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NINETEENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 12:47 P.M. on March 14th, 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

Members excused:

BACKER, Jeff


Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 12:47 P.M. A quorum was present.

HF411 (Poppe) Clean water funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF411 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be re-referred to the Division on Capitol Investment.

Representative Poppe moved the HF411A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF411:
CJ Holl, City Administrator, Wells, MN

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF411, as amended, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on Capitol Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2022 (Bierman) Electric vehicle charging stations installation in state parks required, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF2022 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be re-referred to the Division on Energy and Climate Finance & Policy.

Testifying on HF2022:
Phil Leversedge, Deputy Director of Minnesota Parks and Trails, DNR

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF2022 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on Energy and Climate Finance & Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1853 (Lee) Electric vehicles supply equipment funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Lee moved that HF1853 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on Energy and Climate Finance & Policy.

Representative Lee moved the HF1853A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1853:
Andrew Twite, Fresh Energy

Public Testifying on HF1853:
Alexis Donath, Pollution Control Agency

Representative Lee renewed the motion that HF1853, as amended, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on Energy and Climate Finance & Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2061 (Klevorn) University of Minnesota; Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF2061 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on Legacy Finance.

Testifying on HF2061:
Mitch Hunter, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
Kayla Altendorf, Graduate Student, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
Gabe Gusmini, Research & Development Director of Crop Improvement, PepsiCo
Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmers Union
Steve Morse, Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF2061 be recommended to returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Division on Legacy Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF970 (Huot) Prairie butterfly conservation program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF970 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Chair Hansen moved the HF970DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF970:
Neal Feekan, Grassland Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy
Erin Rupp, Pollinate Minnesota

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF970 be laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion. The bill was laid over.

HF776 (Morrison) Lawns to legumes grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Morrison moved that HF776 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF776:
Patricia Hauser, Humming for Bees
Erin Rupp, Pollinate Minnesota

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF776 be laid over for possible inclusion. The bill was laid over.

HF1092 (Acomb) Native bee survey funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1092 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF1092:
Margot Monson, Entomologist and Citizen

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1092 be laid over for possible inclusion. The bill was laid over.

HF1413 (Lippert) Prairie restoration plan funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1413 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF1413:
Jason Hill, University of Minnesota

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1413 be laid over for possible inclusion. The bill was laid over.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 2:13 P.M.

HF1374 (Hansen) Conservation reserve program state incentives funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1374 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF1374:
Erin Rupp, Pollinate Minnesota
Chris Cowen, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Lance Ness, Fish and Wildlife Alliance

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion that HF1374 be laid over for possible inclusion. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:19 P.M.








Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Agenda Change: Bill added. *HF411 (Poppe) Clean water funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF2022 (Bierman) Electric vehicle charging stations installation in state parks required, and money appropriated. HF1853 (Lee) Electric vehicles supply equipment funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2061 (Klevorn) University of Minnesota; Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated. HF970 (Huot) Prairie butterfly conservation program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF776 (Morrison) Lawns to legumes grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1092 (Acomb) Native bee survey funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1413 (Lippert) Prairie restoration plan funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1374 (Hansen) Conservation reserve program state incentives funding provided, and money appropriated. *Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF2022 (Bierman) - Electric vehicle charging stations installation in state parks required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1853 (Lee) - Electric vehicles supply equipment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2061 (Klevorn) - University of Minnesota; Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1092 (Acomb) - Native bee survey funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF776 (Morrison) - Lawns to legumes grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF970 (Huot) - Prairie butterfly conservation program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1413 (Lippert) - Prairie restoration plan funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1374 (Hansen) - Conservation reserve program state incentives funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF411 (Poppe) - Clean water funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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