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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

MINUTES

Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on March 19th, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair)
WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair)
HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter
GREEN, Steve
IGO, Spencer
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
LEE, Fue
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan
THEIS, Tama

EXCUSED:

BECKER-FINN, Jamie

Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Acomb moved that the minutes from March 18th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency presented the budget recommended by Governor Tim Walz.

Presenters:
Laura Bishop, Commissioner MPCA
Verlynn Schmalle, CFO MPCA
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MPCA
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner MPCA
Craig McDonald, Assistant Commissioner MPCA
Katrina Kessler, Assistant Commissioner MPCA

Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 10:00 A.M.


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Rick Hansen
Chair of Environment Finance and Policy



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Adam Kopel
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Governor’s budget recommendations for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


Governor’s Budget Recommendations for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92007

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• Written testimony may be submitted. If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 8:30am, Thursday, March 18, 2021.