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Transportation Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 20, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 10:01 AM on March 20, 2012 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
Hamilton
Hausman
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, C.
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Petersburg
Sundin

A quorum was present.


HF709 (Sawatzky) Local Option Transportation Taxes Amended, County Wheelage Tax Authority Broadened, and Greater Minnesota Transportation Sales Tax Authority Amended

Testifying on behalf of HF709:
Rep. Sawatzky, Bill Author
Abbey Bryduck, Policy Analyst for the Association of Minnesota Counties

Chair Hornstein laid HF709 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill


HF480 (Dehn) Bottineau Transit Way Corridor Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF480:
Rep. Dehn, Bill Author
Joe Gladke, Manager of Engineering and Transit Planning for Hennepin County
Commissioner Mike Opat, Chair of the Hennepin County Board

Chair Hornstein laid HF480 over.


HF751 (Mariani) St. Paul; Central Station on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line Skyway Access Requirements Established

Testifying on behalf of HF751:
Rep. Mariani, Bill Author
Rick Cardenas, Co-Director of Advocating Change Together

Chair Hornstein laid HF751 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.


Vice Chair Bernardy moved approval of the minutes of March 14, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF123 (Quam) Transportation Department Periodic Review Required for Property Owned by the State for the Purpose of Determining a Surplus

Chair Hornstein moved HF123 with the recommendation that it pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means.

Chair Hornstein moved the H0123A1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on behalf of HF123:
Rep. Quam, Bill Author
Erik Rudeen, State Legislative Liason, MnDOT Office of Government Affairs

Chair Hornstein laid HF123, as amended, over.


HF316 (Mahoney) Motor Vehicle Titling Fee Transactions Amended

Representative Mahoney moved HF316 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means.

Representative Mahoney moved the H0316DE1 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on behalf of HF316:
Rep. Mahoney, Bill Author
Alyssa Schlander, Minnesota Association of Auto Dealers
Pat McCormack, Driver and Vehicle Services

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion that HF316, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 11:28 AM.

Chair Hornstein reconvened the meeting at 6:27 PM.


HF1044 (Hortman) Motor Vehicle Lease Sales Tax Revenue Reallocated; Metropolitan Area Sales Tax Imposed for Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements; Sales and Use Tax Revenue Provided; Bonds Issued; and Money Appropriated

Chair Hornstein moved HF1044 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Testifying on behalf of HF1044
Rep. Hortman, Bill Author
Dave Van Hattum, Senior Policy Advocate for Transit for Livable Communities
Sherry Munyon, Minnesota Public Transit Association
Tony Kellen, Director of Operations for St. Cloud Metro Bus
Amy Repinski, Director of Transportation for Hiawathaland Transit
Kelly Williams, Resident, City of Mazeppa, Minnesota
Jack Larson, Transit Director for Arrowhead Transit
Commissioner Jim McDonough, Ramsey County

Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 7:04 PM.

James Clark, Messerli & Kramer, Suburban Transit Association
Jeff Wosje, Plymouth Metrolink and Vice President of the Suburban Transit Association
Jennifer Munt, Public Policy Director AFSCME

Chair Hornstein assumed the gavel at 7:15 PM.

Beth Pfeifer, Director of Development, The Cornerstone Group
Marvin Plakut, CEO of Episcopal Homes of Minnesota
Wynfred Russell, Executive Director of African Career, Education & Resource, Inc.
Steve Morse, Executive Director of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Rachel Callanan, Regional Vice President of Minnesota & Wisconsin for the American Heart Association and Minnesota for Healthy Kids
Sarah Mullins, Transit Equity Team Lead, ISAIAH
Chapin Hall, Redeemer Center for Life
Rick Cardenas, Co-Director of Advocating Change Together
Gary Shoquist, Quality Bicycle Products
Jennifer Dunham, National Federation of the Blind in Minnesota
Peter Bergland
Val Escher, Resident, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chair Hornstein laid HF1044 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.


HF1449 (Erhardt) Transportation Finance and Tax Various Provisions Amended, Trunk Highway Bonds Issued, Technical Changes Made and Money Appropriated

Rep. Erhardt moved HF1449 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Rep. Erhardt moved the H1449A1
Testifying on behalf of HF1449:
Rep. Erhardt, Bill Author
Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director Minnesota Transportation Alliance
Mayor Jim Hovland, City of Edina, Minnesota
Abbey Bryduck, Policy Analyst for the Association of Minnesota Counties
Richard Sanders, Polk County Engineer and President of the Minnesota County Engineers Association
Commissioner Vance Stuehrenberg, Blue Earth County
Jason George, Legislative and Political Director for IUOE Local 49
Russell Hess, Political Coordinator for the Laborers District Council
Randy Geerdes, CEO of the American Council of Engineering Companies
Amanda Duerr, Lobbyist for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Steve Novak, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA)
Rob Vanasek, Minnesota Association of Townships
Dianne Holte, President and Owner of Holte Contracting
Tim Worke, Lobbyist for the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

Testifying in opposition to HF1449
Jacob Millner, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association
Jeremy Estenson, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Trucking Association

Chair Hornstein laid HF1449, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.


HF745 (Erhardt) Municipalities Authorized to Establish Street Improvement Districts and Apportion, Street Improvement Fees within Districts, Adoption of Street Improvement Plan Required and Collection of Fees Authorized

Rep. Erhardt moves that HF745 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Taxes

Rep. Erhardt moved the
H0745A4 amendment be adopted.

Rep. Hornstein laid HF745 over.

HF1516 (Maisn) eWorkplace Telework Program Money Appropriated

Chair Hornstein moved HF1516 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Testifying on behalf of HF1516:
Rep. Masin, Bill Author
Adeel Lari, University of Minnesota - Humphrey School of Public Policy
Robert "Bob" DeBoer, Project Director, Citizens League


HF745 (Erhardt) Municipalities Authorized to Establish Street Improvement Districts and Apportion, Street Improvement Fees within Districts, Adoption of Street Improvement Plan Required and Collection of Fees Authorized

Rep. Erhardt renewed his motion that HF745 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Erhardt moved the H0745A4 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on behalf of HF745:
Rep. Erhardt, Bill Author
Mark Maloney, P.E., Director of Public Works for the City of Shoreview
Mayor Jeff Thompson, City of Paynesville, Minnesota

Testifying in opposition to HF745:
Jacob Millner, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association
Elaine Keefe, Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Policy Cabinet

Rep. Beard requested a roll call vote.
Members Voting Aye:
Hornstein, Chair
Bernardy, Vice Chair
Dehn
Erhardt
Masin
Metsa
Sundin

Members Voting Nay:
Beard, Lead
Benson, M.
Hausman
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, C.
O'Neill
Petersburg

Members Absent:
Hamilton
Mahoney

There being 7 ayes and 8 nays, THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL.


Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 10:04 PM.


HF1162 (Hornstein) MnPASS Authority and Revenue Allocation Modified

Rep. Hornstein moved HF1162 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Testifying on behalf of HF1162:
Rep. Hornstein, Bill Author
Scott Peterson, MnDOT Director of Government Affairs

Rep. Holberg moved the H1162A1 amendment be adopted.
Rep. Holberg withdrew her motion to adopt the H1162A1 amendment.

Chair Bernardy laid HF1162 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.


HF1219 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Airport Commission Meetings with Broad Public Interest Required to be Held Outside of the Airport Security Area

Rep. Hornstein moved HF1219 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Registry.

Testifying on behalf of HF1219:
Rep. Hornstein, Bill Author

Testifying in opposition to HF1219:
Tom Anderson, General Counsel for the Metropolitan Airport Commission

Rep. Hornstein renewed his motion that HF1219 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Registry. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1444 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Area Regional Railroad Authorities' Contributions Toward Capital Costs of Light Rail Transit or Commuter Rail Product Provision Modified

Rep. Hornstein moved HF1444 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.

Testifying on behalf of HF1444:
Rep. Hornstein, Bill Author
Bill Schreiber, Counties Transit Improvement Board

Chair Bernardy laid HF1444 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:03 PM.





Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair





Rachel K. Nelson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF709 (Sawatzky) - Local option transportation taxes amended, county wheelage tax authority broadened, and greater Minnesota transportation sales tax authority amended.
  • HF751 (Mariani) - St. Paul; Central Station on the Central Corridor light rail transit line skyway access requirements established.
  • HF123 (Quam) - Transportation Department periodic review required for property owned by the state for the purpose of determining a surplus.
  • HF316 (Mahoney) - Motor vehicle titling fee transactions amended, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF480 (Dehn) - Bottineau Transit Way Corridor funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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