2008 Legislative Session _ 2008

Committee: House Transportation
Thursday, February 21, 2008

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Ahlers
P    Elliott
P    Gosch
P    Hackl
P    Hills
P    Koistinen
P    McLaughlin
P    Novstrup (David)
P    Olson (Russell)
P    Steele
P    Street
P    Krebs, Vice-Chair
P    Pederson (Gordon), Chair

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Representative Pederson, Chair.

         SB 174: revise certain provisions relating to the exercise of eminent domain by railroads.

Presented by:    Representative Tim Rave
Proponents:    Senator Tom Hansen (Handouts 1 through 6)
        Kevin Schieffer, Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation
        Darin Bergquist, Department of Transportation
        Jim Borszich, Greater Huron Development, City of Huron, Beadle County
        Mary Duvall, SD Farm Bureau
        John Sumption, SD Farmers Union
        Deb Mortenson, Associated General Contractors of SD, Incorporated. &
        SD Land Improvement Contractors


        David Owen, SD Chamber of Commerce & Industry
        Bill Chase, SD Corn Grower
        Brenda Forman, SD Association of Cooperatives
        Rick Vallery, SD Wheat Inc.
        Carl Anderson, South Dakota Feed and Grain
        Todd Yeaton, self, Highmore
Opponents:    Jeremiah M. Murphy, 777 Ranch
        Paulene Stuben, Oral, SD
        Veronica Edoff, self, Hermosa
        Margaret Nachtagall, SD Stockgrowers Association
        Nancy Hilding, Prairie Hills Audobon Society
        Larry Melvin, Self, Pierre, SD
        Craig Shaver, Self, Sturgis, SD
Gary Deering passed out a statement in opposition to SB174 (Handout #7)
Harry Christianson, 777 Ranch, answered questions.

MOTION:     DO PASS SB 174

Moved by:    Hackl
Second by:    Hills
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (11-1-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Elliott, Hackl, Hills, Koistinen, McLaughlin, Novstrup (David), Olson (Russell), Steele, Street, Krebs, Pederson (Gordon)

Voting No:    Gosch

Excused:    Ahlers

        
SCR 7: Petitioning the United States Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act.

Presented by:    Senator Kenneth McNenny
Proponents:    Craig Shaver, Self, Sturgis, SD

MOTION:     THAT SCR 7 BE CONCURRED IN

Moved by:    Street
Second by:    Hackl
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (12-0-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Elliott, Gosch, Hackl, Hills, Koistinen, McLaughlin, Novstrup (David), Olson (Russell), Steele, Street, Krebs, Pederson (Gordon)

Excused:    Ahlers

MOTION:     ADJOURN

Moved by:    Hills
Second by:    Street
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

Carolyn Jorgensen

____________________________

Committee Secretary
Gordon R. Pederson, Chair


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