STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 88th SESSION
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative David Dill, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, called the eighth meeting to order at 4:05 p.m., on February 26, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Fischer, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Fabian moved the minutes of February 20, 2013 be approved.
Representative Benson moved HF 461 - requiring rulemaking to allow mechanical control of hybrid and narrow-leaved cattail without an aquatic plant management permit - be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations.
Representative Benson moved amendment H0461DE1
to HF 461.
Peter Davis, President of the Shavers Lake Preservation Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
Dirk Peterson, Department of Natural Resources, presented the department's concerns.
Representative Benson moved that HF 461, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Representative Hackbarth moved that HF 657 - removing spearing restrictions from certain lakes - be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish bill.
Roger Goschel and Tim Spreck of the Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association, spoke on behalf of HF 657.
Lance Ness, Anglers for Habitat & Wildlife Legislative Alliance, indicated a neural stand on the bill.
Kathy DonCarlos and Dirk Peterson, Department of Natural Resources, commented on the department's perspective on the bill.
Representative Hackbarth moved that HF 657 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Representative Persell moved HF 896 - requiring the installation of electric fish barriers - be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Committee.
Bob Meier, Department of Natural Resources, commented on the bill and discussed the department's plans.
Also speaking in regard to HF 896 were Tim Dimond, private citizen and Lance Ness, Anglers for Habitat and Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance.
Representative Hackbarth moved amendment HO896DE3
to HF 896, with the deletion of section 2 incorporated.
HF 896, as amended, was laid over for future consideration.
Meeting Adjourned: 6:00 p.m.
DAVID DILL, CHAIR
Joan Harrison, Committee Legislative Assistant