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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

March 04, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 8:18 a.m. on March 4, 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 RARICK, Jason
GREEN, Steve TORKELSON, Paul
HACKBARTH, Tom UGLEM, Mark
HANCOCK, David
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice

A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of March 3, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fabian moved HF690 (Section 404 permit program feasibility study provided funding, and money appropriated) for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Fabian moved the H0690A1 amendment.

Testifying before the committee on HF690 were:
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association;
Dave Weirens, Assistant Director to Programs and Policy, BWSR;
Steve Colvin, Deputy Director, DNR;
Abbey Bryduck, Transportation/Broadband/ Energy Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties;
Bob Tammen, Soudan Minnesota;
Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus.

Representative Hansen requested a roll call vote on H0690A1 amendment. The results were:

AYES NAYS
McNAMARA, Denny CLARK, Karen
DILL, David FISCHER, Peter
FABIAN, Dan HANSEN, Rick
GREEN, Steve HORNSTEIN, Frank
HANCOCK, David JOHNSON, Clark
HEINTZEMAN, Josh POPPE, Jeanne
NEWBERGER, Jim
RARICK, Jason
TORKELSON, Paul
UGLEM, Mark

On a vote of 10 AYES and 6 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Fabian renewed his motion on HF690, as amended, for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Representative McNamara moved HF1328 (Conservation easement stewardship accounts created, and money appropriated) for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Testifying before the committee on HF1328 was:
Susan Damon, Land Acquisition & Legal Services Manager, DNR;
Bill Penning, Conservation Easement Section Manager, BWSR.

Representative McNamara moved to orally amend HF1328 as follows:

Line 2.2, delete ”contracts” and insert “contacts”, and on line 3.11, delete ”contracts” and insert “contacts”.

Representative McNamara moved HF1326 (Public entity purchasing requirements, recycling and solid waste provisions, subsurface sewage treatment systems provisions, compensable losses due to harmful substances, and eligibility for certain grants modified; and rulemaking required) for possible inclusion to an omnibus bill.

Testifying before the committee on HF1326 were:
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner – Legislative/Land Policy;
Gary Krueger, Supervisor, MPCA Remediation Program;
Doug Carnival, for the National Waste & Recycling Association.

Vice Chair Fabian assumed the Chair at 9:27 a.m.
Chair McNamara assumed the Chair at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:41 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair




Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF690 and HF1328 will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The committee will take action on HF1326. If you want to testify on a bill please contact Amy Zipko at 651.296.4091 or e-mail amy.zipko@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF690 (Fabian) - Section 404 permit program feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1326 (McNamara) - Public entity purchasing requirements modified, solid waste provisions modified, subsurface sewage treatment systems provisions modified, compensable losses due to harmful substances modified, grant eligibility modified, and rulemaking required.
  • HF1328 (McNamara) - Conservation easement stewardship accounts created, and money appropriated.
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