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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 12, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



CLIMATE AND ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY MINUTES

Representative Jamie Long, Chair of the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on January 12th, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Long, Jamie, Chair
Acomb, Patty, Vice Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Bierman, Robert
Boe, Greg
Christensen, Shelly
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hollins, Athena
Hornstein, Frank
Igo, Spencer
Lee, Fue
Lippert, Todd
Lislegard, Dave
Mekeland, Shane
Munson, Jeremy
Stephenson, Zack

A quorum was present.

Presentations were made on how a changing climate is impacting Minnesotans

Testifiers:
• Jothsna Harris, Community Engagement Director, Climate Generation
• Dr. Laalitha Surapaneini, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School & Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
• John Lenczewski, Minnesota Trout Unlimited
• Craig Sterle, Isaak Walton League
• Tom Cotter, LSP Soil Health Committee Member, Mower County Crop and Livestock Farmer
• Kathy Draeger, Farmer and Minnesota Farmers Union Member
• Mindy Granley, Sustainability Officer, City of Duluth
• Lauren Jensen, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Rochester
• Dr. Mark Seeley, Climatologist, University of Minnesota

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 PM.





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Representative Jamie Long, Chair


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Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

Introductions.
06:53 - Climate Impacts on Minnesotans.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.


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/1001.htm

Agenda:
Introductions
Climate Impacts on Minnesotans

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.

Meeting documents will be posted on the committee website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92008