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Minutes for HB2605 - Committee on Agriculture

Short Title

Increasing the rural population requirement maximum for the veterinary training program for rural Kansas and creating a food animal percentage requirement that may be fulfilled in lieu thereof.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 17, 2022

Chairperson Rahjes opened the hearing on HB2605.  Kyle Hamilton, Office of the Revisor, provided an overview of the bill.

PROPONENTS - In Person

Dean Bonnie Rush, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, provided proponent testimony and stood for questions.(Attachment 2)

Matt Teagarden, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Livestock Association, provided proponent testimony and stood for questions.(Attachment 3)

Dr. Eilene Minnix, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, provided proponent testimony and stood for questions.(Attachment 4)(Attachment 5)

Rachel Jones, Kansas State University Veterinary Student, provided proponent testimony and stood for questions.(Attachment 6)

Dr. Garrett Stewart, DVM, provided proponent testimony and stood for questions.(Attachment 7)

PROPONENTS - Written

Kelsey Olson, Deputy Secretary, Kansas Department of Agriculture(Attachment 8)

Dr. Tera Barhardt, DVM, Animal Welfare Consulting and Research, LLC(Attachment 9)

Dr. Brady Luke, DVM, Beloit, Kansas(Attachment 10)

Dr. Mathew Kelso, DVM, Atchison, Kansas(Attachment 11)

Dr. Anna Hickert, DVM, Solomon Valley, Kansas(Attachment 12)

OPPONENTS

None

NEUTRAL

None

There were no others requesting to testify or providing written testimony.

The Chair closed the hearing on HB2605.