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Transportation Policy and Finance

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 30, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative John Petersburg, Vice-Chair of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, began the thirty-fourth meeting at 12:45 PM on March 30, 2016 in the Basement of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KELLY, Tim, Chair KOZNICK, Jon
PETERSBURG, John, VC LUCERO, Eric
ATKINS, Joe MASIN, Sandra
ANDERSON, Chad MCNAMARA, Denny
ANDERSON, Mark NASH, Jim
BERNARDY, Connie NORTON, Kim
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve RUNBECK, Linda
ERHARDT, Ron SANDERS, Tim
HAUSMAN, Alice SUNDIN, Mike
HORNSTEIN, Frank UGLEM, Mark
HOWE, Jeff WHELAN, Abigail
JOHNSON, Clark

Members excused:

Representative Petersburg called the meeting to order at 12:49 PM. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved the minutes of March 29, 2016 to be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2927 (NASH) Service signs at two locations permitted.

Representative Nash moved that HF2927 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Nash moved the following oral amendment:

Page 1, line 13, delete everything after “located”
Page 1, lines 14 to 15, delete the new language and strike the existing language
Page 1, line 15, strike everything before the period and insert “between trunk highways and within 15 miles of each qualifying intersection or interchange” THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash testified on HF2927.

Teresa Savaryn, Sovereign Estate Wine, testified on HF2927.

Heather Lott, MnDOT Office of Traffic Safety and Technology, testified on HF2927.

Representative Nash renewed his motion to place HF2927, as amended, on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3548 (NORTON) Special transportation service provider regulations and penalties amended, and nonemergency medical transportation provider requirements related to background studies set.

Representative Norton moved that HF3548 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Norton testified on HF3548.

Sue Abderholden testified on HF3548.

Diego Reis, DHS, testified on HF3548

Representative Norton renewed her motion to re-refer HF3548 to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3385 (HEINTZEMAN) Driving without a valid license repeat violations penalties enhanced and minimum fines established.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF2285 be re-referred to the committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Petersburg moved the H3385A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Heintzeman testified on HF3385.

Sue Vanek testified on HF3385.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF3385 be re-referred, as amended, to the committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3588 (KELLY) Motor vehicle weight limits governed, weight limit increased for vehicles powered by natural gas increased, and technical changes made.

Representative Sanders moved that HF3588 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Sanders testified on HF3588.

Jeremy Estenson, Minnesota Trucking Association, testified on HF3588.

Representative Sanders renewed his motion to place HF3588 on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 1:36 PM.

HF1346 (MORAN) St. Paul; I-94 bridge designated as John Alleman Memorial Bridge.

Representative Kelly moved that HF1346 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Moran testified on HF1346.

Dustin Warneke testified on HF1346.

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF1346 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kelly moved to recess at 1:43 PM.

Representative Petersburg called the meeting back to order at 6:17 PM.

HF3189 (DEAN, M) Freight railroad preservation and improvement grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF3189 be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Dean testified on HF3189.

Mark Wegner, President Twin Cities & Western Railroad, testified on HF3189.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF3129 be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Kelly assumed the gavel at 6:28 PM.

HF1948 (URDAHL) Traffic violation around school buses increased fine provided, and violator required to attend driver improvement clinic.

Representative Kelly moved that HF1948 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Urdahl testified on HF1948.

Tom Keliher, Minnesota School Bus Operators Association, testified on HF1948.

Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation, testified on HF1948.

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF1948 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2847 (HERTAUS) U.S. Highway 12 realignment and improvement projects funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Kelly moved that HF2847 be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Hertaus testified on HF2847.

Representative McDonald testified on HF2847.

Chief Gary Kroells, West Hennepin Police Department, testified on HF2847.

Lisa Dahlstrom testified on HF2847.

Mary McCauley testified on HF2847.

Christina Langhans testified on HF2847.

Elizabeth Squires testified on HF2847.

Julie Maas-Kusske, Highway 12 Safety Coalition, testified on HF2847.

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF2847 be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3404 (HALVERSON) School bus stops in right-turn lanes prohibited, and use of prewarning amber signals, flashing red signals, and stop-signal arms when stopping in right-turn lanes required.

Representative Kelly moved that HF3404 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kelly moved the H3404A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Halverson testified on HF3404.

John Knapp testified on HF3404.

Heather Knapp testified on HF3404.

Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation, testified on HF3404.

Representative Kelly moved the following oral amendment to the H3404A1:
Page 1, line 4, after “stop” insert a semi-colon. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chief Matt Langer, Minnesota State Patrol, testified on HF3404.

Tom Keliher, Minnesota School Bus Operators Association, testified on HF3404.

Representative Kelly renewed his motion to place HF3404, as amended, on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2508 (BARRETT) Metro Transit fare revenue schedule established.

Representative Kelly moved to lay HF2508 over for possible inclusion into the Transportation Policy and Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 8:10 PM.

Representative Barrett testified on HF2508.

Judd Schetnan, Met Council, testified on HF2508.

Bob Carney Jr., We the People, testified on HF2508.

Dave Van Hattum, Transit for a Livable Community, testified on HF2508.

Barb Thoman testified on HF2508.

HF2930 (RUNBECK) Light rail transit operating costs governed.

Representative Runbeck moved to lay HF2930 over for possible inclusion into the Transportation Policy and Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Runbeck testified on HF2930.

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 8:58 PM.

Peter McLaughlin, Counties Transit Improvement Board, testified on HF2930.

Bob Carney Jr., We the People, testified on HF2930.

Representative Kelly moved to adjourn at 9:05 PM.





Representative Tim Kelly, Chair




Josh Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2927 (Nash) - Service signs at two intersections or interchanges permitted.
  • HF3385 (Heintzeman) - Driving without a valid license repeat violation penalties enhanced and minimum fines established.
  • HF3588 (Kelly) - Motor vehicle weight limits governed, weight limit increased for vehicles powered by natural gas increased, and technical changes made.
  • HF1346 (Moran) - St. Paul; I-94 bridge designated as John Alleman Memorial Bridge.
  • HF3548 (Norton) - Special transportation service provider regulations and penalties amended, and nonemergency medical transportation provider requirements related to background studies set.

If you would like to testify on a bill please contact Josh Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant at 651-296-3889 or josh.anderson@house.mn