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2015-2016 Regular Session

FIFTHTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture Policy

March 17, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTHTEENTH 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 10:17 on March 17, 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
ANDERSON, Mark
BLY, David
HAMILTON, Rod
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
MARQUART, Paul
NORNES, Bud
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer



Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
MARIANI, Carlos

Representative Anderson, P. called the meeting to order 10:17 a.m. a quorum was present.

Rep. Anderson, M. moved to approve the minutes from March 11, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1415 Roadway access modified.

Rep. Schomacker moved that HF1415 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

Rep. Anderson, M. moved to approve the minutes from March 11, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1415, Rep. Torkelson, Darren Mcbeth, Minnesota Milk Producers, Joe Pignato, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Land Management, Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships.

Rep. Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1415 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1451 Livestock industry studied required.

Rep. Lueck moved that HF1451 be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance.

Testifying on HF1451, Rep. Miller.

Rep. Lueck renewed his motion that HF1451 be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1098 Rural Finance Authority loan state participation limit increased.

Rep. Bly moved HF1098 to be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1098, Rep. Sundin Jim Boerboom, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Sander Ludeman, Public Member Rural Finance Authority Board.

HF 1098 was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Franson assumed the gavel at 10:54 a.m.

HF1554 Agriculture policy and technical changes made to various provisions; and agricultural growth, research, and innovation program sunset repealed.

Rep. Anderson moved House File 1554 to be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

“Rep. Anderson moved the H1554DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1554 as amended, Santo Cruz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Greg Buzicky, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

House File 1554, as amended, was laid over.

Chair Franson adjourned the meeting at 11:08 a.m.







Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

A delete-all amendment to HF1554 will be posted by close of business Friday, March 13th. The only action taken on HF1554 at this meeting will be adoption of the delete-all amendment and opportunity for public testimony. Further action on the bill will be taken on Wednesday March 18th.

Bills Added:
  • HF1415 (Torkelson) - Roadway use access modified.
  • HF1451 (Miller) - Livestock industry study required.
  • HF1098 (Sundin) - Rural Finance Authority loan state participation limit increased.
  • HF1554 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture policy bill.
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02:00 - Gavel. 02:30 - HF1415 (Torkelson) Roadway use access modified. 22:19 - HF1451 (Miller) Livestock industry study required. 26:42 - HF1098 (Sundin) Rural Finance Authority loan state participation limit increased. 40:30 - HF1554 (Anderson, P.) Agriculture policy and technical changes made to various provisions; and agricultural growth, research, and innovation program sunset repealed (Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill). Runs 52 minutes.