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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 04, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 March 4th, 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. Nelson moved that the minutes from March 2nd, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1250 (BECKER-FINN) Land-transaction cost reimbursement required, state park land added and deleted, new state forest established, and surplus state land private sale authorized.

Rep. Becker-Finn moved that HF1250 be recommended to be re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee

Rep. Becker-Finn moved the H1250A4 to amend HF1250, and the amendment was ADOPTED. Rep. Becker-Finn presented the bill, as amended.
Rep. Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF1250, as amended, be recommended to be re- referred to the House Ways and Means Committee and a roll was taken:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

GREEN, Steve EXCUSED:
JORDAN, Sydney
By a vote of 17 Ayes, 1 Nay, and 1 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Amy Schwarz, Department of Natural Resources
Julie Marinucci, Deputy Director Lands and Minerals St. Louis County

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:24 P.M.

HF639 (HANSEN) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, and money appropriated.
The Clean Water Council presented their recommendations. Presenters:
Frank Jewell, Chair Clean Water Council
Paul Gardner, Administrator Clean Water Council Katrina Kessler, MN Pollution Control Agency Jason Moeckel, DNR
Angie Becker-Kudelka, Board of Water, Soil Resources Tannie Eshenaur, MN Department of Health
Jeff Freeman, Public Facilities Authority Ali Elhassan, Metropolitan Council
Whitney Place, MN Department of Agriculture

Rep. Hansen moved that HF639 be recommended to be re-referred to the Legacy Finance Committee.

Rep. Hansen moved Hf0639DE2 to amend HF639, and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen moved H0639A1 to amend HF639, as amended, and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen moved to lay HF639, as amended, on the table and a roll was taken: AYES:
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 MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:

LUECK, Dale

By a vote of 18 Ayes and 1 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED and the bill was laid on the table.

Testifiers:
Brian Martinson, Association of MN Counties Paul Eger, Minnesota Realtors
Doug Carnival, National Waste and Recycle Association
Sheila Vanney, MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Amber Bougie, MN Association of County Officers


Rep. Wazlawik adjourned the meeting at 2:32 P.M.





Rick Hansen Vice-Chair of Environment Finance and Policy





Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1250 (Becker-Finn) - Land-transaction cost reimbursement required, state park land added and deleted, new state forest established, surplus state land private sale authorized, and land leases and transfers authorized.
  • HF639 (Hansen) - Clean water fund money appropriated, soil and water conservation district fee and county eligibility provided for funding, rulemaking required, and studies and reports required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:01 - HF1250 (Becker-Finn) Land-transaction cost reimbursement required, state park land added and deleted, new state forest established, and surplus state land private sale authorized.
24:44 - HF639 (Hansen) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, and money appropriated.


HF1250 (Becker-Finn) Land-transaction cost reimbursement required, state park land added and deleted, new state forest established, and surplus state land private sale authorized.
*Amendments are due by 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 3, 2021
HF639 (Hansen) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, and money appropriated.
***NOTE: The Delete-All amendment to House File 639 (Hansen) with Clean Water Fund appropriations is posted below. The chair has designated that amendments to amendments on this bill must be pre-filed by 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 3, 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, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.