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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 26, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 5:04 p.m., Wednesday, March 26th, 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
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn


Members excused:
Hamilton

A quorum was present

HF2852 First Engrossment (Dill) Game and fish laws modified, vehicle use for hunting provisions modified, oversight committee provisions modified, wildlife management area provisions modified, license provisions and fees modified, taking wild animal provisions modified, nonlethal hazing of Canada geese authorized, disability-related angling and hunting licenses and special permits modified, driver's license and Minnesota identification card designations provided, obsolete language updated and eliminated, prior appropriations modified, general permit issuance required, and report required.

Representative Dill moved HF2852 First Engrossment be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2852 First Engrossment as follows: Delete Section 50. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2852A11 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2852A12 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2852A15 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2852A17 amendment)

Testifying on the H2852A17 amendment:

Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Dill renewed the motion to amend HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill renewed the motion to re-refer HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended, to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2852 First Engrossment, as amended, was re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

HF2733 First Engrossment (Dill) All-terrain vehicle provisions modified, regulatory efficiencies provided, invasive species provisions modified, snowmobile definition modified, snowmobile odometer tampering prohibited, forest trail use modified, and outdoor recreation system provisions modified.

Representative Dill moved HF2733 First Engrossment be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Hackbarth moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A9 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A10 amendment)

Testifying on the H2733A10 amendment:

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

Representative Dill moved to amend the H2733A10 amendment as follows: Delete lines 1.23 through line 2.3.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill renewed the motion to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A12 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A13 amendment)

Testifying on the H2733A13 amendment:

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

Representative Dill withdrew the H2733A13 amendment.

Representative Torkelson moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A15 amendment)

Representative Torkelson explained the H2733A15 amendment.

Testifying on the H2733A15 amendment:

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

John Lenczewski - Minnesota Trout Unlimited

Representative Torkelson withdrew the H2733A15 amendment.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A16 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Wagenius moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A17 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Committee recessed at 5:48 p.m.

Chair Wagenius reconvened the Committee at 6:48 p.m.

Representative Torkelson moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A18)

Testifying on the H2733A18:

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

Representative Torkelson renewed the motion to amend HF2733. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A19 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved to amend the H2733A10 amendment as follows: Page 1 line 20, after “training” insert “including the ATV ridercourse” THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2733A20)

Testifying on the H2733A20 amendment:

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

Representative Dill renewed the motion to amend HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill renewed the motion to re-refer HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2733 First Engrossment, as amended, was re-referred to the General Register.

HF2301 First Engrossment (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, conveyances, and exchanges of state lands authorized, state parks merged, and Brainerd Dam purchase authorized.

Representative Erickson moved HF2301 First Engrossment be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Erickson moved to amend HF2301 First Engrossment (see attached A14-0979 amendment)

Testifying on the A14-0979 amendment:

Kathy Lewis, Lands Minerals - Department of Natural Resources

Representative Erickson, R. renewed the motion to amend HF2301 First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Erickson moved to amend HF2301 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2301A3 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved to amend HF2301 First Engrossment, as amended (see attached H2301A4 amendment) and requested a roll call vote.

Testifying on the H2301A4 amendment:

Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Roll Call vote on H2301A4


Voting Aye
McNamara
Anderson, P.
Dill
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Hackbarth
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson

Voting Nay
Wagenius
Falk
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Freiberg
Hansen
Kahn
Ward

Excused
Hamilton


There being 9 Ayes and 9 Nays. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2301 First Engrossment as amended:

Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Sarah Psick - Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota

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

Representative Erickson, R. renewed the motion that HF2301 First Engrossment, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2301 First Engrossment, as amended was re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Bly moved approval of the minutes for Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 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:
  • HF2852 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
  • HF2301 (Erickson) - Omnibus lands bill.
  • HF2733 (Dill) - Omnibus environment and natural resources policy bill.
Documents:

Bills may be added to the agenda.