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Transportation and Regional Governance Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 08, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Transportation and Regional Governance Policy
MINUTES

Representative Runbeck, Chair of the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on March 8th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

RUNBECK, Linda, Chair
KOZNICK, Jon, Vice Chair
BERNARDY, Connie, DFL Lead
BAHR, Cal
BARR, Regina
CARLSON, Andrew
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KOEGEL, Erin
MASIN, Sandra
MCDONALD, Joe
NEU, Ann
PETERSBURG, John
WEST, Nolan
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Chair Runbeck called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Neu moved the minutes of March 6th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1570 (Albright) Suburb to suburb transit demonstration project funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1570 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Albright presented HF1570.
Jerry McDonald, Chairman, Suburban Transit Authority, testified in support of HF1570.
Luther Wynder, Executive Director, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, testified in support of HF1570.
Bob “Again” Carney Jr., “We the People”, testified in opposition to HF1570.
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council, testified on HF1570.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1570 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1842 (Miller) Corridors of commerce program eligibility provided.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1842 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Miller presented HF1842.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1842 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1636 (Johnson, B.) Isanti County; Trunk Highway 65 segment designated as Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1636 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Johnson presented HF1636.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1636 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PRVAILED.

HF1833 (Johnson, B.) Emergency vehicles exempted from motor vehicle size, weight, and load restricts; and technical changes made.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1833 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Representative Johnson presented HF1833.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1833 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1589 (Carlson) Limousine window glazing exception clarified.

Representative Carlson moved that HF1589 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Carlson moved the HF1589A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Carlson presented HF1589.
Chris Dixon, Supervising Attorney, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, testified in support of HF1589.

Representative Carlson renewed the motion that HF1589 as amended be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF994 (Zerwas) School bus equipment standards modified.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF994 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Nick Zerwas presented HF994.
Tom Kelliher, Minnesota School Bus Driver’s Association, testified in support of HF994.
Lieutenant Brian Reu, Pupil Transportation, Minnesota State Patrol, testified in support of HF994.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF994 be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1956 (Howe) Remaining service life use in pavement management processes required.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1956 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Howe presented HF1956.
Matt Zeller, Concrete Pavement Association of Minnesota, testified in support of HF1956.
Glenn Engstrom, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on HF1956.

Representative Bernardy moved the H1956A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1956 be re-referred as amended to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF347 (Koznick) Manufactured home transfers regulated when ownership is at issue.

Representative Koznick moved that HF347 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF0347DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Koznick presented HF347.
Paul Eger, Minnesota Realtors Association, testified in support of HF347.

Representative Koznick renewed the motion that HF347 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF584 (Considine) Manufactured home transfers regulated when ownership is at issue.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF584 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Considine presented HF584.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF584 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2000 (Hertaus) Long range transportation planning functions transferred from the Metropolitan Council to the Transportation Department.

Representative Hertaus moved that HF2000 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Hertaus presented HF2000.
Kim Crockett, Senior Fellow, Center for the American Experience, testified in support of HF2000.
Nick Thompson, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF2000.
Scott Peterson, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified in opposition to HF2000.

Representative Heratus renewed the motion that HF2000 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF1803 (Grossell) Firefighter special plate eligibility expanded.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1803 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Grossell presented HF1803.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1803 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF862 (Petersburg) Outdoor advertising near roads and highways provisions modified.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF862 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved the A17-0163 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Petersburg presented HF862.
Kristin White, Associate Legal Counsel, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representative Petersburg renewed the motion that HF862 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1745 (Koznick) Metro Mobility Enhancement Task Force established, and legislative report required.

Representative Koznick moved that HF1745 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Koznick presented HF1745.
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council, testified on HF1745.

Representative Koznick renewed the motion that HF1745 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1133 (Garafallo) Electric vehicle registration tax and operation in managed lanes amended.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1133 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved to amend HF1133 as follows:
Page 3, line 7, delete “July 1, 2017” and insert “July 1, 2018” THE MOTION PREVAILED THE LANGUAGE WAS INCORPORATED.


Chair Runbeck moved to amend HF1133 as follows:
Page 3, line 11, and insert “EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective the day following final enactment, and applies to a registration period starting on or after January 1, 2018.” THE MOTION PREVAILED THE LANGUAGE WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Garafallo presented HF1133.
Brendan Jordan, Drive Electric Minnesota, testified in support HF1133.
Erik Rudeen, Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on HF1133.


Chair Runbeck recessed the meeting at 2:47 P.M.

Chair Runbeck resumed the meeting at 7:03 P.M.

HF2229 (Torkelson) Metropolitan Council and counties authorized to contract for use of railroad or mass transit right-of-way, and civil liability regulated.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF2229 be re-referred the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Torkelson presented HF2229.
Mark Wegner, President, Twin Cities Western Railroad, testified in support of HF2229.
Mary Pattock, LRT Done Right, testified in opposition to HF2229.
Claire Rueback, Citizens Acting for Rail Safety, testified in opposition to HF2229.
David Lilly, LRT Done Right, testified in opposition to HF2229.
George Puzak, Light Rail Done Right, testified in opposition to HF2229.
Melissa Lesch, City of Minneapolis, testified in opposition to HF2229.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF2229 be re-referred to the Committee on Transpiration Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1844 (Dean) Freight railroad preservation and improvement grants provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1844 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Dean presented HF1844.
Mike Beard, Minnesota Valley Rail Authority, testified in support HF1844.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1844 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2058 (Nash) Procedural exceptions for light rail or bus rapid transit line construction or expansion eliminated, and appraisal fees modified.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF2058 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Nash presented HF2058.
Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman, testified in support of HF2058.
Peter Hanf, Associate Counsel, Metropolitan Council.

