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Minnesota Legislature

Eighth Meeting - Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

State of Minnesota Eighth Meeting Eighth 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 2:32 P.M. on March 5th, 2019 in the State Office Building basement hearing room.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

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

Representative Becker-Finn motioned to approve the minutes from February 26th, 2019 noting a correction to Representative Bob Dettmer’s name. Motion prevails.

Representative Dettmer moved HF 204 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on taxes.

Representative Dettmer introduced HF 204.

Testifiers on HF 204:
Trent Dilks, Disabled American Veterans
Jerry Kyser, United Veterans Legislative Council
Laurie Hayes, Department of Army Veterans Testifier
Diane Bohlman, Department of Army Veterans Testifier
Laurie Pekarik, Department of Army Veterans Testifier

Representative Dettmer renewed motion that HF204 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes, motion prevailed.

Representative Dettmer moved HF 205 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Dettmer introduceed HF 205.

Testifiers on HF 205:

Trent Dilks, Disabled American Veterans
Jerry Kyser, United Veterans Legislative Council
Laurie Hayes, Department of Army Veterans Testifier
Diane Bohlman, Department of Army Veterans Testifier
Laurie Pekarik, Department of Army Veterans Testifier
Andru Peters, American Legion District 1 Legislative Chair

Representative Dettmer renewed motion HF 205 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Chair Ecklund moved HF 826 pass and be re-referred to the general register.

Chair Ecklund offered the H826 A1 amendment, amendment adopted.

Representative Lislegard introduces HF 826.


Chair Ecklund renewed motion HF 826 pass as amended and be re-referred to the General Register, motion prevailed.

Representative Heinrich moved HF 810 pass and be re-referred to the committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Heinrich introduced HF 810.

Representative Heinrich renewed motion that HF 810 pass and be re-referred to the committee on State Government Finance, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved that HF 142 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Lesch introduced HF 142.

Testifiers on HF 142:

Ayodele Famodu, Major, US ARMY National Guard

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 142 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations, motion prevailed.

Vice Chair Xiong assumed the gavel at 3:35 P.M.

Chair Ecklund motioned HF 1189 to be laid over for inclusion into a later bill.

Chair Ecklund introduced HF 1189.

Testifiers on HF 1189:

Trevor Johnson, Senior Director Behavioral Health Services, Lutheran Social Services
Susie Emmert, Lutheran Social Services
Julia Keen, Lutheran Social Services

Chair Ecklund renews his motion that HF 1189 pass and be laid over for inclusion into later bill, motion prevailed.







Meeting adjourned at 3:48 P.M.





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Chair, Rob Ecklund
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Committee Legislative Assistant
Josh Kilgard

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Agenda:

Bill Hearings HF142 (Lesch) Counties required to provided pay differential to employees while mobilized in the United States military's reserve component HF1189 (Ecklund) Counseling and Care Management, Outreach, Referral, and Education (C.O.R.E.) program funding provided, and money appropriated HF204 (Dettmer) Homestead valuation exclusion for disabled veterans benefit eligibility modified for a deceased veteran's spouse HF205 (Dettmer) Disabled veteran homestead exclusion spousal benefit modified HF826 (Lislegard) Veterans; a resolution urging the President to designate a state funeral for the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient HF810 (Heinrich) World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor

Bills Added:
  • HF142 (Lesch) - Counties required to provide pay differential to employees while mobilized in the United States military's reserve component.
  • HF1189 (Ecklund) - Counseling and Care Management, Outreach, Referral, and Education (C.O.R.E.) program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF204 (Dettmer) - Homestead valuation exclusion for disabled veterans benefit eligibility modified for a deceased veteran's spouse.
  • HF205 (Dettmer) - Disabled veteran homestead exclusion spousal benefit modified.
  • HF826 (Lislegard) - Veterans; a resolution urging the President to designate a state funeral for the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
  • HF810 (Heinrich) - World War I; Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor to honor all Minnesota veterans who served in the United States armed forces, both at home and abroad.
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