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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - December 09, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE

Chair, Representative Jean Wagenius

MINUTES

Representative Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance, called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m., Monday, December 9th 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Wagenius, Chair
Falk, Vice-Chair
McNamara, Lead
Anderson, P.
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn

Members excused:
Dill
Hamilton

Other members present:
McNamar
Persell
Yarusso

A quorum was present

Representative Hansen moved approval of the committee meeting minutes for, April 9th, Oct 7th and Oct 8th. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Testifying before the Committee on pollinators in Minnesota:

Dr. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota - Honey Bees and Habitat

Elaine Evans, University of Minnesota - Minnesota Bees: who they are and what they need

Dr. Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota - Protecting bees by understanding systemic insecticides

Kelly Nail, University of Minnesota - Dwindling Numbers of a Flagships Species (Monarchs)

Dr. Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo - Status of Minnesota’s Butterflies and Moths

Steve Ellis, Barrett, MN - National Honey Bee Advisory Board

Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Pollinator-Related Activity Update

Bob Welsh, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - DNR Pollinator Progress Report

Susan Thornton, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota’s Resources - Trust Fund Recommendations from the LCCMR to the 2014 Legislature for Funding beginning FY15

Public Testimony

Patricia Hauser, Shorewood, MN


The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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08:50 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
10:30 - Pollinators in Minnesota.
2:58:40 - Updates from agencies on pollinator statutes.
3:34:38 - Update on pollinators proposals from the LCCMR.
Runs 3 hours, 47 minutes.


Pollinators in Minnesota
Updates from Agencies on Pollinator Statutes
Public Testimony Welcome
To tesify, please contact Mike.Molzahn@house.mn in advance or sign up at the hearing.