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Transportation Finance

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 22, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the twenty-fifth meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. on Wednesday, March 22nd, 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 21st, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 1:15 P.M.

The committee took public testimony on the transportation omnibus bill and the DE2 amendment.

The following testified:

Scott Peterson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Margaret Donahoe, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
Jodi Gertken, CentraCare Health
Dorian Grilley, Minnesota Bike Alliance
Sherry Munyon, Minnesota Public Transit Association
Bentley Graves, Chamber of Commerce
Jason George, Lobbyist
Abbey Bryduck, Association of General Contractors
Peter McLaughlin, Counties Transit Improvement Board
Patrick Baker, Greater Mankato Growth
Bob Carney, We the People
Amity Foster, Isaiah
Mel Reeves, St. Paul Resident
Emily Pugh, Association of Minnesota Counties
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Townships
Steven Huser, Metro Cities
Rachel Auerback, Macalester Student
Terry Schnider, Mayor of Minnetonka
Harry Maddox, Livable Communities and St. Paul Transit
Cathy Velasquez, Citizens Acting for Rail Safety
Commissioner Mona Dohman, Department of Public Safety
Luther Wynder, Executive Director MVTA
Erin Daly, Sierra Club North Star Chapter
Cameron Slick, Citizen
Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities
Jason Gadd, Hopkins City Council Member
Jeff Strate, Eden Prairie Resident
David Lilly, LRT Done Right
Steve Novak, Minnesota Inter County Associations
Jill Sletten, Minnesota Association of Small Cities
Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties
Patrick Baker, Hwy 14 resident
Judd Schetnan, Metropolitan Council
Deb McMillan, Twin West Chamber
Will Roach, Business Advisory Committee SouthWest Light Rail
Dan Duffy
Emma Spurgat, Minneapolis Resident
Joel Carlson, Lobbyist
Phillip Qually, United Transportation Union
Carolyn Jackson, Coalitions of Greater Cities
Pam Johnson, Resident
Jessica Treat, Smart Trips

Representative Torkelson reassumed the gavel at 4:01 P.M.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:05 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Chelsea Peter, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..

The Committee will take public and committee feedback on the omnibus transportation finance bill HF861 delete all being introduced on Tuesday March 21. Testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per testifier and to be added to the testifier list contact the Committee Legislative Assistant Chelsea Peter at (651) 296-9302 or email her at Chelsea.peter@house.mn

Amendments will be due by 5pm on Wednesday for the HF861 delete all transportation finance omnibus bill