderson) - Agricultural pursuit clarified as not being determinative for property tax classification, and agricultural operation defined.
  • HF548 (Buesgens) - Game bird and waterfowl sale included in the definition of agricultural products.
  • HF626 (Anderson) - Ethanol blender pump grant money appropriated.

Overview of co-ops