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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

FORTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - May 05, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY
And
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance and Representative David Dill, Chair of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m. Monday, May 5th, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance, and Environment and Natural Resources Policy members present:


Wagenius, Chair
Dill, Chair
Fischer, Vice Chair
McNamara, Lead
Hackbarth, Lead
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Green
Hackbarth
Hansen
Isaacson
Johnson, C.
Kahn
Kiel
Persell
Poppe
Torkelson
Uglem
Ward, JoAnn
Yarusso



Member excused:
Anderson, P.
Falk
Cornish
Hamilton

A quorum was present.

Testifying before the Committee on the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act:

Dave Weirens, Land and Water Section Manager - Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Jess Richards, Lands and Minerals Division Director - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tim Smith, Technical Services Chief - Army Corps of Engineers
(Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act: An Overview) and (Siting of Wetland Mitigation in Northeast Minnesota)

Josh Stromlund, Land and Water Planning Director - Lake of the Woods County (Williams Creek Wetland Mitigation Site)
Brian Napstad, Commissioner - Aitkin County

Public Testimony:

Jill Bathke, Natural Resources Scientist - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Gary Botzek, Executive Director - Minnesota Conservation Federation
Lance Ness, President - Fish & Wildlife Legislative Alliance
Matt Norton, Campaign Director - Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Bob Tipping, Minnesota Geological Survey - Minnesota Ground Water Association
Paula Maccabee -Water Legacy

The meeting was adjourned at 11:19 a.m.



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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair


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Nannette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Representative David Dill, Chair


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Joan Harrison, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Informational meeting on wetland mitigation