STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Paul Anderson moved to approve the minutes of March 1, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Bruce Anderson moved HF 539.
Representative Bruce Anderson moved the H539DE2
Testifying on the DE2 amendment were:
Representative Bruce Anderson
Chris Radatz, Public Policy Director for Minnesota Farm Bureau
Rob Vanasek, Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
Andrea Fish, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Representative Bruce Anderson renewed his motion to pass the DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Bruce Anderson renewed his motion to pass HF 539 as amended and move it to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Shimanski moved HF 2564 to pass and be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.
Testifying on HF 2564 were
Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union
Chris Radatz, Minnesota Farm Bureau
Newell Searle, Vice President of Second Harvest
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Paul Hugunin, Minnesota Grown program, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association of Justice
Representative Hansen moved an oral amendment:
Page 2, line 31 delete "Optional" ; delete "may" and insert "shall"
Page3, line 2 delete "may" and insert "shall"
Page 3, line 4 delete "may" and insert "shall"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Shimanski renewed his motion to pass HF 2564 as amended and re-refer it to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
An informational hearing was held on the expiration of dates in Minn. Stat. 239.791, concerning ethanol.
John Mages, Minnesota Corn Growers
Brian Kletscher, Highwater Ethanol, MN Bio Fuels
Tim Rudnick, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
David Kolsrud, GEVO
Chris Ryan, GEVO
The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant