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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

NINETIETH SESSION - 2017

 

_____________________

 

FIFTY-EIGHTH DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

 

      The House of Representatives convened at 10:00 a.m. and was called to order by Kurt Daudt, Speaker of the House.

 

      Prayer was offered by Mark W. Kelm, Minneapolis District Chaplain, United States Secret Service, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dehn, R.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

Wagenius

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      A quorum was present.

 

      Halverson was excused until 1:20 p.m.

 

      The Chief Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of the preceding day.  There being no objection, further reading of the Journal was dispensed with and the Journal was approved as corrected by the Chief Clerk.


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REPORTS OF CHIEF CLERK

 

      S. F. No. 1354 and H. F. No. 1640, which had been referred to the Chief Clerk for comparison, were examined and found to be identical.

 

      Flanagan moved that S. F. No. 1354 be substituted for H. F. No. 1640 and that the House File be indefinitely postponed.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

      S. F. No. 1354 was read for the second time.

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:

 

 

Theis introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2681, A bill for an act relating to health; establishing water management practices to prevent waterborne diseases; requiring investigations of cases of Legionnaires' disease; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144.382, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

 

 

Whelan; Pelowski; Hertaus; Murphy, M.; McDonald; Miller; Lohmer; Sundin and Pugh introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2682, A bill for an act relating to higher education; repealing the Regent Candidate Advisory Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 137.0246, subdivision 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 137.0245.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance.

 

 

Hansen, by request, introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2683, A bill for an act relating to environment; providing for cleanup at certain priority solid waste disposal facilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 115B.39, subdivision 2; 115B.40, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.


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Thissen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2684, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing a supplemental personal needs allowance for certain medical assistance recipients; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 256B.0915, subdivision 1d; 256B.35, by adding a subdivision; 256I.03, subdivision 5.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

 

 

Ward, Sandstede, Slocum and Kunesh-Podein introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2685, A bill for an act relating to funeral and burial goods and services preneed providers; requiring annual notice to persons who have contracted to receive funeral and burial goods and services in the future; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 149A.97, subdivision 3a; 306.762.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

 

 

Ward, Slocum, Sandstede and Kunesh-Podein introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2686, A bill for an act relating to animals; establishing liability for attacks by pets or companion animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 347.22.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

 

 

Fabian; Hamilton; Poppe; Green; Anderson, P.; Grossell and Torkelson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2687, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; clarifying public waters and public drainage system laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 103E.701, subdivision 2; 103G.225; 103G.245, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

 

 

Hoppe and Slocum introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2688, A bill for an act relating to insurance; authorizing affinity group discounts in certain auto or homeowner's insurance policies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 72A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

 

 

Clark; Allen; Maye Quade; Mariani; Franke; Freiberg; Fischer; Ward; Moran; Lee; Davnie; Wagenius; Kunesh‑Podein; Dehn, R.; Hornstein; Murphy, E.; Pinto; Liebling; Hilstrom; Metsa; Bly; Flanagan; Omar; Schultz; Bernardy; Hausman; Slocum; Loeffler; Youakim; Masin; Thissen; Becker-Finn; Lillie and Mahoney introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2689, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a Council on LGBTQI Minnesotans; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.


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Quam; Hertaus; Pugh; Anderson, P.; Lucero; Franson; Miller; Whelan; Backer; Nornes; Bahr, C., and Pierson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2690, A resolution memorializing Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to impose fiscal constraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

 

 

Carlson, L., and Freiberg introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2691, A bill for an act relating to public safety; making it a crime to make certain false representations about training service animals; imposing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

 

 

Murphy, E., introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2692, A bill for an act relating to human rights; prohibiting discrimination by a health plan company; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.17.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

 

 

Murphy, E., and Hornstein introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2693, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to design a state Medicare demonstration project; requiring a report to the legislature.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

 

 

Freiberg; Murphy, E.; Omar; Liebling; Dehn, R.; Clark and Schultz introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2694, A bill for an act relating to health; authorizing the commissioner of health to use money in a public health response contingency account for certain purposes; establishing the account; transferring money; requiring a report; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

 

 

      Peppin moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by Speaker pro tempore Albright.


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CALENDAR FOR THE DAY

 

 

      S. F. No. 550 was reported to the House.

 

 

      Heintzeman moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as follows:

 

      Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following language of H. F. No. 1265, the second engrossment:

 

Section 1.  APPROPRIATIONS. 

 

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act.  The appropriations are from the environment and natural resources trust fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The figures "2017," "2018," and "2019" used in this act mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, June 30, 2018, or June 30, 2019, respectively.  "The first year" is fiscal year 2018.  "The second year" is fiscal year 2019.  "The biennium" is fiscal years 2018 and 2019.  Appropriations for fiscal year 2017 are available the day following final enactment.

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

Available for the Year

Ending June 30

 

 

 

2017

2018

2019

 

Sec. 2.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivision 1.  Total Appropriation

$8,428,000

 

$50,828,000

 

$-0-

 

The amounts that may be spent for each purpose are specified in the following subdivisions.  Appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 are available for two years beginning July 1, 2017, for fiscal year 2018 appropriations and beginning July 1, 2018, for fiscal year 2019 appropriations, unless otherwise stated in the appropriation.  Any unencumbered balance remaining in the first year does not cancel and is available for the second year or until the end of the appropriation.  Appropriations for fiscal year 2017 are available until June 30, 2018, unless otherwise stated in the appropriation.

 

Subd. 2.  Definition

 

 

 

 

 

"Trust fund" means the Minnesota environment and natural resources trust fund established under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 14.

 

Subd. 3.  Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information

 

3,700,000

 

 

6,869,000

 

 

-0-

 

(a) County Geologic Atlases - Continuation

 

 

 

 

 

$3,700,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Geological Survey, to continue acceleration of the production of county


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geologic atlases for the purpose of sustainable management of surface water and groundwater resources.  This appropriation is to complete Part A of county geologic atlases, which focuses on the properties and distribution of earth materials in order to define aquifer boundaries and the connection of aquifers to the land surface and surface water resources.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Assessment of Public Benefits of Protecting Source Water

 

 

 

 

$320,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to map and quantify source water risks, determine ecosystem service valuation of clean water, and provide analyses of equity and community capacity to improve decisions about the protection and management of groundwater and surface water.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Preserving Minnesota Prairie Plant Diversity - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$900,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to continue collecting and preserving germplasm of plants throughout Minnesota's prairie region, study the microbial effects that promote plant health, analyze local adaptation, and evaluate the adaptive capacity of prairie plant populations.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(d) Minnesota Biological Survey - Continuation

 

 

 

 

 

$2,900,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for continuation of the Minnesota biological survey to provide a foundation for conserving biological diversity by systematically collecting, interpreting, monitoring, and delivering data on plant and animal distribution and ecology, native plant communities, and functional landscapes.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(e) Minnesota Wildflowers Online Botanical Reference - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$270,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Minnesota Wildflowers Information to continue surveying and imaging plant species and publishing species profiles for a plant identification reference Web site available to the public and land managers.  Images acquired and information compiled using these funds are for purposes of public information available on a Web site.  If the organization is no longer able to maintain the Web site, the organization must


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work with the state and the University of Minnesota, Bell Museum of Natural History, to ensure the materials remain publicly available on the Web.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(f) Drainage Records Modernization Cost Share - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$540,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to facilitate statewide modernization of public drainage records under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E, and integrate new specifications into existing drainage records modernization guidelines through matching cost-share grants to drainage authorities.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(g) Groundwater Contamination Mapping

 

 

 

 

 

$400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to develop a Web-based interactive map of groundwater contamination to improve protection of groundwater resources for drinking water.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(h) Landslide Susceptibility, Mapping, and Management Tools

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to create landslide susceptibility maps using a landslide inventory and quantitative analysis of LiDAR to provide tools and data for mitigation and restoration to reduce impacts on water resources.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(i) Moose Calf Surveys and Monitoring

 

 

 

 

 

$348,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to assess the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in natural resource monitoring of moose populations and changes in ecosystems.

 

(j) Cedar Creek Natural Area Wolf Recolonization Assessment

 

 

 

 

$398,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, to assess wolf recolonization impacts on wildlife, biodiversity, and natural resources and provide educational


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opportunities at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(k) Effects of Wolf Predation on Beaver, Moose, and Deer

 

 

 

 

 

$293,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Voyageurs National Park to assess the effects of wolf predation on beaver, moose, and deer in the Border Lakes region.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

Subd. 4.  Water Resources

 

-0-

 

2,584,000

 

-0-

 

(a) Assessment of Household Chemicals and Herbicides in Rivers and Lakes

 

 

 

 

$236,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to quantify environmental levels of household chemical and herbicide ingredients in rivers and lakes and assess their potential to form toxic by-products.

 

(b) Wastewater Nitrogen Removal Technology to Protect Water Quality

 

 

 

 

$450,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop a technology for inexpensive low-energy nitrogen removal in wastewater.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Water Quality Monitoring in Southeastern Minnesota Trout Streams

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Winona State University, to develop a system of biological monitoring for water quality protection of trout streams in southeastern Minnesota.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(d) Reassessing Toxicity of Petrochemical Spills on Groundwater and Surface Waters

 

 

 

 

$300,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the University of St. Thomas to reassess long-term effects of oil spills through the analysis of chemical parameters related to oil degradation and


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evaluate the impacts on aquatic species, groundwater, and surface waters.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(e) Assessment of Water Quality for Reuse

 

 

 

 

 

$148,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to collect and analyze pathogen data for evaluation of water reuse in order to maximize water reuse and protect groundwater and surface water quality.

 

(f) Identification of Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Minnesota Fish

 

 

 

 

$400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to identify chemicals of emerging concern and metals in fish, water, and sediments from approximately 30 water bodies in northeastern Minnesota used for subsistence harvest and recreation.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(g) Techniques for Water Storage Estimates in Central Minnesota

 

 

 

 

$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to improve water storage estimates in groundwater, soil moisture, streams, lakes, and wetlands through integration of satellite monitoring and ground‑based measurements in central Minnesota.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(h) Assessing Release of Mercury and Sulfur on Aquatic Communities

 

 

 

 

$300,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to determine the effects of increased temperatures on the release of mercury and sulfur from Minnesota peatlands to predict impacts on aquatic communities and fish health.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

Subd. 5.  Environmental Education

-0-

 

2,817,000

 

-0-

 

(a) Connecting Youth to Minnesota Waterways through Outdoor Classrooms

 

 

 

 

$1,200,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Wilderness Inquiry to provide place-based environmental education science water


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experiences to approximately 20,000 middle- and high-school students.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers

 

 

 

 

 

$1,487,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources in cooperation with Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa to encourage a diversity of students to pursue careers in environment and natural resources through internships and mentorships with the Department of Natural Resources, the Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the Pollution Control Agency.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2022, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Increasing Residential Environmental Learning Center Opportunities

 

 

 

 

$130,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Audubon Center of the North Woods to provide scholarship opportunities for a minimum of 1,000 students that are not currently served through other residential environmental education learning centers.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

Subd. 6.  Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species

 

2,700,000

 

 

2,021,000

 

 

-0-

 

(a) Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$2,700,000 in fiscal year 2017 is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to support the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in finding solutions to Minnesota's aquatic invasive species problems through research, control, prevention, and early detection of existing and emerging aquatic invasive species threats.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol - Phase III

 

 

 

 

 

$729,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of agriculture in cooperation with the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to implement biocontrol of emerald ash borer using a newly approved parasitic wasp, assess the impact of the statewide program, and engage citizen volunteers.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.


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(c) Invasive Bighead and Silver Carp and Native Fish Evaluation - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to continue invasive bighead and silver carp monitoring in the Mississippi River and tributaries through advanced acoustic telemetry and assess food chains to determine how native species might prevent invasive bighead and silver carp establishment.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(d) Adapting Stream Barriers to Remove Common Carp

 

 

 

 

 

$301,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to conduct field tests at existing barrier sites and laboratory experiments to adapt a technology to remove common carp from streams during carp spawning migrations in Minnesota.

 

(e) Tactical Invasive Plant Management Plan Development

 

 

 

 

$296,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of agriculture in cooperation with the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop regional priorities and an interagency action plan for invasive plant management to protect and promote habitat and native species.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(f) Maximize Value of Water Impoundments to Wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

$195,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the National Audubon Society, Minnesota office, to control invasive hybrid cattails in water impoundments to improve habitat quality for migrating and breeding birds.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

Subd. 7.  Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy

 

-0-

 

 

1,700,000

 

 

-0-

 

(a) Assessment of Urban Air Quality

 

 

 

 

 

$700,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to set up and operate a network of 250 air pollution sensors at 50 sites to monitor fine particles, ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide in each zip code for the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to assess


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variability of urban air pollution.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) District Heating with Renewable Biomass at Camp Ripley Training Center

 

 

 

 

$1,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of military affairs to install a 5,000,000-BTU centralized biomass boiler system utilizing the forestry management at Camp Ripley.  This appropriation must be matched by at least $900,000 of nonstate money and must be committed by December 31, 2017.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

Subd. 8.  Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat

 

1,029,000

 

 

27,639,000

 

 

-0-

 

(a) Optimizing the Nutrition of Roadside Plants for Pollinators

 

 

 

 

$815,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Transportation and the Board of Water and Soil Resources to produce site-specific recommendations for roadside plantings in Minnesota to maximize the nutritional health of native bees and monarch butterflies that rely on roadside habitat corridors.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Promoting Conservation Biocontrol of Beneficial Insects

 

 

 

 

$400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to research integrated pest management strategies, including insecticide alternatives, and overwintering habitat sites to conserve beneficial insects, including bees, butterflies, and predator insects.  The integrated pest management strategies will be used to develop best management practices to increase pollinator and beneficial insect diversity and abundance in various restored habitats.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Evaluating the Use of Bison to Restore and Preserve Savanna Habitat

 

 

 

 

$388,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, to research combined bison grazing and fire management strategies to restore Minnesota's oak savanna


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ecosystems.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(d) State Park Pollinator Habitat Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

$672,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to restore at least 520 acres of monarch butterfly and other native pollinator habitats in at least seven state parks in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan core areas and establish pollinator plantings and interpretive exhibits in at least ten state parks.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(e) Enhancing Spawning Habitat Restoration in Minnesota Lakes

 

 

 

 

$294,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources to enhance efforts to increase natural reproduction of fish in Minnesota lakes by assessing wave energy impacts on near-shore spawning habitat.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(f) Prescribed-Fire Management for Roadside Prairies

 

 

 

 

 

$345,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of transportation to enhance the prescribed-fire program to manage roadsides to protect and increase biodiversity and pollinator habitat.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(g) Minnesota Bee and Beneficial Species Habitat Restoration

 

 

 

 

$732,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Honey Producers Association to restore approximately 800 acres of permanently protected land to enhance bee, butterfly, beneficial insect, and grassland bird habitats.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.


