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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 12, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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 April 12th, 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. Lueck moved that the minutes from April 8th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF600 (WINKLER) Cannabis; various provisions modified relating to Cannabis Management Board; advisory councils; use and sales reports; legalization and limitation of adult possession and use; licensing, inspection, and regulation of cannabis businesses; testing; labeling; advertising; private residence cultivation; medical program regulatory authority; taxation; grant and loan programs; criminal penalties; expungement procedures; labor standards; nuisance cause of action; scheduling; data; and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF600 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Rep. Hansen moved H0600A17 to amend HF600 and the amendment and was ADOPTED.

Rep. Winkler presented HF600, as amended.

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF600, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law 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)
BACKER, Jeff
GREEN, Steve
IGO, Spencer
LUECK, Dale
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:
AKLAND, Susan

By a vote of 11 Ayes, 7 Nays, and 1 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Maren Schroeder, Policy Director Sensible Change MN
Marcus Harcus, Director Campaign for Full Legalization
Anthony Newby, Minority Cannabis Owners
Leili Fatehi, Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation
Diana Tastad-Dahmer, Director of Organizing and Legislative Affairs United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency
Doug Wetzstein, Industrial Division Director MPCA


Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting 1:55 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:
  • HF600 (Winkler) - Omnibus cannabis bill.
House TV Video:
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02:36 HF600 (Winkler) Cannabis; various provisions modified relating to Cannabis Management Board; advisory councils; use and sales reports; legalization and limitation of adult possession and use; licensing, inspection, and regulation of cannabis businesses; testing; labeling; advertising; private residence cultivation; medical program regulatory authority; taxation; grant and loan programs; criminal penalties; expungement procedures; labor standards; nuisance cause of action; scheduling; data; and money appropriated.


HF600 (Winkler) Cannabis; various provisions modified relating to Cannabis Management Board; advisory councils; use and sales reports; legalization and limitation of adult possession and use; licensing, inspection, and regulation of cannabis businesses; testing; labeling; advertising; private residence cultivation; medical program regulatory authority; taxation; grant and loan programs; criminal penalties; expungement procedures; labor standards; nuisance cause of action; scheduling; data; and money appropriated.
*Amendments to HF600 are due by 5:00pm, Friday, April 9, 2021.

**PLEASE NOTE: Testimony, amendments, and discussion will be limited to provisions of the bill within the jurisdiction of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee. The provisions are as follows:
Article 1
• Secs. 2 and 3 – establishing the Board and Advisory Council
• Sec. 7 – environmental standards
• Sec. 14 – license selection criteria (particularly subdivision 3)
• Sec. 15 – inspection and licensing enforcement
• Sec. 16 – license suspension/revocation and hearings
• Sec. 18 – general operation requirements (particularly subdivisions 4, 5, and 8)
• Sec. 19 – cultivator licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 20 – cultivator operations (particularly subdivision 3)
• Sec. 21 – manufacturer licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 22 – manufacturer operations (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 23 – retailer licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 25 – wholesaler licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 28 – transporter operations (particularly subdivision 1)
• Sec. 29 – testing facility licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 30 – testing facility operations (particularly subdivision 4)
• Sec. 31 – microbusiness licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 32 – microbusiness operations (particularly subdivision 1, 2, and 3)
• Sec. 33 – even organizer licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 34 – even organizer licensing (particularly subdivision 5)
• Sec. 37 – medical cannabis licensing (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 38 – medical cannabis operations (particularly subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4)
• Sec. 39 – legacy medical cannabis manufacturers (particularly subdivision 4)

Article 9
• Sec. 1, sub. 7 – DNR funding

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:
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Adam.Kopel@house.mn by 3:00pm, Sunday, April 11, 2021. Please note: Public testimony on HF 600 should be related to issues within the jurisdiction of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee and will be limited to 20 minutes total for supporters and 20 minutes total for those in opposition. Testimony may be limited to 1-2 minutes.
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 5:00pm, Friday, April 9, 2021.