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Transportation and Regional Governance Policy

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH 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 5:00 P.M. on March 14, 2017, in the Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

RUNBECK, Linda, Chair
KOZNICK, Jon, Vice Chair
BERNARDY, Connie
BARR, Regina
CARLSON, Andrew
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KOEGEL, Erin
MASIN, Sandra
MCDONALD, Joe
NEU, Ann
PETERSBURG, John
WEST, Nolan
WHELAN, Abigail
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:
BAHR, Cal



Chair Runbeck called the meeting to order at 5:07 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Barr, R moved the Minutes of March 12th, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF3593 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Nash presented HF3593
Gaye Smith, Manager, Deputy Registrars, testified in support of HF3593.
Julie Hansen, Deputy Registrar, Scott County, testified in support of HF3593
Kellie Davison, Deputy Registrar, Prior Lake, testified in support of HF3593
Dawn Olson, Driver and Vehicle Services Director, Department of Public Safety, testified in oposistion to HF3593.

Chair Runbeck Renewed the motion that HF3593 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3548 (Miller) Agricultural transportation hours of service requirements modified.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF3548 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Miller presented HF3548.
CBruce Kleven, Kleven Law Office, testified in support of HF3548.
Josh Anderson, citizen, testified in support of HF3548
David Preisler, CEO, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, testified in support of HF3548.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3548 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2990 (Lien) Expiration periods for temporary motor vehicle permits extended.

Chair Runbeck moved HF2990 before the committee.

Chair Runbeck moved the H2990A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck laid HF2990 as amended over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF3528 (Koznick) Qualifying prescription drug cost disclosure required, and report required.

Representative Koznick moved that HF3528 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Koznick presented HF3528.
Kevin Fist, Manager, LKQ Corporation, testified in support of HF3528.
Nanncy Haas, Insurance Auto Auctions, testified in opposition to HF3528.
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota, testified on HF3528.

Representative Koznick renewed the motion that HF3528 be re-referred to the General Register. . THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Koznick assumed the gavel at 6:57 P.M.

HF3514 (Barr) Metropolitan Council promotional signs and activities prohibited.

Representative Barr moved HF3514 before the Committee.

Representative Barr presented HF3514.
Judd Schetnan, Public Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition of HF3514.
Shannon Watson, St Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to HF3514.

Chair Runbeck laid HF3514 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF3346 (Runbeck) Loan conversion and lien release requirements established for a transportation department contract.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF3346 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3346.
Wayne Hall, Minnesota Commercial Rail, testified in support of HF3346.


Representative Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3346 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3369 (Runbeck) Metropolitan Council transportation finance, budgeting, appropriations, accounting, fiscal planning, and reporting provisions established and modified.

Representative Runbeck moved HF3369 before the Committee.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3369.
Judd Schetnan, Public Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition of HF3369.
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor, testified on HF3369.
Steve Huser, Metro Cities, testified in opposition to HF3369.

Chair Koznick laid HF3369 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF3469 (Runbeck) Transit system development implementation plan required.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF3469 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3469.

Representative Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3469 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. . THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3682 (Runbeck) Counties Transit Improvement Board eliminated, and technical and conforming changes made.

Representative Runbeck moved HF3682 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3682.

Representative Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3682 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3681 (Runbeck) Metropolitan Council transportation division frequency of the transit financial activity review by the legislative auditor modified.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF3681 be re-referred General Register.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3681.

Representative Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3681 be re-referred to the General Register. .THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 P.M.






Representative Jon Koznick, Chair




Alex Pouliot, Committee Legislative Assistant