STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division
Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on February 28th, 2019, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HANSEN, Rick, Chair
CLAFLIN, Anne, Vice Chair
FABIAN, Dan, Lead
Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.
Representative Lueck moved to approve the minutes of February 26th, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The Department of Natural Resources continued its presentation of the Governor’s budget recommendations from the previous meeting. The presenters were:
Grant Wilson, Fish and Wildlife Division Acting Director
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner
Susan Damon, Lands and Minerals Acting Director
Col. Rodmen Smith, Enforcement Division Director
Forrest Boe, Forestry Division Acting Director
Laurie Martinson, Operations Services Division Director
Mary Robison, Chief Financial Officer
The Pollution Control Agency presented the Governor’s budget recommendations for the agency. The presenters were:
Laura Bishop, Commissioner
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner
Joshua Bunker, Chief Financial Officer
HF340 (Lillie) Outdoor heritage fund previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
Chair Hansen moved HF340 to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with recommended referral to the Legacy Finance Division.
Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A2 amendment.
Chair Hansen renewed the motion to adopt the A2 amendment. Representative Fabian requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS ABSENT
HANSEN, Rick FABIAN, Dan BACKER, Jeff
CLAFLIN, Anne ECKLUND, Rob HEINTZEMAN, Josh
BECKER-FINN, Jamie GREEN, Steve NEU, Anne
FISCHER, Peter LUECK, Dale PERSELL, John
On a vote of 9 AYES, 4 NAYS, and 4 ABSENT; THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF340 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with recommended referral to the Legacy Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The following bills were referred by memo February 26, 2019:
To the Division on Water:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
HF1609 (Brand) Board of Water and Soil Resources soil health statewide action plan funding provided and money appropriated.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 P.M.
Representative Rick Hansen, Chair
Clay Schwartzwalter, Committee Legislative Assistant