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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 03, 2008

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:03 A.M. on Monday, March 3rd, 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.

Chair Dill moved HF 3258, 2924, 2925, as amended, 3169, 3250, 3379, 3424, as amended, 3499, 3502, 3695 and 3075 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 2925 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Tax-forfeited lands bordering public water private sale authorized.

Chair Dill moved an oral amendment to HF 2925 as follows:
On line 2.7 after "Sec. 3" delete "PUBLIC" and insert "PRIVATE".
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill laid HF 2925 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 3424 (Rukavina) St. Louis County; 30-year lease of tax-forfeited and school trust fund lands authorized.

Chair Dill moved the A08-1210 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill laid HF 3424 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 3280 (Dill) Public land expedited exchanges provided.

Chair Dill moved HF 3280 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 3280.

Chair Dill moved the A08-1208 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 3280, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account modified; outdoor recreation system composition extended to include aquatic management areas; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; and state land conveyances and authorized.

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Chair Dill moved HF 3032 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 3032.

Chair Dill moved the A08-1209 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill moved the A08-1202 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill moved the A08-1217 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill moved the H3032A1 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill moved to include HF 3258, 2924, 2925, as amended, 3169, 3250, 3379, 3424, as amended, 3499, 3502, 3695 and 3075 in HF 3032.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 3032, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3444 (Bigham) Fall turkey hunting season extended.

Chair Dill moved to lay over HF 3444 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Karla Bigham testified on HF 3444.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3444 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3546 (Eken) Fishing season extended for up to two weeks in certain waters.

Chair Dill moved to lay over HF 3546 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Senator Rod Skoe testified on HF 3546.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3546 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 2501 (Jaros) Mourning dove hunting prohibited.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2501 be passed, without recommendation, to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

People who testified on HF 2501:
Representative Mike Jaros
Howard Goldman, Humane Society
Susan Brunell, Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Service
John Arthur, Audubon Society
Bill Oldfather, Green Party
John Schroers, Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Pat Watts, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


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Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 2501 be passed, without recommendation, to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

HF 3350 (Dill) Artificial light shining restrictions modified.

Chair Dill moved to lay over HF 3350 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3350:
Gary Botzek, Minnesota Conservation Federation
Martin Stubsted, Bluffland Whitetail Association
Tom Kelliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Kent Holen, Bluffland Whitetail Association
Pat Watts, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3350 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3547 (Dill) Game and fish fund report requirements modified, pheasant habitat improvement account disposition modified, wild turkey management account modified, hunting and fishing licensing and taking provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized.

Chair Dill moved HF 3547 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chair Dill moved the H3547A2 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth moved the A08-1212 amendment.

Representative moved an oral amendment to the A08-1212 amendment as follows:
On line 2.5 delete "Clause (2),".
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hackbarth renewed his motion to pass the A08-1212 amendment, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill moved that HF 3444 and HF 3546 be amended into HF 3547.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 3547, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 6:07 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF2924 (Dettmer) Washington county; Tax-forfeited land bordering public land conveyance authorized
HF2925 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; Tax-forfeited lands bordering public water private sale authorized
HF3075 (Moe) Beltrami County; Private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized
HF3169 (Drazkowski) Wabasha County; Wildlife management area lands sale authorized
HF3250 (Anzelc) Itasca County; Tax-forfeited land lease proceed disposition provided, and private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized
HF3258 (Lieder) Marshall County; Tax-forfeited land bordering public water sale authorized
HF3379 (Hansen) Dakota County; Tax-forfeited land bordering public water or wetlands conveyance authorized
HF3424 (Rukavina) St. Louis County; 30-year lease of tax-forfeited and school trust fund lands authorized
HF3499 (Berns) Wayzata; Private sale of state land provided
HF3695 (Sailer) Clearwater County land bill
HF3502 (Dill) St. Louis County; Private sale of tax-forfeited land authorized
HF3548 (Dill) St. Louis County; Private sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public waters authorized
HF3280 (Dill) Public land expedited exchanges provided
HF3032 (Dill) Critical habitat private sector matching account modified; outdoor recreation system composition extended to include aquatic management areas; state parks, forests, and recreation areas modified; and state land conveyances and authorized

(Bills not heard during the morning meeting will be bumped to the 4 p.m. hearing)