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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

NINETEENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 02, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the nineteenth meeting to order at 10:24 am on Wednesday, March 02, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn

Members excused:

A Quorum was present.

10:24:48 AM Representative Phyllis Kahn moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 1, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF307 (Cornish) relating to animal health; providing for regulation of certain cervidae by the Board of Animal Health; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 17.452, by adding a subdivision; 35.155; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 35; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 17.451; 17.452, subdivisions 6, 6a, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13a, 14, 15, 16.

10:25:43 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF307 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

10:26:01 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF307:

Representative Tony Cornish
Dr. Paul Anderson, Board of Animal Health

10:31:01 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF307 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF826 (Ozment) relating to the environment; creating the Clean Water Legacy Act; providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for Minnesota's surface waters in accordance with section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes chapter 446A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D.

Continued from Tuesday, March 1, 2005

10:32:09 AM Representative Tingelstad brought HF826 back for reconsideration, that HF826 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.

10:32:15 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF826:

Representative Dennis Ozment
Leslie Davis, Earth Protectors

10:40:57 AM Representative Seifert moved the A05-0125 Amendment.

10:44:05 AM The following witnesses testified regarding the A05-0125 Amendment:

Lisa Thorvig, Assistant Commissioner, MN Pollution Control Agency
Kari Thurlow, Attorney, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

10:55:37 AM Representative Seifert momentarily withdrew the A05-0125 Amendment.

10:59:36 AM Representative Hosch moved the A05-0127 Amendment.

11:04:42 AM The following witnesses testified regarding the A05-0127 Amendment:

Ray Bohn, MN Association of Watershed Districts
Judy Erickson, MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Dick Nelson, Coordinator, Red River Watershed Management Board
Chris Radatz, Director of Public Policy, MN Farm Bureau
Kristen, Water Quality Director

11:34:35 AM Representative Hosch requested a roll call vote.

11:43:53 AM The Clerk noted the roll

The following members voted aye:

HOSCH, Larry
KAHN, Phyllis
MAHONEY, Tim


The following members voted nay:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


The following members were absent:
BEARD, Michael
HOPPE, Joe
JOHNSON, Ruth
PETERSON, Aaron

There being 3 ayes and 15 nays with 4 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


11:46:14 AM Representative Seifert moved the revised A05-0125 Amendment.

Revised A05-0125 Amendment (Seifert):

Page 1, line 5, delete ":"
Page 1, line 6, delete "(1)"
Page 1, line 7, after ";" insert after "and"
Page 1, line 8-14, delete everything and insert "a list of potential implementation options, including a range of estimates of the cost of implementation and individual wasteload data for any point sources addressed by the TMDL. The implementation information does not need to be sent to the EPA for review and approval."

11:48:22 AM The following witness testified regarding the revised A05-0125 Amendment:

Lisa Thorvig, Assistant Commissioner, MN Pollution Control Agency

11:53:12 AM Representative McNamara moved to amend the revised A05-0125 Amendment

Page 1, line 6, delete "all" insert "the"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MCNAMARA AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:53:48 AM Representative Seifert renewed his motion to adopt the revised A05-0125 Amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:54:22 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the H0826A21 Amendment.

11:54:49 AM Representative Mahoney moved to amend the H0826A21 Amendment by incorporating the H0826A20 Amendment.

11:55:17 AM Representative Mahoney moved to amend the H0826A20 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 7, after TMDL, insert "when volunteers are not used"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE H0826A20 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

12:07:51 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion to adopt the H0826A21 Amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

12:08:21 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF826 be officially laid over until the next Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee hearing, Thursday, March 3, 2005.

12:08:54 PM The meeting was adjourned at 12:08 pm.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant