STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMIES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Representative Otremba, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:03 A.M. on, January 31, 2007, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
OTREMBA, Chair HEIDGERKEN
FAUST, Vice-Chair JUHNKE
HAMILTON, IR Lead MORROW
A quorum was present.
Rep. Hamilton moved approval of the minutes from January 24, 2007 and January 29, 2007.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The following provided testimony on the Plant Licensing Task Force and how it was developed:
Ms. Beverly R. Durgen, Plant License Task Force Chair
Dean, University of Minnesota Extension
and Director, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
Mr. Bob Fitch, Plant License Task Force member
Executive Director, Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.
Mr. Bill Jacobson, President, Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
Owner of Pine Tree Apple Orchard, White Bear Lake, MN
(Bill spoke for his brother John, who represents the Minnesota Apple Growers on the Task Force. John was unable to attend).
The Task Force Member answered questions from the committee.
Chair Otremba referred the following House Files to the Division of Veterans Affairs:
HF 451 (Jaros) relating to the military; providing reimbursement grants or pay for certain honor guard members; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 192; 197.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:34 A.M.
REP. MARY ELLEN OTREMBA, Chair
Mary M. Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant