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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 12:45 P.M. on March 12th, 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 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Sundin moved to approve the minutes of March 7th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Hansen moved HF177, HF214, HF450, HF609, and HF952 to be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1502 (Fischer) Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited.

Representative Fischer moved the adoption of the Water Division Report on HF1502. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1502 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Testifying on HF1502:
Sue Nissen, StopOverSalting
Timothy Malcoly, Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association
Connie Fortin, Fortin Consulting Inc.
Dave Benke, Pollution Control Agency

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 1:05 P.M.

Vice Chair Claflin moved to adopt the A2 amendment.

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion to adopt the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hansen assumed the gavel at 1:19 P.M.
Representative Fischer renewed the motion that HF1502, as amended, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF95 (Demuth) St. Joseph; East Park amenity development funding provided, bonds issues, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF95 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF95:
Judy Weyrens, City of St. Joseph

Chair Hansen renewed motion the motion that HF95 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1322 (Demuth) Rocori Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1322 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1322:
Kevin Mooney, Rocori Trail

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1322 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1158 (Backer) Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Backer moved that HF1158 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1158:
Jamie Beyer, Bois de Sioux Watershed District

Representative Backer renewed the motion that HF1158 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1828 (Lien) Moorhead; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1828 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1828:
Scott Hutchins, City of Moorhead

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1828 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF383 (Marquart) Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF383 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.
Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF383 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1600 (Marquart) Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1600 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1600:
Bruce Albright, District Administrator
Gerry Van Amburg, Manager

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1600 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1593 (Considine) Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato Watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1593 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1593:
Pat Hengtes, City of Mankato

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1593 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF849 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF849 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF849:
Dough Huebsch, Otter Tail County
Rick West, Otter Tail County

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF849 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1481 (Lillie) Metropolitan Council regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1481 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1481:
Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County Commissioner
Mark McCabe, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Director
Chrissy Snider, Minnesota Youth Ski League

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1481 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 2:23 P.M.

The meeting was reconvened at 6:07 P.M.

Representative Fischer moved the adoption of the Water Division Report for HF408. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen moved that HF408 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fischer moved the adoption of the Water Division Report for HF582. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fischer moved that HF582 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen moved that HF384 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the following oral amendment:

Page 1, lines 6 and 15, delete “$2,500,000” and insert “$1,500,000”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF384, as amended, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2163 (Lillie) Metropolitan Council regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF2163 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF2163:
Boe Carlson, Three Rivers Park District

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF2163 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1446 (Pinto) St. Paul; River Learning Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1446 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1446:
Molly Pederson, Friends of the Mississippi River

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1446 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1079 (Morrison) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, working grasslands easements acquired, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Morrison moved that HF1079 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1079:
Todd Holman, Mississippi Headwaters Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

Representative Morrison renewed the motion that HF1079 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2176 (Ecklund) Babbitt Recreation Area campground construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF2176 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF2176 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2140 (Ecklund) Silver Bay; multimodal trailhead center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF2140 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF2140 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2108 (Ecklund) Crane Lake; Voyageurs National Park and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness access roads and public campground funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF2108 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF2108 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund assumed the gavel at 6:37 P.M.

HF1598 (Hansen) West St. Paul; wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1598 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1598:
Ryan Schroeder, City of West Saint Paul

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1598 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1081 (Hansen) Forests for the future program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1081 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1081:
Todd Holman, Mississippi Headwaters Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1081 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1854 (Hansen) Dakota County pedestrian and bicycle trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1854 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF1854:
Joe Atkins, Dakota County Commissioner

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1854 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen assumed the gavel at 6:49 P.M.

HF2132 (Lee) Minneapolis; Mississippi River and trail connections access funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Lee moved that HF2132 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division.

Testifying on HF2132:
Adam Arvidson, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation
Tom Evers, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation

Representative Lee renewed the motion that HF2132 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 P.M.









Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

*Agenda Change: Bills added. HF1502 (Fischer) Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited. HF95 (Demuth) St. Joseph; East Park amenity development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1322 (Demuth) Rocori Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1828 (Lien) Moorhead; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF383 (Marquart) Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1600 (Marquart) Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF1593 (Considine) Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1158 (Backer) Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF849 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1079 (Morrison) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, working grasslands easements acquired, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1446 (Pinto) St. Paul; River Learning Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1481 (Lillie) Battle Creek winter recreation area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. *HF2163 (Lillie) Metropolitan Council regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1598 (Hansen) West St. Paul wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1854 (Hansen) Dakota County pedestrian and bicycle trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1081 (Hansen) Forests for the future program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. *HF2176 (Ecklund) Babbitt Recreation Area campground construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. *HF2140 (Ecklund) Silver Bay; multimodal trailhead center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. *HF2108 (Ecklund) Crane Lake; Voyageurs National Park and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness access roads and public campground funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. *HF2132 (Lee) Minneapolis; Mississippi River and trail connections access funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Procedural Motion: The following House Files were heard previously in the Environment Finance Division or Water Division and are to be returned to Ways and Means with a recommendation to be re-referred to Capital Investment: HF177 (Lien) Clay County; new resource recovery campus funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF214 (Ecklund) St. Louis County; Voyageur Country All-Terrain Vehicle Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF384 (Sauke) Rochester; Willow Creek Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF450 (Sauke) Rochester; Cascade Lake Regional Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF609 (Huot) Dakota County; railroad crossing safety improvement funding provided for the Mississippi River Regional Trail, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF952 (Davids) Root River State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF408 (Poppe) Austin; Cedar River Watershed District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF582 (Hansen) Metropolitan area inflow and infiltration grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated *Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1502 (Fischer) - Salt applicator certification program established, and liability limited.
  • HF95 (Demuth) - St. Joseph; East Park amenity development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1322 (Demuth) - Rocori Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1828 (Lien) - Moorhead; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF383 (Marquart) - Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1600 (Marquart) - Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1593 (Considine) - Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1158 (Backer) - Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF849 (Nornes) - Otter Tail County; Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1079 (Morrison) - Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, working grassland easements acquired, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1598 (Hansen) - West St. Paul; wastewater infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1446 (Pinto) - St. Paul; River Learning Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1481 (Lillie) - Battle Creek winter recreation area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1854 (Hansen) - Dakota County; pedestrian and bicycle trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1081 (Hansen) - Forests for the future program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2176 (Ecklund) - Babbitt Recreation Area campground construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2163 (Lillie) - Metropolitan Council regional park and open-space land acquisition and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2140 (Ecklund) - Silver Bay; multimodal trailhead center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2132 (Lee) - Minneapolis; Mississippi River and trail connections access funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2108 (Ecklund) - Crane Lake; Voyageurs National Park and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness access roads and public campground funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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