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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

FORTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 24, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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 12:00 P.M. on April 24th, 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 12:00 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to approve the minutes of April 21st, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3657 (Hansen) Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to certifiable fish diseases; local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; wild rice lease exchange requirements; school trust land reporting requirements; snowmobile transporting; insecticide use; invasive species permits; regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders; game and fish licenses after convictions; hunting and fishing provisions; and Lake Superior Management Plan.

Chair Hansen moved that HF3657 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to adopt the A7 amendment.

Testifying on the A7 amendment:
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources
Col. Rodmen Smith, Department of Natural Resources
Linda Glaser, Board of Animal Health
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Elk Breeders Association and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jason Moeckel, Department of Natural Resources

Representative Becker-Finn renewed the motion to adopt the A7 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 Becker-Finn moved to adopt the A4 amendment. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

HANSEN
CLAFLIN
FABIAN
BACKER
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
LEE
LUECK
MORRISON
NELSON, N.
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
THEIS
WAGENIUS

On a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Fabian moved to adopt the A6 amendment. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

HANSEN
CLAFLIN
FABIAN
BACKER
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
LEE
LUECK
MORRISON
NELSON, N.
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
THEIS
WAGENIUS

On a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF3657 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 1:25 P.M.


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3657 (Hansen) - Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to fish diseases, wild rice, school trust land reporting, insecticide use, invasive species permits, game and fish licenses after convictions, and hunting and fishing provisions.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.

06:40 - HF3657 (Hansen) Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to certifiable fish diseases; local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; wild rice lease exchange requirements; school trust land reporting requirements; snowmobile transporting; insecticide use; invasive species permits; regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders; game and fish licenses after convictions; hunting and fishing provisions; and Lake Superior Management Plan.

Runs 1 hour, 24 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:

HF3657 (Hansen) Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to certifiable fish diseases; local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; wild rice lease exchange requirements; school trust land reporting requirements; snowmobile transporting; insecticide use; invasive species permits; regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders; game and fish licenses after convictions; hunting and fishing provisions; and Lake Superior Management Plan.

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 Thursday, April 23. Written testimony on amendments may be submitted up to 8:30am on Friday, April 24.

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.