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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 05, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 8:30 A.M. on March 5th, 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 8:00 A.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Nelson moved that the minutes from March 4th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1260 (ECKLUND) Timber permit terms modified.

Rep. Ecklund moved that HF1260 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Ecklund moved the Hf1260DE1 to amend HF1260, and the amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Ecklund presented the bill, as amended.

Rep. Ecklund renewed the motion that HF1260, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Mike Birkeland, MN Forest Industries
Scott Dane, Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of MN
Forrest Boe, MN Department of Natural Resources

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 8:49 A.M.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF639, as amended, taken off the table and a roll call 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 and HF639, as amended, was brought before the committee.

HF639, as amended 3/4/2021 (HANSEN) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF639, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Legacy Finance Committee.

Rep. Heintzeman moved H0639A2 to amend HF639 as amended, and a roll was requested:

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 failed and the amendment was NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen renewed his motion that HF639, 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)
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:
Kristi Pursell, Land Stewardship Project
Amber Bougie, Hennepin County
Jason Moeckel, DNR
Paul Gardner, Clean Water Council

Rep. Hansen resumed the gavel at 9:40 A.M.

HF1165 (WAZLAWIK) Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF1165 be recommended to be re-referred to the Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

Rep. Wazlawik presented the bill.

Rep. Wazlawik renewed the motion that HF1165 be recommended to be re-referred to the Commerce Finance and Policy 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
THEIS, Tama

NAYS:

BACKER, Jeff
GREEN, Steve
NELSON, Nathan

By a vote of 16 Ayes and 3 Nays the MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Ginny Black, MN Composting Council
Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce
Vicki O’Rourke, WinCup
Chuck Joswiak, Specialized Environmental Technologies
Shannon Pinc, NatureWorks
Vineet Dalal, Northern Technologies
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency

Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 10:00 A.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:
  • HF1260 (Ecklund) - Timber permit terms modified.
  • 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.
  • HF1165 (Wazlawik) - Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.
  • HF639 (Hansen) - Clean water fund money appropriated, soil and water conservation district fee and county eligibility provided for funding, rulemaking required, and studies and reports required.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:38 - HF1260 (Ecklund) Timber permit terms modified.
19:12 - Continuation of the amended HF639 (Hansen) Clean Water Fund appropriations.
1:10:30 - HF1165 (Wazlawik) Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.


*Agenda Change: Bill Added. Bills Removed.

*HF639 (Hansen) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1260 (Ecklund) Timber permit terms modified.
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.
*HF1165 (Wazlawik) Biodegradable or compostable item labeling requirements modified.
*Amendments are due for all bills by 8:30am, Thursday, March 4, 2021.

HF1562 (Hansen) and HF214 (Lippert) 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

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 by 5:00pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 8:30am, Thursday, March 4, 2021