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2019-2020 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Transportation Finance and Policy Division

February 28, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Hornstein, Chair of the Transportation Finance & Policy Division, called the Fourteenth meeting to order at 12:48 P.M. on February 28th, 2019 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HORNSTEIN, Frank, Chair
TABKE, Brad, VC
TORKELSON, Paul, Lead
BERNARDY, Connie
ELKINS, Steve
HAUSMAN, Alice
HEINRICH, John
KOEGEL, Erin
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PETERSBURG, John
RICHARDSON, Ruth
RUNBECK, Linda
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members excused: WEST, Nolan


Chair Hornstein called the meeting to order at 12:48pm. A quorum was present.

Representative Petersburg moved to amend the minutes of February 26th to change the date of the minutes to read “February 26th” rather than “February 22nd.”
Representative Petersburg moved to approve the minutes of February 26th as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF593 (Edelson, H.) Hennepin County; relating to motor vehicles; establishing Rotary International special license plates; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168.

Representative Edelson moved the H0593 oral amendment that reads:
“Page 1, line 14, delete ‘International District 5950’ and insert ‘Foundation’
Page 2, line 6, delete ‘International District 5950’ and insert ‘Foundation’
Page 2, line 10, delete ‘International District 5950’ and insert “Foundation”
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson introduced her bill.

Tom Gump, Edina Rotary Club Governor, testified in support of HF593.

Timothy R. Murphy, Rotary Club Governor, Edina, testified in support of HF593.

Kyle Haugen, Prior Lake Rotary Club, testified in support of HF593.

Chair Hornstein moved to re-refer HF593 as amended to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF548 (Haley, B.) Goodhue; relating to transportation; renaming a bridge over the Mississippi River in Red Wing.

Jane Drazkowski, Red Wing Bridge of Valor Committee, testified in support of HF548.

Ernie Stone, Red Wing Bridge of Valor Committee, testified in support of HF548.

Merle Larson, Red Wing Bridge of Valor Committee, testified in support of HF548.

Chair Hornstein moved to re-refer HF548 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1171 (Nash) Carver; relating to transportation; designating a portion of marked Trunk Highway 25 as Captain Jeffrey Vollmer Memorial Highway.

Emily Vollmer, wife of Jeffrey Vollmer, testified in support of HF1171.

Andy Metzel, Carver County first responder, testified in support of HF1171.

Chair Hornstein moved to re-refer HF1171 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Nelson moved to amend the minutes of February 26th to read that Representative O’Driscoll was excused from the February 26th meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The gavel was passed to Vice Chair Tabke.


HF1555 (Hornstein, F.) Hennepin; relating to transportation; expanding uses of appropriations for corridors of commerce program.

Chair Hornstein moved the H1555DE1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hornstein introduced his bill.

Shane Zahrt, Flaherty and Hood, testified on HF1555.

Chair Hornstein moved to re-refer HF1555 as amended to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1623 (Hornstein, F.) Hennepin; relating to transportation; making miscellaneous policy changes, including but not limited to provisions governing bicycles, school bus warning lights, driver’s license suspension, airport zoning, legislative route removals, and memorial highways and bridges.

Chair Hornstein introduced his bill.

Matt Burress, House Research Analyst, introduced the bill.

Representative Koznick incorporated the language “Page 2, line 10, delete ‘the day following’ and insert ‘January 1, 2021,’
Page 2, line 11, delete ‘final enactment;”
into the H1623A1 Amendment.

Representative Koznick moved the H1623A1 amendment as amended.

Representative Koznick withdrew the H1623A1 amendment.

Chair Hornstein moved to re-refer HF1623 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Tabke recessed the meeting at 2:17pm.


Chair Hornstein reconvened the meeting at 7:03pm.

HF1500 (Winkler, R.) Hennepin; relating to transportation; modifying requirements for a noncompliant driver’s license or Minnesota identification card and making related changes, including on eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; making technical changes; appropriating money.

Representative Winkler introduced his bill.

Representative Gomez testified in support of HF1500.

Representative Hamilton testified in support of HF1500.

Commissioner John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, testified in support of the bill.

Laura Bordelon, Vice President for Advocacy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.

Maria Cisneros, Sembrando Poder, testified in support of the bill.

Imam Asad Zaman, Muslim American Society, testified in support of the bill.

Isabela Alesna, representing Asian American Organizing Project and Release MN8, testified in support of the bill.

Nancy Castro, Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM), testified in support of the bill.

Abena Abraham, Black Immigrant Collective (BAC), testified in support of the bill.

Victor Corral, Navigate/Unidos Minnesota, testified in support of the bill.

Victor Ramirez-Juarez, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), testified in support of the bill.

Isaak Rooble, Executive Director, Somali American National Institute, testified in support of the bill.

Lesly Gonzalez Barragan testified in support of the bill.

Javier Reyes testified in support of the bill.

Olivia Frey, Rice County Neighbors United, testified in support of the bill.

Abigail Landero Ramirez testified in support of the bill.

Jovita Morales testified in support of the bill.

Mike Gregory testified in support of the bill.

Lauro Contraros testified in support of the bill.

Manny Sosa testified in support of the bill.

Maria Zavala testified in support of the bill.

Marta Hirabayashi testified in support of the bill.


Representative Winkler moved the HF1500A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion that HF1500 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 9:10pm.



Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair



Claire Steven, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF593 (Edelson) - Rotary International special license plate established. HF548 (Haley) Red Wing; Eisenhower Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River named as Bridge of Valor HF1171 (Nash) Carver County Trunk Highway 25 segment designated as Captain Jeffrey Vollmer Memorial Highway HF1623 (Hornstein) Transportation miscellaneous policy changes made, including provisions governing bicycles, school bus warning lights, driver's license suspension, airport zoning, legislative route removals, and memorial highways and bridges. HF1555 (Hornstein) - Corridors of Commerce program appropriation use expanded. The committee will recess and reconvene at 7:00 p.m. for HF1500 (Winkler) HF1500 (Winkler) - Noncompliant driver's license or identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated. If you would like to testify please email john.howe@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF1555 (Hornstein) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
  • HF593 (Edelson) - Rotary International special license plate established.
  • HF1500 (Winkler) - Noncompliant driver's license or Minnesota identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated.
  • HF548 (Haley) - Red Wing; Eisenhower Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River renamed as Bridge of Valor.
  • HF1171 (Nash) - Carver County; Trunk Highway 25 segment designated as Captain Jeffrey Vollmer Memorial Highway.
  • HF1623 (Hornstein) - Transportation miscellaneous policy changes made, including provisions governing traffic regulations, school bus warning lights, airport zoning, legislative route removals, and memorial highways and bridges.
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00:00 - 00:46 - No committee room audio. HF1500 (Winkler) Noncompliant driver's license or identification card requirements modified and related changes made, including eligibility, proof of lawful presence, primary and secondary documentation, discrimination, voter registration, and data practices; technical changes made; and money appropriated. Runs 2 hours, 9 minutes.