STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Denny McNamara, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance called the fifty-third meeting to order at 8:18 a.m. on February 16, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MCNAMARA, Denny, Chair
TORKELSON, Paul, Vice Chair
A quorum was present at 8:19 a.m.
Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 15, 2012 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
H.F. 2153 (McNamara) Agency prepayments authorized; apprentice riders provided; provisions modified relating to aquatic invasive species, local government trail authority, enforcement, bait, prior appropriations, La Salle Lake State Recreation Area administration, easements, lands withdrawn from sale, and lease provisions; reporting, plan, and meeting requirements eliminated; loan program eliminated; state parks, sate recreation areas, and state forests added to and deleted from; private sale of state lands authorized; and civil penalties provided.
Rep. McNamara presented H.F. 2153.
Bob Meier, MN Department of Natural Resources (D.N.R), Steve Hirsch, D.N.R, and Joe Shneider, Christmas Lake Homeowner Association, testified on H.F. 2053.
H.F.2153 was laid over.
H.F. 2164 (McNamara) Water reporting and assessment requirements, waste management provisions, toxic pollution prevention requirements, stationary source standards, acid deposition control requirements, and sewage sludge management modified; environmental review clarified, fees eliminated, and new open air swine basin prohibition extended.
Rep. McNamara presented H.F. 2164.
Kirk Koudelka, MN Pollution Control Agency, and Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce testified on H.F. 2164.
H.F. 2164 was laid over.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 a.m.
REP. DENNY MCNAMARA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant