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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

TWELFTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

February 19, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM on February 19th, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

KIEL, Debra

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on February 14, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on February 15, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Conclusion of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture budget and program overview:
• Dr. Nicole Neeser, Director, Dairy & Meat Inspection Division
• Kathrine Simon, Director, Food & Feed Safety Division

Representative Lippert moved that H.F. 1267 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Public testimony provided by:
• Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Peder Kjeseth, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Lippert renewed his motion to refer H.F. 1267 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved that H.F. 820 be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee.

Public testimony provided by:
• Representative Joe Schomacker
• Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• David Preisler, Minnesota Pork Producers

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion to refer H.F. 820 to the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 AM.






Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

MN Dept. of Ag budget and program overview continued -Nicole Neeser, Director, Dairy & Meat Inspection Division -Kathrine Simon, Director, Food & Feed Safety Division HF 820 (Schomacker) Open-air swine basin ban clarified to not apply to truck washes HF 1267 (Lippert) MN Organic Advisory Task Force extended

Bills Added:
  • HF820 (Schomacker) - Open-air swine basin ban clarified to not apply to truck washes.
  • HF1267 (Lippert) - Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended.
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