STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Tim Kelly, Chair of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, called the twelfth meeting to order at 12:48 p.m. on February 23, 2015, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
KELLY, Tim, Chair
PETERSBURG, John, VC
Chair Kelly called the meeting to order at 12:48 p.m. A quorum was present.
Representative Howe moved that the minutes of February 18, 2015 be approved, after the day of the week be changed to Wednesday. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF620 (McNamara): Overweight vehicle annual permits established.
Representative McNamara moved HF620 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Representative McNamara testified on HF620.
Bill Gardner, Director of the Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on HF620 and the Truck Size and Weight Study.
The following people testified in opposition to HF620:
John Welle, President of the Minnesota County Engineers Association
Abbey Bryduck, Analyst for the Association of Minnesota Counties
Kent Sulem, Director of Governmental Relations for Minnesota Townships Association
Kevin Kloss, Vice President of Minnesota State Troopers Association
Rich Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff
Edward Reynoso, Political Director for Teamsters Joint Council 32
John Bumgardner, Teamsters Joint Council 32
Tina Ryberg, Administrator for Twin Cities & Western Railroad
John Apitz, Attorney at Messerli and Kramer, on behalf of Minnesota Regional Railroads Association
The following people testified in support of HF620:
Fred Corrigan, Executive Director for Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota
Jay Morrell, President of JME Companies
Kyle Becken, South Region Manager at Cemstone Products Company
Tim Worke, Director of Highway and Transportation Division for the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
Bob Zelenka, Executive Director of Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
Jason Duininck, Owner of Duininck Construction
Bruce Kleven, Lobbyist on behalf of Duininck Contruction
Chair Kelly laid over HF620 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Representative Tim Kelly, Chair
Natalie Cecchini, Committee Legislative Assistant