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2015-2016 Regular Session

FOURTY NINTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

April 07, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTY NINTH 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 8:15AM, on April 7th, 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
FENTON, Kelly POPPE, Jeanne
FISCHER, Peter RARICK, Jason
GREEN, Steve TORKELSON, Paul
HACKBARTH, Tom UGLEM, Mark
HANCOCK, Dave

Representative McNamara called the meeting to order at 8:15AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Rarick moved to adopt the minutes from April 6th, 2016. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF1412 (Fabian) Electronic waste management provisions modified.

Representative Fabian moved HF1412 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Fabian moved to adopt H1412DE6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Walter Alcorn, Consumer Technocology Association, John Helmers, Olmsted County Environmental Resources Director, Liz Workman, Dakota County Commissioner and Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, and Kirk Koudelka, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency testified on HF1412.

Representative Fabian renewed the motion that HF1412, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3783 (Fabian) Expediated environmental review billing option provided.

Representative Fabian moved HF3783 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Fabian moved to adopt the H3783DE3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce testified on HF3783.

Representative Fabian renewed the motion that HF3783, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2842 (McNamara) Nonwoven disposable product labeling provided.

Representative McNamara moved HF2842 be re-refered to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities, Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Nick Egger, Public Works Director, City of Hastings, and Joel Schilling, City Councilmember, City of Mahtomedi testified on HF2842.

Representative McNamara moved HF2842 be laid over.

HF2528 (Hackbarth) David Dill memorial trail established, and money appropriated.

Representative Hackbarth moved HF2528 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hackbarth renewed to the motion that HF2528 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2844 (Hackbarth) Off-road vehicle provisions modified, David Dill memorial trail provided, receipt disposition modified, report requirements modified, game and fish penalty and enforcement provisions modified, game and fish taking fees and requirements modified, commissioner’s duties modified, elk management provided, rulemaking required, criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Hackbarth moved HF2844 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Fischer moved to adopt the H2844A6 amendment.

Representative McNamara requested a roll call vote.

AYES NAYS ABSENT

FENTON, Kelly McNAMARA, Denny CLARK, Karen
FISCHER, Peter FABIAN, Dan UGLEM, Mark
HANSEN, Rick CORNISH, Tony
HAUSMAN, Alice ECKLUND, Rob
HORNSTEIN, Frank GREEN, Steve
JOHNSON, Clark HACKBARTH, Tom
HANCOCK, Dave
HEINTZMAN, Josh
NEWBERGER, Jim
PERSELL, Joe
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul

There being 6 AYES and 13 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Fischer moved to adopt the H2844A7 amendment.

Representative Fischer requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS ABSENT

CLARK, Karen McNamara, Denny UGLEM, Mark
FENTON, Kelly FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter CORNISH, Tony
HANSEN, Rick ECKLUND, Rob
HAUSMAN, Alice GREEN, Steve
HORNSTEIN, Frank HACKBARTH, Tom
JOHNSON, Clark HANCOCK, Dave
HEINTZMAN, Josh
NEWBERGER, Jim
PERSELL, Joe
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul

There being 7 AYES and 13 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to adopt the H2844A2 amendment.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS

CLARK, Karen McNAMARA, Denny
ECKLUND, Rob FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter CORNISH, Tony
HANSEN, Rick FENTON, Kelly
HAUSMAN, Alice GREEN, Steve
HORNSTEIN, Frank HACKBARTH, Tom
JOHNSON, Clark HANCOCK, Dave
PERSELL, Joe HEINTZMAN, Josh
POPPE, Jeanne NEWBERGER, Jim
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul
UGLEM, Mark

There being 9 AYES and 12 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hausman moved to adopt the H2844A3 amendment.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS

CLARK, Karen McNamara, Denny
ECKLUND, Rob FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter CORNISH, Tony
HANSEN, Rick FENTON, Kelly
HAUSMAN, Alice GREEN, Steve
HORNSTEIN, Frank HACKBARTH, Tom
PERSELL, Joe HANCOCK, Dave
HEINTZMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Clark
NEWBERGER, Jim
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul
UGLEM, Mark

There being 7 AYES and 14 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Fabian assumed the gavel at 9:40AM.

