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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 08, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

MINUTES


Representative Brita Sailer, Vice-Chair of the Game, Fish and Forestry Division, called the meeting to order at 4:39 PM, on March 8, 2010, in the Basement of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Dill (Chair)
Sailer (Vice-Chair)
Falk
Hansen
Persell
Cornish
Hackbarth
McNamara
Murdock
Thao

Members Excused:

Thissen

A quorum was present.

Representative Murdock moved that the minutes from March 1, 2010 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Sailer moved HF2661, HF2662, HF2877, HF3371 and HF3199 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill

HF2661 -Eken
Mahnomen County; private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water

HF2662-Hilty
Carlton County; public sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.

HF2877-Solberg
Itasca County; conveyance authorized of tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters

HF3371-Olin
Private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land

HF3199-Dill
St. Louis County; public and private sales authorized of certain tax-forfeited land

Vice-Chair Sailer renewed the motion that HF2661, HF2662, HF2877, HF3371 and HF3199 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

Representative Murdock moved HF2663 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF2663-Dettmer
Washington County; private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water

Vice-Chair Sailer moved the A10-2203 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murdock renewed the motion that HF2663, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Vice Chair Sailer moved HF2664 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF2664-Rukavina
St. Louis County; private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land

Vice Chair Sailer moved the A10-2147 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Sailer renewed the motion that HF2664, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Vice Chair Sailer moved HF2904 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF2904 -Hilty
Carlton County; public sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water

Vice Chair Sailer moved the A10-2249 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Sailer renewed the motion that HF2904, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Murdock moved HF2935 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF2935-Demmer
Conveyance of certain surplus state land authorized

Representative Murdock renewed the motion that HF2935 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

Chair Dill moved HF3231 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

HF3231-Dill
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness riparian land exchange permitted

Chair Dill renewed the motion that HF3231 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

Chair Dill moved HF3230 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill

HF3230-Dill
Public access acquisition moratorium established for public waters without a public access

The following people provided testimony on HF 3230:
Representative Dill
Ron Potter, Department of Natural Resources
Luke Skinner, Department of Natural Resources
Shawn Kellott, Anglers for Habitat

Chair Dill renewed the motion that HF3230 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Lands Bill.

Chair Dill moved HF3051 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

HF3051-Dill
State park and state forest boundary designation provided, historic property exemption provided, state forest acquisition provisions modified, acquisition of Lake Vermilion State Park provided, state parks and state forests added to and deleted from, and public and private sales, conveyances, and exchanges for certain state land authorized

The following people testified on HF 3051:
Representative Dill
Kathy Lewis, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Michael Fox, Minnesota Historical Society

Chair Dill offered the following oral amendment:
Delete section 1
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved the A10-2256 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved to amendment the following bills into HF 3051:
HF2661, HF2662, HF2877, HF3371, HF3199, HF2663 as amended, HF2664 as amended, HF2904 as amended, HF2935, HF3231 and HF3230. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill renewed the motion that HF3051, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Sailer recessed to the call of the chair at 5:31 PM.

Chair Dill reconvened the committee at 5:44 PM.

Representative Falk moved HF3349 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF3349-Falk
Deer quartering requirements modified

The following people testified on HF 3349:
Representative Falk
Thomas Keliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Falk renewed the motion that HF3349 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Cornish moved HF2906 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF2906-Hackbarth
Decoy restrictions modified

Representative Cornish moved the H2906A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish renewed the motion that HF2906, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Persell moved HF3227 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF3227 (Persell)
Cass Lake spearing rulemaking required

The following people provided testimony on HF 3227:
Representative Persell
Wayne LaDuke, Mayor of Cass Lake
Wayne Bohn, Cass Lake Initiate for Spearing
Tim Spreck, Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association
Roger Goeschel, Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association
Kirk Schnitker, Sportmen for Responsible Musky Management
John Underhill, Minnesota Muskie Alliance
Shawn Kellott, Anglers for Habitat
Troy Zoolzke, Muskies Inc.
Rory Potter, Muskies Inc.
Kyle Knock
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Dirk Peterson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Persell renewed the motion that HF3227 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Thao moved HF 3351 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF3351-Thao
Scopes allowed on muzzleloaders

The following people provided testimony on HF 3351:
Representative Thao
Thomas Keliher, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Thao renewed the motion that HF 3351 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Chair Dill moved HF 3325 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF3325-Dill
Bear hunting license drawing provisions modified

Chair Dill renewed the motion that HF3325 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Chair Dill moved HF3124 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

HF3124-Dill
Aquaculture provisions modified, provisions for taking, possessing, and transporting wild animals modified, fish and wildlife management plans requirements modified, and game and fish license provisions modified.

The following people provided testimony on HF 3124:
Chair Dill
Ed Boggess, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Dirk Peterson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill offered the following oral amendment:
Delete section 9 and on line 13.34 delete "and 97B.022, subdivision 1,"
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McNamara moved the following oral amendment:
Delete section 24.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved the H3124A5 amendment.
Chair Dill moved the following oral amendment to the H3124A5 amendment:
On line 2.21 delete "97B.022, subdivision 1"
The oral amendment was incorporated.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved the H3124A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved the H3124A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill moved the H3124A7 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved the A10-2259 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The Chair moved to amendment the following bills into HF3124:
HF2906 as amended, HF3227, HF3325
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill renewed the motion that HF3124, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 PM


Representative David Dill, Chair



Diogo Reis
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2661 (Eken) - Mahnomen County; private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.
  • HF2662 (Hilty) - Carlton County; public sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.
  • HF2663 (Dettmer) - Washington County; private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.
  • HF2664 (Rukavina) - St. Louis County; private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land.
  • HF2877 (Solberg) - Itasca County; conveyance authorized of tax-forfeited lands bordering public waters.
  • HF2904 (Hilty) - Carlton County; public sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water.
  • HF2935 (Demmer) - Conveyance of certain surplus state land authorized.
  • HF3051 (Dill) - Omnibus lands bill.
  • HF3124 (Dill) - Agriculture provisions modified, taking, possessing, and transporting wild animals provisions modified, fish and wildlife management plan requirements modified, and game and fish license provisions modified.
  • HF3231 (Dill) - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness riparian land exchange permitted.
  • HF3199 (Dill) - St. Louis County; public and private sales authorized of certain tax-forfeited land.
  • HF3230 (Dill) - Public access acquisition moratorium established for public waters without a public access.
  • HF3227 (Persell) - Cass Lake spearing rulemaking required.
  • HF3371 (Olin) - Private sale authorized of certain tax-forfeited land.
  • HF2906 (Hackbarth) - Decoy restrictions modified.
  • HF3349 (Falk) - Deer quartering requirements modified.
  • HF3351 (Thao) - Scopes allowed on muzzleloaders.
  • HF3325 (Dill) - Bear hunting license drawing provisions modified.
Documents:

The committee will be assembling the omnibus lands bill (HF3051) and omnibus game & fish bill (HF3124) during this hearing.