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SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 14, 2005

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

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the seventeenth meeting to order at 12:35 P.M. on Monday, March 14, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


A quorum was present.


HORNSTEIN, Frank moved the Minutes of March 9, 2005 be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF826 (Ozment) The Clean Water Legacy Act: Clean Water Legacy Act established providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, and money appropriated.

OLSON, Mark moved HF0862, the second engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0826, the second engrossment:

Representative Dennis Ozment; Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103-2044; LeAnn Buck , Executive Director, MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, 790 Cleveland Av S #216, St. Paul, MN, 55116; Annalee Garletz, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties, 125 Charles Av, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Kari Thurlow, on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, 525 Park St, Suite 470, St. Paul, MN, 55103; and Lisa Thorvig, Assistant Commissioner, MN Polution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Rd, St. Paul, MN, 55155-4194.
Gordon Cumming, Executive Director, Cannon River Watershed Partnership, 8997 Eaves Av, Northfield, MN, 55057.


Without objection HF0862 and the Olson Motion were Laid On The Table to be the first item on the March 16, 2005 agenda.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:20 P.M.


REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant