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Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

SECOND MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - January 24, 2007

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

TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT SUBCOMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Hornstein, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order
at 2:20 P.M. on, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Hornstein, Chair
Madore, Vice Chair
Erhardt
Hausman
Holberg
Hortman
Lieder
Nelson, M.
Ruth
Severson

A quorum was present.

Rep. Lieder moved that the minutes of Wednesday, January 17, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 147 Johnson, S.

HF 147 Johnson, S. Mississippi River Parkway (MRPC) expiration date extended to 2012. Representative Sheldon Johnson and Andy Golfis, MN -MRPC Commissioner and National MRPC Chairman testified on HF 147. Committee member questions were answered. Rep. Lieder moved that HF 147 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 106 Thissen, P.

HF 106 Thissen. Seat belt violation primary offense provided in all seating positions regardless of age, and seat belt violation fine increased. The following spoke in support of HF 106:
Rep. Thissen
Katherine Burke-Moore, Deputy Dir., Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Safety Council
Merle Hillman, M.D., President-Elect, American College of Emergency Physicians, Minnesota Chapter
Sheriff John Sanner, Stearns County
Lonnie Kjos, Mom, Alexandria, MN
Michael Campion, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

The following spoke in opposition to HF 106:
Donette Triantaphyllithou, Minneapolis
Gary Fincel, Prior Lake

Rep. Lieder moved that HF 106 be amended as follows:

Page 2, line 9, strike everything after "(c)"

Page 2, lines 10 to line 16, delete the new language and strike the old language

Transportation and Transit Subcommittee
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Page 2, line 24, strike "(e)" and insert "(d)"

Page 2, line 30, strike everything after "(a)"

Page 2, lines 31 to Page 3, line 3, delete the new language and strike the old language

Page 3, line 4, strike "(b)"

Page 3, line 11, strike "(c)" ad insert "(b)"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF 106 be amended as follows:

Amend the title:

Page 1, line 3, delete everything after the first semicolon

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED. Rep. Lieder moved that HF 106 be recommended to pass, as amended, and rereferred to the Committee on Public Safety/Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:20 P.M.


REP. Hornstein, CHAIR


Susie Maher, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF106 (Thissen) Seat belt violation primary offense provided in all seating positions regardless of age, and seat belt violation fine increased.
HF147 (Johnson) Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date extended to 2012.