STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Greg Davids, Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, called the sixth meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
DAVIDS, Greg, Chair KOENEN, Lyle
BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair MAGNUS, Doug
HAMILTON, Rod OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
JOHNSON, Ruth URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy
Members excused: MOE, Frank
Chair Davids welcomed the audience and provided a brief overview of the agenda for today.
Powerpoint presentation overview of the Board of Animal Health was provided by:
- Dr. Bill Hartman, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health
A quorum was present at 2:37 p.m.
Rep. Magnus moved approval of the minutes: Tuesday, February 1, 2005. The motion prevailed.
Presentation on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) was provided by:
Dr. Linda Glaser, Emergency Planning Director, Board of Animal Health
Kevin Elfering, Director, Dairy, Meat & Food Inspection, MN Department of Agriculture
Dave Wiklund, National Animal Identification System Project Manager, Board of Animal Health
Jim Collins, University of MN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Overview of the Agricultural Utilization and Research Institute (AURI) was provided by:
Edgar Olson, Executive Director, AURI
Dan Lemke, Communications Director, AURI
Alan Doering, Technical Service Specialist, AURI
HF307 (Cornish) Cervidae regulation by Board of Animal Health provided.
Chair Davids moved HF307.
Rep. Cornish presented HF307.
Testifying on HF307:
Dr. Paul Anderson, Assistant Director, MN Board of Animal Health
Tony Kwilas, Lobbyist, Elk Breeders Association
Rep. Heidgerken moved to table HF307. The motion did not prevail.
Chair Davids renewed his motion that HF307 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. The motion prevailed.
HF318 (Blaine) Board of Animal Health official laboratory provided
Rep. Blaine moved HF318.
Rep. Blaine presented HF318.
Testifying on HF318:
Dr. Bill Hartman, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health
Jim Collins, University of MN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Rep. Blaine renewed his motion that HF318 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. The motion prevailed.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
Rep. Greg Davids, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant