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Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - October 03, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

LEGACY FINANCE AND ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

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.

Members present:

HANSEN, Rick, Chair
CLAFLIN, Anne, Vice Chair
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
FISCHER, Peter
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
NELSON, Nathan

Members excused:

GREEN, Steve
KIEL, Debra
OLSON, Liz
PERSELL, John
THEIS, Tama
XIONG, Jay


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.



More Info On This Meeting..

As part of the Mini Session, the Environment and Natural Resources Policy, Finance and Legacy Committees will hold an informational hearing with an update on pollinators and plastics in water. All members of the community are invited to attend, and the committee welcomes public testimony.

4:30-6:00 PM
Winona State University
Stark Hall Auditorium
390 Winona Street
Winona, MN 55987