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Veterans Affairs Division

SECOND MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - January 26, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND 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 12:47 on January 26, 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
PERSELL, John
PUGH, Cindy
WARD, JoAnn

A quorum was present.

Representative Peter Fischer moved to approve the minutes of January 12, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Representative Dave Hancock assumed the gavel at 12:49 PM.

HF 10 Wills, Veterans jobs tax credit provided.

Representative Anna Wills; Dennis Davis, Chief Translation Officer of Metafrazo; Joe Johnson, Founder of Trust Vets; Jerry Kyser, Vice Chairman of the United Veterans Legislative Council; and Carney Meekins, Chairman of the Community Ministry Outreach & Restoration Center at Central Lutheran Church testified about HF10.

Chair Representative Bob Dettmer moved to re-refer HF10 to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Representative Bob Dettmer assumed the gavel at 1:12 PM.

Mike McElhiney, Legislative Director of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs; Robin Guastad, Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs; and John Powers, Finance Director of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs testified about the five State Veterans Homes in Minnesota.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:16 PM.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair



Jeremiah Wingstedt, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF10 (Wills) - Veteran jobs tax credit provided.

Overview of the five Minnesota Veterans Homes: Mike McElhiney, MDVA Legislative Director; John Powers, MDVA Finance Director; Robin Gaustad, MDVA Acting Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Health