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SIXTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 9:47am. on Wednesday, February 20, 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
ANDERSON, Paul
BOE, Greg
CLAFLIN, Anne
FABIAN, Dan
GOMEZ, Aisha
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LIPPERT, Todd
LISLEGARD, Dave
WAGENIUS, Jean

A quorum was present.

Representative Fabian moved that the minutes of February 13, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF758 to the General Register.

HF758 (Persell) Mississippi Headwaters Board jurisdiction over headwaters area ensured.

Representative Persell moved an oral amendment. Line 1.19 after “departments” add “wholly or partially” THE MOTION WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Persell presented HF758

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF758, as amended, to the General Register THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to refer HF680 to the General Register.

HF680 (Tabke) Leashed dog use to track big game allowed.

Representative Becker-Finn moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Tabke presented HF680.

Testifiers on HF680:

Steve Stauff
Rod Smith - Department of Natural Resources

Representative Becker-Finn moved to lay HF680 on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved HF721 to the General Register.

HF721 (Lee) Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.

Representative Lee presented HF721

Testifiers on HF721:

Willa Childress - Pesticide Action Network
Margot Monson - Land Stewardship Project
Daryn McBeth - CropLife America
Pat Rivers - Department of Natural Resources

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF721 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn took HF680 off the table.

Representative Becker-Finn moved an oral amendment. Line 1.18 delete “person using a” and insert “used” after “dog”. Line 4.1 remove “If the deer or bear is located alive, any dog handler must leave the area immediate area.” and renumber accordinly. THE MOTION WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Persell renewed the motion to move HF680 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved HF200 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF200 (Anderson) Riparian buffer compensation program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Anderson presented HF200

Testifiers on HF200:

Leslie Everett
Dan Larson - MN Rural Communities

Representative Becker-Finn renewed Representative’s Persell’s motion to lay HF200 on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25am.





Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF758 - Persell: Mississippi Headwaters Board jurisdiction over headwaters area ensured. HF680 - Tabke: Leashed dog use to track big game allowed. HF721 - Lee: Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited. HF200 - Anderson: Riparian buffer compensation program established, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF758 (Persell) - Mississippi Headwaters Board jurisdiction over headwaters area ensured.
  • HF680 (Tabke) - Leashed dog use allowed to track big game, artificial light use modified, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF200 (Anderson) - Riparian buffer compensation program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF721 (Lee) - Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.
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