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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 12, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
Chair, Representative Jean Wagenius

MINUTES

Representative Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Wagenius, Chair
Falk, Vice Chair
McNamara, Lead
Anderson, P.
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Dill
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn

A quorum was present

Vice-Chair Falk moved approval of the minutes for March 5th and March 7th. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED

Vice-Chair Falk assumed the gavel at 8:19 a.m.

HF1113 (Wagenius) - Environment and natural resources trust fund money appropriated, and requirements for land acquisition with trust fund money modified.

Rep Wagenius moved that HF1113 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep Wagenius explained the bill (HF1113) and answered questions for members of the committee.

Susan Thornton, Director - Legislative Coordinating Commission for Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) introduced herself for the record, testified on HF1113 and was available to answer questions from members of the Committee.

Rep Hansen moved to amend HF1113 as follows - Page 28, line 19, after "approved" insert ", prior to the acquisition," THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Wagenius moved to amend HF1113 as amended (see attached amendment H1113A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Wagenius moved to amend HF1113 as amended (see attached amendment H1113A3).

Bob Meier, Senior Administrative Officer - Department of Natural Resources, answered questions for members of the committee regarding the proposed amendment.

Rep Torkelson moved to amend the amendment H1113A3 and requested a roll call on the motion.

Delete lines 1.21 through 2.14
Voting Aye
McNamara
Anderson
Dill
Erickson
Fabian
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson
Bly
Clark
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Ward

There being 10 Ayes and 9 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Wagenius renewed her motion to amend HF1113 with H1113A3 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Hansen moved to amend HF1113 as amended (see attached amendment H1113A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Hansen moved to amend HF1113 as amended (see attached H1113A6 amendment).

Rep Hamilton requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye
Wagenius
Falk
Benson
Bly
Clark
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Ward

Voting Nay
McNamara
Anderson
Dill
Erickson
Fabian
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson

There being 10 Nays and 9 Ayes THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Rep Wagenius renewed her motion that HF1113 as amended be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF322 (Erickson, R.) - Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council extended.

Rep Erickson moved HF322 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance omnibus bill.

Rep Erickson explained the bill HF322

Rep Erickson renewed his motion that HF322 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance omnibus bill.

HF322 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance omnibus bill.

HF311 (Dill) - Minnesota forests for the future program money appropriated.

Rep Dill moved HF311 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Outdoor Heritage Omnibus Finance bill.

Rep Dill moved to amend HF311 (see attached H0311A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Dill explained the bill (HF311) as amended and answered questions from members of the committee.

Bob Meier, Senior Administrative Officer - Department of Natural Resources, answered questions for members of the committee regarding HF311.

Rep Dill moved to amend HF311 as amended as follows - line 1.6, delete "2014" and insert "2015" THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Falk renewed the motion that HF311 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Outdoor Heritage Omnibus Finance bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 a.m.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1113 (Wagenius) - Environment and natural resources trust fund money appropriated, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources provisions modified, and trust fund land acquisition requirements modified.
  • HF322 (Erickson) - Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council extended.
  • HF311 (Dill) - Minnesota forests for the future program funding provided, and money appropriated to acquire permanent working forest easements in Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties.
  • HF349 (Anderson) - Biofuel blender pump cost-share grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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Bill Additions/Subtractions Possible