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THIRD MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Persell, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:50am. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


PERSELL, John CHAIR
BECKER-FINN, Jamie VC
LUECK, Dale REPUBLICAN LEAD
ACOMB, Patty
CLAFLIN, Anne
FABIAN, Dan
GOMEZ, Aisha
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LIPPERT, Todd
LISLEGARD, Dave
WAGENIUS, Jean

Excused:
ANDERSON, Paul
BOE, Greg

A quorum was present.

Representative Lippert moved that the minutes of January 16, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF167 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

HF167 (Lee) Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters.

Representative Persell moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lee presented HF167.

Testifiers on HF167:

Roxanne O’Brien- North Minneapolis Resident
Danielle Tietjen - Folwell Neighborhood Association
C. Terrence Anderson - North Minneapolis Resident
Nels Paulsen - Conservation Minnesota
Greta Gauthier - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Jeff Smith - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Melissa Finnegan - Minnesota Department of Health
Darrell Gerber - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF167, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to refer HF133 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

HF133 (Becker-Finn) No child left inside grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative moved an oral amendment. Line 1.19 change “state” to “public.” THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF133.

Testifiers on HF133:

Nels Paulsen - Conservation Minnesota
Bob Meier - Department of Natural Resources

Representative Becker-Finn renewed her motion to refer HF133, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35am.





Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***Updated Agenda - Agenda Item Removed at Author Request (Inclement Weather) I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of minutes of January 23, 2019 IV. HF 167 (Lee) - Supplemental environmental projects enforcement actions against polluters provided. V. HF 133 (Becker-Finn) - No child left inside grant program established, and money appropriated. VI. REMOVED - HF 200 (Anderson) - Riparian buffer compensation program established, and money appropriated.*** VII. Adjournment If you are interested in testifying, please contact Sean Herring at Sean.Herring@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF133 (Becker-Finn) - No child left inside grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF167 (Lee) - Supplemental environmental project offers provided in conjunction with enforcement actions against polluters.
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