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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FIRST MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

January 11, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the first meeting to order at 10:20 am on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.


The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:
TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan, Vice Chair
BEARD, Mike
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MCNAMARA, Denny
NELSON, Michael
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy

Members excused:
HOSCH, Larry
SEIFERT, Marty

A Quorum was present.

Committee Members and Staff introduced themselves.

The following departments presented a department overview:

Department of Military Affairs:
Adjutant General Larry Shellito

Representative Dan Severson assumed the gavel at 11:25 am.

Department of Veterans Affairs:
Mike Pugliese, Acting Commissioner

Representative Kathy Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 11:35 am.

Representative Tingelstad presented Committee Procedures.

The following House Research staff member gave an overview of military and veteran affairs issue areas he covers in the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee:

Jim Cleary, House Research

The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 pm.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant