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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 10, 2008

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:13 P.M. on Monday, March 10th, 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 Hansen moved approval of the minutes of March 3rd, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

Representative Hansen moved approval of the minutes of March 5th, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 3841 (Hosch) Fishing contest permit requirements modified.

Chair Dill moved HF 3841 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3841:
Representative Larry Hosch
Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3841 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 2201 (Olin) Lifetime deer hunting licenses granted to residents who have been a volunteer firearms safety instructor for at least 25 years.

Chair Dill moved HF 2201 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Chair Dill moved the H2201DE1 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 2201:
Representative Dave Olin
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 2201, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3709 (Koenen) Chippewa County; Conveyance authorized for surplus state land bordering public water.

Chair Dill moved HF 3709 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.


Chair Dill moved the A08-1288 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 3709:
Representative Lyle Koenen
Jim Dahl, Chippewa County Commissioner

Chair Dill laid over HF 3709, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 3788 (Fritz) Rice County surplus state land conveyance authorized.

Chair Dill moved HF 3788 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 3788.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3788 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 3687 (Simon) Cass County; Private sale of certain surplus state land bordering public water required.

Chair Dill moved HF 3687 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

People who testified on HF 3687:
Representative Steve Simon
Jeff Carlson
Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3687 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF 3897 (Dill) St. Louis County; Conveyance and compensation required for Crane Lake public access land.

Chair Dill moved HF 3897 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill

Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on HF 3897.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3897 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill

HF 3678 (Juhnke) Dark house fish spearing allowed for nonresidents.

Chair Dill laid over HF 3678, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

People who testified on HF 3678:
Representative Al Juhnke
Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid over HF 3678 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF 3898 (Dill) Timber sales refunds required, and forest fragmentation study funding provided, and money appropriated.

People who testified on HF 3898:
Dave Epperly, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Bob Tomlinson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Dave Zumeta, Forrest Resources Council


The committee adjourned at 6:32 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF3841 (Hosch) Fishing contest permit requirements modified
HF2201 (Olin) Lifetime deer hunting licenses granted to residents who have been a volunteer firearms safety instructor for at least 25 years
HF3678 (Juhnke) Dark house fish spearing allowed for nonresidents
HF3709 (Koenen) Chippewa County; Conveyance authorized for surplus state land bordering public water
HF3788 (Fritz) Rice County surplus state land conveyance authorized
HF3687 (Simon) Cass County; Private sale of certain surplus state land bordering public water required
HF3897 (Dill) St. Louis County; Conveyance and compensation required for Crane Lake public access land
HF3898 (Dill) Timber sales provisions modified and refund provided
Discussion on the DNR's Leech Lake report and deer hunting regulations simplification effort