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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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 8:22 a.m., Tuesday, March 18th, 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

HF1976 (Falk) Terrestrial invasive species research center money appropriated

Representative Falk moved that HF1976 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Falk moved to amend HF1976 (see attached H1976DE1 amendment).

Representative Falk moved to amend the H1976DE1 amendment as follows:

Page 2 line 3, after “prairies” insert “and other native species”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Falk renewed the motion to amend HF1976 (see attached amendment H1976DE1 as amended).
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Falk explained HF1976 as amended.

Testifying on HF1976 as amended:

Dr. Brian Buhr, Interim Dean - University of Minnesota
Professor William Hutchinson, Entomology Department Head - University of Minnesota
Dave Zumeta, Executive Director - Minnesota Forest Resources Council

Representative Falk renewed the motion that HF1976, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF84 (Lesch) Dog and cat breeder licensing and inspection provided, funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius moved that HF84 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Lesch explained HF84.

Chair Wagenius moved to amend HF84 as follows:

Page 7 line 1 after “the” insert “alleged”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Wagenius moved to amend HF84, as amended (see attached A14-0853 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF84 as amended:
James Clark - American Humane Society

Public Testimony on HF84 as amended:

Elaine Hanson - Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs and Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance
Valorie LaBeau, Pet Breeder
Lindy Forstater, Pet Breeder
Julie Gerdes, Pet Breeder

Chair Wagenius renewed the motion that HF84, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2101 (Hansen) Plastic microbeads in surface water study money appropriated.

Representative Hansen moved that HF2101 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2101 (See attached H2101A3)
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen explained HF2101 as amended.

Testifying on HF2101 as amended:
Glenn Skuta, Water Monitoring Section Manager - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Hansen renewed the motion that HF2101, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved approval of the minutes for Tuesday, March 11th 2014 and Thursday, March 13th 2014.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:42 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:
  • HF2101 (Hansen) - Plastic microbeads in surface water study money appropriated.
  • HF84 (Lesch) - Dog and cat breeder licensing and inspection provided, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1976 (Falk) - Terrestrial invasive species research center money appropriated.
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05:56 - Gavel.
07:52 - HF1976 (Falk) Terrestrial invasive species research center money appropriated.
55:12 - HF84 (Lesch) Dog and cat breeder licensing and inspection provided, funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:18:53 - HF2101 (Hansen) Plastic microbeads in surface water study money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes.


Bills may be added to the agenda.
Public testimony on HF84 will be limited to the financial aspects of the bill. To testify, contact mike.molzahn@house.mn