Sen. Jim Abeler (R)

District

35

Contact Information

  • 3215 Minnesota Senate Building
  • 95 University Avenue W
  • St. Paul, MN 55155-1298
  • Phone: 651-296-3733
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Committees

Record On Conservation Issues

HF 3280: Repeal existing wild rice sulfate water quality standard (April 30, 2018)

Senate Floor Vote

In the 1970s the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) developed a water quality standard to regulate sulfate discharges. The standard was set at 10 mg/L. Within the last several years, at the direction of the legislature, the MPCA began efforts… Continue reading

How Senator Abeler Voted

The Senator voted NO on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “Yes” vote would repeal the existing wild rice sulfate water quality standard and move the bill onto the Senate for concurrence.

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HF5: Senate Omnibus Capital Investment Bill (Special Session) (May 25, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

The Senate Omnibus Capital Investment bill appropriates money for the acquisition and betterment of public lands and buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature, whether from the proceeds of the state general obligation bonds, the general fund, or… Continue reading

How Senator Abeler Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “Yes” vote supports moving the bill out of the Senate, including the conservation-related appropriations listed above, and to the Governor for approval.

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SF1937: Senate Energy Omnibus appropriations bill (May 15, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

The Senate Omnibus Jobs, Commerce, Energy, Labor and Industry, and Employment and Economic Development appropriations bill provides money for jobs and economic development, makes changes to commerce, telecommunications and energy policy.  Hereinafter the bill will be referred to as the… Continue reading

How Senator Abeler Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “Yes” vote supports the proposals within the updated Energy Omnibus bill and the bill will be sent to the Governor.

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SF550: Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund money appropriated (LCCMR) (May 11, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

In 1988, 77% of voters across Minnesota passed a constitutional amendment to use proceeds from the Minnesota State Lottery to establish the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund. The Trust Fund is appropriated, “for the public purpose of protection, conservation,… Continue reading

How Senator Abeler Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “Yes” vote means that the Senate deletes the local planning related to climate data project, considers $10 million in future Trust Fund spending for CREP, and using up to 25% of the Trust Fund balance to loan small municipalities money for wastewater treatment plants.

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HF 707: Amendment: Restore Clean Water Legacy Funds to intended purposes (April 24, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

Senate Legacy Omnibus Bill On March 30, the Senate passed a bill which cut base general funds for soil and water conservation districts administrative costs by $22 million. The Senate then shifted these costs to Legacy Funds by inserting them… Continue reading

How Senator Abeler Voted

The Senator voted NO on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means the Senate bill uses Clean Water funds for administrative costs, and reduces funding for drinking water and water quality implementation.

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