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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 21st, 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 19, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of the Governor’s budget recommendations
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 232 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Poppe moved to adopt the H0232A2 (Poppe) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved to adopt the H0232A3 (Poppe) amendment to the H0232A2 (Poppe) amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public testimony provided by:
• Bruce Miller, Membership & Outreach Director, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Josie Lonetti, Associate Public Policy Director, Minnesota Farm Bureau

Representative Poppe renewed her motion to refer H.F. 232, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 623 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Public testimony provided by:
• Sarah Dornink, Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 623 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1320 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Public testimony provided by:
• Shannon Schlecht, President, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 1320 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Representative Anderson moved that H.F. 829 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Capital Investment Division.

Public testimony provided by:
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that H.F. 829 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:58 AM.






Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant



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Agenda:

Overview of Governor Walz budget recommendations HF 232 (Poppe) Farm families and business operators mental health counseling support funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 623 (Poppe) Appropriating money for the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council. HF 1320 (Poppe) Agricultural Utilization Research Institute funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 829 (Anderson) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Rural Finance Authority; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds. NOTE: The informational hearing on MDA policy bill has been removed from the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF623 (Poppe) - Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1320 (Poppe) - Agricultural Utilization Research Institute funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF829 (Anderson) - Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF232 (Poppe) - Farm advocates, farmer-lender mediators, and mental health counseling support for farm families and business operators additional money appropriated.
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