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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Veterans Affairs Division

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HOUSE VETERAN AFFAIRS DIVISION
MINUTES


Representative Marion O’Neill called the Veterans Affairs Division meeting to order at 1:01 PM on April 16, 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
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
DAVIDS, Greg
FISCHER, Peter
FRANKE, Keith
LEE, Fue
LESCH, John
LUECK, Dale
MAYE-QUADE, Erin
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
PRYOR, Laurie

Members excused:
BLISS, Matt - Vice Chair

Members absent:

Representative Rosenthal moved to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rosenthal moved to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rosenthal moved to reconsider the minutes of the March 22, 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rosenthal moved to amend the minutes of the March 22, 2018 by listing Representative Erin Maye-Quade as present rather than absent. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Fourth Judicial District Veterans Court presentation
Testifiers:
Judge Carolina Lamas, Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County
Stevena Pen, Veterans Court graduate

Chair Dettmer assumed the gavel at 1:08 PM.

HF4225 (Pugh) Commemorative ribbon and medallion recognizing service in the armed forces during the Korean War design, development, and production required.

Chair Dettmer moved HF4225 before the Committee.

Representative Pugh presented HF4225.





Testifiers:
Co. Don Patton (retired), founder, WWII History Round Table
Fremont Gruss, World War II Veteran
Harry Burke, Korean War Veteran
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

No action was taken on HF 4225.
Ranking Minority Member Rosenthal assumed the gavel at 1:49 PM.

HF4362 (Dettmer) Fort Snelling Upper Post residential rental project provided.

Representative Dettmer moved HF4362 be re-referred back to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Dettmer presented HF4362.

Testifiers:
Owen Metz, Dominium
Keith Parker, Central Region Director, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
John Herman, DNR Consultant, Dominium
Andy Snope, Legislative Director, IBEW Minnesota State Council
Jen Hassemer, Asst. Commissioner for Debt Management, Minnesota Management and Budget
Ryan Baumtrog, Asst. Commissioner for Housing Policy, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Larry Peterson, retired Park Manager, Fort Snelling
John Anfinson, Superintendent, National Park Service

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion that HF4362 be re-referred back to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dettmer assumed the gavel at 2:31 PM.

Adoption of Veterans Affairs Division Report.

Chair Dettmer moved adoption of the Veterans Affairs Division Report. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND_THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 PM.





Representative Bob Dettmer, Chair




Justin Koob, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Fourth Judicial District Hennepin County Veterans Court presentation Adoption of Veterans Affairs Division Report

Bills Added:
  • HF4225 (Pugh) - Commemorative ribbon and medallion recognizing service in the armed forces during the Korean War design, development, and production required.
  • HF4362 (Dettmer) - Fort Snelling Upper Post residential rental project provided.
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