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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

FORTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 25, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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., Tuesday, March 25th, 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

HF605 (Winkler) Second Engrossment Children protected from harmful chemical exposure in products, priority chemical identification criteria amended, harmful chemical disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products, Pollution Control Agency authorized to prohibit sales of children's products that contain harmful chemicals, waiver process provided, fees established, and criminal penalty provided.

Representative McNamara moved to re-refer HF605 Second Engrossment, to the Committee on Environment Policy and requested a roll call vote on the motion.


Voting Aye
McNamara
Fabian
Hamilton
Torkelson
Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson, J.
Bly
Erickson, R.
Hansen
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

Absent
Anderson, P.
Clark
Dill
Freiberg
Kahn
Kiel

Excused
Hackbarth


There being 4 Ayes and 8 Nays. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Wagenius moved that HF605 Second Engrossment, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Chair Wagenius moved to amend HF605 Second Engrossment (see attached H0605DE3 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler explained HF605 Second Engrossment, as amended.

Testifying on HF605 Second Engrossment, as amended:

Meredith Salmi-Bydalek - Concerned Parent
Tony Kwilas, Environmental Policy Director - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Andy Hackman - Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Kelsey Johnson, State Affairs Director - Grocery Manufacturers Association
Tom Hogan, Division Director for Environmental Health - Minnesota Department of Health

Representative McNamara moved to re-refer HF605 Second Engrossment, as amended, to the General Register and requested a roll call vote.


Voting Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Fabian
Hamilton
Kiel
Torkelson

Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

Absent
Dill

Excused
Hackbarth


There being 6 Ayes and 11 Nays. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Wagenius renewed the motion that HF605 Second Engrossment, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

HF605 Second Engrossment, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture Finance omnibus finance bill.

Representative Falk assumed the gavel at 9:15 a.m.

HF3158 (Wagenius) Composting grant program funding provided to local units of government, and money appropriated.

Representative Wagenius moved HF3158 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF3158 (see attached H3158DE1 amendment)
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A10) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius explained HF3158 as amended.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A1 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A2 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A4 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A8 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A7 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A13 amendment) and requested a roll call vote.


Voting Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Dill
Fabian
Hamilton
Kiel
Torkelson

Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

Excused
Hackbarth


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

Representative Torkelson moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A14 amendment) and requested a roll call vote.

Representative Torkelson temporarily withdrew the amendment.

The Committee recessed at 9:46 a.m.

Chair Falk reconvened the Committee in Room 200 at 6:01 p.m.

HF3158 as amended was continued.

Representative Torkelson renewed the motion to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A14), and his request for a roll call vote.

Testifying on the H3158A14 amendment:

Gerry Maciej, District Manager - Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District

Roll Call Vote on H3158A14 amendment:


Voting Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Dill
Fabian
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Kiel
Torkelson

Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hansen
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

Excused
Kahn


There being 8 ayes and 10 nays. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A17 amendment)

Testifying on HF3158A17:

Bob Meier, Legislative Affairs Director - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hansen renewed the motion to amend HF3158, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A24 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A23 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ward moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A19 amendment)

Testifying on the H3158A19 amendment:

Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Ward renewed the motion to amend HF3158 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF3158, as amended (see attached H3158A11 amendment)

Testifying on the H3158A11 amendment:

Bob Meier, Legislative Affairs Director - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hansen renewed the motion to amend HF3158 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton moved to amend HF3158 as amended (see attached H3158A12 amendment) and requested a roll call vote.


Voting Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Fabian
Hamilton
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson

Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Dill
Erickson, R.
Freiberg
Hansen
Ward, JoAnn

Excused
Kahn


There being 7 Ayes and 10 Nays. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved to amend the H3158A1 amendment to HF3158 as amended (see attached H3158A22 amendment).

Testifying on the H3158A22 amendment:

Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Shannon Lotthammer, Division Director - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kirk Pederson - Healthy Legacy
Andy Hackman - Toy Industry Association, Inc.

Representative McNamara renewed the motion to amend the H3158A1 amendment to HF3158 as amended. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton moved to amend HF3158, as amended by (see attached H3158A18 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Staff, upon request, provided an explanation of the previously adopted, H3158A10 amendment.

Chair Falk moved that Staff is authorized to make technical corrections necessary to reflect the will of committee and spreadsheet. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Wagenius renewed her motion that HF3158, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3158, as amended, was re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moved approval of the minutes for Thursday, March 20th 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.



_______________________________
Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



_________________________________________
Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3158 (Wagenius) - Omnibus supplemental environment, natural resources, and agriculture finance bill.
  • HF605 (Winkler) - Toxic Free Kids Act; children protected from harmful chemical exposure in products, disclosure required, priority chemical identification criteria amended, Pollution Control Agency authorized to prohibit sales of children's products that contain harmful chemicals, waiver process provided, fees established, and criminal penalty provided.
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04:35 - Gavel.
05:08 - HF605 (Winkler) Children protected from harmful chemical exposure in products, priority chemical identification criteria amended, harmful chemical disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products, Pollution Control Agency authorized to prohibit sales of children's products that contain harmful chemicals, waiver process provided, fees established, and criminal penalty provided.
59:23 - HF3158 (Wagenius) Composting grant program funding provided to local units of government, and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.
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