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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 21st, 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
NEU, Anne
PERSELL, John
SANDELL, Steve
SUNDIN, Mike
WAGENIUS, Jean


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

Representative Becker-Finn moved to approve the minutes of February 19th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen presented a resolution to Jim Leach, Fish and Wildlife Director, thanking him for his service and wishing him well in his retirement.

John Edman, Director, Explore Minnesota, presented the Governor’s budget recommendations for the agency.

John Frawley, Executive Director, and Abigail Mosher, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Zoo, presented the Governor’s budget recommendations for the organization.

Lisa Barajas, Community Development Director, and Emmett Mullin, Parks Manager, Metropolitan Council, presented the Governor’s budget recommendations for the organization.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 1:41 P.M.

HF850 (Hansen) Wildlife disease surveillance and response funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved to lay over HF850 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF850:
Jim Leach, Fish and Wildlife Director
Dr. Lou Cornicelli, Department of Natural Resources

Representative Becker-Finn moved to adopt the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion to lay over HF850 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Chair Hansen assumed the gavel at 2:15 P.M.

HF952 (Davids) Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved to lay over HF952 for future consideration.

Testifying on HF952:
Joe Hoffman, City Administrator, City of Preston
Dan Christianson, CEO, F&M Community Bank

Chair Hansen renewed the motion to lay over HF952 for future consideration. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:26 P.M.






Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

*Agenda Change: Bill added Presentation of Governor’s Budget Recommendations for: Explore Minnesota Minnesota Zoo Metropolitan Council (Regional Parks and Water Resources) HF850 (Hansen) Wildlife disease surveillance and response funding provided, and money appropriated. *HF952 (Davids) Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF850 (Hansen) - Wildlife disease management for chronic wasting disease funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF952 (Davids) - Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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00:28 - Recognition of Jim Leach, Department of Natural Resources. Presentation of governor’s budget recommendations for:. 03:55 - Explore Minnesota. 22:00 - Minnesota Zoo. 42:10 - Metropolitan Council (Regional Parks, Water Resources). 59:09 - HF850 (Hansen) Wildlife disease surveillance and response funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:26:45 - HF952 (Davids) Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.