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Transportation Finance

EIGHTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 26, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, began the eighth meeting at 1:01 P.M. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

TORKELSON, Paul Chair
PETERBURG, John Vice Chair
BAKER, Dave
BARR, Regina
BERNARDY, Connie
DANIELS, Brian
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWE, Jeff
JOHNSON, Clark
KIEL, Deb
KOZNICK, Jon
LUCERO, Eric
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:
MILLER, Tim


Representative Torkelson began the meeting at 1:01 P.M. A quorum was not present.

Presentation on Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC).
Brian Ryks, Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Representative Torkelson officially called the meeting or order at 1:21 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of January 24, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation on Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee
Jason Craig, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee

Presentation on Minnesota Ports Association.
Deborah Deluca, Government and Environmental Affairs Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority.
Kevin Walli, Lobbyist, Minnesota Ports Association.

Presentation on Minnesota Trucking Association.
John Hausladen, President, Minnesota Trucking Association.

Presentation on Minnesota Regional Railroad Association.
John Apitz, Legislative Counsel, Minnesota Regional Railroad Association.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:47 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..

Metropolitan Airports Commission Overview
Brian Ryks, Metropolitan Airports Commission Executive Director/CEO

State of Minnesota Freight Presentation:
An Update from Minnesota's Freight Modes

MNDOT/Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee
Testifying: Jason Craig, C.H. Robinson, Manager, Government Affairs


Minnesota Ports Association
Testifying: Deborah DeLuca, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Government and Environmental Affairs Director
Kevin Walli, Lobbyist for MN Ports Association
information will be presented on the 4 ports of St Paul, Duluth, Winona and Red Wing

Minnesota Trucking Association
Testifying: John Hausladen, Minnesota Trucking Assc, President

Minnesota Regional Railroad Association
Testifying: John Apitz, Legislative Counsel