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SIXTEENTH MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 1:00 PM on March 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



ROSENTHAL, Paul - Ranking Minority Member
BLISS, Matt - Vice Chair
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
DAVIDS, Greg
FRANKE, Keith
LEE, Fue
LESCH, John
LUECK, Dale
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
PRYOR, Laurie

Members excused:

Members absent:
FISCHER, Peter
MAYE-QUADE, Erin

Representative Poston moved to approve the minutes of the March 22, 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Historical Society Presentation on Fort Snelling proposal.

Testifiers:
Steve Elliott, Director and CEO, Minnesota Historical Society
David Kelliher, Legislative Director, Minnesota Historical Society
Karen Lucas, Japanese American Citizens League of Minnesota
Annette Atkins, Professor Emerita, St. John's University
General Rick Nash, former Adjutant General (retired), MN National Guard

Department of Veterans Affairs presentation on Minneapolis Veterans Home Building 22 dedication.

Testifiers:
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Douglas Hughes, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Minnesota Management and Budget presentation on State efforts to recruit, hire and retain veterans.

Testifiers:
Edwin Hudson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget





Department of Employment and Economic Development presentation on veterans hiring programs.

Testifiers:
Jim Finley, Office of Veterans Programs, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Veterans Defense Project presentation.

Testifiers:
Brock Hunter, President, Veterans Defense Project
Marko Milosevic, Veteran

Veterans Journey Home presentation.

Testifiers:
Blake Huffman, Executive Director, Veterans Journey Home



The meeting was adjourned at 2:44 PM.






Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair



Justin Koob, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Minnesota Historical Society Presentation on Fort Snelling proposal Dept. of Veterans Affairs presentation on Minneapolis Veterans Home Building 22 dedication MMB presentation on State efforts to recruit, hire and retain veterans DEED presentation on veterans hiring programs Veterans Defense Project presentation Veterans Journey Home presentation

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03:11 - Minnesota Historical Society presentation on Fort Snelling proposal. 29:10 - Department of Veterans Affairs presentation on Minneapolis Veterans Home Building 22 dedication. 44:18 - Minnesota Management and Budget presentation on state efforts to recruit, hire and retain veterans. 1:00:00 - Department of Employment and Economic Development presentation on veterans hiring programs. 1:20:50 - Veterans Defense Fund presentation. 1:35:52 - Veterans Journey Home presentation. Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.