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2017-2018 Regular Session

Eighth MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

March 06, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA Eighth MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


VETERANS AFFAIRS DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Bliss, Vice Chair of the Veterans Affairs Division, called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM on March 6, 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
FISCHER, Peter
FRANKE, Keith
LEE, Fue
LUECK, Dale
MAYE QUADE, Erin
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
PRYOR, Laurie
ROSENTHAL, Paul

Members Excused:
LESCH, John

A quorum was present.

Representative Lee moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2017 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bliss moved HF1892 (Howe) before the committee.

Representative Howe testified on HF1892.

Testifiers on HF1892:
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs

Representative Bliss moved HF1892 be rereferred to the Committee on Public Safety & Security Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bliss moved HF1893 (Howe) before the committee.

Representative Howe testified on HF1893.

Testifiers on HF1893:
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs

Representative Bliss moved HF1893 be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rosenthal moved HF1563 (Rosenthal) before the committee.

Representative Rosenthal testified on HF1563.

Testifiers on HF1563:
Karen Prieto and Jenny Berhow, owners of Equine Innovations

Representative Rosenthal moved HF1563 be rereferred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bliss passed the gavel to Chair Dettmer at 1:25pm.

Representative Maye Quade moved HF1348 (Maye Quade) before the committee.
Representative Rosenthal moved HF1799 (Rosenthal) before the committee.

Representative Maye Quade testified on HF1348.

Representative Rosenthal testified on HF1799.

Testifiers on HF1348 and HF1799:
Terri Steenblock, Asst. Commissioner, Department of Revenue
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
Jerry Kyser, United Veterans Legislative Council
Tom Diamond, DFL Veterans Caucus

Representative Maye Quade moved HF1348 be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rosenthal moved HF1799 be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bliss moved HF1682 (Bliss) before the committee.

Representative Bliss testified on HF1682.

Testifiers on HF1682:
Joel Glaser, Chief Executive Officer, AMPERS

Representative Bliss moved HF1682 be rereferred to the Committee State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 1:47 pm.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair




Jeremy Hansen, Committee Legislative Assistant














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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1348 (Maye Quade) - Past military service credit expanded.
  • HF1563 (Rosenthal) - Equine Innovations grant provided for its veteran horsepower program to provide equine therapy to veterans suffering from trauma and PTSD, and money appropriated.
  • HF1682 (Bliss) - Veterans' Voices radio programming funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1799 (Rosenthal) - Past military service credit modified.
  • HF1892 (Howe) - Military member clarified, and veterans added to offense of impersonation.
  • HF1893 (Howe) - Military pay and military retirement pay subtractions extended to military technicians.
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00:59 - HF1892 (Howe) Military member clarified, and veterans added to offense of impersonation. 04:33 - HF1893 (Howe) Military pay and military retirement pay subtractions extended to military technicians. 11:12 - HF1563 (Rosenthal) Equine Innovations grant provided for its veteran horsepower program to provide equine therapy to veterans suffering from trauma and PTSD, and money appropriated. 25:06 - HF1348 (Maye Quade) Past military service credit expanded, and HF1799 (Rosenthal) Past military service credit modified. 33:33 - HF1682 (Bliss) Veterans' Voice radio programming funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 47 minutes.