Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Bill | HF 3765

House voted Yes
| May 21, 2022
About this Legislation
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HF 3765 is the funding bill for the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund projects. Funding is based, in part, on recommendations from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and are funded by proceeds from the Minnesota State Lottery.

The Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill provides funding for the public purpose of protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. This year’s bill includes over $70 million in environmental appropriations. However, this bill does not adhere directly to intended recommendations from the LCCMR due to the commission’s inability to reach a supermajority agreement. As a result, roughly $7 million in projects that were not presented to the LCCMR were included in the bill. Many of these projects were originally intended for inclusion in other omnibus bills, leading to concerns that the ENRTF is being used to supplant preexisting funding sources.


HF 3765, Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill, repassed the House floor as amended by Conference Committee. The bill proceeded to the Senate for concurrence and repassage. HF 3765 passed in the Senate and was approved by the Governor on June 3, 2022.

What a yes means

A "yes" vote passes HF 3765 off of the House floor with over $70 million in environmental funding.

What a no would have meant

A "no" vote does not pass HF 3765 off the House floor.

Vote Tallies

All Votes R. DFL Ind.
Yes = 115 45 69 1
No = 19 19 0 0
Abstain = 0 0 0 0
Absent = 0 0 0 0
Votes by Member Name