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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 05, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 9:45AM on May 5th, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via UberConference and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

A quorum was present.

Representative Brand moved the minutes from April 30th, 2020.

The motion prevailed.

Chair Poppe moved HF 4490 in front of the division

Chair Poppe moved the H4490DE1 amendment to HF 4490.

Chair Poppe moved the H4490A2 amendment to the H4490DE1 amendment for approval.

Chair Poppe incorporated the following changes to the H4490A2 amendment:

Page 1, after line 2, insert:
“Page 1, line 8, delete “4,046,000” and insert “4,036,000
Page 2, line 27, delete “$100,000” and insert “$90,000””

Page 1, line 18, delete “7,558,000” and insert “7,568,000”
Page 1, line 19, delete “$317,000” and insert “$318,000”

Testimony provided by:
• Colbey Sullivan, Staff Coordinator, House Nonpartisan Research Department
• Jamie Pfuhl, President, Minnesota Grocers Association

Chair Poppe renewed her motion to approve the H4490A2 amendment to the H4490DE1 amendment with the incorporated changes.

The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

Chair Poppe moved the H4490DE1 amendment as amended for approval.

The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

Chair Poppe moved that HF 4490 as amended be recommended to be referred to Ways and Means Committee.

Testimony provided by:
• Jamie Pfuhl, President, Minnesota Grocers Association
• Peder Kjeseth, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Chair Poppe renewed her motion that HF 4490 as amended be recommended to be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Poppe called for a roll call on HF 4490 as amended.

AYES –

Poppe
Brand
Hamilton
Anderson
Ecklund
Kiel
Klevorn
Lippert
Lueck
Miller
Poston
Tabke
Wazlawik

NAYS –


There being fifteen ayes and zero nays, the motion prevailed and HF 4490 as amended was recommended to be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Lippert moved that HF 4599 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testimony provided by:
• Mary Nell Preisler, Director, Farmer Lender Mediation, University of Minnesota Extension
• Bonnie Haugen, Farmer, Canton, MN
• Jon Jovaag, Farmer, Austin, MN
• Roxy Hakeneis, Farmer, Fulda, MN

Representative Lippert renewed his motion that HF 4599 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Poppe called for a roll call vote on HF 4599.

AYES –

Poppe
Brand
Hamilton
Anderson
Ecklund
Kiel
Klevorn
Lippert
Lueck
Miller
Poston
Tabke
Wazlawik

NAYS –


There being fifteen ayes and zero nays, the motion prevailed and HF 4599 was recommended to be placed on the General Register.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:14AM.



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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair



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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4490 (Poppe) - Agriculture supplemental appropriations bill.
  • HF4599 (Lippert) - Farmer-Lender Mediation Act time period in 2020 modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
02:07 - Final action on HF4490 (Poppe) Supplemental Agriculture Finance bill.
48:49 - HF4599 (Lippert) Farmer-Lender Mediation Act time period in 2020 modified.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.
• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This audio remote hearing is taking place under Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

I. Final Action on HF 4490 (Poppe) Supplemental Ag Finance bill
II. BILL ADDED: HF 4599 (Lippert) Farmer-Lender Mediation Act time period in 2020 modified.

Other bills may be added

*NOTES: Amendments to the DE to HF 4490 will be considered and the bill will be voted out. They are due by 9:45 am on Monday, May 4.

If you would like to testify on HF 4599, please contact carl.kaase@house.mn by 5:00 PM, May 4, 2020 for instruction. Written testimony that is submitted (to carl.kaase@house.mn) by 5:00 PM, May 4, 2020 will be provided to members and posted on the division website.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Agriculture & Food Finance and Policy Division website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/91015

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

If you have questions about the technology associated with/accessibility of remote hearings, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803. Please do not contact him on matters directly related to the agenda.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.