Senate Voting History

HF 707: Amendment: Restore Clean Water Legacy Funds to intended purposes (April 24, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

Senate Legacy Omnibus Bill On March 30, the Senate passed a bill which cut base general funds for soil and water conservation districts administrative costs by $22 million. The Senate then shifted these costs to Legacy Funds by inserting them… Continue reading

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means the Senate bill uses Clean Water funds for administrative costs, and reduces funding for drinking water and water quality implementation.

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SF 723: Amendment: Remove language that would suspend certain water quality standards (March 30, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

Senate Environment & Natural Resources Omnibus Bill The Senate Environment Finance Bill included a provision that would have weakened water quality rules by suspending certain water quality standards, including phosphorus standards for rivers, that were adopted after 2014. The Pollution… Continue reading

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means the provision is not removed and certain water quality rules would be suspended if the omnibus bill is agreed to the conference committee.

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SF 723: Amendment – Remove provision that would double the size of feedlots requiring environmental review (March 30, 2017)

Senate Floor Vote

Senate Environment & Natural Resources Omnibus Bill The Senate Environment Finance Bill included a provision that would have doubled the size of feedlots requiring environmental review. Current law requires environmental review for proposed feedlots or feedlot expansions with more than… Continue reading

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means the provision is not removed. If the omnibus bill is ultimately approved, only feedlots with more than 2000 animal units would receive review.

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HF2841: Enact needed updates to MN’s Electronic Recycling Act (May 19, 2016)

Senate 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 Senate Voted

The bill is passed by the Senate and sent to the House for approval.

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SF2405: Promote clean energy in MN by supporting electric vehicles (May 10, 2016)

Senate Floor Vote

Electric vehicles are three to five times more efficient than gasoline powered vehicles, have lower fuel and maintenance costs, and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. This bill establishes a program requiring utilities companies to plan for increased electric… Continue reading

How the Senate Voted

The bill encouraging electric vehicle use is passed by the Senate and goes to the House for approval.

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