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Transportation Finance

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 19, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIFTH 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 10:09AM Wednesday March 19, 2014 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
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Petersburg
Sundin



A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved the minutes from Thursday, March 13, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Vice Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 10:10AM

Rep Hornstein moved HF2395 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Hornstein presented HF2395 (Hornstein) Transportation finance governing provisions amended, gross receipts motor fuels tax established, metropolitan area transit sales tax amended, trunk highway bonds issued, and money appropriated.


Testimony regarding HF2395:
Jason George, Political Director, IUOE Local 49
Patrick Baker, Director of Government and Institutional Affairs, Greater Mankato Growth
Toni Carter, President, Association of Minnesota Counties
Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Amanda Duerr, Lobbyist, US Highway 14 Partnership
Dave Van Hattum, Policy and Advocacy Program Director, Transit for Livable Communities
Janelle Waldock, Director of Public Policy & Community Initiatives, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Leslie Davis, Resident
Nancy Schouweiler, Commissioner, Dakota County
John Housladen, Minnesota Trucking Association
Steve Bot, I-94 Coalition


The committee meeting recessed at 11:36AM

The committee meeting reconvened at 7:10PM


Testimony regarding HF2395:
Bentley Graves, Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Thoma, Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association
Sherry Munyon, Minnesota Public Transit Association
Matt Hughes, MN Cooperative Network
Peter McLaughlin, Commissioner, Hennepin County
Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County
Bob Carney, resident, Minneapolis


HF2395 was laid over.



The meeting was adjourned at 8:37PM.




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Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair



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Isaiah Ellison, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2395 (Hornstein) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
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03:37 - Gavel.
04:05 - HF2395 (Hornstein) Transportation finance governing provisions amended, gross receipts motor fuels tax established, metropolitan area transit sales tax amended, trunk highway bonds issued, and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


An amendment deadline is in effect for HF2395 and will be set for 10 a.m. on March 18. Please forward all amendments to Committee Administrator Matt Scherer via e-mail to matt.scherer@house.mn or to his office in room 470 of the State Office Building.