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Minnesota Legislature

Tenth Meeting - Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

State of Minnesota Tenth 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 19th, 2019 in Capitol room 107.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members Excused:

Grossell, Matt

A quorum was present at 2:42 P.M.

Representative Heinrich motioned to approve minutes, motion prevailed.

Representative Gunther moved that HF 942 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Gunther introduced HF 942.

Testifiers on HF 942:

Steve Fosness, Legion Post Commander 36

Chair Ecklund renewed the motion that HF 942 be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved HF 2144 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Kresha introduced HF 2144.

Testifiers on HF 2144:

Randal Dietrich, Minnesota Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley
Robert DeRosier, Minnesota Fishing Museum Hall of Fame
Jerry Kyser, United Veterans Legislative Council

Chairs Ecklund renewed the motion that HF 2144 be re-referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved that HF 2025 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Kresha introduced HF 2025.

Testifiers on HF 2025:
Randal Dietrich,
Robert Derosier,
Don Kerr, Executive Director Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Chair Ecklund renewed the motion that HF 2025 be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved HF 613 be referred to Ways and Means.

Rep. Huot introduced HF 613.

Testifiers on HF 613:
Don Kerr, Executive Director Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Chair Ecklund renewed the motion that HF 613 pass and be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund moved that HF 1740 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Huot introduced HF 1740.

Testifiers on HF 1740:

Chris Guevin, Minnesota Department of Administration
Brad Johnson, Minnesota Honor Guard

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 1740 be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund motioned that HF 1471 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Bierman introduced HF 1471.

Testifiers on HF 1471:

David Thompson, Army Chaplain
Paul, Mandell, Executive Director, Capitol Area Architectural Board

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 1471 be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Chair Ecklund motioned HF 731 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Brand introduced HF 731.

Testifiers on HF 731:
Jerry Kyser, Chairman United Veterans Legislative Council
Tom Mcloughlin, Citizen
Laura Price, Department of Natural Resources

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 731 be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Representative Dettmer motioned that HF 1773 be referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Dettmer introduced HF 1773.

Testifiers on HF 1773:

Paul Mandell, Executive Director, Capitol Area Architectural Board
Tiffany Koveleski, Vice Chair of Medal of Honor Project

Representative Dettmer renewed motion that HF 1773 be referred to Ways and Means,
motion prevailed.

Meeting adjourned at 4:18 P.M.


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Chair, Rob Ecklund


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Committee Legislative Assistant
Josh Kilgard


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Agenda:

HF613 (Huot) Rosemount Armory funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF731 (Brand) Motor vehicles and watercraft tax and fee exemption for disabled veterans provided HF942 (Gunther) Martin County veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF1471 (Bierman) World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor HF1740 (Huot) Capitol flag program for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty established HF1773 (Dettmer) Minnesota Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial construction funding provided HF2025 (Kresha) Morrison County; Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated Bill Added: HF2144 (Kresha) Camp Ripley Military Museum grant funding provided, and money appropriated Bills may be taken in any order.

Bills Added:
  • HF613 (Huot) - Rosemount Armory funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF731 (Brand) - Motor vehicles and watercraft tax and fee exemption for disabled veterans provided.
  • HF942 (Gunther) - Martin County; veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1471 (Bierman) - World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor.
  • HF1740 (Huot) - Capitol flag program for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty established.
  • HF1773 (Dettmer) - Minnesota Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial construction funding provided.
  • HF2025 (Kresha) - Morrison County; Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2144 (Kresha) - Camp Ripley Military Museum grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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