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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY EIGHTH 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 10:27 a.m. on May 3, 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
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
LEMIEUR, Mike
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce

Representatives Hosch and Ward were excused.

A quorum was not present.

At 10:32, a quorum was present. Representative LeMieur moved to approve the minutes of April 28, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton introduced HF 1611 to bring it before the committee.
Testifying on HF 1611 were:
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Greg Buzicky, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Geir Friisoe, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Linda Glaser, Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Bob Zelenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
Harley Olinske, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Chair Hamilton announced that the review of HF 1611 would continue at the next meeting on May 4, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:38 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:
  • HF1611 (Hamilton) - Agriculture programs, requirements, fees, and duties changed.