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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 11th, 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
IGO, Spencer
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
LEE, Fue
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:

GREEN, Steve

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

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:02 P.M.

Rep. Nelson moved that the minutes from March 9th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF214 (LIPPERT) Minnesota forests for future program, state nursery operations, and Minnesota Forest Resource Council, and Sustainable Forest Incentive Act purpose and provisions modified.

Rep. Lippert moved that HF214 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Lippert moved the H0214A1 to amend HF214, and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Lippert presented the bill, as amended.

Rep. Lippert renewed the motion that HF214 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Doug Tillma, Department of Natural Resources
Bob Graves, Sierra Club North Star Chapter
Pete Aube, Chair MN Forest Resources Council
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR

Rep. Ecklund assumed the gavel at 1:28 P.M.

HF248 (WAZLAWIK) Pollution Control Agency required to hold public hearing on alleged violations.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF248 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Wazlawik moved H0248DE2 to amend HF248 and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Wazlawik renewed the motion that HF248, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Sheri Smith, Neighborhood Concerned Citizens Group
Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency

HF1037 (WAZLAWIK) Air emission physical measurement and emission-related statistic reporting required.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF1037 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Wazlawik moved H1037A1 to amend HF1037 and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Wazlawik renewed the motion that HF1037, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Sheri Smith, Neighborhood Concerned Citizens Group
Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency

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


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Rick Hansen
Chair of Environment Finance and Policy



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Adam Kopel
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF214 (Lippert) - Minnesota forests for future program, state nursery operations, and Minnesota Forest Resource Council, and Sustainable Forest Incentive Act purpose and provisions modified.
  • HF248 (Wazlawik) - Pollution Control Agency required to hold public hearing on alleged violations.
  • HF1037 (Wazlawik) - Air emission physical measurement and emission-related statistic reporting required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:03 HF214 (Lippert) Minnesota forests for future program, state nursery operations, and Minnesota Forest Resource Council, and Sustainable Forest Incentive Act purpose and provisions modified.
28:19 HF248 (Wazlawik) Pollution Control Agency required to hold public hearing on alleged violations.
58:32 HF1037 (Wazlawik) Air emission physical measurement and emission-related statistic reporting required.


*Agenda Change: Bills Added.

HF214 (Lippert) Minnesota forests for future program, state nursery operations, and Minnesota Forest Resource Council, and Sustainable Forest Incentive Act purpose and provisions modified.
*HF248 (Wazlawik) Pollution Control Agency required to hold public hearing on alleged violations.
*HF1037 (Wazlawik) Air emission physical measurement and emission-related statistic reporting required.
*Amendments are due by 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 10, 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.

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, March 10, 2021.