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Transportation Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 07, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Erhardt, Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee called the meeting to order on March 7th, 2013 at 5:06 PM in the Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
ANDERSON, Mark

Rep. Selcer moved approval of the minutes from the meeting of Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Sawatzky moved HF761:

Rep. Sawatzky presented HF761(Sawatzky), Sign franchise program modified, trunk highway emergency relief account changes made, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street systems rules and engineering standards variance requirements modified, cities apportionment formula definition and public transit participation program modified, railroad crossing warning sign requirements updated, and intrastate motor carrier driver medical waiver requirements changes conformed.

Testifying on HF761:
Erik Rudeen, MnDOT

Chair Erhardt laid over HF761 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill

Vice Chair Masin Moves HF708:

Vice Chair Masin presented HF708(Masin), Local option transportation taxes amended, and county wheelage tax authority broadened.

Rep. Sawatzky moved HF709:

Rep. Sawatzky presented HF709(Sawatzky) Local option transportation taxes amended, county wheelage tax authority broadened and greater Minnesota transportation sales tax authority amended.

Testifying on both HF708 and HF709:
Fran Miron, Washington County Commissioner
John Schueller, Redwood County Commissioner
Steve Novak, Minnesota inter county Association
Amber Backhus, Minnesota Trucking Association
Jacob Millner, MADA
Abbey Bryduck, Association of Minnesota Counties
Pat McCormack, Director, DVS

Chair Erhardt moved that HF708 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Sawatzky moved that HF709 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Transportation Finance Committee.

Rep. Runbeck requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting "Aye" on HF709:
Erhardt, Ron
Masin, Sandra
Dorholt, Zachary
Hornstein, Frank
Rosenthal, Paul
Sawatzky, Mary
Simonson, Erik
Sundin, Mike
Selcer, Yvonne

Voting "Nay" on HF709:
Beard, Mike
Runbeck, Linda
FitzSimmons, David
Newberger, Jim
Petersburg, John

There were nine ayes and five nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Masin moves HF847(Masin), Public-private partnerships involving public infrastructure investments regulated and joint program office established.

Testifying on HF847:
Erik Rudeen, MnDOT

Chair Erhardt laid over HF847 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Simonson moves HF1036:

Rep. Simonson presented HF1036(Simonson) Salvage titles regulated.

Chair Erhardt amended the motion that HF1036 be passed and re-referred to the Transportation Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILS.


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Representative Ron Erhardt, Chair



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Lily Schultze, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF847 (Masin) - Public-private partnerships involving public infrastructure investments regulated, and joint program office established.
  • HF708 (Masin) - Local option transportation taxes amended, and county wheelage tax authority broadened.
  • HF709 (Sawatzky) - Local option transportation taxes amended, county wheelage tax authority broadened, and greater Minnesota transportation sales tax authority amended.
  • HF761 (Sawatzky) - Trunk highway emergency relief account changed; sign franchise program, county and municipal state-aid systems rules and engineering standards variance requirements, cities apportionment formula definition, and public transit participation program modified; railroad crossing warning sign requirements updated; and intrastate motor carrier driver medical waiver requirements conformed.
  • HF1036 (Simonson) - Salvage titles regulated.