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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Transportation Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Hornstein, Chair of the Transportation Finance & Policy Division, called the Twenty Third meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on March 26th, 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 12:45pm.

A quorum was present.


HF836 (Albright) Relating to transportation; designating the Richard J. Ames Memorial Highway.

Chair Hornstein moved HF836 to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Hornstein moved the A19-0272 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright introduced his bill.

The Ames Family testified on HF836.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion to re-refer HF836 as amended to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Petersburg moved to approve the minutes of the March 21st meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1127 (Baker) relating to transportation; designating a segment of marked Trunk Highway 23 in Kandiyohi County as Ryane Clark Memorial Highway.

Tracy Clark testified on HF1127.

Chair Hornstein moved to re-refer HF1127 to Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF104 (Dettmer) Relating to public safety; increasing the penalties for texting while driving and authorizing the forfeiture of wireless communications devices used in certain violations; providing that certain improper use of wireless communications devices while driving crimes are not payable offenses; expanding the criminal vehicular operation crime; requiring driver education and driver’s manual to cover distracted driving; authorizing rulemaking.

Chair Hornstein moved that HF104 be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee with recommendation to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Division.

Chair Hornstein moved the H104A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hornstein moved the H104A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer introduced his bill.

Thomas Goeltz, victim advocate, testified on HF104.

Nancy Johnson, Minnesotans for Safe Driving, testified on HF104.

Dorian Grilley, Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, testified on HF104.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion that HF104 as amended be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee with recommendation to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF122 (Anderson) Relating to transportation; state lands; providing for conveyance of state land to a private entity.

Chair Hornstein moved HF122 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson introduced his bill.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF122 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


HF2170 (Bernardy) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for the active transportation program.

Chair Hornstein moved HF2170 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Dorian Grilley, MN Bicycle Alliance, testified on HF2170.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF2170 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


HF1996 (Elkins) Relating to motor vehicles; regulating autonomous vehicle testing; establishing a penalty; requiring a report.

Chair Hornstein moved HF1996 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Elkins introduced his bill.

Chair Hornstein moved the H1996A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hornstein moved the H1996A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Jake Hietpas, MNDOT Connected and Automated Vehicles Director, testified on HF1996

Joan Willshire, Executive Director, MN Council on Disability, testified on HF1996.

Bentley Graves, MN Chamber of Commerce, testified on HF1996

Sarah Sargent, Engineering Director, VSI Labs, testified on HF1996.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF1996 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.



HF1995 (Bernardy) Relating to transportation; authorizing vehicle platooning systems.

Representative Bernardy moved HF1995 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

John Hausladen, MN Trucking Association, testified on HF1995.



Chair Hornstein recessed the meeting at 2:25pm

Chair Hornstein reconvened the meeting at 4:20pm.



HF1995 (Bernardy) continued.

Chair Hornstein moved HF1995.

Representative Bernardy moved the A19-0218 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy introduced her bill.

Jay Hietpas, MNDOT Connected and Automated Vehicles Director, testified on HF1995.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF1995 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


HF1727 (Koznick) Relating to motor vehicles; authorizing use of consular identification card as primary document for vehicle title registration.

Chair Hornstein moved that HF1727 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Koznick moved the A19-0212 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Koznick introduced his bill.

Amber Backhaus, MN Auto Dealers Association, testified on HF1727.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF1727 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.



HF989 (Bernardy) Relating to transportation; requiring commissioner of transportation to implement trunk highway performance measures and annual targets; requiring a report.

Chair Hornstein moved HF989 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Bernardy moved the H0989DE2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy introduced her bill.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF989 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.



HF1893 (Elkins) Relating to motor vehicles; modifying various provisions governing motor vehicle titling and registration.

Representative Elkins introduced his bill.

Amber Backhaus, MN Automobile Dealers, testified on HF1893.

Representative Elkins moved the A19-0281 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hornstein laid over HF1893 as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


The gavel was passed to Vice Chair Tabke.


HF895 (Hornstein) Relating to transportation; modifying the state rail safety inspection program.

Chair Hornstein moved HF895 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Hornstein introduced his bill.

Peter Dahlberg, MNDOT Rail Safety Inspection Program Manager, testified on HF895.

John Apitz, Messerli and Kramer, testified on HF895.

Phil Qualy, State Director, SMART-United Transportation Union, testified on HF895.

Chair Hornstein renewed his motion to lay over HF895 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Tabke laid over HF895 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.



Vice Chair Tabke adjourned the meeting at 6:20pm.



Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair



Claire Steven, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

*Bills may be added or removed* To complete business, the committee may recess and reconvene at 4:15 in Room 10. *Bill added* HF1893 (3/25) **Bill removed** HF2553 (3/25)

Bills Added:
  • HF836 (Albright) - Jordan; Richard J. Ames Memorial Highway designated.
  • HF1127 (Baker) - Kandiyohi County; Trunk Highway 23 segment designated as Ryane Clark Memorial Highway.
  • HF1024 (Wolgamott) - Sauk Centre and Alexandria; I-94 portion designated as Kenneth E. Sellon and Eugene B. Schlotfeldt Memorial Highway.
  • HF104 (Dettmer) - Cell phones; texting while driving penalties increased and wireless communications device forfeiture authorized, improper use of wireless communications device while driving crimes provided to be non-payable offenses, criminal vehicular operation crime expanded, driver education and driver's manual required to cover distracted driving, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF2170 (Bernardy) - Active transportation program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF122 (Anderson) - State land conveyance to a private entity provided.
  • HF1996 (Elkins) - Autonomous vehicle testing regulated, penalties established, and report required.
  • HF1727 (Koznick) - Consular identification care use as primary document for vehicle title registration authorized.
  • HF989 (Bernardy) - Commissioner of transportation required to implement trunk highway performance measures and annual targets, and report required.
  • HF1995 (Bernardy) - Vehicle platooning systems authorized.
  • HF895 (Hornstein) - State rail safety inspection program modified.
  • HF1893 (Elkins) - Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified.
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00:45 - HF836 (Albright) Jordan; Richard Ames Memorial Highway designated. 16:33 - HF1127 (Baker) Kandiyohi County; Trunk Highway 23 segment designated as Ryane Clark Memorial Highway. 21:55 - HF1024 (Wolgamott) Sauk Centre and Alexandria; I-94 portion designated as Kenneth Sellon and Eugene Schlotfeldt Memorial Highway. 24:34 - HF104 (Dettmer) Cell phones; texting while driving penalties increased and wireless communications device forfeiture authorized, improper use of wireless communications device while driving crimes provided to be non-payable offenses, criminal vehicular operation crime expanded, driver education and driver's manual required to cover distracted driving, and rulemaking authorized. 43:52 - HF122 (Anderson) State land conveyance to a private entity provided. 47:28 - HF2170 (Bernardy) Active transportation program funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:01:40 - HF1996 (Elkins) Autonomous vehicle testing regulated, penalties established, and report required. 1:28:31 - HF1995 (Bernardy) Vehicle platooning systems authorized. The Division recessed. Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.