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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 28, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 10:20 a.m. on April 28, 2011, in Hearing Room 5 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 April 27, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1472
Representative Torkelson moved that HF 1472 and that it be held over for possible inclusion in an Ag Policy bill.

Representative Paul Anderson moved to temporarily suspend the rules in order to hear bills and amendments. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF 1472 were:
Representative Torkelson
Randy Hukriede, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Bruce Kleven, Minnesota Cattlemen

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion to lay HF 1472 over for possible inclusion.


HF 1509
Representative Torkelson moved HF 1509 and that it be held over for possible inclusion in an Ag Policy bill.
Representative Torkelson moved the A11-0369 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1509 were:
Representative Torkelson
Gaylen Reetz, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Hansen moved to amend the A11 - 0369 amendment on line 4.14 by inserting "involved" after "the" and before "local." THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF 1509 as amended be held over for possible inclusion.


HF 1122
Representative Paul Anderson moved HF 1122 and that it be held over for possible inclusion.
Representative Paul Anderson moved amendment H1121 DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Paul Anderson moved an oral amendment to the H1121 amendment to strike "1121" on line 1.1 and insert "1122."
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1122 were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Bruce Kleven, Minnesota State Cattlemen Association
John Stine, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Jerry Schoenfeld, Minnesota Soybean Growers

Representative Paul Anderson withdrew his original motion.
Representative Paul Anderson moved that HF 1122 pass as amended and be sent to the General Register and that it also be held over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1121
Chair Hamilton moved that HF 1121 pass and be sent to the General Register.
Representative Hamilton moved amendment HFH1121 DE1, the original amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1121 was:
Chair Hamilton

Chair Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 1121 pass as amended and be sent to the General Register and be held over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 467
Chair Hamilton moved HF 467 to pass and be re-referred to Ways and Means.
Chair Hamilton moved an oral amendment to HF 467 to strike on line 1.13 the words "The commissioner may sell, for profit, produce" and to strike on line 1.14 the words "that cannot be donated." THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 467 were:
Representative Gruenhagen
David Crist, Deputy Commissioner for Facilities, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 467 pass as amended and be re-referred to Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 p.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:
  • HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.
  • HF1121 (Hamilton) - Pesticide application regulating authority clarified.
  • HF1572 (Torkelson) - Pasture exemption from feedlot requirements modified.
  • HF1122 (Anderson) - Pesticide application regulating authority clarified.
  • HF1509 (Torkelson) - Clean Water Partnership Law modified.