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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 05, 2007

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:12 P.M. on Monday, March 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 Cornish moved approval of the minutes of February 26th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management provided and forest and shade tree pest control provided.

Chairman Dill moved HF 1183 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chairman Dill moved the H1183A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 1183:

Representative Diane Loeffler
Geir Friisoe, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Bob Tomlinson, Minnsota Department of Natural Resources

Chairman Dill renewed his motion that HF 1183, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1228 (Dill) Lake trout season modified within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Chairman Dill moved HF 1228 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

Chairman Dill moved the H1228A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 1228.

Chairman Dill laid over HF 1228, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.



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HF 32 (Hackbarth) Outdoor walk-in access program established to voluntarily make available privately held land for hunting and fishing.

Representative Hackbarth moved HF 32 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

Representative Hackbarth moved the A07-0129 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knuth assumed the gavel at 4:40 P.M.

Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 32.

Chairman Dill assumed the gavel at 4:46 P.M.

Representative Hansen moved the A07-0163 amendment.

Chairman Dill moved and oral amendment to the A07-0163 amendment as follows:
Delete lines 1.8 through 1.12.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to pass the A07-0163 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Dill laid over HF 32, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 632 (McNamara) Vermillion Highlands Wildlife Management Area designated.

Representative McNamara moved HF 632 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chairman Dill moved the H0632A1 amendment.

Chairman Dill moved and oral amendment to the H0632A1 amendment as follows:
On lines 1.5 and 1.6 delete the new language.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Dill renewed his motion to pass the H0632A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved the H0632A2 amendment.

Representative McNamara moved and oral amendment to the H0632A2 amendment as follows:
On line 1.3 after agriculture add "leases".
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McNamara renewed his motion to pass the H0632A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 632:

Representative Denny McNamara
Barry Tilley, Dakota County
Todd Iverson, University of Minnesota
Joe Kurcinka, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


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Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF 632, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 357 (Dill) Lake County tax-forfeited land sale authorized.

Chairman Dill moved HF 357 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

People who testified on HF 357:

Tom Martinson, Lake County Land Commissioner
Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Chairman Dill laid over HF 357 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 1122 (Howes) Crow Wing County tax-forfeited land sales authorized.

Chairman Dill moved HF 1122 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

People who testified on HF 1122:

Representative Larry Howes
Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chairman Dill laid over HF 1122 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 1419 (Garofalo) Dakota County tax-forfeited land bordering public water conveyance authorized.

Chairman Dill moved HF 1419 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

People who testified on HF 1419:

Representative Pat Garofalo
Barry Tilley, Dakota County
Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chairman Dill laid over HF 1419 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 904 (Dill) Land acquisition, land owners' bill of rights, and mineral interest record requirements modified; state park additions and deletions provided; and public and private sales and conveyances of state lands authorized.

Chairman Dill moved HF 904 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 904.

Representative Knuth assumed the gavel at 6:06 P.M.

Chairman Dill assumed the gavel at 6:10 P.M.



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Chairman Dill moved that HF 1035, HF 357, HF 1122, and HF 1419 be amended to HF 904. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENTS WERE ADOPTED.

Chairman Dill renewed his motion that HF 904, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:19 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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Andrew Duerr, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management provided and forest and shade tree pest control provided
HF1228 (Dill) Lake trout season modified within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
HF32 (Hackbarth) Outdoor walk-in access program established to voluntarily make available privately held land for hunting and fishing
HF904 (Dill) Land acquisition, land owners' bill of rights, and mineral interest record requirements modified; state park additions and deletions provided; and public and private sales and conveyances of state lands authorized
HF632 (McNamara) Vermillion Highlands Wildlife Management Area designated
HF357 (Dill) Lake County tax-forfeited land sale authorized
HF1122 (Howes) Crow Wing County tax-forfeited land sales authorized
HF1419 (Garofalo) Dakota County tax-forfeited land bordering public water conveyance authorized