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SF 5 - Omnibus Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Bill - Minnesota Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Omnibus Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Bill

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (38-29) - (Key vote)
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Title: 2015-2017 Biennium Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources Budget

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that appropriates funds for the Departments of Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $41.49 million to the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2015-2016 and $45.54 million for fiscal year 2016-2017 (Art. 1).
  • Requires an individual who owns property adjacent to a public body of water identified on a buffer protection map to maintain the more restrictive of the following buffers to protect the state’s water resources, effective November 1, 2017 (Art. 4):
    • A buffer that is 50-foot average width, 30-foot minimum width, and consists of continuous perennially rooted vegetation; or
    • A buffer that meets the state shoreland standards and criteria adopted by the Commissioner of Natural Resources.
  • Requires an individual who owns property adjacent to a public drainage system identified on a buffer protection map to maintain a 16.5-foot minimum width continuous buffer of perennially rooted vegetation on ditches within the benefited area of the system, effective November 1, 2018 (Art. 4).
  • Specifies that $1.2 million each year is for perennially vegetated riparian buffers, erosion control, water retention and treatment, and other conservation practices (Art. 3).
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (28-39) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (78-47) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (40-26) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (33-32) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: 2015-2017 Biennium Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources Budget

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