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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

February 19, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee

MINUTES

Representative Becker-Finn, Vice Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. on February 19th, 2020, in Hearing Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


PERSELL, John, Chair
BECKER-FINN, Jamie, Vice Chair
LUECK, Dale, GOP Lead
ACOMB, Patty
BOE, Greg
CLAFLIN, Anne
FABIAN, Dan
GOMEZ, Aisha
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LIPPERT, Todd
LISLEGARD, Dave
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members excused:

ANDERSON, Paul


Vice Chair Becker-Finn called the meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lislegard moved to approve the minutes of February 11th, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3268 (Persell) PFAS Task Force created, and money appropriated.

Chair Persell moved that HF3268 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Testifying on HF3268:
Greta Gauthier, Pollution Control Agency

Chair Persell renewed the motion that HF3268 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3239 (Ecklund) Cervidae carcass importing prohibited.

Vice Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF3239 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Persell assumed the gavel at 10:04 A.M.

Testifying on HF3239:
Lt. Colonel Rod Smith, Department of Natural Resources

Chair Persell renewed the motion that HF3239 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2992 (O’Neill) Solid waste disposal facility closure requirements modified.

Chair Persell moved that HF2992 be recommended to be re-referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

Testifying on HF2992:
Darek Vetsch, Wright County Commissioner
David Peterson, resident
Dr. Mark Rise, resident
Steve Giddings, Pollution Control Agency

Chair Persell moved that HF2992 be laid over for future consideration. The bill was laid over.

HF2999 (Fischer) Game and fish; gross overlimit penalty modified, and criminal penalties provided.
Chair Persell moved that HF2999 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.
Testifying on HF2999:
Lt. Colonel Rod Smith, Department of Natural Resources

Chair Persell moved that HF2999 be laid over for future consideration. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:53 A.M.








Rep. Persell, CHAIR







Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Call to Order Approval of minutes of February 11, 2020 HF2992 (O'Neill) Modifying closure requirements for solid waste disposal facilities. HF2999 (Fischer) Modifying penalities for gross overlimits; providing criminal penalities. HF3239 (Ecklund) Cervidae carcass importing prohibited. HF3268 (Persell) PFAS Task Force created, and money appropriated. Adjournment **Bills may be taken up in any order, added or removed, at the discretion of the Chair.** If you would like to testify, please contact Addie Miller, adeline.miller@house.mn or 651-296-2491.

Bills Added:
  • HF2992 (O'Neill) - Solid waste disposal facility closure requirements modified.
  • HF2999 (Fischer) - Game and fish; gross overlimit penalty modified, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF3239 (Ecklund) - Cervidae carcass importing prohibited.
  • HF3268 (Persell) - Environment; PFAS Task Force created, and money appropriated.
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01:04 - HF3268 (Persell) PFAS Task Force created, and money appropriated. 15:33 - HF3239 (Ecklund) Cervidae carcass importing prohibited. 26:31 - HF2992 (O'Neill) Solid waste disposal facility closure requirements modified. 49:43 - HF2999 (Fischer) Game and fish; gross overlimit penalty modified, and criminal penalties provided. Runs 1 hour, 4 minutes.