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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

FORTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 01, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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 10:22 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 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
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.

Representative Hansen moved to approve the minutes of February 28, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson moved HF 2398 to pass and be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.
Representative Anderson moved the H2398A3 amendment.
Testifying on the A3 amendment was:
Representative Paul Anderson
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
The committee delayed discussion to obtain more information.

Representative Anderson moved the H2398A5 amendment.
Representative Anderson moved an oral amendment on page 29, line 29.26 to delete "signature of warehouse operator."
Representative Anderson rescinded the motion.
Representative Anderson moved an oral amendment to insert on page 29, line 29.26 after the sentence ending with"numbered" the sentence "Electronic scale tickets do not require a signature." and to insert on line 29.33 the word "paper" before the second instance of the
word "scale."
Testifying on the A5 were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Geir Friisoe, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Bob Zelenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton moved H2398A6.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Representative Vogel moved H2398A7. Representative Vogel moved to amend the A7 amendment to insert on page 1, after line 15, "Effective date: This section is effective retroactive from January 1, 2012 and applies to commercial feed inspection fees assessed by the commissioner of agriculture for calendar years 2012 and beyond."
Testifying on the A7 amendment were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Bruce Kleven, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association
Doug Lueders, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
THE AMENDMENT PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee resumed discussion of the H2398A3 amendment.
Testifying on the A3 amendment were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Ember Reichgott Junge, Lutheran Social Services
Doug Spanier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Paul Anderson moved H2398A4.
Representative Eken assumed the gavel at 11:28 a.m. Representative Hamilton resumed the gavel at 11:35 a.m.
Testifying on the A4 amendment were:
Representative Paul Anderson
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Doug Spanier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Representative Hamilton moved an oral amendment.
On page 14, line 14.4 after the period, insert "Only the definitions in this subdivision apply to Chapters 25 and 32. The enforcement provisions in this chapter do not apply to violations of Chapters 25 and 32.
On page 19, line 19.30 after the period, insert "The enforcement provisions in this chapter do not apply to violations of Chapters 25 and 32."
THE AMENDMENT PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson renewed his motion to pass HF 2398 as amended and re-refer it to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 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:
  • HF2398 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
  • HF2581 (Anderson) - Agriculture; food law enforcement provided, technical and conforming changes made, obsolete provisions repealed, and penalties imposed.
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