STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Mary Liz Holberg, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the Fourteenth meeting to order at 12:30 P.M. on Thursday March 10, 2005, in
Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
HOLBERG, Mary Liz, Chair
RUTH, Connie, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Hausman moved approval of the March 8, 2005 Transportation Finance Committee Meeting Minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
Discussion occurred about the Transportation Choices 2020, a funding proposal by the MN Public Transit Partners Coalition.
Representative Erhardt discussed the 2020 proposal.
Testifying on behalf of the proposal:
Barb Thoman (12:33 – 12:45) Transit for Livable Communities
Sherry Munyon (12:45 – 12:57) Minnesota Public Transit Association
Steve Skauge (12:58 – 1:01) Productive Alternatives, Inc.
Jack Larson (1:01 – 1:05) Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
Mark Hoisser (1:05 – 1:10) Dakota Area Resources & Transportation for Seniors
Alice Tibbets (1:12 – 1:15) Bike and pedestrian advocate
Ron Lloyd (1:10 – 1:12) ATU 1005
Trudy Cretsinger (1:15 – 1:18) Blain resident and Isaiah member
Bob Domek (1:19 – 1:21) St. Cloud resident and Isaiah member
Donna Peterson (1:21 – 1:22) Roseville resident and transit rider
Judy Sanders (1:21 – 1:22) National Federation of the Blind (MN)
The proposal was held over until a later date.
HF0310 (Bernardy) Ramsey County property interests transfer authorized.
Representative Holberg moved HF0310 be presented and held for possible inclusion in the Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill.
Representative Bernardy presented HF0310.
Testifying on behalf of HF0310:
Donn Haggman (1:24 – 1:28 MedTronic Director of Real Estate
(1:59 – 2:01)
Aaron Backman (1:29 – 1:30) Mounds View Economic Development (1:34 – 1:35) Coordinator
Roger Stigney (1:31 – 1:34) Mounds View City Council
(1:39 – 1:41)
Frank Pafko (1:51 – 1:59) MnDOT
Al Pint (1:43 – 1:51) (1:56 – 1:59) MnDOT
Kurt Ulrich (1:35 – 1:38) City of Mounds View
Chair Holberg laid HF310 on the table.
HF0883 (Vandeveer) Disabled American Veterans members specified as eligible for special veterans service group license plates.
Representative Holberg moved HF0883 be heard and held over for possible inclusion the the Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill.
Representative Holberg moved amendment H0883A2 (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Holberg moved verbal amendment to the H0883A2 amendment:
Line 7 delete "and total"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on behalf of HF0883:
Edmond Erdos (2:05 – 2:08) Field Examiner, U.S. Dept of Veteran’s Affairs
Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF0105, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF0171 (Anderson, B) Special Global War on Terrorism veterans license plates authorized.
Representative Anderson moved HF0171 be heard and held over for possible inclusion in the Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill.
Representative Anderson presented HF0171.
Testifying on behalf of HF0171:
Sgt. John Herrick (2:15 – 2:16) United States Air Force
Bob Timperley (2:16 – 2:18) Citizen
Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF0171 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Holberg adjourned the meeting at 2:19 P.M.
REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG, CHAIR
Joyce A. Vogt
Committee Legislative Assistant