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2015-2016 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Agriculture Policy

March 04, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:22 a.m. on March 4, 2015 in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
FRANSON, Mary, VC
ALLEN, Susan
ANDERSON, Mark
BACKER, Jeff
BLY, David
HAMILTON, Rod
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
MARQUART, Paul
NORNES, Bud
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer



Members excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

Rep. Anderson, P. started the meeting at 10:16 a.m. A quorum was not present.

Rep. Anderson, P. called the meeting to order at 10:22 a.m. a quorum was present.

Rep. Nornes moved to approve the minutes from February 25, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0257 Rural service district establishment required in cities containing agricultural property.

Rep. Rarick moved that HF0257 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Rep. Quam presented on HF0257.

Rep. Rarick renewed his/her motion that HF 257, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Franson assumed the gavel at 10:32 a.m.

HF1235 Debt amount required for mediation notice modified, and farmer-lender mediation program extended until 2021.

Rep. Anderson, P. moved that HF1235 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Testifying on HF1235, Joe Witt, Minnesota Bankers Association, Mary Nell Preisler, Program Director for Farmer-Lender Mediation, Elaine Benson, Minnesota Farmer-Lender Mediator, Jim Anderson, Financial Analyst, Minnesota Farmer-Lender Mediation, David Skilbred, Independent Community Bankers, Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union.

HF1235 was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF0582 Agricultural operations' nuisance liability modified.


Rep. Anderson, P. moved that HF0582 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Testifying on HF0582, Jack Perry, Bron Scherer, CPA, David Preisler, Executive Director Minnesota Pork Producers, Travis Winter, Todd County Resident, Dale Schmeling, Dodge County Resident, Douglas Eayrs, Laura Winter, Todd County Resident, Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project

Chair Mary Franson recessed the Agriculture Policy Committee at 12:04 p.m., until 5:45 p.m.

Chair Franson resumed the Agriculture Policy Committee at 5:46 p.m.

Testimony on HF0582 continued with, Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project, Joel Carlson, MN Association for Justice, Gaylon Reeds, MPCA Watershed Districts, Patrick Heinze, League of Minnesota Cities, Steven Carpenter,

Rep. Anderson, P. renewed his motion that HF582 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Franson adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.







Representative Mary Franson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF257 (Quam) - Rural service district establishment required in cities containing agricultural property.
  • HF1161 (Fabian) - Private truck wash facilities operated as part of feedlot operations permitting provided.
  • HF1235 (Anderson) - Farmer Lender Mediation Act extended for two years, advisory task force established, report required, and law repealed that would have extended the Farmer Lender Mediation Act until June 30, 2017 if the legislature did not meet in regular session during calendar year 2016.
  • HF582 (Anderson) - Livestock production facility nuisance claims provided relating to odor.
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