Minnesota Future Resources Commission
Active dates:November 1988-1989
Function: Provide the Legislature with the background necessary to evaluate programs proposed to preserve, develop and maintain Minnesota’s natural resources. Recommend expenditures to the legislature from the Minnesota future resources account, develop a budget plan for expenditures from the trust fund, and adopt a strategic plan for the expenditures.
Started as the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Resources Commission (MORRC) 1963 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 790, Art. 2, Sec. 1. Changed to the Minnesota Resources Commission (MRC) in 1967 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 867, Sec. 2. Became the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) by 1975 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 271, Sec. 3 (26), 6. It was then changed to the Minnesota Future Resources Commission (MFRC) by 1988 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 690, Art. 1, Sec. 9, 19-21. It reverted back to the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) through 1989 Laws of Minnesota, Ch. 335, Art. 1, Sec. 269.
16 members; the chairs of the House and Senate committees on environment and natural resources, the chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, 6 Senators appointed by the Committees Subcommittee of the Senate Rules
and Administration Committee, and 6 Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. At least 2 members from
the Senate and 2 members from the House must be from the minority caucus. Members are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses plus travel expenses incurred in the services of the commission.
Consultants were used to staff the commission prior to July 1974; Robert E. Hansen, Executive Director (MRC, LCMR): July 1974 - July 1, 1988; John Velin, Executive Director (LCMR, MFRC, LCCMR): August 1988 - March 2008; most service dates are approximate.
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