STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 88th SESSION
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative David Dill, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, called the fourteenth meeting to order at 4:10 p.m., on March 20, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Fischer, Vic Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Hansen moved the minutes of March 13, 2013 be approved.
Representative Fischer moved that HF 683 - relating to water; requiring conservation rate structures under certain conditions - be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee
Representative Fischer moved Amendment H0683A1 to HF 683.
Chair moved to amend the H0683A1
amendment to reflect technical changes as follows:
Line 1.2, delete "2" and insert "3"
Delete Line 1.5
Representative Fischer moved Amendment H0683A3
to HF 683.
Representative Fischer renewed his motion that HF 683, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee.
Steve Hirsch, Ecological & Water Resources, MN Department of Natural Resources, answered questions pertaining to HF 683.
Craig Johnson, MN League of Cities, and Tony Kwilas, representing the MN Chamber of Commerce, commented on HF 683.
Chair moved that HF 683, as amended, be laid over for further consideration.
Representative Isaacson moved that HF 757 – relating to natural resources; providing Minnesota Zoo certain wild animal exemptions – be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee.
Representative Wills presented HF 757.
Paul Anderson, Board of Animal Health, and Lee Ehmke, MN Zoo, spoke on behalf of HF 757.
Representative Isaacson renewed his motion that HF 757 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee.
Representative Hansen moved that HF 1442 – relating to natural resources; establishing aquatic invasive species decal requirements and fees; eliminating aquatic invasive species trailer decal requirements – be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee.
Representative Hansen moved Amendment H1442A2
to HF 1442.
Speaking on behalf of HF 1442 were:
Henry Erdman, MN Lakes and Rivers Advocate
Barb Halbakken Fischling, MN Coalition of Lake Associations, Detroit Lakes
Lance Ness, FWLA and AFH
Joe Schneider, MN WLA
Rod Smith, DNR Enforcement, answered questions regarding enforcement of the proposal.
Chair moved that HF 1442 be laid over for further consideration.
Meeting adjourned: 5:40 p.m.
DAVID DILL, CHAIR
Joan Harrison, Committee Legislative Assistant