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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY NINTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 14, 2016

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

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on April 14th, 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, Mark
ANDERSON, Paul
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan

GRUENHAGEN, Glen
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
SUNDIN, Mike



A quorum was present at 10:21 A.M.

Jeff Hafner of the Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee and Cy Kosel, Natural Resources Manager of the City of St. Paul, testified on House File 2408.

Rep. Tim Miller moved the approval of the April 12th minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Rep. Tim Miller presented a resolution for Gerald Mulder, a farmer in Renville County, recognizing his contributions to Minnesota agriculture.

Chair Hamilton moved House File 3888 to be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Hamilton moved the H3888A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Whitney Place, Director of Government Affairs for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton renewed his motion that HF 3888 be passed, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Vice Chair Kiel requested a roll call. The roll call was as follows:

AYE:


HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
KIEL, Debra, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Mark
ANDERSON, Paul
BENNETT, Peggy
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
JOHNSON, Clark


LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
SUNDIN, Mike






NAY:


BLY, David
HANSEN, Rick





On a vote of 16 AYES, 2 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:19 A.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair





Representative Deb Kiel, Vice Chair





Representative Mark Anderson






Representative Paul Anderson





Representative Jon Applebaum






Representative Peggy Bennett





Representative David Bly





Representative Karen Clark






Representative Brian Daniels







Representative Rob Ecklund





Representative Dan Fabian




Representative Glen Gruenhagen




Representative Rick Hansen




Representative Clark Johnson




Representative Dale Lueck






Representative Jason Metsa





Representative Tim Miller







Representative Jeanne Poppe







Representative Nels Pierson





Representative Mike Sundin




Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • 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.
Documents:



The author's H3888DE1 amendment was adopted on Tuesday, April 12th. Amendments to the bill as amended are due to committee staff by Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. There was for public testimony at the Agriculture Finance hearing on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Further opportunity to testify will be extended to individuals who did not have a chance to testify on Tuesday. If necessary, the committee will recess at noon and reconvene 15 minutes after floor session in Room 300 South to complete its work.