Why planting a garden is a political act | Louis-Albert De Broglie | TEDxLausanne


Translator: Nathaly Carolina
Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs Growing food. This is a red tomato –
well-balanced, well-shaped, no taste, no flavour. Maybe a bit of residue of pesticides. It’s a good example and symbol
of our food industry and the way the agrosystems work. Well, here you have industrial farming – destruction of the soil,
pollution of the air, pollution of the water – very bad produce. Do you know that in Europe endocrine disruptors account
for more than 126 billion a year. This is to say, cancer,
Parkinson’s disease, obesity, infertility, diabetes… We are what we eat. Bad news. So we have to change the issue. This is becoming a waste. Waste accounts for up to 50%
of what we produce and what we storage, including in our fridge. That means that we can’t afford it. That means that we have to
invent another model, one that is economically feasible, ecologically sound and healthy. For that, we have to be
grounded on the floor. That’s the reason
why I very often go barefoot. So, I want to explore an alternative. The alternative could be microfarming,
and I think we have a lead there. Microfarming started from my youth. I was brought up in Normandy, and to give you the root
of my involvement, that started with a head gardener
that told me three things: Producing food is autonomy. Sharing the one that you don’t use
and taking that to the people that need it is a very strong social link
and very powerful. Preparing a meal, cooking all together,
is a fantastic experience. From there, I became a banker. (Laughter) Nobody’s perfect. I’m sure there are no bankers here. We’ll come back maybe to that later. But… 25 years ago, leaving investment banking,
India, Latin America… I bought an estate in Loire Valley and started to plant
hundreds of vegetables and fruits. This led me to plant tomatoes – 10, 30, 100. Today is 600, and it is recognised
as a National Tomato Conservatory. Well, this is very powerful diversity. But that led me to discover two things. First, the food industry had no clue
about this diversity, they ignore it. They were trapped in this little
round, red, well-shaped, with-no-taste sort of production. Two, the seed companies,
they only wanted to patent the living, the evolution, what should be free for people
to grow their food and share it. Nonsense. How to change it? I thought, there is one thing that
can change the world: education. So I bought in 2001 the oldest natural
science company, called Deyrolle. The one that was famous for the charts
that were all over the world, in 128 countries, on zoology, botanics,
chemistry, physics… explaining the Earth to the youngest. Later, in 2007, I discovered
that we should go ahead and do a whole series
on how to preserve the Earth which went “Deyrolle pour l’avenir”,
Deyrolle for the future, and joined Maxime de Rostolan,
an engineer in environment, with a lot of convictions,
like I guess I have. And we both questioned ourselves
about many different aspects. The collection was on waste, water, energy, micro credits
and other social issues. But then we said: agriculture. How come we come to a situation where… Another figure: In the ’40s, to grow one calorie of food, we needed a half a calorie
of fossil energy. Today, to grow one calorie of food, we need seven to ten calories
of fossil energy. It’s ridiculous, it’s insane. Back to being a banker. You be a farmer. You’ll come in the state
and you say to the banker, “I want to start a farm.” What would you do? Well I would ask,
“What is your business model?” And you would say,
“Very simple, my business model… I’m going to degrade the soil, destroy the ecosystem, pollute the air, pollute the water, I’m going to sell under cost, live on subsidy, I’m going to be in debt. I’m going to be sick. I’m going to sell things
that are going to be sick for the people who are going to eat them, save this one. Maybe I’ll commit suicide
at the end of the day.” This is the model we have exported
for the last 60 years. Check on the website. It’s terrifying in growing countries. So we had to think
of an alternative model, soft in energy. Getting the people together,
not letting anybody behind. And we explored
different sorts of farming, agroecology, and we discovered
an inspiration called permaculture. So we said: We have to start from scratch, because all what we saw was the horizon
of success, with amazing [fears]. So from scratch we found 1.4 hectares next to the Tomato Observatory
in La Bourdaisière. And we planted on prairie. Why on prairie? Because it’s flat, there’s nothing
that has been there before and we could measure every step towards… something. So, something is next door. It’s only six months later we planted
3000 square metres. A year after, 2014,
there were 6000 square metres, 500 different plants, 500 times more than conventional
farming, industrial farming. So that was a glamorous time, but we said to ourselves:
we need a business model. So we registered an association, an NGO, called ‘Fermes d’Avenir’ –
‘Farm for the Future’. And here we said: We are going
to study a business model. Within four years we have to make sure
that it’s all at equilibrium. First year we’re going
to employ two farmers, second year three farmers. Within four years, with an investment
of less than €100,000, we are going to produce €100,000. It’s not even the cost
of a tractor as investment. But for that, we said, business model,
we have to go to something else. What else? In the land of ‘what else’. Well, basically,
we had to find indicators. Before I go into these indicators,
let me summarise a few words. Micro farming: small farm
that you can put up even in a city, because nobody cares
for some of the land, that economically doesn’t seem
like being cultivated. Agronomy and agroecology. Well, combining symbiosis of plants, you know, with one using the other ones. For example, [basil] is going to help
against predators for the tomato. Natural, evolution has done that. Permaculture… I like the words of Bill [Mollison],
the founder of permaculture. He says: “Working with nature
and not against nature”. Cooperation rather than competition. That’s a philosophy,
that’s an art, a design. We talk about design because
we talk about designing ecosystems that are self-sustainable, resilient. Caring for the people,
caring for nature, sharing. This is the philosophy of permaculture. So, we thought the four indicators
that should be assigned are going to be… the externalities. So you’re going to ask me,
what externalities, positive, negative? This is a negative externality
because you have to pay. If you’re sick, you go to the doctor. If you destroy the Earth
you have to pay for the replacement, and the pollution and the degradation
of the soil that’s petrolised. We all pay for it, you all
pay for it. We pay for it. So we’re going to study agronomy. That’s production per surface, that’s even protein crop per hectare. That is also another indicator, ecology. Ecology is obviously
the biomass performance, the number of species cultivated
on an hectare, their rotation, the input, and basically, the irrigation
avoided, but also the filtration of water. Human health: we talked about it – zero pesticides per hectare. Education: very important –
how you get all the nation together. You get the schools on farms; you get people connecting
with themselves on the farm; you train people on the farm. Jobs: how you create direct
and indirect jobs, and local economy. All that, at the end of the day,
is to make sure that we produce, and we transform, and we recreate
an economy of its own, locally. And we make sure that people want to live
in places where the landscape is beautiful and then they can get proper food. So, that is local economy. Now, the big question is:
What were the figures which were amazing? A few of them, that we were working on
because of the old idea that we have a scientific committee,
that is also treating social issues as well as ecological issues. And this committee is there to try
to put a value to the externalities. But the other figure which was
mind-boggling for us was the number of people
that got interested to put up farms, like you. Cities, individuals, companies… And came along
these first experimentations, a very large institution –
the Europe and the Regional [Centres] have been financing
the educational program. The large corporations
have been financing the farm. The ones that you see here which are the agrobusiness,
or the financial people, financial world. And what do they say? We want to understand one thing: How does it work? We want to finance the toolbox.
What is the toolbox? The toolbox is exactly what
you’re asking in your mind. What do we have to do
to achieve a farm in our territory? To be trained, to get the finance, to get the planification of crops, to be helped to do the selling
part of it, the marking part of it. And all the stupid details
which are going to take a lot of time. So these companies
are trying to understand what is going to be the change
with the local agriculture, with the way we consume? So, with Fermes d’Avenir,
with Maxime, we said: How are we going to be ambitious? Why do we have to be ambitious? Simply because we’ve all heard
about what COP 22[1] said. COP [10] 21 in December
gave a clear objective: We have to limit the emission
of carbon dioxide, by 2 degrees, by 1.5 degrees.
And it has to be very quick. There was another report called
the Shift Project, in France, as how to tackle the climate change. And the first one was decarbonate
the economy, that is, the agriculture. Agriculture accounts, in France, for more
than 33%, cultivation and transport, of the emission of carbon dioxide. So how do we do this? We have to create more and more farms. But then, we have to understand
the famous externalities we referred to. We have to put a price. Why would cities, companies,
individuals, start a farm if they think that it is not
going to make enough money? And that’s where we have to address
a very strong message, to the leaders,
to the politicians and say, if this is degrading the soil,
if this is degrading the ecosystem, we have to put a value on that. We have to say that if we produce
€100,000 on the farm, and the positive externalities
are worth €150,000… Well, that has to be put
in the accounting, because that is only way
we are going to fight the idea that the negative externalities,
we pay for it and we don’t discuss it. So, with Fermes d’Avenir,
Farm for the Future, we are trying to put up a way, a gimmick, so when you start a farm, around,
you start six, seven other farms, up to ten farms, and for each and every single farm,
I mean, groups of ten farms, sorry, you would have an individual entrepreneur. We call him a payculteur, the one
that will cultivate your territory, and help all of the other ones,
the small growers, to tackle their problems of finance,
training, planification, selling things, and, of course,
of succeeding in their work. So, now you wonder
why I threw this tomato away. This tomato, as per the words
of Bill [Mollison], is a problem. But he says very generally:
‘The problem is a solution’. And I say, planting, and you
should go for it, is a political act. Planting a garden, planting an orchard, is for the future. It’s for future resilience. It’s for the next generation. Thank you. (Applause)

US NEWS | Nadler tees up subpoena for Whitaker � just in case Politics


US NEWS | Nadler tees up subpoena for Whitaker — just in case Politics Whitaker is scheduled to appear before the panel for a public hearing Friday. Nadler, a New York Democrat, said he had scheduled the subpoena markup “in an abundance of caution” to ensure Whitaker testifies and doesnt rely on executive privilege to avoid answering questions. “To be clear, I hope never to use this subpoena,” Nadler said in a statement. “Weeks ago, we gave Mr. Whitaker a list of questions we hope to ask him about his communications with the White House and his refusal to recuse himself from oversight of the special counsels investigation. If he appears on time and ready to answer those questions, the subpoena will be entirely unnecessary.” The text of Nadlers subpoena has not been made public. Its likely to depend on how and if Whitaker sent last month asking him to inform the committee whether President Donald Trump plans to invoke executive privilege to avoid answering a host of questions. “The committee will not accept your declining to answer any question on the theory that the President may want to invoke his privileges in the future,” Nadler wrote. “The President should consider any matter involving assertion of executive privilege prior to your testimony. Short of a direct and appropriate invocation of executive privilege, I will expect you to answer these questions fully and to the best of your knowledge.” Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the committee, called Nadlers subpoena a “dangerous precedent.” “When did we start subpoenaing witnesses who come in voluntarily?” Collins said in a statement. “The majority had enough faith in its witnesses last week not to subpoena them. The key difference today is simply that this witness is part of the Trump Administration — and now were setting a dangerous precedent. The message to witnesses here is that if you make the time and effort to appear of your own accord, Democrats are going to subpoena you anyway.” Behind the scenes, Whitaker has been preparing for Fridays hearings with Justice officials, and has every intention to show up, according to a Justice official. How exactly he responds to questions regarding his conversations with President, however, remains to be seen. Nadler set a Wednesday deadline for Whitaker to respond to his letter, one day before Thursdays subpoena markup. Whitakers tenure as acting attorney general looks to be nearing an end, as the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on on Thursday. The full Senate is likely to consider him next week, and theres no signs to this point his nomination is in jeopardy. Whitakers appointment as acting attorney general in November faced . They argued he should recuse himself from supervising special counsel Robert Muellers investigation given before he joined the Justice Department. Whitaker declined to recuse himself from the Mueller probe, . Last week, Whitaker “fully briefed” on the investigation and said it was “close to being completed.” Democrats are likely to press him at the hearing on any conversations with the White House and Trump about the special counsels investigation and any actions he has taken in the probe, as well as his decision to disregard the ethics officials advice on recusal.

The politics minute GOP candidate says MeToo is about victimization US news


The politics minute GOP candidate says MeToo is about victimization US news In today’s politics news: Arizona Senate candidates hide from reporters; Booker goes to Iowa; and an ad with puppies In today’s politics news: Arizona Senate candidates hide from reporters; Booker goes to Iowa; and an ad with puppies Good evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the politics minute by email, sign up. Kevin Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, made controversial comments to the New York Times at the weekend. He said North Dakotans cannot understand this “movement toward victimization”, adding: “They are pioneers of the prairie. These are tough people whose grandparents were tough and great-grandparents were tough.” He added of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight, “the world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far.” Will this cause a backlash? Likely not, Cramer is known for making controversial off-the-cuff comments and has done so before about the confirmation fight surrounding Kavanaugh. So how does Kavanaugh affect the race? Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, who previously voted for Neil Gorsuch, voted against Kavanaugh. In a race where polling now consistently has her facing a double-digit deficit against Cramer, Republicans pointed to her vote as a defiant parting shot by a rival facing long odds. Arizona has one of the most competitive Senate races in the country where two congresswomen are facing off in a race crucial for control of the Senate. But while Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally may disagree on most issues, they do agree on one thing, avoiding the media, as noted by the Arizona Republic. What this means. It’s yet another touchstone of how politics has changed in recent decades with politicians increasingly avoiding the mainstream media. The contrast is particularly striking in Arizona, which had long been represented by John McCain, who was notoriously accessible. Perhaps the official curtain raiser on the 2020 Democratic primary was Cory Booker’s appearance at the Iowa Democratic party’s annual fall dinner on Saturday. The New Jersey Democrat was in the first-in-the-nation caucus state ostensibly to campaign for November candidates up and down the ticket. However, for a potential presidential candidate, it’s always good to show up in Iowa. So is he running? Probably, though Booker played coy about it at the event. He has already placed staffers on various campaigns in Iowa, a traditional step by potential presidential candidates hoping to build up an organization in the state. What does it mean for 2018? It’s a boost for candidates in Iowa who are in a competitive swing state and need all the help they can get. In Texas’s gubernatorial race, incumbent Republican Greg Abbott is leading by a margin of 53% to 33% over Democrat Lupe Valdez. Abbott has long been expected to cruise to victory and the poll from Emerson is yet another data point. Why this matters. Unlike the governor’s race, the Senate race in Texas is relatively competitive. The two candidates Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke have garnered a significant amount of national attention. But, while Cruz can count on coattails and major resources from Abbott, Valdez is likely to be a drag. What are her issues? First, her fundraising has been anemic. As of the last reporting period, Abbott had 100 times more money than she did. Also, her most recent burst of press attention was when she lost her gun. While it’s not uncommon for firearms owners to misplace their weapon, Valdez was elected sheriff of Dallas County. Freedom Caucus member David Brat has an ad out where he appears with puppies. Brat won his seat in 2014 after a shocking upset of House majority leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. He is now in a tight Virginia race in a suburban Richmond district against Democratic candidate Abigail Spanberger, who campaigns partly on the strength of being a former CIA case officer. Why puppies? Because who doesn’t like puppies? Also, it gives Brat an opportunity to tout legislation he backed to end federally funded medical testing on dogs. Will this help? Puppies never hurt. But Brat is in a tight race against a well funded Democratic opponent. The question is whether in a year where voters are focused on more pressing issues like healthcare and the economy if anyone actually is swayed by puppies.

Unhinged Celebrities Losing It! Want Trump Assaulted, Rename Republican Party To ‘The Rape Party’


Multiple Hollywood personalities have gotten
involved with politics and it’s becoming extremely unhinged. Actress Molly Ringwald has taken it upon herself
to rename the Republican Party to ‘The Rape Party” and she’s facing quite a bit of
criticism from citizens accusing her of calling them “rapists” simply for their political
affiliation. Ringwald, 50, best known for Sixteen Candles
and The Breakfast Club, has become outspoken amid the controversial events engulfing the
confirmation of Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh and the pushback orchestrated by Senate Democrats. Ringwald was quite clear with her message
and disdain for Republican Party and Republicans in general who support Brett Kavanaugh as
he fights accusations from Christine Blasey Ford who says that he sexually assaulted her
in the early 1980’s while they were in high school. Ford has yet to produce a corroborating witness
and the people she named thus far have spoken against her story. Ringwald took her voice to Twitter, lashing
out at Republicans. “It’s no longer the Republican Party to
me. It’s the Rape Party.” Another Hollywood actress lashed out at Republicans
as well. Sarah Silverman attacked President Trump,
hoping that he would one day know what it feels like to be held down and violated. She stated this in response to Trump criticizing
the protesters confronting senators in/at the elevators as they attempt to move to a
different floor. “I hope you someday understand what it is
to be held down against your will and violated. Your compassion is startless” “The very rude elevator screamers are paid
professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made
identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from
love! #Troublemakers” Kathy Griffin also chimed in, ranting off
a string of expletives towards Senators voting in favor of Kavanaugh. She dedicated a special message to Sen. Jeff
Flake (R-AZ) who was fine with Democrats requesting the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh’s accusations,
but then seems to believe that the FBI report to be sufficient enough and he voted YES to
push Kavanaugh to the next stage of the confirmation. Griffin seems very angry over this. Griffin was unable to hold a job with CNN
and Squatty Potty after she was seen in a picture holding a fake decapitated head of
President Donald Trump. More celebrities were involved in the anti-Kavanaugh/Trump
antics. Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested
during protests held at Capitol Hill. However, a contradicting report on their arrest
came out that suggested otherwise. Their arrest seems more like a “let’s
pretend to get arrested for social media likes” act. Getting a $50 ticket is much different than
getting arrested. However, the two celebrities were able to
get their social media pictures that made it seem like they were being arrested and
resisting with protesters. This seems more like a publicity stunt than
someone who actually cares about politics. Schumer has starred in multiple movies, most
known for the movie Trainwreck. Emily Ratajkowski became stunningly famous
when she starred in the ‘Blurred Lines’ music video, which turned out to be one of
the worst songs ever created (my opinion). Ratajkowski’s popularity grew as she posted
sultry photos on Instagram. Hollywood is becoming unhinged and too involved
in politics.

Focus Group: Republican, Democrat, no party preference voters share thoughts on Election 2018


JIM: IS IT A BRIGHT IDEA, OR WILL THE SUN SET ON CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 7 NEXT TUESDAY, THE MEASURE MEANT TO KEEP DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR ROUND IN OUR STATE. YOU HAVE YOUR SHOT TO WEIGH IN TONIGHT. PLUS, A BIG DAY FOR BRAYDEN’S BRAVE HEART. WE’LL EXPLAIN, IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR 17 NEWS AT SIX. THOSE STORIES AND MORE, COMING UP. TAMI: 17 NEWS IS YOUR LOCAL

Vermont Democratic Party holds unity rally


>>WE GO FORWARD ON OUR QUEST TO BRING YOU ALL ACROSS TO THE FINISH LINE, TO VICTORY IN NOVEMBER WE LISTEN TO THE NEEDS OF ALL VERMONTERS IN EVERY CORNER OF OUR STATE. REPORTER: WITH THE CLOSE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. THE FOCUS SHIFTS TO NOVEMBER WITH GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE SUE MINTER TOPPING THE TICKET>>THIS CAMPAIGN WAS WON TOWN BY TOWN AND PERSON BY PERSON. AND IT’S NOT A POLITICAL STRATIGY FOR ME THIS IS HOW I LEAD REPORTER: A CALL FOR A DEBATE BY THE DEMOCRATS.SETTING THEIR INTENTION OF HAVING AN ISSUE BASED ELECTION.>>YOU CANNOT SAY YOU’RE GOING TO CUT 45 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE STATE BUDGET WITHOUT OFFERING AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YO WOULD CUT.>>MANY VERMONTERS ARE STRUGGLING. JUST TO MAKE ENDS MEET SO WE ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, GREAT LIVEABLE WAGE JOBS, WHERE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN STAY IN VERMONT, AND WE ARE GOING FOCUS ON PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT. CLEANING UP LAKE CHAMPLAIN MAKING SURE WE HAVE CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND A CLEAN GREEN ENERGY ECONOMY. REPORTER: NOMINEE SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY CHOSE THE UNITY RALLY TO SEND A WARNING TO GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP.>>WE HAVE A REPUBLICAN NOMINEE THAT HAS DOGGED THE DRAFT, DOGGED THE TRUTH ON HIS INCOME TAX RETURNS, HE’S DOGGED THE CHARITIBLE CONSTITUTIONS HE CLAIMS TO MAKE. BUT MOST FRIGHTENINGLY HE WANTS TO DOGGED THE CONSTITUTION. LET ME TELL YOU AS LONG AS I’M IN THE US SENATE THIS MAN. NOBODY IS GOING TO DOGGED THE CONTSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

Box


*some type of music* can you feel it? the pressure of the box now as you can see this is no ordinary box this is THE box you can tap it you can brake reality as we know it no one has come even close to figuring out what this box is the box can create but it can also destroy some say there is no box while others say there is but to me i say, there WAS a box some people think the box is god him self but… the box is not alone one creates the universes while the other destroys these two were once one both enjoyed life as it was until one grew sick of creating then they split this is only the begining to the end while both posses powers unfathomable they both have a weakness its each other one will fall and one will rise they do somthing so complex, yet its also so simple together once more will destroy but by each other is a must have that is why we keep them apart Gravity, physics they mean nothing when the boxes are in controle bending space and time is not hassle for the two but it is when it gets out of controle for all we know light consumes the darkness quite the opposite so what now? whats left after all this destruction simple NOTHING

