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2019-2020 Regular Session

NINETEENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

March 14, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 March 14th, 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
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

A quorum was present.

Representative Brand moved that the minutes of March 12, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved H.F. 1733 in front of the division.

Representative Poppe moved the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733 in front of the division.

Representative Brand moved the H1733A15 amendment to the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733 in front of the committee

Representative Brand presented the H1733A15 amendment.

Public testimony provided by:
• Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health

Representative Poppe restated the motion to adopt the H1733A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved the H1733A5 amendment to the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733 in front of the division

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

Representative Anderson presented the H1733A5 amendment.

Representative Anderson withdrew the H1733A5 amendment.

Representative Tabke moved the H1733A6 amendment to the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733 in front of the division.

Representative Tabke presented the H1733A6 amendment.

Public testimony provided by:
• Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health
• Tim Spreck, Lobbyist, Minnesota Deer Farmers Association
• Tony Kwilas, Lobbyist, Elk Breeders Association

Representative Hamilton moved an oral amendment to the H1733A6 amendment.

Page 1, line 14, delete “and dispose of at the owner’s expense”
Page 1, line 15 after “are” insert “not”

Representative Hamilton requested a roll-call vote for his oral amendment to the H1733A6 amendment:

AYES-
Representative Hamilton
Representative Anderson
Representative Kiel
Representative Lueck
Representative Miller
Representative Poston

NAYS-
Chair Poppe
Vice Chair Brand
Representative Ecklund
Representative Hansen
Representative Klevorn
Representative Lippert
Representative Tabke
Representative Vang
Representative Wazlawik

There being six ayes and nine, THE MOTION FAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton requested a roll-call vote for the H1733A6 amendment.

AYES-
Chair Poppe
Vice Chair Brand
Representative Ecklund
Representative Hansen
Representative Klevorn
Representative Lippert
Representative Tabke
Representative Vang
Representative Wazlawik

NAYS-
Representative Hamilton
Representative Anderson
Representative Kiel
Representative Lueck
Representative Miller
Representative Poston

There being nine ayes and six nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved the H1733A1 amendment to the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733 in front of the division.

Representative Ecklund presented the H1733A1 amendment.

Representative Poppe restated the motion to adopt the H1733A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton moved the H1733A9 amendment to the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733.

Representative Hamilton presented the H1733A9 amendment.

Representative Hamilton withdrew the H1733A9 amendment.

Representative Hansen moved the H1755A14 amendment to the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733 in front of the division.

Representative Hansen presented the H1755A14 amendment.

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

Representative Poppe restated the motion to adopt the H1755A14 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved to adopt the H1733DE2 amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1733, as amended, be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Hamilton requested a roll-call vote for H.F. 1733

AYES-
Chair Poppe
Vice Chair Brand
Representative Ecklund
Representative Hansen
Representative Klevorn
Representative Lippert
Representative Tabke
Representative Vang

NAYS-
Representative Hamilton
Representative Anderson
Representative Kiel
Representative Lueck
Representative Miller
Representative Poston

ABSENT-
Representative Wazlawik

There being eight ayes, six nays, and one absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund moved that H.F. 1339 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Karen Zumach, President, Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee
• Michael Hahm, Director, St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department
• Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities
• Steven Huser, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities
• Mike Reinikainen, Silviculture Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that H.F. 1339 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hansen moved that H.F. 395 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Steven Huser, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities
• Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Hansen renewed his motion that H.F. 395 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Lippert moved that H.F. 2202 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Eric Sannerud, Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition
• Chris Barth, Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition

Representative Lippert renewed his motion that H.F. 2202 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Lippert moved that H.F. 1546 be recommended to be referred to the Tax Committee.

Testimony provided by:
• Andrew Hanson-Pierre, Land Stewardship Project Member, Clover Bee Farm
• Rodrigo Cala, Farm Consultant, Latino Economic Development Center
• Aaron Blythe, Land Stewardship Project Member, Shared Ground Farmers Cooperative and Latino Economic Development Center
• Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Matt McDevitt, Loan Officer Supervisor, Rural Finance Authority

Representative Lippert moved to adopt the H1546A1 to H.F. 1546. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lippert renewed his motion that H.F. 1546, as amended, be referred to the Tax Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.





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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 1733 (Poppe) Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill (amendments and vote out) HF 1339 (Ecklund) Shade tree replacement planting funding provided HF 395 (Hansen) Funding for forest pest response HF 1546 (Lippert) Beginning farmer tax credit modified HF 2202 (Lippert) Next generation farmer program Other bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF1733 (Poppe) - Omnibus agriculture policy bill.
  • HF1339 (Ecklund) - Shade tree replacement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF395 (Hansen) - Forest pest response funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1546 (Lippert) - Beginning farmer tax credit eligibility modified, and protected group beginning farmer tax credits allocated.
  • HF2202 (Lippert) - Next generation farmer development program established, report required, and money appropriated.
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01:01 - HF1733 (Poppe) Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill. 1:06:30 - HF1339 (Ecklund) Shade tree replacement funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:23:44 - HF395 (Hansen) Forest pest response funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:26:41 - HF2202 (Lippert) Next generation farmer development program established, report required, and money appropriated. 1:39:12- HF1546 (Lippert) Beginning farmer tax credit eligibility modified, and protected group beginning farmer tax credits allocated. Runs 1 hour, 55 minutes.