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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWENTY FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 13, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH 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 April 13, 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
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

Representative Franson was excused. Representative Fritz was absent.

A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved to approve the minutes of March 23, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton moved HF 264 to pass and be re-referred to Judiciary Policy and Finance. Chair Hamilton moved amendment A11-0222. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Hamilton moved amendment A11-0209. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF 264 as amended were:
Representative Urdahl
Joel Carlson, Legal Research/Government Affairs
Chair Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 264 as amended pass and be re-referred to Judiciary Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Paul Anderson moved HF 1347 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 1347 were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Bob Lefebvre, Executive Director of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association
Dr. Bill Nelson, President of Nelson Dairy Consultants
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union
Representative Paul Anderson renewed his motion that HF 1347 be held over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Paul Anderson moved HF 625 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 625 were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Dennis Simon, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ted Reichmann, Past President, Minnesota State Cattlemen Association
Joel Carlson, Legal Research/Government Affairs
Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF 625 be held over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 26, 2011.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:34 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:
  • HF625 (Anderson) - Livestock liability activities regulated.
  • HF264 (Urdahl) - Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act; actions against persons for weight gain as a result of food consumption prohibited.
  • HF1347 (Anderson) - Dairy Research, Teaching, and Consumer Education Authority established, and duties and procedures specified.