STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEEN MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE POLICY
Chair, Representative Jeanne Poppe
Representative Poppe, Chair of Committee on Agriculture Policy, called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Faust, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Petersburg moved approval of the minutes from Thursday, February 27, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Pat Lunemann, President, Minnesota Milk Producers Association, presented on the dairy industry in Minnesota.
David Ward, Dairy Director, Cooperative Network, presented on Minnesota dairy producers.
Representative Poppe moved to adopt the A14-0806
amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Lesch introduced HF84, as adopted, (Lesch) dog and cat breeder bill.
Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union testified in support of HF84 as amended.
Dr. John Baillie, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association testified in support of HF84 as amended.
Bill Hartmann, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health, testified on HF84 as amended.
Belinda Donley, President, Minnesota Pet Breeders Association, testified on HF84 as amended.
Quinn Cheney testified on behalf of the Minnesota Pet Breeders Association.
Michelle Leba testified in support of HF84 as amended.
Reese Frederickson testified in support of HF84 as amended.
Keith Streff, Senior Humane Agent, Animal Humane Society, Golden Valley, testified in support of HF84 as amended.
Julie Gerdes testified in opposition to HF84 as amended.
Douglas Ohlendorf testified on HF84 as amended.
Elaine Hanson, Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs, testified in opposition to HF84 as amended.
Valorie La Beau, hobby breeder, testified in opposition to HF84 as amended.
Lindy Forstater, hobby breeder, testified in opposition to HF84 as amended.
Representative Poppe moved to re-refer HF84, as amended, to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair
Ethan Vogel, Committee Legislative Assistant