STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FIFTH 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 8:15 AM on April 10, 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
CLARK, Karen POSTON, John
ECKLUND, Rob SUNDIN, Mike
FISCHER, Peter SWEDZINSKI, Chris
GREEN, Steve TORKELSON, Paul
HORNSTEIN, Frank UGLEM, Mark
Representative Uglem moved the approval of the March 29, 2018, minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Susan Mau Larson, Director of Public Affairs, LifeSource shared with the committee the Legislative Impact Award. The award was presented to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for implementation of legislation requiring hunting and fishing license applications to include an option to be an organ donor.
HF3648 (Lueck) Snowmobile education and training requirements modified.
Representative Fabian moved HF3648 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.
Doug Franzen, Minnesota United Snowmobile Association
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Representative Fabian laid over HF3648 for possible inclusion in a future bill.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Supplemental Budget request overview was presented by Barb Juelich, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
HF3908 (Fischer) Clean Water Legacy Act modified, and coordinated watershed management provided.
Representative Fabian moved HF3908 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future bill.
Representative Fabian moved the H3908DE-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Heintzeman assumed the gavel at 9:02 AM.
Representative Fabian assumed the gavel at 9:04 AM.
Representative Swedzinski assumed the gavel at 9:06 AM.
Representative Fabian assumed the gavel at 9:08 AM.
LeAnn Buck, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Emily Javens, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts
Jennifer Berquam, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties
Angie Becker-Kudelka, Assistant Director, Board of Water and Soil Resources
DeAnn Stish, Executive Director, Minnesota Forest Resources Council
Paul Nelson, Environmental Services Program Manager, Scott County
Representative Fabian laid over HF3908, as amended, for possible inclusion in a future bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.
Representative Dan Fabian, Chair
Karen Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant