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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 12, 2016

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

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Vice Chair Kiel called the meeting to order at 10:19 A.M. on April 12th, 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
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
POPPE, Jeanne
PIERSON, Nels
SUNDIN, Mike


Members Excused:
ANDERSON, Mark

A quorum was present.

Rep. Dale Lueck moved the approval of the April 7th minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3722. Tony Manz presented the bill. Vice Chair Kiel laid over House File 3722.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3633. Chair Hamilton presented the bill. Cheryal Hills, Executive Director Region of the Five Development Commission and Kathryn J. Draeger, Ph.D., Statewide Director for the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships testified on the bill. Vice Chair Kiel laid over House File 3633.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3888.

Chair Hamilton moved the H3888DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hamilton presented the bill, as amended. The following testified on the bill:

Whitney Place, Director of Government Relations at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Dr. Bill Hartmann, Executvie Director of the Board of Animal Health, Dr. Beth Thompson Assistant Director of the Board of Animal Health, and Colbey Sullivan of House Research. Vice Chair Kiel laid over House File 3888, as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:54 A.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3722 (Hamilton) - Farm to food shelf program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3363 (Hamilton) - Good food access program established to provide financial and technical assistance to increase access to affordable foods, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3888 (Hamilton) - Agriculture related funding provided; agriculture provisions modified; clarifying, technical, and policy changes made; tractor rollover pilot grant program provided; agricultural emergency account established; and money appropriated.
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07:10 - Gavel.
07:46 - HF3722 (Hamilton) Farm-to-Food Shelf Program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
20:28 - HF3363 (Hamilton) Good Food Access Program established to provide financial and technical assistance to increase access to affordable foods, report required, and money appropriated.
59:10 - HF3888 (Hamilton) Agriculture related provisions modified and clarifying and technical changes made.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.