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Minnesota Legislature

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10:30 AM, Room 1150, Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Minutes

Present: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen - Chair, Senator Carrie Ruud Vice Chair, Senator Jim Abeler, Senator Thomas M. Bakk, Senator Karla Bigham, Senator Justin D. Eichorn, Senator Foung Hawj, Senator Mark Johnson, Senator Andrew Mathews, Senator Erik Simonson, Senator David J. Tomassoni, Senator Bill Weber

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen called the meeting to order at 10:30am

S.F. 2060: Senator Ingebrigtsen: Otter Tail county flood hazard mitigation reimbursement appropriation.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen

b. Jim Nigg, Little McDonald Improvement District


Senator Ingebrigtsen moved that S.F. 2060, be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill. - MOTION ADOPTED.

S.F. 1770: Senator Bakk: Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine state park appropriation.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Tom Bakk

 

Senator Bakk moves the A-2 amendment 

 

The amendment is adopted

 

Testifiers Cont.

b. Kent Lockesmoe, DNR

 

Senator Johnson moves the A-3 Amendment 

 

Senator Johnson withdraws his amendment


Senator Bakk moved that S.F. 1770, as amended, laid over and may become part of omnibus bill. - MOTION ADOPTED.

S.F. 1769: Senator Tomassoni: Hill-Annex Mine state park management and operation appropriations.

Testifiers:

a. Senator David Tomassoni

b. Joe Abeyta, LaPrarie City Council

c. Ben DeNucci, Itasca County Commissioner 

d. Assistant Commissioner Bob Meier, DNR


Senator Tomassoni moved that S.F. 1769, be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill. - MOTION ADOPTED.

S.F. 1884: Senator Tomassoni: Minerals and water research appropriation.

Testifiers:

a. Senator David Tomassoni

b. Rolf Weiberg, Director of the NRRI

c. Don Arnosti, Izaak Walton League


Senator Tomassoni moved that S.F. 1884, be recommended to pass and included in the omnibus bill. - MOTION ADOPTED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59am


 
                                                                      
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, Chair
                                                                      
Sean Murphy, Legislative Assistant