STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Tim Kelly, Chair of the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee, called the eleventh meeting to order at 12:47 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
KELLY, Tim, Chair
PETERSBURG, John, VC
Chair Kelly called the meeting to order at 12:47 p.m. A quorum was present.
Representative Nash moved to approve the minutes of February 16, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF516 (Lueck): Motor vehicle tire sale estimated revenue allocated to the highway user tax distribution fund.
Chair Kelly moved to recommend HF516 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Lueck testified on HF516.
Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director for the League of Minnesota Cities, testified on HF516.
Chair Kelly renewed his motion to recommend HF516 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF324 (Erhardt): Motor vehicle registration tax amended.
Representative Erhardt moved to recommend HF324 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Erhardt testified on HF324.
The following people testified in opposition to HF324:
Sandy Neren, Attourney for Messerli and Kramer, on behalf of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Amber Backhaus, Director of Government Affairs at Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association
Patricia McCormack, Director of Driver and Vehicle Services for the Department of Public Safety
Bob Carney Junior, Lobbyist for We the People, testified in favor of HF324.
Chair Kelly laid over HF324 for possible inclusion in the Transportation Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF441 (Swedinski): Rental motor vehicles tax dedicated to the corridors of commerce program.
Chair Kelly moved to recommend HF441 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Swedinski testified on HF441.
Bob Carney Junior, Lobbyist for We the People, testified in opposition of HF441.
Chair Kelly renewed his motion to recommend HF441 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF710 (Koznick): Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue allocation modified.
Representative Koznick moved to recommend HF710 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Koznick testified on HF710.
Representative Drazkowski moved the H0710A1 amendment.
Todd Olson, Government Relations Specialist for the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, testified on H0710A1.
THE H0710A1 AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.
The following testified in opposition to HF710:
Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County Commissioner
Jim Grube, Hennepin County Highway Engineer
The following testified in favor of HF710:
Michael Beard, Scott County Commissioner
Sherry Munyon, President of Capitol Access, on behalf of Minnesota Public Transit Association
Keith Carlson, Executive Director of Minnesota Inter-County Association
Dan Larson, Administrator for Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus
Representative Koznick renewed his motion to recommend HF710 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:36 p.m.
Representative Tim Kelly, Chair
Natalie Cecchini, Committee Legislative Assistant