Sen. Bill Weber (R)

Record On Conservation Issues

SF2314: LCCMR Amendment in Senate Environment Omnibus Bill (October 2, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

Reversing budget cuts to parks, trails and recommended projects of the LCCMR. Floor Amendment to SF2314 – MN Senate’s Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Policy & Finance Bill Traditionally, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) is used to… Continue reading

How Senator Weber Voted

The Senator voted NO on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

The DNR’s state parks and trails funding will be shifted into the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and numerous projects recommended by the LCCMR will be eliminated.

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SF 7: Senate – Special Session Environment & Natural Resources Finance and Policy Omnibus Bill (July 16, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

Every two years the Minnesota Legislature must pass budget bills to fund many of the state agencies.  Agencies like the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that manage the environment and natural resources are usually… Continue reading

How Senator Weber Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A "Yes" vote means - the Omnibus Bill passes and the state’s environmental and natural resource agencies are funded and programs like "No Child Left Inside," "Lawns to Legumes," the AIS watercraft surcharge and the School Trust lands are created and improved.

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SF 7: Special Session Amendment to Phase Out TCE (May 24, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

Early in 2019 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency discovered a manufacturer in White Bear Township had been releasing Trichloroethylene (TCE) into the air at unsafe levels since 2009. TCE is a known human carcinogen and developmental toxin that is used… Continue reading

How Senator Weber Voted

The Senator voted NO on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “no” vote would not add the amendment to the environment omnibus bill and therefore would not phase out TCE from most industrial uses in Minnesota.

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HF 359: Flame Retardant Ban (May 19, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

Toxic chemicals known as flame-retardants were first added to many consumer products decades ago to try and slow accidental fires. Recent research has discovered that some flame-retardant chemicals do not effectively slow accidental fires, and are known to be toxic… Continue reading

How Senator Weber Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “Yes” vote on HF 359 would add more items like mattresses to the list of products that are forbidden from containing harmful flame-retardant chemicals.

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HF 2125: Buffer tax credit amendment (April 30, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

An amendment was offered to the Senate’s omnibus tax bill (bill SF1937) that proposed a buffer tax credit for farmers, landowners, and other relevant parties. The tax credit was meant to recompense farmers for land removed from production agriculture to comply… Continue reading

How Senator Weber Voted

The Senator voted NO on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means a new tax credit would not be created and farmers and landowners would not be compensated for riparian buffers

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