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Transportation Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 05, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSSESSION

TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Erhardt, Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee, called the meeting to order on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 2:20 PM in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The committee legislative assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ERHARDT, Ron
MASIN, Sandra
RUNBECK, Linda
ANDERSON, Mark
BEARD, Mike
DORHOLT, Zachary
FITZSIMMONS, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
NEWBERGER, Jim
PETERSBURG, John
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SAWATZKY, Mary
SELCER, Yvonne
SIMONSON, Erik
SUNDIN, Mike

Representative Dorholt moved approval of the minutes from Tuesday, January 29, 2013 and Wednesday, January 30, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF146 (Howe) Trunk Highway 23 designated as Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF146 be recommended to pass.

Representative Howe presented HF146.

Testifing on HF146:
Paul Hetland, City Administrator, Cold Spring
Phil Jones, Chief of Police, City of Cold Spring
Martin Bode, Administrator, City of Richmond

Chair Erhardt laid over HF146 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF138 (Nornes) Mini truck operation on local roads authorized, and special permits for mini truck operation eliminated.

Chair Erhardt moved that HF138 be recommended to pass.

Representative Nornes presented HF138.

Testifing on HF138:

Abby Bryduck, Association of MN Counties
Wayne Sandburg, Washington County Highway Engineer, Association of MN Counties
Pat McCormick, Director of Driver and Vehicle Services, on behalf of the Department of Public Safety
Ann Finn, League of MN Cities
Dave Peechia, Executive Director, MN Chiefs of Police Association

Chair Erhardt laid over HF138 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF152 (Nelson) Transportation ombudsperson established.

Rep. Sundin moved that HF152 be recommended to pass.

Representative Nelson presented HF152.

Vice Chair Masin amended Rep. Sundin's motion that HF152 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:18 PM.
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Chair, Rep. Ron Erhardt



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Lily Schultze, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF146 (Howe) - Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway designated as a marked segment of Trunk Highway 23.
  • HF152 (Nelson) - Transportation ombudsperson established.
  • HF138 (Nornes) - Mini truck operation on local roads authorized, and special permits for mini truck operation eliminated.