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2015-2016 Regular Session

SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture Policy

March 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 10:27 a.m. on March 25, 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
BACKER, Jeff
BLY, David
HAMILTON, Rod
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
NORNES, Bud
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer



Members excused:
ANDERSON, Mark


Chair Anderson started the meeting at 10:20 a.m. A quorum was not present.

Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:27 a.m. a quorum was present.

Rep. Backer moved to approve the minutes from March 18, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1944 Agricultural preserve early termination provided

Rep. Rarick moved that House File 1944 be re-referred to the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division.

Rep. Rarick moved the A15-0325 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1944 as amended, Rep. Jerry Hertaus, Mike McDermott, Verizon Wireless, Santo Cruz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Rep. Rarick renewed his motion that House File 1944, as amended, be re-referred to the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1905 Butcher training pilot program established

Rep. Johnson moved that House File 1905 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Testifying on HF1905, Rep. Metsa, Keith Nelson, St. Louis County Commissioner.

Rep. Johnson renewed his motion that House File 1905 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bly moved that House File 812 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Bly moved the H0812A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bly renewed his motion that House File 812, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Anderson moved that House File 1904 be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance.

Rep. Anderson renewed his motion that House File 1904 be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The committee was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.






Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Testimony on HF812 was taken at a previous meeting. Bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1944 (Hertaus) - Agricultural preserve allowed commercial and industrial operation provisions modified, and early termination provided for an agricultural preserve.
  • HF1905 (Metsa) - Butcher training pilot program established.
  • HF812 (Bly) - Income tax credit for sales or rentals of agricultural assets to beginning farmers provided, income tax credit for beginning farmer financial management programs provided, and the beginning farmer program administered by the Rural Finance Authority modified.
  • HF1904 (Anderson) - Retail petroleum dispenser grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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