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Transportation Policy

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 12, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:25 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
HORNSTEIN, Frank
PETERSBURG, John
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SAWATZKY, Mary
SELCER, Yvonne
SIMONSON, Erik

Members Excused:
FITZSIMMONS, David
NEWBERGER, Jim
SUNDIN, Mike

Rep. Hornstein moved the minutes of the meeting on March 11th, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Laine presented HF2265, Secretary of state authorized to obtain data from the Public Safety Department, to share data, and money provided.

Rep. Laine moved to amend HF2265 (see attached H2265A2). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF2265:
-John Lindback, Executive Director of ERIC (Electronic Registration Information Center)

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2265, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Atate Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Brynaert presented HF2092, Combat wounded veterans special motorcycle plates authorized.

Testifying on HF2092:
-Jacson McNamara, Combat wounded Iraqi Veteran
-Tom McLaughlin, Vietnam Veteran
-Tom Evans, DVS
-MN Rep. Tony Cornish

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2092 be placed on the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Murphy presented HF2208, Community destination sign program established.

Testifying on HF2208:
-Seth McDonald, City Council, Two Harbors
-Josh Bergstad, Two Harbors Planning Commission
-Sue Groth, Director, MnDOT Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology
- Josie Tayse, MnDOT Engineer, Signing

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2208 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

The committee recessed at 3:51PM and will reconvene at 6:30 PM in 300N.

The committee reconvened at 6:42 PM in 300N.

Members present
ERHARDT, Ron
MASIN, Sandra
RUNBECK, Linda
HORNSTEIN, Frank
PETERSBURG, John
ROSENTHAL, Paul

SAWATZKY, Mary
SELCER, Yvonne
SUNDIN, Mike

Excused:
ANDERSON, Mark
NEWBERGER, Jim
FITZSIMMONS, David

Rep. Carlson presented HF1302, Motor vehicle title transfer-on-death provided.

Rep. Erhardt moved to amend HF1302 (see attached H1302A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF1302:
-Pat McCormack, DVS

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF1302 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Barrett presented HF2219, Nicholas Patrick Spehar Memorial Highway designated.

Testifying on HF2219:
-Andie Wilkerson, community member
-George McMahon, Chisago County Commissioner

Rep. Erhardt moves to recommend that HF2219 be referred to the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILS

Rep. Erhardt moved to amend HF1979 (see attached HRD1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Lillie presented HF1979, Trunk Highway 36 marked segment designated as Officer Richard Crittenden Memorial Highway.

Testifying on HF1979:
-Mike Wortman
-Tom Lauth, Chief of Police, North St. Paul
-Jason Ziemer, North St. Paul City Manager

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF1979 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Dill presented HF2425, Vehicle testing permitted uses modified.
Testifying on HF2425:
-Pat McCormack, DVS

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2425 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The committee was adjourned at 7:32 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:
  • HF2092 (Brynaert) - Special vehicle license plates; retired firefighter special plate and veteran special motorcycle plate for combat wounded veterans authorized, and technical changes provided.
  • HF2208 (Murphy) - Community destination sign program established.
  • HF2219 (Barrett) - Nicholas Patrick Spehar Memorial Highway designated.
  • HF1979 (Lillie) - Trunk Highway 36 marked segment designated as Officer Richard Crittenden, Sr., Memorial Highway.
  • HF2425 (Erickson) - Vehicle testing permitted uses modified.
  • HF1302 (Carlson) - Motor vehicle title transfer-on-death provided.
Documents:

Bills may be added to agenda.
Pending Referral:
HF2265 (Laine) Secretary of state authorized to obtain data from the Public Safety Department, to share data, and money provided.