STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair of the Water Division, called the meeting to order at 12:45 pm on Monday March 11, 2019 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
FISCHER, Peter – Chair
SANDELL, Steve – Vice Chair
HEINTZEMAN, Josh – Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Torkelson moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on Wednesday March 6, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1569 (Lippert). Drinking water protection pilot program established, and money appropriated.
Chair Fischer moved House File 1569 be recommended to be re-referred to the Environment Finance Division.
Representative Lippert presented his bill.
Additional Testimony was given by the following:
Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmers Union
Whitney Clark, Friends of the Mississippi River
Dave Weirens, Board of Water and Soil Resources
Aaron Meyer, Minnesota Rural Water Association
Jason Overby, Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water
Dr. Gabe Gusmini, Pepsico
Don Wyse, University of Minnesota
Chair Fischer moved the A2 amendment.
Testimony was given by the following:
Jim Stark, Legislative Water Commission
Gretel Lee, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Chair Fischer moves to incorporate changes of the bill into an amendment to the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The chair renewed his motion that House File 1569, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Environment Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 pm.
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair
Spencer Crose, Committee Legislative Assistant