System to Replace MNLARS Remains On Schedule


>>MADAM MORNING EVERYONE I’M SCOTT NEW MINUTE CHAIR OF THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. SEATED TO MY LEFT IS REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN THAT THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AND THE REASON WE’RE HERE TODAY IS FOR THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE OF THE MNLARS SHUTDOWN AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW VTRS SYSTEM. THAT IS LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED IN THE BILL THAT WAS PASSED IN THE IMMEDIATE PAST SPECIAL SESSION. REGARDING THE ISSUES REGARDING THE LICENSING OF AUTOMOBILES AND THE SALES TAX ETC. BEFORE I GET STARTED I WANTED TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THIS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THAT WAS ESTABLISHED IN STATUTE. MYSELF AND REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN WHO ARE COCHAIRS, TODAY I HAPPEN TO HAVE THE GAVEL AND CHAIR HORNSTEIN AND I HAVE AGREED WE’RE GOING TO ALTERNATE THE GAVEL AS WE GO FORWARD WITH FUTURE HEARINGS. SITTING TO MY RIGHT IS SENATOR DIBBLE, SENATOR DIBBLE IS THE MINORITY LEAD ON THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. NEXT CEDED TO HIM IS SENATOR JASINSKI, THE BILL APPOINTS THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE OR HER DESIGNEE AND SHE HAS DESIGNATED SENATOR JASINSKI TO SIT ON THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. WE THEN HAVE SENATOR REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON IS NEXT HE IS THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, SITTING NEXT TO HIM IS REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON REP TORKELSON IS THE MINORITY LEAD IN THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AND THEN TO MY FAR LEFT IS MR. RICK KING FROM THOMPSON REUTERS AND HE IS THE CHAIR OF THE GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS THAT BY STATUTE ARE APPOINTED TO SIT ON THIS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AS A NUMBER OF DUTIES OUTLINED IN STATUTE, AND I JUST TO REMIND MEMBERS IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW PROGRESS REPORTS THAT ARE MANDATED BY STATUTE TO COME TO LOSS FROM PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT AND THE VENDOR WHICH IN THIS CASE IS FAST. THERE ARE NON MANDATORY BUT REQUESTED REPORTS THAT WOULD COME FROM THE VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS THAT WOULD BE THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS, AND THE AUTO OWNERS OR ANY OTHER STAKEHOLDERS WHO MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS MATTER. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OVERSEE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW VTRS SYSTEM AND TO OVERSEE THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE MNLARS SYSTEM WHICH IS BEING REPLACED. WE ARE TO OVERSEE THE DRIVER’S LICENSE SYSTEM REVIEW THE VARIOUS CHARGES THAT WE IMPLEMENTED BY STATUTE FOR PAYMENT OF THE NEW SYSTEM AND FOR THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE OLD SYSTEM AND TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING THE STATUS CONTRACT THAT PARIS NOW BEEN SIGNED BETWEEN PUBLIC SAFETY AND A VAST ENTERPRISES. THE PROGRESS REPORTS WE ARE IN RECEIPT NOW AND I BELIEVE MEMBERS HAVE THE PROGRESS REPORTS FROM THE VENDOR FAST AND A JOINT REPORT FROM DPS AND MN.IT WHICH SHOULD BE IN YOUR PACKETS. IT’S THE FIRST SHOT AT COMPLYING WITH THE PROGRESS REPORTS BUT I WANT TO BRING THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION WE HAVE THOSE. THE NEXT PROGRESS REPORT WOULD BE TO DO PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT QUARTER WHICH IS THE JANUARY 1ST OF 2020 AND JUST TO REMIND AT PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT AND THE VENDOR WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE REPORTS SOMETIME IN JANUARY TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT IT AND I WOULD SUGGEST IN TERMS OF THE NEXT HEARING, CHAIR HORNSTEIN AND I HAVE AGREED IN ALL LIKELIHOOD WE WOULD HAVE HOLD THE NEXT HEARING THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF 2020 WHICH IS JUST BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT SESSION. HOWEVER IF ANY IF PUBLIC SAFETY OR MN.IT OR STAKEHOLDERS OR MEMBERS WISH TO HAVE A MEETING PRIOR TO THAT BRING IT TO OUR ATTENTION BECAUSE OF SOME PROBLEMS HAVE ARISEN CHAIR HORNSTEIN AND I WILL DISCUSS THAT AND TO SCHEDULE A HEARING ACCORDINGLY. THAT WOULD BE THE EXTENT OF MY PRELIMINARY REMARKS, REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN REMARKS? >>THANK YOU SENATOR NEWMAN I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK ON THIS MEETING. JUST TO REMIND FOLKS WE WERE ABLE TO WORK AT THIS LEGISLATION IN A BIPARTISAN MANNER AT THE END OF SESSION AT THE GOVERNOR’S INITIATIVE IN TERMS OF FORMING A BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION. IT’S NOT EASY WORK AND SENATOR NEWMAN I APPRECIATE AS WE WORK TOGETHER ON THE HANDS FREE BILL OUR ABILITY TO WORK TOGETHER AGAIN TO GET US TO THIS POINT AND I’M HOPEFUL AND OPTIMISTIC THE SYSTEM WILL HELP MOVE THE STATE FORWARD IN TERMS OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT FUNCTION AND I’M EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT THE CONTRACT AND WHERE WE’RE HEADED AT THANK YOU. >>JUST ALSO BEFORE WE BEGIN I SEE A COUPLE OF MY HOUSE COLLEAGUES HERE REPRESENTATIVE THAT THE END REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS BOTH HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THIS AND THAT BOTH OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US HERE REPRESENTATIVE THE TABLE YOU ARE WELL, WHATEVER YOUR PREFERENCE IS I DID WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENCE HERE. >>AS I WOULD WELCOME YOU AS WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ATTENDING, YOUR INTEREST IN THIS MATTER. MEMBERS IT WOULD BE MY INTENTION TO HAVE COME FORWARD THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM PUBLIC SAFETY WHICH I THINK IS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OVERTURNED I’M NOT SURE AND THE COMMISSIONER IS IN THE AUDIENCE ALL HAVE THEM COME FORWARD WILL ALSO HAVE THE VENDOR COME FORWARD AT SOME POINT I WILL CALL FORWARD TO TESTIFY IN AND HAVE MR. K GIVE US HIS THOUGHTS ON THE STATUS OF THIS MATTER AND AFTER THAT I WOULD THEN OPEN IT TO MEMBER QUESTIONS. WHY DON’T WE BEGIN WITH HAVING COMMISSIONER TOMES AND ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER AUVERGNE TO COME FORWARD. JUST KIND OF WALK US THROUGH YOUR REPORT THEN WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THAT I NOT SURE WHO WAS HERE FROM PAST BUT WHO EVER IS FROM FAST WE WOULD HAVE YOU COME FORWARD, I GUESS THEY ARE IN THE AUDIENCE WE THEN HAVE THEM COME AND JOIN US AND WILL GO THROUGH THE CONTRACT IF THERE’S ANYTHING YOU WANT TO POINT OUT TO US WHY DON’T WE BEGIN WITH YOUR REVIEW OF THE REPORT YOU GAVE US AND IF YOU WOULD STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD AND PROCEED WITH YOUR TESTIMONY. TESTIMONY >>THANK YOU GOOD MORNING MR. CHAIR I’M IN THE COMMISSIONER OF MN.IT AND THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AND HAVE PREPARED SOME REMARKS FOR THE COMMITTEE TODAY. I’M VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOME OPENING REMARKS AND BE KILLED IN THE REPORT WAS PROVIDED LAST FRIDAY THIS STATE ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT WITH VAST ENTERPRISES ON AUGUST 8, 2019 FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW VEHICLE SYSTEM APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS LATER ON AUGUST 25TH BLAST RELEASE OF FUNCTIONALITY FROM THE MNLARS SYSTEM WAS DEPLOYED SUCCESSFULLY. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN A JOURNEY THAT BEGAN DURING THIS PAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION WHEN A NEW AND COLLABORATIVE APPROACH WAS TAKEN TO REASSESS TECHNOLOGY PATH FOR MINNESOTA’S DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM. WE STAND HERE TODAY ESTIMATE THE OUTSET OF THIS JOURNEY ONE THAT WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT TWO YEARS TO RETIRE MNLARS AND ASSOCIATED LEGACY SYSTEMS AND REPLACE THEM WITH UP PACKAGED SOFTWARE SOLUTION THIS IMPLEMENTATION WILL ENABLE MINNESOTANS TO JOIN IN EQUAL SYSTEM OF OTHER STATES WERE DELIVERING A DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES AGAINST A BACKDROP OF A RAPIDLY EVOLVES AND TECHNOLOGY MARKETPLACE WITH RAPIDLY EVOLVING CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS. IN THAT ECOSYSTEM WILL ENABLE MINNESOTANS TO LEVERAGE BOTH THE INNOVATIVE APPROACHES OTHER STATES AS WELL AS THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS OF A LEADING INDUSTRY PARTNER FOUR YEARS TO COME. THIS JOURNEY WILL NOT BE EASY BILL, THERE WILL BE BACK ANSWER ALWAYS IS IN THE CASE OF A LARGE TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION BOMBS IN THE ROAD ALONG THE WAY THERE WILL BE CHALLENGES THAT WILL REQUIRE THE STATE AND AN EXTERNAL PARTNERS TO BALANCE PRIORITIES RESOURCES AND STAKEHOLDER NEEDS IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE SYSTEM ON TIME AND ON BUDGET WITH HIGH QUALITY. I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE COLLABORATIVE APPROACH THAT SAYS DOWN THIS PATH LAST SESSION WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS WELL AS WE ENTER INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE OUT FOR THE P R AS IT IS BEEN SAID COLLABORATION THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE ISSUE OF MNLARS AND LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR A COMPROMISE AND A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN A SIMILAR VEIN I AM HOPEFUL PROJECT AND THE WORK OF THIS COMMITTEE AND OVERSEEING THE PROJECT WILL LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEGISLATURE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I SAY THIS BECAUSE IN MY SHORT TIME AS YOUR STATE CIO IT’S CLEAR TO ME THAT CERTAIN CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS ARE LACKING NAMELY TRUST TRANSPARENCY AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. THESE CAPS ARE NOT UNIQUE TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR RATHER THEY ARE ENDEMIC IN THE I-T INDUSTRY FOR SEVERAL REASONS FIRST THE NATURE OF I-T WORK IS FLUID AS WITH MANY DEPENDENCIES AND NEW PRIORITIES THAT EMERGED THAT MUST BE BALANCED THIS IS PARTICULARLY THE CASE FOR LARGE UNDEFINED UNDERTAKINGS SECOND, THE WORK IS DIFFICULT TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE TO NONTECHNICAL AUDIENCES WHICH CAN LEAD TO MISCOMMUNICATION THIS UNDERSTANDING AND ULTIMATELY MISS TRUST OVERCOMING THESE CHALLENGES REQUIRES A REDOUBLING AND RECOMMITMENT TO COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPARENCY AS THESE ARE THE ONLY PATH BACK TO HELP THE RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST IT IS ONLY WHEN PRESSED AS BEEN REESTABLISHED THAT WILLINGNESS TO TAKE RISKS AND BOLD ACTION RETURNS. WE ARE EXCITED TO WORK WITH CHAIR KING AND MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON IP COUNSEL IS THE ADVISES ON THIS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES NOW AND IN THE FUTURE AND WE’RE HOPEFUL THAT THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS WILL HELP US CONTINUE TO MOVE THE STATE I- T FORWARD. IT IS CRITICAL THAT MN.IT AS YOUR INTERNAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH IP SERVICE FUNCTION MOVE BEYOND ROLE OF ORDER TAKER INTO THE ” READER ROLE WE MUST LEVERAGE OUR ENTERPRISE PERSPECTIVE TO DIE IN SUPPORT AGENCIES THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY PROMOTING SERVICE INNOVATION AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AS PART OF ANY TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION EFFORT WE MUST ADOPT INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS WHERE FEASIBLE TO ENSURE WE’RE FULLY LEVERAGING ADVANCEMENTS IN THE MARKETPLACE NOT OPERATING 10 YEARS BEHIND THE CURVE. WE MUST PUT PEOPLE AT THE CENTER OF OUR TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS ESTABLISHING DIRECT RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE STRUGGLING USERS WHO USE TECHNOLOGY WE SUPPORT ON A DAILY BASIS I RECENTLY MADE A TRIP TO THE LIEN DULUTH TO VISIT WITH DEPUTY REGISTRARS AND TO HEAR FROM THEM PERSONALLY. I HEARD DIRECTLY ABOUT THEIR NEEDS AS WE WORK TO REPLACE THE MNLARS SYSTEM IT WAS IMPACT FULL TO JUMP BEHIND A DEPUTY REGISTRAR STATION IN ELY MINNESOTA WITH THE DIRECTOR AND A SMALLER SIZE OPERATION THAT IN ADDITION TO THE VEHICLE OPERATION SHE HAS THERE SHE ALSO DOES DOG LICENSING JUST TO SEE THE VARIOUS SCREENS NEXT TO EACH OTHER TO HEAR HER COMMENTS AND HOW THINGS ARE WORKING AND YOUR ASPIRATIONS GOING FORWARD SHE ASSUMED OPERATIONS IN 2007 WAS IMPACT WILL AND THERE WAS ONLY ONE PLACE TO GAIN THAT EXPERIENCE AND THAT’S ACTUALLY BE THERE PERSONALLY AND SEE IF I COMMITTED TO HER AND WILL ABSOLUTELY FOLLOW THROUGH THAT I PERSONALLY REGISTER I WILL SEND TO HER I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT WAS AN OPTION. WE MUST BE CLEAR WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS AS I WAS WITH ONE OF THE REGISTRARS UP NORTH IN ADOPTING PACKAGED SOFTWARE SYSTEMS MEANS ELIMINATING SOME OF UNIQUENESS AND THE WAY WE DO OUR WORK AND BEING WILLING TO CHANGE OUR BUSINESS PROCESS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE GREATEST VALUE FROM OUR TECHNOLOGY. IT IS ONLY THROUGH THE DIRECT ENGAGEMENT AND TRANSPARENCY WE WILL BUILD THESE CRITICAL PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS MY HOPE IS OVER THE COURSE OF THIS PROJECT THIS COMMITTEE CAN SERVE AS A VENUE FOR THE TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNICATION THAT IS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST THAT TRUST WILL BE CRITICAL AS WE MOVE BEYOND DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES AND INTO OTHER AREAS OF STATE GOVERNMENT WHERE SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION AND SERVICE TRANSFORMATION IS NEEDED TO PREPARE OUR STATE FOR SUCCESS IN THE YEARS AND DECADES AHEAD I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COMMISSIONER HARRINGTON OUR PARTNERS AT PUBLIC SAFETY AND MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNOR’S PRUT RIVER IN COUNCIL AS WE EMBARK ON THIS TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS AT PAST ENTERPRISES WITH CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATED THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AS RELATES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE IMPACT TO SYSTEM AND PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVER’S LICENSE SYSTEM I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU AND INTRODUCING YOU TO MY TECHNOLOGY TEAM INCLUDING JEFF NIGHT BIRD WHO JOINED OUR ORGANIZATION AS OUR CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER HE JOINS US WITH THE MOST RECENT STATE AT A DAIRY QUEEN I’M SURE HE’S MISSING HIS ICE-CREAM ALREADY. