STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 88th SESSION
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative David Dill, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, called the fifteenth meeting to order at 4:07 p.m., on April 2, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Fischer, Vic Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Green moved the minutes of March 20, 2013 be approved.
Representative Fischer moved that HF 683 - relating to water; requiring conservation rate structure under certain conditions - be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee.
Representative Fischer moved H683DE1
amendment to HF 683.
Steve Hirsch, Director, Ecological Services, MN Department of Natural Resources, answered questions on HF 683.
Representative Fischer moved that HF 683 be laid over for further study.
Representative Hansen moved HF 1442 – relating to natural resources; establishing aquatic invasive species decal requirements and fees; eliminating aquatic invasive species trailer decal requirements – be passed and re-referred to Rules Committee.
Representative Hansen moved H1442DE6
amendment to HF 1442.
Henry Erdman, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocate, presented information on HF 1442.
Answering question relative to HF 1442 were:
Bob Meier, MN Department of Natural Resources
Rod Smith, Enforcement, MN Department of Natural Resources
Tony Kwilas, Hospitality Minnesota
Testifying on HF 1442 were:
Vern Wagner, Anglers for Habitat
Biz Clark, Cook County Coalition Lakes Association
Representative Hansen moved that HF 1442, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Rules Committee.
Representative Persell presented HF 1122 – relating to water; modifying the Clean Wager Legacy Act to improve accountability.
Representative Persell moved H1122DE4 amendment to HF 1122.
Representative Persell moved to amend the