STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
Representative Bernie Lieder, Chair of the House Transportation Finance & Policy Committee called the meeting to order at 4:35 P.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Champion, Vice Chair
Members excused: Demmer
A quorum was present.
HF 571 (Sailer) Mini truck titling, registration, and operation regulated. Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the H0571DE2
amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. After committee discussion Rep. Lieder moved that HF 571, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1221 (Bunn) Stillwater lift bridge endowment account established. Todd Clarkowski, MnDOT East Metro Engineer and Ken Harycki, Mayor of Stillwater, spoke in favor of the legislation. Rep. Lieder moved the author’s verbal amendment as follows:
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THE MOTION PREVAILED. Rep. Morrow moved that HF 1221, as amended, be returned to the Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Holberg moved adoption of the minutes of March 19, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 810 (Urdahl) Little Crow transit way feasibility study required. Philip Qualy, Minnesota Legislative Director of the United Transportation Union spoke to the bill. Rep. Morrow moved the H0810DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF 810 was laid over.
Rep. Lieder moved that the committee reconsider action of March 19, 2009 on HF 672 (Dettmer). THE MOTION PREVAILED. The bill had been passed to the Finance Committee and they didn’t feel the need to act on the bill. Rep. Morrow moved that HF 672 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1005 (Reinert) Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought. Rep. Reinert moved the H1005DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. The following spoke to the bill:
Tony Lorusso, MN Trade Office
John Edman, Director of Explore Minnesota Tourism
Jeremy Estenson, MN Chamber of Commerce
Pat McCormack, Driver and Vehicle Services, Dept. of Public Safety
Nick Quade, New Brighton
Christopher Eyrich, Maple Grove
Maria Eyrich, Maple Grove
Rep. Reinert moved that HF 1005, as amended, be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Civil Justice Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 103 FIRST ENGROSSMENT (Atkins) Single occurrence liability cap removed, and cross references conformed. Rep. Lieder moved that HF 103 First Engrossment, be recommended to pass, as amended, and returned to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 P.M.
Rep. Bernie Lieder, Chair
Susie Maher, Committee Legislative Assistant