Public testimony may be limited based on time constraints. If you wish to testify, please contact Matt Scherer (committee administrator for the House Transportation Finance Committee) no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at 651-296-3316.
MnDOT railroad overview
-General overview of rail system in Minnesota
-Federal role in railroad regulation
-Freight Rail Economic Development report overview
Department of Agriculture testimony of economic impacts to farmers caused by freight rail delays
Farm and other commodity issues relating to primary producers, storage and shipping
Commuter and passenger rail delays
Energy issues, including coal and propane shortages
Status update and comment from railroads
(Masin) - Railroad employees motor carriers regulation amended, and penalties imposed.
(Sundin) - Public construction accountability and transparency enhanced, and responsible contractor definition and requirement established.
Bills may be added to the agenda:
Pending Referral: HF2752 (Masin), HF3059 (Norton), HF3084 (Bernardy)
(Sawatzky) - Transportation Department technical changes made, contract and project requirements clarified, Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge designated, bridge inspection authority provided, U-turn rules modified, covered farm vehicle requirements modified, expiration date extended, hours of service exemption provided, financing required for parking facility, and reporting requirements changed.
(Newton) - Special women veterans license plates authorized, and money appropriated.
(Newton) - Motor carrier registration and identification governing provisions amended, and technical changes made.
(Anzelc) - Overweight permit same expiration date allowed as for the vehicle's plate registration date, and proportional fees provided.
(Simonson) - Motorized bicycle operator permits modified, commercial learner's permit fee established, improved driving skill examination scheduling provided, federal commercial motor vehicle laws conformed, and money appropriated.
(Holberg) - Driver's license and motor vehicle registration data bulk transfer standards modified, and collection and deposit of fees provided for requests for data in bulk form.
An amendment deadline of 6 p.m. March 26 is in effect for amendments to HF3260 DE2. Please forward any amendments to Matt Scherer, Committee Administrator by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to his office in room 470 of the State Office Building.
(Hornstein) - Omnibus transportation finance supplemental appropriations bill.
(Hornstein) - Transportation finance appropriations and transfers modified.