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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

THIRTY THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - January 26, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY THIRD 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 10:21 a.m. on January 26, 2012, 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
FRITZ, Patti
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

A quorum was present.

Representative Shimanski moved to approve the minutes of May 11 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton invited Representative Chris Swezinski to present a bill draft, waiting for introduction, for an informational hearing.
Testifying on HF xxxxx
Representative Chris Swedzinski
Matt Frederking, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Operations at RALCO, Marshall, MN
Greta Gauthier, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director of Dairy & Food Inspection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Dave Read, Program Manager, Dairy & Food Inspection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Bob Zelenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association

The Governor's Bonding recommendations were presented to the committee.
Testifying on the bonding recommendations were:
Greta Gauthier, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Jim Boerboom - Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Kent Eken moved to pass the Governor’s bonding recommendation for the Rural Finance Authority Loans. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kent Eken moved to pass the Governor’s bonding recommendation for the Emergency Power Supply for MDA/MDH Labs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 pm.

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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HFXXXX Swedzinski A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for voluntary certification of good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients.
Consideration of Governor Dayton's capital budget recommendations.