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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Education Finance

March 22, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Paul Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee to order at 10:16 AM on March 22nd, 2018, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
BACKER, Jeff Vice Chair
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
DANIELS, Brian
JOHNSON, Clark
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LUECK, Dale

MAHONEY, Tim
MILLER, Tim
MUNSON, Jeremy
NORNES, Bud
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
POSTON, John
SAUKE, Duane

Members excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:16 a.m.

Representative Munson moved that the minutes dated March 15, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lueck moved that the minutes dated March 20, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3472 (Swedzinski) Saltwater aquatic farm requirements required

Representative Pierson moved that HF3472 as amended be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF3472 as amended:

Representative Swedzinski

Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF3472 as amended be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3962 (Hamilton) Board of Animal Health data classified

Chair Anderson moved that HF3962 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Testifying on HF3962:

Representative Rod Hamilton
Dr. Beth Thompson, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, Executive Director
Hannah Olson, Animal Folks

Chair Anderson renewed his motion that HF3962 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.






HF3836 (Torkelson) Agricultural best management practice loan conditions modified to include environmental service providers. And drainage law modified to accelerate ditch buffer strip implementation

Representative Daniels moved that HF3836 be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Representative Daniels moved the H3836A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Daniels moved the H3836A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying on HF3836 as amended:

Representative Paul Torkelson
Al Kean, Board of Soil and Water Resources, Chief Engineer Manager
Whitney Place, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Legislative Affairs Director
Jennifer Berquam, Association of Minnesota Counties
Emily Javens, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, Executive Director

Representative Daniels renewed his motion that HF3836 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Backer assumed the gavel at 11:06 a.m.

HF4133 (Anderson) Agricultural provisions technical and policy changes made.

Chair Anderson moved HF4133.

Testifying on HF4133:

Whitney Place, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Legislative Affairs Director
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union
Amber Hanson-Glaeser, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Director Public Policy

HF4133 was laid over.

11:40 a.m. Adjourned










Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant





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Agenda:

Bills may be taken in any order.

Bills Added:
  • HF1708 (Knoblach) - Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota programming expansion grant authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3206 (Fenton) - Grow Your Own pathways to teacher licensure program funding increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF3354 (Haley) - Education partnership program modified, and future grant priority established.
  • HF3594 (Koznick) - Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened; percentage of teachers of color and American Indian teachers increased above four percent and percentage of diverse teacher candidates above ten percent by 2020; report required; and money appropriated.
  • HF3887 (Moran) - Northstar Digital Literacy upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3796 (Loon) - School safety facility grants authorized for school districts to enhance safety for students and staff, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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HF3315 (Erickson) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided, including general education, education excellence, teachers, facilities and technology, nutrition, early childhood and family support, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning. 00:00 - Introductory comments. 02:15 - Consideration of amendments. The committee recessed. No video available for the reconvening. Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.