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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

FOURTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 12, 2007

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Kate Knuth called the meeting to order at 4:06 P.M. on Monday, February 12th, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was not present.

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



Ed Boggess and Ron Payer, DNR, gave a presentation on the DNR Fisheries Management Section and answered questions from the committee.

A quorum was present.

Chairman Dill assumed the gavel at 4:36 P.M.

Chairman Dill officially called the meeting to order at 4:37 P.M.

Representative Wagenius moved approval of the minutes of February 5th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 72 (Hosch) Bear baiting restrictions modified.

Representative Moe moved HF 72.

People who testified in favor of HF 72:
Representative Larry Hosch
Mike Lucken
Kirsten Lucken

People who testified in opposition to HF 72:
Linda Hatfield

Ed Boggess, DNR, answered question from the committee on HF 72.

Chairman Dill laid over HF 72 for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 500 (Rukavina) Disabled hunters permit provisions extended to include chronic disabilities.

Chairman Dill moved HF 500.

People who testified on HF 500:
Representative Tom Rukavina
Bob Meier, DNR

Chairman Dill laid over HF 500 for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 354 (Anzelc) Timber harvesting local economic impact statement required.

Representative Moe moved HF 354 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Finance and for re-referral to Higher Education and Work Force Development.

People who testified on HF 354:
Representative Tom Anzelc
Wayne Brandt, Minnesota Forest Industries
Bob Meier, DNR

Representative Moe renewed his motion that HF 354 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Finance and for re-referral to Higher Education and Work Force Development. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 197 (Hackbarth) Trapping added to the small game and sporting lifetime licenses.

Representative Hackbarth moved HF 197 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game & Fish Omnibus Bill.

People who testified on HF 197:
Representative Tom Hackbarth
Greg Flor, MN Trapping Association

Chairman Dill laid HF 197 over for possible inclusion in the Game & Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 152 (Nornes)

Representative Hoppe moved HF 152 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Finance and for re-referral to Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

People who testified on HF 152:
Representative Bud Nornes
Dave Thompson

Representative Nornes moved and oral amendment to HF 152 as follows:
On line 1.9 after age, delete "65" and add "70". On line 1.10 after age, delete "65" and add "70".
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hoppe renewed his motion that HF 152, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Finance and for re-referral to Environment and Natural Resources Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:34 P.M.

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David Dill, Chair


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

DNR fisheries management section presentation
HF72 (Hosch) Bear baiting restrictions modified
HF500 (Rukavina) Disabled hunters permit provisions extended to include chronic disabilities
HF354 (Anzelc) Timber harvesting local economic impact statement required
HF197 (Hackbarth) Trapping added to the small game and sporting lifetime licenses
HF152 (Nornes) Senior citizen resident fishing license provided