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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 21, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 8:19 a.m., Thursday, March 21st, 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
Hamilton
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn

Members excused:
Freiberg
Hackbarth

A quorum was present.

HF1235 (Fritz) Farm business management programs money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius moved HF1235 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Rep Fritz explained her bill, HF1235.

Jerry Schoenfeld - Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators, introduced himself for the record, testified in support of HF1235, and answered questions from members of the committee.

Chair Wagenius renewed her motion that HF1235 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF1235 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF949 (Fabian) Consolidated conservation land drainage projects undertaken by local drainage authorities participation and payment of assessments required.

Rep Fabian explained his bill HF949.

Scott Peters, Auditor/Treasurer - Marshall County, introduced himself for the record, testified in support of HF949, and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Rep Fabian moved that HF949 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Todd Miller - Roseau County Commissioner, introduced himself for the record and testified in support of HF949.

Bob Meier, Senior Administrative Officer - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, introduced himself for the record and answered questions from members of the Committee regarding HF949.

Paul Telander, Wildlife Section Chief - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, introduced himself for the record, testified in support of HF949, and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Rep Fabian renewed the motion that HF949 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF949 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF728 (Torkelson) Floodplain management money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius, moved HF728 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Rep Swedinski explained Rep Torkelson's bill HF728.

Robert Moline - Murray County Commissioner, District 2, introduced himself for the record, and testified in support of HF728.

Chair Wagenius renewed her motion that HF728 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF728 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF1191 (Clark) Mobile air monitoring laboratory money appropriated.

Rep Clark moved HF1191 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Rep Clark moved to amended HF1191 (see attached H1100A5 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Wagenius explained her bill HF1100 first engrossment as amended and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Bob Meier, Senior Administrative Officer - Department of Natural Resources, introduced himself for the record and answered questions from members of the Committee regarding HF1100 first engrossment as amended.

Rep Wagenius renewed her motion that HF1100 first engrossment, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF1100 first engrossment as amended was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF436 First Engrossment (Wagenius) Wastewater treatment system project ranking criteria provided.

Rep Wagenius moved HF436 first engrossment be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Rep Wagenius explained her bill HF436 first engrossment and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency introduced himself for the record and answered questions from members of the Committee regarding HF436 first engrossment.

Rep Wagenius renewed her motion that HF436 first engrossment be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF436 first engrossment was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF151 First Engrossment (Hansen) Pesticide education and training program modified.

Rep Hansen moved HF151 first engrossment be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Rep Hansen explained his bill HF151 first engrossment and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Rep Hansen renewed his motion that HF151 first engrossment be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF151 first engrossment was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF740 First Engrossment (Erickson) Landowner bill of rights modified, land acquisition account modified, school forests provided for, Fond du Lac Indian Reservation tax-forfeited land sale provided for, state parks and forests added to and deleted from, and exchanges and sales of state lands authorized.

Rep Erickson moved HF740 first engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes committee.

Rep Erickson moved to amend HF740 first engrossment (see attached amendments