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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy MINUTES
Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on January 26th, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. Members present:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER,Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Theis moved that the minutes from January, 21st, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF219 (ECKLUND) Farmed Cervidae provisions modified, muzzleloader provisions modified, portable stands in wildlife management areas permanently allowed, and Cervidae carcass transportation restrictions modified.


Rep. Ecklund motioned that HF219 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. Rep. Ecklund presented HF219.
Rep. Ecklund moved that HF219 be amended by H0219A1 and a roll call was taken: Ayes:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER,Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

By a vote of 19 Ayes and 0 Nays, the motion prevailed and amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Lueck motioned that HF219, as amended, be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee and a roll call was taken.

Ayes:

HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
AKLAND, Susan BACKER,Jeff
GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer LUECK, Dale NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama


Nays:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) ACOMB, Patty
BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd MORRISON, Kelly

By a vote of 8 ayes and 11 nays, the motion did NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Ecklund renewed the motion that HF219, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register and a roll call was taken.

Ayes:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd MORRISON, Kelly THEIS, Tama

Nays:

AKLAND, Susan BACKER,Jeff
GREEN, Steve LUECK, Dale NELSON, Nathan


By a vote of 14 Ayes to 5 Nays, the motion PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Steve Cook
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Elk Breeders Association Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR
Greg Kvale, Back Country Hunters and Anglers Tim Spreck, MN Deer Farmers
Craig Engwall, MDHA Amy Cordry
Rob Doar, MN Gun Owners Caucus
Col. Rodmen Smith, Director of Enforcement DNR
An overview of the Minnesota Zoo was presented. Presenters:
John Frawley, Executive Director of the MN Zoo Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:30 P.M.




Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy




Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF219 (Ecklund) - Farmed Cervidae provisions modified, firearms restrictions modified, portable stands permanently allowed in wildlife management areas, and Cervidae carcass transportation restrictions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:29 HF219 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae provisions modified, muzzleloader provisions modified, portable stands in wildlife management areas permanently allowed, and Cervidae carcass transportation restrictions modified.
01:24:47 Overview of the Minnesota Zoo.

Runs 1 hour 30 minutes


The agenda is updated to include the formal bill number on the previous HFxxx (Ecklund).

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

HF219 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae provisions modified, muzzleloader provisions modified, portable stands in wildlife management areas permanently allowed, and Cervidae carcass transportation restrictions modified.
*Amendments are due by Monday, January 25, 2021 by 1pm.

Overview of the Minnesota Zoo.

**Additional items may be added.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92007

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 Adam.Kopel@house.mn at least one hour 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 1:00pm, Monday, January 25, 2021.