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EIGHTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 9:49 am on Wednesday, March 6, 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
WAGENIUS, Jean

Excused:
LISLEGARD, Dave

A quorum was present.

Representative Lippert moved that the minutes of February 27, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved HF1713 to the General Register.

Representative Morrison presented HF1713.

Testifiers on HF1713:

Ann Pierce - DNR
Brian Giese - MN County Engineers Association

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1713 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1885 the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Morrison presented HF1885.

Testifiers on HF1885:

Jeff Forester - Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates
Bob Meier - DNR

Representative renewed his motion to refer HF1885 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Lueck requested a roll call vote on HF1885. The results were as follows:


AYES
PERSELL, John
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
ACOMB, Patty
CLAFLIN, Anne
GOMEZ, Aisha
HANSEN, Rick
LIPPERT, Todd
WAGENIUS, Jean

NAYS
LUECK, DALE
ANDERSON, Paul
BOE, Greg
FABIAN, Dan
HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh



There being 8 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to refer HF1586 to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Becker-Finn moved the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Becker-Finn moved the A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers on HF1586:

Susan Damon - MN DNR

Representative Becker-Finn renewed her motion to to refer HF1586 as amended to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved that HF1509 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Brand presented HF1509.

Testifiers on HF1509:

Pat Hentges - City of Mankato
Daniel Marx - City of Mankato
Greta Gauthier - MPCA
Aaron Luckstein - MPCA

Representative Hansen moved to lay HF1509 on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee went into recess at 11:18 a.m.

The committee returned from recess at 7:53 p.m.

Representative Lippert moved HF1706 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Lippert presented HF1706.

Testifiers on HF1706:

Shiela Vanney - MASWCD

Representative Lippert renewed his motion to refer HF1706 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Lueck requested a roll call vote on HF1706. The results were as follows:


AYES
PERSELL, John
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
ACOMB, Patty
CLAFLIN, Anne
GOMEZ, Aisha
HANSEN, Rick
LIPPERT, Todd
WAGENIUS, Jean

NAYS
LUECK, DALE
ANDERSON, Paul
BOE, Greg
FABIAN, Dan
HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh


There being 8 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved HF1284 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Persell presented HF1284.

Testifiers on HF1284:

Roland Clevland - MASWCD
Sheila Vanney - MASWCD
Chris Lord - MASWCD
Brian Martinson - Association of Minnesota Counties

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1284 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved HF1292 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hansen presented HF1292.

Chris Cowen - Pesticide Action Network
Peder Kjeseth - Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to refer HF1292 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:14 p.m.






Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. HF 0569 - Rep. Rob Ecklund: Tax-forfeited land management provisions modified, and private sale of tax-forfeited land authorized. II. HF 1586 - Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn: State land conveyance requirements modified, land added to and deleted from state parks, and sale of surplus state land authorized. III. HF 1885 - Rep. Kelly Morrison: Watercraft surcharge increased, and invasive special research account created and receipts dedicated. IV. HF 1713 - Rep. Kelly Morrison: Threatened and endangered species protections application modified. V. HF 1509 - Rep. Jeff Brand: Minnesota River site-specific eutrophication standard establishment and implementation funding provided, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF569 (Ecklund) - Tax-forfeited land management provisions modified, and private sale of tax-forfeited land authorized.
  • HF1885 (Morrison) - Watercraft surcharge increased, and invasive special research account created and receipts dedicated.
  • HF1713 (Morrison) - Threatened and endangered species protections application modified.
  • HF1586 (Becker-Finn) - State land conveyance requirements modified, land added to and deleted from state parks, state land sale authorized, and rustic road access allowed for timber harvesting.
  • HF1509 (Brand) - Minnesota River site-specific eutrophication standard establishment and implementation funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:06 - HF1713 (Morrison) Threatened and endangered species protections application modified. 09:37 - HF1885 (Morrison) Watercraft surcharge increased, and invasive special research account created and receipts dedicated. 40:24 - HF1586 (Becker-Finn) State land conveyance requirements modified, land added to and deleted from state parks, and sale of surplus state land authorized. 1:09:54 - HF1509 (Brand) Minnesota River site-specific eutrophication standard establishment and implementation funding provided, and money appropriated. The Committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.