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TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 07, 2016

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

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Paul Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on April 7th, 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, 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



A quorum was present.

Rep. Mark Anderson moved the approval of the April 5th minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paul Anderson moved House File 1515. Rep. Theis presented the bill. Mohammed Farrah, Executive Director of Ka Joog, Farhan Abdi of Ka Joog, and Farhio Khalif, Executive Director of East-African Women, testified on the bill. Rep. Anderson laid over House File 1515.

Rep. Paul Anderson moved House File 3184. Rep. Franson presented the bill. Geir Friisoe, Director of the Plant Protection Division of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Thom Petersen, Government Relations Director of the Minnesota Farmers Union, and Representative Phyllis Kahn testified on the bill. Rep. Anderson laid over House File 3184.

Rep. Paul Anderson moved House File 3185. Rep. Franson presented the bill. Rep. Anderson laid over House File 3185. Ben Johnson, a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, testified on the bill. Rep. Paul Anderson laid over House File 3185.

Vice Chair Kiel assumed the gavel at 10:52 A.M for the remainder of the hearing.

Rep. Paul Anderson moved House File 2502. Rep. Paul Anderson presented the bill. Vice Chair Kiel laid over House File 2502.

Rep. Hansen moved House File 2532. Rep. Hansen presented the bill. Matt Wohlman, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Rahj Mah of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, testified on the bill.

Rep. Hansen moved the adoption of the A16-1026 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Kiel laid over House File 2532, as amended.

Rep. Bly moved House File 2906. Rep. Bly testified on the bill. Thom Petersen, Government Relations Director of the Minnesota Farmers Union, and Mary Hanks, Director of Business Development and Marketing with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, testified on the bill. Vice Chair Kiel laid over House File 2906.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 P.M.








Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1515 (Theis) - Ka Joog job skills and workforce development pilot program grant funding provided, Takeoff 4-H STEAM funding provided for Somali youth, and money appropriated.
  • HF3184 (Franson) - Industrial hemp pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3185 (Franson) - Industrial hemp pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2502 (Anderson) - Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2532 (Hansen) - Neonicotinoid pesticide presence in wild deer study funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2906 (Bly) - Organic agriculture transition grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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House TV Video:
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05:58 - Gavel.
06:39 - HF1515 (Theis) Ka Joog Job Skills and Workforce Development Pilot Program grant funding provided, Takeoff 4-H STEAM funding provided for Somali youth, and money appropriated.
20:00 - HF3184 (Franson) Industrial Hemp Pilot Program funding provided, and money appropriated.
40:20 - HF3185 (Franson) Industrial Hemp Pilot Program funding provided, and money appropriated.
41:30 - HF2502 (Anderson, P.) Tractor rollover protection pilot grant program established, and money appropriated.
1:09:01 - HF2532 (Hansen) Neonicotinoid pesticide presence in wild deer study funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:31:22 - HF2906 (Bly) Organic agriculture transition grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.