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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 6:45 P.M. on March 20th, 2019, in Hearing Room 300S 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
LEE, Fue
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
PERSELL, John
SANDELL, Steve
SUNDIN, Mike
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:


HEINTZEMAN, Josh

NEU, Anne

Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 6:45 P.M. A quorum was present.

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

HF1135 (Marquart) Red River mediation agreement implementation funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1135 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1135:
Lisa Frenette, Red River Watershed Management Board

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1135 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Representative Ecklund assumed the gavel at 6:51 P.M.

HF2432 (Cantrell) Lower Minnesota River Watershed District grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF2432 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2432:
Lisa Frenette, Lower Minnesota River Watershed District

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF2432 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF584 (Sundin) Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Sundin moved that HF584 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF584:
Sarah Psick, Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition
Terry Mattson, Visit Saint Paul
Bob Barton, Hidden Haven Resort
Mark Ritchie, Global Minnesota

Representative Sundin renewed the motion that HF584 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF800 (Sundin) Beaver damage reimbursement costs provided for.

Representative Sundin moved that HF800 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF800:
Gregory Bernu, Carlton County Land Commissioner
Gary Peterson, Carlton County Commissioner
Brian Martinson, Association of Minnesota Counties
Pat Rivers, Department of Natural Resources

Representative Sundin renewed the motion that HF800 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 7:34 P.M.

HF402 (Ecklund) Crane Lake; public-water access preparation funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF402 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF402:
Lori Sandborn, Owner of Handberg Marine

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion that HF402 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF251 (Ecklund) Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park management modified.

Vice Chair Claflin moved that HF251 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF251:
Phil Leversedge, Department of Natural Resources

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion that HF251 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF1772 (Ecklund) Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park development funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Claflin moved that HF1772 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1772:
Phil Leversedge, Department of Natural Resources

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion that HF1772, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF1240 (Persell) Cross-country skiing fees modified.

Vice Chair Claflin moved that HF1240 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1240:
Darby Nelson, Minnesota Nordic Ski Association
Geri Nelson, Minnesota Nordic Ski Association
Neil Franz, Minnesota Nordic Ski Association
Phil Leversedge, Department of Natural Resources

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion that HF1240 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF2011 (Wagenius) Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified.

Representative Wagenius moved that HF2011 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2011:
Ray Bohn, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts

Representative Wagenius renewed the motion that HF2011 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 P.M.









Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF1135 (Marquart) Red River mediation agreement implementation funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2432 (Cantrell) Lower Minnesota River Watershed District grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF584 (Sundin) Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated. HF800 (Sundin) Beaver damage reimbursement costs provided for. HF402 (Ecklund) Crane Lake; public-water access preparation funding provided, and money appropriated. HF251 (Ecklund) Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park management modified. HF1772 (Ecklund) Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park development funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1240 (Persell) Cross-country skiing fees modified. HF2011 (Wagenius) Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified. *Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF2432 (Cantrell) - Lower Minnesota River Watershed District grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1135 (Marquart) - Red River mediation agreement implementation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF584 (Sundin) - Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF402 (Ecklund) - Crane Lake; public-water access preparation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF251 (Ecklund) - Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park management modified.
  • HF1772 (Ecklund) - Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park development funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF800 (Sundin) - Beaver damage reimbursement costs provided for.
  • HF1240 (Persell) - Cross-country skiing fees modified.
  • HF2011 (Wagenius) - Watershed management organizations planning requirements modified, and watershed districts modified.
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