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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 18th, 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. Lee moved that the minutes from March 16th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED. HF1989 (HUOT) Minnesota Zoological Garden funding provided, and money appropriated.
Rep. Hansen moved that HF1989 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Huot presented HF1989.

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1989 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
John Frawley, ED MN Zoo Abigail Mosher, CFO MN Zoo

HF2285 (KEELER) Science Museum of Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated. Rep. Keeler moved that HF1989 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Rep. Keeler moved to incorporate an oral amendment “On Page 1.6, strike $3,978,000 and insert $3,798,000.” and the amendment WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Keeler presented HF1989, as amended.

Rep. Keeler renewed the motion that HF1989, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Alison Brown, CEO Science Museum of MN Barry Gisser, CFO Science Museum of MN

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:44 P.M.

HF1733 (HANSEN) Counties allowed to collect soil and water conservation district fees on deed transfer and mortgage registration, and clean water fund grant eligibility for counties established.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1733 be recommended to be re-referred to the Taxes Committee. Rep. Hansen presented the bill.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1733 be recommended to be re-referred to the Taxes 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 LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd MORRISON, Kelly

NAYS:
HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff
GREEN, Steve LUECK, Dale NELSON, Nathan

EXCUSED:
IGO, Spencer THEIS, Tama

By a vote of 11 Ayes, 6 Nays, and 2 Excused the motion PREVAILED. Rep. Hansen resumed the gavel at 2:10 P.M.
HF1586 (TORKELSON) Soil and water conservation districts and watershed district merger feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1586 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Torkelson presented the bill.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1586 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Emily Javens, MN Association of Watershed Districts
LeAnn Buck, ED MN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:28 P.M.


Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy





Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1989 (Huot) - Minnesota Zoological Garden funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1733 (Hansen) - Counties required to collect soil and water conservation district fees on deed transfer and mortgage registration.
  • HF1586 (Torkelson) - Soil and water conservation districts and watershed district merger feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2285 (Keeler) - Science Museum of Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:00 HF1989 (Huot) Minnesota Zoological Garden funding provided, and money appropriated.
23:40 HF2285 (Keeler) Appropriating money for Science Museum of Minnesota.
44:20 HF1733 (Hansen) Counties allowed to collect soil and water conservation district fees on deed transfer and mortgage registration, and clean water fund grant eligibility for counties established.
1:09:50 HF1586 (Torkelson) Soil and water conservation districts and watershed district merger feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.


*Agenda Change: Bill Added.

HF1989 (Huot) Minnesota Zoological Garden funding provided, and money appropriated.
*HF2285 (Keeler) Science Museum of Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated. (The chair has waived the amendment deadline for this bill.)
HF1733 (Hansen) Counties allowed to collect soil and water conservation district fees on deed transfer and mortgage registration, and clean water fund grant eligibility for counties established.
HF1586 (Torkelson) Soil and water conservation districts and watershed district merger feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.
**Amendments are due for HF1989 (Huot), HF1733 (Hansen), and HF1586 (Torkelson) is by 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 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 17, 2021.