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Transportation Finance and Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

TRANSPORTATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Erin Koegel, Vice Chair of the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:15pm on March 23, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KOEGEL, Erin, Vice-Chair
PETERSBURG, John, Lead
BAHR, Cal
BERNARDY, Connie
EKLINS, Steve
FREDERICK, Luke
HAUSMAN, Alice
HEINRICH, John
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
MURPHY, Mary
NELSON, Michael
OLSON, Bjorn
RICHARDSON, Ruth
TORKELSON, Paul
WEST, Nolan

Members excused:

HORNSTEIN, Frank

A quorum was present.

Rep. Petersburg moved to adopt the minutes from the March 18 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1637 (Hausman) - Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.

Rep. Hausman gave an overview of HF 1637.

Public Testimony on HF 1637

Commissioner Trista Matascastillo, The Great River Rail Commission
Brian Nelson, All Aboard Minnesota

Rep. Nelson assumed the gavel at 1:27pm.

Vice Chair Koegel assumed the gavel at 1:33pm.

Rep. Koznick gave an overview of the H1637A1 amendment.


HF 1109 (Murphy) - Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Murphy gave an overview of HF 1109.

Public Testimony on HF 1109

Ken Buehler

Rep. Koznick gave an overview of the H1109A2 amendment.


HF 31 (Elkins) - Telework activity funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Elkins gave an overview of HF 31.

Public Testimony on HF 31

Melissa Madison, Executive Director, I-494 Corridor Commission


HF 272 (Elkins) - Motor vehicle registration self-service kiosk pilot program authorized, report required, and money appropriated.

Rep. Elkins gave an overview of HF 272

Public Testimony on HF 272

Donny Vosen, deputy registrar
Frank Amoruso

Rep. Hornstein assumed the gavel at 2:30pm.


HF 1713 (West) - Motor vehicle rental fee revenue allocation modified.

Rep. West gave an overview of HF 1713.

Public Testimony on HF 1713

Todd Hill, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Steve Hari, Enterprise Rent-a-Car


HF 2295 (Bernardy) - Work zone safety pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Rep. Bernardy gave an overview of HF 2295.

Public Testimony on HF 2295

Sherry Munyon
Jen Witt, MnDOT Government Affairs


Chair Hornstein adjourned the meeting at 2:45pm.



Representative Frank Hornstein, Chair


Dan Dodge, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1637 (Hausman) - Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
  • HF1109 (Murphy) - Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF31 (Elkins) - Telework activity funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF272 (Elkins) - Motor vehicle registration self-service kiosk pilot program authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1713 (West) - Motor vehicle rental fee revenue allocation modified.
  • HF2295 (Bernardy) - Work zone safety pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:40 HF1637 (Hausman) Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
29:59 HF1109 (Murphy) Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated (informational only).
56:20 HF31 (Elkins) Telework activity funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:04:43 HF272 (Elkins) Motor vehicle registration self-service kiosk pilot program authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
1:14:54 HF1713 (West) Motor vehicle rental fee revenue allocation modified.
1:21:26 HF2295 (Bernardy) Work zone safety pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.


Agenda items and bills may be added or removed. Bills will be heard on an informational only basis.

HF1637 (Hausman) - Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Chicago (TCMC) passenger rail funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1109 (Murphy) - Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF31 (Elkins) - Telework activity funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF272 (Elkins) - Motor vehicle registration self-service kiosk pilot program authorized, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1713 (West) - Motor vehicle rental fee revenue allocation modified.
HF2295 (Bernardy) - Work zone safety pilot program established, report required, and money appropriated.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Written testimony is encouraged and will be accepted by emailing john.howe@house.mn. Written testimony is entered into the committee’s record, shared with committee members, and posted to the committee’s webpage.

Materials related to this meeting are available online: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/home/92028

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to House Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.