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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 04, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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. Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 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

Testifying on behalf of Future Farmers of America:

Heidie Sloot, State Sentinel - Future Farmers of America
Stuart Schumacher, State Vice President - Future Farmers of America

Testifying on the Department of Natural Resources (Report on Additional Tools to Implement Groundwater Sustainability Requirements):

Jason Moeckel, Division of Ecological Water Resources - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

John Conzemius, Minnesota Farmer

Dan Bauer, Minnesota Farmer

Kevin Farnum - Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations

Biz Clark - Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations

The Committee recessed at 9:15 a.m.

The Committee reconvened at 6:01 p.m.

HF1926 (Hansen) Outdoor heritage funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Hansen moved HF1926 be re-referred to the Committee on Legacy

Representative Hansen explained HF1926

Testifying on HF1926:

Barb Fischburg, President - Lake Detroiters Association

Vern Wagner, Vice President - Anglers for Habitat

Craig Dawson, AIS Program Director - Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

Joel Carlson - Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

Dominic Ciresi, Bay Lake Association

Joe Schneider, Vice President - Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF1926 (see attached H1926A3 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached A14-0801 amendment)

Representative Hackbarth requested a roll on the proposed A14-0801 amendment.

Testifying on the proposed A14-0801 amendment:

Reid Lebeau - Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Roll Call on A14-0801 amendment:


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

Absent
Kiel
Poppe


There being 6 ayes and 11 nays
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A5 amendment)

THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A8 amendment).

Testifying on the proposed H1926A9 amendment:

Heather Koop, Assistant Director - Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A9 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A1 amendment)

Testifying on the proposed H1926A1 amendment

David Hartwell, Chair, Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

Representative Wagenius renewed the motion to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A1 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A6 amendment)

Representative McNamara requested a roll call on the proposed H1926A6 amendment

Representative McNamara withdrew the roll call on the proposed H1926A6 amendment

Representative McNamara renewed the motion to amend HF1926 as amended (see attached H1926A6 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1926 as amended.

Patrick Rivers - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hansen renewed the motion that HF1926, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Legacy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved approval of the minutes for February 11th 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Clark moved approval of the minutes for February 12th 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Bly moved approval of the minutes for February 27th 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Discussion continued on the Department of Natural Resources (Report on Additional Tools to Implement Groundwater Sustainability Requirements)

Steve Hirsch, Ecological and Water Resources Director - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Jason Moeckel, Division of Ecological Water Resources - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.




_______________________________
Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1926 (Hansen) - Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated, restoration evaluation requirements modified, requirements modified for acquisition of real property with money from legacy funds, and previous parks and trails fund appropriation modified.
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00:12 - Gavel.
00:40 - Future Farmers of America.
19:16 - DNR report on additional tools to implement groundwater sustainability requirements.
The committee recessed.
Runs 58 minutes.


Future Farmers of America
DNR report on additional tools to implement groundwater sustainability requirements