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ELEVENTH MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HOUSE VETERAN AFFAIRS DIVISION
MINUTES


Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair of the Veterans Affairs Division, called the meeting to order at 12:59 PM on February 26, 2018, in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:
DETTMER, Bob - Chair



BLISS, Matt - Vice Chair
ROSENTHAL, Paul - Ranking Minority Member
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
DAVIDS, Greg
FISCHER, Peter
FRANKE, Keith
LESCH, John
LUECK, Dale
MAYE-QUADE, Erin
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
PRYOR, Laurie

Members excused:
LEE, Fue
O’DRISCOLL, Tim

Chair Dettmer introduced the new Adjutant General, Jon A. Jensen, to the Committee.

Adjutant General Jensen addressed the Committee and took questions from members.

HF2908 (Wills) Rosemount; U.S. Highway 52 designated as Warrant Office Dennis A. Groth Memorial Bridge.

Chair Dettmer moved HF2908 be re-referred to the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy Committee.

Representative Wills presented HF2908.

Chair Dettmer renewed his motion that HF2908 be re-referred to the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2869 (Howe) National Guard members provided access to information regarding state-sponsored life insurance program.

Chair Dettmer moved HF2869 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Representative Howe presented HF2869.

Chair Dettmer renewed his motion that HF2869 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF2907 (Howe) Data sharing permitted to administer the disabled veteran's homestead market value exclusion.

Chair Dettmer moved HF2907 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Howe presented HF2907.

Jerry Kyser, Chair, United Veterans Legislative Council, testified in favor of HF2907.

Chair Dettmer renewed his motion that HF2907 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Bliss assumed the gavel at 1:41 PM.


HF2788 (Dettmer) School counselors required to receive training in armed forces career options, school counselors required to inform students of armed forces career options, and school districts encouraged to grant military recruiters access to secondary students.


Representative Dettmer moved HF2788 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy.

Representative Dettmer moved the 2788A-1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer presented HF2788, as amended.

Captain Young Youn, U.S. Army, St. Paul Recruiting Company, testified in favor of HF2788, as amended.

Major Andrew Nicholson, CO, Marine Corps Recruiting Twin Cities, testified in favor of HF2788, as amended.

Dr. Susan Larson, Education Specialist, U.S. Army, testified in favor of HF2788, as amended.

Tom Diamond testified regarding HF2788, as amended.

Neil Baker, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, St. Paul Recruiting Company, testified in favor of HF2788, as amended.

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion that HF2788, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Education Innovation Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.











Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs testified regarding the Department of Military Affairs bonding requests.

Chair Dettmer assumed the gavel at 2:33 PM.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 PM.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair



Justin Koob, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Veterans Day on the Hill - Monday, March 12, 2018 Introduction of new Adjutant General Jon A. Jensen to Committee Informational hearing on Department of Military Affairs bonding requests Informational hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs bonding requests

Bills Added:
  • HF2788 (Dettmer) - School counselors encouraged to receive training in armed forces career options, school counselors required to inform students of armed forces career options, and school districts encouraged to grant military recruiters access to secondary students.
  • HF2869 (Howe) - National Guard members provided access to information regarding state-sponsored life insurance program.
  • HF2907 (Howe) - Data sharing permitted to administer the disabled veteran's homestead market value exclusion.
  • HF2908 (Wills) - Rosemount; U.S. Highway 52 designated as Warrant Officer Dennis A. Groth Memorial Bridge.
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Introductory comments. 03:43 - Veterans Day on the Hill - Monday, March 12, 2018. 05:07 - Introduction of new Adjutant General Jon Jensen. 16:36 - HF2908 (Wills) Rosemount; US Highway 52 designated as Warrant Office Dennis Groth Memorial Bridge. 24;42 - HF2869 (Howe) National Guard members provided access to information regarding state-sponsored life insurance program. 30:58 - HF2907 (Howe) Data sharing permitted to administer the disabled veteran's homestead market value exclusion. 42:36 - HF2788 (Dettmer) School counselors required to receive training in armed forces career options, school counselors required to inform students of armed forces career options, and school districts encouraged to grant military recruiters access to secondary students. 1:31:48 - Informational hearing on Department of Military Affairs bonding request. Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.