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Transportation Policy and Finance

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 20, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 12:37 P.M. on Monday, February 20, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BEARD, Mike, Chair
MURDOCK, 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 Buesgens moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 15, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1948 (Urdahl) Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.

Representative Benson moved HF1948 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Urdahl presented HF1948.

Testifier: Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services, DPS.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF1948 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1821 (Dettmer) Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses.

Representative Shimanski moved HF1821 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Shimanski moved the H1821A3 amendment.

Representative Dettmer presented the H1821A3 amendment.

Representative Shimanski withdrew the H1821A3 amendment.

Representative Dettmer presented HF1821.

Testifiers: Ralph Donais, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council of MN,
Alex Tittle, Deputy Director of the Office of Civil Rights, MnDOT, and
Dan Severson, former State Representative, Sauk Rapids.

Representative Shimanski renewed his motion that HF1821 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1595 (Murdock) Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided.

Representative Murdock moved HF1595 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Murdock presented HF1595.

Testifier: Mark Brunner, President, Manufactured Modular Home Association MN, and
Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services, DPS.

Representative Murdock renewed his motion that HF1595 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1971 (Beard) Highways contingent appropriations provided.

Representative Beard moved HF1971 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Beard moved the H1971A1 amendment.

Representative Beard presented the H1971A1 amendment.

Representative Beard moved to incorporate the H1971A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard presented HF1971, as amended.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF1971 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2114 (Abeler) Pedestrian bridges and overpasses over trunk highways temporary signage provided.

Representative Leidiger moved HF2114.

Representative Abeler presented HF2114

Testifiers: Daniel Hanson, Champlin, MN, and
Scott Peterson, Legislative Affairs, MnDOT.

HF2114 was laid over.

HF2115 (Abeler) Trunk Highway 47 county maintenance authorized.
Representative Leidiger moved HF2115.
Representative Abeler presented HF2115
HF2115 was laid over.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:17 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:
  • HF1948 (Urdahl) - Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided on a portion of the value of a motor vehicle purchased abroad during military service outside the United States.
  • HF1971 (Beard) - Highways contingent appropriations provided for highways and highway contract administration.
  • HF2114 (Abeler) - Pedestrian bridges and overpasses over trunk highways temporary signage provided.
  • HF2115 (Abeler) - Trunk Highway 47 county maintenance authorized.
Documents:

HF1821 (Dettmer) Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses
HF1595 (Murdock) Manufactured home unaffixing process from real property provided