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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Fourteenth Meeting

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 03, 2020

State of Minnesota Fourteenth 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 2:34 P.M. on March 3, 2020 in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

A quorum was present at 2:34 P.M.

Representative Heinrich moved approval of the minutes, motion prevailed.

Rep. Persell presented HF 3324 Veteran retreat funding provided, money appropriated

Rep. Persell moved that House File 3324 be referred to Ways and Means.

Public testimony provided by:
Cara Ruff, Director, Independent Lifestyles
Carla Tappainer, Veteran
John Schneider, Veteran

Rep. Persell renewed his motion that House File 3324 be referred to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

Rep. Fabian presented HF 3204 High School Diplomas awarded to veterans who actively served in military conflicts

The Chair moved that HF3204 be referred to the committee on Education Policy.

The Chair moved the A2 amendment, motion prevailed.

Public Testimony provided by:
Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent, Marshal County Central Schools
Jerry Kyser, Chair, United Veterans Legislative Council

The Chair renewed his motion that HF3204 be referred as amended to the committee on Education Policy, motion prevailed.

Rep. Pryor presented HF 3176 Establishing an Air Medal special veterans license plate

The Chair moved that HF3176 be referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

Public Testimony provided by:
Jim O’Neill, Veteran

The Chair renewed his motion that HF3176 be referred to the committee on Transportation Finance and Policy, motion prevailed.

Rep. Bahner presented HF 3552 Motor Vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions provided

Public testimony provided by:
Ryan Sabinish, Purple Heart Veteran, Past State Commander, Minnesota Military Order of the Heart
Andru Peters, Commander, American Legion

Representative Xiong assumed the Chair at 3:25 P.M.

Chair Ecklund presented HF 3618 Military Department building rental authorized and rental terms specified.

Chair Ecklund moved that HF 3618 be referred to the General Register.

Public Testimony provided by:
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Chair Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 3618 be referred to the General Register, motion prevails.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.




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Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair


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Grace Doyle,
Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3176 (Pryor) - Air Medal special veterans license plate established.
  • HF3204 (Fabian) - High school diplomas awarded to veterans who actively served in military conflicts.
  • HF3324 (Persell) - Veteran retreat funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3552 (Bahner) - Motor vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions provided.
  • HF3618 (Ecklund) - Military Department building rental authorized and rental terms specified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:19 - HF3324 (Persell) Veteran retreat funding provided, money appropriated.
18:28 - HF3204 (Fabian) High school diplomas awarded to veterans who actively served in military conflicts.
32:50 - HF3176 (Pryor) Air Medal special veterans license plate established.
40:15 - HF3552 (Bahner) Motor vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions provided.
52:41 - HF3618 (Ecklund) Military Department building rental authorized and rental terms specified.
Runs 55 minutes.


Bill Hearings:

HF 3176 (Pryor) Establishing an Air Medal special veterans license plate
HF 3552 (Bahner) Motor Vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions provided
HF 3204 (Fabian) High School Diplomas awarded to veterans who actively served in military conflicts
HF3618 (Ecklund) Military Department building rental authorized and rental terms specified
HF3324 (Persell) Veteran retreat funding provided, money appropriated

Bills may be taken in any order.

Please contact Owen Wirth at Owen.Wirth@House.mn if you would like to testify on any of these bills.