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Transportation Finance

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 29, 2018

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

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, started the thirty ninth meeting at 1:05 P.M. on Thursday, March 29th, 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
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Excused members:
KOZNICK, Jon
ROSENTHAL, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 4160 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion

HF 4160 (Torkelson) - State treasury fund created, and technical and conforming changes made.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 4160 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3703 come before the committee and be moved to the committee on Ways & Means.

HF 3703 (Barr) – Statewide highway investment plan revision directed to prioritize mobility investments.
Testifiers:
Representative Regina Barr
Mark Gieseke, Director of Transit System Maintenance, MnDOT

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3703 be moved to the committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3261 come before the committee and be moved to the committee on Ways & Means.

HF 3261 (Miller) - Eligibility requirements for services signs modified.

Testifiers:
Representative Tim Miller

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF 3261 be moved to the committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3463 come before the committee and be re-referred to the committee on Ways & Means.

HF 3463 (Petersburg) - Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified.

Testifiers:
Representative John Petersburg
Amber Backhaus, Vice President of Public Affairs, Auto Dealers Association

Representative Petersburg moved the following oral amendment: In line 1.6, delete “model” and replace with “make”. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Petersburg moved the A7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy moved the A3 amendment. Representative Bernardy requested a roll call on the A3 amendment. The results are as follows:

Ayes
HORNSTEIN, Frank
BERNARDY, Connie
GUNTHER, Bob
JOHNSON, Clark
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

Nays
TORKELSON, Paul
PETERBURG, John
BARR, Regina
DANIELS, Brian
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KIEL, Deb
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
RUNBECK, Linda

On a vote of 9 ayes and 9 nays THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3463, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3355 come before the committee and be sent to the General Register.

HF 3355 (Koznick) - Transportation department provisions modified, and Indian employment preference authorized.

Testifiers:
Erik Rudeen, Legislative Liaison, MnDOT
Laura Roads, Attorney, MnDOT

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3355 to be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3593 be moved to the committee on Ways & Means.

Testifiers:
Representative Jim Nash
Joan Redwing, Chief Technology Officer, MN.IT

Representative Torkelson requested the A1 amendment be reconsidered. THE MOTION WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3593 be moved to the committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Informational hearing on HF 4164.

HF 4164 (Metsa) - Eveleth; bridge over U.S. Highway 53 designated as Special Noah Pierce Bridge.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Sam Moyer, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4160 (Torkelson) - Omnibus transportation policy and finance bill.
  • HF3703 (Barr) - Statewide highway investment plan revision directed to prioritize mobility investments.
  • HF3261 (Miller) - Eligibility requirements for services signs modified.
  • HF3463 (Petersburg) - Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified.
  • HF3355 (Koznick) - Transportation Department provisions modified, and Indian employment preference authorized.
Documents:

pending referral from the floor the following bills will be added:

HF3355 (Koznick) Transportation department provisions modified.

HF4146 (Metsa) Eveleth; bridge over U.S. Highway 53 designated as Special Noah Pierce Bridge.

Note:
The committee will consider moving HF3593 (Nash) which has been laid over to ways and means committee
HF3593 (Nash) Deputy registrar and driver's license agent reimbursement program established, allocation of motor vehicle fees amended, technical and clarifying changes made, and money appropriated.