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2015-2016 Regular Session

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

March 17, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 8:19 a.m. on March 17, 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
GREEN, Steve RARICK, Jason
HACKBARTH, Tom TORKELSON, Paul
HANCOCK, David UGLEM, Mark
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice

Members Excused: FISCHER, Peter

A quorum was present.

Representative Fabian moved to approve the minutes, as corrected, of March 12, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McNamara moved HF 989 (Lenczewski) Dakota County; Black Dog Lake water quality assessment required, for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Testifying before the committee on HF 989 were:
John Crampton, Bloomington, MN;
Glenn Skuta, Surface Water Monitoring Manager, MPCA.

Representative McNamara moved HF 1704 (Youakim) Eligibility for grants from revenue generated by lottery in lieu tax modified.

Testifying before the committee on HF 1704 was:
Bob Meier, DNR.

Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF 1704 be recommended to pass and be
re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dill moved HF 1649 (Dill) Sustainable Forest Incentive Act early withdrawal allowed.

Representative Dill renewed his motion that HF 1649 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair McNamara called a recess at 8:49 a.m.

Chair McNamara reconvened the committee at 9:06 a.m.


Representative Hansen moved HF 1349 (Hansen) Drainage system benefit requirements redetermination modified, for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Testifying before the committee on HF 1349 was:
Al Kean, Chief Engineer, BWSR
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union;
Ray Bohn, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts;
Jennifer Berquam, Association of Minnesota Counties;
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association;
Ron Harnack, Red River Valley Watershed Districts.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair





Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***Other bills may be added***

Bills Added:
  • HF989 (Lenczewski) - Dakota County; Black Dog Lake water quality assessment required.
  • HF1649 (Dill) - Sustainable Forest Incentive Act early withdrawal allowed.
  • HF1704 (Youakim) - Eligibility for grants from revenue generated by lottery in lieu tax modified.
  • HF1349 (Hansen) - Drainage system benefit requirements redetermination modified.
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