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Fourth MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA Fourth 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 February 6, 2017, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DETTMER, Bob Chair
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
FISCHER, Peter
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:
BLISS, Matt, Vice Chair
DAVIDS, Greg

A quorum was present.

Representative Poston moved to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2017 meeting, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Lueck moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2017 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Dettmer moved HF667 (Daniels) before the committee.

Representative Daniels testified on HF667

Testifiers on HF667:
Lloyd Grandprey, Co-Chair, Rice County Veterans Memorial Committee.
Richard Cook, Co-Chair, Rice County Veterans Memorial Committee.

Chair Dettmer moved the HF667A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dettmer moved HF667, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Legacy Funding Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer passed gavel at 1:17 pm to Representative O’Neill.

Chair Dettmer moved HF505 (Dettmer) before the committee.

Chair Dettmer moved the HF505A17-0029 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dettmer testified on HF505.

Testifiers on HF505:
Brockton Hunter, Attorney & President Veterans Defense Fund
Marco Milosevic, Combat Veteran
Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney

Chair Dettmer moved HF505, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Dettmer assumed gavel at 1:54 pm.

Chair Dettmer moved HF685 (Uglem) before the committee.

Chair Dettmer moved the HF685A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Uglem testified on HF685.

Testifiers on HF685:
Ralph Donais, Chair, United Veterans Legislative Council.
Jerry Kyser, Vice Chair, United Veterans Legislative Council.

Chair Dettmer moved HF685, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer moved HF16 (Johnson, S.) before the committee.

Representative Johnson testified on HF16.

Testifiers on HF16:
Peggy Moon, Legislative Director, American Legion.
Todd Kemery, Vice President, Paralyzed Veterans of America, MN Chapter.
Nina Manzi, Tax Analyst, House Research.

Chair Dettmer moved HF16 be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer moved HF17 (Johnson, S.) before the committee.

Representative Johnson testified on HF17.

Testifiers on HF17:
Peggy Moon, Legislative Director, American Legion.
Todd Kemery, Vice President, Paralyzed Veterans of America, MN Chapter.

Chair Dettmer moved HF17 be rereferred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer moved HF51 (Johnson, S.) before the committee.

Representative Johnson testified on HF51.

Testifiers on HF51:
Peggy Moon, Legislative Director, American Legion.
Todd Kemery, Vice President, Paralyzed Veterans of America, MN Chapter.

Chair Dettmer moved HF51 be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer passed gavel at 2:18 pm to Representative Rosenthal.

Chair Dettmer moved HF647 (Dettmer) before the committee.

Chair Dettmer testified on HF647

Testifiers on HF647:
Bill Strusinski; Friends of Minnesota Public Television
Jim Pagliarini; President & CEO of Twin Cities Public Television

Chair Dettmer moved HF647 be rereferred to the Committee on Legacy Funding Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer assumed gavel at 2:31 pm.


Willie Pargo, Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chuck Jones, Adjutant, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Bob Connor, Legislative Chairman, Military Order of the Purple Heart gave a presentation on the Military Order of the Purple Heart.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:44 pm.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair




Jeremy Hansen, Committee Legislative Assistant














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Agenda:

United Veterans Legislative Council presentation Military Order of the Purple Heart presentation

Bills Added:
  • HF16 (Johnson) - Past military service credit modified.
  • HF17 (Johnson) - Disabled veterans exempted from motor vehicle registration tax.
  • HF51 (Johnson) - Disabled veteran's exclusion modified.
  • HF505 (Dettmer) - Veterans Defense Project grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF647 (Dettmer) - Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers public television project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF667 (Daniels) - Faribault; Rice County Veterans Memorial funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF685 (Uglem) - State park passes issued without a fee to military members and disabled veterans conditions modified.
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02:37 - HF667 (Daniels) Faribault; Rice County Veterans Memorial funding provided, and money appropriated. 15:37 - HF505 (Dettmer) Veterans defense project grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 52:21 - HF685 (Uglem) State park passes issued without a fee to military members and disabled veterans conditions modified. 1:04:31 - HF16 (Johnson, S.) Past military service credit modified. 1:16:46 - HF17 (Johnson, S.) Disabled veterans exempted from motor vehicle registration tax. 1:21:38 - HF51 (Johnson, S.) Disabled veteran's exclusion modified. 1:28:08 - HF647 (Dettmer) Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers project public television funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:32:20 - Military Order of the Purple Heart presentation. Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.