House Floor Vote / April 30, 2015

HF 303: Restore Legacy funds for White Earth forest protection project

A House committee removed a valuable project proposed by the White Earth Nation from the Lessard Council recommendations for allocation of Outdoor Heritage Funds. A floor amendment to the Legacy bill would restore funding to the White Earth project.

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council reviews proposals and makes recommendations for allocating the Outdoor Heritage Funds created by the Legacy Amendment. This year, after an extensive and competitive request for proposal process, the Council recommenced 35 projects that will further prairie conservation, wetland restoration, forest habitat enhancement, and aquatic invasive species prevention in the state. The Council recommended a project proposed by the White Earth Nation would protect over 6,500 feet of shoreline and 2,00 acres of forest habitat in the Wild Rice River watershed and ensure that this land is open to public hunting. The project was removed from the recommendations by a House committee.

What Would Happen?

Funding for the White Earth project is restored.

Funding is not restored and the Legislature removes the project.

How The House Voted

Funding is not restored and the Legislature removes the project.


How The House Voted On This Issue

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