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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

THIRTY SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 11, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND 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 2:43 p.m. on May 11, 2011, in Hearing Room 10 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
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 Fritz and McElfatrick were excused.

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 2:47 p.m.

Chair Hamilton invited Representative Sarah Anderson to present HF 255 and HF 1511 for informational only testimony.

Testifying on HF 255 and HF 1157 were:
Representative Sarah Anderson
Dawn Olson, Plymouth, MN
Carol Frisk, Plymouth, MN
Paul Reese
Kathryn Johnson, Woodbury, MN
Amanda Muhlbauer, St Paul, MN
Commisioner Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota Department of Health
David Ward, Cooperative Network, St Paul, MN
Patrick Lunemann, Minnesota Milk Producers, Clarissa, MN
James Green, Kemps
Vinith Poduval, Kemps

Chair Hamilton called a recess at 3:50 p.m.
Chair Hamilton called the meeting back to order at 4:03 p.m.

Chair Hamilton invited Representative Bruce Anderson to present HF 1157 for informational only testimony.

Testifying on HF 1157 were:
Representative Bruce Anderson
Harlan Poppler, Waverly, MN
Will Mahler, Rochester, MN
Joe Kennie, St. Cloud, MN

Vice Chair Paul Anderson assumed the gavel at 4:22 p.m.

Larry Dreier, Norwood, MN
John Kunstleben,
Lois Thielen, Grey Eagle

Chair Hamilton assumed the gavel at 4:30 p.m.

The committee meeting was moved from Room 10 to Room 5.

Testifying on HF 1157 were:
Phillip Brase, Waseca, MN
Charles DeNardo,
Douglas J. Reinemann, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Tim Weir, Stearns Coop Electric, Melrose, MN
Bruce Plaetz, Wabasso, MN

Representative Morrow moved to approve the minutes of May 10, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:21 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:
  • HF255 (Anderson) - Raw milk access; direct farm-to-consumer sales and delivery authorized.
  • HF1157 (Anderson) - Public Utilities Commission required to submit proposed legislation establishing protocol for investigating complaints of stray voltage on dairy and livestock operations, and task force created.
  • HF1511 (Anderson) - Direct farm-to-consumer sales and delivery permitted.

Informational hearing only