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Transportation and Regional Governance Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 22, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Transportation and Regional Governance Policy
MINUTES

Representative Runbeck, Chair of the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on February 22nd, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
RUNBECK, Linda, Chair
KOZNICK, Jon, Vice Chair
BERNARDY, Connie, DFL Lead
BAHR, Cal
BARR, Regina
CARLSON, Andrew
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KOEGEL, Erin
MASIN, Sandra
MCDONALD, Joe
NEU, Anne
PETERSBURG, John
WEST, Nolan
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Chair Runbeck called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of February 20th, 2017. THE MOTION
PREVAILED.

HF745 (Wills) Coates; bridge over U.S. Highway 52 designated as Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF745 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved the H0745A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Howe presented HF745.
Jon Bururd, Corporal Kopps’ grandfather, testified in favor of HF745.
Bill Lunn, Author, “Heart of a Warrior,”testified in favor of HF745.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF745 be re-referred as amended to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1117 (Bahr) Oak Grove; areas designated as residential for the purposes of the comprehensive plan update.

Representative Bahr moved that HF1117 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Bahr presented HF1117.
Mark Korin, Mayor, Oak Grove, testified in support of HF1117.
Judd Schetnan, Director of Government Affairs, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1117.
Lisa Barajas, Manager of Local Planning Assistance, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1117.

Representative Bahr renewed the motion that HF1117 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1358 (Baker) Special overweight permits for hauling construction materials authorized.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1358 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Baker presented HF1358
Fred Corrigan, Aggregate & Ready Mix of Minnesota, testified in support of HF1358.
John Bornhoft, Buffalo Ridge Concrete, testified in support of HF1358.
Jason Duininck, Duininck Companies, testified in support of HF1358.
Jim Wufler, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association, testified in support of HF1358
Ed Reynoso, Political Director, Teamsters Joint Council 32-DRIVE, testified in opposition to HF1358.
Brian Geise, Minnesota County Engineers Association, testified on HF1358
Kent Sulem, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of Townships, testified on HF1358.
Tim Jeske, General Manager, Twin Cities and Western Railroad Company, testified in opposition to HF1358.
John Apitz, Minnesota Regional Railroads Association, testified in opposition to HF1358.
Scott Peterson, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on HF1358.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1358 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck adjourned the meeting at 2:46 P.M.





Representative Linda Runbeck, Chair




Alex Pouliot, Committee Legislative Assistant





More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1358 (Baker) - Special overweight permits for hauling construction materials authorized.
  • HF745 (Wills) - Coates; bridge over U.S. Highway 52 designated as Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp Bridge.
  • HF628 (Bahr) - Metropolitan Land Planning Act; consideration of reasonableness of system statements allowed.
  • HF1117 (Bahr) - Oak Grove; areas designated as residential for the purposes of the comprehensive plan update.
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