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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 09, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMIES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS FINANCE DIVISION
Chair, Representative Al Juhnke

MINUTES


Representative Juhnke, Chair of Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 10:37 AM on March 9th, 2010 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Juhnke, Chair
Hamilton, Vice Chair
Magnus, Lead
Anderson, P.
Brown
Doty
Eken
Falk
Faust
Hosch
Otremba
Shimanksi
Torkelson
Welti

A quorum was present.

Representative Brown moves that the minutes from March 3, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
Representative Juhnke moved that HF 3057 (Davids) Fillmore County; veterans cemetery funding provided; be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Representative Davids presented HF 3057. Discussion and questions followed. HF 3057 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Representative Juhnke moved that HF 3180 (Welti); be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Representative Welti presented HF 3180. Discussion and questions followed. HF 3180 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Representative Hamilton moved that HF 3113 (Hamilton) be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton moved to amend HF 3113, as follows:
Page 1, line 1.7, delete"2012" and insert "2011"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton and Kathleen Vitalis (Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans) presented the HF 3113 as amended. Discussion and questions followed.

The following people testified on HF3113 as amended:
Elmer Duncan, MACV
Robert Thames, MACV
Mike Lewis, MACV
Stephen Wright, MACV

HF 3113 (Hamilton) as amended was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Doty moved HF3101 (Doty) Minnesota "Support our Troops" account eligible money use expanded; be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Doty and Mike Pugliese (Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs) provided testimony on the bill.

HF3103 was laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 AM.

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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair


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Julia Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3101 (Doty) - Minnesota "Support our Troops" account eligible money use expanded.
  • HF3113 (Hamilton) - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided for continued services to Minnesota veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and money appropriated.
  • HF3180 (Welti) - Veteran cemeteries appropriation modified.
  • HF3057 (Davids) - Fillmore County; veterans cemetery funding provided.
House TV Video:
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01:00 - Gavel.
05:15 - HF3057 (Davids) Fillmore County; veterans cemetery funding provided.
06:55 - HF3180 (Welti) Veteran cemeteries appropriation modified.
17:18 - HF3113 (Hamilton) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided for continued services to Minnesota veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and money appropriated.
48:30 - HF3101 (Doty) Minnesota "Support our Troops" account eligible money use expanded.
Runs 59 minutes.