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Transportation Policy and Finance

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 13, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 12:35 P.M. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in the Basement 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 Benson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 11, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Buesgens moved that HF615 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Buesgens moved the H0615DE1 amendment.

Representative Buesgens moved to incorporate the H0615DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Buesgens moved the H0615A1 amendment.

Representative Buesgens moved to incorporate the H0615A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Buesgens presented HF615.

Representative Buesgens renewed his motion that HF615 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Benson moved that HF867 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Benson moved the H0867DE1 amendment.

Representative Benson moved to incorporate the H0867DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson presented HF867.
Testifying: Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services.

Representative Benson amended his motion that HF867 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register.

HF867 was laid over.

HF1289 (Mack) Buses provisions modified authorizing the use of highway shoulders.

Representative Hornstein moved that HF1289 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Mack presented HF1289.
Testifying: Nancy Schouweiler, Dakota County Commissioner, and
Eric Rudeen, Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representative Hornstein renewed his motion that HF1289 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1208 (Quam) Highway 52 sign placement required.

Representative Benson moved HF1208.

Representative Quam presented HF1208.
Testifying: Cassandra Isackson, Assistant Traffic Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

HF1208 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1374 (Garofalo) Farmington; deputy registrar and driver's license agent appointment governed.

Representative Murray moved HF1374.

Representative Garofalo presented HF1374.
Testifying: Jeff Orth, Deputy Registrar, Eagan, Minnesota, and
Paul Hiel, Deputy Registrar, Apple Valley, Minnesota,
Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services,
Jim Hirst, Deputy Registrars Association.

HF1374 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF493 (Vogel) Motor vehicle dealer record alternative site authorized, motor vehicle registration provision modified, and vehicle history information treatment provision added.

Representative Vogel moved that HF493 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Vogel moved H0493A1.

Representative Vogel moved to make an oral amendment to H0493A1 as follows:
After 1.1 of the amendment,
Page 1, line 17, strike "However."

Representative Vogel moved to incorporate the H0493A1 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vogel presented HF493
Testifying: Alyssa Schlander, Minnesota Auto Dealers Association.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF493 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1361 (Buesgens) Public impound lot definition modified.

Representative Buesgens moved that HF1361 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Buesgens moved the A11-0326 amendment.

Representative Buesgens moved to modify the A11-0326 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 7, delete the quotation marks.

Representative Buesgens moved to incorporate the A11-0326 amendment, as modified. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Buesgens presented HF1361.
Testifying: Robert Leighton, Minnesota Professional Towing Association,
Art Smith, Auto Medics, Minnesota Professional Towing Association, and
Mark Bonstrom, Mark's Towing, Minnesota Professional Towing Association.

Representative Buesgens renewed his motion that HF1361 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF459 (Fritz) Deputy John W. Liebenstein Memorial Highway designated.

Representative Hausman moved HF459.

Representative Fritz presented HF459.
Testifying: Richard Cook, former Rice County Sheriff, and
Steven Lowry, Law Enforcement Student, Law Enforcement Memorial Association Board Member, and
Cassandra Isackson, Assistant Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

HF459 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 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.
  • HF1289 (Mack) - Buses provisions modified authorizing the use of highway shoulders.
  • HF1208 (Quam) - Highway 52 sign placement required.
  • HF1374 (Garofalo) - Farmington; deputy registrar and driver's license agent appointment governed.
  • HF493 (Vogel) - Motor vehicle dealer record alternative site authorized, and motor vehicle registration provision modified.
  • HF1361 (Buesgens) - Public impound lot definition modified.
  • HF459 (Fritz) - Deputy John W. Liebenstein Memorial Highway designated.
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