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STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson B, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:30pm. On January 31, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Anderson, Bruce, Chair
Kriesel, John, VC
Koenen, Lyle
Anzelc, Tom
Davids, Greg
Dettmer, Bob
Falk, Andrew
Kahn, Phyllis
Kath, Kory
LeMieur, Mike
Lohmer, Kathy
O'Driscoll, Tim


Representative Persell was excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Davids moved approval of the minutes of January 24, 2010.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF15 Military pension income tax subtraction created.

Rep. Koenen moved that HF15 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Lyle Koenen

Chair Anderson, B. moved that HF15 be recommended to pass and re-refered to the Taxes Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF99 Tax exemption provided for property owned and operated by veterans organizations.

Rep. Anzelc moved that HF99 be passed and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Tom Anzelc

Chair Anderson, B. moved that HF99 be passed and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF105 Washington County; Disabled Veterans Rest Camp on Big Marine Lake matching grant funding provided to be used for improvements, and money appropriated.

Rep. Dettmer moved HF105 be passed and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.


Veterans Services Division
Minutes of Monday, January 31, 2011

Testifying:

Representative Bob Dettmer
Lori Ahlness, Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
Dan Drigans, Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
Al Mitchell, Disabled Veterans Rest Camp

Chair Anderson, B. moved HF105 be passed and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF82 Military retirement pay phased-in subtraction provided.

Rep. Dettmer moved HF82 be passed and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifying:

Representative Bob Dettmer
Dan Severson, Citizen
Ralph Donais, United Veterans Legislative Council
Jerry Kysen, United Veterans Legislative Council, Military Action Group(MAG)
Nina Manzi, Minnesota House of Representatives- Research Department

Chair Anderson, B. moved HF82 be passed and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF240 Disabled veterans homestead market value exemption eligibility extended for surviving spouses, and qualified disabled veterans' approved primary family caregivers included.

Rep. Dettmer moved HF240 be passed and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifying:

Representative Bob Dettmer
Nina Manzi, Minnesota House of Representatives- Research Department
Steve Hinze, Minnesota House of Representatives- Research Department
Rob Vanasxk, Minnesota Homeowners Assessors Association

Chair Anderson, B. moved HF240 be passed and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:08pm.





Representative Bruce Anderson, Chair




Brian Theis, Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Agenda:
    HF15 (Koenen) Military pension income tax subtraction created.
    HF82 (Dettmer) Military retirement pay phased-in subtraction provided.
    HF164 (Lillie) Military retirement pay income tax subtraction provided.
    HF99 (Anzelc) Tax exemption provided for property owned and operated by veterans organizations.
    HF105 (Dettmer) Washington County; Disabled Veterans Rest Camp on Big Marine Lake matching grant funding provided to be used for improvements, and money appropriated.
    HF240 (Dettmer) Disabled veterans homestead market value exemption eligibility extended for surviving spouses, and qualified disabled veterans' approved primary family caregivers included.


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