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Minnesota Legislature

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

FOURTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 07, 2007

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

TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT SUBCOMMITTEE

MINUTES


The joint field hearing of the House Transportation and Transit Subcommittee and the Senate Transit Subdivision Chaired by Rep. Hornstein and Senator Dibble began at 7:00 PM and was held at the Burnsville City Hall, City Council Chambers on Wednesday, February 7, 2007.

House Members present:

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

House members excused:
Hausman

A quorum was present.

The Burnsville Legislative Delegation, Senator John Doll and Representatives Will Morgan, welcomed the committee.

The following spoke in support of Transit:
Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor, City of Burnsville
Michaele Turner, Dakota County Commissioner
Steve Elkins, Bloomington City Council Member
Judd Schetnan, Director Government Affairs, Met Council
Arlene McCarthy, Director, Metropolitan Transportation Services, Met Council
Beverley Miller, Executive Director, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
Dave Van Hattum, Policy and Advocacy Program Manager, Transit for Livable Communities
Dave Wise, ISAIAH
Sherry Munyon, MPTA
Heidi Myhre, Arc Greater Twin Cities
Nick Rowse, Burnsville Citizen
Scott Bemis, Burnsville Citizen, TLC, Burnsville Visioning Committee
Michelle Losey, Burnsville Citizen
Matthew Laug, Community Organizer, Midtown Greenway Coalition
Jake Nelson, Burnsville Resident
Myren Just, MS Society
Carolyn Gay, Savage Resident
Roberta Gibbons, Apple Valley Resident

The meeting concluded at 9:00 P.M.


REP. Hornstein, CHAIR



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

HF1529 (Hausman) Highway rest operators prohibited from preventing commercial motor vehicle operators from observing federal "Hours of Service of Drivers" regulations, and maximum vehicle weight on highways provisions modified.
HF639 (Hortman) Greenhouse motor vehicle emissions reduction initiative enacted, statewide transportation plan modified to reflect environmental impacts, and money appropriated.
HF1159 (Hornstein) Transportation Advisory Board membership modified, metropolitan area transportation evaluation provisions modified, and special transportation service clarified.
HF673 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airports Commission agreements legislative authorization required.
HF1037 (Hosch) Reconveyance procedures established for real property having errors or omissions in the title. (This bill has been removed from the agenda)