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Minnesota Legislature

First MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA First MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


VETERANS AFFAIRS DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Dettmer Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:02 PM on January 10, 2017, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DETTMER, Bob Chair
BLISS, Matt, Vice Chair
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANKE, Keith
LEE, Fue
LESCH, John
LUECK, Dale
MAYE QUADE, Erin
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
PRYOR, Laurie
ROSENTHAL, Paul

Members Excused:
FISCHER, Peter

A quorum was present.

Members and Staff introduced themselves.

The Chair made remarks and informed members that the Committee Rules were sent out electronically.

Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs, gave an agency overview of the Department of Military Affairs.

Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Douglas Hughes, Deputy Commissioner, Veterans Healthcare, gave an agency overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:51 PM.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair




Jeremy Hansen, Committee Legislative Assistant