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Transportation and Regional Governance Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 06, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 March 6th, 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, Ann
PETERSBURG, John
WEST, Nolan
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Chair Runbeck called the meeting to order at 1:02 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Bahr moved the minutes of March 3rd, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1747 (Wagenius) Sewer availability charge modified.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1747 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operation and Election.

Chair Runbeck moved the H1747A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Wagenius presented HF1747.
Andrew Johnson, Ward 12, Minneapolis City Council, testified in support of HF1747.
Gail Mollner, owner, Blackbird Café, testified in support of HF1747.
Ned Smith, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1747.
Wendy Wulff, District 16, Metropolitican Council Member, testified in opposition to HF1747.
Erik Forsberg, owner, Devil’s Advocate, Erik the Red, Dan Kelly’s, testified in support of HF1747.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1747 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1670 (Zerwas) Driver diversion program made permanent, proof of insurance provided by courts authorized, uniform traffic ticket amended, waiver of criminal surcharge authorized, court appearance for driving offenses mandated, and money appropriated.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1670 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved the H1670A4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Youakim moved to orally amend the HF1670. Page 1 line 4 after “commissioner” insert a comma. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE LANGUAGE WAS INCORPORATED.


Representative Zerwas presented HF1670.
Susan Segal, City Attorney, Minneapolis, testified in support of HF1670.
Mark Haase, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, testified in support of HF1670.
Amy Tudor, Family Advocate and Housing Case Manager, Three Rivers Community Action Agency, testified in support of HF1670.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1670 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF858 (Johnson, B.) Unmanned aircraft registration provided.

Chair Runbeck moved HF858 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Chair Runbeck moved the H0858A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck moved the H0858A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson, B. presented HF858.
Erik Rudeen, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on HF858.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF858 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1224 (Howe) School bus standards modified.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1224 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Howe presented HF1224.
Lieutenant Brian Rue, Director of Pupil Transportation Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, testified in support of HF1224.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1224 be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1725 (Drazkowski) Vehicles transporting milk weight limitations amended, and analysis of deficient bridges required.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1725 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Drazkowski presented HF1725.
Lucas Sjostrom, Minnesota Milk Producers Association, testified in support of HF1725.
Chuck Nelson, First District Association, Dairy Cooperative, testified in support of HF1725.
Nancy Daubenberger, Minnesota Department of Transportation Engineer, testified in opposition to HF1725.
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships, testified in opposition to HF1725.
Emily Pugh, Association of Minnesota Counties, testified in opposition to HF1725.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1725 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1037 (Vogel) Legislative approval of housing incentives and allocations by the Metropolitan Council required.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF1037 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Vogel presented HF1037.
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities, testified in opposition to HF1037.
Lisa Barajas, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF1037

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF1037 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Runbeck adjourned the meeting at 2:45P.M.




Representative Linda Runbeck, Chair




Alex Pouliot, Committee Legislative Assistant















More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1670 (Zerwas) - Driver diversion program made permanent, proof of insurance provided by courts authorized, uniform traffic ticket amended, waiver of criminal surcharge authorized, court appearance for driving offenses mandated, and money appropriated.
  • HF858 (Johnson) - Unmanned aircraft registration provided, and registration tax refund provided.
  • HF1224 (Howe) - School bus standards modified.
  • HF1037 (Vogel) - Legislative approval of housing incentives and allocations by the Metropolitan Council required.
  • HF1725 (Drazkowski) - Milk transport vehicle weight limitations amended.
  • HF1747 (Wagenius) - Sewer availability charge modified.
Documents:

More bills may be added
Order of bills will be determined by the Chair