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Natural Resources Reform and Realignment Task Force

Active dates:September, 2010 -
Senate Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division Chair Ellen Anderson
Function: The task force will take input from stakeholder groups and the public on how Minnesota can realign the state's current environmental protection programs - which are currently spread throughout several agencies, departments, and boards - into a new organizational structure designed to be more cost-effective and consumer-friendly.
History: Senator Olson has championed an effort to reform these agencies and programs for the past several years. Last session (2010), the Senate approved her proposal to form an advisory committee on the issue, which would have been made up of appointees from the governor and Legislature. However, the provision was not adopted by a House-Senate conference committee.

In a letter to Senator Olson, state Sen. Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul, chair of the Senate's Evnironment, Energy and Natural Resources Budget Division, said the proposal still had the support of the Senate, adding that it would be worthwhile to "continue to study these matters" before the start of the 2011 Legislative Session.
(The above paragraphs are taken from a Senate press release dated 8/6/10, see Agency notebook for full relesase.)
Membership: Senators Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji; Tom Saxhaug, DFL - Grand Rapids; Dan Skogen, DFL-Hewitt; Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2010.
Record last updated: 10/13/2010

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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