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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

March 05, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION



ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative McNamara, Chair of the Environment & Natural Resources Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 a.m. on March 5, 2015 in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MCNAMARA, Denny Chair HEINTZEMAN, Josh
FABIAN, Dan, VC HORNSTEIN, Frank
CLARK, Karen JOHNSON, Clark
CORNISH, Tony NEWBERGER, Jim
FENTON, Kelly PERSELL, John
DILL, David POPPE, Jeanne
FISCHER, Peter RARICK, Jason
GREEN, Steve TORKELSON, Paul
HACKBARTH, Tom UGLEM, Mark
HANCOCK, David
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice

A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved to approve the minutes of March 4, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McNamara moved HF184 (Aquatic invasive species prevention program requirements repealed) for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Testifying before the committee on HF184 were:
Carrol Aasen;
Dan McElroy, Hospitality Minnesota;
Robb Jacobs, President, Rivertown Communications, Inc;
Sherry Davis White, President, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District;
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner.

Representative Uglem moved HF1065 (Aquatic invasive species trailer decal requirements modified) for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Representative Uglem moved the H1065DE1 amendment.

Testifying before the committee on HF1065 was:
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner;
Curt Hansen;
Jeff Forester, Executive Director, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates.

An informational hearing on HF570 (Aquatic invasive species aid repealed.) was held.

Testifying before the committee on HF1065 was:
Paul Thiede, Crow Wing County Commissioner;
James Stratton, Douglas County Commissioner;
Martin Walsh, Parks Director for Carver County;
Don Arnosti, Conservation Program Director, Izaak Walton League;
Jeff Forester, Executive Director, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates;

Kevin Farnum;
Keith Carlson;
Tom Watson.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair




Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***Update 3/3/15: HF570 will be heard for information only. The committee will not be taking action on the bill*** HF184 and HF1065 will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. If you want to testify on a bill please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.4091 or e-mail amy.zipko@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF184 (Drazkowski) - Aquatic invasive species prevention program requirements repealed.
  • HF570 (Drazkowski) - Aquatic invasive species aid repealed.
  • HF1065 (Uglem) - Aquatic invasive species trailer decal requirements modified.
Hearing Documents:
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01:25 - Gavel. 01:50 - HF184 (Drazkowski) Aquatic invasive species prevention program requirements repealed. 51:30 - HF1065 (Uglem) Aquatic invasive species trailer decal requirements modified. 1:24:53 - HF570 (Drazkowski) Aquatic invasive species aid repealed. Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.