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(h) Mississippi and Vermillion Rivers Restoration of Prairie, Savanna, and Forest Habitat - Phase X

 

 

 

 

$213,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Friends of the Mississippi River for continued implementation of the Metro Conservation Corridors partnership by improving at least 80 acres of habitat at approximately seven sites along the Mississippi River and Vermillion River corridors.  Expenditures are limited to the identified project corridor areas as defined in the work plan.  A list of proposed restoration sites must be provided as part of the required work plan.  Plant and seed materials must follow the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(i) Economic Assessment of Precision Conservation and Agriculture

 

 

 

 

$400,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to demonstrate a new approach to promote conservation practices utilizing return-on-investment analysis and identifying revenue‑negative acres on agricultural land to assist farmers in implementing conservation practices that will provide environmental and economic benefits.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(j) Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Outreach and Implementation

 

 

 

 

$6,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to fund staff at soil and water conservation districts to assist landowners participating in the federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.  This appropriation is contingent upon receipt of federal funds for implementation.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(k) Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

 

 

 

 

 

$1,029,000 in fiscal year 2017 and $17,380,000 the first year are from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to acquire permanent conservation easements and restore land under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.  This work may be done in cooperation with the federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement


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Program.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

Subd. 9.  Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation

 

999,000

 

 

5,858,000

 

 

-0-

 

(a) Minneopa State Park Land Acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire 135 acres of land located within the statutory boundary of Minneopa State Park.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Minnesota State Trails Acquisition, Development, and Enhancement

 

 

 

 

$999,000 in fiscal year 2017 and $39,000 the first year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for state trail acquisition, development, and enhancement in southern Minnesota.  A proposed list of trail projects on authorized state trails must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Leech Lake Acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to acquire approximately 45 acres, including 0.67 miles of shoreline of high-quality aquatic and wildlife habitat at the historic meeting place between Henry Schoolcraft and the Anishinabe people.  The land must be open to public use including hunting and fishing.  The band must provide a commitment that land will not be put in a federal trust through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

(d) Mesabi Trail Development

 

 

 

 

 

$2,269,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority for engineering and constructing segments of the Mesabi Trail.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.


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(e) Tower Trailhead Boat Landing and Habitat Improvement - Phase II

 

 

 

 

$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the city of Tower to construct a trailhead and boat landing and restore vegetative habitat on city-owned property.  Plant and seed materials must follow the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(f) Land Acquisition for Voyageurs National Park Crane Lake Visitors Center

 

 

 

 

$950,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the town of Crane Lake, in partnership with Voyageurs National Park and the Department of Natural Resources, to acquire approximately 30 acres to be used for a visitor center and campground.  Income generated by the campground may be used to support the facility.

 

Subd. 10.  Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement

 

-0-

 

 

1,340,000

 

 

-0-

 

(a) Contract Agreement Reimbursement

 

 

 

 

 

$135,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources, at the direction of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, for expenses incurred for contract agreement reimbursement for the agreements specified in this section.  The commissioner shall provide documentation to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources on the expenditure of these funds.

 

(b) Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) Administration

 

 

 

 

$1,200,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Legislative‑Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources for administration in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.09, subdivision 5.

 

(c) Legislative Coordinating Commission Legacy Web site

 

 

 

 

 

$5,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Legislative Coordinating Commission for the Web site required in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10.


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Subd. 11.  Availability of Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

Money appropriated in this section may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation and are specified in the work plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.  Money appropriated in this section must not be spent on indirect costs or other institutional overhead charges that are not directly related to and necessary for a specific appropriation.  Costs that are directly related to and necessary for an appropriation, including financial services, human resources, information services, rent, and utilities, are eligible only if the costs can be clearly justified and individually documented specific to the appropriation's purpose and would not be generated by the recipient but for receipt of the appropriation.  No broad allocations for costs in either dollars or percentages are allowed.  Unless otherwise provided, the amounts in this section are available until June 30, 2019, when projects must be completed and final products delivered.  For acquisition of real property, the appropriations in this section are available for an additional fiscal year if a binding contract for acquisition of the real property is entered into before the expiration date of the appropriation.  If a project receives a federal grant, the time period of the appropriation is extended to equal the federal grant period.

 

Subd. 12.  Data Availability Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Data collected by the projects funded under this section must conform to guidelines and standards adopted by MN.IT Services.  Spatial data must also conform to additional guidelines and standards designed to support data coordination and distribution that have been published by the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office.  Descriptions of spatial data must be prepared as specified in the state's geographic metadata guideline and must be submitted to the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office.  All data must be accessible and free to the public unless made private under the Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.  To the extent practicable, summary data and results of projects funded under this section should be readily accessible on the Internet and identified as having received funding from the environment and natural resources trust fund.

 

Subd. 13.  Project Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

(a) As a condition of accepting an appropriation under this section, an agency or entity receiving an appropriation or a party to an agreement from an appropriation must comply with paragraphs (b) to (l) and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P, and must submit a work plan and annual or semiannual progress reports in the form determined by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources for any project funded in whole or in part with funds from the appropriation.  Modifications to the approved work plan


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and budget expenditures must be made through the amendment process established by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

 

(b) A recipient of money appropriated in this section that conducts a restoration using funds appropriated in this section must use native plant species according to the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines and include an appropriate diversity of native species selected to provide habitat for pollinators throughout the growing season as required under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.973.

 

(c) For all restorations conducted with money appropriated under this section, a recipient must prepare an ecological restoration and management plan that, to the degree practicable, is consistent with the highest quality conservation and ecological goals for the restoration site.  Consideration should be given to soil, geology, topography, and other relevant factors that would provide the best chance for long-term success and durability of the restoration project.  The plan must include the proposed timetable for implementing the restoration, including site preparation, establishment of diverse plant species, maintenance, and additional enhancement to establish the restoration; identify long-term maintenance and management needs of the restoration and how the maintenance, management, and enhancement will be financed; and take advantage of the best available science and include innovative techniques to achieve the best restoration.

 

(d) An entity receiving an appropriation in this section for restoration activities must provide an initial restoration evaluation at the completion of the appropriation and an evaluation three years beyond the completion of the expenditure.  Restorations must be evaluated relative to the stated goals and standards in the restoration plan, current science, and, when applicable, the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines.  The evaluation must determine whether the restorations are meeting planned goals, identify any problems with the implementation of the restorations, and, if necessary, give recommendations on improving restorations.  The evaluation must be focused on improving future restorations.

 

(e) All restoration and enhancement projects funded with money appropriated in this section must be on land permanently protected by a conservation easement or public ownership.

 

(f) A recipient of money from an appropriation under this section must give consideration to contracting with Conservation Corps Minnesota for contract restoration and enhancement services.

 

(g) All conservation easements acquired with money appropriated under this section must:


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(1) be permanent;

 

(2) specify the parties to an easement in the easement;

 

(3) specify all of the provisions of an agreement that are permanent;

 

(4) be sent to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources in an electronic format at least ten business days before closing;

 

(5) include a long-term monitoring and enforcement plan and funding for monitoring and enforcing the easement agreement; and

 

(6) include requirements in the easement document to address specific groundwater and surface water quality protection activities such as keeping water on the landscape, reducing nutrient and contaminant loading, protecting groundwater, and not permitting artificial hydrological modifications.

 

(h) For any acquisition of lands or interest in lands, a recipient of money appropriated under this section must not agree to pay more than 100 percent of the appraised value for a parcel of land using this money to complete the purchase, in part or in whole, except that up to ten percent above the appraised value may be allowed to complete the purchase, in part or in whole, using this money if permission is received in advance of the purchase from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

 

(i) For any acquisition of land or interest in land, a recipient of money appropriated under this section must give priority to high-quality natural resources or conservation lands that provide natural buffers to water resources.

 

(j) For new lands acquired with money appropriated under this section, a recipient must prepare an ecological restoration and management plan in compliance with paragraph (c), including sufficient funding for implementation unless the work plan addresses why a portion of the money is not necessary to achieve a high-quality restoration.

 

(k) To ensure public accountability for the use of public funds, within 60 days of the transaction, a recipient of money appropriated under this section must provide to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources documentation of the selection process used to identify parcels acquired and provide documentation of all related transaction costs, including but not limited to appraisals, legal fees, recording fees, commissions, other similar costs, and donations.  This information must be provided for all parties involved in the transaction.  The recipient must also report to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota


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Resources any difference between the acquisition amount paid to the seller and the state-certified or state-reviewed appraisal, if a state-certified or state-reviewed appraisal was conducted.

 

(l) A recipient of an appropriation from the trust fund under this section must acknowledge financial support from the environment and natural resources trust fund in project publications, signage, and other public communications and outreach related to work completed using the appropriation.  Acknowledgment may occur, as appropriate, through use of the trust fund logo or inclusion of language attributing support from the trust fund.  Each direct recipient of money appropriated in this section, as well as each recipient of a grant awarded pursuant to this section, must satisfy all reporting and other requirements incumbent upon constitutionally dedicated funding recipients as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision 10, and chapter 116P.

 

Subd. 14.  Payment Conditions and Capital Equipment Expenditures

 

 

 

 

(a) All agreements, grants, or contracts referred to in this section must be administered on a reimbursement basis unless otherwise provided in this section.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.41, expenditures made on or after July 1, 2017, or the date the work plan is approved, whichever is later, are eligible for reimbursement unless otherwise provided in this section.  Periodic payments must be made upon receiving documentation that the deliverable items articulated in the approved work plan have been achieved, including partial achievements as evidenced by approved progress reports.  Reasonable amounts may be advanced to projects to accommodate cash flow needs or match federal money.  The advances must be approved as part of the work plan.  No expenditures for capital equipment are allowed unless expressly authorized in the project work plan.

 

(b) Single-source contracts as specified in the approved work plan are allowed.

 

Subd. 15.  Purchase of Recycled and Recyclable Materials

 

 

 

 

A political subdivision, public or private corporation, or other entity that receives an appropriation under this section must use the appropriation in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.0725, regarding purchase of recycled, repairable, and durable materials and Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.073, regarding purchase and use of paper stock and printing.


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Subd. 16.  Energy Conservation and Sustainable Building Guidelines

 

 

 

 

A recipient to whom an appropriation is made under this section for a capital improvement project must ensure that the project complies with the applicable energy conservation and sustainable building guidelines and standards contained in law, including Minnesota Statutes, sections 16B.325, 216C.19, and 216C.20, and rules adopted under those sections.  The recipient may use the energy planning, advocacy, and State Energy Office units of the Department of Commerce to obtain information and technical assistance on energy conservation and alternative energy development relating to planning and constructing the capital improvement project.

 

Subd. 17.  Accessibility

 

 

 

 

 

Structural and nonstructural facilities must meet the design standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines.

 

Subd. 18.  Carryforward; Extension

 

 

 

 

 

(a) The availability of the appropriations for the following projects are extended to June 30, 2018:

 

(1) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), Evaluation of Wastewater Nitrogen and Estrogen Treatment Options;

 

(2) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), Bioacoustics to Detect, Deter, and Eliminate Silver Carp;

 

(3) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2, subdivision 4, paragraph (f), Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Monitoring and Biocontrol Evaluation;

 

(4) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2, subdivision 6, paragraph (h), Nutrient Capture through Water Management and Biomass Harvesting;

 

(5) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2, subdivision 7, paragraph (b), Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition;

 

(6) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2, subdivision 3, paragraph (l), Genetic and Camera Techniques to Estimate Carnivore Populations;

 

(7) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2, subdivision 7, paragraph (c), Building Deconstruction to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Solid Waste; and


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(8) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2, subdivision 10, Emerging Issues Account.

 

(b) The availability of the appropriations for the following projects are extended to June 30, 2019:

 

(1) Laws 2014, chapter 226, section 2, subdivision 10, paragraph (c), Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), as extended by Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2, subdivision 18, clause (8);

 

(2) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2, subdivision 7, paragraph (a), Renewable and Sustainable Fertilizers Produced Locally;

 

(3) Laws 2015, chapter 76, section 2, subdivision 8, paragraph (h), Improving Community Forests Through Citizen Engagement; and

 

(4) Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2, subdivision 9, paragraph (b), Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition.

 

Sec. 3.  [15.0541] NO NET GAIN; COUNTIES.

 

(a) A county located in whole or in part north of U.S. Highway 2 may file a no net gain of state lands policy, adopted by the county board, with the commissioner of natural resources.  The policy must express the county's policy against the acquisition of additional land by the state within the county.

 

(b) When a state agency acquires private land within a county that has filed a no net gain of state lands policy under this section, the commissioner of natural resources, for lands acquired by the commissioner, or the commissioner of administration, for lands acquired by another state agency, must sell to a private individual or entity an equal or greater number of acres of land within the county.  The value of the land sold must be of at least substantially equal value of the lands acquired.  Notwithstanding section 94.10, subdivision 2, if lands being offered for sale to comply with this section remain unsold after a public sale offering, the lands may be sold for less than the appraised value.  Land sold under this paragraph must not be sold for less than 75 percent of the appraised value.

 

(c) For the purposes of this section the following terms have the meanings given:

 

(1) "agency" has the meaning given under section 16B.01, subdivision 2, excluding the Department of Transportation, and excluding the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

 

(2) "substantially equal value" has the meaning given under section 94.343, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116P.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Duties.  (a) The commission shall recommend an annual or biennial legislative bill for appropriations from the environment and natural resources trust fund and shall adopt a strategic plan as provided in section 116P.08.  Approval of the recommended legislative bill requires an affirmative vote of at least 12 members of the commission.

 

(b) It is a condition of acceptance of the appropriations made from the Minnesota environment and natural resources trust fund, and oil overcharge money under section 4.071, subdivision 2, that the agency or entity receiving the appropriation must submit a work plan and annual or semiannual progress reports in the form


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determined by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, and comply with applicable reporting requirements under section 116P.16.  None of the money provided may be spent unless the commission has approved the pertinent work plan.  Modifications to the approved work plan and budget expenditures shall be made through the amendment process established by the commission.  The commission shall ensure that the expenditures and outcomes described in the work plan for appropriations funded by the environment and natural resources trust fund are met.

 

(c) The peer review procedures created under section 116P.08 must also be used to review, comment, and report to the commission on research proposals applying for an appropriation from the oil overcharge money under section 4.071, subdivision 2.

 

(d) The commission may adopt operating procedures to fulfill its duties under this chapter.

 

(e) As part of the operating procedures, the commission shall:

 

(1) ensure that members' expectations are to participate in all meetings related to funding decision recommendations;

 

(2) recommend adequate funding for increased citizen outreach and communications for trust fund expenditure planning;

 

(3) allow administrative expenses as part of individual project expenditures based on need;

 

(4) provide for project outcome evaluation;

 

(5) keep the grant application, administration, and review process as simple as possible; and

 

(6) define and emphasize the leveraging of additional sources of money that project proposers should consider when making trust fund proposals.

 

Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116P.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

 

Subdivision 1.  Commissioner approval.  (a) A recipient of an appropriation from the trust fund who acquires an interest in real property must receive written approval from the commissioner of natural resources prior to the acquisition, if the interest is acquired in whole or in part with the appropriation.  A recipient must request the commissioner's approval at least ten business days before the proposed acquisition.  When a recipient requests approval under this subdivision, the recipient must simultaneously submit the same information to the commission.  Conservation easements to be held by the Board of Water and Soil Resources, acquisitions of land in the metropolitan regional recreation open space systems as defined under section 473.351, subdivision 1, with appropriations to the Metropolitan Council, and acquisitions specifically identified in appropriation laws are not subject to commissioner approval under this section.

 

(b) The commissioner shall approve acquisitions under this section only when the interest in real property:

 

(1) is identified as a high priority by the commissioner and meets the objectives and criteria identified in the applicable acquisition plan for the intended management status of the property; or

 

(2) is otherwise identified by the commissioner as a priority for state financing."


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Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money from environment and natural resources trust fund; providing for no net gain of state lands in certain counties; modifying requirements for receipt of fund money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 116P.05, subdivision 2; 116P.17, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Heintzeman moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, after line 16, insert:

 

"EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

Page 29, after line 15, insert:

 

"EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment."

