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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - Transportation Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
MINUTES

Vice Chair Tabke, Vice Chair of the Transportation Finance & Policy Division, called the Twenty Fifth meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on April 3rd, 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 9:45am


HF1555DE3 (Hornstein) Transportation Finance and Policy Division Omnibus Bill cont.

Andrew Lee, House Fiscal Analyst, introduced the bill.

Matt Burress, House Nonpartisan Research, introduced the bill.


Public Testimony on HF1555DE3:

Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council
Jim McDonough, Chair, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmer’s Union
Margaret Donahoe, Transportation Alliance
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jason Flohrs, Americans for Prosperity
Sherry Munyon, Minnesota Public Transit Association
Dave Brown, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
John Apitz, Messerli and Kramer/Regional Railroads Association
Barbara Linert, citizen and construction business owner
Shane Zahrt, Flaherty and Hood/Coalition of Greater MN Cities
Laura Ziegler, Associated General Contractors
Abbey Bryduck, MN Asphault Pavement Association
Commissioner Vance Steuhrenberg, Association of MN Counties Transportation Committee
Steve Huser, Metro Cities
Pat Benner, AFSCME Council 5


Vice Chair Tabke recessed the meeting at 11:40am.

Vice Chair Tabke reconvened the meeting at 12:50pm.


Public Testimony cont.:

Commissioner John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Commissioner Mike Opat, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
Steve Cramer, President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Will Schroeer, Executive Director, East Metro Strong
Sean Broom, Minneapolis Regional Chamber
John O’Brien, Member, LiUNA Local 563
Sam Parmekar, Natasha Sohni, Taylor Larick, University of Minnesota Students
Melissa Hysing, Legislative Director, Minnesota AFL-CIO
Shep Harris, Minnesota Association of Townships
Anna Odegaard, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition
Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities
Cam Winton, Dorsey and Whitney/Minnesota Telecom Alliance
Amber Backhaus, Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association
Justin Fay, Fresh Energy
Jenna Carter, Resident of Bloomington
Dorian Grilley, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
Leslie Davis, Earth Protectors
James Robins, Minnesota Association of Small Cities
Joshua Houdeck, North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
Noa Shavit Lonstein, Minnesota 350 Action
Jim Hirst, Deputy Registrars Association
Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties
Steve Novak, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Kathy Berkette
Laurie Johnson, LiUNA Member
Finn McGarrity, MoveMN and Transportation Forward
Derek Pederson, LiUNA Member
Jennifer Munt, former Member of the Met Council
Frank Long, West Metro small business owner
David Moseman, MoveMN
Jay Severance
Mollie Clark, MN Brain Injury Alliance


Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair


Claire Steven, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Additional meeting time is scheduled if necessary to complete the walk-through of the Transportation Finance & Policy omnibus bill and potentially begin testimony on Wednesday, April 3 from 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. in Capitol Room 120. The committee will recess and reconvene for public testimony on Wednesday, April 3 at 12:45 PM in Room 10 of the State Office Building. *Public testimony may be limited to 2 minutes - please email the Committee Administrator at John.Howe@house.mn to sign up for public testimony.* Amendments to the Transportation Finance & Policy DE amendment are due at 7:00 pm.

Bills Added:
  • HF1555 (Hornstein) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
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HF1555 (Hornstein) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill. Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.