STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Ron Erhardt, Chairman of the Transportation Policy Committee, called the Twenty-Ninth meeting to order at 2:40 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
ERHARDT, Ron, Chairman
NELSON,Pete Vice Chairman
A quorum was present.
Rep. Cybart moved approval of the March 15, 2006 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Hortman moved approval of HF3656 (Tingelstad) Railroad right-of-way contracting for use as commuter rail authorized, and recommended it be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.
Rep. Tinglestad presented HF3656.
Testimony on HF3656 was presented by:
Cliff Greene, Attorney , MnDOT and NCDA.
Rep. Holberg moved adoption of the following oral amendment to HF3656:
Page 1, line 16, delete “, or public entity”
Page 1, line 17, delete “contracting with the Commissioner”
Page 1, line 22, delete “or a public entity”
Testimony in opposition to the Holberg amendment was presented by:
Bob McFarlin, Assistant Commissioner, MnDOT
Rep. Holberg renewed her motion to adopt the oral amendment to HF3656. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Rep. Holberg requested a division. There were six ayes and 11 nays. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Rep. Hortman renewed her motion to approve HF3656 (Tinglestad) and re-refer the bill to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Erhardt moved approval of HF1838 (Blaine) Local governments authorized to permit low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles to be operated on residential roadways, and recommended
it be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Matt Burress, House Research, recommended the following technical change to HF1838:
Page 1, line 19, after “vehicles” insert “, as defined in 169.01, Subdivision 91”
Rep. Blaine presented the A06-1283 amendment to HF1838. (See attached)
Rep. Erhardt moved approval of the A06-1283 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Blaine presented HF1838 as amended.
Testimony on HF1838 as amended was provided by:
Craig Lietha, CFO, ERIDE Industries, Princeton, MN
Larry Ollila, Director, Vehicle Services Program – Department of Public Safety
Chairman Erhardt laid HF1838, as amended, on the table.
Rep. Junke presented HF2734(Junke) Low-speed vehicles regulated for discussion purposes.
Testimony on HF2734 was provided by:
Jack Kennely, Legal Counsel, Global Electric Motorcars, Fargo, North Dakota
Bruce Vruwink, Owner, Tracks USA, Lake Lillian, MN
B.J. Shami, Vice President, Park Chrysler/Jeep, Burnsville, MN
Chairman Erhardt laid HF2734 on the table.
Rep. Erhardt move approval of HF3401 (Paymar) Organ and tissue donation information inclusion as part of driver's education curriculum required, and recommended it be placed on the General Register.
Rep. Paymar presented HF3401.
Testimony on HF3401 was provided by:
Rachel Payne, Mounds Park Academy
Gordon Tierney, Transplant recipient
Susan Mau Larson, Director of Public Affairs, LifeSource
Rep. Holberg moved the following oral amendment to HF3401:
Page 1, line 8, after “donations” insert “January 1, 2007” THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Erhardt renewed his motion to approve HF3401(Paymar), as amended, and place it on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 P.M.
Rep. Ron Erhardt, Chairman
Committee Legislative Assistant