 

 

      The motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

 

 

Hansen moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$6,880,000"

 

Page 17, delete lines 10 to 19 and insert:

 

"(a) Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Metropolitan Council for grants to acquire approximately 197 acres of land within the approved park boundaries of the metropolitan regional park system.  This appropriation may not be used to purchase habitable residential structures.  A list of proposed fee title acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation must be matched by at least 40 percent of nonstate money that must be committed by December 31, 2017.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement

 

 

 

 

$4,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire at least 250 acres of land with high-quality native plant communities and rare features to be established as scientific and natural areas as provided in Minnesota Statutes,


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section 86A.05, subdivision 5, restore and improve at least 1,000 acres of scientific and natural areas, and provide technical assistance and outreach, including site steward events.  At least one-third of the appropriation must be spent on restoration activities.  A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations must be provided as part of the required work plan.  Land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum management standards, as determined by the commissioner of natural resources.  When feasible, consideration must be given to accommodate trails on lands acquired.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Land Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire approximately 373 acres from willing sellers for authorized state trails and critical parcels within the statutory boundaries of state parks.  State park land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum management standards, as determined by the commissioner of natural resources.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 17, line 20, delete "(b)" and insert "(d)"

 

Page 17, after line 32, insert:

 

"(e) Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$3,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire native prairie bank easements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, on approximately 335 acres, prepare baseline property assessments, restore and enhance at least 570 acres of native prairie sites, and provide technical assistance to landowners.  Of this amount, up to $132,000 may be deposited in a conservation easement stewardship account.  Deposits into the conservation easement stewardship account must be made upon closing on conservation easements or at a time otherwise approved in the work plan.  A list of proposed easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Adjust amounts accordingly


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           A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Hansen amendment and the roll was called.  There were 60 yeas and 73 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Loon

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Flanagan, Metsa, Kunesh-Podein, Becker-Finn, Ecklund, Schultz, Lesch, Lillie and Olson moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 4, after line 28, insert:

 

"(f) Assessment of Microbes for Improving Wild Rice Restoration

 

 

 

 

$334,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute, to evaluate the microbial communities and nutrients associated with wild rice and competing vegetation, with the goal of enhancing restoration success to increase the abundance of wild rice.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."


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Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$17,046,000"

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Flanagan et al amendment and the roll was called.  There were 60 yeas and 74 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Haley

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Urdahl

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franke

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Hornstein moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 12, after line 8, insert:

 

"(a) Solar Cells Manufacturing Research

 

 

 

 

 

$388,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop inexpensive, high-efficiency solar energy by simple roll-to-roll advanced


Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6376

manufacturing technology using Perovskite, a new photovoltaic material.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Community-Scale Energy Storage Guide for Renewable Energy

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to create a research-based energy storage guide for community-scale sites and implement three geographically dispersed battery storage demonstration projects.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Extraction of Solar Thermal Energy in Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop new solar particle receivers as a low-cost, high-efficiency, and clean technology to absorb, store, and utilize solar thermal energy.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 12, line 9, delete "(a)" and insert "(d)"

 

Page 12, after line 20, insert:

 

"(e) Generation, Storage, and Utilization of Solar Energy

 

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, to develop and demonstrate an integrated facility to generate electricity, shade dairy cattle, and provide energy storage and utilization from solar technologies at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 12, line 21, delete "(b)" and insert "(f)"

 

Page 12, after line 33, insert:

 

"(g) Geotargeted Distributed Clean Energy Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

$800,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Center for Energy and Environment.  Of this amount, $600,000 is for analysis of


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community-distributed clean energy investments as alternatives to utility capital investments for transmission and distribution upgrades to meet forecasted electrical loads, and $200,000 is to conduct pilot programs using energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources to achieve forecasted electric energy loads in communities.  The appropriation for pilot programs is contingent on a $200,000 match of an equal or greater amount of nonstate money.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(h) Develop Solar-Powered Robots for Weed Control in Agricultural Fields

 

 

 

 

$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, to develop and test solar-powered robots to manage weeds in pastures as a means to reduce herbicide use.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$14,342,000"

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Hornstein amendment and the roll was called.  There were 61 yeas and 73 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anderson, P.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, S.

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson


Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6378

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Bly moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 6, after line 20, insert:

 

"(l) Analyzing Climate Data to Aid Local Planning Implementation Efforts

 

 

 

 

$411,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to produce localized climate information statewide to be used for long-term planning and implementation of management strategies at the local level for natural resources, infrastructure, and human health.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$16,969,000"

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Bly amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 75 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim



Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6379

           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Sundin and Hansen moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 9, after line 15, insert:

 

"(b) Youth Convening Minnesota - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$300,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Climate Generation:  A Will Steger Legacy to plan and conduct forums, workshops, and training for youth on Minnesota's climate and its impact on natural resources.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$17,080,000"

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Sundin and Hansen amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 75 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling


Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6380

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Hansen moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 29, delete section 3

 

Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references

 

Amend the title accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Hansen amendment and the roll was called.  There were 56 yeas and 77 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Cornish

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Maye Quade

Moran

Murphy, E.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Uglem

Urdahl

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim



Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6381

           Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Considine

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Metsa

Miller

Murphy, M.

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sandstede

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Becker-Finn moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 25, line 1, after "plan" insert ", including prohibitions on the use of ammunition containing lead,"

 

 

Becker-Finn moved to amend the Becker-Finn amendment to S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 1, after line 1, insert:

 

"Page 10, after line 4, insert:

 

"(d) Workshops and Outreach to Protect Raptors from Lead Poisoning

 

 

 

 

$133,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Raptor Center, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and other conservation partners to provide hunters with outreach and workshops on alternatives to lead hunting ammunition, including copper ammunition as an alternative, and to promote voluntary selection of nontoxic ammunition to protect raptors and other wildlife in Minnesota from accidental lead poisoning caused by ingestion of ammunition fragments."

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$17,247,000""

 

Page 1, after line 3, insert:

 

"Adjust amounts accordingly"

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.


Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6382

           The question was taken on the Becker-Finn amendment to the Becker-Finn amendment and the roll was called.  There were 59 yeas and 74 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Loon

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franke

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment to the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

      Becker-Finn withdrew her amendment to S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended.

 

 

Wagenius moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 7, after line 4, insert:

 

"(c) Rearing Native Mussels for Reintroduction and Expanding Water Quality Awareness

 

 

 

 

$591,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Minnesota Zoological Garden in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources to accelerate the reintroduction of native mussels into Minnesota rivers and streams through expanded mussel rearing, research, and statewide educational activities promoting mussel conservation and water quality.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."


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Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 9, after line 29, insert:

 

"(c) Developing Youth Watershed Stewardship in Northwest Minnesota

 

 

 

 

$121,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Headwaters Science Center to accelerate a multiyear environmental science club for middle-school students focused on water quality, watershed evaluation, and aquatic invasive species in northwestern Minnesota.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 12, after line 20, insert:

 

"(b) Generation, Storage, and Utilization of Solar Energy

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, to develop and demonstrate an integrated facility to generate electricity, shade dairy cattle, and provide energy storage and utilization from solar technologies at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 12, after line 33, insert:

 

"(d) Develop Solar-Powered Robots for Weed Control in Agricultural Fields

 

 

 

 

$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, to develop and test solar-powered robots to manage weeds in pastures as a means to reduce herbicide use.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 16, line 34, delete "$17,380,000" and insert "$11,068,000"


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Page 17, after line 9, insert:

 

"(a) Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement

 

 

 

 

$4,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire at least 250 acres of land with high-quality native plant communities and rare features to be established as scientific and natural areas as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5, restore and improve at least 1,000 acres of scientific and natural areas, and provide technical assistance and outreach, including site steward events.  At least one-third of the appropriation must be spent on restoration activities.  A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations must be provided as part of the required work plan.  Land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum management standards, as determined by the commissioner of natural resources.  When feasible, consideration must be given to accommodate trails on lands acquired.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Wagenius amendment and the roll was called.  There were 61 yeas and 72 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Anderson, P.

