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SEVENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 27, 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 Acomb moved that the minutes of February 20, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fabian moved to remove HF680 off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF680 to the General Register.

Representative Becker-Finn moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF680 as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to lay over HF92 for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

HF92 presented by Representative Sundin

Testifiers on HF92:

Kyle Dinehart
Pat Rivers - Department of Natural Resources

Representative Persell laid over HF92 for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF223 to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Persell moved the DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers on HF223:

Dexter Matthews - Liberty Tire Recycling
Dave Benke - MPCA

Rep Persell renewed his motion to refer HF223 as amended to the committee on Ways and Means
Representative Claflin moved HF1472 to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Claflin presented HF1472.

Representative Claflin renewed her motion to refer HF1472 to the committee and Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lippert moved HF1569 to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Lippert presented HF1569

Testifiers on HF1569:

Dave Weirens - Board of Soil and Water
Aaron Meyer - Minnesota Rural Water Association
Gabe Gusmini - Pepsico
Doug Brands - City of Edgerton

Representative Lippert renewed his motion to refer HF1569 to the committee on Ways and Mean. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Wagenius moved HF1239 be refer to the committee on Health and Human Service Policy.

Representative Wagenius presented HF1239.

Testifiers on HF1239:

Darrell Gerber - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Jeffrey S. Broberg
Gene Ranieri - City of Minneapolis
Todd Biewen - MPCA

Representative Wagenius renewed her motion to refer HF1239 to the committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fischer presented HF1502

Testifiers on HF1502:

Sue Nissen - Stop Over Salting
Jenna Grove - Clean Water Action
Timothy Malooly - Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

Representative Persell laid HF1502 on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell recessed until 6:45 p.m.

Representative Persell called the meeting back to order at 6:47 p.m.

Representative Acomb moved to take HF1502 off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers on HF1502:

Forrest Cyr - Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association
Greta Gauthier - MPCA
Joel Carlson - Minnesota Association for Justice

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1502 to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1656 to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Persell moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell presented HF1656.

Representative Hansen moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers on HF1656:

John Waters - DNR
Tim Spreck
Bob Meier - DNR
Colonel Rodman Smith - DNR

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1656 to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF973 to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Persell presented HF973.

Testifiers on HF973:

Greta Gauthier - MPCA

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF973 to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to refer HF1244 to the General Register.

Representative Hansen moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen presented HF1244.

Testifiers on HF1244:

Al Kean - BWSR
Ray Bohn - MAWSD

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to refer HF1244 as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to send HF1587 to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Hansen presented HF1587.

Testifiers on HF1587:

Bob Meier - DNR

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to refer HF1587 to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Committee adjourned at 8:29pm.



Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF680 - Tabke: Leashed dog use to track big game allowed. HF092 - Sundin: Spear gun use to take fish allowed, and rulemaking authorized. HF223 - Sundin: Waste tire facilities financial assurance required. HF 1472 - Claflin: Public waters electronic transmission of certain information provided. HF 1569 - Lippert: Drinking water protection pilot program established, and money appropriated. HF 1239 - Wagenius: Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated. HF 1502 - Fischer: Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited.

Bills Added:
  • HF92 (Sundin) - Spear gun use to take fish allowed, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF223 (Sundin) - Waste tire facilities financial assurance required.
  • HF680 (Tabke) - Leashed dog use allowed to track big game, artificial light use modified, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF1472 (Claflin) - Public waters electronic transmission of certain information provided.
  • HF1502 (Fischer) - Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited.
  • HF1569 (Lippert) - Drinking water protection pilot program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1239 (Wagenius) - Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated.
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01:06 - HF680 (Tabke) Leashed dog use to track big game allowed. 05:07 - HF92 (Sundin) Spear gun use to take fish allowed, and rulemaking authorized. 18:15 - HF223 (Sundin) Waste tire facilities financial assurance required. 35:58 - HF1472 (Claflin) Public waters electronic transmission of certain information provided. 39:45 - HF1569 (Lippert) Drinking water protection pilot program established, and money appropriated. 1:12:40 - HF1239 (Wagenius) Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated. 1:42:41 - HF1502 (Fischer) Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited. The Committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes. No video available of reconvening.