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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 08, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 8th, 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 April 6th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

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

HF1076 (HANSEN) Environment, natural resources, and tourism funding provided; disposition of receipts, appropriations, funds, and accounts modified; state park and fishing contest provisions modified; fees modified and established; duplicate reporting eliminated; grant programs modified; environmental justice considerations provided; labeling requirements modified; enforcement authority modified; Landfill Responsibility Act established; state land interest conveying provisions modified; state parks and recreation areas added and deleted; land sales authorized; and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1076 be recommended to be re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Hansen moved H1076DE2 to amend HF1076 and public testimony was taken.

Rep. Hansen moved H1076A12 to amend the H1076DE2 amendment and the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Ecklund moved H1076A1, with the following oral changes: On Page 23, line 31, delete "$2,135,000" and insert "$2,435,000" and delete "$2,135,000" and insert "$2,435,000", to amend the H1076DE2.

Rep. Becker-Finn moved H1076A3 to amend H1076DE2 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
IGO, Spencer
LUECK, Dale
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

By a vote of 11 Ayes and 8 Nays the motion prevailed and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Lippert moved H1076A11 to amend H1076DE2 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
IGO, Spencer
LUECK, Dale
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

By a vote of 11 Ayes and 8 Nays the motion prevailed and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen moved the H1076A8 to amend H1076DE2 and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen moved the H1076DE2, as amended, to amend HF1076 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
IGO, Spencer
LUECK, Dale
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1076, as amended, to be re-referred to the 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
LEE, Fue
LIPPERT, Todd
MORRISON, Kelly

NAYS:

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

By a vote of 11 Ayes and 8 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Sarah Strommen, Commissioner Department of Natural Resources
Laura Bishop, Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency
Katie Pratt, Environmental Quality Board
John Jaschke, ED Board of Water and Soil Resources
Jessica Mendoza, Comunidades Organizando el Poder y La Accion Latina
Tony Kwilas, Environmental Policy Director MN Chamber of Commerce
Erin Rupp, Pollinate MN
Margot Monson, Entomologist and Beekeeper
Doug Carnival, National Recycling Association
Tim Spreck, MN Deer Farmers
Amber Bougie, Association of County Officers
Roger Schroeder, Landfill Operators Group
Andrea Lovoll, MN Center for Environmental Advocacy
Sara Wolff, MN Environmental Partnership
Sherri Smith, White Bear Neighborhood Concerned Citizen’s Group
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR

Rep. Wazlawik adjourned the meeting 2:55 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:
  • HF1076 (Hansen) - Omnibus environment, natural resources, and tourism policy and finance bill.
House TV Video:
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02:03 - HF1076 (Hansen) Omnibus environment and natural resources bill.
- Public testimony.
- Bill mark-up.
- Vote on bill.


HF1076 (Hansen) Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Bill.

Public Testimony, Omnibus bill markup and vote.

*The deadline to submit amendments electronically to the Committee Administrator (Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn) is 1pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Public Testimony
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Adam.Kopel@house.mn by 6:00pm, Wednesday, April 7, 2021
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn. Written testimony will be accepted if submitted by 1:00 PM, April 7, 2021. Written Testimony on amendments will be accepted if submitted by 6:00pm, Wednesday, April 7, 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