STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Dennis Ozment, of the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee called the thirty-third meeting to order on Thursday March 31, 2005, at 8:35 a.m.
The Clerk noted the roll.
OZMENT, Dennis Chair JUHNKE, Al
DILL, David Vice Chair MAGNUS, Doug
CORNISH, Tony PENAS, Maxine
HACKBARTH, Tom PETERSON, Aaron
HOPPE, Joe URDAHL, Dean
JOHNSON, Sheldon WAGENIUS, Jean
A quorum was present.
Representative Magnus moved to approve minutes of March 30, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Dill moved HF 749 before the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.
Testifying on HF 749 was:
Keith Nelson, St. Louis County Commissioner.
HF 749 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.
Representative Urdahl moved HF 1205 before the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.
Representative Urdahl moved adoption of Amendment H1205A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifying on HF 1205 was:
Steve Ernest, Budget Director, Department of Agriculture,
Thom Petersen, Mn Farmers Union,
Jerry Schoenfeld, Mn Pork Producers Association.
HF 1205, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.
Representative Ozment moved HF 1044 before the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.
Representative Garofalo presented HF 1044.
Representative Garofalo moved to amend HF 1044 as follows:
On page 3, line 17 after "its" insert "findings, recommendations and"
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifying on HF 1044 was:
Judd Schetnan, Met Council
Keith Buttleman, Assistant Director of Met Council,
Beth Widstrom-Anderson, Met Council,
Cordelia Pierson, Program Manager, The Trust for Public Land.
Representative Ozment renewed his motion that HF 1044 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Tax Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting adjourned at 9:48 a.m.
REP. DENNIS OZMENT
Committee Legislative Assistant