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Minnesota Legislature

Seventh Meeting - Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

State of Minnesota Seventh 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 meeting to order at 2:31 P.M. on February 26, 2019 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
Miller, Tim
Becker-Finn, Jamie

Members Excused:
Persell, John

A quorum was present at 2:31 P.M.

Representative Dettmer motioned to approve the minutes from February 26, 2019, motion prevailed.

Representative Xiong moved that HF 889 pass and laid over for possible inclusion in a finance bill.

Representative Xiong introduced HF 889.

Testifiers on HF 889:

Ben Johnson, Legislative Director of Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Xiong renewed motion HF 889 pass and be included in a later finance bill.

Budget presentation from Minnesota Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Budget presentation testifiers:

Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
John Powers, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Xiong assumed the gavel at 2:56 P.M.

Budget Presentation from Minnesota Department of Military Affairs.

Budget Presentation Testifiers:

Don Kerr, Executive Director Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Vice Chair Xiong moved HF 203 pass and be re referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Representative Marion O’Neill introduced HF 203.

Testifiers on HF 203:

Matt Hilgert, Association of Minnesota Counties
Keith Carlson, Minessota Intercounty Association

Vice Chair Xiong renewed his motion that HF 203 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division, motion prevailed.

Representative Grossell moved that HF 172 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Grossell introduced HF 172.

Testifiers on HF 172:

Jerry Kyser, United Veterans Legislative Council

Vice Chair renewed his motion that HF 172 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations, motion prevailed.

Meeting adjourned at 3:37 P.M.


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Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair


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Josh Kilgard
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

*Agenda Change: Bill Added Presentation of Governor's 2020-21 Budget Proposal: Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Don Kerr, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs Bill hearing: HF889 (J. Xiong) Military veterans definitions modified *HF203 (O'Neill) Data sharing permitted to administer the disabled veteran's homestead market value exclusion *HF172 (Grossell) POW and MIA Recognition Day established

Bills Added:
  • HF889 (Xiong) - Military veterans definitions modified.
  • HF172 (Grossell) - POW and MIA Recognition Day established.
  • HF203 (O'Neill) - Data sharing permitted to administer the disabled veteran's homestead market value exclusion.
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