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2015-2016 Regular Session

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

March 12, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 8:17 a.m. on March 12, 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 Hornstein moved to approve the minutes of March 11, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fabian moved HF1394 (Fabian) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board duties modified.

Testifying before the committee on HF1394 were:
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce;
Peder Larson, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys;
Michelle Beeman, Deputy Commissioner, MPCA;
Kathy DeBuhr, Chokio, MN;
James Kanne, Franklin, MN;
Stan Sattinger, Minneapolis,
Bob Lefebvre, Minnesota Milk Producers Association;
Gwen Meyers, League of Women Voters of Minnesota;
Perry Aasness, Minnesota Agri-Growth Council;
Dan Dorman, Greater Minnesota Partnership
Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project;
Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
John Hottinger, Sierra Club;
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union.

Chair McNamara called a recess at 10:02 until 4:30 p.m.

Chair McNamara reconvened the committee at 4:38 p.m. in the Basement meeting room in the State Office Building.




Representative Hansen requested a roll call vote.

Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF1394 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Government Operations committee.

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

On a vote of 14 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:03 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair





Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1394 (Fabian) - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board duties modified.
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03:43 - Gavel. HF1394 (Fabian) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board duties modified. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.