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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 09, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 4:40 PM, on March 9, 2009, 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
Thissen
Cornish
Hackbarth
McNamara
Murdock

Members excused:

Thao

A quorum was present.

Representative Thissen moved that the minutes from March 2, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Sailer moved HF150 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF150-Anzelc
All-terrain vehicle use allowed by the disabled along certain trails, and hunting provisions for disabled hunters modified.

The following people provided testimony on HF150:
Representative Anzelc
Chief Jim Konrad, Enforcement Division for the MN Department of Natural Resource
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner for Department of Natural Resources
Roger Havck, Capable Partners

Vice Chair Sailer renewed her motion that HF150 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Vice-Chair Sailed moved HF652 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Murdock moved the H0652A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF652 -Kelly
Bait and Feed definition modified

The following people provided testimony on HF652:
Representative Kelly
Chief Jim Konrad, Enforcement Division of the MN Department of Natural Resources

Representative Persell moved an oral amendment:
On line 1.3 of the H0652A1 amendment delete "11" and insert "10"

Vice-Chair Sailer renewed he motion that HF652 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Representative Hackbarth moved HF1287 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill

HF1287-Hackbarth
Decoy restrictions modified

The following people provided testimony on HF1287:
Representative Hackbarth
Jeff Weaver, Private Citizen
Lance Ness, Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance

Representative Hackbarth renewed his motion that HF1287 will be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

Chair Dill moved HF1138 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF1138-Dill
All-terrain vehicle use expanded for the purposes of baiting bear, Boundary Waters Canoe Area winter trout season modified.

The following people provided testimony on HF1138:
Chair Dill
Ed Boggess, Department of Natural Resources
Ron Potter, Parks and Trails Division of the MN Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF1138 will be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill

Chair Dill moved HF1238 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

HF1238 –Dill
Refund provisions modified, definitions modified, publication requirements modified, restrictions in migratory feeding and resting areas modified, local law exemptions provided, wild animal and fish taking, possession, and licensing requirements provided, and certain fees authorized.

The following people provided testimony on HF1238:
Chair Dill
Ed Boggess, MN Department of Natural Resources

Chair Dill moved the H1238A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dill renewed his motion that HF1238 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:01 PM


Representative David Dill, CHAIR




Diogo Reis
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF150 (Anzelc) - All-terrain vehicle use allowed by the disabled along certain trails, and hunting provisions for disabled hunters modified.
  • HF652 (Kelly) - Bait and feed definition modified.
  • HF1287 (Hackbarth) - Decoy restrictions modified.
  • HF1138 (Dill) - All-terrain vehicle use expanded for the purposes of baiting bear, and Boundary Waters Canoe Area winter trout season modified.
  • HF1238 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.