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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

SEVENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

January 27, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA 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 8:15AM on January 27th, 2015 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

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
CORNISH, Tony JOHNSON, Clark
DILL, David NEWBERGER, Jim
FENTON, Kelly PERSELL, John
FISCHER, Peter POPPE, Jeanne
GREEN, Steve RARICK, Jason
HACKBARTH, Tom TORKELSON, Paul
HANCOCK, Dave UGLEM, Mark

Members Excused: CLARK, Karen

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

Representative Hancock moved to adopt the minutes of January 22th, 2015. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF358 (McNamara) Natural resource enforcement activities and Zoological Board funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative McNamara moved HF358 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Lee Ehmke, Director of the Minnesota Zoo testified on HF358.

Representative Hansen moved to adopt the H0358A1 amendment with the following oral amendment:

“Line 1.7, after the period, insert “the board shall submit an interim report to the Chair and ranking Minority member by April 1, 2015.” THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Green moved to orally amend HF358 amendment as follows:

“Line 1.2 after before, delete “$1,5000,000” insert “$1,350,000”.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call vote.

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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

There being 12 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Ken Soring, Enforcement Director, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Barb Juelich, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Natural resources testified on HF358.

Representative McNamara renewed the motion that HF358, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

John Jaschke, Executive Director, Board of Water and Soil Resources, gave a presentation.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00AM.





Representative Denny McNamara, Chair




Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***Agenda Change: item added***HF358 deficiency funding requests for DNR and Minnesota Zoo Board of Water & Soil Resources overview (continuation from 1/22/15 hearing)

Bills Added:
  • HF358 (McNamara) - Natural resource enforcement activities and Zoological Board funding provided, and money appropriated.
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