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOME OPENING REMARKS AND I’M HAPPY TO ANSWER A QUESTIONS THE COMMITTEE MAY HAVE. >>THANK YOU COMMISSIONER TAMM’S. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. GOOD MORNING, MR. CHAIR AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS I’M THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IT’S MY PLEASURE TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY. I’M HERE AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER HARRINGTON WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND BUT HE ASKED I REITERATED HIS COMMITMENT TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT AND IS CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT WITH GET. BEFORE I PROVIDE A BRIEF COMMENTS ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE VTRS PROJECT I WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE SOME NEW FACES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AS WELL AS SOME OF YOUR PARTNERS. FIRST I WANT TO INTRODUCE THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER WHO JOINS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AS AN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER PROGRAMS IN THAT POSITION HE HAS DIRECT OVERSIGHT OVER DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES HE IS SITTING BEHIND ME. SINCE HIS FIRST DAY ON APRIL 6TH HE HAS TAKEN A STRONG LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE VEHICLE SERVICES HE COMES TO US FROM METRO TRANSIT THE FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION. AS PART OF THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS REVIEW OF OPERATIONS AT THE VEHICLE SERVICES COMMISSIONER HARRINGTON AS RECENTLY APPOINTED A NEW DIRECTOR OF DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES. TODAY IS HER FOURTH DAY IN THIS ROLE SHE JOINS US FROM MNDOT AND AS 21 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE INCLUDING YEARS AT MNDOT WHERE SHE SERVED AS OPERATIONS DIVISION BUSINESS MANAGER IN THAT ROLE SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING OVERALL MANAGEMENT AND INTEGRATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE HUMAN-RESOURCES AND INFORMATION RESOURCES TO THE OPERATIONS DIVISION MNDOT LARGEST DIVISION WE ARE EXCITED SHE IS HERE AND SHE IS READY TO SEE THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VEHICLE SYSTEM AS WELL AS IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE FOR MINNESOTANS. I KNOW MANY OF YOU OVER THE YEARS HAVE WORKED WITH DANA BAILEY AND THEIR ROLES WITH MNLARS WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS FOR THE LEGISLATURE AS YOUR WAY SHE’S MOVED ON FROM STATE SERVICE AS SUCH OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR THE NEW SYSTEM LOOKS DIFFERENT ON WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE MR. ANDERSON THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR DRIVER IN VEHICLE SYSTEMS FOR THE VEHICLE SERVICES HE BRINGS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE FROM ITS FORMER ROLE WITH THE STATE OF COLORADO HE’S OVERSEEING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VEHICLE SYSTEM THERE WHICH IS ALSO A FAST THE VENDOR AND HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN WORKING THROUGH OUR CONTRACT IN PLANNING AND PARTNERSHIP WITH PAST WE’RE GRATEFUL HE IS HERE TO PROVIDE HIS INSIGHT AND EXPERIENCE TO OUR NEW ENDEAVOR. I WILL LAST IN A FEW MINUTES FOR TONY TO COME UP IF THAT’S ALL RIGHT TO WALK THROUGH OUR PRESENTATION ABOUT THE REPORT. INSTRUMENTAL TO THE TEAM ARE ALSO OUR PARTNERS WITH VAST ENTERPRISES I KNOW YOU’LL HEAR FROM FAST I WANT TO SPECIFICALLY POINT OUT ONE DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR DRIVER SYSTEM AND REMAINS IN MINNESOTA TO OVERSEE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VEHICLE SYSTEM. KNOWING OUR STAFF AT PUBLIC SAFETY AS WELL AS THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROGRAM WE ALSO HAVE HERE TODAY SOME OF THOSE WHO ARE WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FROM DEPUTY REGISTRARS I KNOW THEY SMITH IS HERE AND THERE A ARE SOME OF THE STAKE HOLDERS WHO ARE WORKING EVERY DAY ON THE SYSTEM TO PERFECT THEIR INPUT THERE WILL BE OTHERS THE RIGHT TIME AS WELL. WE ARE EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH ALL OF THEM. NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHO IS NEW IT DPS THESE DAYS I WANT TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED SINCE THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDED WE SIGNED A CONTRACT UNDER BUDGET FORECAST AN ERROR IN THE MIDST OF ESTABLISHING A TIMELINE GOALS AND METRICS FOR THE NEW VEHICLE SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION WE’RE ALSO HOPING TO GIVE A NEW NAME FOR IT. PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT HAVE WORKED CLOSELY TO IMPLEMENT THE FINAL RELEASE OF MNLARS AS WELL AS THE NEW FEES ESTABLISHED IN THE 2019 SESSION MNLARS IS STABLE AND PROVIDING MINNESOTANS WITH THE TITLES AND REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS WITHIN 30 DAYS ALTHOUGH MOST RECEIVED TITLES AND REGISTRATION MUCH SOONER. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW FAST VEHICLE SYSTEM AND THEIR REPORTS WERE IN THE PREPARATION PHASE WITH THE PROJECT NOW WE’RE HAVING GOOD CONVERSATIONS PARTNERSHIP WITH MN.IT AND FAST AND A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROJECT WILL WORK AND THE DECOMMISSIONING OF MNLARS WE CONTINUE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH WRECKING AS WELL TO ENSURE HE STAYS UP TO SPEED WITH OUR PROGRESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK WITH ALL OF YOU AS AT THIS TIME WITH THE CHAIR’S PERMISSION I’D LIKE TO ASK TONY ANDERSON TO WALK THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION. >>PLEASE COME FORWARD. WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE IT’S A NEW FACE WAR ON US PLEASE, TAKE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD YOUR POSITION AND PROCEED WITH YOUR TESTIMONY. >>THAT YOU MR. CHAIR I’M TONY ANDERSON PROGRAM DIRECTOR WITH A VEHICLE SERVICES. >>PLEASE PULL THE MICROPHONE CLOSE AND SPEAK. >>I’M TONY ANDERSON PROGRAM DIRECTOR WITH VEHICLE SERVICES THANK YOU. THIS MORNING WITH A POWER POINT PRESENTATION TO GO TO THE REPORT SUBMITTED LAST FRIDAY. IN THE PRESENTATION OF AN UPDATE ON THE VTRS PROJECT WILL TALK ABOUT THE ARCTIC COMPLETED THE CONTRACT THAT WAS SIGNED THE PROJECT TEAM GOVERNANCE MODEL HOW DECISIONS ARE MADE AS WELL AS CUSTOMIZATION ALSO TALK ABOUT THE LAST PROJECT UPDATE THEIR OWN PACE TO IT AS WELL AS TALK ABOUT THE MNLARS UPDATE AND DECOMMISSIONING. THE RFLP WAS PUBLISHED ON MAY 28TH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RFLP WAS DONE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION SOLVEIG PARTICIPATED AS WELL AS THE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION. THE VENDOR RESPONSE TO THE RPF WAS ONE INDIVIDUAL THAT BETTER WAS FAST ENTERPRISES THEY ARE IN 10 JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE THEIR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS IN PLACE DURING THE ARE OF THE SCORING PROCESS IT WAS COMPLETED BY MEMBERS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT AND THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION SO PICKING AN APPROACH TO GAIN STAKEHOLDERS FOR THAT. THE CONTRACT WAS AWARDED IN JULY AND ON AUGUST 8TH IT WAS JUNE IT IS CORRECT JUNE 28TH WAS WHEN THE CONTRACT WAS AWARDED SO DURING THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS THE ORIGINAL BUDGET WAS $36 MILLION WE CAME IN AT $33.8 MILLION THE VARIANTS THERE WILL LEVERAGE CONTINGENCY FUNDS AS WELL AS LOOK A POTENTIAL TRAINING IN GREATER MINNESOTA AND. LAB THE PROJECT BROKEN INTO TO FACE THE FIRST IS REPLACEMENT OF MNLARS THAT FOR NEW INCLUDE THE ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS THAN THE DAILY MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS SPEED FUNCTIONS AND PERMITS STATES TO OF THE PROJECT IS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE PRO RATE FUNCTIONS THE MOTOR CARRIERS WE OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION AS WELL AS THE INTERNATIONAL FIELDS PAYS ONE WILL BE DEPLOYED ON NOVEMBER 16TH OF 2020 FACE TO OF THE MORE REPLACEMENT OF THE FUNCTIONS IN OCTOBER 2021 WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING THE DEFINITION PHASE AND WILL BE THE PREPARATION PHASE AND AT THE CONCLUSION WILL HAVE A PROJECT PLAN SUBMITTED. FOR EVERYONE’S VIEW THIS IS AS ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE PROJECT AS A WHOLE OR ONE HAVE LEADERSHIP FROM PUBLIC SAFETY, MN.IT AND FAST ENTERPRISE IS WE’RE GOING TO HAVE PARTICIPATION INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED FOR CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS CHANGE MANAGEMENT WILL BE A KEY FUNCTION FOR THIS PROJECT THE PRODUCT ITSELF IS GOING TO BE GOING QUICKLY AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT IS BRINGING PEOPLE ARE MAKING INDIVIDUALS KNOW WHY WE’RE CHANGING REINFORCING THE REASONS FOR THE CHANGES AND AWARENESS WE’RE BREAKING THE TEAM IN TO MULTIPLE GROUPS FOR GOING BACK TO THAILAND REGISTRATION TEAM COMPOSED OF MEMBERS FROM VEHICLE SERVICES DEPUTY REGISTRARS MN.IT AS WELL AS FAST ENTERPRISE MEMBERS WERE BORN HAVE A FINANCIAL TEAM THAT SCORED BE MADE UP OF MEMBERS FROM THE VEHICLES SERVICES THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS AND FAST WILL HAVE THE DEALERS AND INVENTORY TEAM MADE UP FROM THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS ENGAGING OUR PARTNERS WITH THE MINNESOTA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE INTERFACED TEAM COMPRISED OF MEMBERS FROM THE SERVICES AND MN.IT CONVERSION TEAM THE CONVERSION TEAM WILL BE LOOKING AT TAKING RECORDS FROM MNLARS AND MOVING THEM TO FAST THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS COMING ON BOARD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY TIME FRAME AS WELL AS MN.IT STAFF LEFT TRADING SOME OF THAT FOR THE FULL DURATION OF THE PROJECT AT AND BRINGING 20 INDIVIDUALS AS REMOVE CLOSELY TO THE JUNE AND JULY TIME FRAME BRINGING THOSE INDIVIDUALS ON BOARD BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM VEHICLE SERVICES AND DEPUTY REGISTRARS TRAINING AND TESTING WHEN STAFF DEDICATED TO MN.IT DEDICATED TO TRAINING AND THAT APRIL-JUNE TIME FRAME WILL HAVE ESTABLISHED FROM VEHICLE SERVICES AS WELL FOR THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS PARTICIPATING IN THAT AND WITH THE TECHNICAL AND SUPPORT GROUP THAT WILL BE WORKING AND MAKING SURE THE SECURITIES AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT WORK APPROPRIATELY. FOR EVERYONE’S AWARENESS HERE’S OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE OF THE PROJECT TEAM PUT THE SUBJECT MATTERS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL TO TALK ABOUT WITH THAILAND REGISTRATION TEAM THE DEALS GROUP AND OF INVENTORY WILL OF THE VEHICLE LEADERSHIP TEAM, THAT’S GOING TO MEET ONCE A WEEK TO TALK ABOUT THE SYSTEM OF A SENIOR EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONERS MEETING THE TEAM LEADERS WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AND VEHICLE SERVICES AND MN.IT THEN WE HAVE A STEERING COMMITTEE THAT’S MEMBERS OF MN.IT PUBLIC SAFETY DEPUTY REGISTRARS THE ASSOCIATION’S OF ALL DEALERS AND AND ULTIMATELY WE HAVE COMMISSIONER HARRINGTON WITH THE OVERSIGHT. THIS IS A BUSY SLIDE WHERE YOU SEE DESTINY’S ITS SHOWCASING THE MAJORITY OF THE DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE AT THAT LEVEL FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE FOR US OR GORE TO BE MAKING THOSE FUNCTIONS TAILORED TO MINNESOTA 40 FINANCED THE ESCALATED WERE LOVERS THE GROUPS WE TALKED ABOUT FOR THE VEHICLE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM AS WELL AS ULTIMATELY OUR COMMISSIONER. FOR CUSTOMIZATION HERE’S CUSTOMIZATION WILL BE AS THINGS ARE ESCALATED FROM THE SUBJECT MATTER WE WILL HAVE GOING BACK- AND-FORTH ON WHY WE’RE HAVING CUSTOMIZATION THE PROBABILITY OF THIS LOVERING THE FUNCTIONALITY WE WANNA MAKE SURE WE EVER PROCESS IN PLACE SO WE ARE ABLE TO CLAW BACK ON THE PROCESS. FOR FACE TO DELIVERABLE IN THAT STATE TO STATE IS CUT TO GO LIVE HERE SEPTEMBER 28TH SOAP HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK COMPLETED ARE AS FOLLOWS WILL HAVE THE ACCEPTANCE OF ON LINE FEE PAYMENTS FOR REINSTATEMENT AS WELL AS APPLICATION FEES COMPLETED WITH THE EXAM OF MACHINES AS WELL AS AN EXEMPT SCHEDULING ENHANCEMENT TO ALLOW FOR MORE AUTOMATED ELIGIBILITY CHECKS HAVE NOT FIRST FUNCTIONALITY TO IDENTIFIED THE FIRST COUPLE OF IT AVAILABLE AS WELL AS THE STREET TO CANCEL ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS PASSED THE