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Transportation Finance Division

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 06, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Lieder, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 4:06 P.M. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Lieder, Chair
Beard
Doty
Erhardt
Hausman
Hornstein
Hortman
Kalin
Madore
Magnus
Masin
Morgan
Morrow
Nelson, M.
Ruth
Severson
Slocum

Members excused:
Holberg

A quorum was present. Rep. Morrow moved that the minutes of Monday, March 5, 2007, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 799 Holberg
Rep. Holberg moved adoption of HF 799 and that it be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill. Bob McFarlin, Assistant to the Commissioner, MnDOT, assisted in presenting the bill. The bill was discussed and laid over.
HF 23 Erhardt
Rep. Erhardt moved adoption of HF 23 and that it be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill. The bill was discussed and laid over.
HF 946 Lieder

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of HF 946 and that it be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance bill. Carol Lovro, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), assisted in presenting the legislation. The bill was discussed and laid over.

Public testimony was given by:

John Hauslauden, President, MN Trucking Association
Tom Kuntz, Mayor, Owatonna
Carol Lovro, Policy Analyst, AMC
Myra Peterson, Commissioner, AMC
Dan Larson, Administrator, MN Rural Counties Caucus
Richard Thomas, Director of Government Affairs, MTA/Ames
Margaret Donahoe, Transportation Alliance
Erin Sexton, MN Chamber of Commerce
Jason Flohrs, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
Leslie Davis, Earth Protectors
Tim Breza, Councilmember City of Winona, Coalition of Greater MN Cities (CGMC)
Steve Peterson, Policy Analyst, CGMC

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March 6, 2007



The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.



Rep. Bernie Lieder, CHAIR



Susie Maher, Committee Legislative Assistant
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05:10 - Gavel.
06:20 - HF799 (Holberg) Transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety funding provided; bonds issued; fees, funds, and accounts modified; motor vehicle sales and lease tax proceeds allocated, and money appropriated.
30:28 - HF23 (Erhardt) County wheelage tax authorized, vehicle registration tax provisions modified, transit fund and accounts established, motor vehicle sales tax revenues distributed, motor fuel tax rates modified, bonds authorized, and money appropriated.
53:00 - HF946 (Lieder) Motor fuel and motor vehicle taxes increased, county transportation taxes authorized, transportation impact fees imposed, highway and bridge construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:00:35 - Testimony on transportation funding proposals.
Runs 2 hours, 36 minutes.


HF946 (Lieder) Motor fuel and motor vehicle taxes increased, county transportation taxes authorized, transportation impact fees imposed, highway and bridge construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF23 (Erhardt) County wheelage tax authorized, vehicle registration tax provisions modified, transit fund and accounts established, motor vehicle sales tax revenues distributed, motor fuel tax rates modified, bonds authorized, and money appropriated.
HF799 (Holberg) Transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety funding provided; bonds issued; fees, funds, and accounts modified; motor vehicle sales and lease tax proceeds allocated, and money appropriated.

HFXXXX (Koenen) has been removed from the agenda.