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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

EIGHTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 12, 2007

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:07 P.M. on Monday, March 12th, 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 Knuth moved approval of the minutes of March 5th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 1211 (Otremba) Deer hunting; smokeless gunpowder prohibition during muzzle-loader season repealed.

Chair Dill moved HF 1211 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

People who testified on HF 1211:

Representative Mary Ellen Otremba
Russell Van Vahlkinburg
Noel Van Vahlkinburg

Chair Dill laid HF 1211 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 1241 (Thao) Archery hunting provisions modified by permitting use of bow drawn, held, or released by mechanical device.

Chair Dill moved HF 1241 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

Representative Hoppe moved the 1241A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 1241:

Representative Cy Thao
Dan Hendricks, American Crossbow Association
Tom Keliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Shawn Ruotsinoja, Minnesota Bowhunters Inc.

Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to HF 1241 as follows:
On line 1.15 delete "sections 97B, subdivision 2".
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


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Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to HF 1241 as follows:
Delete Section 2 of the bill.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill laid HF 1241 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 1539 (Hoppe) Big game bow minimum draw weight imposed.

Representative Hoppe moved that HF 1539 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, answered questions from the committee on HF 1539.

Chair Dill laid HF 1539 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 1362 (Doty) Sucker regulations expanded to include early season for spearing and netting.

Chair Dill moved HF 1362 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

People who testified on HF 1362:

Representative Al Doty
Nolan Spencer
Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Jim Sylvester

Chair Dill laid HF 1362 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 1749 (McNamara) Pheasant hunting; cock pheasant bag limit rulemaking authority granted to modify the limit.

Representative McNamara moved HF 1749 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, answered questions from the committee on HF 1749.

Chair Dill laid HF 1749 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 1241 (Thao) Archery hunting provisions modified by permitting use of bow drawn, held, or released by mechanical device.

Chair Dill removed HF 1241 from the table.

Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to HF 1241, as amended, as follows:
On line 1.17 of the H1241A1 amendment strike "are" and insert "shall be"
On lines 1.17 and 1.18 of the H1241A1 amendment strike "under section 97B.035, subdivision1, between the opening of firearms deer season and December 31st" and insert "Not withstanding section 97B.035, subdivision, 1, during the regular firearms deer season".
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill laid HF 1241 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.


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HF 1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, license and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed.

Chair Dill moved HF 1116 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chair Dill moved the H1116A1 amendment.

Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to the H1116A1 amendment as follows:
Insert the language of HF 1539, HF 1362, and HF 1749.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to the H1116A1 amendment as follows:
Insert the language of HF 1211.
On a division of 7 Ayes and 6 Nays, THE MOTION PRVAILED.

Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to the H1116A1 amendment as follows.
Insert the language of HF 1241, as amended.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Hackbarth moved an oral amendment to the H1116A1 amendment as follows:
Delete lines 3.22 through 4.17.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion to pass the H1116A1 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved an oral amendment to HF 1116 as follows:
Insert the language of HF 191.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Hansen moved the A07-0171 amendment.

People who testified on HF 1116:

Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tom Keliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Jim Conrad, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hansen moved and oral amendment to the A07-0171 amendment as follows:
Delete line 2.20.
THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Hansen moved an oral amendment to the A07-0171 amendment as follows:
Delete lines 1.4 through 1.14.
On line 2.12 after the stricken language add, "Violation of this section will result in a civil penalty of $100".
THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Hansen renewed his motion to pass the A07-0171 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved the A07-0259 amendment.


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Representative Hackbarth moved an oral amendment to the A07-0259 amendment as follows:
On line 1.6 after "angling" add, "or by spearing from a darkhouse".
THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

People who testified on the A07-0259 amendment:

Roger Goeschel, Minnesota Darkhouse Association
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tom Keliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Representative Hackbarth renewed his motion to pass the A07-0259 amendment, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved the A07-0215 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 1116, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified.

Chair Dill moved that HF 1021 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chair Dill moved the H1021DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 1021, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:54 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF1211 (Otremba) Deer hunting; smokeless gunpowder prohibition during muzzle-loader season repealed
HF1241 (Thao) Archery hunting provisions modified by permitting use of bow drawn, held, or released by mechanical device
HF1362 (Doty) Sucker regulations expanded to include early season for spearing and netting
HF1538 (Hoppe) Big game ammunition requirements modified
HF1539 (Hoppe) Big game bow minimum draw weight imposed
HF1749 (McNamara) Pheasant hunting; cock pheasant bag limit rulemaking authority granted to modify the limit
HF1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, license and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed
HF1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified