St. Paul, MN–Legislation authored by Rep. Andrew Myers, R-Tonka Bay, to protect Minnesota lakes from waste and garbage left behind after the ice fishing season received a hearing in the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee today. The “Keep it Clean” Act has several bipartisan co-authors and would require anglers to keep all garbage and sewage inside an icehouse, or in a container that is attached to the outside of the icehouse. Violation would result in a petty misdemeanor and fine.
“I am grateful for the strong bipartisan support from the Environment Committee today as we work to protect Minnesota’s most cherished natural resource—our water,” said Myers. “Moving forward, I will continue my efforts to build bridges in St. Paul on the issues that matter most to our communities. Together we can accomplish great things and improve the lives for everyone living in Your Backyard.”
An all too common example of waste left behind when an icehouse is removed for the season
House File 2745 was laid over for possible inclusion in the House Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Bill.