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TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Transportation Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Tabke, Vice Chair of the Transportation Finance & Policy Division, called the Twenty Second meeting to order at 12:46 P.M. on March 21st, 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


Vice Chair Tabke called the meeting to order at 12:46pm.


HF2403 (Hornstein) Relating to transportation; establishing the governor’s budget for transportation and public safety activities; modifying various provisions governing transportation and public safety policy and finance; appropriating money; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Chair Hornstein moved HF2403 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Presentation by Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner, Margaret Anderson Kelliher.


Vice Chair Tabke noted that a quorum was present.

Representative Petersburg moved to approve the minutes of the March 19th meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion that HF2403 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Presentation by Metropolitan Council Chair, Nora Slawik.

Presentation by Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner, John Harrington.


Public Testimony on HF2403:

Jim McDonough, Chair, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Mike Opat, Hennepin County Commissioner

Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Joe Fowler, LIUNA of Minnesota and North Dakota

Sherry Munyon, Greater Minnesota Transit

Jessica Treat, Move Minnesota



Vice Chair Tabke recessed the meeting at 2:20pm.

Vice Chair Tabke reconvened the meeting at 6:00pm.



Public Testimony on HF2403 Continued:

Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties

B Kyle, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce

Sean Broom, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Margaret Donahoe, Minnesota Transportation Alliance

Emily Murray, Association of Minnesota Counties

Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities

Pat Benner, AFSCME Council 5

Steven Huser, Metro Cities

Amber Backhaus, Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association

Todd Hill, Hill Capitol Strategies

Ron Erhardt, former Minnesota State Representative

Steve Novak, MN Inter-County Association

Shane Zahrt, Coalition of Greater MN Cities and Highway 14 Coalition

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion to lay over HF2403 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Tabke laid over HF2403 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.



HF2082 (Hansen) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for deputy registrar reimbursements.

Chair Hornstein moved that HF2082 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Torkelson moved the H2082A2 Amendment. Discussion took place.
Representative Torkelson requested a roll call vote on the H2082A2 Amendment. The results are as follows:

ROLL CALL VOTE ON H2082A2:

HORNSTEIN, Frank, Chair: Nay

TABKE, Brad, VC: Nay

TORKELSON, Paul, Lead: Aye

BERNARDY, Connie: Nay

ELKINS, Steve: Nay

HAUSMAN, Alice: Nay

HEINRICH, John: Aye

KOEGEL, Erin: Nay

KOZNICK, Jon: Aye

MASIN, Sandra: Nay

NELSON, Michael: Nay

O’DRISCOLL, Tim: Aye

PETERSBURG, John: Aye

RICHARDSON, Ruth: Nay

RUNBECK, Linda: Aye

WOLGAMOTT, Dan: Aye

YOUAKIM, Cheryl: Aye

Members excused: WEST, Nolan

With 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved the H2082A1 Amendment. Discussion took place.
Representative Torkelson requested a roll call vote on the H2082A1 Amendment. The results are as follows:

ROLL CALL VOTE ON H2082A1:

HORNSTEIN, Frank, Chair: Nay

TABKE, Brad, VC: Nay

TORKELSON, Paul, Lead: Aye

BERNARDY, Connie: Nay

ELKINS, Steve: Nay

HAUSMAN, Alice: Nay

HEINRICH, John: Aye

KOEGEL, Erin: Nay

KOZNICK, Jon: Aye

MASIN, Sandra: Nay

NELSON, Michael: Nay

O’DRISCOLL, Tim: Aye

PETERSBURG, John: Aye

RICHARDSON, Ruth: Nay

RUNBECK, Linda: Aye

WOLGAMOTT, Dan: Aye

YOUAKIM, Cheryl: Aye

Members excused: WEST, Nolan

With 6 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Tony Kwilas testified on HF2082.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion that HF2082 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee with a recommendation to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF45 (Schultz) Relating to elections; providing for automatic voter registration of all applicants for driver’s license, instruction permit, or state identification card.

Chair Hornstein moved that HF45 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Schultz introduced her bill.

Julie Strother, MN Secretary of State’s Office, answered Member questions.

Andrea Fassbender, Driver Services Director, MN Department of Public Safety, answered Member questions.

Katie Knutson, Legislative Director, MN Department of Public Safety, answered Member questions.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion that HF45 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Torkelson requested a roll call vote on the motion. The results are as follows.

ROLL CALL VOTE ON HF45:

HORNSTEIN, Frank, Chair: Aye

TABKE, Brad, VC: Aye

TORKELSON, Paul, Lead: Nay

BERNARDY, Connie: Aye

ELKINS, Steve: Aye

HAUSMAN, Alice: Aye

HEINRICH, John: Nay

KOEGEL, Erin: Aye

KOZNICK, Jon: Nay

MASIN, Sandra: Aye

NELSON, Michael: Aye

O’DRISCOLL, Tim: Nay

PETERSBURG, John: Nay

RICHARDSON, Ruth: Aye

RUNBECK, Linda: Nay

WOLGAMOTT, Dan: Aye

YOUAKIM, Cheryl: Aye

Members excused: WEST, Nolan

WITH 11 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Hornstein adjourned the meeting at 8:30pm.


Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair



Claire Steven, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

*Bills may be added or removed* The committee will meet 30 minutes after session in Room 500N. **Added**HF2082 (Hansen) Deputy registrar reimbursement funding provided, and money appropriated. **Added**HF45 (Schultz) Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided.

Bills Added:
  • HF2403 (Hornstein) - Governor's budget for transportation and public safety activities established, transportation and public safety policy and finance provisions modified, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2082 (Hansen) - Deputy registrar reimbursement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF45 (Schultz) - Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided.
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HF2403 (Hornstein) Governor's budget for transportation and public safety activities established, transportation and public safety policy and finance provisions modified, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 14:26 - Public testimony. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.