STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance
Representative Fabian, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. on March 21, 2018, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
FABIAN, Dan, Chair JOHNSON, Brian
HEINTZEMAN, Josh, Vice Chair JOHNSON, Clark
HANSEN, Rick LAYMAN, Sandy
BACKER, Jeff LUECK, Dale
BECKER-FINN, Jamie METSA, Jason
BLISS, Matt NEWBERGER, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob POSTON, John
FISCHER, Peter SUNDIN, Mike
GREEN, Steve SWEDZINSKI, Chris
HOPPE, Joe TORKELSON, Paul
HORNSTEIN, Frank UGLEM, Mark
Representative Heintzeman moved the approval of the March 20, 2018 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3819 (Fenton) Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District discontinued, and duties transferred.
Representative Fabian moved HF3819 be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee.
Paul Gardner, Supervisor, Ramsey Conservation District
Jim McDonough, Chair, Ramsey County Board
Angie Becker Kudelka, Assistant Director for Strategy and Operations, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Pierre Willette, Goff Public for Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF3819 be re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3907 (Grossell) Clearwater County; actions to obtain access to land prohibited.
Representative Fabian moved HF3907 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.
Daniel Millenacker, land owner, Bagley
Robert O'Dier: land owner, Bagley
Pat Rivers, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mark Titera, land owner, Bagley
Representative Fabian laid over HF3907 for possible inclusion in a future bill.
HF2940 (Bliss) Pollution Control Agency prohibited from raising certain fees, and report on expenditures of fee proceeds required.
Representative Fabian moved HF2940 be re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Fabian moved the H2940DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Joshua Bunker, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities
Tony Kwilas, Director of Environmental Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Gary Kay, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council
Bruce Kleven, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association
Darrell Gerber, Policy Analyst, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF2940, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3440 (Layman) Snowmobile trails and enforcement account use modified.
Representative Fabian moved HF3440 be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.
Doug Franzen, Minnesota United Snowmobile Association
Barb Juelich, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Representative Fabian laid over HF3440 for inclusion in a later bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Representative Dan Fabian, Chair
Karen Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant