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Transportation Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 12, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 Tuesday, March 12, 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

Rep. Sundin moved approval of the minutes from the meeting of Thursday, March 7th, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

A quorum was present.

Chair Erhardt moved HF1280:

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF1280(Hilstrom) Driver feedback and safety-monitoring equipment prohibited in certain vehicles.

Testifying on HF1280:
Phil Qualy, United Transportation Union
Jeremy Brown, Local 1000, United Transportation Union
Matt LaBine, United Transportation Union
Rusty Weiss, DriveCam
Brian Sweeney, BNSF Railway Company, St. Paul
Amber Backhus, MN Trucking Association
Julie Selner, First Transit

Chair Erhardt laid over HF1280 for possible inclusion in The Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Beard presented HF646 (Morgan) Driver instruction permit provisions modified and clarified. Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force established and money appropriated.

Rep. Beard moved to amend HF646 (See attached H0646DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF646:
Joe Christensen, Co-Chair, Legislative Committee for Drivers Education and Traffic Safety Education Association.

Rep. Beard renewed his motion that HF646, as amended, is recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE BILL IS RE-REFERRED.

Chair Erhardt moved HF1148.

Chair Erhardt moved to amend HF1148 (See attached H1148A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE BILL IS AMENDED.

Rep. Dehn presented HF1148 (Dehn) I-394 parking facilities special account modified.

Testifying on HF1148:
Erik Rudeen, MnDOT
Lisa Austin, MnDOT

Chair Erhardt laid over HF1148, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Sundin moved HF1289:

Rep. Sundin presented HF1289(Sundin) Passenger rail duties clarified, and contract authority provided.

Testifying on HF1289:
Phil Qualy, United Transportation Union
Dan Krom, Passenger Rail Office Director, MnDOT

Chair Erhardt laid over HF1289 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill

Rep. Erhardt moved HF1017:

Rep. Erhardt presented HF1017(Erhardt) Trunk highway system legislative routes amended, and legislative routes removed from the trunk highway system.

Testifying on HF1017:
Erik Rudeen, MnDOT

Vice Chair Masin laid over HF1017 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill

Rep. Hornstein presented HF1162(Hornstein) MnPASS authority and revenue allocation modified.

Testifying on HF1162:
Scott Peterson, MnDOT

Rep. Hornstein renewed his motion that HF1162 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE BILL IS RE-REFERRED.

Rep. Beard moves that HF1095 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety.

Rep. Beard and Rep. Metsa presented HF1095(Metsa) Registration rules and periods clarified for motor vehicles, trip permit rules modified, veteran special plate design modified, record retention requirements modified, federal requirements conformed to, background checks authorized for department employees, and language pertaining to senior identification cards clarified.

Testifying on HF1095:
Pat McCormick, Driver and Vehicle Services

Rep. Beard renews the motion that HF1095 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE BILL IS RE-REFERRED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 PM.

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Representative Ron Erhardt, Chair



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Lily Schultze, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1017 (Erhardt) - Trunk highway system legislative routes amended, and legislative routes removed from the trunk highway system.
  • HF1289 (Sundin) - Passenger rail duties clarified, and contract authority provided.
  • HF1280 (Hilstrom) - Driver feedback and safety-monitoring equipment use regulated.
  • HF1148 (Dehn) - I-394 parking facilities special account modified.
  • HF646 (Morgan) - Driver instruction permit provisions modified and clarified, Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force established, rulemaking authorized, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1095 (Metsa) - Motor vehicles; registration rules and periods clarified; trip permit rules, veteran special plate design, and record retention requirements modified; federal requirements conformed; background checks authorized for department employees; and language pertaining to senior identification cards clarified.
  • HF1162 (Hornstein) - MnPASS authority and revenue allocation modified.
  • HF1127 (McNamar) - Quarry vehicle permit established.
Documents:

Bills will be heard in the order that they appear.