|S.F. No. 3385 - Overview Summary for the Delete-Everything Amendment to S.F. No. 3385, Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Policy|
|Author:||Senator Satveer Chaudhary|
|Prepared by:||Greg Knopff, Legislative Analyst, (651-296-9399)
Carlon Doyle, Senate Counsel, (651-296-4395)
|Date:||March 18, 2008|
Article 1 contains provision relating to the environment and the Minnesota pollution Control Authority.
S.F. 3386 (Sparks) requiring professional license for sewage treatment systems;
S.F. 2451 (Metzen) prohibiting use of C&D fines as cover material;
S.F. 3393 (Berglin) restricting issuance of permits to new facilities;
S.F. 3538 (Dibble) requiring notification regarding underground tanks; and
S.F. 3580 (Chaudhary) returning toxic reporting to previous threshold levels.
S.F. 2651 (Saxhaug) creating a forests for the future program;
S.F. 3385 (Chaudhary) making technical changes to monument references;
S.F. 2404 (Kubly) requiring free park permit to disabled veterans;
S.F. 2978 (Saxhaug) adding responsibility for persons who maintain a campfire;
S.F. 2976 (Saxhaug) changing recording and terminology for state forest roads;
S.F. 2948 (Olson, M.) creating a new designation for lakes and rivers;
S.F. 3428 (Stumpf) reinstating exemption for an approved development;
S.F. 2648 (Saxhaug) allowing eligibility for wetland banking credits;
S.F. 3246 (Fredrickson) creating administrative penalty order procedures;
S.F. 3237 (Olson, M.) requiring update of rules for docks; and
S.F. 2480 (Olseen) establishing a watershed management organization.
Article 3 contains game and fish law changes from recommendations by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and from other bills heard by the committee. Included in the article are:
S.F. 2877 (Pariseau) modifying the night hunting period for raccoons;
S.F. 3024 (Sheran) modifying firearms and ammunition restrictions;
S.F. 3057 (Senjem) modifying restrictions on shining artificial lights;
S.F. 3339 (Gimse) allowing nonresidents to take fish by spearing;
S.F. 3425 (Chaudhary) containing miscellaneous game and fish law changes;
S.F. 3488 (Chaudhary) creating the Lessard-Heritage Enhancement Council;
S.F. 3576 (Rest) providing for viral hemorrhagic septicemia control; and
S.F. 3690 (Chaudhary) only provision related to certain WMA acquisition.
Some of the significant changes from S.F. 3425 that were recommended by the DNR include a requirement to change the daily and possession limit for walleye to four fish and the simplification of the deer hunting zones, licenses, and restrictions.
Article 4 contains provisions relating to state lands, including additions and deletions from state parks, and the authorization to sell or convey certain state lands. Included in this article are:
S.F. 2650 (Saxhaug) Itasca County land replacement trust fund and land sale;
S.F. 2665 (Vandeveer) Washington County tax-forfeited land sale;
S.F. 2666 (Vandeveer) Washington County tax-forfeited land conveyance;
S.F. 2687 (Tomassoni) lease of tax-forfeited and state lands for wind energy;
S.F. 2779 (M. Olson) Beltrami County tax-forfeited land sale;
S.F. 2802 (Skogen) Clearwater County tax-forfeited land sales and conveyances;
S.F. 2985 (Skogen) DNR lands bill, containing multiple state land sales;
S.F. 2977 (Saxhaug) expedited exchanges of public land;
S.F. 3060 (Stumpf) Marshall County tax-forfeited land sale;
S.F. 3086 (Bakk) St. Louis County tax-forfeited land sales and conveyances;
S.F. 3095 (Metzen) Dakota County tax-forfeited land conveyance;
S.F. 3233 (G. Olson) surplus land sale to the city of Wayzata; and
S.F. 3365 (Kubly) Chippewa County tax-forfeited land sale;
This article also includes a provision that was offered as an amendment on the lease rate for certain land in Cass County.
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