STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE DIVISION
Chair Wagenius called the meeting to order at 8:35 A.M. on April 13, 2010 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Committee members present:
Wagenius, Jean (Chair)
Committee members excused:
A quorum was present at 8:45 A.M.
Janelle Taylor of House Research discussed the game and fish fund statute.
Ed Boggess and Peter Skwira of DNR Fish and Wildlife Division presented an overview of the game and fish fund.
Fiscal Analyst Jim Reinholdz presented the finances of the game and fish fund and ways to raise hunting license fees to pay for a walk-in hunting program.
Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers’ Union, testified in opposition to a walk-in program.
Bill Penning, DNR Farmland Wildlife Program Leader, testified.
Rep. Persell moved the minutes of April 8. The motion prevailed and the minutes were approved.
The committee adjourned at 10:01 A.M.
Jean Wagenius, Chair
Melissa Hysing, Committee Legislative Assistant