STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMIES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Representative Otremba, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:17 P.M. on, January 22, 2007, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
OTREMBA, Chair HEIDGERKEN
FAUST, Vice-Chair HOSCH
HAMILTON, IR Lead JUHNKE
A quorum was present.
Chairman Otremba explained the Committee Procedures of the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
Members of the Committee introduced themselves and shared stories.
Chairman Otremba referred the following House Files to the Veterans Affair Division:
HF 137 (Haws) Veteran-owned small businesses designated as targeted group businesses for purposes of awarding state and metro agency procurement contracts.
HF 162 (Haws) Minnesota GI Bill program established to provide postsecondary education assistance to veterans, and money appropriated.
HF 220 (Nornes) Firearms safety and usage training certificates continuation provided while soldiers and essential employees are engaged in active military service.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:51 P.M.
REP. MARY ELLEN OTREMBA, Chair
Mary M. Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant