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Transportation Finance

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 26, 2018

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

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Torkelson, Chair of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the forty-sixth meeting to order at 8:19 A.M on Thursday, April 26th, 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 present.

Representative Johnson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 19th & April 25th, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF4437 come before the committee.

Representative Torkelson moved the H4437DE2 amendment.

The following testified on the H4437DE2 amendment:
Sam Smith, Public Policy Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota
Vance Stuehrenberg, Blue Earth County Commissioner and Transportation Alliance President
Taylor Putz, Public Policy Advocate, MN Council of Non Profits
Hannah Trostle, Saint Paul, MN
Barry Davies, Financial Secretary/Treasurer, Ironworkers 512
Bradley Peterson, Shareholder/Lobbyist, Coalition of Greater MN Cities
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Bevin O’Brien, Teacher, Education MN
Russel Hess, Legislative Director, LIUNA-MN
Fred Nolan, Executive Director, MREA
Abby Bryduck, Legislative Director, Associated General Contractors
Jim McDonough, Chair of Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Patrick Murray, Government Affairs Director, Cooperative Network
Steve Adams, Chair, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Jim Wafler, Lobbyist, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
Gary Amaroso, Executive Director, MN Association of School Administrators
Jeremy Estenson, Legislative Director, MN Trucking Association
William Schroeder, Executive Director, East Metro Strong & Transportation Forward
Jason George, Legislative Director, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49
Alicia Munson, ARC MN
Cari-Ann Alleman, Communications & Outreach Director, MN Association of Townships
Fick Varco, Political Director, SEIU Healthcare MN
Clark Goldenrod, Senior Policy Director, MN Budget Project
Max Hall, Legislative Representative, AFSCME Council 5
Barb Thomas, Citizen
Ryan Tiuslin, President, ATU 1005
Chris Stinson, Political Director, SEIU L 284

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion for the H4437DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy moved the H4437A2 amendment to HF 4437, as amended. Representative Bernardy requested a roll call on the H4437A2 amendment. The results were as follows:

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

Nays
TORKELSON, Paul
PETERBURG, John
BARR, Regina
DANIELS, Brian
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HOWE, Jeff
KIEL, Deb
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
RARICK, Jason
RUNBECK, Linda

Absent
BAKER, Dave
HAUSMAN, Alice
KOZNICK, Jon

On a vote of 8 ayes and 12 nays THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H4437A3 amendment to HF 4437, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF 4437, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 A.M.












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Chair, Paul Torkelson Vice Chair, John Petersburg



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Representative Frank Hornstein Representative Dave Baker



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Representative Regina Barr Representative Connie Bernardy



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Representative Brian Daniels Representative Steve Drazkowski



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Representative Bob Gunther Representative Alice Hausman



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Representative Jeff Howe Representative Clark Johnson



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Representative Deb Kiel Representative Jon Koznick



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Representative Eric Lucero Representative Sandra Masin



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Representative Tim Miller Representative Michael Nelson



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Representative Jason Rarick Representative Paul Rosenthal



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Representative Linda Runbeck Representative Duane Sauke



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Represenative Mike Sundin Committee Legislative Assistant, Sam Moyer








More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4437 (Torkelson) - State general sales tax revenue related to motor vehicle repair and replacement parts allocated exclusively to fund roads, conforming and technical changes made, and constitutional amendment proposed.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:35 - Overview of the bill by House Research and Fiscal staff of HF4437 (Torkelson) State general sales tax revenue related to motor vehicle repair and replacement parts allocated exclusively to fund roads, and constitutional amendment proposed.
12:03 - Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.


The committee will take public testimony limiting testimony to no more than 2 minutes per testifier. The Chair will recess the committee at 10am and will reconvene 15 minutes after completion of floor session to complete the hearing if necessary.
Contact Joe Marble, Committee administrator 651-296-7185 or Sam Moyer, Committee Legislative Asst at 651-296-4371