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Transportation and Regional Governance Policy

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 19, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 19, 2018, 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
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 1:05 P.M. A quorum was present.


HF3578 (Hilstrom) Predatory offender registration provisions amended.
Chair Runbeck moved that HF3578 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Hilstrom presented HF3578.
Katie Enger, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, testified in support of HF3578.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3578 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3339 (Lucero) Sewage septic tank trucks exempted from vehicle-weight limitations.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF3339 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Lucero presented HF33339
Pat Martyn, MOWA, testified in support of HF3339.
Tristan Ende, co-owner, Edne Septic Service, testified in support of HF3339.
Josh Swedlund, owner, Septic Services, testified in support of HF3339.
Cindy Tiemann, owner, Fielder’s Pumping, testified in support of HF3339.
Brian Koski, owner, Septic Check, testified in support of HF3339.
Kevin Western, MnDOT State Bridge Engineer, testified in support of HF3339.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3339 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3726 (O’Neil) Ignition interlock for repeat offenders required to reinstate driving privileges, and driving without a license after a DWI-related offense made a payable offense.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF3726 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention and Security Policy and Finance.

Chair Runbeck moved the H3726A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Neil presented HF3726.
Ed Cohen, Smart Start MN, Testified in support of HF3726.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3726 be re-referred as amended to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention and Security Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3703 (Barr, R) Statewide highway investment plan revision directed to prioritize mobility investments.

Representative Barr moved that HF3703 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Barr presented HF3703.
Kim Crockett, Center for the American Experience, testified in support of HF3703.

Representative Barr renewed that motion that HF3703 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3917 (Peterson) Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.

Chair Runbeck moved that HF3917 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Gary Hansen, President, Board of Directors, Metro Cities, testified in support HF3917.
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities, testified in support of HF3917.
Phoua Hoffman, Citizen League, testified in support of HF3917.

Chair Runbeck renewed the motion that HF3917 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operation ane Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3923 (Neu) Snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle privileges revoked following a conviction for driving under the influence.

Representative Neu moved that HF3923 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Representative Neu presented HF3923.
Christian Franzen, Minnesota Snowmobilers Association, testified in support of HF3923.
Rod Smith, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of HF3923.

Representative Neu renewed the motion that HF3923 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF3935 (Anselmo) Lifetime revocation of licenses and permits to drive for repeat offenders, and reinstatement process created.

Chair Runbeck moved HF3935 before the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy.

Representative Anselmo presented HF3935.

Chair Runbeck laid over HF3935 for possible inclusion in an omnibus.

HF3925 (Bernardy) Bicycle traffic regulations, powers, and duties modified; transportation department powers and duties related to bikeways and state bicycle routs modified, and active transportation program eligibility broadened.

Representative Bernardy moved HF3925 before the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy Committee.

Representative Bernardy moved the H3925A-1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bernardy presented HF3925.
Matt Moore, Bike Law Task Force, testified in Support of HF3925.

Chair Runbeck laid HF3925 over as amended for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Runbeck recessed the Committee at 2:40 P.M.
Chair Runbeck reconvened the Committee at 5:35 P.M.

Representative Petersburg moved the minutes of March 14th, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Runbeck recessed the Committee at 5:50 P.M.
Chair Runbeck reconvened the Committee 6:01 P.M.


HF3795 (Koznick) Human services department and Metropolitan Council data sharing for special transportation purposes authorized, and Metro Mobility service area extended.

Representative Koznick moved HF3795 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Koznick moved the H3795A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Koznick presented HF3795.
Nick Thompson, Director, Metropolitan Transportation Services, testified in support Hf3795.

Representative Koznick renewed the motion that HF3795 be re-referred as amended to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2733 (Bahr, C) Commercial vehicle inspection requirements amended, and technical and clarifying changes made.

Representative Bahr moved HF2733 before the Committee on Transportation and Regional Governance.

Representative Bahr presented HF2733.
John Hausladen, President, Minnesota Truckers Association, testified in support of HF2733.
Colonel Matt Langer, State Patrol, testified in opposition to HF2733.

Chair Runbeck laid HF2733 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF3282 (Bahr, C) Tariff filing requirement for motor carriers eliminated.

Representative Bahr moved that HF3282 be re-referred to the Committee on Transpiration Finance.

Representative Bahr moved the H3282DE2 Amendment.

Representative Bahr moved to orally amend the H3282DE2 Amendment:
On line 4.3 delete “carrier” and insert “movers” the LANGUAGE WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Bahr moved the H3282DE2 Amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahr presented HF3282.
Megan Forbes, Legal Counsel, Institute for Justice, testified in support of HF3282.
Howard Markus, Associated Transportation Consultants, testified in opposition to HF3282.

Representative Bahr renewed the motion that HF3282 be re-referred as amended to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Koznick assumed the gavel at 6:33 P.M.

HF4004 (Runbeck) Operating costs defined for purposes of the state share of light rail operating costs.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF4004 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Representative Youakim moved the 18-0634A1 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Runbeck presented HF4004.
Judd Schetnan, Public Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council, testified in opposition to HF4004.

Representative Runbeck renewed the motion that HF4004 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Meeting was adjourned at 6:49 P.M.






Representative Jon Koznick, Vice Chair




Alex Pouliot, Committee Legislative Assistant


















More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3339 (Lucero) - Sewage septic tank trucks exempted from vehicle-weight limitations.
  • HF3703 (Barr) - Statewide highway investment plan revision directed to prioritize mobility investments.
  • HF2733 (Bahr) - Commercial vehicle inspection requirements amended, and technical and clarifying changes made.
  • HF3282 (Bahr) - Motor carrier tariff requirements modified.
  • HF3726 (O'Neill) - Ignition interlock for repeat offenders required to reinstate driving privileges, and driving without a license after a DWI-related offense may not be added to the Statewide Payables List.
  • HF3935 (Anselmo) - DUI; lifetime revocation of licenses and permits to drive for repeat offenders, and reinstatement process created.
  • HF3795 (Koznick) - Human Services Department and Metropolitan Council data sharing for special transportation purposes authorized, and Metro Mobility service area extended.
  • HF3923 (Neu Brindley) - Snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle privileges revoked following a conviction for driving under the influence.
  • HF3917 (Peterson) - Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.
  • HF3925 (Bernardy) - Bicycle traffic regulations, powers, and duties modified; Transportation Department powers and duties related to bikeways and state bicycle routes modified, and active transportation program eligibility broadened.
  • HF3578 (Hilstrom) - Predatory offender registration provisions amended.
  • HF4004 (Runbeck) - Operating costs defined for purposes of the state share of light rail operating costs.

HFXXXX - (Runbeck) Clarifying operating costs covered by state funds (Pending referral)

Bills Removed:
HFXXXX- (Runbeck) Co-location prohibited
HFXXXX - (Runbeck) Voter approval required for new or increased transit tax (Pending referral)