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Agriculture Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
AGRICULTURE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Mike Sundin, Chair of the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:37 P.M. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
SUNDIN, Mike, CHAIR
VANG, Samantha, VICE CHAIR
ANDERSON, Paul, Minority Lead
BURKEL, John
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HANSON, Jessica
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
NELSON, Nathan
THOMPSON, John

Rep. Vang moved to approve adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting. The motion prevailed. The minutes from the March 15, 2021 meeting were adopted.

Chair Sundin passed the gavel and Vice Chair Vang assumed the Chair at 1:39 P.M.

HF 356 (Sundin) Temporary custom processors exempted from licensure and inspection requirements.

Rep. Sundin moved that HF 356 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.

Rep. Sundin moved the DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying:
Dan Larson, Executive Director, MN Rural Counties
Kevin George, independent wild game processor
Brian Schatz, MN Association of Meat Producers

Rep. Sundin renewed his motion that HF 356, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.

Rep. Sundin reassumed the Chair at 1:53 P.M.

HF 1727 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirement established, whitetailed deer possession moratorium provided, and farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources.

Rep. Ecklund moved that HF 1727 be recommended to be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee.

Rep. Ecklund moved the A3 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Ecklund presented the bill, as amended.

Testifying:
Tony Kwilas, MN Elk Breeders Association
Craig Engwall, Executive Director, Minnesota Deer Hunter Association
John Zanmiller, Bluffland Whitetails Assn.
Tim Spreck, MN Deer Farmers

Rep. Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 1727, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee.

AYES:
SUNDIN
VANG
ECKLUND
HANSEN, R.
HANSON, J.
KLEVORN
LIPPERT
THOMPSON

NAYS:
ANDERSON
BURKEL
LUECK
MILLER
NELSON

There being 8 ayes and 5 nays, the motion prevailed.

HF 718 (Vang) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.

Rep. Vang moved that HF 718 be recommended to be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee.

Rep. Vang moved the A21 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying:
Laurie Schneider, Executive Director, Pollinator Friendly Alliance
Erin C. Rupp, Founder, Pollinate Minnesota
Rob Greer, Rove Pest Control & MN Pest Management Association

Vice Chair Vang assumed the Chair at 2:37 P.M.

Continuing testimony:
Jon Gaeta, RISE
Tim Malooly, MN Nursery & Landscape Association
Daryn McBeth, CropLife America

Rep. Sundin reassumed the Chair at 2:41 P.M.

Rep. Vang renewed her motion that HF 718, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee.

AYES:
SUNDIN
VANG
ECKLUND
HANSEN, R.
HANSON, J.
KLEVORN
LIPPERT
THOMPSON

NAYS:
ANDERSON
BURKEL
LUECK
MILLER
NELSON

There being 8 ayes and 5 nays, the motion prevailed.


Chair Sundin adjourned the meeting at 2:49 P.M.





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Representative Mike Sundin, Chair





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Kyle Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1727 (Ecklund) - Farmed Cervidae requirements modified, duty to regulate farmed Cervidae transferred to commissioner of natural resources, importing Cervidae carcasses provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF718 (Vang) - Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
  • HF356 (Sundin) - Temporary custom processors exempted from licensure and inspection requirements.
House TV Video:
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02:30 HF356 (Sundin) Temporary custom processors exempted from licensure and inspection requirements.
16:41 HF1727 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae requirements modified, duty to regulate farmed Cervidae transferred to commissioner of natural resources, importing Cervidae carcasses provisions modified, and money appropriated.
48:01 HF718 (Vang) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.



I. HF 356 (Sundin) Temporary custom processors exempted from licensure and inspection requirements.
II. HF718 (Vang) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
III. HF 1727 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirement established, white-tailed deer possession moratorium provided, and farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources.

Amendment deadline is 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 if you would like to sign up to testify (testimony may be limited to 2 minutes/person). Written testimony is encouraged and should be submitted by 4:00 PM, March 16h to ensure it will be posted on the committee website and provided to members in advance of the hearing.

PUBLIC VIEWING: This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY: If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents will be posted on the House Agriculture Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92001