STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
LEGACY FINANCE AND ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
Representative Rick Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division, called the joint meeting of Legacy Finance and Environment and Natural Resources Finance & Policy to order at 4:35 P.M. on, October 3, 2019, in Stark Hall Auditorium, Winona, MN.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.
HANSEN, Rick, Chair
CLAFLIN, Anne, Vice Chair
Mark Johnson, Executive Director of Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, introduced himself and presented on the general responsibilities of the Lessard-Sams Council.
Jim Kelly, Environmental Surveillance and Protection at the Minnesota Department of Health, introduced himself and presented on the work the Minnesota Department of Health is doing related to microplastics in water.
Christopher Smith, Ecologist at Minnesota Department of Transportation, introduced himself and presented on plastic degradation and natural fiber alternatives.
Elaine Evans, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Extension, introduced herself and presented on the status of Minnesota Bumble bees.
Kaitlyn O’Conner, Education and Outreach Specialist at Prairie Moon Nursery, introduced herself and presented on local efforts to promote pollinators.
Annalee Garletz, Government Relations for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, introduced herself and presented an update on ongoing bee related projects at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 P.M.