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Transportation Policy

TWENTY FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 04, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH 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 4, 2014 at 2:23 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. Dorholt moved approval of the minutes from the meeting of March 19, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Masin offered an oral amendment to the minutes of the meeting of February 10, 2014, changing “2013” to “2014.” THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Sundin moved the amended minutes of the meeting of February 10, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Rosenthal presented HF1335, Collision requirements clarified, and terminology change made.

Testifying on HF1335:
-Kris Zell, Crime Victim
-Kelly Mollner, MN Alliance on Crime
-Jared Jordahl, Government Affairs Director, Dept. of Public Safety

Rep. Rosenthal moved to recommend that HF1335 be re-referred to Judiciary Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Erhardt presented HF2149, Interstate Highway 494 rehabilitation work governing requirements established.

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2149 be re-referred to the general register.

Testifying on HF2149:
-Kelli Slavik, Mayor of Plymouth
-Deb McMillan, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
-Mayor Mark Steffenson, Maple Grove
-Brad Aho, Chair, I-494 Commission
-John Griffith, West Metro Area, MnDOT

Rep. Erhardt renewed his motion to recommend that HF2149 be re-referred to the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Erhardt presented HF1796, Work zone speed limits modified.

Rep. Erhardt moved to adopt H1796DE3 (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF1796 be re-referred, as amended, to the Civil Law and Finance committee.

Testifying on HF1796:
-Tim Worke, Associated General Contractors
-Roger Kretman, IBEW Local 292

Rep. Runbeck moves to adopt H1796A4 (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF1796:
-Peter Buchen, Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology, MnDOT.

Chair Masin moved that HF1796 be laid over. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:57 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:
  • HF1796 (Erhardt) - Highway safety work zone prohibitions, requirements, and penalties amended; legislative report mandated; and money appropriated.
  • HF2149 (Erhardt) - I-494 rehabilitation work governing requirements established.
  • HF1335 (Rosenthal) - Collision requirements clarified, and terminology change made.
Documents:

Amendments may be posted for bills on the agenda.