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Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 17, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

MINING & OUTDOOR RECREATION POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hackbarth, Chair of the Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee, called the sixteenth meeting to order at 2:52 P.M. on March 17, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

 

HACKBARTH, Tom, Chair LUECK, Dale, VC
ANDERSON, Mark
ANZELC, Tom
CONSIDINE, John
DILL, David
HERTAUS, Jerry
JOHNSON, Brian
KIEL, Debra
LUCERO, Eric
MCNAMARA, Denny
MELIN, Carly
METSA, Jason
YARUSSO, Barb


Members excused:
CORNISH, Tony

Representative Hackbarth called the meeting to order at 2:52 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of March 11, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F.1448 Anderson, M., Sale of donated land required.

Representative Anderson, M. moved to re-refer bill H.F.1448 to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy & Finance.

Representative Anderson, M. gave an overview of H.F.1448.

Kathy Lewis, Assistant Director of the Division of Lands and Minerals for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on H.F.1448 and took questions from committee members.

Representative Yarusso requested a roll call. The results were as follows:


AYES
HACKBARTH, Tom
ANDERSON, Mark
ANZELC, Tom
DILL, David
HERTAUS, Jerry
JOHNSON, Brian
LUECK, Dale
LURCERO, Eric
MELIN, Carly
NAY
CONSIDINE, John
YARUSSO, Barb







ABSENT
CORNISH, Tony
KIEL, Debra
MCNAMARA, Denny
METSA, Jason
ABSENT
CORNISH, Tony
KIEL, Debra
MCNAMARA, Denny
METSA, Jason


On a vote of 9 AYES and 2 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F.1325 Green, Tax-forfeited land sale requirements modified.

Representative Hackbarth moved that H.F.1325 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Green presented an overview of H.F.1325.

Representative Hackbarth renewed the motion that H.F.1325 be laid over for possible inclusion.

H.F.1173 Green, Wetland replacement requirements exemption provided for impacts related to mining.

Representative Hackbarth moved that bill H.F.1173 be laid over for possible consideration.

Representative Green presented an overview of H.F.1173 and took questions from committee members.

The following people testified on H.F.1173:

John Hottinger, representative of the North Star Chapter of the Minnesota Sierra Club.
Jill Bathke, Natural Resource Scientist at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
Don Arnosti, Conservation Program Director for Izaak Walton League of Minnesota.
Bob Tammen, Resident of Soudan (St. Louis County).
Jess Richards, Director of the Division of Lands and Minerals for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Representative Hackbarth renewed the motion that H.F.1173 be laid over for possible inclusion.
H.F.243 Newton, Driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards Purple Heart designation established, and state park permits provided.
Representative Hackbarth moved that bill H.F.243 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.
Represenative Newton gave an overview of H.F.243.
Rep. Lueck moved the H302A amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chuck Jones, representative of the Department of Minnesota Military Order of the Purple Heart, testified on H.F.243.
Representative Hackbarth renewed the motion that H.F.243, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
H.F.1162 Dill, University land exempted from prohibition on selling lands bordering public waters.
Representative Dill moved that bill H.F.1162 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy & Finance.
Representative Dill and Susan Carlson, Director of Real Estate for the University of Minnesota, testified on H.F.1162 and took questions from committee members.
Representative Dill renewed the motion to re-refer H.F.1162 to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
H.F.1698 Anzelc, Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.
Representative Anzelc moved that bill H.F.1698 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Anzelc gave an overview of H.F.1698.
The following people testified on H.F.1698 and took questions from committee members:
Brian Harris, Owner of Eagle Nest Lodge.
Dan McElroy, Executive Vice President of the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association.

Representative Anzelc renewed the motion that H.F.1698 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F.1168 Hackbarth, Firearm possession penalty modified.
Representative Hackbarth moved that bill H.F.1168 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Hackbarth moved amendment H1168DE3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on H1168DE3.

Representative Hackbarth moved to adopt Section 18 of H1406-1 into H1168DE3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to adopt H.F.238 into H1168DE3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to adopt H.F.961 into H1168DE3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on aquatic invasive species reform to the call of the Chair.

Representative Hackbarth renewed the motion that H.F.1168, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:13 P.M.





Representative Tom Hackbarth, Chair




Claire Leiter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1325 (Green) - Tax-forfeited land sale requirements modified.
  • HF1173 (Green) - Wetland replacement requirements exemption provided for impacts related to mining.
  • HF243 (Newton) - Driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards Purple Heart designation established, and state park permits provided.
  • HF1162 (Dill) - University land exempted from prohibition on selling lands bordering public waters.
  • HF1448 (Anderson) - Sale of donated land required.
  • HF1698 (Anzelc) - Class 1c property requirements modified, and treatment of leased seasonal-recreational land modified.
  • HF1168 (Hackbarth) - Minnesota Valley Trail requirements established, deer hunting governing requirements modified, beaver season authorized, restrictions on using artificial lights to take fish modified, rulemaking authorized relating to spearing and northern pike, and distribution of survey information authorized.

If you would like to testify on any of the bills that have been posted, please email Claire Leiter at Claire.leiter@house.mn.

*In light of the upcoming March 20th Policy deadline, additional bills may be added.