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TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 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
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LEE, Fue
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
PERSELL, John
SANDELL, Steve
SUNDIN, Mike
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:


GREEN, Steve
NEU, Anne


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

Representative Persell moved to approve the minutes of March 20th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2076 (Carlson) Closed landfill investment fund procedures modified.

Chair Hansen moved that HF2076 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Wagenius moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2076:
Kirk Koudelka, Pollution Control Agency

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF2076, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

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

Chair Hansen moved that HF1413 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommended re-referral to the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1584 (Lee) Small business loan program for environmental improvement modified.

Representative Lee moved that HF1584 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF1584:
Katie Smith, Pollution Control Agency

Representative Lee renewed the motion that HF1584 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 1:04 P.M.

HF1709 (Hansen) Metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account money transferred.

Chair Hansen moved that HF1709 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1709:
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Doug Carnival, National Waste and Recycling Association

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF1709 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF2067 (Hansen) Dry cleaner fees modified, limited transfer of sales tax revenues allowed, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved HF2067 for consideration before the committee.

Testifying on HF2067:
Dart Poach, Minnesota Cleaners Association
Keith Aune, Minnesota Cleaners Association
Kirk Koudelka, Pollution Control Agency

Chair Hansen moved that HF2067 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Chair Hansen assumed the gavel at 1:33 P.M.

HF973 (Persell) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board reinstated.

Representative Persell moved that HF973 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF973:
Gwen Myers, League of Women Voters
Beth Slocum, Land Stewardship Project Member and Farmer
Kara Josephson, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Jean Coleman, Pollution Control Agency
James Kanne, Land Stewardship Project
Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Representative Persell renewed the motion that HF973 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF953 (Davids) Feedlot training curriculum development funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Heintzeman moved that HF953 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF953:
Dan Vermilyea, Steele County Feedlot Officer
Timothy Arlt, University of Minnesota

Representative Heintzeman renewed the motion that HF953 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:22 P.M.






Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Agenda Update: Bills added. HF2076 (Carlson) Closed landfill investment fund procedures modified. *HF1413 (Lippert) Prairie restoration plan funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1584 (Lee) Small business loan program for environmental improvement modified. HF1709 (Hansen) Metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account money transferred. HF2067 (Hansen) Dry cleaner fees modified, limited transfer of sales tax revenues allowed, and money appropriated. HF973 (Persell) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board reinstated. HF953 (Davids) Feedlot training curriculum development funding provided, and money appropriated. *HF1413 (Lippert) has been added to the agenda. Please note that HF1413 was heard on March 14, 2019. **Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF2076 (Carlson) - Closed landfill investment fund procedures modified.
  • HF1584 (Lee) - Small business loan program for environmental improvement modified.
  • HF1709 (Hansen) - Metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account money transferred.
  • HF2067 (Hansen) - Dry cleaner fees modified, limited transfer of sales tax revenues allowed, and money appropriated.
  • HF973 (Persell) - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board reinstated.
  • HF953 (Davids) - Feedlot training curriculum development funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1413 (Lippert) - Prairie restoration plan funding provided, and money appropriated.
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