DRIVER’S TEST. MNLARS UPDATE S COMMISSIONER TOM TALKED ABOUT ARE THE COMPLETED THE RELEASE AND 16.1 AND 16.2 WE RECENTLY HAD A PROCESS FOR DECOMMISSIONING THE FIRST MAINFRAME THAT WAS THE DATABASE COMPLETED ON JUNE 30TH AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE DOING DECOMMISSIONING AS A PRODUCT GOES ON BOARD SO AS WE BRING MORE AND MORE WITH THE FIRST PHASE ONE WILL BE DECOMMISSIONING SHORTLY AFTER ROLLOUT. THAT’S A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE PRESENTATION ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL? >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT THIS POINT IF WE COULD HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM FAST COME FORWARD I HAVE HARASSED OR MR. BODE I’M NOT SURE WHO IS IN THE AUDIENCE. GOOD MORNING GENTLEMEN. ONE OF THE THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IF YOU WOULD BE ONE OF YOU YOU GET, TO GET JUST TALKED WAS ABOUT THE CONTRACT THAT WAS ENTERED INTO AND I THINK SIGNED IN AUGUST IF YOU WOULD TALKED WAS ABOUT THE CONTRACT FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE. WHOEVER WOULD LIKE TO GO FIRST. >>PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD YOUR POSITION WITH FAST AND GIVE US YOUR UPDATE PLEASE. >>I’M JAMES HARRISON ONE OF THE DIRECTORS OF FACT ENTERPRISES GOOD MORNING CHAIR IN HUMAN AND CHAIR HORNSTEIN AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE. I WILL START WITH A BRIEF ANSWER YOUR QUESTION AND WELCOME IF PEOPLE WANT TO GET INTO MORE DETAIL. WE HAVE HAD A LONG STANDING CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO MAYBE AT THAT TIME THE WE’RE APPROACHED BY MN.IT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING A DRIVER’S LICENSE SYSTEM FOR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. WE DID ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THAT AND I APOLOGIZE I DON’T REMEMBER THE EXACT MONTH AND YEAR MAY BE A YEAR-AND-A-HALF FOR TWO YEARS AGO. THAT CONTRACT WAS NEGOTIATED OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL MONTHS AND WE DID ADOPT SOME OF THE PRINCIPLES AND FROM WORKS FROM THE EARLIER DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CONTRACT TO GET THAT DONE. THAT WAS FOR US AND A VICIOUS PROJECT SO WE AND WE DID SET THE TIME WE WERE GOING TO TAKE PARTICULAR CARE LOOKING AT THE CONTRACT TO MAKE SURE IT PROVIDED A GOOD FRAMEWORK TO DELIVER SUCCESSFULLY FOR THE STATE. THAT PROJECT COULD GO FAIRLY WELL SO WHEN THIS OPPORTUNITY CAME UP TO ALSO DO THE VEHICLE SYSTEM WE DID PROPOSE IN OUR PROPOSAL I THINK THE PROPOSAL WAS KEPT BY THE STATE THAT WE WOULD USE THE DRIVER CONTRACT AS THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE VEHICLE CONTRACT. THAT CONTRACT I WOULD SAY WAS ABLE TO BE FIGURED OUT QUICKLY AND STATE CONTRACTS GO FOR LARGE PROJECTS LIKE THIS BECAUSE WE WERE USING THE DRIVER CONTRACT AS A MODEL. AGAIN THAT DID USE THAT EARLY REVENUE CONTRACT AS A MODEL. I’D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTRACTS WE ARE UNDER WAY, SO FAR IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING WELL FOR US. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY MR. BROOME ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD AT THIS POINT ARE ARE YOU HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS? >>MR. CHAIR ON WITH FAST ENTERPRISE IS AN ASSOCIATE PARTNER AND STAFF ON THE GROUND HERE IN ST. PAUL. CONTRACTUAL THINGS FALLS TO THE GENTLEMAN ON MY RIGHT ABOUT ANYTHING IN TERMS OF THE PROJECT QUESTIONS OF THE STARTUP THE RELATIONSHIPS FOR ALL THE PROJECT IS GOING SO FAR WOULD FALL ON ME SO IT DEPENDS ON THE QUESTION WOULD DEPEND ON WHO IS ANSWERING. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH I WILL ABIDE BY MY OWN RULES BUT I WOULD ASK THAT YOU REMAIN IN THE ROOM I DO OF A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR YOU. I SET THE RULES FOR THE MEMBERS QUESTIONS FOLLOWING ALL TESTIMONY I SHOULD LIVE WITH THAT IF YOU WOULD PLEASE HANG AROUND WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. BEFORE I GO TO MR. KING I SEE MR. BUSE IN THE ROOM WOULD YOU COME FORWARD I DO HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU PLEASE. >>MR. BUSE IF YOU WOULD STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD AND WHO YOU WORK FOR. >>MR. CHAIR AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY THIS MORNING. I’M CHRIS BUSE THE DEPUTY LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR FOR THE MINNESOTA. LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR’S MINNESOTA >>MR. BUSE THE BILL IN QUESTION REQUIRES THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR TO APPOINT AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR TO IN EFFECT OVER SEE IN THE DECOMMISSIONING OF MNLARS AND THE COMMISSIONING OF VTRS. CAN YOU ENLIGHTEN US AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THAT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR HAS IN FACT BEEN APPOINTED BY MR. NOBLES? >>MR. CHAIR AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS YES THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED. THE INDIVIDUAL LEADING THE WORK FOR OFFICE IS MARK MATHESON OUR DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITS WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WHO SPECIALIZES IN APPLICATION LEVEL SECURITY WHO WILL BE JOINING THAT TEAM AS WELL. THEY’RE BOTH HERE IN THE ROOM TODAY AND I CERTAINLY WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE PRODUCT AS WELL DIRECTLY. AS YOU KNOW WE’RE THE EYES AND EARS OF A LEGISLATURE WE WORK FOR YOU AND OUR GOAL IS TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO HELP YOU MAKE DECISIONS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE PROJECT WHETHER IT’S WITH IT DETAIL TECHNOLOGY WORK THAT WE DO OR ANY OTHER WORK AT THAT LEGISLATURE IS LOOKING FOR AS YOU NOTE WE’VE DONE WORK LOOKING AT THE DETAILED TRANSACTIONS AND HELPING MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO BUSINESS RULES WITH THE NEW SYSTEM WE PROVIDED YOU WITH THE DETAILED HISTORY OF HOW THE PROJECT GOT TO WHERE IT GOT WITH THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION AND A SERIES OF OTHER REPORTS ON THE TECHNOLOGY ITSELF AND THE STATE OF THE FUNDING. WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO HELP THE PROJECT BEYOND JUST THE REQUIREMENTS IN LOT WITH THE PROJECT MONITOR WILL CERTAINLY BE LOOKING FOR TO HELP IN ANY WAY WE CAN. >>MR. BUSE AND OF YOU BEEN IN RECEIPT OF THE REPORT FROM THE VENDOR AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT? >>KNOW WE ARE NOT MR. CHAIR. >>THAT IS ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATUTE I WOULD REQUEST THE VENDOR AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT MAKE SURE THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR RECEIVES A COPY OF THE SUBJECT REPORT THAT JUST CAME OUT AND ANY FUTURE REPORTS. MR. BUSE IF YOU WOULD KINDLY HANG AROUND TO SEE IN CASE MEMBERS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS. >>MR. KING. MR. KANE THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THIS MORNING AND WELCOME TO THE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, WE’RE VERY HAPPY YOU ARE SERVING WITH US IF FOR THE RECORD YOU BUT STATE YOUR NAME PLEASE SEND YOUR POSITION AND PROCEED TO TELL US WHERE WE ARE WITH RESPECT TO MNLARS AND VTRS. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR I’M RIKKI EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT THOMPSON REUTERS I CHAIR THE BLUE RIBBON COUNCIL ON I-T AND I’M A NONVOTING MEMBER OF THIS COMMITTEE. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AND TO ALL THE MEMBERS. THE LAST TIME I SPOKE WAS MAY 14TH AND I SPOKE TO YOU ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT REVIEW THE TEAM’S REPORT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON MNLARS IT WAS RELEASED ON MAY 1ST. I WANT TO THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE EXCELLENT REVIEW FOR THEIR SERVICES THEY ARE CONTINUING THE SERVICE WITH THE BLUE RIBBON COUNCIL ON I-T SO THAT’S A GOOD CONTINUITY BUT NOW TO DELAY, I PICKED UP FROM A 43 PER LOT OF THE DETAILS ALREADY AS YOU KNOW THE BILL WAS SIGNED INTO LAW ON MAY 30TH AND CALLED OUT SEVERAL POINTS. I THOUGHT IT MAY BE USEFUL TO GO THROUGH SOME OF THE POINT AND TELL YOU WHERE I THINK WE ARE. OBVIOUSLY I’M HERE IN THE COMMITTEE SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE POINTS, PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING PARTS WAS ACCELERATING THE PURCHASE TIMELINE I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED THE RF PEAK AS WAS DISCUSSED BY MR. ANDERSON OF MOMENT AGO THE GETTING PUBLISHED IN LATE MAY, THERE WERE INFORMATION REQUESTS AND ULTIMATELY ONE VENDOR RESPONDED THE LIMITERS SEEM TO BE A REQUIREMENT THAT WE PUT IN THE RFLP ABOUT DOING VEHICLE SYSTEM WORK AND AT LEAST FIVE STATES. I FRANKLY THINK THAT’S A PRETTY REASONABLE CRITERIA ON OUR PART AND GIVE US A VERY EXPERIENCED THE VENDOR THE BID WAS AWARDED TO FAST ON THAT 28 AS WAS SAID, SIGNED ON THE EIGHTH AND WORK BEGAN I HAVE TO SAY PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE CONTRACT AND ARM OF MN.IT KEPT ME UPDATED ALONG THE WAY WITH DOCUMENTS SEVERAL TIMES AT THEIR REQUEST AND SOMETIMES AT MY REQUEST THEY SHARED COMPLETELY AND WERE INTERESTED IN THE KIND OF FEEDBACK WEEK AND AS A REVIEW TEAM. I THINK ON THE OTHER PART OF A LOT TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO WITH MNLARS YOU HEARD ALSO IN THE DESCRIPTION THERE WERE THREE RELEASES OF MNLARS 1 RELEASE PRIMARILY THE REMAINING ENHANCEMENTS FOR THE JUNE RELEASE AND SUBSEQUENT RELEASES WERE THE THINGS THAT WERE PRESCRIBED IN LAW THERE WERE A KEY CHANGES AND DUPLICATES STICKER FEES OR PLATE FEES THERE WERE FILING FEES AND OUR TECHNOLOGY FEE WE INTRODUCE SO BETWEEN THE OTHER TWO RELEASES ALL THOSE CAUGHT IMPLEMENTED AND I THINK THERE WERE NO ISSUES REPORTED WITH ANY OF THE RELEASES BY ANY OF THE USER’S THEY WERE TESTED WELL AND THEY WERE EACH DOWN A LITTLE BIT EARLIER THAN PRESCRIBED WHICH A THINK ALLOWED PUBLIC SAFETY TO GET ONE MORE MONTH OF THE FEES INITIATED IN MAY BE THEY HAD PLANNED FOR OR ORIGINALLY BUT THEY HOPED FOR THAT SO THAT WAS GOOD. I WILL NOTE THERE WERE LARGER THAN NORMAL GROUPS ON A CALL CALLED A GO OR NO GO PAUL, INCLUDING AT TIMES THE GOVERNOR WHO WAS LISTENING TO THE CRITERIA THAT THE GROUP WAS ASSESSING AS TO WHETHER THE PRODUCT WAS READY FOR RELEASE I WOULD SAY THERE WAS SOME HEIGHTENED INTEREST IN MAKING SURE THE RELEASES FOR QUALITY WOULD BE IN UNDERSTAND AND I THINK THE TEAMS RESPONDED VERY WELL WITH THAT. IN THE LAW THE PROJECT DELIVERY FELL AND 22 PHASES, PHASE ONE WAS TO BE AT THE END OF THE YEAR 2020 AND PAYS TO IN THE FALL OF 2020 WANT AS YOU HEARD ABOUT #ONE IS GOING TO BE NOVEMBER 16TH OF 2020 SO THAT’S BEFORE THE END OF 2020 THAT THE CZECH MARKET SHARE. ROLLOUT NO. 2 WILL BE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1ST OF 2021 AND THAT IS CERTAINLY THE FALL OF 21 SO THE SCHEDULE THAT’S BEEN OUTLINED FOR BOTH THE FAST ROLLOUT AND THE LEGACY DECOMMISSIONING FITS WHAT WE PRESCRIBED IN THE LAW. THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER AUVERGNE ALLUDED TO AT THE CONTRACT CAME IN SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE COST ESTIMATES THAT THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT REVIEW PANEL SUGGESTED THAT SO THAT GOOD. I THINK IT’S GOOD TO HAVE SOME CONTINGENCY THERE SO I THINK WE HAVE ALL LITTLE THERE TO HELP IN CASE WE SMOOTH THE BUMPS IN THE ROAD THAT COMMISSIONER TOMES TALKED ABOUT BUT ESSENTIALLY AT THAT POINT THIS CAME IN AS EXPECTED WITH THE SCHEDULE AS EXPECTED AND THE MNLARS PIECES WENT IN. I HAVE TO COMPLEMENT THE LEADERSHIP OF MN.IT AND PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT A REMATCH IN THE WAY WE RELATE TO OWNERSHIP OF THE PROJECT AND IT WAS A BIT OF A NEW DAY AS WE WENT FOR A I THINK EVERYONE WAS INTERESTED IN GETTING OFF SHARPLY AND WELL IN A NEW AND DIFFERENT WAY. AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEKS WITH FAST SIGNED IT ON THE PROJECT I SPOKE WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE GETTING WHAT THEY NEEDED IT AND WASN’T GETTING WHAT HE DIDN’T NEED, AND TO MAKE SURE I THINK THE MAIN ISSUE WITH MOST OF THESE PROJECT IS WHEN THE PROJECT TEAM NEEDS HELP FROM SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS WHICH MAY HAVE SEEN THAT TERM THROUGH ALEXANDER’S CHART YOU SEE THAT CHART IT WAS A LITTLE BIT SMALL THEY NEED TO PROVIDE THE ANSWERS QUICKLY AND THEY’VE COMMITTED TO DOING THAT EFFECTIVELY AND I THINK AT THIS POINT PAST HAS TOLD ME THEY’RE HAPPY WITH THAT AND THEY SEEM TO BE ESTABLISHING A DECENT RELATIONSHIP AS WELL WITH MN.IT AND IT’S MORE OF A CHANGE I THINK FOR MN.IT IN TERMS OF NOT ONLY IN RUNNING THE TECHNOLOGY AND MONITORING OF VENDOR WHO IS ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTING THE TECHNOLOGY THE WAY THEY’VE DONE IT IN SOME OTHER STATES. THAT IS A BIT OF A CHANGE. ON SEPTEMBER 16TH FAST WILL COMPLETE THE DETAILED PROJECT PLAN WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR RESOURCE PLANNING AND WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THAT. I WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE INTRODUCTION OF TWO OF OUR DEPUTY REGISTRARS HERE I UNDERSTAND WE WILL HAVE UP TO FIVE OF THEM INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT FULL-TIME AT CERTAIN POINTS SO IT’S GOOD TO SEE AND WE HOPE WE CAN SHORT CIRCUIT SOME OF THE DISCONNECTS OF THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PAST. FOR US BEFORE ME FOR THE BLUE RIBBON COUNCIL WE NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE RESOURCES THE STATE PROVIDES TO HELP FAST BASED ON THE FAST REQUESTS MAKE SURE THERE ARE RIGHT SIZED SO TO MAKE SURE MN.IT AS THE RED SEA RESOURCES MNLARS FOR THE DECOMMISSIONING AND WE CAN GO FORWARD WITH THAT. IN SUMMARY I WILL MAKE FOUR POINTS, FIRST DPS AND MN.IT AND ADMINISTRATION I WILL ADD THEM WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT THEM AT BAY MOVED THE PROCUREMENT FAST AS WE REQUESTED AND EXCEL RATED PROCUREMENT CYCLE IN ADDITION OF THESE ENTITIES HAVE BEEN OPEN AND PROACTIVE ABOUT INVOLVING ME WHEN I THINK SUP THING IS REQUIRED BUT I ALSO HAVE NOT BEEN SHY ABOUT INVOLVING THEM WHEN I HAVE QUESTIONS. I THINK VTRS OR WHATEVER THE FUTURE NAME WILL BE IS ON TRACK SO FAR BUT OBVIOUSLY IT EARLY, WE NEED TO SUPPORT FAST IN EVERY WAY THAT THEY NEED AND PROPERLY MONITOR THE PROJECT GOING FORWARD. THAT’S THE END OF MY TESTIMONY MR. CHAIR. >>THANK YOU MR. KING IF YOU REMAIN THERE FOR A MOMENT, I WILL OPEN UP TO MEMBER QUESTIONS AND I DON’T KNOW IF THERE ARE THE QUESTIONS FOR YOU SPECIFICALLY AT THIS POINT BEFORE WE ASK A QUESTION IF MR. BOTHA AND MR. HARRISON WOULD RETURN TO THE TABLE I WILL HAVE A QUESTION FOR THEM. MEMBERS ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. CAME WHILE HE IS AT THE TABLE? SENATOR JASINSKI. