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Veterans Affairs Division

SEVENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 02, 2015

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

Veterans Affairs Division
MINUTES

Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair of the Veterans Affairs Division, called the meeting to order at 12:48 on March 2, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
DETTMER, Bob Chair
HANCOCK, Dave Vice Chair
DAVIDS, Greg
FISCHER, Peter
LESCH, John
LUECK, Dale
NEWTON, Jerry
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
WARD, JoAnn
PERSELL, John

A quorum was present.

Representative Greg Davids moved to approve the minutes of February 23, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Greg Davids moved to recommend HF 1106 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

HF 1106 Davids, Service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses ensured by commissioner of administration to receive a percentage of state procurement, and bid preferences provided.

Representative Greg Davids moved the H1106A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Greg Davids introduced HF 1106.

Matt Kuskie, Vice President of Drexel Hamilton, testified in favor of HF 1106 and how it would help in hiring veterans into careers in financial services.

Matt Scherer, Legislative Director at the Minnesota Department of Administration, testified against portions of HF 1106 that differed from existing veterans preference programs.

Representative Greg Davids renewed his motion to recommend HF 1106, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Jerry Newton moved to recommend HF 243 be re-referred to the Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation.

HF 243 Newton, Driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards Purple Heart designation established, and state park permits provided

Representative Jerry Newton moved the H0243A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Jerry Newton introduced HF 450.

Representative Jerry Newton renewed his motion to recommend HF 243 be re-referred to the Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Greg Davids moved to recommend HF 545 be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education.

HF 545 Johnson, C., Veterans-to-agriculture pilot program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Clark Johnson introduced HF 545.

Mike McLaughlin, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans–Mankato, and Brad Schloesser, South Central College, North Mankato, testified in favor of HF 545.

Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union, testified in favor of HF 545

Representative Greg Davids moved to orally amend HF 545 in the following:
Page 1, line 22, delete “farm business management program” and insert "Southern Minnesota Center of Excellence for Agriculture."

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED,

Representative Greg Davids renewed his motion to recommend HF 545 be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Representative Bob Dettmer moved to recommend HF 961 be re-referred to the Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation.

HF 961 Dill, Minnesota veteran home residents allowed to take antlerless deer without permit.

Representative David Dill introduced HF 961.

Chair Representative Bob Dettmer moved that HF 961 be re-referred to the Committee on Mining and Outdoor Recreation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Veterans Affairs Division adjourned at 1:44 PM.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair




Jeremiah Wingstedt, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1106 (Davids) - Service-disabled, veteran owned businesses ensured by administration commissioner to receive a percentage of state procurement, and bid preferences provided.
  • HF243 (Newton) - Driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards Purple Heart designation established, and state park permits provided.
  • HF545 (Johnson) - Veterans to agriculture pilot program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF961 (Dill) - Minnesota veteran home residents allowed to take antlerless deer without permit.
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