House Voting History

HF707: House Legacy Omnibus Bill (April 4, 2017)

House Floor Vote

The Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment created four new funds for conservation and the arts: the Outdoor Heritage Fund, the Clean Water Fund, the Parks and Trails Fund and the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. The Lessard Sams Outdoor… Continue reading

How the House Voted

The Legacy bill - with significant changes from the recommendations of the respective citizen councils - is approved and the anti-acquisition policy language becomes law.

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HF707: Amendment: restrict habitat acquisition by requiring “no net gain” of public land (April 4, 2017)

House Floor Vote

House Legacy Omnibus Bill An amendment was proposed to the bill allocating funds from the Legacy Amendment. The proposed language would provide that Legacy Funds could not be used to acquire public land for habitat protection or outdoor recreation in… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “Yes” vote means Legacy Funds will be restricted from acquiring habitat in some areas if the bill is approved by conference committee and signed by the Governor.

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HF2841: Enact needed updates to MN’s Electronic Recycling Act (May 21, 2016)

House Floor Vote

Consumer electronics such as TVs, computer equipment, and DVD players contain toxic metals and chemicals. These devices are safe for everyday use, but when thrown away, can release heavy metals and other chemicals into the environment and must be properly handled on… Continue reading

How the House Voted

The bill is passed and needed updates to MN’s e-waste law are enacted.

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HF 3209: Prohibit the DNR from restricting toxic lead shot (May 18, 2016)

House Floor Vote

Lead is a toxic substance and can harm birds and waterfowl that consume it. Alternatives such as steel shot are available and lead shot is currently not allowed on federal hunting lands. The MN DNR has held public meetings on… Continue reading

How the House Voted

The House approves the bill to prevent the DNR from restricting the use of toxic lead shot. The bill is sent to the Senate for approval.

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SF2963: Amendment – Restore projects recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) (May 13, 2016)

House Floor Vote

The LCCMR consists of citizens and legislators who are appointed to review requests for proposals and make recommendations on projects that will received funds from the Environmental Trust Fund, which is funded by lottery proceeds. A House committee deleted a… Continue reading

How the House Voted

The citizen’s commission recommendations are not restored. The bill now goes to a conference committee to be compared with a Senate bill. After conference committee, the final bill still added projects not approved by the commission. On May 31, 2016, Governor Dayton line-item vetoed the projects that had not been approved by the Commission.

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