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AND MR. KING. AGAIN LOOKING BACK FROM THE BEGINNING WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DEPUTY REGISTRARS WERE NOT ENOUGH INVOLVED IN THE PREVIOUS RELEASE IS FIVE IN YOUR OPINION IS 5 ENOUGH THAT REPRESENT A SMALL SHOP OF LARGE SHOPS, COUNTY RUN SHOT A CITY RUN SHOP AND A PRIVATE SHOP? THAT WOULD GIVE EVERYONE NOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE WANT BUT A GOOD COMPROMISE THAT REPRESENTS ALL OUR DIFFERENT STRUCTURES OF DEPUTY REGISTRARS? >>MR. CHAIR END AND SENATOR I DO BELIEVE THE FIVE IS SUFFICIENT IT’S HARD TO JUDGE BETWEEN FIVE AND EIGHT BUT I THINK ANY MORE THAN THAT IS NOT REALLY NECESSARY 5 IS A GOOD NUMBER AND THE FIVE WOULD BE THERE FULL TIME SO THEY’RE ACTUALLY THERE EVERY DAY I THINK WE WILL GET A LOT OF UTILITY OUT OF THAT. IT’S ALSO INCUMBENT THOSE GROUPS WHO WORKED WITH THE ASSOCIATIONS AND MAKE SURE THE KEEP MEMBERS THEY REPRESENT BY REPRESENTING THE FULL SUITE OF DOEPKE REGISTRARS INFORMED ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON. >>SENATOR JASINSKI. >>JUST A FOLLOW-UP ON THAT NOT EVERYONE WAS NOT BEING HEARD BUT IN MY OPINION WHEN I SEE OUR PRIVATES THAT WERE HURT THE MOST, I REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE WE OF ENOUGH PRIVATE FIRMS SMALL PRIVATE TO LARGE PRIVATE THAT ARE REPRESENTED TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T HAVE ISSUES THAT WE DID PREVIOUSLY I UNDERSTAND THE COUNTY RUN IN THE CITY RUN BY A BUNCH MORE OF A STRUCTURE AND MORE FINANCIAL BACKING OF SOMETHING WOULD GO WRONG THEY COULD PASS IT ON TO THE TAXPAYERS BUT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN THE PRIVATE THAT ARE REALLY MY CONCERN SO I HOPE WE CAN FOCUS A LOT OF ATTENTION ON OUR PRIVATELY RUN GET THE REGISTRARS SO THEY DO NOT COME INTO THE ISSUE THEY DID IN THE PREVIOUS MNLARS SYSTEM. I REALLY WANT TO KEEP ON THAT ALL ASK THESE QUESTIONS EVERY MEETING TO MAKE SURE THE PRIVATE DEPUTY REGISTRARS ARE FULLY REPRESENTED AND SUPPORTED OUR NEW SYSTEM WOULD COME OUT WITH THANK YOU. >>MR. KING. >>MR. CHAIR I WILL MAKE ONE COMMENT AND SAY YOU MAY REQUEST THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR THE PROJECT LEADER TO COMMENT ON THE SENATOR JASINSKI QUESTIONS. I GIVE YOU MY OPINION BUT THEY’RE THE ONES AT ABOUT WIND THAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE. >>WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO SO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. KING? REP CARLSON. >>MR. CHAIR, AND THE FAST REPORT AND MAYBE IF YOU WOULD DEFER MY QUESTION TO THE OFFER THEIR, UNDER THE PREPARATION IT SAYS THE ESTIMATES WERE LOOKING TO IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE MINNESOTA IT REQUIRED IT THE INITIAL PROCUREMENT DEMONSTRATION IT DOESN’T REALLY TELL US MUCH ABOUT ABOUT THAT SENTENCE AND WHAT IT MEANT. IF YOU CAN REMIND US THERE AND THEN THE YOU MAY WANT TO DEFER THIS ONE AS WELL IT’S SOMEWHAT RELATED TO MR. COMBS, HE REFERENCED I THINK IT WAS MR. COMBS THAT YOU’D BE LOOKING AT INITIATIVES OR INNOVATIVE IDEAS FROM OTHER STATES. AND HOW THAT WOULD BE APPROACHED AND IF YOU SEE SOME OF THOSE CHANGES FROM OTHER STATES OR HOW MINNESOTA DIFFERS THAT WOULD REQUIRE STATUTORY CHANGES AS YOU GO FORWARD FOR POLICY CHANGES. >>MR. CHAIR END REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON I WOULD MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT THAT I THINK HEARING FROM FAST A LITTLE ABOUT THAT AND PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT WOULD BE IMPORTANT AS WELL. I THINK WE MADE A LARGE SET OF COMMENTS IN THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT REVIEW ABOUT THE IDEA OF CUSTOMIZATION. THERE WAS A REFERENCE TO THE APPROVAL MECHANISM FOR THE CUSTOMIZATION MR. ALEXANDER REFERENCED WHEN HE SPOKE AND I VERY MUCH SUPPORT MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SEEK CHANGES THAT WOULD REQUIRE CUSTOMIZATION I THINK THE IDEA HERE IS TO MINIMIZE THOSE TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE USING SOFTWARE AS IT’S BEEN WRITTEN AND THEN PULLED OUT RIGOROUSLY FOR ONLY THOSE THINGS THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT KEEP THE CHANGE TO THE PROCESS ” WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. I THINK THE FIRST NOTE OF YOU ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT REFERS TO THAT TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT ITEM HAS AND I THINK EVERYONE’S DEDICATED I CERTAINLY AM GOING TO KEEP A KEEN EYE ON THAT TO KEEP THAT AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE SO THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY HAVE TO APPROVE THAT INCLUDING THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY. THAT WOULD BE MY COMMENT ON THAT I WOULD DEFER ON YOUR SECOND QUESTION I THINK THOSE MAY BE BEST SORTED BY FAST OR PUBLIC SAFETY. >>MR. CHAIR THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM. >>THAT WOULD BE FINE REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON WE’RE GOING TO DISMISS MR. KING AND CALL WHOEVER IT IS YOU WISH TO QUESTION. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. KING? MR. CAIN IF YOU WOULD RETURN TO THE COMMITTEE TABLE AND MR. KING AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD AS A MEMBER OF THIS COMMITTEE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. MR. HARRISON OR WHOEVER WISHES TO ANSWER MY QUESTION IS THIS, CLEARLY IN STATUTE THE PART IN A PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VTRS. AS I UNDERSTAND IT MN.IT PRIMARY ROLE IS THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE OLD MNLARS SYSTEM. MY QUESTION TO YOU IS AS AS THE VENDOR ARE YOU RECEIVING ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IN ORDER TO PROCEED WITH THE CONTRACT ARE YOU RECEIVING TOO LITTLE TOO MUCH IN THE WAY OF REQUESTS FOR INPUT? GIVE US ALL LITTLE FEEDBACK ON IN TERMS OF THE ROLE AS YOU SEE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND MN.IT AS REMOVE FOR THE OF THE NATION AND DECOMMISSIONING. >>MR. CHAIR YES, WE’VE RECEIVED A LOT OF INTIMATION FROM BOTH MN.IT AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MN.IT PRIOR ROLL ON TOP OF DECOMMISSIONING IS PROVIDING US WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE NETWORKING THAT TYPE OF OPERATIONAL WORK. THEY WERE GREAT TO WORK WITH DURING OUR FIRST FAST ROLLOUT AND WE’RE CONTINUING TO SEE THAT GREAT COOPERATION WITH MN.IT IN TERMS OF HARDWARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE. IN TERMS OF THE DECOMMISSIONING AND OTHER RELATED INFORMATION WE NEED FROM THEM, WE’VE BEEN AT THIS FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS SO WE’RE JUST STARTING TO ASK THE QUESTIONS AND NOT ON THE DOORS, WE’RE JUST THE POINT NOW WE’RE STARTING TO GET TO SOME POINTED QUESTIONS ANTEDATE THE ANSWERS HAVE BEEN FORTHCOMING VERY QUICKLY. >>ANYTHING TO ADD MR. HARRISON?>>AS FAR AS WHAT TODAY IN HIS EARLY WHAT WE WOULD LOOK FOR FROM THE PART OF PUBLIC SAFETY THEY HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL, MR. CHAIR I WOULD POINT BACK TO THE SENATOR JASINSKI COMMENTS EARLIER. WE DO VERY MUCH LOOK FOR AND RELY UPON GOOD BUSINESS EXPERTISE FROM ULTIMATELY THE PEOPLE WHO USE THE SYSTEM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HAS BEEN HELPFUL IN BRINGING DEPUTY REGISTRARS ON TO THE PROJECT BETTER GAUGED AND EXCITED TO BE THERE AND VERY MUCH MOTIVATED A VERY MOTIVATED TO HELP US CREATE A GOOD SOLUTION FOR THE STATE. FOR ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE STAKEHOLDER USERS, SO WE’VE BEEN PLEASED SO FAR THERE HAVEN’T BEEN THINGS WE’VE BEEN NEEDING THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN GETTING BUT IT IS EARLY BUT I WILL SAY WE’RE NOT SHY ABOUT ASKING FOR THINGS. PUBLIC SAFETY SEEMS VERY COMMITTED TO MAKE SURE THIS GOES WELL SO THEY’VE ALMOST BEEN FALLING OVER THEMSELVES TO TRY TO HELP. >>THANK YOU GENTLEMAN, SENATOR DIBBLE. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. THIS QUESTION MAY BE FOR BUT REPRESENTATIVES FROM FAST THE FIRST QUESTION IS PART OF ANOTHER QUESTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY I ASSUME WE WILL HAVE THEM COME FORWARD. I’M LOOKING AT THE CONTRACT CLAUSE 2.3 ON KEY PERSONNEL WHICH SAYS THAT KEY PERSONNEL SHALL REMAIN ON THE PROJECT UNTIL FINAL ACCEPTANCE AND SHALL NOT BE REASSIGNED IN THOSE KEY PERSONNEL ARE TO BE IDENTIFIED BY THE PARTIES IN WRITING IN NO REASSIGNMENTS ON LAST WRITTEN PERMISSION IS GIVEN BY THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. I’M GLAD TO SEE THIS PROVISION IN THE CONTRACT I THINK IT ADDRESSES A PROBLEM WE’VE HAD PREVIOUS WITH THE VENDOR AND AS I UNDERSTAND AS I DID MY RESEARCH FROM THAT TIME IT WAS COMMON PRACTICE THAT THE VENDOR AND OTHER VENDORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS OF FOLKS WERE BORN TO BE ON SITE INTO THE WORK AND THEN THEY WERE SWAPPED OUT ANOTHER RANDOM PEOPLE WERE ASSIGNED TO DO THE WORK. MY QUESTION MY BASIC QUESTION IS HOW MANY KEY PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN WRITING TO REFERS TO AN ATTACHMENT C BUT I THINK THAT REFERS TO SOMETHING ELSE NOT PART OF THE ATTACHED AND HAS THAT BEEN COMPLETED? I WANTED TO GAIN SOME SORT OF PUBLIC AFFIRMATION BACK IN ASPECT OF THE CONTRACT THAT WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO AND WILL ADHERE TO.>>ONE MOMENT, AS WE MOVE FORWARD THERE’S A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE LINING UP FOR THE PART OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY PERHAPS WE COULD HAVE THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER WILL TURN TO COME TO THE TABLE BECAUSE I NOTE CENTERED AT JASINSKI HAS A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON HAS A FOLLOW-UP AND THE SENATOR DIBBLE QUESTIONS INVOLVE PUBLIC SAFETY I WILL GO TOO FAST AT THIS POINT. >>MR. CHAIR AND SENATOR DIBBLE THE MAIN RESOURCES THAT WERE PUT IN THE CONTRACT ARE ALL ON SITE FOR THERE’S I BELIEVE SIX OR SEVEN OF THEM THEY ARE ALL ON SITE FULL TIME THREE OF THEM HAVE LOCATED BACK TO ST. PAUL. >>SO THAT MEANS THAT THEY’VE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY PARTIES IN WRITING SO THAT’S ALL SQUARED AWAY? >>IT’S IN THE CONTRACT. >>THANK YOU. >>SENATOR JASINSKI A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR YES I BELIEVE FOR THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER ALL TURNED AGAIN THE PRIVATE SAID THE PRIVATE COMPANIES VERSUS THE PUBLIC CITY RUN FIRST PARTY RUN A, JUST MAKING SURE HOW WE ARE TRACKING BOTH OF THOSE AND TO THE FAST REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL AS IS DONE IN OTHER STATES IS MINNESOTA UNIQUE AND HOW WE DO HOURS? IS THERE WHERE WE CAN FOCUS TO MAKE SURE THIS PRIVATE COMPANIES GET THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE AS FAR AS THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE REPRESENTED WELL AND DON’T HAVE ANY ISSUES LIKE WE DID PREVIOUSLY AND THE NUMBERS SO THOSE FIVE I BELIEVE DEPUTY REGISTRARS IN THIS PORTION HOW MANY OF THOSE ARE THE PRIVATE BUSINESSES AND HOW MANY OF THE PUBLIC? >>DEPUTY COMMISSIONER ALL HER AND. