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Transportation Policy and Finance

TWENTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 05, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Beard, Chair of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 7:40 P.M. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BEARD, Mike, Chair
MURDOCK, Mark, Vice Chair
BENSON, Mike
BUESGENS, Mark
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
EKEN, Kent
GAUTHIER, Kerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KIEL, Debra
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MORROW, Terry
MURRAY, Rich
NELSON, Michael
SANDERS, Tim
SHIMANSKI, Ron
VOGEL, Bruce

Members excused:

HAUSMAN, Alice

A quorum was present.

Representative Vogel moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 21, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF387 (Kelly) Counties allowed to participate in driver's license reinstatement diversion pilot program, and diversion pilot program extended.

Representative Sanders moved that HF387 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Kelly presented HF387
Testifying: Scott Adkisson, President, Diversion Solutions.

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that HF387 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF721 (Kiffmeyer) Disability parking provisions modified.

Representative Murray moved that HF721 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Murray moved the A11-0268 amendment.

Representative Murray moved to incorporate the A11-0268 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer presented HF721.
Testifying: Pierre Willette, City of Minneapolis,
Diogo Reis, Minnesota State Council on Disabilities.

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF721 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1105 (Kiel) Pickup truck provisions modified.

Representative Kiel moved that HF1105 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Kiel moved the H1105A1 amendment.

Representative Kiel moved to incorporate the H1105A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel presented HF1105.
Testifying: Pat McCormack, Director, Department of Vehicle Services.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF1105 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF186 (Urdahl) Driver's license expiration period extended while person is serving in active military service.

Representative Morrow moved that HF186 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Urdahl presented HF186.

Representative Morrow renewed his motion that HF186 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF537 (Urdahl) Speeding violation of ten miles per hour over the 60 mile per hour limit provided to not go on a driver's driving record.

Representative Vogel moved that HF537 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Urdahl presented HF537.
Testifying: Major Ken Urquhart, State Patrol,
Eric Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation,
Susie Palmer, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety,
Jeff Nachbar, Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF537 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF554 (Johnson) Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date changed.

Representative Nelson moved that HF554 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Johnson presented HF554.

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF554 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF724 (Anzelc) Route No. 332 removed from trunk highway system.
Representative Gauthier moved that HF724 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Anzelc presented HF724.
Testifying: Eric Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representative Gauthier renewed his motion that HF724 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF587 (Beard) Dan Patch commuter rail line restrictions removed.

Representative Beard moved HF587.

Representative Beard presented HF587.
Testifying: Paul McCullough,
Douglas Bruce,
Bob Vanasek, Minnesota Inter-County Association,
Robert Tennessen, I-35W Solutions Alliance,
Todd Olson, Metro Cities.

HF587 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 P.M.




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REP. MIKE BEARD, CHAIR



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Ana Bahr
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF387 (Kelly) - Driver's license reinstatement diversion pilot program county participation allowed, and diversion pilot program extended.
  • HF721 (Kiffmeyer) - Disability parking provisions modified.
  • HF1105 (Kiel) - Pickup truck provisions modified.
  • HF186 (Urdahl) - Driver's license expiration period extended while person is serving in active military service.
  • HF537 (Urdahl) - Speeding violation of ten miles per hour over the 60 mile per hour limit provided to not go on a driver's driving record.
  • HF554 (Johnson) - Mississippi River Parkway Commission expiration date changed.
  • HF724 (Anzelc) - Route No. 332 removed from trunk highway system.
  • HF587 (Beard) - Dan Patch commuter rail line restrictions removed.
Documents:

Bills may be removed from the agenda depending upon available time.