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2015-2016 Regular Session

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

April 16, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 April 16, 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 TORKELSON, Paul
RARICK, Jason UGLEM, Mark
GREEN, Steve
HACKBARTH, Tom
HANCOCK, David
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice

A quorum was present.

Omnibus Environment Finance (HF846) bill walk-through.

Representative Clark moved the H0846A6 amendment.

Informational hearing on the H0846A6 amendment.

Testifying on the H0846A6 amendment were:
Alondra Cano, Minneapolis City Council member,
Jose Luis Villasenor, East Phillips Environmental Justice Committee,
Carol Pass, East Phillips neighborhood,
Patty Zanski, East Phillips neighborhood,
Edward Reynoso, Teamsters Council 32.

Representative Clark withdrew the H0846A6 amendment.

Testifying before the committee on HF0846 were:
Greta Gauthier, MPCA,
Jeff Smith, MPCA,
Tony Kwillas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce,
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner, MPCA,
Bruce Kleven, Minnesota Irrigators Association,
Luke Skinner, MN DNR,
Jess Richards, EQB,
Will Seuffert, Executive Director, EQB,
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, DNR,
Erica Rivers, Parks and Trails, DNR,
Dan Larson, Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive Association,
John Lenczewski, MN Trout Unlimited,
Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Minnesota Cities.

Representative Fabian moved the H0846A3 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Fabian moved to orally amend the H0846A3 amendment as follows:
Line 1.7, strike “48 hours” and insert “two business days”.

Representative Uglem moved the H0846A24 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Newberger moved the H0846A38 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Newberger moved to orally amend the H0846A38 amendment as follows:
Line 1.8, delete “1”, and insert “15”.

Representative Persell moved the H0846A15-0482 amendment and requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS EXCUSED
CLARK McNAMARA FABIAN
FISCHER CORNISH
HANSEN DILL
HAUSMAN FENTON
HORNSTEIN GREEN
JOHNSON HACKBARTH
PERSELL HANCOCK
POPPE HEINTZEMAN
NEWBERGER
RARICK
TORKELSON
UGLEM

On a vote of 8 AYES and 12 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Hackbarth moved the H0846A12 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Johnson moved to orally amend H0846A12 as follows: On line 1.7, strike “an” and insert “a”. The amendment oral amendment was adopted.

Representative Torkelson moved the H0846A26 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative McNamara moved to orally amend H0846DE3 as follows:

Page 23, line 23.15, delete “$4,423,000” and insert, “$3,423.000”.
Page 23, line 23.30, delete “$3,116,000” and insert, “$4,116,000”.
The oral amendment was adopted.

Vice Chair Fabian assumed the chair at 9:58 a.m.
Chair McNamara assumed the chair at 10:38 a.m.

Representative Hackbarth moved the H0846A32 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hackbarth moved to orally amend the H0846A32 amendment as follows:
Line 1.7, delete “$593,000” and insert “$568,000”.
Line 1.9, delete”$300,000” and insert “$325,000”.
The oral amendment was adopted.

Representative Hackbarth moved the H0846A18 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hackbarth moved to orally amend the H0846A18 amendment as follows:

Page 8, line 8.27, delete Section 14.
The oral amendment was adopted.



Representative Hansen moved the H0846A15 amendment and requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS EXCUSED
CLARK MCNAMARA PERSELL
FISCHER CORNISH HANCOCK
HANSEN FABIAN
HAUSMAN FENTON
HORNSTEIN GREEN
JOHNSON HACKBARTH
POPPE HEINTZEMAN
DILL NEWBERGER
RARICK
TORKELSON
UGLEM

On a vote of 8 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Hansen moved the H0846A16 amendment.

Representative Hansen withdrew the H0846A16 amendment.

Representative Hansen moves to orally amend H0846DE3 as follows:
Page 113, line 113.24, delete “demonstration”, and on line 113.28, delete “demonstration”.
The oral amendment was adopted.

Representative Hanson moved the H0846A22 amendment and requested a roll call.

NAYS AYES EXCUSED
McNAMARA CLARK POPPE
CORNISH FISCHER
DILL HANSEN
FABIAN HAUSMAN
FENTON HORNSTEIN
GREEN JOHNSON
HACKBARTH PERSELL
HANCOCK
HEINTZEMAN
NEWBERGER
RARICK
TORKELSON
UGLEM

On a vote of 7 AYES and 13 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Hausman moved the H0846A35 amendment and requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS EXCUSED
CLARK McNAMARA POPPE
FISCHER CORNISH RARICK
HANSEN DILL
HAUMAN FABIAN
HORNSTEIN FENTON
JOHNSON GREEN
PERSELL HACKBARTH
HANCOCK
HEINTZEMAN
NEWBERGER
TORKELSON
UGLEM

On a vote of 7 AYES and 12 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Persell moved the H0846A14 amendment. The amendment was not adopted.

Representative Green moved the H0846A29 amendment. The amendment was adopted.

Representative Hansen moves to orally amend H0846DE3 as follows:

Page 101, line 101.23, delete ‘Section 107”.

Representative Hanson requested a roll call on the oral amendment.

AYES NAYS EXCUSED
DILL McNAMARA CLARK
FISCHER CORNISH POPPE
HANSEN FABIAN RARICK
HAUSMAN FENTON
HORNSTEIN GREEN
JOHNSON HACKBARTH
PERSELL HEINTZEMAN
NEWBERGER
TORKELSON
UGLEM
HANCOCK

On a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF0846, as amended, be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair




Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Omnibus Environment Finance bill (HF846) markup. Amendments due to the Committee Administrator by 3:00 PM on 4/15/16.

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01:09 - Gavel, and consideration of HF846 (McNamara) Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill mark-up. * Coverage of this meeting concluded early because of a conflict with an upcoming meeting. Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.