Applebaum

Backer

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bliss

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Kiel

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Franke

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley


Journal of the House - 58th Day - Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Top of Page 6385

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

Wagenius moved to amend S. F. No. 550, the third engrossment, as amended, as follows:

 

Page 2, line 26, delete "$3,700,000" and insert "$4,729,000"

 

Page 4, after line 28, insert:

 

"(f) Assessment of Microbes for Improving Wild Rice Restoration

 

 

 

 

$334,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute, to evaluate the microbial communities and nutrients associated with wild rice and competing vegetation, with the goal of enhancing restoration success to increase the abundance of wild rice.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 6, after line 20, insert:

 

"(m) Mapping Taxonomy and Environmental Toxicology of Minnesota Freshwater Sponges

 

 

 

 

$258,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Crookston, to determine freshwater sponge distribution, identify and quantify accumulated contaminants, and provide educational research opportunities to undergraduate students.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(n) Analyzing Climate Data to Aid Local Planning Implementation Efforts

 

 

 

 

$411,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to produce localized climate information statewide to be used for long-term planning


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and implementation of management strategies at the local level for natural resources, infrastructure, and human health.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 7, after line 4, insert:

 

"(c) Rearing Native Mussels for Reintroduction and Expanding Water Quality Awareness

 

 

 

 

$591,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Minnesota Zoological Garden in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources to accelerate the reintroduction of native mussels into Minnesota rivers and streams through expanded mussel rearing, research, and statewide educational activities promoting mussel conservation and water quality.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 9, after line 15, insert:

 

"(b) Youth Convening Minnesota - Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

$300,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Climate Generation:  A Will Steger Legacy to plan and conduct forums, workshops, and training for youth on Minnesota's climate and its impact on natural resources.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 9, line 16, delete "(b)" and insert "(c)"

 

Page 9, after line 29, insert:

 

"(d) Interactive Water Resource Programs for Planetariums in Minnesota

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Bell Museum of Natural History, to create an interactive planetarium program on water resources, reaching approximately 400,000 citizens statewide through the Bell Museum Planetarium, St. Paul Public Schools, Mayo High School, Mankato East High School, Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and University of Minnesota Duluth.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2022, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.


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(e) Expanding Raptor Center Online Education

 

 

 

 

 

$270,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Raptor Center, to provide environmental education for approximately 15,000 middle-school students and 600 teachers, combining classroom learning and outdoor experiences with technology, scientific investigation of birds, and conservation projects.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2022, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(f) Local Planning and Implementation Efforts for Bird Habitat

 

 

 

 

$280,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the National Audubon Society, Minnesota office, to engage approximately 60 communities and 400,000 citizens in bird habitat improvement through local planning and implementation efforts using the National Audubon Bird City program.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(g) Developing Youth Watershed Stewardship in Northwest Minnesota

 

 

 

 

$121,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Headwaters Science Center to accelerate a multiyear environmental science club for middle-school students focused on water quality, watershed evaluation, and aquatic invasive species in northwestern Minnesota.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Page 10, after line 4, insert:

 

"(i) Workshops and Outreach to Protect Raptors from Lead Poisoning

 

 

 

 

$133,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, Raptor Center, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and other conservation partners to provide hunters with outreach and workshops on alternatives to lead hunting ammunition, including copper ammunition as an alternative, and to promote voluntary selection of nontoxic ammunition to protect raptors and other wildlife in Minnesota from accidental lead poisoning caused by ingestion of ammunition fragments."


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Page 12, after line 8, insert:

 

"(a) Solar Cells Manufacturing Research

 

 

 

 

 

$388,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop inexpensive, high-efficiency solar energy by simple roll-to-roll advanced manufacturing technology using Perovskite, a new photovoltaic material.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Community-Scale Energy Storage Guide for Renewable Energy

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to create a research-based energy storage guide for community-scale sites and implement three geographically dispersed battery storage demonstration projects.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Extraction of Solar Thermal Energy in Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

$250,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop new solar particle receivers as a low-cost, high-efficiency, and clean technology to absorb, store, and utilize solar thermal energy.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 12, line 9, delete "(a)" and insert "(d)"

 

Page 12, after line 20, insert:

 

"(e) Generation, Storage, and Utilization of Solar Energy

 

 

 

 

 

$500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, to develop and demonstrate an integrated facility to generate electricity, shade dairy cattle, and provide energy storage and utilization from solar technologies at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence


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Page 12, after line 33, insert:

 

"(g) Geotargeted Distributed Clean Energy Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

$800,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Center for Energy and Environment.  Of this amount, $600,000 is for analysis of community-distributed clean energy investments as alternatives to utility capital investments for transmission and distribution upgrades to meet forecasted electrical loads, and $200,000 is to conduct pilot programs using energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources to achieve forecasted electric energy loads in communities.  The appropriation for pilot programs is contingent on a $200,000 match of an equal or greater amount of nonstate money.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(h) Develop Solar-Powered Robots for Weed Control in Agricultural Fields

 

 

 

 

$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, to develop and test solar-powered robots to manage weeds in pastures as a means to reduce herbicide use.  This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 16, after line 2, insert:

 

"(i) Community Stewardship to Restore Urban Natural Resources - Phase X

 

 

 

 

$524,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Great River Greening to work with volunteers for continued implementation of the Metro Conservation Corridors partnership to restore approximately 250 acres of forest, prairie, woodland, wetland, and shoreline throughout the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.  Expenditures are limited to the identified project corridor areas as defined in the work plan.  A list of proposed restoration sites and evaluations must be provided as part of the required work plan.  Plant and seed materials must follow the Board of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation establishment and enhancement guidelines.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 16, line 3, delete "(i)" and insert "(j)"


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Page 16, after line 17, insert:

 

"(k) Mississippi River Habitat Restoration Planning at Halls Island

 

 

 

 

$25,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to develop a habitat restoration plan to guide the development, engineering, and construction of Halls Island in the Mississippi River.  The plan must be coordinated with the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2022, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 16, line 18, delete "(j)" and insert "(l)"

 

Page 16, delete lines 31 to 36

 

Page 17, delete lines 1 to 7

 

Page 17, delete lines 10 to 19, and insert:

 

"(a) Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Metropolitan Council for grants to acquire approximately 197 acres of land within the approved park boundaries of the metropolitan regional park system.  This appropriation may not be used to purchase habitable residential structures.  A list of proposed fee title acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation must be matched by at least 40 percent of nonstate money that must be committed by December 31, 2017.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(b) Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement

 

 

 

 

$4,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire at least 250 acres of land with high‑quality native plant communities and rare features to be established as scientific and natural areas as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5, restore and improve at least 1,000 acres of scientific and natural areas, and provide technical assistance and outreach, including site steward events.  At least one-third of the appropriation must be spent on restoration activities.  A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations must be provided as part of the required work plan.  Land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum management standards, as determined by the


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commissioner of natural resources.  When feasible, consideration must be given to accommodate trails on lands acquired.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

 

(c) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Land Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire approximately 373 acres from willing sellers for authorized state trails and critical parcels within the statutory boundaries of state parks.  State park land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum management standards, as determined by the commissioner of natural resources.  A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Page 17, line 20, delete "(b)" and insert "(d)"

 

Page 17, after line 32, insert:

 

"(e) Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition

 

 

 

 

$3,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire native prairie bank easements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, on approximately 335 acres, prepare baseline property assessments, restore and enhance at least 570 acres of native prairie sites, and provide technical assistance to landowners.  Of this amount, up to $132,000 may be deposited in a conservation easement stewardship account.  Deposits into the conservation easement stewardship account must be made upon closing on conservation easements or at a time otherwise approved in the work plan.  A list of proposed easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered."

 

Reletter the paragraphs in sequence

 

Adjust amounts accordingly

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.


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           The question was taken on the Wagenius amendment and the roll was called.  There were 58 yeas and 75 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Allen

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pelowski

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

 

      The motion did not prevail and the amendment was not adopted.

 

 

      S. F. No. 550, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money from environment and natural resources trust fund; modifying requirements for receipt of fund money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 116P.05, subdivision 2; 116P.17, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended, and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 82 yeas and 52 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha


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Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Anselmo

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hertaus

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, S.

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Rosenthal

Sandstede

Sauke

Slocum

Sundin

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

 

      The bill was passed, as amended, and its title agreed to.

