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Environment and Natural Resources

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 22, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kent Eken, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:16 P.M. on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007, in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


EKEN, Kent (Chair) McNAMARA, Denny
HANSEN, Rick (Vice-Chair) MOE, Frank
BRYNAERT, Kathy OLIN, David
CORNISH, Tony OZMENT, Dennis
DILL, David SAILER, Brita
GARDNER, Paul SCALZE, Bev
HACKBARTH, Tom THAO, Cy
HOPPE, Joe TINGELSTAD, Kathy
MARIANI, Carlos WAGENIUS, Jean



A quorum was present.

Representative Olin moved approval of the minutes of March 20th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 1477 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems disclosure provisions modified.

Chair Eken moved HF 1477 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kate Knuth and Dennis Fink, Saint Louis County Commissioner, testified on HF 1477.

Chair Eken renewed his motion that HF 1477 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1420 (Poppe) Individual sewage treatment design, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation licensing requirements modified.

Chair Eken moved HF 1420 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance

Chair Eken moved the H1420A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 1420:

Representative Jean Poppe
Eric Larson, Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association
Ron Jaspersen, Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association
Gretchen Sabel, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Harvey Harvala
Brian Malm, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers
Tim Bayerl, American Council of Engineering Companies.
Sara Christopherson, University of Minnesota
Tim Haeg, Watab Inc.


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Representative Brynaert moved and oral amendment to HF 1420 as follows:
On line 1.12 of the H1420A2 amendment after "Scientist," add "the Minnesota
Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture,
Geoscience, and Interior Design".
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Tingelstad moved an oral amendment to HF 1420 as follows:
On line 1.11 of the H1420A2 amendment after "Engineers," add "the American Council of Engineering Companies".
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Eken moved to amend his motion to send HF 1420 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Eken renewed his motion that HF 1420, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1382 (Thissen) Phosphorus use in household dishwater detergent restricted.

Chair Eken moved HF 1382 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

People who testified on HF 1382:

Representative Paul Thissen
Dennis Griesing, Soap and Detergent Agency
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Eken renewed his motion that HF 1382 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1063 (Simon) Uniform Environmental Covenants Act adopted.

Chair Eken moved HF 1063 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

People who testified on HF 1063:

Representative Steve Simon
Harry Walsh
Harry Haynsworth

Chair Eken renewed his motion that HF 1063 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 294 (Mullery) Pollution Control Agency structure modified.

Chair Eken moved HF 294 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

People who testified on HF 294:

Representative Joe Mullery
Grant Merritt, Former PCA Commissioner
Helen Palmer, League of Women Voters

Representative Tingelstad moved to refer HF 294 to the Committee on Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections.


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Chair Eken incorporated the Tingelstad motion.

Chair Eken renewed his motion that HF 294 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections.

Representative Hackbarth requested a roll call. The results were as follows:


AYE NAY ABSENT

EKEN, Kent HACKBARTH, Tom CORNISH, Tony
BRYNAERT, Kathy HOPPE, Joe GARDNER, Paul
DILL, David McNAMARA, Denny OLIN, David
HANSEN, Rick OZMENT, Dennis SCALZE, Bev
MARIANI, Carlos TINGELSTAD, Kathy
MOE, Frank
SAILER, Brita
THAO, Cy
WAGENIUS, Jean



On a vote of 9 Ayes and 5 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 6:09P.M.



_____________________________________
Kent Eken, Chair


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Andrew Duerr, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1477 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems disclosure provisions modified
HF1420 (Poppe) Individual sewage treatment design, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation licensing requirements modified
HF1382 (Thissen) Phosphorus use in household dishwater detergent restricted
HF1063 (Simon) Uniform Environmental Covenants Act adopted
HF294 (Mullery) Pollution Control Agency structure modified