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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

March 28, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 28th, 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 26, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1581 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1581 as amended be referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved that H.F. 1292 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Public testimony provided by:
• Joshua Stamper, Director of Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Anderson moved the H1292A1 amendment to H.F. 1292 for adoption.

Public testimony provided by:
• Erik Rudeen, State Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Representative Poppe restated the motion to adopt the H1292A1 amendment to H.F. 1292. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to lay H.F. 1292 over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Poston moved that H.F. 2690 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Keith Olander, Director of AgCentric, Central Lake College

Representative Poston renewed his motion to lay H.F. 2690 over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Discussion on the H2200A1 amendment to H.F. 2200.

Public testimony provided by:
• Tony Kwilas, Lobbyist, Minnesota Elk Breeders Association
• Tim Spreck, Lobbyist, Minnesota Deer Farmers Association
• Rich Meech, President, Minnesota Deer Farmers Association
• Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health
• Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
• Bryan Wagner, Elk breeder

The meeting was adjourned at 11:43 AM.




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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF 1581 (Poppe) Farmer mental health counseling funding provided HF 1292 (Hansen) Unlawful pesticide application monetary penalties enhanced BILL ADDED**HF 2690 (Poston) Appropriating money for Agricultural Centers of Excellence Chronic Wasting Disease discussion continued Other bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF1581 (Poppe) - Farmer mental health and farm advocate services and farmer-lender mediators money appropriated, and an appropriation canceled.
  • HF1292 (Hansen) - Unlawful pesticide application monetary penalties enhanced.
  • HF2690 (Poston) - Agricultural Centers of Excellence funding provided, and money appropriated.
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00:50 - HF1581 (Poppe) Farmer mental health counseling funding provided. 04:21 - HF1292 (Hansen) Unlawful pesticide application monetary penalties enhanced. 32:04 - HF2690 (Poston) Appropriating money for Agricultural Centers of Excellence. 1:01:36 - Chronic Wasting Disease discussion continued. * We had to end coverage of this long-running meeting early in order to provide coverage of a following, already scheduled, hearing. Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.