Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Transportation Policy

TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY EIGHTH 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 18, 2014 at 2:21 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. Beard moved approval of the minutes of March 12th, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Hornstein presented HF2858, Limousine regulation amended.

Rep. Hornstein moved to recommend that HF2858 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance.

Rep. Hornstein moved to amend HF2858 (see attached H2858A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Hornstein moved to amend HF2858, “delete lines 3.7 through 3.14.” THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Hornstein renewed his motion that HF2858, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2152 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Chair Erhardt moved to amend HF2152 (see attached A14-0862). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. McNamar presented HF2152, Traffic safety pretrial diversion program use by local units of government authorized.

Testifying on HF2152:
-Tory Langley, Deputy Sheriff, Grand County
-Ron Bartsh, Sheriff, Wabasha County
-Jim Franklin, ED, MN Sheriff’s Association
-Kurt Glaser, City Attorney, Lexington, Centerville and Circle Pines
-Beverly Snow, County of Wabasha, Retired State Employee

Rep. FitzSimmons moved that HF2152, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. McNamar presented HF 3058, Local units of government authorized to establish educational diversion programs for traffic offenses, uniform minimum standard development required, data classified, and money appropriated.

Chair Erhardt moved to recommend that HF3058 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Chair Erhardt moved to amend HF3058 (see attached H3058DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Erhardt moved to amend H3058DE1 (see attached H3058D1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Erhardt renewed his motion that HF3058, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Masin presented HF2835, Disability parking governing provisions modified.

Testifying on HF2835:
-Margot Imdieke Cross, Minnesota State Council on Disabilities.

Chair Erhardt renewed his motion that HF2835 be referred to the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Masin moved to recommend that HF2981 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Rep. Masin moved to amend HF2981 (see attached H2981A2). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Bernardy presented HF2981, Transportation Department transportation alternatives expenditure governing requirements amended.

Testifying on HF2981
-Scott Peterson, MnDOT

Rep. Masin renewed her motion to recommend that HF2981, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Anzelc presented HF2708, Overweight permit expiration date required to be the same as for the vehicle's plate registration date.

Testifying on HF2708:
-Wayne Brandt, Minnesota Timber Producers Association

Chair Erhardt moved to amend HF2708 (see HF2708A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2708, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Dorholt presented HF1846, Drivers' licenses placement of residence addresses and change fee eliminated, computerized records system established, Internet access authorized, and system access requirements specified.

Rep. Dorholt moved to amend HF1846 (see attached H1846A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF1846:
-Jack Davies
-Pat McCormack, DVS

Chair Erhardt laid over HF1846.

The committee recessed at 3:49 PM

The committee reconvened 6:08 PM in Room 400N of the State Office Building.

Rep. Metsa presented HF2460, Railroad yard lighting standards established.

Chair Erhardt moved to amend HF2460 (see attached A14-0911). THE MOTION PREVAILS.
Testifying on HF2460:
-Phil Qualy, UTU
-Jennifer Schaubach, Legislative Director, MN AFL-CIO
-Matt LaBine, Conductor, Union Pacific Railroad
-Brian Sweeney, BNSF Rail Company
-John Apitz, Messerli and Kramer
-Bill Gardner, MnDOT
-Dave Brown, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Freemen

Chair Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2460, as amended, be referred to the committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Norton presented HF2684, Graduated driver licensing governing requirements amended.

Chair Erhardt moved to amend HF2684 (see attached H2684A1). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF2684:
-Valerie Dosland
-Pat McCormack, DVS

Chair Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2684 be referred, as amended, to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Newton presented HF2201, Motor carrier registration and identification governing provisions amended, and technical changes made.

Rep. Newton offered an oral amendment to HF2201, line 2.30, after “vehicle,” delete “immediately upon receipt” and insert “no earlier than Dec 1 of each year.”

Rep. Erhardt moved to amend HF2201 with Rep. Newton’s oral amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF2201:
-Dave Olson, Minneapolis Oxygen Company
-Pat McCormack, DVS

Rep. Erhardt moved to recommend that HF2201, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Rep. Runbeck moved HF1916.

Rep. Newton presented HF1916, Special women veterans license plates authorized, and money appropriated.

Rep. Runbeck moved to amend HF1916 (see attached H1916A2). THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying on HF1916:
-Jill Troutner, Army Veteran
-Trista Matascastillo, Army, Navy and Marine Veteran
-Geraldine Longfellow, Military Veteran
-Sheila Laughton, Army Veteran
-Barbara Jungbowz, Airforce Veteran

Chair Erhardt moved to recommend that HF1916 be re-referred, as amended, to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM.

_________________________
Representative Ron Erhardt, Chair



________________________________________
Lily Schultze, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1846 (Dorholt) - Driver's license residential address placement and change fee eliminated, computerized records system established, Internet access authorized, and system access requirements specified.
  • HF2152 (McNamar) - Traffic safety pretrial diversion program use by local units of government authorized.
  • HF2684 (Norton) - Graduated driver licensing governing requirements amended.
  • HF2858 (Hornstein) - Limousine regulation amended.
  • HF2835 (Masin) - Disability parking governing provisions modified.
  • HF2981 (Bernardy) - Transportation Department transportation alternatives expenditure governing requirements amended.
  • HF2708 (Anzelc) - Overweight permit same expiration date allowed as for the vehicle's plate registration date, and proportional fees provided.
  • HF2460 (Metsa) - Railroad yard lighting standards established.
  • HF2201 (Newton) - Motor carrier registration and identification governing provisions amended, and technical changes made.
  • HF1916 (Newton) - Special women veterans license plates authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3058 (McNamar) - Local units of government authorized to establish educational diversion programs for traffic offenses, uniform minimum standard development required, and data classified.
Documents:

Bills may be added to the agenda