Rep. Joe Schomacker (R)

District

22A

Contact Information

  • 209 State Office Building
  • 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • St. Paul, MN 55155-1298
  • Phone: 651-296-5505
  • Visit Website

Committees

Record On Conservation Issues

HF 2776: Ban the use of toxic trichlorethylene (April 1, 2019)

House Floor Vote

In January 2019, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency discovered that a manufacturer in White Bear Township had been violating a permit and emitting toxic trichlorethylene (TCE) vapors into the air at unsafe levels for nearly a decade. TCE is a… Continue reading

How Representative Schomacker Voted

The Representative voted YES on this issue.

How the House Voted

A “Yes” vote means the use of TCE in manufacturing in Minnesota would be banned beginning January 1, 2020.

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HF 80: Fix the raid on Environmental Trust Funds (March 4, 2019)

House Floor Vote

In the 2018 session, the legislature approved a bonding bill for infrastructure projects which attempted to use Environment and Natural Resource Trust Funds to pay the debt service on appropriation bonds. The Trust Fund, which receives lottery dollars, had never… Continue reading

How Representative Schomacker Voted

The Representative was ABSENT when this vote was taken.

How the House Voted

A “Yes” vote means important infrastructure projects like the Andover landfill cleanup and wastewater treatment projects are financed with regular state bonds so they can move forward immediately. Also, the projects are less expensive because the state will receive lower interest rates and the integrity of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is protected.

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HF4425: Capital Investment and LCCMR bill (May 20, 2018)

House Floor Vote

The capital investment bill often referred to as the “bonding bill” appropriates money for the acquisition and betterment of public lands and buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature. The capital investment bill included $825 million of general… Continue reading

How Representative Schomacker Voted

The Representative voted YES on this issue.

How the House Voted

Capital investment projects will be funded. Additionally, the interest accrued for the appropriations bond projects, for the first time and for 19 additional years, will be paid for using Environmental and Natural Resource Trust Funds.

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HF 3421: Amendment to reinstate the DNR’s authority to reduce lead ammunition usage (May 14, 2018)

House Floor Vote

In 2017, Minnesota’s State Legislature required the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prepare a study quantifying the amount of lead shot ammunition deposited by hunters on state lands. Lead is a known toxin that can poison wildlife when it… Continue reading

How Representative Schomacker Voted

The Representative voted NO on this issue.

How the House Voted

A "No" vote would continue to prohibit the DNR from taking any action to reduce the use of lead ammunition on state lands.

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SF 3656: Amendment to restrict neonic pesticides on Wildlife Management Areas (May 3, 2018)

House Floor Vote

Recent research has suggested that neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), even when present at very low concentrations, can be toxic to various life stages of honey bees, native bees, and other pollinators. Pollinators are important in maintaining biodiversity and ecological balance by pollinating dozens… Continue reading

How Representative Schomacker Voted

The Representative voted NO on this issue.

How the House Voted

A “No” vote would allow the continued use of neonic pesticides on state Wildlife Management Areas.

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