STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Holberg, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the Thirty-Second meeting to order at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday April 4, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
HOLBERG, Mary Liz, Chair
RUTH, Connie, Vice Chair
Excused from the meeting:
A quorum was present.
Representative Magnus moved approval of the March 30, 2006 Transportation Finance Committee Meeting Minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
HF3696 (Abrams) International economic development zone final designation and zone duration delayed, corresponding tax incentive dates modified, foreign trade powers application authorized, and grants extended.
Representative Abrams moved HF3696 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Abrams moved Amendment H3696A2 (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Abrams presented HF3696.
Testifying on behalf of HF3696:
Morris Anderson MAFTZC
Representative Abrams renewed his motion that HF3696 be passed, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3682 (Abrams) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit additional financing
Representative Abrams moved HF3682 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Abrams presented HF3682.
Testifying on behalf of HF3682:
Judd Schetnan(12:42 – 12:52) Metropolitan Council
Arlene McCarthy (12:42 – 12:52) Metropolitan Council
Representative Abrams renewed his motion that HF3682 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3127 (Abrams) Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue deposit modified.
Representative Abrams moved HF3127 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Abrams moved Amendment H3127DE1 (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Abrams renewed his motion that HF3127, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Magnus discussed Amendment MB-AMD08 (see attached).
Chair Holberg requested that those who have questions concerning Amendment
MB-AMD08 contact her or Representative Magnus prior to Tuesday April 11, 2006 with their questions.
Vice Chair Ruth assumed the gavel at 1:00 P.M.
HF3657 (Holberg) Highway funding provided, trunk highway motor vehicle sales tax collection account established, proceeds allocated, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Representative Holberg moved HF3657 be heard and held over for possible inclusion in the Transportation Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.
Representative Holberg presented HF3657.
Testifying on behalf of HF3657:
Bob McFarlin (1:00 – 1:46) MNDOT
Pat Hentges (1:46 – 1:56) Highway 14 Partnership
Mankato City Administrator
Steven Schnieder (1:56 – 1:57) Highway 60 Coalition
Mark Steffenson (1:57 – 2:04) Mayor, Maple Grove
Mike Trepanier (2:04 – 2:06) Brooklyn Park Council Member
Jim Hoveland (2:06 – 2:07) Chair, Highway 494 Coalition
Testifying in opposition to HF3657:
Leslie Davis (2:07 – 2:08) Citizen, City of Minneapolis
Byron Dale (2:09 – 2:10) Citizen for Better Transportation
Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF3657 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Transportation Finance Committee Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Vice Chair Ruth adjourned the meeting at 2:15 P.M.
REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG, CHAIR
Joyce A. Vogt
Committee Legislative Assistant