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Veterans Services Division

TWELFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 05, 2012

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

VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Bruce Anderson, Chair of the Veterans Services Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:38 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012, in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ANDERSON, Bruce, Chair
KRIESEL, John, Vice Chair
KOENEN, Lyle, DFL Lead
ALLEN, Susan
ANZELC, Tom
DAVIDS, Greg
FALK, Andrew
KATH, Kory
LEMIEUR, Mike
LOHMER, Kathy
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
PERSELL, John

Member(s) excused:

DETTMER, Bob

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Kriesel assumed the gavel at 12:40 p.m.

Representative Davids moved that the minutes of February 27, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2493 (Anderson) Noncompetitive appointment of disabled veterans in the classified service provided.

Representative Anderson moved that HF2493 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2493.
Representative Bruce Anderson
Mike McElhiney, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF2493 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2494 (Anderson) State award issuance to Minnesota National Guard nonmembers allowed.

Representative Anderson moved that HF2494 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2494.
Representative Bruce Anderson
Don Kerr, Executive Director of Military Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF2494 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2495 (Anderson) Veterans removal hearing board appointment procedure modified.

Representative Anderson moved that HF2495 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2495.
Representative Bruce Anderson
Clint Bucher, Veterans Preference Officer, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Anderson moved the A12-0703 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF2495 be recommended to pass, as amended, and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2629 (Anderson) Resolution; Congress and the President of the United States memorialized to formally recognize the Khmer Freedom Fighters.

Representative Anderson moved that HF2629 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2629.
Representative Bruce Anderson
Scott Walker, Executive Director, International Khmer Assembly
Edward Kong, Khmer Veterans Project, Khmer Veterans Advisor
Hoeun Hach, Board Member, International Khmer Assembly, Khmer Veterans Project
Jean Lee, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Housing Consortium
Ralph Donais, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council

The committee recognized members of the International Khmer Assembly:

2nd Brigade Minnesota, 9th Khmer Division
Major Sean Eang Meas
Major Samol Khuth
1st Lt. Chantha Vogn
Major Ngam Touy
WO5 Sinuon Sang
Captain Hoeun Jeff Sous
WO4 Liang Nit "John"
Major Ream Um
Captain Sotheary Doung
WO5 Vantha Var
2nd Lt. Kornthea Ouk
WO3 Saran Pen
Captain Sameun Hon
1st Lt. Felicia Ouk
2nd Lt. Serey Sok
Captain Chhim Ouk
Ry "Steven" Chan

Rochester, Minnesota "Mike Force" members
Saman Rouen
Lam Yem
Chandara Khieu
Pheap Ngok
Chav Ron
Vincenti Ngor
Miko Thach
Noch Veng
David Chhem
Richard Dos
Sophon Khun
Tierrak J. May

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF2629 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson resumed the gavel at 1:21 p.m.

HF2619 (Kriesel) Special veterans’ plates service branch designs added.

Representative Kriesel moved that HF2619 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2619.
Representative John Kriesel

Representative Kriesel renewed his motion that HF2619 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:26 p.m.




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REP. BRUCE ANDERSON, CHAIR



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Peter Glessing
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2493 (Anderson) - Noncompetitive appointment of disabled veterans in the classified service provided.
  • HF2494 (Anderson) - State award issuance to Minnesota National Guard nonmembers allowed.
  • HF2495 (Anderson) - Veterans removal hearing board appointment procedure modified.
  • HF2629 (Anderson) - Resolution; Congress and the President of the United States memorialized to formally recognize the Khmer Freedom Fighters.
  • HF2619 (Kriesel) - Special veterans' plates service branch designs added.

Additional bills may be added
NOTE: HF 2608 has been removed and will be rescheduled for Monday 3/12/12