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Transportation Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the nineteenth meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. on Tuesday, March 7th, 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
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Representative Torkelson called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes of March 2nd, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation by Metropolitan Council Budget Hearing on response to Chair letter to get additional budget information.
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council.
Wes Kooistra, Regional Administration, Metropolitan Council.

Presentation by Metropolitan Council on the Governor’s Budget Recommendations for FY18/19.
Judd Schetnan. Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council.
Wes Kooistra, Regional Administration, Metropolitan Council.

Committee Hearing on recent Fox 9 (Channel 9) TV Investigative Report on "Metro Mobility Drivers Putting Vulnerable Passengers At Risk?"
Michelle Anderson, Metro Mobility rider.
Rich Newmester, Citizen.
Nick Thompson, Metropolitan Council.
Joel Fox, Metro Mobility user.

Representative Torkelson moved recess. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Petersburg started the meeting at 5:12

HF 1659 (Anselmo) Transportation management organizations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Petersburg moved HF1659 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Anselmo introduced the bill.

Brad Otto, City Council Member, City of Eden Prairie, testified on the bill.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF1659 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF122 (Nash) Start Seeing Motorcycles special plates established, and allocation of the two-wheeled vehicle endorsement fee modified.

Representative Petersburg moved HF122 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Nash introduced the bill.

Todd Reba, Legislative Director, ABATE of Minnesota, testified on the bill.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF122 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Torkelson assumed the gavel at 5:31 P.M.

HF 1822 (Petersburg) Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue deposits clarified to not include the constitutionally dedicated legacy amount.

Representative Petersburg moved HF1822 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Petersburg introduced the bill.

Paul Cummings, Tax Policy Manger, Minnesota Management and Budget, testified on the bill.

Pat Dalton, House Research, testified on the bill.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF1822 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2061 (Swedzinkski) Purchases used in providing transportation and public transit services exemption provided.

Representative Torkelson moved HF2061 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Torkelson moved the H2061A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Swedzinski introduced the bill.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF2061, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1264 (Rarick) Wilma; land transfer for use by Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department required.

Representative Rarick moved HF1264 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Rarick introduced the bill.

Erick Rudeen, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on the bill.

Representative Rarick renewed his motion that HF1264 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF 1434 (Whelan) Trunk highway project selection governed, project selection processes amended and mandated, highway project information availability required, and legislative reporting amended.

Representative Torkelson moved HF1434 be laid over for possible inclusion

Representative Torkelson moved the H1434A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Whelan introduced the bill.

Doug Fischer, Engineer, Anoka County, testified on the bill.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF1434, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF 1155 (Bernardy) Transportation commissioner required to develop a performance, stewardship, and sustainability plan for the trunk highway system.

Representative Bernardy moved HF1155 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Bernardy moved the A17-0158 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy introduced her bill.

Mark Gieseke, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on the bill.

Representative Bernardy renewed her motion that HF1155, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

HF 1241 (Petersburg) Transportation commissioner required to consult, develop, adopt, and publicize best practices to improve objectivity and transparency in project selection process; and report required.

Representative Petersburg moved HF1241 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Petersburg introduced his bill.

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion that HF1241 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 7:05 P.M.

HF1467 (Torkelson) Tolling report to the legislature required.

Representative Torkelson moved HF1467 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Torkelson introduced the bill.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF1467 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..

Metropolitan Council Budget Hearing on response to Chair letter to get additional budget information
Metropolitan Council Governors Budget Recommendations for FY18/19
and
Committee Hearing on recent Fox 9 (Channel 9) TV Investigative Report on "Metro Mobility Drivers Putting Vulnerable Passengers At Risk?"