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FIRST MEETING - (joint hearing) - Legacy

2013-2014 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING
CAPITAL INVESTMENT
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
LEGACY


MINUTES

Representative Hausman, Chair of Committee on Capital Investment, Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance and Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair of Legacy called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 15th 2013 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Capital Investment members present:
Hausman, Chair
Ward, J., Vice Chair
Albright
Atkins
Carlson
Clark
Dehn
Dettmer
Erhardt
FitzSimmons

Green
Gunther
Lillie
Mahoney
McNamar
Melin
Norton
Swedzinski
Urdahl


Members excused:
Atkins
Dean
Davids

Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance members present:
Wagenius, Chair
Falk, Vice Chair
McNamara, Lead
Anderson, P.
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Dill
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn





Committee on Legacy members present:
Kahn, Chair
Lillie, Vice Chair
Urdahl, Lead
Freiberg
Green
Hausman
McDonald
Murphy, M.
Torkelson
Wagenius
Ward, J.

Member excused:
Wills

A quorum was present.

Introduction of Minnesota Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers:
Shawna Conrad, President
Marjorie Schleper, Vice President.

University of Minnesota scientists presented an update on current science and how it can be the basis for making solid investment decisions. The presenters were:

Dr. Harvey Thorleifson, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
Dr. Mark Seeley, Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota
Dr. Peter Reich, Dept. of Forestry, University of Minnesota
Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Dr. Nick Jordan, Professor of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota

After the presentation there was a time for questions and answers.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 a.m.



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Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair



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Krysta Niedernhofer, Committee Legislative Assistant
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University of Minnesota scientists will provide an update on current science and how it can be the basis for making solid investment decisions

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