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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 03, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

MINUTES

Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on March 3rd, 2020, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HANSEN, Rick, Chair
FABIAN, Dan, GOP Lead
BACKER, Jeff
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter
GREEN, Steve
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LEE, Fue
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan
PERSELL, John
SANDELL, Steve
SUNDIN, Mike
THEIS, Tama
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members excused:

CLAFLIN, Anne, Vice Chair


Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lee moved to approve the minutes of February 27th, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3590 (Edelson) Carbon sequestration report funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF3590 be recommended to be re-referred to the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.

Testifying on HF3590:
Professor Jason Hill, University of Minnesota

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF3590 be recommended to be re-referred to the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3271 (Christensen) Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF3271 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.

Testifying on HF3271:
Megan Christianson, Visit Grand Rapids
Julie Wearn, Roseville Visitors Association
Bob Barton, Community of MN Resorts
Sarah Psick, Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalition

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF3271 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill. The bill was laid over.

HF3425 (Wolgamott) Wastewater infrastructure planning funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF3425 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the following oral amendment:

Line 1.7: delete “…….” and insert “100,000”; delete “general” and insert “environmental”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3425 as amended:
Kate Knuth; Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Katrina Kessler, Pollution Control Agency
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF3425 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill. The bill was laid over.

HF3649 (Lee) Emerald ash borer grants extended, and money appropriated.

Representative Lee moved that HF3649 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF3649:
Tony Hainault, Partnership on Waste and Energy

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A1 amendment.

Testifying on the A1 amendment:
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources

Chair Hansen renewed the motion to adopt the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee renewed the motion that HF3649 as amended be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3064 (Becker-Finn) Chronic wasting disease adopt-a-dumpster program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Becker-Finn moved that HF3064 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.

Representative Lueck moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3064 as amended:
John Zanmiller, Bluffland Whitetails Association
Mark Norquist, Minnesota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Lance Ness, Anglers for Habitat

Representative Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF3064 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill. The bill was laid over.

HF3221 (Becker-Finn) No child left inside grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Becker-Finn moved that HF3221 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:03 P.M.


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3271 (Christensen) - Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3425 (Wolgamott) - Wastewater infrastructure planning funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3590 (Edelson) - Carbon sequestration report funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3649 (Lee) - Emerald ash borer grants extended, and money appropriated.
  • HF3064 (Becker-Finn) - Chronic wasting disease adopt-a-dumpster program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3221 (Becker-Finn) - No child left inside grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF3271 (Christensen) Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3425 (Wolgamott) Wastewater infrastructure planning funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3590 (Edelson) Carbon sequestration report funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3649 (Lee) Emerald ash borer addressing grant appropriation extended
HF3064 (Becker-Finn) Chronic wasting disease adopt-a-dumpster program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3221 (Becker-Finn) No child left inside grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.