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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWELFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 18th, 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. Heintzeman moved that the minutes from February 16th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF634 (BECKER-FINN) Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated..

Rep. Becker-Finn moved that HF634 be recommended to be re-referred to the Legacy Finance Committee.

Rep. Becker-Finn moved H0634A1 to amend HF634, the MOTION PREVAILED and amendment was adopted.

Rep. Becker-Finn presented the bill, as amended.

Rep. Becker-Finn renewed her motion that HF634, as amended, be recommended to be re- referred to the Legacy Finance Committee 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 IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

Nays:

BACKER, Jeff
GREEN, Steve
By a vote of 17 Ayes and 2 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Mark Johnson, Executive Director Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

HF76 (BECKER-FINN) Outdoor recreation grant account established, and money appropriated. Rep. Becker-Finn moved that HF76 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill


Rep. Becker-Finn moved H0076A1 to amend HF76, the MOTION PREVAILED and the amendment was adopted

Rep. Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF76, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Jeff Ledermann, Department of Natural Resources Hannah Geressu
Vince Patton, All Nations South High School
Rich Courtemanche, Land Commissioner, Aitkin County Land Development Matt Young, MN Association for Environmental Education
Sarah Milligan-Tofner, Children and Nature Network

HF45 (ECKLUND) All-terrain vehicle trail funding provided, all-terrain vehicle trail construction appropriation availability extended, and money appropriated.

Rep. Ecklund moved that HF45 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Ecklund presented the bill.
Rep. Ecklund renewed the motion that HF45 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Nick Wognum, President Prospector Loop Alliance Ron Potter, President of the MN ATV Association Dan Wilm, private citizen

HF191 (KOZNICK) Byllesby Dam infrastructure construction funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF191 be re-referred to the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee without recommendation.

Rep. Koznick presented the bill.

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF191 be re-referred to the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee without recommendation and a roll 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. Testifiers:
Mike Slavik, Commissioner Dakota County
Josh Peterson, Senior Water Resources Engineer Dakota County Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner DNR

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:
  • HF634 (Becker-Finn) - Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated, and restrictions on using money from outdoor heritage fund modified.
  • HF76 (Becker-Finn) - Outdoor recreation grant account established, and money appropriated.
  • HF45 (Ecklund) - All-terrain vehicle trail funding provided, all-terrain vehicle trail construction appropriation availability extended, and money appropriated.
  • HF191 (Koznick) - Byllesby Dam infrastructure construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:54 - HF634 (Becker-Finn) Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated.
51:33 - HF76 (Becker-Finn) Outdoor recreation grant account established, and money appropriated.
1:10:34 - HF45 (Ecklund) All-terrain vehicle trail funding provided, all-terrain vehicle trail construction appropriation availability extended, and money appropriated.
1:19:54 - HF191 (Koznick) Byllesby Dam infrastructure construction funding provided, and money appropriated.


HF634 (Becker-Finn) Outdoor heritage fund money appropriated.
HF76 (Becker-Finn) Outdoor recreation grant account established, and money appropriated.
HF45 (Ecklund) All-terrain vehicle trail funding provided, all-terrain vehicle trail construction appropriation availability extended, and money appropriated.
HF191 (Koznick) Byllesby Dam infrastructure construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
*Amendments are due for all bills by 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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:
• 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
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