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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 21, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 April 21st, 2020, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HANSEN, Rick, Chair
CLAFLIN, Anne, Vice 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


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

Representative Becker-Finn moved to approve the minutes of March 12th, 2020 with amendment to correct a typo. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4498 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources trust fund funding provided, previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF4498 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Heintzeman moved to adopt the A2 amendment. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

FABIAN
BACKER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
LUECK
NELSON, N.
THEIS

NAY

HANSEN
CLAFLIN
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
LEE
MORRISON
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
WAGENIUS

On a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS; THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A3 amendment.

Testifying on the A3 amendment:
Becca Nash, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources

Chair Hansen renewed the motion to adopt the A3 amendment. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

HANSEN
CLAFIN
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
LEE
MORRISON
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
WAGENIUS

NAY

FABIAN
BACKER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
LUECK
NELSON, N.
THEIS

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the A4 amendment.

Testifying on the A4 amendment:
Kaci Nowicki; Duluth Airport Authority
Bob Meier; Department of Natural Resources

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion to adopt the A4 amendment. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

HANSEN
BACKER
ECKLUND
HEINTZEMAN
LUECK
NELSON, N.
PERSELL
SUNDIN
THEIS

NAY

CLAFLIN
FABIAN
BECKER-FINN
FISCHER
GREEN
LEE
MORRISON
SANDELL
WAGENIUS

On a vote of 9 AYES and 9 NAYS; THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF4498 as amended be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

HANSEN
CLAFIN
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
LEE
MORRISON
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
WAGENIUS

NAY

FABIAN
BACKER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
LUECK
NELSON, N.
THEIS

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:01 P.M.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4498 (Hansen) - Environment and natural resources trust fund funding provided, previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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Agenda:.
05:12 - HF4498 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources trust fund funding provided, previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
1:12:40 - Discussion among members.
Runs 1 hour, 17 minutes.

• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This remote hearing is taking place under Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Agenda:

HF4498 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources trust fund funding provided, previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

Meeting Documents will be posted on the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Website at: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/91019

Public Testimony:

• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Clay.Schwartzwalter@house.mn at least two hours prior to the start of the remote hearing to get instructions.
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 3pm on Monday, April 20.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.