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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Fifth Meeting

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 12, 2019

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

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy Division, called the first meeting to order at 2:32 P.M. on February 12, 2019 in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Dettmer, Bob
Brand, Jeff
Grossell, Matt
Heinrich, John
Persell, John
Miller, Tim
Becker- Finn, Jamie

Members Excused:
Xiong, Jay, Vice Chair

A quorum was present at 2:32 P.M.

Representative Brand motioned to approve the minutes from February 5, 2019, motion prevailed.

Minnesota American Legion addressed the committee.

Testifiers from the American Legion
Darrel Redepnning, Commander
Randy Tesdahl, State Adjutant

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota address the committee.

Testifiers on Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota
Rick Jarvis, Department Commander
Trent Dilks, Legislative Director/ Transportation Director

Chair Ecklund moved HF 530 (Johnson) before the committee, and that it be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Johnson testified on HF 530.
Testifiers on HF 530
Annie Van Avery, Domestic Abuse Prevention Program
Amirthini Keefe, Domestic Abuse Prevention Program
Jodi Schipp, Domestic Abuse Prevention Program

Chair Ecklund renewed motion it pass and be referred to Ways and Means. Motion Prevailed.

Representative Becker- Finn moved HF 586 before the committee and that it be recommended to pass and be referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Testifiers on HF 586
Alyssa Harrington, Citizen

Chair Ecklund renewed motion HF 586 pass and be referred to the committee on Government Operations. Motion prevailed.

The meeting adjourned at 4:01 P.M.

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Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair
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Josh Kilgard
Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF530 (Johnson) - Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF586 (Becker-Finn) - Veteran suicide awareness day declared.

Overview of the Minnesota American Legion
Darrel Redepenning, Commander
Randy Tesdahl, State Adjutant

Overview of Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota
Trent Dilks, Legislative Director

Bill Hearings:
HF530 (Johnson) Domestic abuse prevention program for veterans and their families funding provided, and money appropriated
HF586 (Becker-Finn)Veteran suicide awareness day declared