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TWENTY-SEVENTH/JOINT MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 10, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH/JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

JOINT HEARING: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION FINANCE AND SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION
Chair, Representative Frank Hornstein
Chair, Senator D. Scott Dibble

MINUTES

Representative Hornstein, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation Finance, called the meeting to order at 10:07 AM on February 10, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.



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

Members excused from the House:
Hamilton
Holberg
Metsa




Members present from the Senate:
Dibble, Chair
Pederson, J., Lead
Carlson
Franzen
Jensen
Osmek
Pratt
Senjem
Tomassoni
Wiger


Members excused from the Senate:
Champion
Kent
Kiffmeyer
Miller
Reinert
Rest
Westrom




A quorum was present.

Infrastructure Report Card

Testifying:
• Brian Palasch, American Society of Engineers

Status of Federal Highway Trust Fund

Testifying:
• Derrell Turner, Minnesota Division Administrator, USDOT



MNDOT Presentation on Successes of 2008 Transportation Bill and Challenges Meeting Growing Needs

Testifying:
• Commissioner Charlie Zelle, Department of Transportation

Transportation Funding has Fueled Minnesota’s Economic Recovery

Testifying:
• Mayor Brad Tabke, City of Shokopee
• Cynthia Pic, Transportation Program Director, TriValley Opportunity Council, Inc.
• Councilmember Russ Stark, City of St. Paul
• Chris Ferguson, Chair of the Business Resources Collaborative
• Janelle Waldock, Director of Public Policy and Community Initiatives, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
• Gary Sjoquist, Quality Bicycle Products

Missed Opportunities without New Funding

Testifying:
• Audra Shaneman, President and CEO, New Ulm Chamber of Commerce
• Aaron Lembrecht, Shelter Products, Inc.
• Councilmember Suzanne Sandahl, City of Richfield and Chair, I-35W Solutions Alliance
• Councilmember Gary Hansen, City of Eagan and Chair of the Suburban Transit Association
• Michael Meyers, Chair, Gateway Corridor Community Action Committee
• Dorian Grilley, Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
• Russell Hess, Political Coordinator, Laborers District Council of MN & ND
• Jennifer Munt, Public Affairs Director, AFSCME Council 5
• Bob Carney, Jr.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:09 PM.





Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair






Rachel K. Nelson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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07:25 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
Discussion of federal and state transportation needs and fiscal challenges:.
11:30 - Infrastructure report card.
53:10 - Status of Federal Highway Trust Fund.
1:09:13 - Minnesota Department of Transportation presentation on successes of 2008 transportation bill and challenges meeting growing needs.
1:57:38 - Public testimony on transportation funding fueling Minnesota’s economic recovery.
2:18:09 - Public testimony on missed opportunities without new funding.
Runs 3 hours, 2 minutes.


Discussion of federal and state transportation needs and fiscal challenges.