Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Omnibus Bill | HF 1999 (Senate)

Senate voted Yes
| May 10, 2023
About this Legislation
Chief Author

HF 1999 (Hawj) is the Omnibus bill for Minnesota’s dedicated Clean Water, Land, and Legacy funding, providing appropriations for the Outdoor Heritage Fund, the Clean Water Fund, the Parks and Trails Fund, and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Since voter approval in 2008, the Legacy Amendment has allowed the state to use a small state sales tax increase to fund environmental protection and cultural enhancement. This year’s Legacy Omnibus Bill, as amended by conference committee, provides $171,790,000 for the Outdoor Heritage Fund, funding prairie, forest, wetland, and habitat conservation; $318,396,000 for the Clean Water Fund (over two years), funding lake, river, stream, and groundwater protection; and $136,610,000 for the Parks and Trails Fund (over two years), funding regional and statewide parks and trails support. The bill also includes goal language to achieve the designated uses of impaired state waters by 2050.


HF 1999, the Legacy Omnibus Bill, passed the House and Senate and will be signed into law by the Governor.

What a yes means

A "yes" vote repasses HF 1999, and approves this year’s funding for Clean Water, Land, and Legacy projects.

What a no would have meant

A "no" vote does not repass HF 1999 and budgets for this year’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Fund projects are rejected. 

Vote Tallies

All Votes R. DFL Ind.
Yes = 40 6 34 0
No = 24 24 0 0
Abstain = 0 0 0 0
Absent = 3 3 0 0