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Transportation Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 29, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 1:05 P.M. on Friday, April 29, 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
GAUTHIER, Kerry
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KIEL, Debra
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MORROW, Terry
MURRAY, Rich
NELSON, Michael
SHIMANSKI, Ron
VOGEL, Bruce

Members excused:

EKEN, Kent
SANDERS, Tim

A quorum was present.

Representative Champion moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 27th, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF650 (Kieffer) Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.

Representative Kiel moved that HF650 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Kieffer presented HF650.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF650 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1088 (Drazkowski) State agency natural disaster response provisions modified.

Representative Benson moved that HF1088 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Drazkowski presented HF1088
Testifying: Kris Eide, Director, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF1088 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1345 (Champion) Highway construction projects contract bid preference provisions modified.
Representative Champion moved HF1345.

Representative Champion presented HF1345
Testifying: Mary Prescott, Office of Civil Rights, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Robert Woods, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Workforce Collaborative.

HF1345 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1333 (Nelson) Transportation construction manager/general contractor contracts provided.

Representative Nelson moved HF1333.

Representative Nelson presented HF1333
Testifying: Jay Hietpas, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting.

Representative Nelson moved the H1333A1 amendment.

Representative Nelson presented the H1333A1 amendment.

Representative Nelson moved to incorporate the H1333A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1333 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill.

HF1310 (Shimanski) Overweight vehicle permit provisions modified, provision governing medical waiver to operate commercial vehicle in intrastate commerce modified, obsolete language removed and clarifying changes made.

Representative Shimanksi moved that HF1310 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Shimanski moved the H1310DE1 amendment.

Representative Shimanksi presented the H1310DE1 amendment.

Representative Shimanksi moved to incorporate the H1310DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Shimanksi presented HF1310, as amended.

Representative Shimankski renewed his motion that HF1310 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murdock assumed the gavel at 1:45 P.M.

HF1068 (Beard) Trunk highway fund expenditures report required.

Representative Beard moved that HF1068 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Beard presented HF1068
Testifying: Margaret Donahoe, Minnesota Transportation Alliance, and
Lisa Bodine, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Beard moved the H1068DE3 amendment.

Representative Beard presented the H1068DE3 amendment.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1068DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved the H1068A5 amendment.

Representative Beard presented the H1068A5 amendment.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1068A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved the H1068A6 amendment.

Representative Beard presented the H1068A6 amendment.
Testifying: Joan Kopcinski, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1068A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved the H1068A7 amendment.

Representative Beard moved an oral amendment to the H1068A7 amendment as follows:
Page 1, line 5, delete "shall," insert "may,"
Page 1, line 8, delete the comma and everything after the comma and insert a period,
Page 1, delete line 9.

Representative Beard presented the H1068A7 amendment, as amended.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1068A7 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Benson moved the H1068A2 amendment.

Representative Benson withdrew the H1068A2 amendment.

Representative Benson moved the H1068A4 amendment.

Representative Beard presented the H1068A4 amendment.

Representative Beard moved an oral amendment to H1068A4 as follows:
Page 1, line 12, delete "three" and insert "two."

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the oral amendment to the H1068A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1068A4 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Shimanski moved the H1068A8 amendment.

Representative Shimanksi presented the H1068A8 amendment.

Representative Shimanksi moved to incorporate the H1068A8 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hausman presented the H1068A1 amendment.

Representative Champion moved that HF1345 be adopted as an amendment to the H1068DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved that HF1333 be adopted, as amended, as an amendment to the H1068DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF1068 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 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:
  • HF650 (Kieffer) - Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.
  • HF1088 (Drazkowski) - State agency natural disaster response provisions modified.
  • HF1345 (Champion) - Highway construction projects contract bid preference provisions modified.
  • HF1333 (Nelson) - Construction manager contracting authority and related regulations provided for, and legislative report on contracting required.
  • HF1310 (Shimanski) - Transportation policy governing provisions provided, including traffic regulations, bikeways, motor vehicle requirements, vehicle registration and license plates, driver's license fee payments, alternative financing for transportation projects, motor carriers and commercial drivers, and rail programs; misdemeanor penalty imposed; fees established; provisions repealed; and technical changes made.
  • HF1068 (Beard) - Transportation and public safety policies governing provisions provided including data practices, bicycles and bikeways and highways and bridges, transportation construction contracts, motor vehicles, traffic regulations, driver licensing and training, alternative financing for transportation projects, railroads, motor carriers and commercial drivers, and agency reporting; fees and an account established; pilot program expanded; seaplane base variance provided; provisions repealed; technical changes made; and money appropriated.
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03;57 - Gavel.
05:00 - HF650 (Kieffer) Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.
06:33 - HF1088 (Drazkowski) State agency natural disaster response provisions modified.
17:17 - HF1345 (Champion) Highway construction projects contract bid preference provisions modified.
29:07 - HF1333 (Nelson) Transportation construction manager/general contractor contracts provided.
39:33 - HF1310 (Shimanski) Overweight vehicle permit provisions modified, provision governing medical waiver to operate commercial vehicle in intrastate commerce modified, obsolete language removed and clarifying changes made.
47:27 - HF1068 (Beard) Trunk highway fund expenditures report required.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.


HF1310 will be a vehicle bill for a MnDOT and DPS policy and housekeeping bill. HF1068 will be the vehicle for an omnibus transportation policy bill and will also carry executive branch initiatives.