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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 22, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 9:04 AM on March 22, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Hornstein, Chair
Bernardy, Vice Chair
Dehn
Erhardt
Hausman
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, C.
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Sundin

Members excused:
Beard, Lead
Benson, M.
Mahoney
Hamilton
Petersburg


A quorum was present.


HF1644 (Bernardy) Marked Interstate Highway 35W Managed Lane Segment Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1644:
Vice Chair Bernardy, Bill Author
Robert "Bob" Benke, Vice President and Director of Research & Advocacy Services for the Northwestern Mayor's Association

Chair Hornstein laid HF1644 over.


HF934 (Lesch) Como Regional Park Funding Provided for Access and Circulation Improvements, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF934:
Rep. Lesch, Bill Author
Michelle Furrer, Director of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Chair Hornstein laid HF934 over.


HF1101 (Newton) Blaine; Local Road Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1101:
Rep. Newton, Bill Author

Chair Hornstein laid HF1101 over.


HF1517 (Newton) BNSF Northtown Yard Safety and Infrastructure Improvements to Increase the Speed of Northstar Commuter Rail Travel Trough the Yard, Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1517:
Rep. Newton, Bill Author

Chair Hornstein laid HF1517 over.


HF864 (Ward) Gateway Corridor Transit Way Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF864:
Rep. Ward, Bill Author
Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens, City of Woodbury, MN
Commissioner Lisa Weik, Chair of the Washington County Board

Chair Hornstein laid HF1517 over.


HF1272 (Fritz) U.S. Highway 14 Segment Four-Lane Expansion Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1272:
Rep. Fritz, Bill Author
Dave Albrecht, President of Owatonna Hospital
Beth Hodgman, Resident, City of West Concord, Minnesota
Tom Shea, Steele County Administrator
Amanda Duerr, Lobbyist for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

Chair Hornstein laid HF1272 over.


Vice Chair Bernardy moved approval of the minutes of March 20, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Vice Chair Bernardy moved approval of the minutes of March 21, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1509 (Anderson) Trunk Highway Interchange Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1509:
Rep. P. Anderson, Bill Author
Commissioner Gordy Wagner, Pope County
Erik Rudeen, MnDOT Government Affairs

Chair Hornstein laid HF1509 over.


HF1270 (Sawatzky) Willmar; Transit Facilities Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1270:
Rep. Sawatzky, Bill Author
Tiffany Collins, Transit Director, Kandiyohi Area Transit

Chair Hornstein laid HF1270 over.


HF1285 (Johnson) Nicollet County; Marked U.S. High 14 Interchange Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1285
Rep. C. Johnson, Bill Author
Rep. Torkleson, Bill Co-Author
Mayor Bob Beussman, City of New Ulm, Minnesota

Chair Hornstein laid HF1285 over.


HF1610 (Johnson) Nicollet County; U.S. Highway 14 Construction Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1610:
Rep. C. Johnson, Bill Author
Mayor Fred Froehlich, City of Nicollet, Minnesota
Gary Schmidt, Nicollet Chamber of Commerce and Owner of Schmidt's Meat Market
Brent Krohn, Resident, City of Nicollet, Minnesota

Chair Hornstein laid HF1610 over.


HF1334 (McNamar) Elbow Lake Transit Facilities Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1334:
Rep. McNamar, Bill Author
Harold Jenasson, Transit Director of Rainbow Rider

Chair Hornstein laid HF1334 over.


HF249 (Slocum) Richfield; 77th Street Underpass Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF249:
Rep. Slocum, Bill Author

Chair Hornstein laid HF249 over.


Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 10:58 AM.


HF1517 (Newton) BNSF Northtown Yard Safety and Infrastructure Improvements to Increase the Speed of Northstar Commuter Rail Travel Trough the Yard, Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1517:
Rep. Newton, Bill Author
Jill Brown, Public Outreach for the Northstar Corridor Development Authority
Ed Byers, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Rail Division at Metro Transit


Chair Hornstein assumed the gavel at 11:06 AM.


Chair Hornstein laid HF1517 over.


HF1310 (Dorholt) Wright County; Interstate Highway 94 Expansion Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF1310:
Rep. Dorholt, Bill Author
Councilman Tom Darkenwald, City of Otsego, Minnesota
Rep. FitzSimmons, Bill Co-Author

Chair Hornstein laid HF1310 over.


Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 11:32 AM.


HF713 (Hornstein) Hennepin County; Lake Street Transit Station Funding Provided, Bonds Issued and Money Appropriated

Testifying on behalf of HF713:
Rep. Hornstein, Bill Author
Jim Grube, Hennepin County Engineer

Chair Bernardy laid HF713 over.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 AM.




Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair





Rachel K. Nelson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF713 (Hornstein) - Hennepin County; Lake Street Transit Station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF864 (Ward) - Gateway Corridor transit way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF934 (Lesch) - Como Regional Park funding provided for access and circulation improvements, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1101 (Newton) - Blaine; local road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1270 (Sawatzky) - Willmar; transit facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1272 (Fritz) - U.S. Highway 14 segment four-lane expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1285 (Johnson) - Nicollet County; marked U.S. Highway 14 Interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1310 (Dorholt) - Wright County; I-94 expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1334 (McNamar) - Elbow Lake; transit facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1430 (Bernardy) - Transit capital improvement program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1509 (Anderson) - Trunk highway interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1517 (Newton) - Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Northtown Yard safety and infrastructure improvement funding provided to increase the speed of Northstar Commuter Rail travel through the yard, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1610 (Johnson) - Nicollet County; marked U.S. Highway 14 construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF249 (Slocum) - Richfield; 77th Street underpass funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1644 (Bernardy) - I-35W managed lane segment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Documents:

Informational hearing on bonding bills. Bills may be added. The order posted online will be updated on Thursday.