 

 

REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

 

      Peppin from the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, pursuant to rules 1.21 and 3.33, designated the following bill to be placed on the Calendar for the Day for Saturday, May 20, 2017 and established a prefiling requirement for amendments offered to the following bill:

 

      H. F. No. 739.

 

 

      The following Conference Committee Report was received:

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 1542

 

A bill for an act relating to human rights; amending notice provisions for actions involving architectural barriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.331, subdivisions 2, 5.

 

May 17, 2017

The Honorable Kurt L. Daudt

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Michelle L. Fischbach

President of the Senate

 

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 1542 report that we have agreed upon the items in dispute and recommend as follows:

 

That the Senate recede from its amendment and that H. F. No. 1542 be further amended as follows:


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Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

 

"Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.28, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 3.  For filing claim; filing options.  (a) A claim of an unfair discriminatory practice must be brought as a civil action pursuant to section 363A.33, subdivision 1, filed in a charge with a local commission pursuant to section 363A.07, subdivision 3, or filed in a charge with the commissioner within one year after the occurrence of the practice.

 

(b) The running of the one-year limitation period is suspended during the time a potential charging party and respondent are voluntarily engaged in a dispute resolution process involving a claim of unlawful discrimination under this chapter, including arbitration, conciliation, mediation or grievance procedures pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or statutory, charter, ordinance provisions for a civil service or other employment system or a school board sexual harassment or sexual violence policy.  A potential respondent who participates in such a process with a potential charging party before a charge is filed or a civil action is brought shall notify the department and the charging party in writing of the participation in the process and the date the process commenced and shall also notify the department and the charging party of the ending date of the process.  A respondent who fails to provide this notification is barred from raising the defense that the statute of limitations has run unless one year plus a period of time equal to the suspension period has passed.

 

(c) The running of the one-year limitation period is suspended during the applicable time period provided for in the notice under section 363A.331, subdivision 2, during which a civil action may not be brought.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment.

 

Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.331, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 2.  Notice of architectural barrier.  (a) A notice sent before filing a civil action with the court by an attorney representing a person who alleges that a business establishment or place of public accommodation has violated an accessibility requirement under law Before bringing a civil action under section 363A.33, a person who is an attorney or is represented by an attorney and who alleges that a business establishment or place of public accommodation has violated accessibility requirements under law must provide a notice of architectural barrier consistent with subdivision 3.  The notice of architectural barrier must be dated and must:

 

(1) cite the law alleged to be violated;

 

(2) identify each architectural barrier that is the subject of an alleged violation and specify its location on the premises;

 

(3) provide a reasonable time for a response, which may not be less than 30 60 days; and

 

(4) comply with subdivision 3.

 

(b) A notice described in paragraph (a) must not include a request or demand for money or an offer or agreement to accept money, but may offer to engage in settlement negotiations before litigation.  If a notice is sent, a civil action may not be filed before expiration of the period to respond provided in the notice.

 

(c) A civil action may not be brought before expiration of the period to respond provided in the notice under paragraph (a), clause (3).  Subject to paragraph (d), a civil action may be brought after the response time provided in the notice.


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(d) If, within the response time provided under paragraph (a), clause (3), the business establishment or place of public accommodation indicates in writing an intent to remove the barrier but can demonstrate that weather prevents a timely removal, a civil action may not be brought before 30 days after the date of the response time in the notice, provided the business establishment or place of public accommodation specifies in writing the steps that will be taken to remove the barrier and the date by which the barrier will be removed.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to civil actions for violations of accessibility requirements under law brought on or after that date.

 

Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.331, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

 

Subd. 2a.  Representation by attorney after action brought.  If a person who is not represented by an attorney retains an attorney within 60 days after a civil action under section 363A.33 is brought, the attorney must provide a dated notice to the defendant that includes the items required under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), and the accessibility audit portion of the form under subdivision 3.  The notice must include additional time for the defendant to serve an answer to the complaint or amend a previous answer to the complaint, which must be at least 60 days after the date of the notice or service of the complaint, whichever is later.  If the civil action has not been filed with the court, the action must not be filed until expiration of the time provided for in the notice.  The time period for serving an answer to the complaint under rule 12 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and proceedings under the complaint are stayed for the period of time specified in the notice.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to civil actions for violations of accessibility requirements under law brought on or after that date.

 

Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.331, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

 

Subd. 5.  Exemptions.  (a) Subdivisions 2 and 3 do not apply to:

 

(1) a person who is not an attorney and is not represented by an attorney; or

 

(2) attorneys representing the state or a political subdivision of the state.; or

 

(b) This section does not bar a person from bringing an action if the person:

 

(1) (3) a person who is challenging a finding contained in an audit prepared by a certified professional;.

 

(2) has a claim for damages resulting from an injury; or

 

(3) has filed charges pursuant to section 363A.28.

 

(b) This section does not affect the right of a person to file a charge with the commissioner or the right of a person who has filed a charge to bring a civil action authorized under section 363A.33, subdivision 1.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE.  This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to civil actions for violations of accessibility requirements under law brought on or after that date."

 

Delete the title and insert:

 

"A bill for an act relating to human rights; changing provisions for actions involving architectural barriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 363A.28, subdivision 3; 363A.331, subdivisions 2, 5, by adding a subdivision."


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           We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.

 

      House Conferees:  Dennis Smith, Chris Swedzinski and Peter Fischer.

 

      Senate Conferees:  Jerry Relph, Rich Draheim and Nick A. Frentz.

 

 

      Smith moved that the report of the Conference Committee on H. F. No. 1542 be adopted and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Conference Committee.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      H. F. No. 1542, A bill for an act relating to human rights; amending notice provisions for actions involving architectural barriers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 363A.331, subdivisions 2, 5.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by Conference, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 112 yeas and 22 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Applebaum

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bernardy

Bliss

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Davnie

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Fischer

Franke

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koegel

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Marquart

Maye Quade

McDonald

Miller

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nash

Nelson

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sauke

Schomacker

Scott

Slocum

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Becker-Finn

Bly

Dehn, R.

Flanagan

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, S.

Lee

Lesch

Mariani

Masin

Metsa

Olson

Omar

Sandstede

Schultz

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by Conference, and its title agreed to.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.


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MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following messages were received from the Senate:

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce that the Senate has concurred in and adopted the report of the Conference Committee on:

 

H. F. No. 3, A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing and governing implementation of requirements of the federal REAL ID Act; amending certain requirements governing driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards; amending imposition of certain fees; requiring legislative reporting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 171.01, by adding subdivisions; 171.017; 171.04, by adding a subdivision; 171.06, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 171.07, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 9a; 171.071, subdivision 3; 171.072; 171.12, by adding subdivisions; 171.27; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171; repealing Laws 2009, chapter 92, section 1, as amended.

 

The Senate has repassed said bill in accordance with the recommendation and report of the Conference Committee.  Said House File is herewith returned to the House.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 1242, A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring notice of proposed city ordinances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 415.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Swedzinski moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 1242 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 1242, A bill for an act relating to local government; requiring notice of proposed city ordinances; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 415.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.

 

      The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 90 yeas and 43 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bliss

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Clark

Cornish

Daniels

Davids


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Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hortman

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Layman

Lien

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Miller

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

Omar

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poppe

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Rosenthal

Runbeck

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Smith

Swedzinski

Theis

Thissen

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vogel

Ward

West

Whelan

Wills

Youakim

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Anderson, P.

Applebaum

Bernardy

Bly

Considine

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hoppe

Hornstein

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens

Koegel

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Murphy, M.

Nelson

Pinto

Pryor

Slocum

Sundin

Uglem

Wagenius


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 985, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; specifying the duty owed by owners of real property to trespassers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

CONCURRENCE AND REPASSAGE

 

      Fabian moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 985 and that the bill be repassed as amended by the Senate.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

H. F. No. 985, A bill for an act relating to civil actions; specifying the duty owed by owners of real property to trespassers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time, as amended by the Senate, and placed upon its repassage.


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           The question was taken on the repassage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 88 yeas and 46 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Baker

Barr, R.

Bennett

Bliss

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Considine

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franke

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Johnson, C.

