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ELEVENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 5:40 pm on Thursday, March 14, 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 Lueck moved that the minutes of March 13, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1403 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Persell moved the DE3 amendment to HF1403. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lee presented HF1403.

Testifiers on HF1403:

Christine Coughlin - Humane Society of USA
Iris Ho - Humane Society International
Col. Rodman Smith - DNR

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1403 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1386 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Ecklund presented HF1386.

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1386 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF1882 to the General Register.

Representative Bernardy presented HF1882.

Testifiers on HF1882:

Phil Belfoiri - Rice Creek Watershed District

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF1882 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hanson moved to reconsider HF1386. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to refer HF1386 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Persell moved to refer HF2145 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Persell presented HF2145.

Representative Persell moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers on HF2145:

Dave Majkrazak
Bob Meier - DNR
Lance Ness - Anglers for Habitat

Representative Persell renewed his motion to refer HF2145 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to refer HF2258 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hansen moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen presented HF2258.

Testifiers on HF2258:

Angie Becker Kudelka - BWSR

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion to refer HF2258, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to refer HF2267 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hansen moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen presented HF2267.

Testifiers on HF2267:

Victoria Reinhardt - Ramsey County
Molly Pederson - Fiber Commercial Technologies
Kirk Koudelka - MPCA
Jennifer Stowe - Carpet and Rug Institute
Bob Peoples - Carpet America Recovery Effort

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to refer HF2267 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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


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

NAYS
LUECK, Dale
FABIAN, Dan
GREEN, Steve

There being 8 ayes and 3 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to refer HF2321 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF2321.

Testifiers on HF2321:

Tony Kwilas - MN Elk Breeders
Tim Spreck - MN Deer Farmers
Denny Niess - MN Deer Farmers
Shawn Eastman - Minnesota Game Breeders & Shooting Preserve Association
Brooks Johnson - MN Bowhunters Inc
Steve Uchytil - MN Deer Farmers
Melissa Uchytil- MN Deer Farmers Association

Recess at 9:02
Gavel back in at 9:12

Representative Becker-Finn renewed her motion to refer HF2321 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Fabian requested a roll call vote. 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
FABIAN, Dan
GREEN, Steve
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LISLEGARD, Dave

There being 8 ayes and 5 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:39 p.m.






Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Agenda Updated *** I. HF1403 - Lee: Ivory and rhinoceros horn trade prohibited, rulemaking authorized, and criminal penalties provided.*** II. HF1386 - Ecklund: Collector snowmobile registration requirements modified.*** III. HF1882 - Bernardy: Commercial fishing areas restrictions to provide invasive species control modified. IV. HF2145 - Persell: Fishing license require to take muskellunge. V. HF2258 - Hansen: Conservation materials use prohibited, and money appropriated. VI. HF2267 - Hansen: Carpet product stewardship program provided, and report required. VII. HF2321 - Becker-Finn: Privately-owned big game right to kill purchase of sale prohibited.*** VIII. HF2442 - Swedzinski: Night vision equipment use while hunting coyote or fox allowed.*** *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:
  • HF2267 (Hansen) - Carpet product stewardship program provided, and report required.
  • HF2258 (Hansen) - Conservation materials use prohibited, and money appropriated.
  • HF2145 (Persell) - Fishing license required to take muskellunge.
  • HF1882 (Bernardy) - Commercial fishing areas restrictions to provide invasive species control modified.
  • HF1403 (Lee) - Trade in animal parts prohibited.
  • HF1386 (Ecklund) - Collector snowmobile registration requirements modified.
  • HF2442 (Swedzinski) - Night vision equipment use while hunting coyote or fox allowed.
  • HF2321 (Becker-Finn) - Privately-owned big game right to kill purchase of sale prohibited.
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