STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Backer, Vice-Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee to order at 10:15 AM on February 21st, 2017, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
BACKER, Jeff Vice Chair
Representative Backer called the meeting to order at 10:17 AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Mahoney moved that the minutes of February 15, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1293 (Fabian) Open air swine basin ban extended.
Representative Bennett moved that HF1293 be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.
Testifying on HF1293:
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Jerry Schoenfeld, Minnesota Pork Producers Association
Representative Bennett renewed her motion that HF1293 be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1047 (Kiel) Agricultural homestead rules modified for properties owned by trusts.
Representative Lueck moved that HF1047 be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.
Testifying on HF1047:
Rod Obermoller, Chairman, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Representative Lueck renewed his motion that HF1047 be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Anderson assumed the gavel at 10:53 a.m.
HF1026 (Gunther) Livestock facility nuisance exemption provided.
Representative Daniels moved that HF673 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.
Testifying on HF1026:
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice
Sonja Trom-Aerys, Attorney
Jed Post, Southeast Minnesota Resident
Stephen Carpenter, Farmers Legal Action Group
Chair Anderson laid over HF1026.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m.
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair
Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant