House Floor Vote / May 25, 2017

HF5: House Omnibus Capital Investment Bill (Special Session)

The House 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 any other operating fund. Several significant conservation-related appropriations were contained within the bill, including:

  • $116.9 million for the Public Facilities Authority to help local communities with wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs
  • $25.4 million for the Pollution Control Agency to continue historic pollution remediation within the St. Louis River estuary
  • $10 million for conservation easements to protect clean water via the Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) program and the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
  • $15 million to the Department of Natural Resources for statewide asset preservation

The House voted to pass the bill onto the Senate with 119 “Yes” votes and 10 “No” votes.

What Would Happen?

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

A “No” does not support moving the bill out of the House of Representatives.

How The House Voted

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

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