State of Minnesota Seventh Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- First Session
Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division
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.
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Xiong, Jay Vice Chair
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.
Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair
Committee Legislative Assistant