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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 April 2nd, 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 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lee moved to approve the minutes of March 28th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Claflin assumed the gavel at 12:46 P.M.

HF2209 (Hansen) Environment and Natural Resources Finance Omnibus Bill

Chair Hansen moved that HF2209 be recommended to be returned to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the DE2 amendment with the A1 amendment incorporated. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Brad Hagemeier, House Fiscal Analyst, and Janelle Taylor, House Research Analyst, provided a walkthrough of the omnibus bill.

The meeting was recessed at 1:33 P.M.

The meeting was reconvened at 5:00 P.M.

Testifying on HF2209 as amended:
Sarah Strommen, Department of Natural Resources
Kirk Koudelka, Pollution Control Agency
John Jaschke, Board of Water and Soil Resources
Keith Aune, Minnesota Cleaners Association
Dart Poach, Minnesota Cleaners Association
Ken Smith, Evergreen Energy
LeAnn Buck, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Steve Woods, Freshwater Society
Dan Larson, Minnesota Four-Wheel Drive Association
Karen Zumach, Tree Trust
Brian Martinson, Association of Minnesota Counties
Kara Josephson, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Elizabeth Wefel, Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Organization
Aaron M. Vande Linde, Office of School Trust Lands
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Ray Bohn, Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association
Doug Carnival, Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association
Jeff Forester, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Association

The meeting was adjourned at 6:18 P.M.







Representative Rick Hansen, Chair



Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Agenda Update: Please see change below: Walk-through of Omnibus Bill and Public Testimony The division will reconvene at 5:00pm in the Basement Hearing Room State Office Building to hear public testimony. *An author’s delete-all amendment to HF2209 (Hansen) will be posted by 8:30am on April 2, 2019. If you want to testify, please sign up ahead of time by emailing the committee administrator at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn. The deadline to submit amendments electronically to the Committee Administrator (Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn) is 6pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Bills Added:
  • HF2209 (Hansen) - Omnibus environment and natural resources finance bill.
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