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Transportation Policy and Finance

NINTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 21, 2011

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

TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Murdock, Vice Chair of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 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
BUESGENS, Mark
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
EKEN, Kent
GAUTHIER, Kerry
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KIEL, Debra
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MORROW, Terry
MURRAY, Rich
NELSON, Michael
SANDERS, Tim
SHIMANSKI, Ron
VOGEL, Bruce

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 18, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1149 (Beard) Aeronautics activities money appropriated.

Representative Beard moved that H1149 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Beard presented H1149.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that H1149 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Beard moved that H1140 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Murdock recessed the committee at 12:53 P.M.

Chair Murduck reconvened the committee at 1:10 P.M.

Representative Beard moved the H1140A9 amendment.

Representative Beard moved the H1140A17 amendment.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1140A17 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard presented the H1140A9 amendment.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1140A9 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers: Greg Negard, Executive Director of Paul Bunyan Transit, City of Bemidji,
Tony Kellen, Director of Operations and Technology, St. Cloud Metro Bus,
Paoge Moua, Central High School Senior,
Chris Bell, Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, American Council of the Blind of Minnesota,
Mary Kay Welter, Transit for Livable Communities,
Bill Lerman, Jewish Community Action,
Jason Wittak, Transit for Livable Communities,
Raymond Dean, Transit for Livable Communities,
Jamie Buss,
Ruby Steigerwald, Transit for Livable Communites,
Helen Duritsa,
Joanne Backer, Transit for Livable Communities,
Kathleen Murphy, Transit for Livable Communities, and
Vaughn Larry, Community Organizer, resident, city of St. Paul.

Chair Murdock recessed the committee at 2:15 P.M.

Chair Murdock reconvened the committee at 6:05 P.M.

Testifiers: Lisa Black, resident, city of Hibbing,
Gary Ludwig, Director, Trailblazer Transit,
Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Commissioner, Counties Transit Improvement Board,
Paul Krause, Dakota County Commissioner, Counties Transit Improvement Board,
Jim McDonough, Ramsey County Commissioner, Counties Transit Improvement Board,
Natilie Tungsvik, Hamline University Student, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group,
Emma Wright, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Student, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group,
Larry Johnson,
Eleanor Wessserle,
Maggie Kozak,
Ronald Williams,
Joe Foss, St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Katie Jones,
Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director, Minnesota Transportation Alliance,
Charlie Zelle, Chair, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce,
Dr. David Green, Ph.D,
Rhys Ledger, Teamsters Local 120,
Susan Soloman,
Tim Brausen, Independent Small Businessman,
Lisa Weik, Washington County Commissioner,
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council,
Mike Shadauer, Minnesota Department of Transportation,
Todd Olson, Metro Cities,
Wes Kooistra, Metropolitan Council
Christopher Skoff, Association of Minnesota Counties.

Representative Beard moved the H1140A18 amendment.

Representative Beard modified the H1140A18 amendment as follows:
Page 1, delete line 13.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1140A18 amendment, as modified. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS MODIFIED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the A11-0169 amendment.

Testifying on the A11-0169 amendment:
Rick Cardenas, Advocating Change Together

Representative Hornstein withdrew the A11-0169 amendment.

Chair Murdock moved the H1140A15 amendment.

Chair Murdock moved to incorporate the H1140A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDEMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H1140A6 amendment.

Representative Hornstein moved to incorporate the H1140A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H1140A10 amendment.

Testifying on the A1140A10 amendment:
Eric Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation,
Major Ken Urquhart, Minnesota State Patrol, and
Captain Tim Rogotzke, Minnesota State Patrol.

Representative Hornstein moved to incorporate the H1140A10 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved the H1140A16 amendment.

Representative Morrow moved to incorporate the H1140A16 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H1140A13 amendment.

Representative Morrow moved an oral amendment to H1140A13 as follows:
Page 1, line 8, delete "3" and insert "6." THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on the H1140A13 amendment:
Mike Shadauer, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representative Hornstein moved to incorporate the H1140A13 amendment, as amended.

Representative Nelson requested a roll-call vote.

The results were as follows:

Voting AYE:

HORNSTEIN, CHAMPION, EKEN, GAUTHIER, MORROW, NELSON.

Voting NAY:

BEARD, MURDOCK, BENSON, BUESGENS, KIEL, LEIDIGER, MURRAY, SANDERS, SHIMANSKI, VOGEL.

Absent:

HAUSMAN

THERE BEING 6 AYES AND 10 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved the H1140A12 amendment.

Testifying on the H1140A12 amendment:
Lee Munnigy, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, Humphrey School, University of Minnesota.

Representative Morrow withdrew the H1140A12 amendment.

Representative Gauthier moved the H1140A4 amendment.

Testifying on H1140A4:
Dan Krom, MNDOT Director of Passenger Rail.

Representative Gauthier moved to incorporate the H1140A4 amendment.

Representative Nelson requested a roll-call vote.

The results were as follows:

Voting AYE:

HORNSTEIN, CHAMPION, EKEN, GAUTHIER, MORROW, NELSON

Voting NAY:

BEARD, MURDOCK, BENSON, BUSGENS, KIEL, LEIDIGER, MURRAY, SANDERS, SHIMANSKI, VOGEL.

Absent:

HAUSMAN

THERE BEING 6 AYES AND 10 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Gauthier moved H1140A3 amendment.

Representative Gauthier moved to incorporate the H1140A3 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Champion moved the H1140A11 amendment.

Representative Champion moved to incorporate the H1140A11 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the H1140A5 amendment.

Representative Nelson withdrew the H1140A5 amendment.

Representative Hornstein moved the H1140A20 amendment.

Representative Hornstein moved to incorporate the H1140A20 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H1140A21 amendment.

Representative Hornstein moved to incorporate the H1140A21 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that H1140, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hornstein requested a roll-call vote.

The results were as follows:

Voting AYE:

BEARD, MURDOCK, BENSON, KIEL, LEIDIGER, MURRAY, SANDERS, SHIMANSKI, VOGEL.

Voting NAY:

HORNSTEIN, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, EKEN, GAUTHIER, MORROW, NELSON.

Absent:

HAUSMAN

THERE BEING 9 AYES AND 6 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED and H1140, as amended, was recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:59 P.M.




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REP. MARK MURDOCK, VICE CHAIR



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Ana Bahr
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1149 (Beard) - Aeronautics activities money appropriated.
  • HF1140 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
Documents:

HF1140 is the vehicle for the omnibus transportation finance bill.