STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMIES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS FINANCE DIVISION
Chair, Representative Al Juhnke
Representative Juhnke, Chair of Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 10:35 AM, February 24, 2010 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Hamilton, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative P. Anderson moved that the minutes of February 23, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
Quinn Cheney and Steve Ernest, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, provided an overview of the Governor’s supplemental budget recommendations for the department.
Geir Friisoe, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, answered questions on the proposed cuts to the department’s budget.
William Hartmann, Board of Animal Health, gave testimony on the recommendations from the Governor’s supplemental budget.
Quinn Cheney, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, answered questions on the governor’s proposed cuts to AURI in the supplemental budget recommendations.
Theresa Spaeth, AURI, gave a history and background of the AURI and what the cuts would mean to the program.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 AM.
Representative Al Juhnke, Chair
Julia Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant