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NINTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 5:04 pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Room 400N 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 Lueck moved that the minutes of March 6, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn moved HF359 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Becker-Finn moved the A19-0169 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF359.

Testifiers on HF359:

Jenna Grove - Clean Water Action
Jeramiah Melquist - Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
David Wallinga - Natural Defense Resources Council
Tony Kwilas - American Chemistry Council
Brian Nustad - Minnesota Retailers Association

Representative Lueck moved to lay HF359 on the table and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES
LUECK, Dale
ANDERSON, Paul
BOE, Greg
FABIAN, Dan
GREEN, Steve
HEINTZEMAN, Josh

NAYS
PERSELL, John
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
CLAFLIN, Anne
GOMEZ, Aisha
HANSEN, Rick
LIPPERT, Todd
LISLEGARD, Dave

There being 6 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Becker-Finn renewed her motion to refer HF359, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Becker-Finn moved to refer HF2253 to the General Register.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF2253.

Testifiers on HF2253:

Bob Meier - DNR

Representative Becker-Finn renewed her motion to refer HF2253 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved HF1880 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Sandstede presented HF1880.

Testifiers on HF1880:

Bob Meier - DNR

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1880 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1584 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Lee presented HF1584.

Testifiers on HF1584:

Alexis Donath - MPCA

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1584 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1886 to the General Register.

Representative Sandell presented HF1886.

Testifiers on HF1886:

Heather Arends - DNR
Brian Martinson - Minnesota Association of Minnesota Counties
Peter Larson - Minnesota Industrial Sand Council
John Cunningham - Aggregate and Ready Mix of Minnesota

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1886 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson moved to refer HF0122 to the Committee on Transportation.

Representative Anderson presented HF0122.

Testifiers on HF0122:

Erik Rudeen - MnDot

Representative Anderson renewed his motion to refer HF0122 to the Committee on Transportation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




The meeting was adjourned at 7:03 p.m.






Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

*Agenda Updated* I. HF 0359 - Becker-Finn: Flame-retardant chemical use in certain products prohibited. ***Pending referral*** II. HF 2253 - Becker-Finn: Natural resources; training, certification, and fees provided; recreational vehicle operating restrictions modified; invasive species provisions modified; wildland firefighters provided, and game and fish laws modified. III. HF 1880 - Sanstede: Permanent school fund compensation authority clarified. IV. HF 1584 - Lee: Small business loan program for environmental improvement modified. V. HF 1886 - Sandell: Silica sand regulation duties modified. VI. HF 0122 - Anderson: State land conveyance to a private entity provided. *Bills may be added to the agenda and order may change.* If you wish to testify, please contact Sean Herring at sean.herring@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF1880 (Sandstede) - Permanent school fund compensation authority clarified.
  • HF2253 (Becker-Finn) - Natural resources; training, certification, and fees provided; recreational vehicle operating restrictions modified; invasive species provisions modified; wildland firefighters provided, and game and fish laws modified.
  • HF359 (Becker-Finn) - Flame-retardant chemical use in certain products prohibited, and exemptions allowed.
  • HF1584 (Lee) - Small business loan program for environmental improvement modified.
  • HF1886 (Sandell) - Silica sand regulation duties modified.
  • HF122 (Anderson) - State land conveyance to a private entity provided.
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