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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 09, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 10:34 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2012, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was not present.

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

Representatives Hamilton and Poppe were excused.

A quorum was present at 10:36 a.m.

Representative Vogel moved HF 1890 to pass and be re-referred to the Tax Committee.
Testifying on HF 1890 were:
Representative Fabian
Dr. Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Jason Nord, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Representative Vogel renewed his motion to pass HF 1890 and re-refer it to the Tax Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Schomacker moved to approve the minutes of January 31, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Bruce Anderson moved HF 539 to pass and be re-referred to the Tax Committee.
Testifying on HF 539 were:
Representative Bruce Anderson
Krishona Martinson, U of M
David Dayon, Horse Breeders Association of Minnesota
Bill Effertz,Steele County Assessor and MN Association of County Assessors

Representative Hansen moved an oral amendment on line 1.10 to insert "of at least 10 acres" after the word ‘acreage.'
Representative Hansen withdrew his oral amendment.

Representative Torkelson moved to lay the bill over. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 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:
  • HF539 (Anderson) - Agricultural pursuit clarified as not being determinative for property tax classification, and agricultural operation defined.
  • HF1890 (Fabian) - Bovine tuberculosis property tax credit revived.

If you would like to testify on any items on the agenda, please contact Abigail Johnson 651-296-5068.