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Transportation Finance Division

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 13, 2008

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

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Lieder, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:23 P.M.on March 13, 2008, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

House Members present:

Lieder, Chair
Erhardt, V Chair
Beard
Doty
Hausman
Holberg
Hornstein
Hortman
Kalin
Madore
Magnus
Masin
Morgan
Morrow
Nelson
Ruth
Severson
Slocum




A quorum was present.

Rep. Doty moved the minutes of March 12, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hornstein moved adoption of the subcommittee report on:

HF 3960 (Morrow) Rep. Hornstein moved that HF 3960 be recommended to pass and rereferred to the committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Chair called a 10 minute recess at 4:23 P.M. The Chair reconvened the meeting at 5:10 P.M.

The next order of committee business was to continue to hear HF 3800 (Hornstein) the omnibus transportation policy bill. The committee was working with the A08-1387, HF 3800 delete everything amendment. Rep. Lieder moved to amend the A08-1387 delete everything amendment with H3800A16. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Morrow moved the H3800A17 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Madore moved the H3800A18 amendment. The following spoke to the amendment:

Rep. Pat Garofalo
Steve Melke, Lakeville City Administrator
Christy Fogerty, Farmington City Council Member
Judd Schutnan, Met Council Legislative Director

Rep. Madore renewed her motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Hornstein moved the H3800A21 amendment. Kim Nelson, SEIU Local 284 Political Director, spoke to the amendment. Rep. Severson requested a roll call vote.

HF/SF _3800____, Amendment #: _H3800A21_____

Author: _Hornstein_______ Requested by: ___Severson_________

MEMBERS AYE NAY ABSTAIN ABSENT
Lieder, Chair X
Erhardt, V. Chair X
Beard X
Carlson X
Doty X
Hausman X
Holberg X
Hornstein X
Hortman X
Kalin X
Madore X
Magnus X
Masin X
Morgan X
Morrow X
Nelson X
Ruth X
Severson X
Slocum X
Solberg X
TOTALS 10 3 7


Gary Botzek, Capitol Connections, spoke to the bill. Rep. Beard requested that we reconsider the roll call vote on the H3800A21 amendment. The roll call vote was retaken:

HF/SF _3800____, Amendment #: _H3800A21_____

Author: _Hornstein_______ Requested by: ___Beard_________

MEMBERS AYE NAY ABSTAIN ABSENT
Lieder, Chair X
Erhardt, V. Chair X
Beard X
Carlson X
Doty X
Hausman X
Holberg X
Hornstein X
Hortman X
Kalin X
Madore X
Magnus X
Masin X
Morgan X
Morrow X
Nelson X
Ruth X
Severson X X
Slocum
Solberg X
TOTALS 8 5 6


THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Lieder moved the H3800A22 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Morrow moved the H3800A14 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Morrow made the following oral amendment:

On pages 35 and 36, delete Sections 53 and 54

THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Kalin moved the MBI amendment with handwritten and oral amendments included. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Beard made the following oral amendment:

Page 8, delete Section 12
Page 9, delete Sections 13 and 14
Page 10, delete Section 15
Page 11, delete Sections 16 to 18


The following spoke to the amendment:

Judd Schutnan, Met Council Legislative Director
Todd Siewart, MN Professional Towing Association
Renee Gardas, Twin Cities Transport & Recovery
Art Smith, Auto Medics Services
Bret Letourneau, Citywide Service
Lance Burda, Burda's Towing
Lance Colatt, Towing Company
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid

On a voice vote the Chair ruled the amendment was not adopted. A division was requested. There being 4 ayes and 7 nays, the amendment was defeated.

Rep. Hornstein moved that the HF 3800 delete everything amendment (A08-1387), as amended, be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:17 P.M.


REP. Bernie Lieder, CHAIR



Susie Maher, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF3800 (Hornstein) 2008 Transportation Policy Omnibus Bill