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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

THIRD MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 05, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Kate Knuth called the meeting to order at 4:09 P.M. on Monday, February 5th, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DILL, David (Chair) McNAMARA, Denny
KNUTH, Kate (Vice-Chair) MOE, Frank
BIGHAM, Karla MORROW, Terry
CORNISH, Tony PETERSON, Aaron
HACKBARTH, Tom SIMPSON, Dean
HANSEN, Rick WAGENIUS, Jean
HOPPE, Joe


A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved approval of the minutes of January 29th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

David Schad and Dennis Simon, DNR, gave a presentation of the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife and answered questions from the committee.

Chairman Dill assumed the chair at 4:45 P.M.

HF 128 (Pelowski) Nonresident archery deer license fee modified.

Representative Knuth moved HF 128.

Representative Pelowski and Ed Boggess, DNR, testified on HF 128.

Chairman Dill laid over HF 128 for possible inclusion in the Game, Fish, & Forestry Omnibus Bill.

HF 260 (Kalin) Veterans exempted from the requirement of a firearm safety certificate.

Representative Knuth moved HF 260.

Chairman Dill moved the A07-0024 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 260:
Representative Jeremy Kalin
Chris Woodcock
Representative Dan Severson
Representative Larry Haws
Ralph Donais, United Veterans Legislation Council
Bob Meier, DNR
Steven Morin, MN Firearm Safety Instructors Association
Terry Bernier, MN Firearm Safety Instructors Association


Game, Fish and Forestry
February 5, 2007
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Representative Knuth renewed her motion that HF 260, as amended, be recommended to pass re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources with a recommended re-referral to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:26 P.M.

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David Dill, Chair


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Andrew Duerr, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Presentation by DNR Wildlife Management Section
HF128 (Pelowski) Nonresident archery deer license fee modified
HF260 (Kalin) Veterans exempted from the requirement of a firearm safety certificate.
HF339 (Haws) Soldiers, veterans and peace officers exempted from requirements relating to state firearms safety certificate as a prerequisite to purchasing a hunting license.