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2015-2016 Regular Session

FOURTY SECOND MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

March 23, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION


ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative McNamara, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, began the meeting at 8:17AM, on March 23th, 2016, in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

McNAMARA, Denny (Chair) HAUSMAN, Alice
FABIAN, Dan (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh
HANSON, Rick (DFL Lead) HORNSTEIN, Frank
CLARK, Karen JOHNSON, Clark
CORNISH, Tony NEWBERGER, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob PERSELL, John
FISCHER, Peter POPPE, Jeanne
GREEN, Steve RARICK, Jason
HACKBARTH, Tom TORKELSON, Paul
HANCOCK, Dave UGLEM, Mark


Members excused: FENTON, Kelly

Representative McNamara called the meeting to order at 8:17AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved to adopt the minutes from March 22th, 2016. A slight change was made. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Sarah Strommen, Department of Natural Resources, Dave Weirens, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Tim Loesch, Department of Natural Resources Business Service Manager, presented the Buffer Law Implementation Update.

HF3000 (Torkelson) Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified.

Representative Torkelson moved HF3000 be laid over.

Representative Torkelson moved the HF3000DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Ron Harnack, Red River Watershed Management Board, Harlen Madsen, County Commissioner, Kandiyohi County, Ray Bohn, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, Doug Busselman, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union, Scott Strand, Minnesota Center for Environment Advocacy, Don Arnosti, Izaak Walton League, John Lenczewski, Minnesota Trout Unlimited and Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus testified on HF3000.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:01AM.





Representative McNamara, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Buffer law implementation update from DNR and BWSR

Bills Added:
  • HF3000 (Torkelson) - Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified, and authority to issue administrative penalty order modified.
Hearing Documents:
HTV Video Archive Available:
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02:44 - Gavel. 03:45 - Buffer law implementation update from the Department of Natural Resources and the Board of Water and Soil Resources. 42:11 - HF3000 (Torkelson) Buffer requirements on public waters and drainage ditches clarified and modified. Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.