STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee to order at 10:16 AM on March 6th, 2018, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
BACKER, Jeff Vice Chair
Representative Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:16 AM. A quorum was present.
Presentation from state Future Farmers of America officers.
Katie Benson, President, Minnesota State Future Farmers of America
Maddie Weninger, Sentinel, Minnesota State Future Farmers of America
Representative Kunesh-Podein moved that the minutes of February 28, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3152 (Hamilton) Minnesota agriculture special license plates established, and money appropriated
Representative Pierson moved that HF3152 be re-referred to the committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.
Testifying on HF3152:
Val Aarsvold, Executive Director, Minnesota Future Farmers of America Foundation
Thomas Devita, Driver and Vehicle Services Division, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Representative Pierson renewed his motion that HF3152 be re-referred to the committee on Transportation and Regional Governance Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3127 (Dettmer) Metropolitan agricultural preserve expiration modified, Gateway Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated
Representative Daniels moved that HF3127 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.
Representative Daniels moved the H3127A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF3127 as amended:
Christine Maefsky, Mayor, City of Scandia
John Herman, Scandia
Representative Daniels renewed his motion that HF3127 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Report on Agricultural Land Preservation.
Whitney Place, Legislative Affairs Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
11:26 a.m. Adjourned
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair
Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant