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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 09, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 10:21 a.m. on March 9, 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

Representative Ward was excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Kath moved that the minutes of March 8, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Hamilton moved HF 662 (Kahn).
Testifying on HF 662 were:
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Peter Landheer, Grand Lake, Colorado
Representative Hamilton withdrew his motion.


Representative Eken moved that HF 759 (Kahn) pass and be re-referred to Public Safety Policy and Finance.
Representative Hamilton moved amendment H0759A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF 759 were:
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Geir Friisoe, Director, Plant Protection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Chris Radatz, Minnesota Farm Bureau
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union
Steve Dehler, former state representative, St. Anthony, Minnesota
Will Sandstrom, Madison, Wisconsin
Representative Eken renewed his motion that HF 759 as amended pass and be re-referred to Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:32 a.m.


Minutes for March 9, 2011

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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF662 (Kahn) - Medical marijuana regulated production provided for export, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF759 (Kahn) - Hemp industry development and regulation provided, rulemaking authorized, defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp provided, and definition of marijuana modified.