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TWELFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 27, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

BIOSCIENCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:08AM on, February 27, 2007 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MAHONEY, Tim (Chair)
NORTON, Kim (Vice Chair)
BEARD, Michael
BERNS, John
BUNN, Julie
HAWS, Larry
MASIN, Sandra
PEPPIN, Joyce
RUTH, Connie
THISSEN, Paul

Members excused:

WINKLER, Ryan

A quorum was present.

HF 589 (Peterson, A), a bill for an act relating to agriculture; establishing a clean energy capital equipment loan program; providing for cellulosic biofuel development; providing bioenergy production initiatives; creating the reinvest in Minnesota clean energy program; providing for enforcement; authorizing a technical committee; appropriating money;

Representative Peterson moved HF 589.

Representative Peterson moved amendment H0589A1 (attached).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of the bill:

Don Arnosti, Clean Energy Minnesota
David Morris, Vice President, Institute for Local Self Reliance
Bob Micheletti, Vice President, Rahr Malting
Lowell Rasmussen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Plant Services and Master Planning, University of Minnesota Morris

Vice Chair Norton assumed the gavel at 10:44AM.

Chair Mahoney assumed the gavel at 10:46AM.

Chair Mahoney moved that HF 589 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 769, a bill for an act relating to agriculture; appropriating money for agronomic research on native plants; providing a technical advisory committee.

Representative Hansen presented HF 769. Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35AM.


Rep. Tim Mahoney, Chair


Autumn Williams-Wussow,
Committee Legislative Assistant
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03:45 - Gavel, and discussion of HF589 (Peterson, A.) Bioenergy producer payment program established for cellulosic biofuel production, bioenergy production incentive program and working lands conservation program created, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:07:36 - HF769 (Hansen) Native plant agronomic research funding provided, technical advisory committee established, and money appropriated.
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HF589 (Peterson, A.) Bioenergy producer payment program established for cellulosic biofuel production, bioenergy production incentive program and working lands conservation program created, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF769 (Hansen) Native plant agronomic research funding provided, technical advisory committee established, and money appropriated.