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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

NINTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 19, 2007

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:10 P.M. on Monday, March 19th, 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 Hansen moved approval of the minutes of March 12th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 1417 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County; Green Lake Eurasian water milfoil pilot project established.

Chair Dill moved HF 1417 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

People who testified on HF 1417:

Representative Al Juhnke
Terry Frazee, Green Lake Property Owners Association
Ann Latham, Green Lake Property Owners Association
Dick Osgood, Lake Minnetonka Association
Steve Hirsch, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill Renewed his motion that HF 1417 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1235 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated.

Chair Dill moved HF 1235 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chair Dill moved the HAD-075 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 1235:

Greg Nybeck, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District
Dick Osgood, Lake Minnetonka Association
Steve Hirsch, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
David Devins, Bay Lake Association


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Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 1235, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1236 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated.

Chair Dill moved HF 1236 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Chair Dill moved the HAD-073 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF 1236, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2075 (Cornish) Night vision goggles prohibited while hunting.

Representative Cornish moved HF 2075 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game, Fish, and Forestry Omnibus Bill.

Representative Cornish moved the H2075DE1 amendment.

Representative Cornish moved an oral amendment to the H2075DE1 amendment as follows:
On line 1.19 after the word "vision" insert the word "goggles".
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Cornish renewed his motion to pass the H2075DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

People who testified on HF 2075:

Representative Tony Cornish
Gary Botzek, Minnesota Conservation Federation
Colonel Mike Hamm, Chief Conservation Officer
Howard Goldman, Humane Society

Chair Dill laid HF 2075 on the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:31 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF1417 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County; Green Lake Eurasian water milfoil pilot project established
HF1235 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated
HF1236 (Berns) Zebra mussel control pilot program established, and money appropriated
HF2075 (Cornish) Night vision goggles prohibited while hunting