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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

FIRST JOINT MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 24, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

GAME, FISH, AND FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:15 P.M. on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DILL, David (Co-Chair) MOE, Frank
EKEN, Kent (Co-Chair) MORROW, Terry
BRYNAERT, Kathy OLIN, David
BIGHAM, Karla OZMENT, Dennis
CORNISH, Tony PETERSON, Aaron
GARDNER, Paul SCALZE, Bev
HACKBARTH, Tom SIMPSON, Dean
HANSEN, Rick THAO, Cy
HOPPE, Joe TINGELSTAD, Kathy
KNUTH, Kate WAGENIUS, Jean
McNAMARA, Denny


Members excused:

MARIANI, Carlos
SAILER, Brita

A quorum was present.

Representative Hansen moved that HF 2285 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

People who testified on HF 2285:

Representative Tony Sertich
Ryan Heiniger, Ducks Unlimited
Mark Johnson, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
John Schroers, Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance
Jim Klatt, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Bob Lessard
Tom Landwehr, The Nature Conservancy
Molly Schultz, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Paul Aasen, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
John Curry, Campaign for Conservation
Susan Schmidt, The Trust for Public Land
Lance Ness, Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance
Judy Erickson, Parks and Trail Council of Minnesota
Tom Nordyke, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner
Cort Holten, Three Rivers Park District
Tom Jes

The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF2285 (Sertich) Natural resource and cultural heritage dedicated funding provided through increased sales tax revenue, funds established, Natural Heritage Enhancement Council created and constitutional amendment proposed

If you would like to testify please contact Kirk Koudelka (651) 296-6937 or Kirk.Koudelka@house.mn to be placed on the agenda.