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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

TWELFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 25, 2008

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:17 P.M. on Monday, February 25th, 2008, 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 Moe moved approval of the minutes of February 18, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 1188 (Scalze) Protection of ecological value and riparian rights in issuing aquatic farm licenses provided.

Representative Moe moved that HF 1188 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Moe moved the A08-1128 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 1188:
Representative Bev Scalze
Roy Johannes, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tom Landwehr
Steve Puchtel

Chair Dill laid over HF 1188 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3219 (Brynaert) Ammunition restrictions modified.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3219 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3219:
Representative Kathy Brynaert
Orville Stamereilers
Tom Kelliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Colonel Mike Hamm, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3219 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 2740 (Erickson) Mille Lacs County; taking of white and albino deer prohibited.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2740 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

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People who testified on HF 2740:
Representative Sondra Erickson
Tim Roeschlein
Karrie Roeschlein
Tom Kelliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 2740 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3079 (Westrom) Fish spearing earlier open season authorized.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3079 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3079:
Representative Torrey Westrom
Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3079 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 2610 (Juhnke) Anglers authorized to take fish with two lines.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2610 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 2610:
Representative Al Juhnke
Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 2610 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3328 (Anzelc)

Chair Dill moved that HF 3328 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

People who testified on HF 3328:
Representative Tom Anzelc
Marty Vadis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ron Potter, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hackbarth moved and oral amendment to HF 3328 as follows:
On line 1.24 after "recreation" add ", including all nonmotorized and motorized vehicle use, including all-terrain vehicles, off-road motorcycles, and snowmobiles"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 3328, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2871 (Dill) Conservation angling license provided.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2871 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 2871.

Chair Dill laid over HF 2871 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

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HF 2930 (Dill) Bear hunting permit drawing provisions modified.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2930 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 2930.

Chair Dill laid over HF 2930 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3275 (Dill) Master bear guide license established and rule making required.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3275 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 3275.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3275 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3282 (Dill) Horse trail pass requirements modified, and new deer license fee category created, muzzleloader scopes allowed, and special bear hunting permit provided.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3282 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3282:
Tom Kelliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3282 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3283 (Dill) Youth hunting regulations modified.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3283 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3283:
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Colonel Mike Hamm, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3283 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3285 (Dill) Turkey hunt application drawing provision modified.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3285 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 3285.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3285 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3330 (Dill) Uncased firearms report required.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3330 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3330 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.


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HF 2722 (Cornish) Electronic licensing system agents permitted to charge a higher fee to credit card users, and notification of higher fee to individuals required.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2722 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 2722:
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Jim Hirst, Minnesota Deputy Registrars Association

Chair Dill laid over HF 2722 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3043 (Hackbarth) Nighttime raccoon hunting hours modified.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3043 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Colonel Mike Hamm, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 3043.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3043 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:27 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF1188 (Scalze) Protection of ecological value and riparian rights in issuing aquatic farm licenses provided
HF3219 (Brynaert) Ammunition restrictions modified
HF2740 (Erickson) Mille Lacs County; taking of white and albino deer prohibited
HF2610 (Juhnke) Anglers authorized to take fish with two lines
HF3079 (Westrom) Fish spearing earlier open season authorized
HF3328 (Anzelc) Minnesota forests for the future program created
HF2722 (Cornish) Electronic licensing system agents permitted to charge a higher fee to credit card users, and notification of higher fee to individuals required
HF3043 (Hackbarth) Nighttime raccoon hunting hours modified
HF2921 (Dill) Angling and fish house license period modified
HF2871 (Dill) Conservation angling license provided
HF2930 (Dill) Bear hunting permit drawing provisions modified
HF3275 (Dill) Master bear guide license established and rule making required
HF3282 (Dill) Horse trail pass requirements modified, and new deer license fee category created, muzzleloader scopes allowed, and special bear hunting permit provided
HF3283 (Dill) Youth hunting regulations modified
HF3285 (Dill) Turkey hunt application drawing provision modified
HF3330 (Dill) Uncased firearms report required