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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 26, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH 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 10:20 a.m. on April 26, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
FALK, Andrew
FRITZ, Patti
HANSEN, Rick
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
LEMIEUR, Mike
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

Representatives Hamilton, Eken, Franson, Kiel, and McElfatrick were excused.

A quorum was not present. At 10:33 a.m. a quorum was present. Representative Poppe moved to approve the minutes of April 13, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vogel moved that HF 516 pass and be re-referred to Public Safety.
Testifying on HF 516 were:
Representative Vogel
Tom Mahan, Minnesota Animal Control Association and the city of New Hope, MN
Elaine Hanson, Minnesota Council of Cat & Dog Clubs
Don Nizioleh, Minnesota Animal Control Association and the city of Minneapolis
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Greta Gauthier, Board of Animal Health

Representative Vogel withdrew his bill for further consideration.

Chair Paul Anderson moved HF 1263 for possible inclusion in an Ag Policy bill.
Testifying on HF 1263 was:
Representative Hancock

The meeting was adjourned at 11:14 a.m.


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REP. PAUL ANDERSON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF516 (Vogel) - Animal control mandates removed.
  • HF1263 (Hancock) - County seed and feed loan obsolete provisions repealed.
  • HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.