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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 28th, 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
NELSON, Nathan
PERSELL, John
SANDELL, Steve
SUNDIN, Mike
THEIS, Tama
WAGENIUS, Jean


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

Representative Lee moved to approve the minutes of March 27th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF223 (Sundin) Waste tire facilities financial assurance required.

Representative Sundin moved that HF223 be laid over.

Representative Sundin moved to adopt the following oral amendment:

Delete section 2, and renumber the effective date on page 3, line 21

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF223 as amended:
Dexter Mathews, Liberty Tire
Mark Moss, Liberty Tire
Dave Benke, Pollution Control Agency
Monte Niemi, TDA Manufacturing

Representative Sundin renewed the motion that HF223 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Representative Nathan Nelson and Representative Tama Theis introduced themselves as new members of the committee.

HF2220 (Davnie) Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Claflin moved that HF2220 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2220:
Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Children and Nature Network
Michel Tigan, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Andrew Pappas, Outdoor Industry Association
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources
John Edman, Explore Minnesota Tourism

Representative Backer moved that HF2220 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results were as follows:

AYE

FABIAN
BACKER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
LUECK
NELSON
THEIS

NAY

HANSEN
CLAFLIN
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
LEE
MORRISON
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN

ABSENT

WAGENIUS


On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS; THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Vice Chair Claflin renewed the motion that HF2220 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 2:04 P.M.

HF2032 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources trust funds appropriated, and previous appropriations modified.

Chair Hansen moved that HF2032 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A3 amendment with the following correction:

Page 2, line 6: delete “9” and insert “29”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS CORRECTED.

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF2032, as amended, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen assumed the gavel at 2:12 P.M.

The meeting was recessed at 2:13 P.M.

The meeting was reconvened at 5:32 P.M.

HF1656 (Persell) Outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided, insecticides in wildlife management areas banned, and rulemaking required.

Representative Persell moved that HF1656 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Persell moved to adopt the A6 amendment.

Testifying on the A6 amendment:
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A5 amendment.

Testifying on the A5 amendment:
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Persell renewed the motion that HF1656, as amended, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1454 (Ecklund) Off-road vehicle trail management funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF1454 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the A19-031 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1454 as amended:
Dan Larson, MN Four-Wheel Drive Association
Angela Hinkley, Ladies Rock Off-Road Club, MN Four-Wheel Drive Association
Cap O’Rourke, Citizens for Sustainable Off-Roading

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion that HF1454, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 6:16 P.M.

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

Chair Hansen moved that HF850, as previously amended on February 21st, 2019, be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means. Representative Becker-Finn requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results were as follows:

AYE

HANSEN
CLAFLIN
FABIAN
BACKER
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
GREEN
LEE
LUECK
SANDELL
SUNDIN
THEIS

ABSENT

HEINTZEMAN
MORRISON
NELSON, N.
PERSELL
WAGENIUS


On a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:21 P.M.



Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Agenda Update: Bill added. HF2220 (Davnie) Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated. *HF2032 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources trust funds appropriated, and previous appropriations modified. HF1656 (Persell) Outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided, insecticides in wildlife management areas banned, and rulemaking required. HF1454 (Ecklund) Off-road vehicle trail management funding provided, and money appropriated. HF850 (Hansen) Wildlife disease surveillance and response funding provided, and money appropriated. *HF223 (Sundin) Waste tire facilities financial assurance required. *Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF2220 (Davnie) - Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1656 (Persell) - Outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided, insecticides in wildlife management areas banned, and rulemaking required.
  • HF1454 (Ecklund) - Off-road vehicle trail management funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF850 (Hansen) - Wildlife disease management for chronic wasting disease funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2032 (Hansen) - Environment and natural resources trust funds appropriated, and previous appropriations modified.
  • HF223 (Sundin) - Waste tire facilities financial assurance required.
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00:48 - HF223 (Sundin) Waste tire facilities financial assurance required. 24:16 - HF2220 (Davnie) Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Office established, and money appropriated. 1:18:04 - HF2032 (Hansen) Environment and Natural Resources Trust Funds appropriated, and previous appropriations modified. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.