Jurgens

Kiel

Knoblach

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Miller

Murphy, M.

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Sandstede

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Allen

Applebaum

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Clark

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Fischer

Flanagan

Freiberg

Halverson

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, S.

Koegel

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Loeffler

Mahoney

Mariani

Masin

Maye Quade

Metsa

Moran

Murphy, E.

Nelson

Olson

Omar

Pinto

Rosenthal

Sauke

Schultz

Slocum

Thissen

Wagenius

Ward

Youakim


 

 

      The bill was repassed, as amended by the Senate, and its title agreed to.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 399, A bill for an act relating to public employment; clarifying limits on severance pay to highly compensated public employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 43A.17, subdivision 11.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

      Anderson, S., moved that the House refuse to concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 399, that the Speaker appoint a Conference Committee of 5 members of the House, and that the House requests that a like committee be appointed by the Senate to confer on the disagreeing votes of the two houses.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:


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H. F. No. 470, A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating the crime of tampering with a public safety motor vehicle; establishing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.595, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

      Cornish moved that the House refuse to concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 470, that the Speaker appoint a Conference Committee of 5 members of the House, and that the House requests that a like committee be appointed by the Senate to confer on the disagreeing votes of the two houses.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 1226, A bill for an act relating to taxation; making policy, technical, and clarifying changes to income, corporate, estate, special, sales, property, and miscellaneous taxes and tax provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 13.51, subdivision 2; 69.021, subdivision 5; 270.071, subdivisions 2, 7, 8, by adding a subdivision; 270.072, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 270.12, by adding a subdivision; 270.82, subdivision 1; 270A.03, subdivision 5; 270B.14, subdivision 1; 270C.30; 270C.33, subdivisions 5, 8; 270C.34, subdivision 2; 270C.35, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 270C.38, subdivision 1; 270C.445, by adding a subdivision; 270C.446, subdivision 5; 270C.72, subdivision 4; 270C.89, subdivision 1; 271.06, subdivisions 2, 7; 272.02, subdivisions 9, 10; 272.0211, subdivision 1; 272.025, subdivision 1; 272.029, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding a subdivision; 272.0295, subdivision 4; 272.115, subdivision 2; 273.061, subdivision 7; 273.08; 273.121, by adding a subdivision; 273.124, subdivision 13; 273.13, subdivision 22; 273.33, subdivisions 1, 2; 273.371; 273.372, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding subdivisions; 274.01, subdivision 1; 274.13, subdivision 1; 274.135, subdivision 3; 275.065, subdivision 1; 275.62, subdivision 2; 278.01, subdivision 1; 282.01, subdivisions 1a, 1d; 287.2205; 289A.08, subdivisions 11, 16, by adding a subdivision; 289A.09, subdivisions 1, 2; 289A.11, subdivision 1; 289A.12, subdivision 14; 289A.18, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 289A.20, subdivision 2; 289A.31, subdivision 1; 289A.35; 289A.37, subdivision 2; 289A.38, subdivision 6; 289A.50, subdivision 7; 289A.60, subdivision 28, by adding a subdivision; 289A.63, by adding a subdivision; 290.0672, subdivision 1; 290.068, subdivision 2; 290.0922, subdivision 2; 290.17, subdivision 2; 290.31, subdivision 1; 290A.19; 290C.03; 291.016, subdivisions 2, 3; 291.03, subdivisions 9, 11; 295.54, subdivision 2; 295.55, subdivision 6; 296A.01, subdivisions 33, 42, by adding a subdivision; 296A.02, by adding a subdivision; 296A.07, subdivision 1; 296A.22, subdivision 9; 296A.26; 297A.82, subdivisions 4, 4a; 297D.02; 297E.02, subdivisions 3, 7; 297E.04, subdivision 1; 297E.05, subdivision 4; 297E.06, subdivision 1; 297F.09, subdivision 1; 297F.23; 297G.09, subdivision 1; 297G.22; 297H.06, subdivision 2; 297I.05, subdivision 2; 297I.10, subdivisions 1, 3; 297I.30, by adding a subdivision; 297I.60, subdivision 2; 298.01, subdivision 4c; 469.319, subdivision 5; 477A.013, by adding a subdivision; 477A.19, by adding subdivisions; 559.202, subdivision 2; 609.5316, subdivision 3; Laws 2014, chapter 308, article 9, section 94; Laws 2016, chapter 187, section 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 273; 289A; 290B; 290C; 293; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 281.22; 290C.02, subdivisions 5, 9; 290C.06; Minnesota Rules, parts 8092.1400; 8092.2000; 8100.0700.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

      Davids moved that the House refuse to concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 1226, that the Speaker appoint a Conference Committee of 5 members of the House, and that the House requests that a like committee be appointed by the Senate to confer on the disagreeing votes of the two houses.  The motion prevailed.


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Mr. Speaker:

 

I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following House File, herewith returned, as amended by the Senate, in which amendments the concurrence of the House is respectfully requested:

 

H. F. No. 1725, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; amending certain weight limitations for vehicles transporting milk; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.871, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

      Drazkowski moved that the House refuse to concur in the Senate amendments to H. F. No. 1725, that the Speaker appoint a Conference Committee of 3 members of the House, and that the House requests that a like committee be appointed by the Senate to confer on the disagreeing votes of the two houses.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE SPEAKER

 

      The Speaker announced the appointment of the following members of the House to a Conference Committee on H. F. No. 399:

 

      Anderson, S.; O'Driscoll; Fenton; Nash and Dettmer.

 

      The Speaker announced the appointment of the following members of the House to a Conference Committee on H. F. No. 470:

 

      Cornish; Johnson, B.; Zerwas; Scott and Hilstrom.

 

      The Speaker announced the appointment of the following members of the House to a Conference Committee on H. F. No. 1226:

 

      Davids, McDonald, Hertaus, Drazkowski and Marquart.

 

      The Speaker announced the appointment of the following members of the House to a Conference Committee on H. F. No. 1725:

 

      Drazkowski, Miller and Pelowski.

 

 

      A message from the Senate has been received requesting concurrence by the House to amendments adopted by the Senate to the following House File:

 

      H. F. No. 959.

 

 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

 

      Schultz moved that the names of Fischer and Bernardy be added as authors on H. F. No. 245.  The motion prevailed.


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           Sundin moved that the name of Metsa be added as an author on H. F. No. 495.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Koznick moved that the name of Daniels be added as an author on H. F. No. 2548.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Dean, M., moved that the name of Murphy, E., be added as an author on H. F. No. 2574.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Rosenthal moved that the name of Omar be added as an author on H. F. No. 2672.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Uglem moved that the name of Lohmer be added as an author on H. F. No. 2679.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

TAKE FROM THE TABLE

 

      Hoppe moved that S. F. No. 444, as amended, be taken from the table.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

 

      Torkelson moved that the vote whereby the Hilstrom amendment to S. F. No. 444, the unofficial engrossment, was adopted be now reconsidered.

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Torkelson motion and the roll was called.  There were 77 yeas and 54 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Allen

Anderson, P.

Anderson, S.

Anselmo

Backer

Bahr, C.

Barr, R.

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bliss

Christensen

Cornish

Daniels

Davids

Dean, M.

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Fenton

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Hoppe

Howe

Jessup

Johnson, B.

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Loeffler

Lohmer

Loon

Loonan

Lucero

Lueck

Masin

McDonald

Miller

Moran

Nash

Neu

Newberger

Nornes

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Peppin

Petersburg

Peterson

Pierson

Poston

Pugh

Quam

Rarick

Runbeck

Schomacker

Scott

Smith

Theis

Torkelson

Uglem

Urdahl

Vogel

West

Whelan

Wills

Zerwas

Spk. Daudt


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Applebaum

Baker

Bernardy

Bly

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Clark

Davnie

Dehn, R.

Ecklund

Fischer

Flanagan

Franke

Freiberg

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hausman

Hilstrom

Hornstein

Hortman

Johnson, C.

Johnson, S.

Jurgens