STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
Chair, Representative Jean Wagenius
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.
Other members present:
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
Patricia Hauser, Shorewood, MN
The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair
Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant