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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 04, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 8:17 a.m., Thursday, April 4th, 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.

HF1679 (Wagenius) Water use fees modified, and money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius moved HF1679 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Chair Wagenius moved to amend HF1679 (see attached amendment H1679A1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1679 as amended was laid over.

HF641 (Wagenius) as amended by the H0641DE2 amendment (previously heard on April 2nd 2013). Public water access site design and best management practice funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius moved HF641 as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Legacy Committee.

Chair Wagenius invited members of the audience to testify on HF641 as amended and HF1679 as amended.

Testifying on HF641 as amended.

Tom Ryan, Board Member - Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Council, Olmstead County, testified on HF641 as amended.

Al Lieffert, Chair - Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Council, Douglas County, testified on HF641 as amended.

Mark Themig, Manager - Scott County Three Rivers Parks, testified on HF641 as amended.

Michael Schmidt, Water Quality Associate - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, testified on HF641 as amended.

John Jaschke, Director - Board of Water and Soil Resources, testified on HF641 as amended.

LeAnn Buck, Executive Director - Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, testified on HF641 as amended.

Testifying on HF1679 as amended.

Alan Peterson, President - Irrigators Association of Minnesota, testified on HF1679 as amended.

Greg Jans, Dairy Farmer - Grove City, MN, testified on HF1679 as amended.

David Wagner, Chair - Saint Paul Regional Water Services and American Water Works Association, testified on HF1679 as amended.

Vice-Chair Falk moved approval of the committee meeting minutes for April 2nd. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED

The meeting recessed at 9:50 a.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:10 p.m.

Vice-Chair Falk assumed the chair.

HF1679 as amended (Wagenius) Water use fees modified, and money appropriated.

HF1679 as amended was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF641 (Wagenius) as amended. Public water access site design and best management practice funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep Wagenius renewed the motion that HF641 as amended be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Legacy Committee.

Rep Wagenius moved to amend HF641 (see attached amendment H0641A7
Rep Wagenius explained the amendment H0641A7 and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Rep Wagenius renewed the motion to amend HF641 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Wagenius moved to amend HF641 as amended (see attached amendment
H0641A9) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Falk moved to amend HF641 as amended.
Chair Falk explained his amendment H0641A6 and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Steve Hirsch, Director, Ecological Services - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on H0641A6.

Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, testified on H0641A6.

Rep McNamara moved an oral amendment to H0641A6 as follows: after "2014." delete lines 1.12 through lines 1.17 River."

Rep McNamara requested a roll call vote on his oral amendment.

Rep McNamara withdrew his oral amendment.

Rep McNamara requested a roll call vote on HF641 as amended.

Chair Falk incorporated the following oral amendment into HF641 as amended: Line 1.7 after "mining" insert "in Big Stone County" and line 1.17, after "River" insert "in Big Stone County"

Rep McNamara renewed his motion to move an oral amendment to the HF641 as amended as follows: Line 1.12 delete "Until" Delete lines 1.13 through lines 1.16. Line 1.17 delete "Headwaters of the Minnesota River."

Rep McNamara withdrew his oral amendment.

Chair Falk withdrew his oral amendment.

Roll Call Vote on the H0641A6 amendment.

Aye
Falk
Wagenius
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Kahn
Ward, JoAnn
Nay
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Dill
Fabian
Hackbarth
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson

There being 9 Ayes and 8 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Falk moved to amend HF641 (see attached H0641A4 amendment)
Chair Falk explained his amendment and answered questions from members of the Committee.

Luke Skinner, Deputy Director, Parks and Trails - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on H0641A4.

Ray Bohn - All Terrain Vehicles Association, testified on H0641A4.

Chair Falk withdrew the H0641A4 amendment

Rep Torkelson moved to amend HF641 as amended (see attached H0641A1)
Rep Torkelson requested a roll call vote on the H0641A1 amendment.
Rep Torkelson explained his amendment.

Roll Call Vote on H0641A1 amendment

Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Fabian
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Kiel
Torkelson
Nay
Falk
Wagenius
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Dill
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

There being 7 Ayes and 12 Nays
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Rep McNamara moved to amend HF641 as amended (see attached H0641A2 amendment)
Rep McNamara requested a roll call vote on the H0641A2 amendment.

Roll Call Vote on H0641A2 amendment

Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Dill
Fabian
Hamilton
Kiel
Torkelson
Nay
Falk
Wagenius
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hansen
Kahn
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

There being 7 Ayes and 11 Nays THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep Wagenius renewed her motion that HF641 as amended be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Legacy Committee.

Rep McNamara requested a roll call vote on HF641 as amended.

Aye
Falk
Wagenius
Bly
Clark
Dill
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

Nay
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Fabian
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Kiel
Torkelson

There being 11 Ayes and 7 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.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:
  • HF641 (Wagenius) - Clean water fund and parks and trails funding provided, agricultural water quality certification provided, restoration evaluation provisions modified, public water access site standards required, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission established, and previous appropriation extended.
  • HF1679 (Wagenius) - Water use fees modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:53 - Gavel, comments and consideration of HF1679 (Wagenius) Water use fees modified, and money appropriated.
04:14 - Discussion of Clean Water Fund & Parks and Trails Fund recommendations included in the delete-all amendment to HF641 (Wagenius) Public water access site design and best management practice funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.