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Transportation Policy and Finance

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 18, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Beard, Chair of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:35 A.M. on Friday, March 18, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BEARD, Mike, Chair
MURDOCK, Mark, Vice Chair
BENSON, Mike
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
EKEN, Kent
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KIEL, Debra
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MORROW, Terry
NELSON, Michael
SANDERS, Tim
SHIMANSKI, Ron
VOGEL, Bruce

Members excused:

BUESGENS, Mark
MURRAY, Rich
GAUTHIER, Kerry

A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March, 14, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0976 (Anderson) Town road state aid allocation formula amended.

Representative Vogel moved H0976.

Representative Anderson presented H0976
Testifier: Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships.

H0976 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance Bill.

The Committee recessed at 8:58 A.M.

The Committee resumed at 9:15 A.M.

HF1196 (Holberg) Metropolitan area transportation sales and use tax funds allocated for transit operations.

Represented Leidiger moved H1196.

Representative Holberg presented H1196
Testifiers: Peter McLaughlin, Counties Transit Improvement Board,
Mayor Jim Hovland, City of Edina,
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs, Metro Transit,
Nancy Shouweiler, Dakota County Commissioner, Counties Transit Improvement Board,
Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Commissioner, Counties Transit Improvement Board, and
Dave Van Hattum, Transit for Livable Communities.

H1196 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance Bill.

HF1197 (Holberg) Temporary transfers authorized from the metropolitan livable communities fund accounts and the right-of-way loan acquisition fund for transit operating deficits, and funding sources modified for metropolitan livable communities fund accounts.

Chair Beard moved H1197.

Representative Holberg presented H1197
Testifiers: Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs, Metro Council, and
Todd Olson, Metro Cities.

H1197 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Finance Bill.

Representative Murdock assumed the gavel at 10:10 A.M.

HF1140 (Beard) Fixed guideway transit and rail line project requirements amended, governing capital requests requirements established, and financial reporting amended.

Representative Beard moved H1140.

Representative Beard moved the H1140A11. delete-everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Beard presented H1140

H1140 was laid over.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:40 A.M.




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REP. MIKE BEARD, CHAIR



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Ana Bahr
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF976 (Anderson) - Town road state aid allocation formula amended.
  • HF1140 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
  • HF1196 (Holberg) - Metropolitan area transportation sales and use tax funds allocated for transit operations.
  • HF1197 (Holberg) - Temporary transfers authorized from the metropolitan livable communities fund accounts and the right-of-way loan acquisition fund for transit operating deficits, and funding sources modified for metropolitan livable communities fund accounts.
Documents:

This committee hearing will include a walk-through of the omnibus transportation finance bill. HF1140 will be the vehicle for the omnibus bill. Testimony may be taken at this hearing, as well as the March 21 meeting.