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Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 10:00:00 AM
Representative Bob Ness discusses his legislation, <A HREF="http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2589&session_number=0&ls_year=82&year=2001">HF2589</A> , which directs the Department of Transportation to use a corn-derived de-icing solution for snow and ice control on trunk highways, to the extent that its use is economically feasible, environmentally beneficial, and consistent with safety. The bill also directs the department, in determining what snow and ice control materials to use on trunk highways, to consider the effect of each type of material on the environment and on deterioration of bridges and other structures. Runs 6 minutes.