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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 08, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 10:22 a.m. on March 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 Hansen moved that the minutes of March 3, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved HF716 be re-referred to Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy & Finance.
Testifying on HF 716 were:
Representative Gunther
Gary Botzik, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF716 be re-referred to Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy & Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Ward moved HF73 be re-referred to Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy & Finance.
Testifying on HF73 was:
Representative Anzelc

Representative Rod Hamilton moved to orally amend HF73 as follows:
To strike the word "plasma and following hyphen" from line 1.2 and from line 1.8.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF73 as amended be re-referred to Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy & Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Next meeting will be March 9, 2011.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:02 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:
  • HF73 (Anzelc) - Lake of the Woods County; biomass plant grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF716 (Gunther) - Mandatory environmental review requirements modified for certain facilities.