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Transportation Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 11, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 12:33 P.M. on Monday, April 11, 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
SHIMANSKI, Ron
VOGEL, Bruce

Members excused:

SANDERS, Tim

A quorum was present.

Representative Vogel moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 5, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF615 (Buesgens) Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit.

Representative Buesgens moved HF615.

Representative Buegens moved an oral amendment to HF615 as follows:
Page 1, line 16, delete "home-classroom" and insert "home school"
Page 1, line 19, strike "homeschool" and insert "home school" in both places
Page 2, line 1, delete "or has completed." THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Buesgens presented HF615
Testifying: Steve Simon, State Representative, District 44A
Gary Tsifrin, DriversEd.com, Oakland, California,
Debbra, Prudhomme, Training Wheels Driver Education,
Ellen Puff, Mrs. Puff's Driving School, LLC,
Kathleen Hron, Right-Way Driving School,
Mary Madden, Range Driver Training.

Representative Murdock assumed the gavel at 1:16 P.M.

Testifying: Cindy Thienes, Minnesota Driving School Association.

Representative Beard assumed the gavel at 1:23 P.M.

Testifying: Charles Hayssen, Safeway Driving School,
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota,
Tom Nichols, Sears Driving School,
Rod Shilkrot, Triple AAA, Minneapolis, and
Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services.

HF615 was laid over.

HF867 (Anderson) Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified.

Representative Murray moved HF867.

Representative Anderson presented HF867
Testifying: John Palmer, Professor of Health and Safety, St. Cloud State University,
Duane Mettler, Madison Lake, MN

HF867 was laid over.

Representative Murdock assumed the gavel at 2:10 P.M.

HF922 (Kiel) Collector emergency vehicles allowed to display and use nonconforming colored lights.

Representative Kiel moved that HF922 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Kiel moved the H0922A1 amendment.

Representative Kiel moved to incorporate the H0922A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel presented HF922
Testifying: Bill Strusinski, Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association and Minnesota Street Rod Association.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF922, as amended, be recommended to pass
and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Chair Beard reconvened the committee at 4:25 P.M.

HF1032 (Torkelson) Prevailing hours of labor requirements modified.

Representative Vogel moved that HF1032 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Torkelson presented HF1032
Testifying: Dave Semerad, CEO, Associated General Contractors Minnesota,
Brian Mathiowetz, President and CEO, Mathiowetz Construction Company, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota,
Harry Millandor, Associated Building and Construction Trades Council,
Edward Reynoso, Political Director, Teamsters Joint Council 32, and
Bill Heaney, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers State Council.

Representative Vogel amended his motion that HF1032 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register and moved that HF1032 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murdock assumed the gavel at 5:05 P.M.

HF1348 (Beard) Railroad property exempted from storm sewer or storm water utility assessments, levies, or charges.

Representative Beard moved that HF1348 be recommended to passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Beard presented HF1348
Testifying: John Apitz, Minnesota Regional Railroads Association,
Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cites, and
Pierre Willette, City of Minneapolis.

Representative Beard amended his motion that HF1348 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register and moved that HF1348 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1284 (Beard) Train crews exempted from driver's license requirement.

Representative Beard moved that HF1284 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Beard moved the H1284DE1 amendment.

Representative Beard modified the H1284DE1 amendment as follows:
Page 2, line 32, delete "assistant engineer."

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1284DE1 amendment, as modified. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard presented HF1284
Testifying: David Brown, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that H1284 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:38 P.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:
  • HF615 (Buesgens) - Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit.
  • HF867 (Anderson) - Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified.
  • HF1032 (Torkelson) - Prevailing hours of labor requirements modified.
  • HF922 (Kiel) - Collector emergency vehicles allowed to display and use nonconforming colored lights.
  • HF1348 (Beard) - Railroad property exempted from storm sewer or storm water utility assessments, levies, or charges.
  • HF1284 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation policy bill.
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00:28 - Gavel.
02:10 - HF615 (Buesgens) Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit.
1:23:11 - HF867 (Anderson) Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified.
1:35:23 - HF922 (Kiel) Collector emergency vehicles allowed to display and use nonconforming colored lights.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.


No official action will be taken on HF615 or HF867 at this hearing.