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE THINK THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR MR. SMITH TO ANSWER THE QUESTION AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PRIVATE A DEPUTY REGISTRARS AND TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THEM. OUR UNDERSTANDING IS OTHER STATES HAVE INCLUDED OTHER STAKEHOLDERS AS WELL AND THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY ON THE CONTRACT WAS A RECOMMENDATION THAT IN CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. ANDERSON WHO HAD THAT EXPERIENCE IN COLORADO WHERE THEY ALSO UTILIZED ENTITIES AND A STAKE HOLDERS ON THEIR PROJECT AS WELL AS WORKING WITH FAST. >>SENATOR JASINSKI. >>MAYBE THEN A FOLLOW-UP FOR MR. ANDERSON HOW THAT WAS HANDLED OUT WAS DONE IN OTHER STATES AND HOW THAT WILL BE HELD HERE IN MINNESOTA. >>GOOD MORNING THANK YOU. THE REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUALS TO BE PART OF THE PROJECT I’VE WORKED DIRECTLY WITH DAVE SMITH GOOD PRESIDENT OF THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION AS WELL AS THE M TRA SO FAR WE’RE AT FOUR INDIVIDUALS WERE UP FOR INDIVIDUALS SO FAR WE HAVE 31 OF THOSE REPRESENTS THE BUSINESS OWNER’S GROUPS AND TO REPRESENT THE M D R A THE SECOND INDIVIDUAL FROM THE BUSINESS WILL BE COMING ON BOARD IN JANUARY TIME FRAME AS WELL AS AN INDIVIDUAL FROM THE AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION WE BEGIN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING AT THE TRAINING AND TESTING WERE GOING TO BE BRINGING AN END IN TOTAL APPROXIMATELY 40 ADDITIONAL PEOPLE WILL BE LOOKING AT WHAT’S THAT LOAD IN REGARDS TO HAVING A DEPUTY REGISTRAR PARTICIPATION AS WELL AS VEHICLE SERVICES WHETHER IT’S A 5050 SPLIT BUT THE BOTTOM LINE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION WE SOLICIT BOTH ASSOCIATIONS AND SAID WHO COULD PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR IT JUST A FINAL COMMENT MY RECOMMENDATION IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE BOTH A LARGE VOLUME PRIVATE DEPUTY REGISTRARS AND THE SMALLER ONES I KNOW THE BUSINESSES ARE NOT ALWAYS RUN THE SAME THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE OPERATIONS THAT ARE VERY DIFFERENT AND A SMALL SHOP OPERATION OR LARGE VOLUME SHOP SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE US TO GET AS MUCH INPUT FROM THE PRIVATELY HELD THE A DEPUTY REGISTRARS AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T RUN INTO ANY ISSUES LIKE WE DID BEFORE THAT’S MY FINAL COMMENT THANK YOU. >>REP CARLSON A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION? >>I’M TRYING TO GET USED TO THE SENATE MICROPHONE SYSTEM IT’S A FOLLOW-UP A LITTLE BACKGROUND THE REASON FOR RAISING THE QUESTION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING PRIOR TO LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND I LOOKED AT A FAST REPORT AND THE COMMENTS ABOUT LOOKING AT WHAT OTHER STATES ARE DOING THAT MIGHT PROVIDE US WITH INNOVATIVE IDEAS. THE PROCESS WOULD BE IF THERE’S ANY NEED FOR POLICY CHANGES AND RECORDS BEFORE THE STATUTORY CHANGES AND HOW THAT PROCESS I KNOW ONE OF YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT MR. CHAIR INDICATED IF NECESSARY WE COULD MEET EARLIER, BUT AT LEAST AS WE SIT HERE NOW THE PLAN IS PRIOR TO THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WHICH WILL BE A SHORT ONE. I’M INTERESTED IN WHAT THAT PROCESS WOULD BE MR. KING YOU COMMENTED ABOUT TRYING TO KEEP AND STREAMLINE THOSE WERE MY WORDS AS POSSIBLE WITH THE SOFTWARE AND SO AND THAT’S ALREADY AVAILABLE. WHOEVER WOULD APPROPRIATELY ANSWER THAT QUESTION I DID REFERENCE MR. TOMAC EARLIER BECAUSE HE TALKED ABOUT OTHER STATES. >>REP CARLSON YOU’VE POSED A LEGITIMATE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT ANY STATUTORY CHANGES MAY BE NECESSARY. BOTH REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN AND MYSELF WERE ATTEMPTING TO NOT HAVE PUT CALLED AN UNNECESSARY HEARING EARLIER IN THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY BUT MOST URGENTLY IF AS WE PROCEED ANY MEMBER OR PUBLIC SAFETY OR MN.IT OR THE VENDOR HAVE INFORMATION THEY WANT TO CONVEY TO WAS ANOTHER HEARING THAT CORN TO BE NEEDED IN ORDER TO ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON WE MOST CERTAINLY WOULD DO THAT. MR. KING YOU HAVE A COMMENT? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. PRESENT AND OF CARLSON I APOLOGIZE I THINK I MISS UNDERSTOOD PART OF WHAT YOU WERE SAYING ONE VENUE FOR THAT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES WOULD BE THE BLUE RIBBON COUNCIL WERE PLANNING ON DOING A QUARTERLY REPORT AS WE WERE PRESCRIBED TO DO BY THE END OF DECEMBER TO ACCOMMODATE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES ON ANY OTHER TECHNOLOGY THINGS IDENTIFIED. I WOULD SUGGEST BECAUSE WE KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THIS IF ANY OF THE ENTITIES ARE INTERESTED AND THAT WE WOULD DISCUSS THEM AT THE BLUE RIBBON COUNCIL WE WOULD PUT THAT IN THAT DECEMBER REPORT THAT WE FELT SOME KIND OF THE STECK CHANGE WOULD FACILITATE WORK HERE WE’VE BEEN ASKED BY THE CHAIRS OF THIS COMMITTEE TO DO THAT VERY THING OVER TIME AS WELL. >>ANY FOLLOW-UP REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON? >>MR. CHAIR THINK THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTION MY QUESTION WAS THE PROCESS AND THAT COVERS IT SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR IN THIS IS TO THE CONTRACT, ON PAGE 7 THERE IS A SECTION OF THE TOP PART 7 RELATED TO DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND IT STATES THE PARTIES MUST PROMPTLY NOTIFY EACH OTHER OF ANY KNOWN TO SPEED AND WORK IN GOOD FAITH TO RESOLVE SUCH DISPUTES WITHIN REASONABLE TIME AND IF NECESSARY OF THE CONTRACTOR WILL DEVELOP A SHORT BRIEFING CONTRACT DESCRIBED THE ISSUES ARE RELEVANT IMPACTING THE POSITIONS OF BOTH PARTIES. WITH SUCH A DOCUMENT BE MADE PUBLIC OR AVAILABLE TO OUR COMMITTEE IT SEEMS DISPUTE RESOLUTION BETWEEN THE CONTRACTOR AND THE STATE WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR OUR OVERSIGHT FUNCTION I’M WONDERING HOW THAT WORKS. >>MR. CHAIR, I WOULD LIKE TO START ANSWERING THAT QUESTION BY ASKING A QUESTION. THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAD IN OUR DRIVER CONTRACT SO, HE * DID WE HAVE A DISPUTE AND IT WOULD BE THE SORT OF SOME NEW TERRITORY IF WE WERE TO HAVE A DISPUTE, SO I’M GOING TO SPEAK TO HALT I ANTICIPATE, THESE THINGS USUALLY START WITH DISCUSSIONS AT SOME POINT THEY LEAD TO DOCUMENTS AND ON THE QUESTION WE WOULD BE FAIRER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY I WOULD GUESS THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHARE THAT AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME THAT IT WOULD BE OUR PRACTICE TO DEFER TO DPS WITH WHOM IT SHOULD BE SHARED AND WHEN. >>THANK YOU. >>SENATOR JASINSKI. >>PINKY MR. CHAIR I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS FOR FAST OR D P S ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE BEEN ABOUT AS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A SOLID SCOPE OF WHAT WE’RE DOING HERE AND NOT GETTING SCOPE CREEP AND CONTINUING ON THE, TWEEN FAST AND DP ASK WHY DO WE HAVE A DEFINITE SCOPE OF WHERE ARE IN THE POINT IS TO MAKE SURE WE REACH THAT AT A POINT NOT SAYING WE CAN CHANGE OR THE DIRECTION ALONG THE REFINED SOMETHING BUT IT SEEMS WHAT I SAW IN MNLARS WE KEPT CHANGING AND CHANGING AND CHANGING WE NEVER HAD A FINISH LINE, HERE’S WHERE RARICK HERE’S THE FINAL TIME AT ONE MNSURE BETWEEN IEP’S AND THE FAST AND MR. KING WE KNOW WHERE OUR SCOPE IS AND WHEN ARE ENDING POINT IS AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN NOT. I KNOW WHO COULD COMMENT ON THAT I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING UP FRONT WE ALL WANT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE THERE WE GET TO THAT AND WHAT WE KNOW THE FINISH LINE AND THE FINISH LINE DOESN’T KEEP CHANGING AND CHANGING SO WHOEVER WOULD COMMENT ON THAT ANKLE. >>THEY TO MR. CHAIR AND SENATOR JASINSKI. IN THE CONTRACT CLEARLY STATES WE WILL SUPPORT ALL THE PROCESS IS DONE IN MNLARS AND ANY BUSINESS PROCESS THAT WAS DONE IN THE LEGACY SYSTEM PRIOR TO MNLARS UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERYTHING IN MNLARS LIKE THE DEALER ITEMS AND FUNCTIONS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS TO SUPPORT THE VEHICLE PUDDLING NOT ALL OF THEM WERE IN MNLARS BUT IF IT WERE DONE BEFORE THERE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SCOPE. IN ADDITION THINGS COME UP BETTER BASICALLY GOOD IDEAS AND WHAT HAPPENS AT THAT POINT IS MYSELF OFTEN IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MR. HARRISON MR. ANDERSON AND I WOULD DISCUSS THOSE WE WOULD LOOK AT HOW GOOD THEY WERE AND HOW MUCH INPUT THAT WOULD HAVE ON THE PROJECT IF IT SOMETHING VERY LARGE THAT GOES ON UP PULL LIST SOMETHING TO CONSIDER LATER IF IT’S SMALL BETWEEN MR. ANDERSON AND I WE IF WE DETERMINE WE CAN DO IT AND NOT CHANGE THE SCHEDULE CANNOT CHANGE THE BUDGET WE WOULD INCLUDE IT. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AT ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT FROM MR. KING ON THAT ISSUE AS WELL HOW HE PERCEIVES HOW THAT WILL RUN? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. SENATOR I THINK THAT’S OUTLINED GOOD PROCESS FOR IT I THINK WE HAVE TO BE RIGOROUS IN TERMS OF MAINTAINING THE BUDGET AND MAINTAINING THE TIME LINES AND RAISE THE ISSUE AT THEIR SOMETHING OF VITAL IMPORTANCE IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE IMPACT IS. I SUPPORT THE PRESCRIBED PROCESS. >>REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON. >>I HAVE A SLIGHTLY MORE HERE MR. CHAIR. THANK YOU MR. CHAIR, MY QUESTION AND NOT SURE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO ANSWER BUT ONE OF OUR DUTIES IS TO MAKE SURE THE EXISTING SYSTEM MNLARS AT ONE TO BE DECOMMISSIONED KEEPS ON A SAILING UNTIL ITS DECOMMISSIONING DATE. I DON’T KNOW IF WE’RE EXPECTING MORE INFORMATION ON THAT IN A REPORT FORM OR THERE SOMEONE HERE TODAY WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS HOW WE’RE DOING AND KEEPING THE OLD BATTLE SHIP AFLOAT? >>REP TORKELSON I WILL TELL YOU I WOULD EXPECT THE DECOMMISSIONING OF MNLARS WILL OCCUR IN A REGULAR AN ORDERLY FASHION. BECAUSE THIS IS THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS I WOULD THINK IN THE NEXT REPORT THAT WE RECEIVE YOU’LL HAVE SOME DETAIL AS TO THE STATUS OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF MNLARS. MR. ANDERSON ANY COMMENTS OR ANYONE FROM DBS WHO WISHES TO RESPOND TO THE REP TORKELSON QUESTION? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR I WOULD AFTER DE FER TO MY BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH MN.IT. >>COMMISSIONER TOMES. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR REALLY IT’S A GOOD QUESTION RELATED TO THE CONTINUED RUNNING OF THE BATTLESHIP OR LANGUAGE SIMILAR TO THAT. THE CURRENT MNLARS SYSTEM IS GETTING ON ESTIMATES ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OR 4/5 COMPLETE AND IS ABLE TO LARGELY MANAGED THE TRANSACTION VOLUME THAT IT’S BEEN REQUESTED TO THERE ARE A LOT OF MANUAL INTERVENTIONS AND MENTAL STEPS THERE’S A STAFF THAT PROVIDES THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM RELATED TO SECURITY PATCHES MAINTAINING THE INFRASTRUCTURE AS WELL AS THE NORMAL STARTING AND STOPPING AND CORRECTING COLLECTIVITIES THAT’S INVOLVED I THINK IT’S CRITICAL WE DON’T TAKE OUR EYE OFF OF THAT UNTIL THE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR DECOMMISSIONING. >>PINKY MR. CHAIR A FOLLOW-UP TO THAT. DO WE HAVE THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS ANY NEEDS TO KEEP THE BATTLE SHIP AFLOAT? IS IT POSSIBLE WILL BE LOOKING AT CONTINGENCY FUNDS TO DO MORE WORK WHEN NECESSARY? >>AT THE MOMENT I THINK THE REQUISITE FUNDING WITHIN THE LARGER PROJECT EXISTS TO MAINTAIN MNLARS FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT. >>SENATOR JASINSKI A QUESTION? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR JUST A FOLLOW-UP I THINK WE SHOULD SAY THANK YOU SAID TO GET A SESSION THAT TALKED MY OFFER DEALERS THE DEPUTY REGISTRARS THINGS HAVE REALLY IMPROVED. THE TURNAROUND TIME AND THINGS HAVE IMPROVED A WANT TO THANK IF THIS THE PROPER TIME TO SAY THANK-YOU TO YOURSELF AND DPS AND EVERYONE INVOLVED SEEMED TO BE RUNNING MUCH MORE FLUIDLY WE DON’T HAVE AS MANY COMPLAINTS SO I WANT TO SAY THANK-YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE SINCE WE BROUGHT THIS UP AT THE END OF SESSION. >>MR. KING. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. FIRST I APOLOGIZE TO MR. ANDERSON WHY NOTE BUT I MISS SPOKE AND SAID MR. ALEXANDER I APOLOGIZE. COULD WE REQUEST A COPY OF THE POWER POINT HE SHOWED? IT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO HAVE NOT. >>MR. KING THAT IS ON MY LIST TO REQUEST BEFORE WE ADJOURN NOW THAT YOU BROUGHT IT UP IF WE COULD HAVE YOUR POWER POINT MR. ANDERSON THAT YOU PRESENTED IT WAS NOT IN OUR PACKETS AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT SHARED WITH THE MEMBERS IF YOU PLEASE. SOMETIME WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AFTER TODAY’S ADJOURNMENT. SENATOR DIBBLE I’M SORRY MR. KING? >>MR. CHAIR IS SORRY I HAVE A LIST OF TWO OR THREE OTHER ITEMS IF IT’S OK I’M CURIOUS ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE DRIVER AND VEHICLE EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITTEE. I THINK THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TREATED BY STATUTE WHICH IS DONE YOUR CHART MR. HENDERSON BLOW THE COMMISSIONER, DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT OR THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER 0 HERN WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT WHEN WILL THAT BE CONSTITUTED AND WHEN WILL THAT FIRST MEETING TAKE PLACE? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. THE DRIVER AND VEHICLE EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITTEE RECENTLY IN MARCH OF 2018 CREDITS AND BYLAWS AND CHARTER FOR THE GROUP ASSIGNED MEMBERS TO THAT WE CONTINUE TO MEET THROUGHOUT HERE ACTING GLADLY GIVE YOU THE ENGAGEMENT FOR THE INDIVIDUALS VOTING MEMBERS AND THE DRAFT AGENDA AND STUFF LIKE THAT IF YOU’D LIKE. >>THANK YOU. I THINK I MADE MY COMMENTS ABOUT THE CUSTOMIZATION EARLIER I WILL STOP ON THAT. I THINK THE QUESTION ABOUT REPORTING ON MNLARS IS A GOOD QUESTION KEEPING THE BATTLESHIP GOING, I WOULD ENVISION IN THE FUTURE WE WOULD HEAR A LOT ABOUT HOW THAT WAS GOING BUT CLEARLY AGAIN INDIVIDUALLY OF HOW THE MNLARS DECOMMISSIONING IS GOING AND I THINK MR. ANDERSON THAT PIECE DONE THAT IN HIS POWER POINT THERE WAS ONE ITEM THAT’S BEEN DECOMMISSIONED OUT OF THE ALREADY WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THOSE REPORTS TO BE DISTINCT FOR THE COMMITTEE IN THE FUTURE THAT YOU. >>THANK YOU MR. KING, COMMISSIONER TOMES, IF YOU COULD IN THE NEXT REPORT SPECIFICALLY I KNOW THIS WAS A JOINT REPORT DID NOT FIND AS LONG AS IF DPS AND MN.IT WANT HAVE A JOINT REPORT THAT’S OK WITH ME BUT HAVE A SEPARATE PART IN THEIR PRINCIPALLY I THINK BY MN.IT ON THE STATUS OF THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE MNLARS SYSTEM. MR. KANE ANYTHING FURTHER? SENATOR DIBBLE. