House Voting History

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 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 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 the House Voted

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

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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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