STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on April 5th, 2016, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
KIEL, Debra, Vice Chair
Chair Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:16 AM. A quorum was present.
Rep. Hansen moved House File 2408. Chair Hamilton laid over House File 2408.
Whitney Place, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture introduced Paul Hugunin of the Department. Paul Hugunin gave a presentation on MDA’s Report on Urban Agriculture.
Rep. Johnson moved the approval of the March 31st minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Simonon presented House File 3358. The following testified on the bill: Lisa Plachta, Project Chair of the Junior League of Duluth, Chanti Clabria, Program Coordinator for Seeds of Success and Community Action Duluth, and Keith Hamre, Director of Planning and Construction Services for the City of Duluth. Chair Hamilton laid over House File 3358.
Rep. Clark presented House File 2818. Jose Villesenor of Tamales y Bicletas, Carol Pass of East Phillips Improvement Coalition, Robert Lilligren with Little Earth United Tribes, Debb Goettle, Mayor of Richfield, Dean Davolis of DJR, Architecture Inc., and Tim Fisher testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton laid over House File 2818.
Rep. Clark presented House File 3324. Pakou Hang of the Hmong American Farming Association, Nadja Bernache of Gardening Matters and Ramsey County, Abel Martinez and Joanna Hill of Mashkii Gitigan and Michael Chaney of Project Sweetie Pie testified on the bill.
Rep. Clark moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Hamilton laid over House File 3324, as amended.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 P.M.
Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair
Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant