STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee
Representative Fabian, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:20 AM on March 23rd, 2017, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
FABIAN, Dan, Chair JOHNSON, Brian
HEINTZEMAN, Josh, Vice Chair JOHNSON, Clark
HANSEN, Rick LAYMAN, Sandy
BACKER, Jeff LUECK, Dale
BECKER-FINN, Jamie METSA, Jason
CLARK, Karen NEWBERGER, Jim
CORNISH, Tony SUNDIN, Mike
ECKLUND, Rob SWEDZINSKI, Chris
FISCHER, Peter TORKELSON, Paul
GREEN, Steve UGLEM, Mark
HOPPE, Joe WAGENIUS, Jean
Representative Fabian called the meeting to order at 8:20 AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Fischer moved to adopt the minutes of March 16th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 888 (Fabian) Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Bill.
Representative Fabian moved HF 888 to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Fabian moved the H888DE1 amendment.
Representative Hansen requested a roll call vote on the H888DE1 amendment. The results were as follows:
FABIAN, Dan, Chair HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh, Vice Chair BECKER-FINN, Jamie
BACKER, Jeff CLARK, Karen
CORNISH, Tony FISCHER, Peter
ECKLUND, Rob HORNSTEIN, Frank
GREEN, Steve JOHNSON, Clark
HOPPE, Joe SUNDIN, Mike
JOHNSON, Brian WAGENIUS, Jean
On a vote of 14 AYES and 8 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Brad Hagemeier, House Fiscal Analyst, provided an overview of the tracking sheet for Article 1 of the H888DE1 amendment.
Janelle Taylor, House Research Analyst, provided an overview of the H888DE1 amendment.
Testifying on HF 888:
Brett Anderson, Dick’s Sanitation Service
Kristi Conrad, AE Conrad Co.
Tim Gillen, Carl Bohlander and Sons
Ingrida Ermandis, Buck Blacktop
Steve Cook, Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota
Tom Landwehr, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Representative Fabian recessed the meeting at 10:06 AM.
Representative Fabian resumed the meeting at 5:19 PM.
Continued Testimony on HF 888:
Will Sueffert, Executive Director, Environmental Quality Board
John Jaschke, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources
John Linc Stine, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Michelle Beeman, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Peder Larson, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Berquam, Association of Minnesota Counties
Mark Ten Eyck, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Leili Fatehi, Friends of the Mississippi River
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union
LeAnn Buck, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservations Districts
Ron Harnack, Red River Watershed Board
Lisa Frenette, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
John Lenczewski, Minnesota Trout Unlimited
Gary Botzek, Minnesota Conservation Federation
Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Kara Josephson, Sierra Club North Star Chapter
Tom Casey, Minnesota Native Plant Society
Ellen Fuge, Friends of Minnesota Science and Natural Areas
Christopher Smith, Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society
The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 PM.
Representative Dan Fabian, Chair
Kalyn Schroeder, Committee Legislative Assistant