Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-FOURTH HEARING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 13, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH HEARING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. on, February 13, 2020, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Christensen
Garofalo
Hornstein
Jordan
Mahoney
Mekeland
Nelson

Members excused:
Boe
Stephenson


Mark Seeley, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, presented on the state of precipitation in Minnesota.

Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator for the Fond du Lac Band, presented on the impacts of climate change and increased precipitation on reservation lands and its natural resources.

Joe Magner, Research Professor at the University of Minnesota, presented on the impacts of increased precipitation and runoff on water quality, specifically in southern and western Minnesota.

Jeff Broberg, Professional Geologist at the Minnesota Well Owners Organization, presented on the impacts of increased precipitation on ground water and drinking water quality, especially well owners.

Paige Novak, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Minnesota, presented on the impacts of climate change on wastewater treatment.

Randy Neprash, Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition, presented on the impacts of climate change on stormwater systems because of increased precipitation.


Representative Long moved adoption of the April 4, 2019, February 6, 2020, and February 7, 2020 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 11:18 A.M.





_________________________________________
Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair




___________________________
Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant