House Voting History

HF 3280: Repeal existing wild rice sulfate water quality standard (April 23, 2018)

House 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 the House 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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HF 2887: Prohibiting Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture from adopting Groundwater Protection Measures (April 16, 2018)

House Floor Vote

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is directed by the Groundwater Protection Act of 1989 (Minn. Stat. 103H) to take action to protect drinking water supplies from nitrate pollution. In vulnerable areas throughout the state, public and private drinking water… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “yes” vote prohibits the Minnesota Department of Agriculture from taking action to protect drinking water and forbids the agency from adopting the Groundwater Protection Measures without additional legislative approval.

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

House Floor Vote

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… Continue reading

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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SF550: Appropriation of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund money (May 18, 2017)

House 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 the House Voted

A “Yes” vote would pass the bill, including cutting the 21 projects and incorporating “no net gain” policies, and move the bill to be compared with the Senate version in preparation for conference committee.

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SF605: Amendment: remove proposal that would politicize agency rulemaking (April 6, 2017)

House Floor Vote

House State Government Omnibus Bill The purpose of administrative rulemaking is to allow state agencies to use their expertise to implement legislation with clear and specific rules when authorized by the legislature. Rulemaking allows for agencies to write substantive standards… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “No” vote means that agency rulemaking would be delayed and subject to political debate.

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