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TWENTY- FOURTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 13, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY- FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION


TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Erhardt, Vice Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:06 P.M. on February 13, 2008, in Room 5 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
Solberg
Slocum


A quorum was present.

Rep. Hortman moved that the minutes of February 12, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following spoke regarding HF 2800 (Lieder):

Julie Blyle and Bob Hilliker AFSCME Council 5
Margaret Donahoe, Transportation Alliance
Mark Steffenson, Mayor of Maple Grove, President of North Metro
Mayors Association
Jason Flohrs, Twin West Chamber
Erin Sexton, State Chamber of Commerce
Mark Stenglin, Hennepin County Commissioner
Jan Callison, Mayor of Minnetonka
Johns Hausladen, Minnesota Truckers Association
Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Commissioner
Tim Worke, Association of General Contractors
Bob Vanasek, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Holly Thompson, Highway 14 Partnership
John Tuma, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Rob Vanasek, Minnesota Association of Townships
Carol Lovro, Association of Minnesota Counties
Myra Peterson, Washington County Commissioner
Joel Ulland, Multiple Sclerosis Society
Rev Jonathan Zielske, ISAIAH
Rhys Ledger, Teamsters Local 120
Curt Block, Yellow Freight
Bob Tennessen, The I-35W Solutions Alliance
Glen Johnson, Business Manager Local 49, Operating Engineers
Dave Van Hattam, Transit for Liveable Communities
Dick Anfang, MN State Building Trades
Sherry Munyun, Minnesota Public Transit Association
Dan Larson, MN Rural Counties Caucus
Ann Finn, MN League of Cities

The committee recessed for 15 minutes at 4:53 PM. Committee was reconvened at 5:15 PM. Kevin Gray, MnDOT CFO answered some committee questions. Rep. Lieder moved adoption of HF 2800. Rep. Lieder moved adoption of amendment H2800A8. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED. Rep. Holberg moved to amend the H2800A8 amendment as follows:

Pg 7, line 31 after 2007 insert: but before September 1, 2012.
The Holberg amendment failed on a voice vote. Rep. Magnus withdrew the H2800A4 amendment. Rep. Beard moved to amend H2800A8 as follows:

Pg. 5, line 30, delete "five" and insert "one"

The Beard amendment was not adopted on a voice vote. Rep. Severson moved the H2800A6 amendment. Rep. Erhardt asked Rep. Hornstein to chair the meeting at 5:55 PM. Rep. Hornstein handed the gavel over to Rep. Morrow at 6:05. The Severson amendment failed on a voice vote. Rep. Holberg moved the H2800A7 amendment. The motion failed on a voice vote. Rick Jonas, Deputy State Aid Engineer for MnDOT answered committee questions. Rep. Lieder moved that HF 2800 as amended be returned to the Finance Committee and be re-referred to Capitol Investments. Rep. Holberg requested a roll call vote.

ROLL-CALL VOTE
2007-08 Session

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION FINANCE

HF/SF __HF 2800_as amended________, Amendment #: _____________

Author: ___Rep. Lieder_________________ Requested by: Rep. Holberg____

MEMBERS AYE NAY ABSTAIN ABSENT
Lieder X
Erhardt X
Beard 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
Carlson Ex-O X
Solberg Ex-O X
TOTAL 12 5


With 12 votes in favor and 5 in opposition the bill was passed.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 P.M.


REP. Bernie Lieder, CHAIR


Susie Maher, Committee Legislative Assistant
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06:13 - Gavel.
07:49 - Public testimony regarding HF2800 (Lieder) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.
The Division went into recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.


HF2800 (Lieder) Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill
Public Testimony will be taken. Please contact Abbey Mahin to testify (651) 296-5413 abbey.mahin@house.mn.