STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
Environment Policy and Oversight Committee
Representative Kent Eken, Chair of the Environment Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:32 PM, on March 5, 2009, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was present.
Representative McNamara moved that the minutes from March 3, 2009 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Bigham moved that HF898 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.
Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals established for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases and money appropriated.
Chair Eken moved the H0898DE8
amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The following people provided testimony on HF898:
J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy
John Wells, Environmental Quality Board
John Jaschke, Board of Water and Soil Resources
John Bailey, 1000 Friends of Minnesota
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Jim Erkel, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Annalee Garletz, Association of Minnesota Counties.
Chair Eken moved the following oral amendment to the H0898DE8 amendment:
On line 3.13 strike "analyze" and insert "consider"
On line 3.14 insert a "." after emissions and strike "and alternatives and mitigation measures to reduce those emissions."
Representative Bigham renewed her motion that HF898 be recommended to pass as amended and referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Dill moved the adoption of the Game, Fish and Forestry Division Report for HF128. THE MOTION PRVAILED.
Representative Dill moved that HF128, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Oversight.
Bow and gun case requirements removed.
The following people provided testimony on HF128:
Chief Jim Konrad, Enforcement Division of the MN Department of Natural Resources.
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Natural Resources
Representative Dill renewed his motion that HF128, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 PM
Representative Kent Eken, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant