STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Ron Erhardt, Chairman of the Transportation Policy Committee and Rep. Mary Liz Holberg Chairwoman of the Transportation Finance Committee, called the Seventh meeting to order at 2:35 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. This was a joint meeting with the Transportation Finance Committee.
Transportation Finance Committee Members present:
HOLBERG, Mary Liz, Chair
RUTH, Connie, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
HF0313 (Hornstein) Street utility fee imposition by cities authorized.
Representative Hornstein moved HF0313 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Representative Hornstein moved the H0313A1 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Hornstein presented HF0313.
Testifying on behalf of HF0313:
Rep Ann Lenczewski, MN State Representative
Steve Elkins, Bloomington City Council Member
Judy Johnson, Mayor, Plymouth, MN and President, League of Minnesota Cities
Mike Metso, Duluth City Engineer and President of City Engineers Assoc. of MN
Brenda Johnson, Vice Mayor of Chatfield
Wayne Houle, Edina City Engineer
James Hovland, Mayor of Edina
Testifying against HF0313:
Jack Horner, MN Multi Housing Association
Amber Backhaus, MN Trucking Association
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers Association
Lisa Frenette, MN Grocers Association
Alyssa Schlander, MN Automobile Dealers Association
Glenn Dorfman, MN Realtors Association
Representative Holberg laid HF0313 on the table.
Chair Holberg adjourned the Transportation Finance Committee meeting at 3:56 P.M.
The Transportation Clerk noted the roll at 3:50 P.M.
ERHARDT, Ron, Chairman
NELSON, Pete, Vice Chairman
A quorum was present.
Rep. Hornstein moved approval of the minutes: February 2, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chairman Erhardt brought back SF225/HF124 (Magnus) authorizing turnback of Legislative Route No. 268 in Pipestone County for consideration and recommended it be approved and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chairman Erhardt brought back SF234/HF277 (Eken) authorizing turnback of Legislative Route No. 224 to Becker County for consideration and recommended it be approved and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chairman Erhardt brought back HF254 (Heidgerken) amending description of Legislative Route No. 254 for consideration and recommended it be approved and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Holberg moved approval of HF577 (Holberg) freeway and expressway shoulder use by transit buses provisions modified, and metro mobility buses authorized to use shoulders and recommended it be referred to the General Register.
Rep. Holberg presented HF577.
Presenting testimony on HF577 was:
Judd Schetnan, Director of Legislative Affairs, Metropolitan Council.
John Williams, House Research offered the following oral amendment to HF577:
page 2, line 10, after "operated by" insert "the Metropolitan Council, or operated by".
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Betsy Parker, MnDOT, provided clarification on the legislation.
Rep. Holberg renewed her motion to approve HF577 as amended and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 PM.
REP. RON ERHARDT, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant