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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 February 23rd, 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. Backer moved that the minutes from February 18th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF634 (VANG) City adoption of pesticide control authorized.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF718 be recommended to be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee

Rep. Hansen moved A21-0034 to amend HF718, the MOTION PREVAILED and amendment was adopted.

Rep. Vang presented the bill, as amended.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF718, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee and a roll was taken:

AYES:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair)
WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair)
HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty
AKLAND, Susan
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter
IGO, Spencer
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
LEE, Fue
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

Nays:

BACKER, Jeff
Green, Steve

By a vote of 17 Ayes and 2 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Chris Cowen, Pesticide Action Network
Holly Jenkins, Director Wilderness in the City
Whitney Place, Assistant Commissioner MN Department of Agriculture
Craig Johnson, League of MN Cities
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner MN Department of Natural Resources

HF157 (FISCHER) Lead tackle sale, manufacture, and use prohibited.

Rep. Fischer moved that HF157 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill

Rep. Fischer presented the bill.

Rep. Fischer renewed the motion that HF157 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Addy Shimek
Tracy Shimek
Dawn Tanner, Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization
Carrol Henderson
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR
Doug Wetzstein, DNR

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 2:00 P.M.

HF171 (HANSEN) Easement stewardship account provisions modified.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF171 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Hansen moved H0171A1 to amend HF171, and the MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF171, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Angie Becker-Kudelka, Assistant Director Board of Water, Soil Resources (BWSR)

Rep. Hansen resumed the gavel at 2:12 P.M.

HF934 (LIPPERT) Forest nursery sale provisions modified, forest carbon sequestration goal established, tree planting provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Rep. Lippert moved that HF934 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Lippert moved H0934A1 to amend HF934, and the MOTION PREVAILED

Rep. Lippert renewed the motion that HF934, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Forrest Boe, DNR
Stephanie Pinkalla, The Nature Conservancy
Craig Johnson, League of MN Cities
Forrest Cyr, MN Nursery and Landscape Association

Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:28 P.M.




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Rick Hansen
Chair of Environment Finance and Policy



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Adam Kopel
Committee Legislativ
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF718 (Vang) - Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
  • HF157 (Fischer) - Lead tackle sale, manufacture, and use prohibited.
  • HF171 (Hansen) - Easement stewardship account provisions modified.
  • HF934 (Lippert) - Forest nursery sale provisions modified, forest carbon sequestration goal established, tree planting provided, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:08 - HF718 (Vang) City adoption of pesticide control authorized.
31:37 - HF157 (Fischer) Lead tackle sale, manufacture, and use prohibited.
59:59 - HF171 (Hansen) Easement stewardship account provisions modified.
1:12:24 - HF934 (Lippert) Forest nursery sale provisions modified, forest carbon sequestration goal established, tree planting provided, report required, and money appropriated.


*Agenda Change: Bill added.

HF718 (Vang) City adoption of pesticide control authorized.
HF157 (Fischer) Lead tackle sale, manufacture, and use prohibited.
HF171 (Hansen) Easement stewardship account provisions modified.
*HF934 (Lippert) Forest nursery sale provisions modified, forest carbon sequestration goal established, tree planting provided, report required, and money appropriated.
*Amendments are due for all bills by 1:00pm, Monday, February 22, 2021.

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.

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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, Monday, February 22, 2021.