Representative Hausman moved to adopt the H2844A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara assumed the gavel at 9:43AM.

Representative Hansen moved to adopt the H2844A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved to adopt the H2844A9 amendment.









Representative Hansen requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS ABSENT

CLARK, Karen McNAMARA, Denny TORKELSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter CORNISH, Tony
HANSEN, Rick FENTON, Kelly
HAUSMAN, Alice GREEN, Steve
HORNSTEIN, Frank HACKBARTH, Tom
JOHNSON, Clark HANCOCK, Dave
PERSELL, Joe HEINTZMAN, Josh
POPPE, Jeanne NEWBERGER, Jim
RARICK, Jeanne
UGLEM, Mark

There being 9 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative moved to adopt the H2844A10 amendment.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call.

AYES NAYS

CLARK, Karen McNAMARA, Denny
ECKLUND, Rob FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter CORNISH, Tony
HANSEN, Rick FENTON, Kelly
HAUSMAN, Alice GREEN, Steve
HORNSTEIN, Frank HACKBARTH, Tom
JOHNSON, Clark HANCOCK, Dave
PERSELL, Joe HEINTZMAN, Josh
POPPE, Jeanne NEWBERGER, Jim
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul
UGLEM, Mark

There being 9 AYES and 12 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to adopt the H2844A8 amendment.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call.

Representative McNamara moved to recess at 9:59AM to reconvene at the call of the Chair.

Representative McNamara reconvened at 4:26PM.

AYES NAYS

CLARK, Karen McNAMARA, Denny
ECKLUND, Rob FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter CORNISH, Tony
HANSEN, Rick FENTON, Kelly
HAUSMAN, Alice GREEN, Steve
JOHNSON, Clark HACKBARTH, Tom
PERSELL, Joe HANCOCK, Dave
POPPE, Jeanne HEINTZMAN, Josh
NEWBERGER, Jim
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul
UGLEM, Mark

There being 8 AYES and 12 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the H2844A13 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources, Christopher Padrnos, Gull 4 Seasons Resort, John Underhill, Greg Kvale, Anglers for Habitat, Lance Ness, Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance, Tim Spreck, Trappers Assocation, Gary Laistoco, Trappers Association, Rodman Smith, Department of Natural Resources, Pat Rivers, Department of Natural Resources, Kirk Schutker, Ken Griffon, Big Marine Lakes Association, Jeff Dahlberg, Big Marine Lakes Association, testified on HF2844.

Representative Hackbarth renewed the motion that HF2844, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:38PM.




Representative McNamara, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***THE COMMITTEE WILL RECONVENE 10 MINUTES AFTER SESSION TO FINISH HF2844 (the Game & Fish bill). Session is at 4PM today.***

Bills Added:
  • HF2842 (McNamara) - Nonwoven disposable product labeling provided.
  • HF1412 (Fabian) - Electronic waste management provisions modified.
  • HF3783 (Fabian) - Expedited environmental review billing option provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2844 (Hackbarth) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
  • HF2528 (Hackbarth) - David Dill memorial trail established, and money appropriated.
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07:25 - Gavel. 08:56 - HF1412 (Hornstein) Electronic waste management provisions modified. 16:18 - HF3783 (Fabian) Expedited environmental review billing option provided. 29:18 - HF2842 (McNamara) Nonwoven disposable product labeling provided. 48:46 - HF2528 (Hackbarth) David Dill Memorial Trail established, and money appropriated. 50:02 - HF2844 (Hackbarth) Off-road vehicle provisions modified, David Dill memorial trail provided, receipt disposition modified, report requirements modified, game and fish penalty and enforcement provisions modified, game and fish taking fees and requirements modified, commissioner's duties modified, elk management provided, rulemaking required, criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.