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. MY QUESTIONS WOULD BE I THINK WOULD BE TO DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OVERTURNED AND FOUR COMMISSIONER TOMES AMID A QUESTION FOR MR. ANDERSON AS WELL. IT GOES BACK TO THE CONTRACT, I REALLY DON’T MEAN TO REALLY GET AND WELL IN THE PAST BUT I THINK WERE A LITTLE PTSD SO MAYBE I AM, BUT I WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO I CALLED ATTENTION TO THE ISSUE OF KEY PERSONNEL FROM A CONTRACTOR STAYING ON PROJECT UNLESS THIS MISSION AGREED TO A PARTING WHICH I FEEL IS A LESSON LEARNED FROM PAST EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST PRACTICE. ANOTHER ONE I SEE AND I WANT TO COMMENT SPECIFICALLY AND ASK GENERALLY THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF HER AND IF THERE’S ANYTHING ELSE WHERE THIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CURRENT VENDOR IS GOING TO BE BETTER BECAUSE OF THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THE CONTRACT I’M LOOKING AT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WHICH IS CLAUSE 13 A LOT OF WORDS TO READ SO THERE’S FORCE OF CLAUSES I CAN’T REALLY MAKE OUT THAT PROVIDES FOR BUT I DO RECALL THAT WAS AN ISSUE IN THE PREVIOUS PRIVATE BENDER WHEN IT WAS TERMINATED THERE WAS A STRUGGLE ONE OF THE POINTS OF CONTENTION IN TERMS OF NEGOTIATION FOR THE ENDING OF THE RELATIONSHIP WHAT EXACTLY BELONGS TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND WHAT BELONGS TO THE VENDOR WAS CLEARLY MINNESOTA’S PROPERTY WAS COINED TO BE GIVEN BACK AND UNDER WHAT TERMS THAT ENDED UP GETTING MORE MONEY THAN THEY SHOULD AND WHAT FOR. I’M WONDERING IF CLAUSE 13 IS AN IMPROVEMENT UPON THE PAST RELATIONSHIP AND ONE OF THE LESSONS AND THAT MIGHT BE REFLECTED IT MAY BE STATE AUDITS AND REQUIREMENTS BUT I DON’T THINK IT SPEAKS TO PROGRAM AUDITS TO MAKE SURE RUN TRACK ON RULE I THINK THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS HELP US FIGURE OUT THINGS WERE GOING WELL WITH THE PREVIOUS VENDOR WAS AN AUDIT BY AN EXTERNAL VENDOR AND HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN PLACE FOR ALL THIS WE’RE DOING HERE PLANS FOR THAT I DON’T WE SHOULD BE RELYING ON THE STATE AUDITOR TO MAKE SURE WHAT GOING ON INTERNAL TO THE AGENCY AND THE PROGRAM AND PROJECT IS ON TRACK. KIND OF TO QUESTIONS, WE DOING ABOUT MAKING SURE THE PROGRAM DESIGNED TRACK AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IMPROVING ON PAST PRACTICE AND WHAT ELSE THE CONTRACT REFLECTS SOME OF LEARNING FROM THE PAST ON HOW THINGS WERE WITH THE VENDOR? >>DEPUTY COMMISSIONER THREE QUESTIONS. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR IS SENATOR DIBBLE THAT WAS A LOT QUESTIONS, >>BILL ACTUAL PROPERTY AUDITING AND WHAT ELSE WE KNOW WE’RE DOING BETTER THAN BEFORE? >>I WOULD TAKE THE LAST ONE FIRST, WHICH I WAS FIRST RATHER THAN POINTING TO SOMETHING IN THE PAST IT’S ACTUALLY RELATIONSHIPS WE ALREADY HAVE WITH FAST. WE UTILIZE AS YOU’VE HEARD MOST OF THE SAME TERMS THAT WERE IN THE DRIVER CONTRACTS THAT TOOK MONTHS TO DEVELOP AND WORKED WITH THE EXPERTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS MN.IT AND DPS AND WE ROLLUP THE TABLE DURING THAT. THAT PROCESS AND THE EXPERIENCE WE HAD IT WITH PASSED ON DRIVERS GAVE US A LOT OF COMFORT THAT WE’RE IN A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE TODAY WITH THIS VENDOR AND WE HAVE BEEN WITH ANY OTHER PREVIOUS THE VENDOR THAT WE HAD A PRIOR RELATIONSHIP IN ADDITION THEY HAVE BEEN THE VENDOR IMPACTS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE’S SOME THE SAME TERMS ARE IN THAT CONTRACT THAT I BELIEVE IS IN THE RELATIONSHIP AS WELL BE EXISTING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND TESTA ENTERPRISES HAS BEEN VERY GOOD AND THEIR MOST RECENT EXPERIENCE WITH DRIVERS IS WHERE THE MOST COMFORT COMES FROM AS FAR AS WHAT WE’VE LEARNED AND AS YOU POINTED OUT THERE ARE THINGS VETERAN THIS CONTRACT SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESS WHETHER IT WAS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN OUR PREVIOUS CONTRACT OR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ADMINISTRATION WITH THE PREVIOUS CONTRACT AND WITH THAT WE WILL SEE AS YOU APTLY POINTED OUT THE REQUIREMENT OF KEY PERSONNEL AND MAKING SURE THEY NEEDED TO REMAIN ON THE PROJECT AND BE HERE. AS FAR AS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THAT IS A SITUATION THAT I THINK HAS BEEN A LESSON LEARNED ABOUT WHAT TO WE’RE CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPING THE ONGOING MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH FAST THAT WE’RE GOING TO DO ONGOING MAINTENANCE WITH THAT BUT THE SYSTEM IS HERE TO STAY WITH THAT ASPECT I THINK PART OF THE MILESTONES SETTING UP THE MILESTONES WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIC PAYMENTS FOR THOSE MILESTONES AS WELL AS THE RETAINAGE SITUATION TO ENSURE THERE IS BOTH A FINANCIAL REASON BENEFIT TO GET THIS DONE BUT ALSO IF THE PROJECT IF ONE OF THE MILESTONES IS NOT COMPLETED AND ULTIMATELY THE ROLLOUT DOES NOT GO AS PLANNED AREAS OF FINANCIAL HOLDBACK OF FUNDS FOR THAT. DID I GET ALL THREE? >>THANK YOU, AND JUST I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE THIS COMMITTEE WE HAVE THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR TO MAKE SURE THE FUND PASSED THERE WAS SOME SORT OF INTERNAL AUDIT MECHANISM UNTIL IT CAME TO LIGHT THAT THE VENDOR WAS TERMINATED AND THE DATA IN THE AUDIT WAS NECESSARY DOES THIS REPLACE ALL THAT? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. I APOLOGIZE SENATOR DIBBLE I FORGOT THAT PART, IN ADDITION TO THE OLA AUDIT WHERE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO AUDIT THIS PROJECT THERE’S ALSO THE INDEPENDENT VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION AUDIT THAT WILL BE HAPPENING WITH THIS PROJECT AS WELL. >>REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON. >>COMMISSIONER HOLMES HAD A FALLOUT. I SAW COMMISSIONER TOMES HOLD UP HIS HAND. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AND MEMBERS I WASN’T SURE IF I WAS ALLOWED TO RAISE MY HAND. I WAS GOING TO CHIME IN AND AND LITTLE MORE CONTEXT TO THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY QUESTION ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS AS WERE ENGAGING ON WITH FAST AS A PARTNER VS THE VENDOR PREVIOUSLY IS A CONTRACTUAL ENGAGEMENTS FOR CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT WHICH INCLUDES THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR THAT CODE DEVELOPED IN THE EVENT YOU PART WAYS WITH A VENDOR THAT THE ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT CODE AND CONTINUE THE DEVELOPMENT VERSUS THE PURCHASE OF A SOLUTION THAT EXISTS IN THE MARKETPLACE WHERE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SURROUNDING THAT TYPE OF SOLUTION TO HELP CONNECT IT WITH OTHER STATE SYSTEMS THAT NEEDS TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION THIS PROCESS WE IMPLEMENT WITHIN THAT SYSTEM SO IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A NEW ONCE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE BUY VERSES AND THE CONTRACTUAL NUANCE THAT’S ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE. >>SENATOR DIBBLE? >>IF YOU CAN COME BACK TO ME I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION FOR MR. ANDERSON. >>REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON. >>MR. CHAIR IF THE REQUEST FOR THE NEXT MEETING THAT WE GET UPDATES AND HOW THINGS ARE GOING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND HOW THIS PROGRAM IS GOING TO RELATE TO OTHER STATES AS WE LOOK AT THE BROADER PERSPECTIVE OF THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION. >>DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OVERTURN ANY THOUGHTS MORE COMMENTS REGARDING THAT REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON REQUEST? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AT THIS COMMITTEE WANTS US TO IT ATTEMPT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING RELATED TO THESE IN ALL SERIOUSNESS TO THE EXTENT THERE ARE CHANGES THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED FOR THE DRIVER’S OR VEHICLE SYSTEM IN ORDER TO BECOME PLANT WITH FEDERAL MANDATES, WE WOULD BRING THAT FORWARD IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE ASKING REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON? >>YES. >>SENATOR DIBBLE. >>THANK YOU. I’M STILL LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT IF THE DRIVER’S LICENSE SIDE AND VEHICLE SIDE SYSTEM NOW BOTH UNDER DEVELOPMENT FROM FAST CONNECT. IT’S A MYSTERY TO ME AND WHY AND HOW THE QUESTION WAS TRIGGERED BECAUSE ONE OF THE SLIDES MR. ANDERSON PRESENTED TALKED ABOUT PEOPLE PASSING THE DRIVING TEST WHICH WASN’T SURE HOW THAT WAS RELATED TO THE CONVERSATION ON THE TWO SYSTEMS NEEDING TO BE CONNECTED ON THE GOING TO BE CONNECTED IN SOME FORM OR FASHION? >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AND SENATOR DIBBLE MY UNDERSTANDING IS AT THE END OF THE DAY AND WEFEL ALIMENTATION IT WILL BE ONE SYSTEM. THE SCREENS WILL LOOK THE SAME BECAUSE NOT ALL DEPUTY REGISTRARS BUT BOTH TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS BUT THAT’S OKAY IF THEY DON’T DO DRIVER’S LICENSE FUNCTIONS OR DON’T DO SOME OTHER TYPE OF FUNCTION THEY WOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE PARTICULAR SCREENS. THAT’S MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT IT’S BEEN ONE SYSTEM ONCE THEY ARE COMPLETELY COMBINED WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION AND DATA SHARING BECAUSE THEY’RE ONE SYSTEM IT WILL BE CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG MY UNDERSTANDING IS IF YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR INSTANCE THAT WOULD ALSO THEN WORK TO BE THE CHANGE OF ADDRESS FOR YOUR TITLE SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN TODAY. >>SENATOR DIBBLE. DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? >>YES IT WAS VALIDATED. >>CLOSE ENOUGH. >>LET ME PUT IT IN THE DRIVER’S LICENSE THE TESTING ISSUE AN INADEQUACY AND INEFFICIENCY OF THE FACILITIES AND MY CONSTITUENTS WAITING MONTHS AND MONTHS WAITING TO TAKE THEIR DRIVING PAST. I KNOW IT’S FRUSTRATING IT’S A COMPLETELY UNRELATED MATTER I WANTED TO ADDRESS THAT. >>IF I MAY MR. CHAIR, WHILE IT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ISSUE I DO WANT TO PROVIDE THAT THERE IS CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW AND ASSESSMENT BEING WORKED ON TO THE GERMAN IF AREAS A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE SCHEDULING OF FOR DRIVER EXAMS WE UNDERSTAND THAT IS THE FRUSTRATION EQUALLY FRUSTRATING ACROSS THE STATE FOR ANYONE TRYING TO SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE AND THE DEPARTMENT IS AWARE OF THAT COMMITTED TO IT AND CURRENTLY ENGAGING THIRD PARTY TO HELP US STUDY THAT. IN A DIFFERENT CONTEXT WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE UPDATES AND INFORMATION GOING FORWARD ON THAT. >>DEPUTY COMMISSIONER YOU’RE CORRECT IT’S A DIFFERENT TOPIC I WOULD TELL YOU THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM YOU REGARDING YOUR ASSESSMENT ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. SENATOR JASINSKI. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AS LONG AS EVERYONE IS IN THE ROOM AND WE DECIDE IF IT’S VTRS I THINK WE’RE ALL HERE ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS HERE AGAIN WE DECIDE WHAT THE NAME IS BEFORE WE END THIS FIRST MEETING HAUER GOING TO TURN THIS UNTIL IT’S CHANGED? >>SENATOR JASINSKI ITS VTRS ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? …LAUGHTER… REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON. >>MR. CHAIR WHEN WILL WE GET A NEW NAME FOR THIS THING? >>ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? OK. REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN AND LOOKS LIKE WE’RE ABOUT READY TO WRAP UP ANY FINAL COMMENTS BEFORE? WE BEFORE >>NO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS BUT A QUICK COMMENT THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AGAIN FOR HELPING TO GET THIS MEETING TO GATHER. I WANTED TO RETURN MR. TOMES OPENING COMMENTS WHICH I FOUND TO BE VERY HELPFUL AND I AGREE WITH THEM. HE TALKED ABOUT ENTERING INTO A NEW RELATIONSHIP AND TALK ABOUT THE NEED FOR TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY AND I DO BELIEVE WITH THE SIGNING OF THE CONTRACT WE’RE HEARING TODAY IT DOES CONSTITUTE A NEW BEGINNING IN TERMS OF HOW WE ARE APPROACHING DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES IN THIS DAY. I DO WANT TO ALSO ECHOED MY COLLEAGUES WHO SIT IN THEIR APPRECIATION FOR MR. KING’S WORK AND THE WORK OF THE AGENCIES AND FAST IN EXECUTING THIS CONTRACT AND MOVING FORWARD. I DO FORWARD TO OUR NEXT HEARING I THINK WE’RE GOING HAVE A LOT MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THE PROJECT IS GOING THEN AND CHAIR NEWMAN INDICATED THERE’S A NEED FOR US TO MEET AGAIN PERHAPS IN NOVEMBER WE WILL DO THAT AS A COMMITTEE, BUT WE WILL CONTINUE OUR OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS AS PER STATE LAW AND DO APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S INVOLVEMENT THIS IS A NEW BEGINNING AND I THINK WE’RE TURNING A PAGE AND HOPEFULLY PROBLEMS WE’VE EXPERIENCED OVER A DECADE WILL BE BEHIND US. WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RESULTS AND HEARING ABOUT PROGRESS THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN AND TO THE DPS ON THE VENDOR FAST I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU BEEN DOING. WE ARE COMING OUT OF A DIFFICULT TIME BUT I WILL TELL YOU I PERSONALLY AM VERY OPTIMISTIC AND I’M LOOKING FOR TO THE FUTURE WHERE THE STATE OF MINNESOTA I THINK IS GOING TO HAVE A SYSTEM THAT WILL NOT ONLY WORK BUT WE CAN BE PROUD OF. I WANT TO THANK YOU AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WE ARE APPRECIATIVE THE LEGISLATURE IS APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT YOU’RE DOING. MEMBERS THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING, AND IF THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS OR REQUESTS SUBSEQUENT TO TODAY AND BEFORE THE NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING PLEASE EITHER CONTACT CHAIR HORNSTEIN OR MYSELF. WITH THAT WE ARE ADJOURNED.