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Transportation Finance

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 22, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, started the thirty sixth meeting at 1:04 P.M. on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, in the Basement 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
JOHNSON, Clark
GUNTHER, Bob
HAUSMAN, Alice
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWE, Jeff
KIEL, Deb
KOZNICK, Jon
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

A quorum was not present.

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

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 2624 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 2624 (Daniels) - Rice County; I-35 and County Road 9 interchange feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers:
Representative Brian Daniels
Scott Peterson, Assistant Commissioner of Government Affairs, MNDOT

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 2624 be laid over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 20th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF 3346 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.





HF 3346 (Runbeck) - Loan conversion and lien release requirements established for a transportation department contract.

Testifiers:
Representative Linda Runbeck
Chad Koolas, Executive Director, Midway Chamber of Commerce
Wayne Hall, Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Commercial Railway

Representative Runbeck renewed her motion for HF 3346 to be laid over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3174 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 3174 (Knoblach) - St. Michael and St. Cloud; feasibility study for expanding or reconstructing I-94 funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers:
Representative Jim Knoblach

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF 3174, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3866 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Representative Connie Bernardy
Robert Bagaus, Chief Maintenance of Way Officer, Minnesota Commercial Railway
Craig Schlichting, Director of Community Assets and Development, City of New Brighton
Tom Snel, Executive Director, White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion for HF 3866, as amended, to be laid over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3776 come before the committee and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Torkelson moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson offered the following oral amendment: Page 3, line 28, delete “Department of” and insert “area specified in section 473f.02, subdivision 2,” Page 3, delete line 29. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 3776 (Loon) - Metropolitan congestion management component of the corridors of commerce program created, metropolitan fiscal disparities program reformed, and payments to the trunk highway fund provided.

Testifiers:
Representative Jennifer Loon
Pat Mulqueeny, President, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Brad Aho, City Council Member, Eden Prairie City Council
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities
Rob Vanasek, I-35W Solutions Alliance
Todd Hurley, Finance Director, City of St. Paul

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3776, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:44 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Sam Moyer, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2624 (Daniels) - Rice County; I-35 and County Road 9 interchange feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3174 (Knoblach) - St. Michael and St. Cloud; feasibility study for expanding or reconstructing I-94 funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3346 (Runbeck) - Loan conversion and lien release requirements established for a Transportation Department contract.
  • HF3776 (Loon) - Metropolitan congestion management component of the Corridors of Commerce program created, metropolitan fiscal disparities program reformed, and payments to the trunk highway fund provided.
  • HF3866 (Bernardy) - New Brighton; Rice Creek railroad bridge replacement funding provided, and money appropriated.
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Conference Committee on SF3133 (Torkelson/Newman) Minnesota Licensing and Registration System legislative auditor information technology auditor appointment requirement; MNLARS steering committee establishment; appropriation.
00:00 - Introductory comments.
03:51 - Side-by-side comparison.
20:49 - Testimony by Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles.
The conference committee recessed.
Runs 27 minutes.