STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Nels Pierson, called the meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee to order at 10:18 AM on March 14th, 2018, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
BACKER, Jeff Vice Chair
Representative Pierson called the meeting to order at 10:18 AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Lueck moved that the minutes of March 6, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3374 (Munson) Noncommercial pesticide applicator license fee reduced
Representative Munson moved that HF3374 be re-referred to the committee on Agriculture Finance.
Testifying on HF3374:
Don Knutson, Executive Director, Greenview
Representative Munson renewed his motion that HF3374 be re-referred to the committee on Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Anderson assumed the gavel at 10:30 am
HF3442 (Backer) Advanced biofuel production incentive payment minimum production level reduced
Representative Backer moved that HF3442 be re-referred to the committee on Agriculture Finance.
Testifying on HF3442:
Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute
Representative Backer renewed his motion that HF3442 be re-referred to the committee on Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3472 (Swedzinski) Saltwater aquatic farm requirements modified
Chair Anderson moved HF3472.
Chair Anderson moved the H3472A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF3472:
Dr. Jessica Fox, Director of Veterinary Services and Biosecurity, Ralco
HF3472 as amended was laid over.
HF3216 (Schomacker) Ban on open-air swine basins clarified to exclude truck washes
Representative Daniels moved HF3216 be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.
Representative Daniels moved the H3216A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF3126 as amended:
Joan Miller, T and J Truck Wash
David Preisler, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Smith, Director Industrial Division, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Representative Daniels renewed his motion that HF3216 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3331 (Poppe) Agricultural drain tiles exempted from sales tax
Representative Poppe moved that HF3331 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.
Representative Poppe renewed her motion that HF3331 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3330 (Kunesh-Podein) Knowing euthanasia of pet or companion animals with nonanesthetic gas prohibited
Representative Kunesh-Podein moved HF3330.
Testifying on HF3330:
Christine Coughlin, Animal Humane Society, Minnesota State Director
Kathy Mock, Animal Humane Society, Chief Government Affairs and Community Engagement Officer
HF3330 was laid over.
11:21 a.m. Adjourned
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair
Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant