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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 26, 2021

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

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy MINUTES
Representative Wazlawik, Vice-Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on February 26th, 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

Vice-Chair Wazlawik called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Heintzeman moved that the minutes from February 25th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF696 (BECKER-FINN) Minor individual data classified.

Rep. Becker-Finn moved that H0696-1 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.


Rep. Becker-Finn presented the bill.

Rep. Becker-Finn renewed the motion that H0696-1 be recommended to be placed on the General Register and a roll was taken:

AYES:

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 LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:

HANSEN, Rick LIPPERT, Todd
By a vote of 17 Ayes and 2 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner Department of Natural Resources

HF695 (BECKER-FINN) Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided.

Rep. Becker-Finn moved that HF695 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

Rep. Becker-Finn presented the bill.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF1255 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee and a roll was taken:

AYES:

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 LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:

HANSEN, Rick LIPPERT, Todd
By a vote of 17 Ayes and 2 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Col. Rodmen Smith, DNR

HF1489 (HANSEN) Natural resources rulemaking authority modified.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1489 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF1489 be recommended to be placed on the General Register 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 EXCUSED:
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
With a vote of 16 Ayes, 2 Nays, and 1 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Jenny Shillcox, Ecological and Water Resources Section Manager, DNR
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, DNR

HF1294 (HANSEN) Water-use permit public meeting required, and water-use permit requirements modified.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1294 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Hansen presented the bill.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1294 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Mike Slavik, Commissioner Dakota County Jason Moeckel, DNR

Jason Halvorson, Irrigators Association of MN Grant Anderson, Irrigators Association of MN Lee Hanson, Irrigators Association of MN Jacob Wildman, Irrigators Association of MN

Rep. Wazlawik adjourned the meeting at 10:00 A.M.





Ami Wazlawik Vice-Chair of Environment Finance and Policy





Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF695 (Becker-Finn) - Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF696 (Becker-Finn) - Minor individual data classified.
  • HF1489 (Hansen) - Natural resources rulemaking authority modified.
  • HF1294 (Hansen) - Water-use permit public meeting required, and water-use permit requirements modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:10 - HF696 (Becker-Finn) Minor individual data classified.
09:35 - HF695 (Becker-Finn) Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided.
22:55 - HF1489 (Hansen) Natural resources rulemaking authority modified.
41:25 - HF1294 (Hansen) Water-use permit public meeting required, and water-use permit requirements modified.

Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes


HF696 (Becker-Finn) Minor individual data classified.
HF695 (Becker-Finn) Driving under the influence provisions for recreational vehicle enforcement uniformity provided, and criminal penalties provided.
HF1489 (Hansen) Natural resources rulemaking authority modified.
HF1294 (Hansen) Water-use permit public meeting required, and water-use permit requirements modified.
*Amendments are due for all bills by 8:30am, Thursday, February 25, 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 by 5:00pm, Thursday, February 25, 2021
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 8:30am, Thursday, February 25, 2021