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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

ELEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 18, 2008

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

GAME, FISH, & FORSTRY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative David Dill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:14 P.M. on Monday, February 18th, 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) MORROW, Terry
BIGHAM, Karla PETERSON, Aaron
CORNISH, Tony SIMPSON, Dean
HACKBARTH, Tom WAGENIUS, Jean
HANSEN, Rick
HOPPE, Joe


Members excused:

MOE, Frank

A quorum was present.

Representative Bigham moved approval of the minutes of April 25th, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

HF 2794 (Thao) Crossbow hunting of bear and turkey allowed during regular firearms seasons.

Chair Dill moved that HF 2794 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Game & Fish Omnibus Bill.

People who testified on HF 2794:
Representative Cy Thao
Ed Boggess, Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill laid HF 2794 over for possible inclusion in the Game and Fish Omnibus Bill.

HF 2963 (Hansen) Lake Superior ballast water discharge regulation established; water exchange, discharge, and treatment standards adopted; and civil penalties imposed.

Representative Hansen moved HF 2963.

People who testified on HF 2963:

Representative Rick Hansen
Henry Van Offelen, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
David Zentner, Izaak Walton League
Gary Botzek, Minnesota Conservation Federation
Adolph Ojard, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Paul Eger, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Chair Dill laid over HF 2963.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:44 P.M.


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David Dill, Chair


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

HF2794 (Thao) Crossbow hunting of bear and turkey allowed during regular firearms seasons
HF2963 (Hansen) Lake Superior oceangoing vessels ballast water discharge regulation

HF2201 (Olin) & HF2339 (Berns) pulled from schedule by authors