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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Transportation Finance

February 16, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Petersburg, Vice Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, began the thirteenth meeting at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 16th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

TORKELSON, Paul Chair
PETERBURG, John Vice Chair
BAKER, Dave
BARR, Regina
BERNARDY, Connie
DANIELS, Brian
GUNTHER, Bob
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
JOHNSON, Clark
KIEL, Deb
KOZNICK, Jon
LUCERO, Eric
MASIN, Sandra
MILLER, Tim
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
HOWE, Jeff


Representative Petersburg began the meeting at 1:00 P.M. A quorum was not present.

Presentation on local government transportation.
Margaret Donahoe, Director, Minnesota Transportation Alliance

Representative Petersburg officially called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of February 14th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson assumed the gavel at 1:12 P.M.

Presentation on local government transportation by the Counties, Cities, and Townships.
Kent Sulem, Lobbyist Minnesota Association of Townships.
Gary Pederson, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Townships.

Presentation by League of Minnesota Cities.
Anne Finne, Lobbyist, League of Minnesota Cities.
Jill Sletten, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Small Cities.
Carolyn Jackson, Lobbyist, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
Steven Huser, Government Relations, Metro Cities.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 1:41 P.M.
Presentation by Association of Minnesota Counties.
Emily Pugh, Transportation Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties.
Mike Potter, Wright County Commissioner, Association of Minnesota Counties.
Lyndon Robjent, Engineer, Carver County.

Representative Torkelson assumed the gavel at 1:47 P.M.

HF241 (Garofalo) Compressed natural gas tax rate modified.

Representative Torkelson moved HF241 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo presented HF241.

Chris Delaforest, Lobbyist, National Waste and Recycling Association, testified on the bill.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF241 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 2:29 P.M.

HF837 (Torkelson) State road construction appropriation modified.

Representative Torkelson moved HF837 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representation Torkelson presented HF837.

Scott Peterson, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on the bill.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF837 be re-referred to the committee on

HF633 (Johnson C) State road construction appropriation amended.

Representative Johnson moved HF633.

Representative Johnson presented HF633.

Representative Torkelson laid HF633 over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:41 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Presentation on local government transportation by the Counties, Cities, and Townships. Minnesota Association of Townships League of Minnesota Cities Association of Minnesota Counties Margaret Donahoe, Director, Minnesota Transportation Alliance will also do a presentation to the committee NOTE: Addition to Agenda, 3 bills will be heard at the end of this hearing

Bills Added:
  • HF241 (Garofalo) - Compressed natural gas tax rate modified.
  • HF633 (Johnson) - State road construction appropriation amended.
  • HF837 (Torkelson) - State road construction appropriation modified.
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