Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives
The Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, previously known as the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, is a standing committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Per Rule 6.01 of the House Rules, standing committees of the Minnesota House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House. Committees are appointed at the beginning of each biennial session. Up to 30 days prior to the session, the Speaker-designate is to submit a list of proposed standing committees and divisions to all minority caucuses. Up to 15 days before the session's start, the Minority Leader may submit proposed minority assignments to the Speaker-designate, who must comply in keeping with attaining proportionate representation. With the exception of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, one may not serve as chair of a committee or another with a similar jurisdiction for longer than three consecutive two-year sessions.
See rules: Permanent Rules of the House 2013 - 2014
|“||The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form. During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.
The committee has several courses of action it can take:
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
|Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Members, 2015|
|Democratic members (10)||Republican members (12)|
|• Rick Hansen, DFL Lead||• Denny McNamara, Chair|
|• Peter Fischer||• Dan Fabian, Vice Chair|
|• Karen Clark||• Tony Cornish|
|• Tony Cornish||• Kelly Fenton|
|• David Dill||• Tom Hackbarth|
|• Alice Hausman||• Dave Hancock|
|• John Persell||• Josh Heintzeman|
|• Frank Hornstein||• Jim Newberger|
|• Clark Johnson||• Jason Rarick|
|• Jeanne Poppe||• Paul Torkelson|
|• Mark Uglem|
|• Jim Knoblach, ex officio|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Environment and Natural Resources Policy Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (10)||Republican members (6)|
|• David Dill, Chair||• Tom Hackbarth|
|• Peter Fischer, Vice-chair||• Tony Cornish|
|• John Benson||• Dan Fabian|
|• Andrew Falk||• Steve Green|
|• Rick Hansen||• Denny McNamara|
|• Jason Isaacson||• Mark Uglem|
|• John Persell|
|• Jean Wagenius|
|• Joann Ward|
|• Barb Yarusso|
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. accessed January 29, 2014 Rule 6.01
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. accessed January 29, 2014 Rule 6.02
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Committees," July 9, 2013. Accessed January 29, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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