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DNR Secretary Appointment Bill Advances

The bill changing the appointment process for the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources was approved by Assembly and Senate committees this week.

The Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources passed the bill on a 5-2 vote today, while the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources passed the bill on a 10-4 vote yesterday.

The bill would shift the authority for appointing the DNR Secretary from the Governor to the Natural Resources Board.