Representative Runbeck renewed the motion that HF2058 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Koznick requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES:
RUNBECK, Linda, Chair
KOZNICK, Jon, Vice Chair
BERNARDY, Connie, DFL Lead
BAHR, Cal
BARR, Regina
CARLSON, Andrew
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KOEGEL, Erin
MASIN, Sandra
NEU, Ann
PETERSBURG, John
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


NAYS:

On a vote of 14 AYES and 0 NAYS: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF179 (Scott) Ignition interlock performance standards amended, and use of devices with location tracking capabilities prohibited.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF179 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF0179A7 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF0179A8 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott presented HF179.
Cassandra O’Hera, Department of Public Safety, testified in opposition of HF179.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF179 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2264 (Jurgens) Hastings; speed limits governed, moratorium established, and legislative report required.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF2264 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Jurgens presented HF2264
Owen Hecht, citizen, testified in support of HF2264.
Susan Tate, citizen, testified in support of HF2264.
Dave Rother, citizen, testified in support of HF2264.
Jennifer Witt, Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transpiration testified in opposition to HF2264.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF2264 be re-referred to the Committee on Transpiration Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1922 (Koznick) Electric vehicle registration tax increased by $125.

Representative Koznick moved that HF1922 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Koznick presented HF1922.
Brendan Jordan, Drive Electric Minnesota, testified in opposition to HF1922.
Margret Donahoe, Minnesota Transportation Alliance, testified in support of HF1922.
Phillip Adam, citizen, testified in opposition to HF1922.

Representative Koznick renewed the motion that HF1922 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1928 (Koznick) Livable Communities Act repealed; funding sources transferred to council bus operations; and conforming changes made.

Representative Koznick moved that HF1928 be re-referred Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Koznick presented to HF1928.
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities, testified in opposition to HF1928.
Lisa Barajas, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1928.
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1928.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1928 be laid over.

HF1480 (Runbeck) Transit finance and project reporting requirements amended, fare increase required, light rail transit line construction agreements prohibited, and technical changes made.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1480 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF1480A2 Amendment.

Representative Youakim moved the HF1480A4 amendment to amend the HF1480A2 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Runbeck moved the HF1480A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck presented HF1480.
Deb McMillian, Twin West Chamber, testified in opposition to HF1480.
Nick Thompson, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1480.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1480 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck adjourned the meeting at 10:26 P.M.







Representative Linda Runbeck, Chair




Alex Pouliot, Committee Legislative Assistant















More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1570 (Albright) - Suburb to suburb transit demonstration project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1636 (Johnson) - Isanti County; Trunk Highway 65 segment designated as Chip A. Imker Memorial Highway.
  • HF1833 (Johnson) - Emergency vehicles exempted from motor vehicle size, weight, and load restrictions; and technical changes made.
  • HF1803 (Grossell) - Firefighter special plate eligibility expanded.
  • HF994 (Zerwas) - School bus equipment standards modified.
  • HF1956 (Howe) - Remaining service life use in pavement management processes required.
  • HF1133 (Garofalo) - Electric vehicle registration tax and operation in managed lanes amended.
  • HF1842 (Miller) - Corridors of Commerce program eligibility provided.
  • HF584 (Considine) - Disability plated issuance authorized to owner of motorized bicycle.
  • HF1844 (Dean) - Freight railroad preservation and improvement grants provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF862 (Petersburg) - Outdoor advertising near roads and highways provisions modified.
  • HF1922 (Koznick) - Electric vehicle registration additional fee imposed.
  • HF1928 (Koznick) - Livable Communities Act repealed, funding sources transferred to council bus operations, and conforming changes made.
  • HF2000 (Hertaus) - Long range transportation planning functions transferred from the Metropolitan Council to the Transportation Department.
  • HF2058 (Nash) - Procedural exceptions for light rail or bus rapid transit line construction or expansion eliminated, and appraisal fees modified.
  • HF347 (Koznick) - Manufactured home transfers regulated when ownership is at issue.
  • HF1480 (Runbeck) - Transit finance and project reporting requirements amended, fare increase required, light rail transit line construction agreements prohibited, and technical changes made.
  • HF1745 (Koznick) - Metro Mobility Enhancement Task Force established, and legislative report required.
  • HF179 (Scott) - Ignition interlock performance standards amended, use of devices with location tracking capabilities prohibited, inmate case planning information ensured as private data, search warrant in DWI cases required to obtain blood or urine samples, license revocation provided, guidelines for license revocation hearings established, and rulemaking authority amended.
  • HF1589 (Carlson) - Limousine window glazing exception clarified.
  • HF2264 (Jurgens) - Hastings; speed limits governed, moratorium established, and legislative report required.
  • HF2229 (Torkelson) - Metropolitan Council and counties authorized to contract for use of railroad or mass transit right-of-way, and civil liability regulated.
Documents:

More bills may be added. The chair will determine the order of bills.

HF 2058 (Nash) will be heard pending re-referral from Civil Law and Data Practices.

HF 2229 (Torkelson) Metropolitan Council and counties authorized to contract for use of railroad or mass transit right-of-way, and civil liability regulated.
(language is attached below)

HF 2264 (Jurgens) Hastings; speed limits governed, moratorium established, and legislative report required.
(language is attached below)