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THIRTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

CAPITAL INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Fue Lee, Chair of the Capital Investment Committee, called the remote meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on February 23, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LEE, Fue (Chair)
MURPHY, Mary (Vice Chair)
URDAHL, Dean (Lead)
AGBAJE, Esther
BERG, Kaela
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANKE, Keith
FREIBERG, Mike
HANSEN, Rick
HUOT, John
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
MORAN, Rena
PIERSON, Nels
RALEIGH, Donald
RASMUSSON, Jordan
REYER, Liz
WEST, Nolan
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.

Representative Murphy moved to approve the minutes from February 18, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Department of Transportation presented on passenger rail, freight rail, and ports

Presenters from Minnesota Department of Transportation:
-Dan Krom, Passenger Rail Program Director
-Bill Gardner, Director of the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations

HF1109 (Murphy); Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Murphy moved that HF1109 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Murphy presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Ken Buehler, Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for Northern Lights Express
-Derrick James, Senior Manager of Government Affairs (Midwest), Amtrak

Representative Lee laid over HF1109 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1251 (Hausman); Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Lee moved that HF1251 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Hausman presented her bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Brian Nelson, President, All Aboard Minnesota
-Kevin Roggenbuck, Senior Transportation Planner at Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, Great River Rail Commission
-Paul Drotos, District 5 Commissioner of Goodhue County, Vice Chair of Great River Rail Commission
-Trista MatasCastillo, District 3 Commissioner of Ramsey County, Member of Great River Rail Commission

Representative Lee laid over HF1251 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1005 (Pelowski); Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Lee moved that HF1005 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Pelowski presented his bill.

Testifying on the bill:
-Jeff Stollenwerk, Director of Government and Environmental Affairs, Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Representative Lee laid over HF1005 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:49 A.M.




Representative Fue Lee, Chair



Joe Lenczewski, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1109 (Murphy) - Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1251 (Hausman) - Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
  • HF1005 (Pelowski) - Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:25 - MnDOT presentation on passenger rail, freight rail, and ports.
33:38 - HF1109 (Murphy) Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
50:17 - HF1251 (Hausman) Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
1:08:37 - HF1005 (Pelowski) Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes


MNDOT presentation on Passenger Rail, Freight Rail, and Ports
HF1109 (Murphy) Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF 1251 (Hausman) Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF1005 (Pelowski) Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Bills will be laid over.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp