House Voting History

SF 2226: Amendment to delete increased penalties for pesticide drift (April 26, 2019)

House Floor Vote

A provision in the House agriculture finance bill provided increased penalties for pesticide applicators that allow pesticides to drift onto state wildlife lands. Often these lands are managed to attract pollinators and other insect and animal species. Pesticide drift can… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “No” vote means penalties are increased for pesticide applicators that allow pesticides to drift on to state wildlife lands.

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SF 2226: Amendment deleting truth in advertising requirement for pollinator friendly plants (April 26, 2019)

House Floor Vote

Neonicitinoids are a certain class of pesticides that have been found to be unintentionally toxic to bees and other pollinators. The House agriculture omnibus finance bill included a provision to require plants and nursery stock claiming to be pollinator friendly… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “No” vote means pollinator friendly plants must be correctly labeled and consumers are informed if plants have been exposed to pesticides that could harm pollinators.

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HF 2208: House Energy & Jobs Omnibus Bill (April 24, 2019)

House Floor Vote

Tucked within the omnibus Jobs, Energy, and Telecommunications Finance and Policy bill, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation to put the state on a path to 100% carbon-free electricity by the year 2050. The Jobs/Energy bill pushed electric utilities to… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “Yes” vote supports the clean energy-related policies listed above by moving the bill into conference committee to be reconciled with the senate’s bill.

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HF 2776: Ban the use of toxic trichlorethylene (April 1, 2019)

House Floor Vote

In January 2019, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency discovered that a manufacturer in White Bear Township had been violating a permit and emitting toxic trichlorethylene (TCE) vapors into the air at unsafe levels for nearly a decade. TCE is a… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “Yes” vote means the use of TCE in manufacturing in Minnesota would be banned beginning January 1, 2020.

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HF 80: Fix the raid on Environmental Trust Funds (March 4, 2019)

House Floor Vote

In the 2018 session, the legislature approved a bonding bill for infrastructure projects which attempted to use Environment and Natural Resource Trust Funds to pay the debt service on appropriation bonds. The Trust Fund, which receives lottery dollars, had never… Continue reading

How the House Voted

A “Yes” vote means important infrastructure projects like the Andover landfill cleanup and wastewater treatment projects are financed with regular state bonds so they can move forward immediately. Also, the projects are less expensive because the state will receive lower interest rates and the integrity of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is protected.

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