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Transportation Finance

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 07, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Frank Hornstein

MINUTES

Representative Hornstein, Chair of the Committee on Transportation Finance, called the meeting to order at 10:05 AM on March 7, 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.
Erhardt
Hamilton
Hausman
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, C.
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Petersburg
Sundin

Members excused:
Dehn


A quorum was present.

HF434 (Khan) Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF434:
Rep. Khan, Bill Author
James "Jim" Grube, Hennepin County Highway Engineer

Chair Hornstein laid HF434 over.

HF500 (Masin) Driver's License Filing Fee Increased by Driver License Agents

Chair Hornstein moved that HF500 with the recommendation that it be laid over for possible inclusion the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Testifying on behalf of HF500:
Rep. Masin, Bill Author
Jim Hirst, Minnesota Deputy Registrar Association
Jeff Orth, Deputy Registrar
Pat McCormack, Director of Driver and Vehicle Services with the Department of Public Safety

Chair Hornstein laid HF500 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

HF587 (Falk) Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF587:
Rep. Falk, Bill Author
Bruce Pinske, Shipper, Seneca Foods
Mark Wegner, Minnesota Prairie Line

Chair Hornstein laid HF587 over.

Vice Chair Bernardy moved approval of the minutes of March 6, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF797 (Hortman) Safe Routes to School Program Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Chair Hornstein moved that HF797 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Testifying on behalf of HF797
Rep. Hortman, Bill Author
Patrick Sullivan, Mounds View High School Graduate, freshman at Macalester College
Jodi Gertken, BLEND Project Coordinator, CentraCare Health Foundation
Scott Peterson, MnDOT Director of Public Affairs
Tim Mitchell, Section Director, MnDOT Office of Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Division

Chair Hornstein laid HF797 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 AM.




Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair





Rachel K. Nelson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF434 (Kahn) - Hennepin County; Franklin Avenue Bridge rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF797 (Hortman) - Safe routes to school program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF587 (Falk) - Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF500 (Masin) - Driver's license filing fee charged by driver license agents increased.