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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 02, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 1:00 P.M. on March 2nd, 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. Lippert moved that the minutes from February 26th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF75 (MOLLER) Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, property recovery by innocent owners provided, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.


Rep. Hansen moved that HF75 be recommended to be re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee

Rep. Hansen moved the H0075A6 to amend HF75, and the amendment WAS ADOPTED. Rep. Moller presented the bill, as amended.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF75, 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 GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama
By a vote of 19 Ayes the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Julie Blaha, State Auditor
Bob Small, ED MCAA
Julia Decker, Policy Director ACLU MN

HF1210 (JORDAN) Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.

Rep. Jordan moved that HF1210 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Jordan moved H1210DE1 to amend HF1210, and the amendment was ADOPTED. Rep. Jordan presented the bill, as amended.
Rep. Hansen renewed her motion that HF1210, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Dan MacSwain, Natural Resources Coordinator Washington County Lori Cox, Owner and Operator, Roots Return Heritage Farm
Margot Monson, private citizen
Pat Rivers, Deputy Director Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources Chris Cowen, MN Environmental Partnership
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:52 P.M.

HF1563 (HANSEN) Certifiable fish disease provisions modified, school trust land reporting requirements modified, snowmobile transportation provisions modified, ATV definition modified, and various other natural resources provisions modified.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1563 be recommended to be re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Hansen moved H1563A3 to amend HF1563 and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF1563, 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) ACOMB, Patty
BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LIPPERT, Todd MORRISON, Kelly

NAYS:

HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff
GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer LUECK, Dale NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:

LEE, Fue
With a vote of 10 Ayes, 8 Nays, and 1 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR
Tim Spreck, MN Deer Farmers
Tony Kwilas, MN Elk Breeders Association Rep. Hansen resumed the gavel at 2:20 P.M.
HF1621 (BOE) Minnesota River dredge spoil 2019 appropriation modified.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1621 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Boe presented the bill.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1621 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Linda Loomis, Administrator Lower MN Watershed District Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:27 P.M.



Rick Hansen Vice-Chair of Environment Finance and Policy



Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF75 (Moller) - Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, innocent owners provided property recovery, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1210 (Jordan) - Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.
  • HF1563 (Hansen) - Certifiable fish disease provisions modified, school trust land reporting requirements modified, snowmobile transportation provisions modified, ATV definition modified, farmed Cervidae provisions modified, and various other natural resources provisions modified.
  • HF1621 (Boe) - Minnesota River dredge spoil 2019 appropriation modified.
House TV Video:
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02:35 HF75 (Moller) Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, property recovery by innocent owners provided, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
14:40 HF1210 (Jordan) Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.
52:25 HF1563 (Hansen) Certifiable fish disease provisions modified, school trust land reporting requirements modified, snowmobile transportation provisions modified, ATV definition modified, and various other natural resources provisions modified.
1:19:55 HF1621 (Boe) Minnesota River dredge spoil 2019 appropriation modified.


Agenda Updated: *Bill Added. Bill Removed.

HF75 (Moller) Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, property recovery by innocent owners provided, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF1210 (Jordan) Insecticide use in wildlife management areas prohibited.
HF1563 (Hansen) Certifiable fish disease provisions modified, school trust land reporting requirements modified, snowmobile transportation provisions modified, ATV definition modified, and various other natural resources provisions modified.
*HF1621 (Boe) Minnesota River dredge spoil 2019 appropriation modified.
**Amendments are due for HF75 (Moller), HF1210 (Jordan), and HF1563 (Hansen) by 1:00pm, Monday, March 1, 2021. The chair has waived the amendment deadline for HF1621.

HF1562 (Hansen) has been removed from the agenda.

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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Public Testimony:
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