2008 Legislative Session _ 2008

Committee: Senate Transportation
Thursday, February 07, 2008

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Hauge
P    Hanson (Gary)
P    Kloucek
P    McCracken
P    Napoli, Vice-Chair
P    Sutton
P    Garnos, Chair

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Senator Cooper Garnos, Chair.

MOTION:     TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008

Moved by:    McCracken
Second by:    Hauge
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

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

Presented by:    Senator Tom Hansen
Proponents:    Kevin Schieffer, Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation
        David McGirr, City of Huron
        Darin Bergquist, Secretary, DOT
        Leonard Benson, self, Oral (handouts #1, #2, #3)
        Michael Held, SD Farm Bureau
        John Sumption, SD Farmers Union
        Bill Chase, SD Corn Growers Assn. (handout #4)
        Brenda Forman, SD Assn. Of Cooperatives


        Rick Vallery, SD Wheat Inc.
        Carl Anderson, South Dakota Feed and Grain
        Deb Mortenson, Associated General Contractors of SD, Inc./
         SD Land Improvement Contractors
        David Owen, SD Chamber of Commerce & Industry
        Todd Yeaton, self, Highmore
        
Opponents:    Bill Janklow, self, Brandon (distributed pictures for the record)
        Keith Andersen, self, Burdock (handouts #5, #6, #7, #8)
        Veronica Edoff, self, Hermosa
        Margaret Nachtigall, SD Stockgrowers Assn.
        Carolyne Schnose, self, Hot Springs
        John W. Stoken, self, Oral
        Chris Molitor, self, Smithwick (handout #9)
        Nancy Hilding, Prairie Hills Audubon Society
            
MOTION:     DO PASS SB 174

Moved by:    Hanson (Gary)
Second by:    McCracken
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (5-2-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Hauge, Hanson (Gary), McCracken, Sutton, Garnos

Voting No:    Kloucek, Napoli

MOTION:     ADJOURN

Moved by:    Napoli
Second by:    McCracken
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

Rena Ortbahn

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Committee Secretary
Cooper Garnos, Chair


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