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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 25, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 25th, 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 March 23rd, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1505 (SANDSTEDE) Forestry and bioeconomy applied research funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1505 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Sandstede presented the bill.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1505 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Don Fosnacht, Associate Director Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)

HF1506 (SANDSTEDE) State mineral and water resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1506 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Sandstede presented the bill.
Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1506 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Don Fosnacht, Associate Director Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:26 P.M.
HF1877 (HANSEN) Critical habitat private sector matching account use modified, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen moved that HF1877 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Hansen moved H1877A2 to amend HF1877, and the amendment WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Morrison moved H1877A1 to amend HF1877, as amended, and amendment WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen presented the bill, as amended.

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF1877, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner Department of Natural Resources Ann Pierce, DNR
David Weirens, Assistant Director Board of Water and Soil Resources

Rep. Hansen resumed the gavel at 1:56 P.M.

HF1014 (MARQUART) Whole effluent toxicity requirement for effluent discharger rulemaking required to make consistent statewide.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that HF1014 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Testimony was taken on the bill.
Rep. Marquart presented the bill.

Rep. Wazlawik renewed the motion that HF1014 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Jeremy Greenhouse, American Crystal Sugar Doug Emerson, American Crystal Sugar Greta Gauthier, MN Pollution Control Agency


Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:23 P.M.




Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy





Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1877 (Hansen) - Critical habitat private sector matching account use modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1505 (Sandstede) - Forestry and bioeconomy applied research funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1506 (Sandstede) - State mineral and water resources funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1014 (Marquart) - Whole effluent toxicity requirement for effluent discharger rulemaking required to make consistent statewide.
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02:21 HF1505 (Sandstede) Forestry and bioeconomy applied research funding provided, and money appropriated.
15:17 HF1506 (Sandstede) State mineral and water resources funding provided, and money appropriated.
26:02 HF1877 (Hansen) Critical habitat private sector matching account use modified, and money appropriated.
56:30 HF1014 (Marquart) Whole effluent toxicity requirement for effluent discharger rulemaking required to make consistent statewide.


*Agenda Change: Bills Added.

HF1877 (Hansen) Critical habitat private sector matching account use modified, and money appropriated.
*HF1505 (Sandstede) Forestry and bioeconomy applied research funding provided, and money appropriated.
*HF1506 (Sandstede) State mineral and water resources funding provided, and money appropriated.
*HF1014 (Marquart) Whole effluent toxicity requirement for effluent discharger rulemaking required to make consistent statewide.
**Amendments are due for all bills by 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 24, 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

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, Wednesday, March 24, 2021.