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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Agriculture Policy

March 17, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 10:25 a.m. on March 17, 2016 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 10:25 a.m. a quorum was present.

HF2517 Land farmed by a beginning farmer qualification for homestead classification

Rep. Mark Anderson moved that HF2517 be re-referred to the committee on Property Taxes and Local Government Finance Division.

Testifying on HF2517, Rep. Miller, and Tom Maye, Minnesota Association of Accessing Officers

Rep. Mark Anderson renewed his motion that HF2517 be re-referred to the committee on Property Taxes and Local Government Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bly moved to approve the technical corrections for the minutes from March 4, 2015, March 5, 2015 and March 15, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

HF2874 Agritourism activity definition modified

Rep. Hamilton moved that HF2874 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Testifying on HF2874, Rep. Hamilton, Caleb Smith, Founder of STEM Bunnies, Stephanie Smith, STEM Bunnies.

Rep. Hamilton renewed his motion that HF2874 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Franson assumed the gavel at 10:53 a.m.




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

Chair Anderson moved that HF1235 be re-referred to the committee on Government Operation and Elections Policy.

Chair Anderson moved the H1235DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1235, Chair Anderson, Tess Rice, Minnesota Bankers Association, Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union, David Skilbred, Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota.

Rep. Bly moved the H1235A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF1235, as amended be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Election Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.






Representative Franson, Vice-Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2517 (Miller) - Land farmed by a beginning farmer qualification for homestead classification allowed.
  • HF2874 (Hamilton) - Agritourism activity definition modified.
  • 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.
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05:53 - Gavel. 06:28 - HF2517 (Miller) Land farmed by a beginning farmer qualification for homestead classification allowed. 22:17 - HF2874 (Hamilton) Agritourism activity definition modified. 39:32 - HF1235 (Anderson, P.) Debt amount required for mediation notice modified, and farmer-lender mediation program extended until 2021. Runs 50 minutes.