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Transportation Finance

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 12, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, started the forty-first meeting at 1:05 P.M. on Thursday, April 12th, 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, John
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
RARICK, Jason
ROSENTHAL, Paul
RUNBECK, Linda
SAUKE, Duane
SUNDIN, Mike

A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 4265 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 4265 (Barr) - Civil Air Patrol appropriation amended.

Testifiers:
Representative Regina Barr
James Garlough – Wing Commander, Civil Air Patrol

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 4265 to be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 4174 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 4174 (Poston) - Cass County; Trunk Highway 210 segment designated as State Trooper Ray Krueger Memorial Highway.

Testifiers:
Representative John Poston

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 4174 to be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 4164 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.


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

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

Testifiers:
Representative Jason Metsa

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 4164, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3982 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 3982 (Anderson) - Decommissioned military vehicle registration and use authorized.

Testifiers:
Representative Paul Anderson
Thomas Henderson, Program Director, Driver Vehicles Services

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3982 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3769 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 3769 (Pierson) - Rochester International Airport CAT II approach system funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifiers:
Representative Nels Pierson
Ardell Brede, Mayor, City of Rochester

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3769 to be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF 3980 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 3980 (Dean) - Freight rail economic development program established, rail-related accounts modified, and technical changes made.

Representative Torkelson moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved the A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers:
Representative Matt Dean
John Apitz, Executive Director, MN Regional Railroad Association
Bill Gardner, Director, MnDOT

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for HF 3980, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Petersburg assumed the gavel at 2:03 pm.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF 3789 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 3789 (Zerwas) - School bus body color requirement standards modified.

Testifiers:
Representative Nick Zerwas

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion for HF 3789 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF 1722 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF 1722 (Knoblach) - Northstar commuter rail passenger service extension and modification negotiations required.

Testifiers:
Representative Jim Knoblach
Teresa Bohnen, President, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
Ryan Wilson, ?Director of Metro District Transit Section. MnDOT
Phillip Qualy, SLD, VTU-Smart TD
Dave Brown, SLC, BLET

Representative Petersburg renewed his motion for HF 1722 be laid over for possible inclusion.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 P.M.




Representative Paul Torkelson, Chair




Sam Moyer, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4265 (Barr) - Civil Air Patrol appropriation amended.
  • HF4164 (Metsa) - Eveleth; bridge over U.S. Highway 53 designated as Specialist Noah Pierce Bridge.
  • HF4174 (Poston) - Cass County; Trunk Highway 210 segment designated as State Trooper Ray Krueger Memorial Highway.
  • HF3980 (Dean) - Freight rail economic development program established, rail-related accounts modified, and technical changes made.
  • HF3789 (Zerwas) - School bus body color requirement standards modified.
  • HF3795 (Koznick) - Human Services Department and Metropolitan Council data sharing for special transportation purposes authorized, and Metro Mobility service area extended.
  • HF3982 (Anderson) - Decommissioned military vehicle registration and use authorized.
  • HF1722 (Knoblach) - Northstar Commuter Rail passenger service extension and modification negotiations required.
  • HF3769 (House author not found.) - Rochester International Airport CAT II approach system funding provided, and money appropriated.
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