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Minnesota Legislature

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee
Wednesday, April 3, 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. 2634: Senator Ingebrigtsen: High-school fishing leagues grants appropriation; basic angling curriculum requirement.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen

b. Garry Leaf, MN-Fish


Senator Ingebrigtsen moved that S.F. 2634, be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill. - MOTION CARRIED.

S.F. 390: Senator Ingebrigtsen: Reinvest in Fish Hatcheries Citizen-Legislative Advisory Group establishment.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen

b. Lance Ness, Anglers for Habitat

c. Fisheries Cheif Brad Parsons, DNR


Senator Ingebrigtsen moved that S.F. 390, be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill. - MOTION CARRIED.

S.F. 2497: Senator Hall: Lower Minnesota River watershed district grant appropriation.



Not heard.

S.F. 2471: Senator Pratt: Solar generation on closed landfill properties study appropriation.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Eric Pratt

b. Elizabeth Lucenti, MinnCEA

c. Geri Cantor, Ameresco

d. Eric Pasi, IPS Solar

e. Kirk Kudelka, MPCA

 

Senator Ingebrigtsen offers an oral amendment to insert "January 15" on line 2.18

 

The amendment is adopted

 

 

 


Senator Ingebrigtsen moved that S.F. 2471, as amended, laid over and may become part of omnibus bill. - MOTION CARRIED.

S.F. 1906: Senator Ruud: Emerald ash borer response program establishment and appropriation.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Carrie Ruud

 

Senator Ruud offers the A-2 amendment

 

The amendment is adopted 

 

Testifiers Cont:

b. Victoria Reinhart, Ramsey County Commissioner

c. Craig Johnson, League of MN Cities

d. Karen Zumach, Tree Trust

e. Ginna Hugo, MN Forestry Association


Senator Ruud moved that S.F. 1906, as amended, laid over and may become part of omnibus bill. - MOTION CARRIED.

S.F. 2562: Senator Eichorn: Forest inventory data quality improvement appropriation.

Testifiers:

a. Senator Justin Eichorn

b. Wayne Brandt, MN Forest Industries

c. Forest Boe, DNR


Senator Eichorn moved that S.F. 2562, be laid over and maybe considered for omnibus bill. - MOTION CARRIED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:56am


 
                                                                      
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, Chair
                                                                      
Sean Murphy, Legislative Assistant