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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 20, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 8:20 a.m., Thursday, March 20th, 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.

Informational hearing on HF2564 (Hornstein) Statewide solid waste source reduction goal established, recycling definition expanded, recycling required in sports facilities and commercial buildings, metropolitan area county recycling goals amended, and money appropriated.

Representative Hornstein explained HF2564.

Testifying on HF2564:

Carl Michaud, Environmental Services Department Director - Hennepin County (Restore SCORE Funding)

Trudy Richter, Administrator - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board

Troy Freihammer, Solid Waste Administrator - Stearns County

Brita Sailer, Executive Director - Recycling Association of Minnesota

Doug Carnival - The National Waste and Recycling Association

Susan Hubbard - Eureka Recycling

HF 3158 (Wagenius) Composting grant program funding provided to local units of government, and money appropriated.

Representative Wagenius moved HF3158 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Representative Wagenius explained HF3158.

Representative Wagenius renewed the motion that HF3158 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF3158 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF 2431 (Benson, J.) School trust lands director and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission funding amended.

Representative Benson moved HF2431 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Representative Benson explained HF2431.

Testifying on HF2431:

Bob Meier, Legislative Affairs Director - Department of Natural Resources

Denise Dittrich - Minnesota School Boards Association

Representative Benson renewed the motion that HF2431 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF2431 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Representative Falk moved approval of the minutes for Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED

The meeting recessed at 9:44 a.m.

The meeting reconvened at 4:45 p.m.

HF 2802 (Hansen) Department of Agriculture prohibited from accepting funds from agricultural commodity groups for activities, and money appropriated.

Representative Hansen withdrew HF2802.

Informational hearing on HF2908 (Hansen) Bee death caused by pesticide poisoning compensation provided, pollinator emergency response team established, civil liability for bee deaths provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Hansen explained HF2908 and the attached H2908DE5 amendment.

Testifying on HF2908 and the H2908DE5 amendment:

Santo Cruz - Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Doug Busselman, Public Policy Director - Minnesota Farm Bureau

HF3187 (Wagenius) Pollinator habitat in state parks and along state trails, money appropriated.

Representative Wagenius moved HF3187 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF3187 (see attached H3187DE1 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Wagenius moved to amend the H3187DE1 amendment as follows:

Page 1 line 5 after “for” insert “habitat” and strike “that increase pollinator habitat”

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

Representative Wagenius renewed the motion that HF3187, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF3187, as amended was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF2780 First Engrossment (Dill) Shooting sports facility grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Dill explained HF2780 First Engrossment.

Representative Dill moved HF2780 First Engrossment be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Testifying on HF2780:

Michael Gerster - Oakdale Gun Club

Representative Dill renewed the motion that HF2780 First Engrossment be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF2780 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Documents:

HF2564 (Hornstein) Statewide solid waste source reduction goal established, recycling definition expanded, recycling required in sports facilities and commercial buildings, metropolitan area county recycling goals amended, and money appropriated. *
HF3158 (Wagenius) Composting grant program funding provided to local units of government, and money appropriated.
HF2802 (Hansen) Department of Agriculture prohibited from accepting funds from agricultural commodity groups for activities, and money appropriated.
HF2431 (Benson, J.) School trust lands director and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission funding amended.
HF 3187 (Wagenius) Pollinator habitat in state parks and along state trails money appropriated. (Formerly on agenda as JT187)
HF2780 (Dill) Shooting sports facility grant program established, and money appropriated.*
HF2908 (Hansen) Bee death caused by pesticide poisoning compensation provided, pollinator emergency response team established, civil liability for bee deaths provided, and money appropriated. *
Bills may be added, or removed, from the agenda.
* We will do an informational hearing if we do not have possession of this bill.
Bills Removed:
HF 2301 (Erickson, R.) Land and revenue disposition modified, requirement for commissioner's approval of land sales modified, state forests and recreation areas added to and deleted from, public and private sales and exchanges of state lands authorized, and state parks merged.