STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance
Representative Fabian, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on March 22, 2018, 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
BLISS, Matt NEWBERGER, Jim
CLARK, KAREN POSTON, John
ECKLUND, Rob SUNDIN, Mike
FISCHER, Peter SWEDZINSKI, Chris
GREEN, Steve UGLEM, Mark
HOPPE, Joe WAGENIUS, Jean
Representative Brian Johnson moved the approval of the March 21, 2018 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3761 (Swedzinski) Exceptions to threatened and endangered species protections modified.
Representative Fabian moved HF3761 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.
Lon Aune, President, Minnesota County Engineers Association
Ann Pierce, Ecological and Water Resources Section Manager, Department of Natural Resources
Scott Milburn, President, Minnesota Native Plant Society
Representative Fabian laid over HF3761 for possible inclusion in a future bill.
HF4028 (Knoblach) Storm water rule application restricted.
Representative Fabian moved HF4028 be re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Fabian moved the H4028A-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Steve Simones, Chair, Minden Township Board of Supervisors
Cari Ann Alleman, Minnesota Association of Townships
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Representative Fabian renewed his motion to re-refer HF4028, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3905 (Neu) Snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle privileges revoked following a conviction for driving under the influence.
Representative Fabian moved HF3905 be re-referred to the General Register.
Doug Franzen, Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association
Ray Bohn, ATV Association of Minnesota
Lt. Col. Rodman Smith, Enforcement Division Director, Department of Natural Resources
Logan Kocker, cousin of Alan Geisenkoetter Jr
Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF3905 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3423 (Fabian) Department legal representation provisions modified, training and licensing of wildland firefighters provided, and approved firewood provisions modified.
Representative Fabian moved HF3423 be re-referred to the General Register.
Forrest Boe, Forestry Division Director, Department of Natural Resources
Paul Lundgren, Wildfire Section Manager, Department of Natural Resources
Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF3423 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3078 (Heintzeman) Pollution Control Agency required to certify information regarding bonding proposals for solid waste facilities, and additional analysis in applications for state assistance for solid waste management projects required.
Representative Fabian moved HF3078 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.
Representative Heintzeman moved the H3078A-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Doug Carnival, National Waste & Recycling Association
Jennifer Berquam, Association of Minnesota Counties
Zach Fjestad, Otter Tail County Interim Solid Waste Director
Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF3078, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 AM.
Representative Dan Fabian, Chair
Karen Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant