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TENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 9:53 am on Wednesday, March 13, 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 Claflin moved that the minutes of March 12, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lueck moved that HF1509 be brought off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brand withdrew HF1509.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1963 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Winkler presented HF1963.

Testifiers on HF1963:

Bob Meiers - DNR
Michael D. Buchite - Mayor of Taylors Falls
Wade Vitalis

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1963 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved that HF2220 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Davnie presented HF2220.

Testifiers on HF2220:

Mark Buraka - REI Co-op
Laura Mylan - Children and Nature Network
Bob Meier - DNR
Tom Hackbarth - All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota
Doug Franzen - Snowmobilers Association of Minnesota
Dan Larson - Minnesota Four Wheel Drive Association
Joel Carlson - Explore Minnesota Tourism

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refered HF2220 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF2276 to the General Register.,

Representative Wazlawik presented HF2276.

Testifiers on HF2276:

Sherry Smith
Paige Lee
Jeff Smith - MPCA
James Kelly - MDH

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF2276 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to refer HF1845 to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Hansen presented HF1845.

Testifiers on HF1845:

Alexis Donath - MPCA
Joel Peck - MPCA
Craig Johnson - League of Minnesota Cities
James Robins - Minnesota Association of Small Cities
Bill Black - Minnesota Utilities Association

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to refer HF1845 to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Wagenius moved to refer HF2011 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Wagenius presented HF1845.

Tesitifers on HF2011:

Emily Javens - Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts

Representative Wagenius renewed her motion to refer HF2011 to Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 a.m.






Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. HF 1509 - Brand: Minnesota River site-specific eutrophication standard establishment and implementation funding provided, and money appropriated. II. HF 1963 - Winkler: Chisago County; Interstate Park renamed. III. HF 2220 - Davnie: Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated. IV. HF 2276 - Wazlawik: Trichloroethylene banned in products and for use in manufacturing processes. V. HF 1845 - Hasnen: Wastewater treatment plant operator certification rules amendment required. VI. HF 2011 - Wagenius: Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified. *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:
  • HF1509 (Brand) - Minnesota River site-specific eutrophication standard establishment and implementation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2011 (Wagenius) - Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified.
  • HF2220 (Davnie) - Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2276 (Wazlawik) - Trichloroethylene banned for use in manufacturing processes.
  • HF1963 (Winkler) - Chisago County; Interstate Park renamed.
  • HF1845 (Hansen) - Wastewater treatment plant operator certification rules amendment required.
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00:41 - HF1509 (Brand) Minnesota River site-specific eutrophication standard establishment and implementation funding provided, and money appropriated. 02:38 - HF1963 (Winkler) Chisago County; Interstate Park renamed. 23:45 - HF2220 (Davnie) Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated. 1:18:37 - HF2276 (Wazlawik) Trichloroethylene banned in products and for use in manufacturing processes. 1:47:08 - HF1845 (Hansen) Wastewater treatment plant operator certification rules amendment required. 1:54:46 - HF2011 (Wagenius) Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified. Runs 2 hours, 1 minute.