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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 04, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 February 4th, 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. Jordan moved that the minutes from February 2nd, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF78 (WAZLAWIK) Perfluorochemicals defined as hazardous substance under Minnesota Environment Response and Liability Act.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF78 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Wazlawik moved H0078A3 to amend HF78 and a roll was taken:
AYES:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan 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 18 Ayes and 0 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED and the amendment was adopted. Rep. Lueck moved H0078A6 to amend HF78, as amended, and a roll was taken:
AYES:

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

NAYS:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair)

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


By a vote of 9 Ayes to 10 Nays, the MOTION FAILED and the amendment was not adopted. Rep. Lueck moved H0078A7 to amend HF78, as amended, and a roll was taken:
AYES:

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

NAYS:

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

By a vote of 9 Ayes to 10 Nays, the MOTION FAILED and the amendment was not adopted.

Rep. Wazlawik renewed her motion that HF78, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. HF78, as amended, was laid over.



Testifiers:

Sheri Smith, White Bear Area Neighborhood Concerned Citizen’s Group Eileen Weber, Citizen
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MPCA Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner MPCA
Tony Kwilas, Director of Environmental Policy MN Chamber of Commerce Craig Johnson, League of MN Cities
Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Greater MN Cities John Helmers, ED Solid Waste Association Steve Risotto, American Chemistry Council
Jay Eidsness, MN Center for Environmental Advocacy


HF79 (WAZLAWIK) Food packaging chemical use regulated.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF79 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Rep. Wazlawik moved H0079A2 to amend HF79, and a roll was taken: AYES:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan 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

NAY:

BACKER, Jeff

By a vote of 17 Ayes and 1 Nay the MOTION PREVAILED and the amendment was adopted.


Rep. Heintzeman moved H0079A3 to amend HF79, as amended, and a roll was taken: AYES:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff 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 18 Ayes and 0 nays the MOTION PREVAILED and the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Wazlawik renewed motion HF79 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee and a roll was taken:

AYES:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter

IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan NAYS:
BACKER, Jeff
GREEN, Steve THEIS, Tama

By a vote of 16 Ayes and 3 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED and HF79, as amended, was recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Testifiers:
Tony Kwilas, Director of Environmental Policy MN Chamber of Commerce Jason Culotta, President Midwest Food Products Association
Shawn Swearingen, Director Alliance for Telomer Chemistry Stewardship Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:31 P.M.





Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy





Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF78 (Wazlawik) - Perfluorochemicals defined as hazardous substance under Minnesota Environment Response and Liability Act.
  • HF79 (Wazlawik) - Food packaging chemical use regulated, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:18 - HF78 (Wazlawik) Perfluorochemicals defined as hazardous substance under Minnesota Environment Response and Liability Act.
1:10:00 - HF79 (Wazlawik) Food packaging chemical use regulated.


HF78 (Wazlawik) Perfluorochemicals defined as hazardous substance under Minnesota Environment Response and Liability Act.
HF79 (Wazlawik) Food packaging chemical use regulated.
*Amendments are due for both bills by 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Continuation of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Overview.

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

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Public Testimony:
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• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2021.