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2015-2016 Regular Session

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

March 18, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 18, 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
DILL, David PERSELL, John
FENTON, Kelly 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 Fenton moved to approve the minutes of March 17, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McNamara moved HF 1707 (Drazkowski) Environment and natural resources trust fund payment account established, trust fund payments to counties provided, and money appropriated.

Representative McNamara moved the H1707A1 amendment.

Representative McNamara moved the H1707A2 amendment.

Testifying before the committee on HF 1707 were:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships;
Matt Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties;
John Ongaro, St. Louis County;
Lance Ness, Dedicated Fund Working Group;
Dave Zentner, Duluth, MN;
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, DNR;
Nancy Gibson, Co-Chair, LCCMR.

Representative Fabian assumed the chair at 8:24 a.m.

Chair McNamara assumed the chair at 8:26 a.m.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call vote.

Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF 1707, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.


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

On a vote of 14 AYES and 6 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.


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




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair





Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***other bills may be added***

Bills Added:
  • HF1707 (Drazkowski) - Environment and natural resources trust fund payment account established, trust fund payments to counties provided, and money appropriated.
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