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Transportation Policy and Finance

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 12, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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, March 12, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BEARD, Mike, Chair
BENSON, Mike
BUESGENS, Mark
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
EKEN, Kent
GAUTHIER, Kerry
KIEL, Debra
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MORROW, Terry
MURRAY, Rich
NELSON, Michael
SANDERS, Tim
SHIMANSKI, Ron
VOGEL, Bruce

Members excused:

MURDOCK, Mark, Vice Chair
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank

A quorum was present.

Representative Benson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 7, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1670 (Hoppe) Pupil transportation; federal substance testing allowed to fulfill testing requirements for type III vehicle drivers.

Representative Morrow moved HF1670 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Morrow moved the H1670A1 amendment.

Representative Morrow moved to incorporate the H1670A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hoppe presented HF1670, as amended.

Testifiers: Thomas Keliher, Minnesota School Bus Operators Association, and
Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation.
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Representative Morrow renewed his motion that HF1670 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2032 (Myhra) Retail sale definition modified.

Representative Shimanski moved HF2032 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Shimanski moved the H2032A1 amendment.

Representative Shimanski moved to incorporate the H2032A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Myhra presented HF2032, as amended.

Testifier: Dan Blowers, Northland Auto Enterprises.

Representative Shimanski renewed his motion that HF2032 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2328 (Beard) Air flight property tax levies, aircraft fuel taxes, and aircraft registration taxes and filing fees provisions modified.

Representative Beard moved HF2328 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Beard presented HF2328.

Testifier: Gordon Hoff, Minnesota Business Aviators Association, and
Michael Lawrence, General Manager, Key Air Twin Cities.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF2328 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2378 (Vogel) Design-build projects approved under pilot program completion authorized.

Representive Vogel moved HF2378 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Vogel moved the H2378DE2 amendment.

Representative Vogel moved to incorporate the H2378DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vogel presented HF2378, as amended.

Testifier: Doug Fischer, MN County Engineers Association.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF2378 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2232 (Drazkowski) Welfare fraud prevented, drivers license photo access allowed in welfare fraud investigations, driver's license authentic verification required prior to granting welfare benefits, drug conviction search required to determine welfare benefit eligibility, and drug offenders excluded from welfare eligibility.

Representative Murray moved HF2232 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Murray moved the H2232DE1-2 amendment.

Representative Murray moved to incorporate the H2232DE1-2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski presented HF2232, as amended.

Testifier: Vicki Kunerth, Deputy Inspector General, Department of Human Services, and
Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services, DPS.

HF2232 was laid over, as amended.

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

Representative Nelson moved HF1333 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Nelson moved the H1333DE1 amendment.

Representative Nelson moved to incorporate the H1333DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson presented HF1333, as amended.

Testifier: Tom Ravn, MnDOT Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting Director,
and Tim Worke, Associated General Contractors.

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that HF1333 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1901 (McFarlane) Scrap metal processing regulation modified, proof of ownership or hold period required for vehicles purchased for scrap, and automated property system created.

Representative Vogel moved HF1901 and recommended that it pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Representative Vogel moved the H1901DE4 amendment.

Representative Vogel moved to incorporate the H1901DE4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McFarlane presented HF1901, as amended.

Testifiers: Ken Reed, Assistant Chief, St. Paul Police Department,
David Markle, Minneapolis,
Paul Cassidy, MN Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries,
Anthony White, Northern Metal Recycling,
Eva Shine, Shine Brothers Corporation, Worthington, MN,
Nancy Haas, MN County Attorneys Association,
Jorge Conforme, LKQ Auto Parts, and
Mark Leder, Leder Brothers Metal Company.

Representative Vogel renewed his motion that HF1901 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:20 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:
  • HF1670 (Hoppe) - Pupil transportation; federal substance testing allowed to fulfill testing requirements for type III vehicle drivers.
  • HF2032 (Myhra) - Retail sale definition modified, and motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue use clarified.
  • HF2328 (Beard) - Air flight property tax levies, aircraft fuel taxes, and aircraft registration taxes and filing fees provisions modified.
  • HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
  • HF2232 (Drazkowski) - Department of Human Services data sharing required, public assistance fraud investigation required, and eligibility determinations required.
  • HF2378 (Vogel) - Design-build projects approved under pilot program completion authorized.
  • HF1333 (Nelson) - Construction manager contracting authority and related regulations provided for, and legislative report on contracting required.
  • HF1901 (McFarlane) - Scrap vehicle purchasing regulation amended.
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01:12 - Gavel.
02:00 - HF1670 (Hoppe) Pupil transportation; federal substance testing allowed to fulfill testing requirements for type III vehicle drivers.
10:17 - HF2032 (Myhra) Retail sale definition modified.
16:45 - HF2328 (Beard) Air flight property tax levies, aircraft fuel taxes, and aircraft registration taxes and filing fees provisions modified.
30:41 - HF2378 (Vogel) Design-build projects approved under pilot program completion authorized.
37:30 - HF2232 (Drazkowski) Welfare fraud prevented, drivers license photo access allowed in welfare fraud investigations, driver's license authentic verification required prior to granting welfare benefits, drug conviction search required to determine welfare benefit eligibility, and drug offenders excluded from welfare eligibility.
59:44 - HF1333 (Nelson) Transportation construction manager/general contractor contracts provided.
1:11:24 - HF1901 (McFarlane) Scrap metal processing regulation modified, proof of ownership or hold period required for vehicles purchased for scrap, and automated property system created.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.


HF2685 will be the vehicle for an omnibus transportation policy bill. A proposed delete-all amendment will be posted to the committee web page by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Monday's committee will include a walk-through of the delete-all and testimony. Amendments will be considered and a vote will be taken on the bill at the Wednesday, March 14 hearing.