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Commerce and Labor

NINETENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - October 04, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR

MINUTES


Representative Joe Atkins, Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:33 A.M. on October 4, 2007, in the Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ATKINS, Joe (Chair)
LILLIE, Leon (Vice-Chair)
MAHONEY, Tim
DAVNIE, Jim
JOHNSON, Sheldon
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine
KNUTH, Kate
TILLBERRY, Tom
ZELLERS, Kurt
DeLaFOREST, Chris
SIMPSON, Dean
BERNS, John

The following members were excused:

MULLERY, Joe
PETERSON, Aaron
ANZELC, Tom
PAULSEN, Erik
ANDERSON, Sarah

A quorum was present.

Representative Atkins made opening statements regarding the Wakota Bridge.

The following people testified with regard to the Wakota Bridge:

Mn/DOT Commissioner Carol Molnau
Khani Sahebjam, Mn/DOT Metro Engineer
Liz Benjamin, Mn/DOT Resident Engineer on the Wakota Bridge
Kevin Chapdelaine, Mayor, City of Newport
Bob McFarlin, Mn/DOT, Assistant to the Commissioner
Bruce Dowakoski, President, Mainstreet Bank of Newport, MN

Rep. Atkins recessed the meeting at 12:10 P.M.

Rep. Atkins called the meeting to order at 1:16 P.M.

Testimony on the Wakota Bridge resumed.

Ken Price, HNTB Engineering
Larry Lunda, President, Lunda Construction Company
Dennis Behnke, Vice President, Lunda Construction Company
Dakota County Commissioner Myra Peterson

The meeting was adjourned at 3:02 P.M.


Rep. Joe Atkins, Chair


John Reich, Committee Legislative Asst.