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Minnesota Legislature

Transportation and Transit Policy Subcommittee

EIGHTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 07, 2007

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

TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT SUBCOMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Hornstein, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order
at 2:18 P.M. on, Wednesday, March 7, 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
Lieder
Nelson, M.
Ruth
Severson

Members excused:

Hortman

A quorum was present.

HF 1376 Holberg

Rep. Holberg moved HF 1376 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. Assisting Rep. Holberg in presenting the bill were Jim Blanchard, Property Owner and Kent Sulem, MN Association of Townships. Rep. Holberg's motion was renewed. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 679 Morgan

Rep. Hornstein moved HF 679 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. Fred Corrigan, Executive Director, Aggregate Ready Mix Association of Minnesota (ARM), assisted Rep. Morgan in presenting the bill. The Hornstein motion was renewed. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 825 Morrow

Rep. Hornstein moved HF 825 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. Rep. Morrow moved to amend HF 825, as follows:
Page 1, line10, after the first "the", insert "towing truck or"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. Ken Urquhart, Commander, State Patrol and Al Brodie testified on the bill. The Hornstein motion was renewed. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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HF 1095 Morrow

Rep. Hornstein moved HF 1095 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. The following testified on the bill:

Carol Lovro, Association of MN Counties
Marcus Hall, St. Louis County Engineer, MN County Engineers Association
Jerry Geib, Pavement Design Engineer, MnDOT
Fred Corrigan, Executive Director, ARM
Kent Sulem, General Counsel, MN Association of Townships
Jerry Schoenfeld, Lobbyist, MPPA, MSGA
Bruce Kleven, Lobbysist, MN Turkey Growers Association
Thom Peterson, Legislative Director, MN Farm Bureau

Rep. Hornstein renewed his motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1162 Morrow

Rep. Morrow moved that HF 1162 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. Fred Corrigan, Executive Director, ARM, testified on the bill. Rep. Morrow renewed his motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1551 Nelson, M.

Rep. Nelson moved that HF 1551 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. Larry Ollila, Vehicle Services Program Director, Department of Public Safety, testified on the bill. Rep. Nelson renewed his motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Erhardt moved that the minutes of Wednesday, February 28, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 P.M.


REP. Hornstein, CHAIR



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

HF679 (Morgan) "Concrete pump" as special mobile equipment defined.
HF825 (Morrow) Recreational vehicle combinations length limit for middle vehicle removed.
HF1095 (Morrow) Vehicle weights allowed on highways modified, and seasonal restrictions on gravel roads extended.
HF1162 (Morrow) Single vehicle length limit increased.
HF1551 (Nelson) Vehicle weight schedules modified for purposes of the vehicle registration tax.
HF1376 (Holberg) Extinguishing interest in abandoned town road requirements modified.