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Transportation Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 27, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 12:37 P.M. on Wednesday, April 27, 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 Morrow moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 18, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Benson moved that HF867 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Benson moved the H0867A2 amendment.

Representative Benson moved to incorporate the H0867A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF867 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1067 (Nelson) Rail bank property prohibited activities provisions modified, and misdemeanor penalty imposed.

Representative Nelson moved that HF1067 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Nelson presented HF1067.

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF1067 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1223 (Smith) Commissioner of transportation's duties regarding passenger railroads modified.

Representative Shimanski moved HF1223.

Representative Shimanski moved the A11-0362 DE amendment.

Representative Smith presented HF1223
Testifying: Phillip Qualy, United Transportation Union.

Representative Shimanski moved to incorporate the A11-0362 DE amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1223 was laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1537 (Hosch) Protective agents right to escort oversized loads clarified.

Representative Morrow moved HF1537.

Representative Hosch presented HF1537
Testifying: Dwight Patterson, Owner, PATS LLC,
Laurie Patterson, Co-Owner, PATS LLC, and
Tom Fitzheny, Owner, Metro Motorcycle Escort,
Dan Hannan, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota,
Adam Chelseth, Minnesota Trucking Association, and
Major Ken Urquhart, State Patrol.

HF1537 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF676 (Cornish) Unmarked vehicle plates provided for conservation officers.

Representative Nelson moved HF676.

Representative Cornish presented HF676
Testifying: Captain John Hunt, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

HF676 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1412 (Murray) Electric-assisted bicycle operation requirements and regulation amended.

Representative Murray moved that HF1412 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Representative Murray moved the A11-0359 amendment.

Representative Murray moved an oral amendment to the A11-0359 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 2, delete "provided that," and insert "unless,"
Page 1, line 3, insert "not,"
Page 1, line 5, delete "provided that," and insert "unless,"
Page 1, line 6, insert "not,"
Page 1, line 8, delete "provided that," and insert "unless," and
Page 1, line 9, "not."

Representative Murray moved to incorporate the A11-0359 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murray presented HF1412
Testifying: Dorian Grilley, Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF1412 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF328 (Westrom) Elbow Lake Municipal-Pride of the Prairie Airport public seaplane base license issued.

Representative Eken moved HF328.

Representative Westrom presented HF328
Testifying: Paul Brutlag, President, Elbow Lake Airport Board, and
Peter Buchen, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics.

HF328 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

Chair Beard recessed the committee at 2:14 P.M.

Chair Beard reconvened the committee at 6:10 P.M.

HF744 (Murray) Winter storm preparation road equipment exemption from highway restrictions modified.

Representative Murray moved HF744.

Representative Murray moved the H0744A1 amendment.

Representative Murray moved to incorporate the H0744A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murray presented HF722
Testifying: Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships.

HF744 was laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1488 (Quam) Municipal state aid to cities formula modified.

Representative Benson moved HF1488.

Representative Quam presented HF1488.

HF1488 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1526 (Quam) Frontage road and ramp for controlled access highways distinction made, and municipal road authorities authorized to issue permits for driveway access to frontage roads and ramps for controlled access to highways.

Representative Benson moved HF1526.

Representative Quam presented HF1526
Testifying: Peter Coyle, Attorney, Larkin and Hoffman,
Vernon Swing, President, RLK Incorporated,
Cassandra Isackson, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and
Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities.

HF1526 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.
HF1434 (Gauthier) Working capital loans to small businesses provided to secure contracts with government agencies.

Representative Gauthier moved HF1434.

Representative Gauthier presented HF1434
Testifying: Scott Peterson, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

HF1434 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1482 (Hornstein) Driver license acceptable methods of payment provided, and surcharge imposed.

Representative Hornstein moved HF1482.

Representative Hornstein presented HF1482
Testifying: Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services.

HF1482 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 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:
  • HF867 (Anderson) - Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified.
  • HF1067 (Nelson) - Rail bank property prohibited activities provisions modified, and misdemeanor penalty imposed.
  • HF1412 (Murray) - Electric-assisted bicycle operation requirements and regulation amended, and electric-assisted bicycle operation permitted on bikeways and bicycle trails.
  • HF676 (Cornish) - Unmarked vehicle plates provided for conservation officers.
  • HF328 (Westrom) - Elbow Lake Municipal-Pride of the Prairie Airport public seaplane base license issued.
  • HF1223 (Smith) - Commissioner of transportation's duties regarding passenger railroads modified.
  • HF744 (Murray) - Winter storm preparation road equipment exemption from highway restrictions modified.
  • HF1537 (Hosch) - Protective agents right to escort oversized loads clarified.
  • HF1526 (Quam) - Frontage road and ramp for controlled access highways distinction made, and municipal road authorities authorized to issue permits for driveway access to frontage roads and ramps for controlled access to highways.
  • HF1488 (Quam) - Municipal state aid to cities formula modified.
  • HF1434 (Gauthier) - Working capital loans to small businesses provided to secure contracts with government agencies.
  • HF1482 (Hornstein) - Driver license acceptable methods of payment provided, and surcharge imposed.
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