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Minnesota Legislature

Fourth Meeting - Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

State of Minnesota Fourth Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- First Session
Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy Division

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy Division, called the first meeting to order at 2:33 P. M. on February 5th in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Xiong, Jay, Vice Chair
Dettmer, Bob
Brand, Jeff
Grossell, Matt
Heinrich, John
Persell, John

Members Excused:
Becker- Finn, Jamie
Miller, Tim

A quorum was present at 2:33 P.M.

Representative Brand motioned to approve the minutes from January 29, 2019, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved HF 119 (Sundin) before the committee.

Representative Sundin testified on HF 119.

Testifiers on HF 119
Tajuan Williams, Helmets to Hardhats
Jeffrey Alleman, Helmets to Hardhats
Gary Thaden, Helmets to Hardhats
Justin Ros, Helmets to Hardhats
Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Dettmer introduced A1 amendment for HF 119. A1 amendment adopted.

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion to pass HF 119, as amended, to the committee on Ways and Means. Motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved HF 120(Gunther) to be referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Guenther addressed the committee on HF 120.

Testifiers on HF 120
Trent Dilks, Disabled American Veterans, Department of Minnesota
Jerry Kaiser, United Veterans Legislative Council
Ben Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 120 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. Motion Prevailed.

Representative Dettmer moved HF 202 (Anderson) before the committee.

Representative Anderson testified on HF 202.

Chair Ecklund offered the A1 amendment. A1 amendment adopted.

Chair Ecklund moved HF 202 pass as amended and be referred to committee on Transportation Finance and Policy. Motion prevailed.

Representative Dettmer movd HF 213 before the committee.

Representative Dettmer testified on HF 213.

Testifiers on HF 213
Andy Snope, IBEW
David Cowell, U.S. Army
Scott Mackinnon, U.S. Army
Michael Whitten, U.S. Army
Bob Tammen, Veterans for Peace
Tom Dimond, U.S. Army
Andrew Nicholson, U.S. Marine Corps
Barry Riesch, Citizen
Steve Mckeoun, Veterans for Peace

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 213 be referred to Education Policy. Motion prevailed.

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 P.M.
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Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair
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Josh Kilgard
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF119 (Sundin) Helmets to Hard Hats grant funding provided, and money appropriated HF120 (Gunther) Military veterans job tax credit provided HF202 (Anderson) Decommissioned military vehicle registration and use authorized HF213 (Dettmer) School counseling provisions modified to encourage armed forces career options If you are interested in testifying on a bill please contact committee administrator Owen Wirth: 651-296-6970 or owen.wirth@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF119 (Sundin) - Helmets to Hard Hats grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF120 (Gunther) - Military veterans job tax credit provided.
  • HF202 (Anderson) - Decommissioned military vehicle registration and use authorized.
  • HF213 (Dettmer) - School counseling provisions modified to encourage armed forces career options.
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00:00-02:08 - No committee room audio. HF119 (Sundin) Helmets to Hard Hats grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 20:11 - HF120 (Gunther) Military veterans job tax credit provided. 28:12 - HF202 (Anderson) Decommissioned military vehicle registration and use authorized. 34:25 - HF213 (Dettmer) School counseling provisions modified to encourage armed forces career options. Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.