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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 March 9th, 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 March 5th, 2021 be approved with edit. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1727 (ECKLUND) Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirement established, white-tailed deer possession moratorium provided, and farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources.

Rep. Ecklund moved that HF1727 be recommended to be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee

Rep. Ecklund moved the H1727A2 to amend HF1727, and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Ecklund presented the bill, as amended.

Rep. Ecklund renewed the motion that HF1727, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee and a roll was taken:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

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

By a vote of 11 Ayes and 8 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
John Zanmiller, Bluffland Whitetails Association
Tony Kwilas, MN Elk Breeders
Tim Spreck, MN Deer Farmers Association
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner Department of Natural Resources

HF644 (LEE) Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.

Rep. Lee moved that HF644 be recommended to be re-referred to the Health Finance and Policy Committee.

Rep. Lee moved H0644A2 to amend HF644 and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Lee renewed the motion that HF644, as amended, 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)
ACOMB, Patty
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
LEE, Fue
LIPPERT, Todd
MORRISON, Kelly

NAYS:

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

By a vote of 11 Ayes and 8 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Lisa Smestad, Manager for Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, City of Minneapolis
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency


Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 2:05 P.M.

HF1562 (HANSEN) Mining permit financial assurance money investment account established, submission deadline modified, state park permit provisions modified, decoy shooting from motor vehicles prohibited, blaze orange or blaze pink requirements established for ground blinds, motorized decoy restrictions modified, turtle taking provisions modified, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1562 be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance Committee.

Rep. Hansen incorporated the oral amendment “on Page 3, Line 4, delete 2020 and insert 2022.” and moved H1562A2, as amended, to amend HF1562 and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF1562, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Finance Committee and a roll was taken:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

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

EXCUSED:

BECKER-FINN, Jamie

By a vote of 10 Ayes, 8 Nays, 1 Excused the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Annalee Garletz, DNR

HF1820 (HANSEN) Draining project financing required, and drainage system jurisdiction transfer from water management authority prohibited.

Rep. Hansen moved HF1820 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Hansen presented the bill.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF1820 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Emily Javens, ED MN Association of Watershed Districts
Jan Voit, Former Administrator Heron Lake Watershed District
John Kolb, Rinke Noonan
Brian Martinson, Association of MN Counties

Rep. Wazlawik adjourned the meeting at 2:30 P.M.



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Rick Hansen
Chair of Environment Finance and Policy



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Adam Kopel
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF644 (Lee) - Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.
  • HF1562 (Hansen) - Natural resources submission deadline modified, state park permit provisions modified, shooting at decoys from motor vehicles prohibited, insecticides prohibited on state lands, blaze requirements modified for clothing and ground blinds, small game shot restrictions imposed, motorized decoy restrictions modified, turtle taking provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1727 (Ecklund) - Farmed Cervidae requirements modified, duty to regulate farmed Cervidae transferred to commissioner of natural resources, importing Cervidae carcasses provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1820 (Hansen) - Draining project financing required, and drainage system jurisdiction transfer from water management authority prohibited.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:12 HF1727 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirement established, white-tailed deer possession moratorium provided, and farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources.
43:22 HF1562 (Hansen) Mining permit financial assurance money investment account established, submission deadline modified, state park permit provisions modified, decoy shooting from motor vehicles prohibited, blaze orange or blaze pink requirements established for ground blinds, motorized decoy restrictions modified, turtle taking provisions modified, and money appropriated.
1:04:50 HF644 (Lee) Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.
1:18:11 HF1820 (Hansen) Draining project financing required, and drainage system jurisdiction transfer from water management authority prohibited.


*Agenda Change: Bills Added. Bills Removed.

*HF1727 (Ecklund) Farmed Cervidae additional fencing requirement established, white-tailed deer possession moratorium provided, and farmed Cervidae regulatory duties and powers transferred from Board of Animal Health to Department of Natural Resources.
HF1562 (Hansen) Mining permit financial assurance money investment account established, submission deadline modified, state park permit provisions modified, decoy shooting from motor vehicles prohibited, blaze orange or blaze pink requirements established for ground blinds, motorized decoy restrictions modified, turtle taking provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF644 (Lee) Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.
*HF1820 (Hansen) Draining project financing required, and drainage system jurisdiction transfer from water management authority prohibited.
*Amendments are due by 1:00pm, Monday, March 8, 2021

*HF248 (Wazlawik) and HF1037 (Wazlawik) have been removed from the agenda.

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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