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2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY THIRD MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

March 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee

MINUTES

Representative Fabian, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, started the meeting at 8:15 AM on March 7th, 2017, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

FABIAN, Dan, Chair HORNSTEIN, Frank
HEINTZEMAN, Josh, Vice Chair JOHNSON, Brian
HANSEN, Rick JOHNSON, Clark
BACKER, Jeff LAYMAN, Sandy
BECKER-FINN, Jamie LUECK, Dale
BLISS, Matt METSA, Jason
CLARK, Karen NEWBERGER, Jim
CORNISH, Tony SUNDIN, Mike
ECKLUND, Rob SWEDZINSKI, Chris
FISCHER, Peter TORKELSON, Paul
GREEN, Steve UGLEM, Mark
HOPPE, Joe WAGENIUS, Jean

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

Representative Newberger moved to adopt the minutes of March 2nd, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1863 (Dettmer) Wetland replacement requirements modified.

Representative Fabian moved HF 1863 to be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF 1863:
Representative Dettmer
Phil Belfiori, Rice Creek Watershed District
Les Lemm, Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources

Representative Fabian renewed the motion that HF 1863 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF 2028 (Fischer) Storm water use exempted from water-use permit requirements.

Representative Fischer moved HF 2028 to be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Representative Fabian moved the H2028A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2028:
Representative Fischer
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Sharon Doucette, Environmental Resources Coordinator, City of Woodbury
Julie Ekman, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mike Nelson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Fischer renewed the motion that HF 2028 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.



HF 1731 (Torkelson) Clean water funds appropriated.

Representative Torkelson moved HF 1731 to be re-referred to the Committee on Legacy Funding Finance.

Representative Torkelson moved the H1731A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1731:
Representative Torkelson
Sharon Doucette, Clean Water Council
Tom Hogan, Minnesota Department of Health
Erika Rivers, Director of Parks and Trails, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Emmett Mullin, Metropolitan Council Parks and Trails
Renee Mattson, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission
Rebecca Flood, Assistant Commissioner for Water Policy, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Hansen moved the H1731DE1 amendment.

Representative Hansen moved the H1731A4 amendment to the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to adopt the H1731DE1 amendment as amended and requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES NAYS

HANSEN, Rick FABIAN, Dan, Chair
BECKER-FINN, Jamie HEINTZEMAN, Josh, Vice Chair
CLARK, Karen BLISS, Matt
ECKLUND, Rob CORNISH, Tony
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve
HORNSTEIN, Frank HOPPE, Joe
JOHNSON, Clark JOHNSON, Brian
SUNDIN, Mike LAYMAN, Sandy
WAGENIUS, Jean LUECK, Dale
NEWBERGER, Jim
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
UGLEM, Mark

On a vote of 9 AYES and 13 NAYS; THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Fabian recessed the meeting at 9:59 AM.

Representative Fabian resumed the meeting at 5:01 PM.

Continued Testimony on HF 1731 as amended:
Trevor Russell, Friends of the Mississippi River
Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Representative Hansen moved the H1731A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson renewed the motion that HF 1731 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Legacy Funding and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1368 (Swedzinski) Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act modified.

Representative Swedzinski moved HF 1368 to be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF 1368:
Representative Swedzinski
Kevin Thoma, Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association

Representative Swedzinski renewed the motion that HF 1368 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF 1359 (Ecklund) Land withdrawal from Sustainable Forest Incentive Act provisions modified for paved trails.

Representative Ecklund moved HF 1359 to be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Testifying on HF 1359:
Representative Ecklund
Gary Cerkvenik, Mesabi Trail

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF 1359 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1071 (Ecklund) Youth all-terrain vehicle operation restrictions modified.

Representative Ecklund moved HF 1071 to be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF 1071:
Representative Ecklund
Elizabeth Emerson, Polaris Industries
Lieutenant Colonel Greg Salo, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ray Bohn, All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF 1071 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 PM.





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Representative Dan Fabian, Chair


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Kalyn Schroeder, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

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Bills Added:
  • HF1731 (Torkelson) - Clean water fund and parks and trails fund money appropriated.
  • HF1368 (Swedzinski) - Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act modified.
  • HF1359 (Ecklund) - Land withdrawal from Sustainable Forest Incentive Act provisions modified for paved trails.
  • HF1863 (Dettmer) - Wetland replacement requirements modified.
  • HF1071 (Ecklund) - Youth all-terrain vehicle operation restrictions modified.
  • HF2028 (Fischer) - Storm water use exempted from water-use permit requirements.
Hearing Documents:
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HF1863 (Dettmer) Wetland replacement requirements modified. HF2028 (Fischer) Storm water use exempted from water-use permit requirements. HF1731 (Torkelson) Clean Water Fund appropriations. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.