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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 9:47 AM on March 7th, 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.

Representative Brand moved that the minutes of March 5, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vang moved that H.F. 1660 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Vang moved the H1660A3 amendment be adopted.

Representative Vang presented on the H1660A3 amendment.

Chair Poppe restated the motion that the H1660A3 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony provided by:
• Henry Erdman, United Food and Commercial Workers

Chair Poppe restated the motion that H.F. 1660 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Vang moved that H.F. 1661 be recommended for re-referral to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Representative Vang moved the H1661A3 amendment be adopted.

Representative Vang presented the H1661A3 amendment.

Chair Poppe restated the motion that the H1661A3 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony provided by:

• Henry Erdman, United Food and Commercial Workers
• Buck McAlpin, Leaf Line Labs
• Christopher DelaForest, Minnesota Medical Solutions
• Charles Levine, Owner, Hemp Acres LLC, and Board Director, Minnesota Hemp Association

Representative Vang renewed the motion that H.F. 1661 as amended be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Poppe moved that H.F. 229 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Chair Poppe moved that the H0229DE2 amendment be adopted.

Representative Becker-Finn presented on the H0229DE2 amendment.

Chair Poppe renewed the motion that the H0029DE2 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony provided by:

• John Zanmiller, Bluffland Whitetails Association
• Grant Wilson, Acting Director of Fish and Wildlife Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
• Lenny Fineday, Government Relations Attorney, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
• Cory Bennett, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
• Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Animal Health
• Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Elk Breeders Association
• Tim Spreck, Minnesota Deer Farmers Association
• Dr. Scott Josephson, Tri-County Veterinary Clinic and Board of Animal Health
• Steve Porter, Deer Farmer, City of Lake Bronson

Representative Miller presented the H0229A1 amendment.

Representative Miller withdrew the H0229A1 amendment.

Chair Poppe renewed the motion that H.F. 229 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Chair Poppe moved that H.F. 305 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Becker-Finn

Chair Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 305 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Chair Poppe moved that H.F. 553 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Becker-Finn

Chair Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 553 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Chair Poppe moved that H.F. 1362 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Her

Chair Poppe renewed the motion that H.F. 1362 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:51 AM.





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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

The room is scheduled until 11:45 if necessary to complete the agenda. HF 1660 (Vang) Modifying definition of industrial hemp and marijuana HF 1661 (Vang) Allowing hemp growers to sell Minnesota grown hemp to manufacturers in medical cannabis program Chronic Wasting Disease Bills (all will be laid over) HF 229 (Becker Finn) Fencing requirements for farmed cervidae HF 305 (Becker Finn) Moratorium on processing/buy out program HF 553 (Becker Finn) Transfer CWD from Board of Animal Health to Dept. of Natural Resources HF 1362 (Her) Requiring depopulation of infested herds Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn to sign up to testify. Depending on numbers, testimony may be limited to 2 minutes each person.

Bills Added:
  • HF1660 (Vang) - Industrial hemp and marijuana definitions modified, industrial hemp possession provisions modified, and commissioner of agriculture required to apply for industrial hemp production primary regulatory authority.
  • HF1661 (Vang) - Minnesota hemp growers allowed to sell Minnesota grown hemp to medical cannabis program manufacturers.
  • HF229 (Becker-Finn) - Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirements established.
  • HF305 (Becker-Finn) - White-tailed deer possession moratorium provided, buyout program created, and money appropriated.
  • HF553 (Becker-Finn) - Farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources.
  • HF1362 (Her) - Farmed Cervidae herd depopulation required when an animal is infected with chronic wasting disease.
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00:56 - HF1660 (Vang) Industrial hemp and marijuana definitions modified, industrial hemp possession provisions modified, and commissioner of agriculture required to apply for industrial hemp production primary regulatory authority. 07:32 - HF1661 (Vang) Minnesota hemp selling of hemp to medical cannabis program manufacturers allowed. 18:07 - HF229 (Becker-Finn) Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirements established. 1:54:41 - HF305 (Becker-Finn) White-tailed deer possession moratorium provided, buyout program created, and money appropriated. 1:57:25 - HF553 (Becker-Finn) Farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources. 1:58:43 - HF1362 (Her) Farmed Cervidae herd depopulation required when an animal is infected with chronic wasting disease. Runs 2 hours, 4 minutes.