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Transportation Finance

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 27, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Frank Hornstein

MINUTES

Representative Hornstein, Chair of Committee on Transportation Finance, called the meeting to order at 10:05 AM on February 27, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Hornstein, Chair
Bernardy, Vice Chair
Beard, Lead
Benson, M.
Dehn
Erhardt
Johnson, C.
Hamilton
Hausman
Holberg
Howe
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Petersburg
Sundin

A quorum was present.

Representative M. Benson moved HF226 (Norton) Roads with statewide or regional significance and local bridges spending authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative M. Benson moved the H0226A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED. (See attached amendment)

Testifying on behalf of HF226:
Representative Norton, Bill Author
Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director, MN Transportation Alliance
Wayne Sundberg, Washington County Engineer
Michael Sheehan, Olmstead County Engineer

Chair Hornstein tabled HF226 as amended.

Chair Hornstein moved HF210 (Brynaert) Owatonna and Dodge Center; Trunk Highway 14 construction funding provided, and money appropriate.

Chair Hornstein moved the H0210A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED. (See attached amendment)

Testifying on behalf of HF210:
Representative Brynaert, Bill Author
Amanda Duerr, U.S. Hwy 14 Partnership
Les Abraham, President, U.S. Hwy 14 Partnership and Owatonna City Council President
Dave Albrecht, President, Owatonna Hospital
Dave Berg, Administrator, Mayo Health Clinic System - Owatonna
Beth Hodgman, Widow of a Highway 14 Traffic Accident Victim
Audra Shaneman, President/CEO, New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan Zierdt, President/CEO, Greater Mankato Growth

Chair Hornstein lay over HF210 as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance Bill.

Vice Chair Bernardy moved approval of the minutes from February 21, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Hornstein moved HF465 (Benson, J.) Interstate Highway 494 additional lane funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Testifying on behalf of HF465:
Representative J. Benson, Bill Author
Kelli Slavik, Mayor of Plymouth
Jeff Wosje, Plymouth Business Council; City of Plymouth Councilman
Judy Johnson, Government Affairs Director, Twin West Chamber; City of Plymouth Councilwoman
Representative S. Anderson
Norann Dillon, Resident of Plymouth

Chair Hornstein tabled HF465.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:34 AM.



Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair





Rachel K. Nelson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF210 (Brynaert) - Owatonna and Dodge Center; Trunk Highway 14 construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF226 (Norton) - Roads with statewide or regional significance and local bridges spending authorized, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF465 (Benson) - I-494 additional lane funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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