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2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Representative Sandra Masin, Chair of the Division on Local Government, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on March 24th, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
Members present:
Masin, Sandra, Chair
Elkins, Steve, Vice Chair
Quam, Duane, Republican Lead
Berg, Kaela
Boldon, Liz
Huot, John
Mekeland, Shane
Olson, Bjorn
Youakim, Cheryl

A quorum was present.
Vice Chair Elkins moved that the minutes from March 17th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION
Representative Vang presented HF 718, A bill for an act relating to environment policy; authorizing cities to adopt certain pesticide control ordinance.
Testifying on HF 718:
• Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
• Jon Gaeta, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)
• Chris Cowen, Pesticide Action Network
• Whitney Place, Department of Agriculture.
The Meeting was adjourned at 9:36 AM.

Representative Sandra Masin, Chair

Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF0718 (Vang) - Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
House TV Video:
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02:03 - HF718 (Vang) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
- This bill will be heard for informational purposes; no action will be taken.
Runs 57 minutes.

HF718 (Vang) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
*This bill will be heard for informational purposes. No action will be taken.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here:

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Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at
• If you wish to testify, please contact and copy by 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to by 8:30 am, Tuesday, March 23, 2021