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TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 21, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 10:04 AM on March 21, 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
Hamilton
Hausman
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, C.
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Petersburg
Sundin
A quorum was present.

HF348 (Clark) Driver's License Application Procedures and Requirements Modified

Chair Hornstein moved that HF348 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means.

Testifying on behalf of HF348:
Rep. Clark, Bill Author
Wendy Hickey, President of La Puerta Abierta United Methodist
Pat McCormack, Director of Driver and Vehicle Services for the MN Department of Safety

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion that HF348 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


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

Rep. Holberg moved HF123, as amended, for consideration before the committee.

Rep. Holberg moved adoption of the H0123A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on behalf of HF123:
Rep. Quam, Bill Author
Scott Peterson, Director of Government Affairs, MnDOT

Chair Hornstein laid HF123 over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.


HF1263 (Sawatzky) Trunk Highway 23 Four-Lane Divided Highway Construction Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1263:
Rep. Sawatzky, Bill Author
Rep. Howe, Bill Co-Author
Mayor Jeff Thompson, City of Paynesville, MN
Commissioner Roger Imdieke, Kandiyohi County
Commisioner Doug Reese, Kandiyohi County

Chair Hornstein laid HF1263 over.

The meeting was recessed at 11:30 AM.

Chair Hornstein reconvened the meeting at 3:33 PM.


HF1223 (Ward) Washington County Regional Rail Authority Exercise of Existing Powers for Bus Rapid Transit Purposes Authorized

Testifying on behalf of HF1223:
Rep. Ward, Bill Author
Commissioner Lisa White, Washington County

Chair Hornstein laid HF1223 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. C Johnson moved HF745, as amended, be reconsidered. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Erhardt moved HF745, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Beard requested a roll call vote.

Members voting aye:
Hornstein, Chair
Bernardy, Vice Chair
Dehn
Erhardt
Johnson, C.
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
Sundin

Members voting nay:
Beard, Lead
Benson, M.
Hamilton
Howe
O'Neill
Petersburg

Members absent:
Hausman
Holberg

There being 9 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1416 (Erhardt) Transportation Relate 0d0 Provisions Amended Including Logo Sign Program, Trunk Highway Routes, State-aid Systems, Motor Vehicle registration, License Plates, Vehicle Dealers, Pupil Transportation, Traffic Regulations, Bicycles, Parking, Motor Vehicle Equipment, Driver Licensing, Agency Organization, Commercial Vehicle Regulations, Railroads, Land Conveyance and Autonomous Vehicle.

Rep. Erhardt moved HF1416 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means.

Rep. Erhart moved the H1416A17 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Metsa moved the A13-0336 amendment be adopted.

Testifying on behalf of the A13-0336 amendment:
Gary Shaver, Silicon Energy

Rep. Metsa renewed his motion that the A13-0336 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Erhardt renewed his motion that HF1416, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 PM.




Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair





Rachel K. Nelson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1263 (Sawatzky) - Trunk Highway 23 four-lane divided highway construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1416 (Erhardt) - Omnibus transportation policy bill.
  • HF348 (Clark) - Driver's license application procedures and requirements modified.
  • HF1223 (Ward) - Washington County Regional Rail Authority exercise of existing powers for bus rapid transit purposes authorized.
  • HF123 (Quam) - Transportation Department periodic review required for property owned by the state for the purpose of determining a surplus.
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