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THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 11, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 4:04 P.M. on March 11, 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 6 and March 7, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hornstein moved adoption of the subcommittee report on HF 2408 Carlson. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2600 (Kelliher) Minneapolis; Interstate Highway 394 engine brakes use restriction authorized. Rep. Hornstein moved amendment H2600A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Ron Beiming of Minneapolis assisted in presenting the bill. Sue Groth, MnDOT, answered some committee questions on the legislation. Rep. Hornstein moved that HF 2600, as amended, be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Local Government & Metropolitan Affairs committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3868 (Lieder) Compressed natural gas excise tax transitional rate corrected. Rep. Lieder moved that HF 3868 be recommended to pass and returned to the Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3003 (Bly) Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development restrictions repealed. Judd Schetnan, Met Council, assisted in presenting the legislation. Rep. Holberg moved the H3003DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Lieder moved that HF 3003, as amended, be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3750 (Morrow) Driver hours of service provision modified. Rep. Morrow moved the H3750DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Bruce Kleven, MN Association of Cooperatives assisted in presenting the bill. Captain Ken Urquhart, MN State Patrol, answered committee questions on the bill. Rep. Morrow moved that HF 3750, as amended, be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 3805 (Morrow) Farm vehicles on highways provisions modified, and size, weight, and load restrictions on highways provided. Rep. Morrow moved the H3805A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Morrow moved a handwritten amendment:

Rep. Morrow moves to amend H.F. No. 3805, as follows:
Page 5, after line 14, insert:
"Subd. 11. Manure application technologies.
The Department of Transportation shall investigate and recommend opportunities for infrastructure adaptation to accommodate the implementation of manure application technologies that lessen impacts on roads and bridges."

THE MOTION PREVAILED. Betsy Parker, MnDOT and John Welle, Aiken County Engineer, spoke to the bill. Rep. Morrow moved that HF 3805, as amended, be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3833 (Erhardt) Household Goods Movers. The following spoke to the bill:

Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice
Howard Markus, Executive Director of MN Transport Service Assc.(MTSA)
Ward Briggs, Director, MnDOT
David Bailey, Bailey & Son Trucking Inc. & Pres. MTSA

HF 3833 was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 P.M.


REP. Bernie Lieder, CHAIR


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

Subcommittee report for HF2408 (Carlson)
HF2600 (Kelliher) Minneapolis; Interstate Highway 394 engine brakes use restriction authorized.
HF3003 (Bly) Dan Patch commuter rail line planning and development restrictions repealed.
HF3750 (Morrow) Driver hours of service provision modified
HF3805 (Morrow) Farm vehicles on highways provisions modified, and size, weight, and load restrictions on highways provided
HF3827 (Morrow) Pupil transportation safety information and questions required in driver's manual and examination.
HF3833 (Erhardt) Household good motor carrier requirements amended, system of permits changed to registration, obsolete permit governing language removed, and clarifying and conforming changes made.