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FOURTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Persell, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:45am. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PERSELL, John CHAIR
BECKER-FINN, Jamie VC
LUECK, Dale REPUBLICAN LEAD
ACOMB, Patty
BOE, Greg
CLAFLIN, Anne
FABIAN, Dan
GOMEZ, Aisha
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
LIPPERT, Todd
LISLEGARD, Dave
WAGENIUS, Jean

Excused:
ANDERSON, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Lislegard moved that the minutes of January 30, 2019 be approved THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Multi-Agency Team Presentation on Emerald Ash Borer.

Testifiers from the presentation:

Angie Ambourn - Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Alexis Donath - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Forrest Boe - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mike Reinikainen - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Rob Slesak - Minnesota Forest Resources Council


Emerald Ash Borer Testimony:

Gina Hugo - Minnsota Foresty Association
Karen Zumac - MNSTAC
Victoria Reinhart - Ramsey County
Ken Smith - Ever-Green Energy
Jeff Haberman - City of Rochester
Craig Johnson - League of Minnesota Cities
Rachel Coyle - City of Saint Paul

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15am.





Rep. Persell, CHAIR




Kevin Petrie, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. Multi-Agency Team Presentation on Emerald Ash Borer - Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency II. Emerald Ash Borer Testimony: - Gina Hugo, Minnesota Forestry Association - Karen Zumac, Tree Trust - Victoria Reinhart, Ramsey County Commissioner - Ken Smith, Ever-Green Energy - Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities - Jeff Haberman, Rochester City Forester If you are interested in testifying, please contact Sean Herring at Sean.Herring@house.mn

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01:11 - Multi-agency team presentation on Emerald Ash Borer. - Department of Agriculture. - Department of Natural Resources. - Pollution Control Agency. 1:03:09 - Emerald Ash Borer testimony:. - Gina Hugo, Minnesota Forestry Association. - Karen Zumac, Tree Trust. - Victoria Reinhart, Ramsey County Commissioner. - Ken Smith, Ever-Green Energy. - Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities. - Jeff Haberman, Rochester City Forester. Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.