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Transportation Finance

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 02, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, began the eighteenth meeting at 1:01 P.M. on Thursday, March 2nd, 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
MILLER, Tim
NELSON, Michael
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:
RARICK, Jason


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

Presentation by Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) on the Governor’s Budget request.
Charles Zelle, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Tracy Hatch, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representative Torkelson officially called the meeting to order at 1:07 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of February 28th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF135 (Fenton) Oakdale and Woodbury; I-94, I-494, and I-694 interchange safety improvement study required.

Representative Torkelson moved HF135 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Fenton introduced the bill.

Stan Karwoski, Commissioner, Washington County, testified on the bill.

John Bradford, City Engineer, City of Woodbury, testified on the bill.

Representative Torkelson laid over HF135 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF1358 (Dave Baker) Special overweight permits for hauling construction materials authorized.

Representative Torkelson moved HF1358 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Baker moved the H1358A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Baker introduced the bill.

Fred Corrigan, Executive Director, Aggregated & Ready Mix of Minnesota, testified on the bill.

Jason Duninick, Director, Duininck Inc, testified on the bill.

Jim Wafler, Lobbyist, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association, testified on the bill.

John Apitz, Lobbyist, Minnesota Regional Railroad Association, testified on the bill.

Tina Ryberg, Administration Manger, Twin Cities and Wester Railroad, testified on the bill.

John Bumgardner, Driver, Teamster Union, testified on the bill.

Ed Reynoso, Political Director, Teamster Union, testified on the bill.

Mark Bnesgens, Driver, Teamster Union, testified on the bill.

Wayne Sandberg, County Engineer, Washington County, testified on the bill.

Scott Peterson, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on the bill.

Representative Torkelson laid over HF1358 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:57 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1358 (Baker) - Special overweight permits for hauling construction materials authorized.
  • HF135 (Fenton) - Oakdale and Woodbury; I-94, I-494, and I-694 interchange safety improvement study required.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) Governors Budget request overview