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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 01, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 2:30 P.M. on May 1st, 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


Representative Becker-Finn moved to approve the minutes of April 24th, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3376 (Wazlawik) Trichloroethylene use prohibited.

Representative Becker-Finn moved that HF3376 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Fischer moved to adopt the DE1 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.

Testifying on HF3376 as amended:
Greta Gauthier, Pollution Control Agency

Representative Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF3376 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
CLAFLIN
BECKER-FINN
ECKLUND
FISCHER
LEE
LUECK
MORRISON
NELSON, N.
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
WAGENIUS

NAY

FABIAN
BACKER
GREEN
HEINTZEMAN
THEIS

On a vote of 13 AYES and 5 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4554 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources funding provided, soil and water conservation fund created, state park permit provisions modified, conveying state land interests provisions modified, closed landfill investment fund provisions modified, Water Supply Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Advisory Council reestablished, riparian protection aid modified, and money appropriated.

Chair Hansen moved that HF4554 be recommend to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the DE1 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
LEE
LUECK
MORRISON
NELSON, N.
PERSELL
SANDELL
SUNDIN
THEIS
WAGENIUS

NAY

GREEN
HEINTZEMAN

On a vote of 16 AYES and 2 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

House non-partisan staff provided a walkthrough of provisions not previously heard in this committee.

Testifying on HF4554 as amended:
Doug Carnival, National Waste and Recycling Association
Greta Gauthier, Pollution Control Agency
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources
Tim Spreck, Minnesota Deer Farmers Association
Jeff Forester, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Association
Colleen Satyshur, University of Minnesota
Kirk Kudelka, Pollution Control Agency

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF4554 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 4:02 P.M.


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4554 (Hansen) - Environment and natural resources funding provided, various provisions and prior appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3376 (Wazlawik) - Trichloroethylene use prohibited.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
05:54 - HF3376 (Wazlawik) Trichloroethylene use prohibited.
41:34 - HF4554 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources funding provided, soil and water conservation fund created, state park permit provisions modified, conveying state land interests provisions modified, closed landfill investment fund provisions modified, Water Supply Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Advisory Council reestablished, riparian protection aid modified, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 33 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

Update: The HF4554 DE1 amendment and documents are posted.

*Agenda Change: Bill added.

Agenda:

HF4554 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources funding provided, soil and water conservation fund created, state park permit provisions modified, conveying state land interests provisions modified, closed landfill investment fund provisions modified, Water Supply Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Advisory Council reestablished, riparian protection aid modified, and money appropriated.
*The deadline to submit amendments electronically to the Committee Administrator (Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn) is 5pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

*HF3376 (Wazlawik) Trichloroethylene use prohibited.
**The amendment is posted. Written testimony can be submitted up to 9:30am on Friday, May 1.

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 4pm on Thursday, April 30. Written testimony on amendments to the DE1 may be submitted up to 9:30 am on Friday, May 1.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require assistance to arrange the necessary service to participate as a testifier, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

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.