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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTIETH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

February 26, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 February 26, 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
FENTON, Kelly NEWBERGER, Jim
FISCHER, Peter PERSELL, John
GREEN, Steve POPPE, Jeanne
HACKBARTH, Tom RARICK, Jason
HANCOCK, David TORKELSON, Paul
HANSEN, Rick UGLEM, Mark
HAUSMAN, Alice

Members Excused: CORNISH, Tony, DILL, David

A quorum was present.

Representative Uglem moved to approve the minutes of February 25, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fabian moved HF616 (Legislative approval of water quality standards and rules required, water quality standards cost-benefit analysis required, and money appropriated) and HF617 (Water quality work independent peer review required) for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Representative Fabian moved the H0616A3 amendment.

Testifying before the committee on HF616 and HF617 were:
Elizabeth Wefel, Flaherty & Hood, on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities;
Steve Nyhus, Flaherty & Hood, on behalf of Minnesota Environmental Science & Economic Board;
Pat Hentges, Mankato City Manager;
Roger Avelsgard, Breckenridge Public Service Director;
Dan Dorman, Greater Minnesota Partnership;
Gretchen Sable, Water Liaison, League of Women Voters Minnesota Action Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair




Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

If you would like to testify for or against a bill please contact Committee Legislative Assistant Greg Exley at 651.296.4375.

Bills Added:
  • HF616 (Fabian) - Legislative approval of water quality standards and rules required, water quality standards cost-benefit analysis required, and money appropriated.
  • HF617 (Fabian) - Water quality work independent peer review required.
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