STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE
Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Chair Hamilton recognized the FFA members who were in attendance.
Testifying on FFA Day at the Capitol were:
Jessica Busch, FFA Chapter, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
McKenzie Smith, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School
Representative Swedzinski moved HF 2159 to pass and be referred to the Commerce Committee.
Testifying on HF 2159 were:
Jim, Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Susan Stokes, Executive Director, Farmers Legal Action Group
Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Latino Affairs Council
Jean Lee, CHI/RRFC & APAHC
Representative Swedzinski renewed his motion to pass HF 2159 and re-refer it to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:14 a.m.
REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant