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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - Agriculture Policy

March 24, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 10:18 a.m. on March 24, 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
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:
ALLEN, Susan
MARIANI, Carlos

Chair Anderson started the meeting at 10:15 a.m. A quorum was not present.

Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. a quorum was present.

HF3186 Grain credit contract indemnity program established, bond amounts for licensed grain buyers increased, portion of sales tax revenue derived from the sale of grain bins dedicated, sales tax on grain bins eliminated, gross receipts tax for grain bins established to fund the indemnity payments if program funding falls below a threshold amount, and money appropriated.

Chair Anderson moved HF3186 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Chair Anderson moved the H3186A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF3186 as amended, Rep. Swedzinski, Leon Van Derstyne, Ken Woller, Bob Zelenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, Jerry Schoenfeld, MN Soybean Growers.

Chair Anderson renewed his motion that HF3186 as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2365 Drainage system repair procedures modified.

Rep. Backer moved HF2365 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy.

Testifying on HF2365, Rep. Backer, Allen Wold, Manager Bois de Sioux Watershed District.

Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF2365 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resource Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3159 Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified.

Testifying on HF3159, Rep. Backer, Allen Wold, Manager Bois de Sioux Watershed District.



HF3000 Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified

Testifying on HF3000, Rep. Torkelson, Ron Harnack, Red River Watershed Districts, David Weirens, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Tim Loesh, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The committee adjourned at 12:11 p.m.






Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

The hearings on HF 3000 and HF 3159 are informational only. No votes will be taken.

Bills Added:
  • HF3186 (Swedzinski) - Grain credit contract indemnity program established, bond amounts for licensed grain buyers increased, portion of sales tax revenue derived from the sale of grain bins dedicated, sales tax on grain bins eliminated, gross receipts tax for grain bins established to fund the indemnity payments if program funding falls below a threshold amount, and money appropriated.
  • HF2365 (Backer) - Drainage system repair procedures modified.
  • HF3159 (Backer) - Buffer requirement definitions modified.
  • HF3000 (Torkelson) - Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified, and authority to issue administrative penalty order modified.
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