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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 28, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy MINUTES
Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on January 28th, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. Members present:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Jordan moved that the minutes from January 26th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF228(ACOMB) Statewide invasive species management plan requirements modified. Rep. Acomb motioned that HF228 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


Rep. Acomb presented HF228.

Rep. Acomb renewed the motion that HF228 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Naomi Blinick, Grad Fellow MN Aquatic Invasive Species Resource Center Jeff Forester, ED MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR
Heidi Wolf, Supervisor Invasive Species Unit DNR

An overview of the Environmental Quality Board was presented. Presenters:
Katie Pratt, ED Environmental Quality Board
An overview of Explore Minnesota Tourism was presented. Presenters:
John Edman, Director Explore MN Tourism


Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:30 P.M.






Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy




Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF228 (Acomb) - Statewide invasive species management plan requirements modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:10 HF228 (Acomb) Statewide invasive species management plan requirements modified.
-Jeff Forester, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates.
-Naomi Blinick, University of Minnesota Graduate Student.
51:35 Environmental Quality Board overview.
-Katie Pratt, Executive Director.
01:05:40 Explore Minnesota Tourism overview.
-John Edman, Director.
-Leann Kispert, Assistant Director.

Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes


HF228 (Acomb) Statewide invasive species management plan requirements modified.
*Amendments are due by Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by 1pm.

Overviews from:
-Environmental Quality Board
-Explore Minnesota Tourism
-Metropolitan Council (Parks and Water Resources)

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92007

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Adam.Kopel@house.mn at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing to get instructions.
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 1:00pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2021.