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Minnesota Legislature

Eleventh Meeting - Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

State of Minnesota Eleventh 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 26th, 2019 in Capitol Building Room 107.

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.

Motion to approve minutes by Representative Grossell.

Representative Becker-Finn motioned to correct minute’s errors, motion to approve minutes is amended, motion prevailed.

Presentation from Minnesota National Guard commanding officer Major General Jon Jensen.

Presentation from United Veterans Legislative Council.

Presenters:
Jerry Kyser, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council
Mike Rivard, Vice Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council

Chair Ecklund and the committee noted his son Jared Ecklund is in attendance.

Vice Chair Xiong assumed gavel at 2:59 P.M.

Chair Ecklund motioned that HF 143 be laid over for possible inclusion into a later bill.

Chair Ecklund introduced HF 143.

Testifiers on HF 143:
Terry Bradham, Chairman of the Board Armed Forces Service Center
Rick Dale, Board of Directors Armed Forces Service Center
Joe Jansen, Armed Forces Service Center
Jerry Kyser, Armed Forces Service Center
Cindy Cunningham, Armed Forces Service Center

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 143 be laid over.

Chair Ecklund resumed gavel at 3:23 P.M.

Chair Ecklund motioned that HF 1063 be re-referred to the general register.

Representative Persell introduced HF 1063.

Testifiers on HF 1063:
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Persell renewed his motion that HF 1063 be re-referred to the general register, motion prevailed.

Meeting Adjourned at 3:36 P.M.

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Chair, Rob Ecklund

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Committee Legislative Assistant,
Josh Kilgard
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Agenda:

Introduction of Major General Jon Jensen, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs Presentation from the United Veterans Legislative Council Bill Hearing: HF143 (Ecklund) Armed Forces Service Center at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport grant funding provided for the replacement of furniture and beds used by active duty service members waiting for connecting flights, and money appropriated *Bill Added to Agenda* HF1063 (Persell) Veterans; a resolution memorializing the United States government to fund construction costs for proposed veterans homes in Bemidji, Montevideo, and Preston

Bills Added:
  • HF143 (Ecklund) - Armed Forces Service Center at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport grant funding provided for the replacement of furniture and beds used by active duty service members waiting for connecting flights, and money appropriated.
  • HF1063 (Persell) - Veterans; a resolution memorializing the United States government to fund construction costs for proposed veterans homes in Bemidji, Montevideo, and Preston.
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