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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 23, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in 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
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.

Chair Hamilton recognized the FFA members who were in attendance.
Testifying on FFA Day at the Capitol were:
Jessica Busch, FFA Chapter, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
McKenzie Smith, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School

Representative Swedzinski moved HF 2159 to pass and be referred to the Commerce Committee.
Testifying on HF 2159 were:
Representative Swedzinski
Jim, Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Susan Stokes, Executive Director, Farmers Legal Action Group
Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Latino Affairs Council
Jean Lee, CHI/RRFC & APAHC

Representative Swedzinski renewed his motion to pass HF 2159 and re-refer it to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:14 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:
  • HF2159 (Swedzinski) - Immigrant and minority microloan program established, and Rural Finance Authority provisions modified.