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TWELFTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

MINUTES

Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:46 P.M. on February 19th, 2019, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HANSEN, Rick, Chair
CLAFLIN, Anne, Vice Chair
FABIAN, Dan, Lead
BACKER, Jeff
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter
GREEN, Steve
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LEE, Fue
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
PERSELL, John
SANDELL, Steve
SUNDIN, Mike
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:

NEU, Anne


Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 12:46 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Ecklund moved to approve the minutes of February 14th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund moved to approve the minutes of February 15th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Angie Becker-Kudelka, Assistant Director, Board of Water and Soil Resources, presented an overview of the agency’s budget and mission.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed to gavel at 12:52 P.M.

HF609 (Huot) Dakota County; railroad crossing safety improvement funding provided for the Mississippi River Regional Trail, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Claflin moved to lay over HF609 for future consideration.

Testifying on HF609:
Joe Atkins, County Commissioner, Dakota County

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion to lay over HF609 for future consideration. The bill was laid over.

HF320 (Lislegard) St. Louis County; all-terrain vehicle trails funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Claflin moved to lay over HF320 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Claflin moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF320:
David Dincau, President of the Quad Cities ATV Club
Ron Potter, President, All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota
Ray Bohn, All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion to lay over HF320 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF600 (Lee) Deer license revenue increase dedicated to deer management account.

Vice Chair Claflin moved to lay over HF600 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Lee moved to adopt the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF600:
Cory Bennett, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Yeng Moua, Community Member
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion to lay over HF600 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

The following bills were referred by memo February 19, 2019:

To the Division on Water:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
HF 411 (Poppe) Clean water funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 875 (Fischer) Clean Water Legacy Act modified, and coordinated watershed management provided for.
HF 1141 (Sandell) Managed aquifer recharge study funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1314 (Lippert) Department of Health's source water protection program expanded to include rivers and drinking water sources for private wells, and money appropriated.
HF 1316 (Fischer) Legislative Water Commission sunset removed.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 P.M.







Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Board of Water and Soil Resources Overview HF609 (Huot) Dakota County; railroad crossing safety improvement funding provided for the Mississippi River Regional Trail, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF320 (Lislegard) St. Louis County; all-terrain vehicle trails funding provided, and money appropriated. HF600 (Lee) Deer license revenue increase dedicated to deer management account.

Bills Added:
  • HF609 (Huot) - Dakota County; railroad crossing safety improvement funding provided for the Mississippi River Regional Trail, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF600 (Lee) - Deer license revenue increase dedicated to deer management account.
  • HF320 (Lislegard) - St. Louis County; all-terrain vehicle trails funding provided, and money appropriated.
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