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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 31, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. on March 31st, 2016 in Room Five of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
KIEL, Debra, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Paul
APPLEBAUM, John
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
GRUENHAGEN, Glen
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
POPPE, Jeanne
PIERSON, Nels
SUNDIN, Mike



Members Excused:

ANDERSON, Mark
HANSEN, Rick

Chair Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:26 AM. A quorum was present.

Chair Hamilton recognized members of Future Farmers of America present in the committee. The following individuals were recognized and introduced:

Jannelle Hueners, Rebekka Paskewitz, Amanda Bera, Samantha Stone, Sam Johnson, Morgan Krause, Remington Harder, Harley Braun, PJ Aarsvold, Madison Taylor, Travis Truendle and Chelsey Swansan.

Rep. Miller moved the minutes for March 10th be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Pierson moved the minutes for March 15th be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Metsa moved the minutes for March 16th be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Johnson moved the minutes for March 29th be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bly moved the minutes for September 8th be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3182. Rep. Swedzinski presented the bill. Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director, and Carissa Nath, a meat scientist, both of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton laid House File 3182 over.

Rep. Sundin moved House File 2601. Jim Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton laid House File 2601 over.

Vice Chair Kiel assumed the gavel at 11:55 A.M. for the remainder of the hearing.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3153. Doctor Trevor Ames, Dean of the University of Minnesota Veterinary School, and Doctor Jerry Torrison, Director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton laid House File 3153 over.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3154. Doctor Trevor Ames, Dean of the University of Minnesota Veterinary School, testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton laid House File 3154 over.




The meeting was adjourned at 11:26 A.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3182 (Swedzinski) - Agricultural Utilization Research Institute facility improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2601 (Sundin) - Rural Finance Authority agricultural loan programs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3153 (Hamilton) - Veterinary diagnostic laboratory equipment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3154 (Hamilton) - Animal health information technology development grant funding provided, and money appropriated.