STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 eighteenth meeting to order at 4:00 p.m., on January 28, 2014, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Fischer, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Dettmer presented his 957DE5
amendment to HF 957- a bill relating to education; prohibiting the construction of schools near former landfills; requiring notice by schools located near former landfills - to the committee for discussion.
Those testifying in regard to the legislation included:
Shannon Bryant, Grant Township Resident
Loren Sederstrom, Grant Township Resident
Larry Lanoux, Stillwater Resident
Mark Larson, Mahtomedi Public Schools
Ken Haberman, President, Landmark Environmental
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association.
Representative Hansen suggested more clarification of the bill and further improvement be made.
Chair called a 5 minute recess.
Chair reconvened the meeting at 5:00 p.m.
The Department of Natural Resources staff, Ed Bogges, Director of Fish & Wildlife and Dan Stark, Large Carnivore Specialist, presented background on wolf management by the department.
Representative Isaacson asked questions and commented on the information.
Further testimony on the issue was given by:
Terry Tibbits, White Earth Tribal Nation
Tim Spreck, Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance
Howard Goldman, Minnesota State Director, Humane Society
Dr. Adrian Treves
Maureen Hackett, Howling for Wolves
Kathleen Zweber, Farmer, Northern Minnesota
Jim Malkowski, Naturalist
John Fisher, Cook Resident
Jim Aker, Orr Resident
Jeff Elliot, Forestry Consulting, Virginia
Lois Norrgard, Sierra Club Volunteer
Barry Babcock, Bemidji Resident
Scott Slocum, White Bear Lake Resident
Ann Bever, Bloomington Resident
Robert Shimek, White Earth Tribe
Dennis Udovich, Minnesota Bear Guides Association
Mike Wagner, Howling Wolves Volunteer
Sandra Skinaway, Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa
Matt Johnson, Minneapolis
Mike Nemmers, Conservationist
Steven Deer Wolf Thompson, Red Lake Reservation
Nancy Christopher, Cologne Resident
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
DAVID DILL, CHAIR
Joan Harrison, Committee Legislative Assistant