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Ninth MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA Ninth MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


VETERANS AFFAIRS DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Dettmer, Chair of the Veterans Affairs Division, called the meeting to order at 10:03 AM on March 10, 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
LUECK, Dale
MAYE QUADE, Erin
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
PRYOR, Laurie
ROSENTHAL, Paul

Members Excused:
LESCH, John
BLISS, Matt, Vice Chair
DAVIDS, Greg
O’DRISCOLL, Tim

A quorum was present.

Representative Poston moved to approve the minutes of the March 6, 2017 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer moved HF2164 (Howe) before the committee.

Representative Howe testified on HF2164.

Testifiers on HF2164:
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Department of Veterans Affairs

Chair Dettmer moved HF2164 be rereferred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lueck moved HF2011 (Lueck) before the committee.

Representative Lueck moved the HF2011A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lueck testified on HF2011.

Testifiers on HF2011:
Scott Walker, Coalition of Allied Vietnam War Veterans
Doug Bekke, Minnesota Military Museum
Col. Khao Insixiengmay, SGU Veterans Commander
Representative Lueck moved HF2011, as amended, be rereferred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poston moved HF2276 (Poston) before the committee.

Representative Poston testified on HF2276.

Testifiers on HF2276:
Keith Kiefer, National Vice Commander of the National Association of Atomic Veterans and Minnesota State Co-Commander

Representative Poston moved HF2276 be rereferred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lee moved HF2206 (Lee) before the committee.

Representative Lee moved the HF2206A17-0190 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Dettmer moved the HF2206A2 amendment to the amendment. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee testified on HF2206.

Testifiers on HF2206:
Tou Fu Vang, Advisor, SGU Veterans
Tom Diamond, DFL Veterans Caucus
Ralph Donais, Chair, United Veterans Legislative Council
Mary Gilbert, St. Paul Public Schools

HF2206, as amended, was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:09 am.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair




Jeremy Hansen, Committee Legislative Assistant














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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2011 (Lueck) - June 29 designated as General John Vessey Day, State Capitol General John Vessey statue placement required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2164 (Howe) - State veterans cemeteries reduced-cost burials to eligible dependents of veterans who are low income provided.
  • HF2206 (Lee) - New state holiday to recognize Hmong people who assisted the United States during the Vietnam War established.
  • HF2276 (Poston) - July 16 designated as Atomic Veterans Day.
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01:06 - HF2164 (Howe) State veterans cemeteries reduced-cost burials to eligible dependents of veterans who are low income provided. 03:51 - HF2011 (Lueck) June 29 designated as General John Vessey Day, State Capitol General John Vessey statue placement required, and money appropriated. 21:12 - HF2276 (Poston) July 16 designated as Atomic Veterans Day. 36:26 - HF2206 (Lee) New state holiday to recognize Hmong people who assisted the United States during the Vietnam War established. Runs 1 hour, 7 minutes.