House Floor Vote / March 30, 2017

HF888: Amendment: return lead shot rule making authority to DNR

An amendment was offered on the House floor to return rulemaking authority to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The underlying bill, the House Environment Omnibus bill, contained a section that forbid the DNR from regulating lead shot or lead ammunition on public lands. Prior to the 2017 legislative session, the DNR had considered regulating some lead shot or other lead ammunition uses on certain public lands.

There were 50 “Yes” votes and 82 “No” votes so the amendment did not pass and rulemaking authority to regulate lead shot on public lands was not returned to the DNR. Although HF888, the first Environment Omnibus bill, was vetoed by Governor Dayton, a similar section forbidding the DNR from regulating lead shot on public lands for at least the next two years was included in second Environment Omnibus bill that became law on May 30, 2017.

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What Would Happen?

A “Yes” vote supports the amendment and would return authority to the DNR to regulate some forms of lead ammunition on public lands

A “No” vote does not support the amendment would forbid the DNR from regulating any forms of lead shot on any public lands.

How The House Voted

A “No” vote does not support the amendment would forbid the DNR from regulating any forms of lead shot on any public lands.

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