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Transportation Finance

THIRTY EIGHT MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 27, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY EIGHT 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 10:06AM Wednesday March 27, 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
Hausman
Hamilton
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, C
Mahoney
Masin
Metsa
O'Neill
Petersburg
Sundin

A quorum was present.

Representative Anzelc presented HF2708 (Anzelc) Overweight permit same expiration date allowed as for the vehicle's plate registration date.
Rep. Hornstein moved to amend HF2708 (H2708A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF2708, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Mean. THE MOTION PREVAILS. HF2708, WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF2728 to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Simonson presented HF2728 (Simonson) Motorized bicycle operator permits modified, commercial learner's permit fee established, and commercial motor vehicle laws federal conformance provided.

Testimony regarding HF2728:
-Pat McCormack, Driver of Vehicle Services

Rep. Hornstein renewed his motion to re-refer HF2728 to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILS. HF2728, AS AMENDED, WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF1916 to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Newton presented HF1916 (Newton) Special women veterans license plates authorized, and money appropriated.

Testimony regarding HF1916:
-Trista Matascastillo, Navy, Marine Corps, Army National Guard Veteran
-Jill Troutner, Army Veteran

Representative Hornstein renewed the motion to re-refer HF1916 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILS. HF1916 WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF2201 be the General Register.
Representative Newton presented HF2201 (Newton) Motor carrier registration and identification governing provisions amended, and technical changes made.

Rep. Bernardy assumed the Chair 10:55AM.

Testimony regarding HF2201:
-David Olson
-Pat McCormack, Driver and Vehicle Services

Rep. Hornstein re-assumed the Chair at 11:05AM.

Representative Hornstein renewed the motion to re-refer HF2201 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF2201 WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF2214 to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Sawatzky presented HF2214 (Sawatsky) Department of Transportation technical changes made, contracting requirements clarified, U-turn rules modified, bridge inspection authority provided, reporting requirements modified, and appropriations modified.

Testimony regarding HF2214:
Erik Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Dorian Grille, Bicycle Alliance
Representative Johnson moved to amend HF2214 (Please see attached H2217A6).
Representative Beard requested a division. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Representative Bernardy moved to amend HF2214 (see attached Rep. Holberg moved to amend HF2795 (see attached H2795A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testimony regarding the HF2795: Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor
Representative Hornstein renewed the motion that HF2795, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF2795, AS AMENDED, WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE GENERAL REGISTER.
Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF2752 to the Committee on Ways and Means. Representative Masin presented HF2752 (Masin) Metropolitan Council required to adopt standards for light rail vehicles, and Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee review of vehicle standards required. Representative Hornstein renewed his motion that HF2752 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF2752 WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.
Representative Hornstein moved to re-refer HF3084 to the Committee on Ways and Means. Representative Bernardy presented HF3084 (Bernardy) Transportation Department; reporting requirements eliminated; antiquated, unnecessary, redundant, and obsolete provisions eliminated and modernized; and conforming changes made.
Testimony regarding HF3084:
-Erik Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rep. Hornstein renewed his motion that HF3084 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF3084 WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.



The committee was adjourned at 11:42 AM.




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Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair



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Isaiah Ellison, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2214 (Sawatzky) - Transportation Department technical changes made, contract and project requirements clarified, Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge designated, bridge inspection authority provided, U-turn rules modified, covered farm vehicle requirements modified, expiration date extended, hours of service exemption provided, financing required for parking facility, and reporting requirements changed.
  • HF1916 (Newton) - Special women veterans license plates authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF2201 (Newton) - Motor carrier registration and identification governing provisions amended, and technical changes made.
  • HF2708 (Anzelc) - Overweight permit same expiration date allowed as for the vehicle's plate registration date, and proportional fees provided.
  • HF2728 (Simonson) - Motorized bicycle operator permits modified, commercial learner's permit fee established, improved driving skill examination scheduling provided, federal commercial motor vehicle laws conformed, and money appropriated.
  • HF2795 (Holberg) - Driver's license and motor vehicle registration data bulk transfer standards modified, and collection and deposit of fees provided for requests for data in bulk form.
Documents:

Bills may be added to the agenda:
Pending Referral: HF2752 (Masin), HF3059 (Norton), HF3084 (Bernardy)