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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Tuesday, February 20, 2024

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-THIRD SESSION

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
FINANCE AND POLICY MINUTES

Representative Rick Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 20, 2024, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair)
JORDAN, Sydney (Vice Chair)
HEINTZEMAN, Josh (GOP Lead)
BLISS, Matt
BRAND, Jeff
BURKEL, John
EDELSON, Heather
FINKE, Leigh
FISCHER, Peter
GILLMAN, Dawn
JACOB, Steven
LEE, Fue
LISLEGARD, Dave
PURSELL, Kristi
SKRABA, Roger
VANG, Samantha

A quorum was present.

Representative Heintzeman moved to approve the minutes from February 14, 2024. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3326 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger); Environment; mercury-containing lighting banned.

Chair Hansen moved that HF3326 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

Chair Hansen moved to adopt the A24-0204 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hemmingsen-Jaeger presented HF3326, as amended.

Testifying on the bill:
• Eric Fowler, Senior Policy Associate, Fresh Energy

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF3326, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Jordan assumed the gavel at 3:12 P.M.

HF3368 (Hansen, R.); Notification and local approval required before use of money from closed landfill investment fund and metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account.

Chair Hansen moved that HF3368 be re-referred to the General Register.

Chair Hansen presented HF3368.

Testifying on the bill:
• Nikki Stewart, Environmental Resources Director, Dakota County

Chair Hansen renewed the motion that HF3368 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hansen assumed the gavel at 3:17 P.M.

HF3577 (Jordan); Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act established, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Jordan moved that HF3577 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

Representative Jordan moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Jordan presented HF3577, as amended.

Testifying on the bill:
• Vicotria Reinhardt, Chair, Partnership on Waste and Energy; Commissioner, Ramsey County
• Tony Kwilas, Environmental Policy Director, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
• Nels Paulsen, Policy Director, Conservation Minnesota
• Andy Hackman, Lobbyist, AMERIPEN
• Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Amber Backhaus, Lobbyist, National Waste and Recycling Association
• Gabbie Batzko, President-elect, Solid Waste Administrators Association
• Peter Glessing, Senior Director of Policy Advocacy, Medical Alley
• Lucy Mullany, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Eureka
• Jacob Cassady, Director of Government Relations, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
• Dylan de Thomas, Lobbyist, The Recycling Partnership
• Frazier Willman, Lobbyist, American Forest and Paper Association
• Kate Bailey, Lobbyist, Association of Plastic Recyclers
• Mike Martin, Founder and CEO, r.World
• Avonna Starck, State Director, Clean Water Action Minnesota
• Mary Kosuth, Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Advocate, Coalition to Reduce Plastic
• John Rodman, Advocate, Coalition to Reduce Plastic

Representative Jordan renewed the motion that HF3577, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy.

Representative Heintzeman requested a roll call.

AYES:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair)
JORDAN, Sydney (Vice Chair)
BRAND, Jeff
EDELSON, Heather
FINKE, Leigh
FISCHER, Peter
LEE, Fue
PURSELL, Kristi
VANG, Samantha

NAYS:
HEINTZEMAN, Josh (GOP Lead)
BLISS, Matt
BURKEL, John
GILLMAN, Dawn
JACOB, Steven
LISLEGARD, Dave
SKRABA, Roger

There being 9 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:35 P.M.





Representative Rick Hansen, Chair




Sam O’Neill, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3326 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) - Environment; mercury-containing lighting banned.
  • HF3577 (Jordan) - Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act established, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF3368 (Hansen) - Notification and local approval required before use of money from closed landfill investment fund and metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:37 - HF3326 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) Environment; mercury-containing lighting banned.
12:57 - HF3368 (Hansen) Notification and local approval required before use of money from closed landfill investment fund and metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account.
17:58 - HF3577 (Jordan) Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act established, and rulemaking authorized.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.


HF3326 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) Environment; mercury-containing lighting banned.
HF3577 (Jordan) Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act established, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3368 (Hansen) Notification and local approval required before use of money from closed landfill investment fund and metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account.

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