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Transportation Policy and Finance

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - January 30, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 Monday, January 30th, 2012, 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 Champion moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on May 2, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 730 (Mazerol) Fairness for Responsible Drivers Act established, remedies of uninsured motorists limited, and amount of criminal fines increased.

Representative Vogel moved that HF 730 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Vogel moved the H730A1 amendment.

Representative Vogel moved to incorporate the H730A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mazerol presented HF 730, as amended.

Testifiers: Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota, and
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice.

Representative Morrow moved the H730A2 amendment.

Representative Morrow moved to incorporate the H730A2 amendment.

Representative Morrow requested a roll call vote.

The results were as follows:

Voting AYE:

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

Voting NAY:

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

THERE BEING 7 AYES AND 10 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Beard moved and oral amendment to HF 720, as amended, as follows:
Page 1, line 1.15 reinstate stricken language, "$200." THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF 730 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the committee on Civil Law.

Representative Hornstein requested a roll-call vote.

The results were as follows:

Voting AYE:

MURDOCK

Voting NAY:

BEARD, HORNSTEIN, BENSON, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, EKEN, GAUTHIER, HAUSMAN, KIEL, LEIDIGER, MORROW, MURRAY, NELSON, SHIMANSKI, VOGEL.

Absent:

SANDERS

THERE BEING 1 AYE AND 15 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

HF1323 (Hoppe) Online motor vehicle insurance verification system established, and money appropriated.

Representative Hornstein moved HF 1323.

Representative Hoppe presented HF 1323
Testifier: Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota.

HF 1323 was laid over.

Presentation by the MN Department of Public Safety on federal funds request for 2012 Commercial Drivers License Program Improvement Grant:
Pat McCormack, Director of Driver and Vehicle Safety, and
Mary Ellison, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Public Safety.








The meeting was adjourned at 2:16 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:
  • HF730 (Mazorol) - Fairness for Responsible Drivers Act established, remedies of uninsured motorists limited, and amount of criminal fines increased.
  • HF1323 (Hoppe) - Online motor vehicle insurance verification system established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:32 - Gavel.
03:13 - HF730 (Mazorol) Fairness for Responsible Drivers Act established, remedies of uninsured motorists limited, and amount of criminal fines increased.
1:09:42 - HF1323 (Hoppe) Online motor vehicle insurance verification system established, and money appropriated.
1:21:34 - Department of Public Safety update on the Minnesota License and Registration System.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.


Department of Public Safety presentation on federal funds request for 2012 Commercial Drivers License Program Improvement Grant.
Department of Public Safety update on the Minnesota License and Registration System (MNLARS).
Minnesota Department of Transportation presentation on November 2011 transportation funds forecast.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Legislative report on Biennial Expenditures, Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
Minnesota Department of Transportation presentation on Federal Funds Requests, 2012-2013.
*Any portion of department presentations not covered in today's hearing will continue at a future hearing.