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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Fifteenth Meeting

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 10, 2020

State of Minnesota Fifteenth 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 10th, 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 2:32 P.M.

Representative Xiong moved approval of the minutes, motion prevailed.

Amy Bredson, Wing Leader, Jim Lauria, Executive Officer, Amy Lauria, Development Officer, and Jason McNeil, Maintenance Officer, gave a presentation of the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing.

HF 4224 (Christensen) Authorizing the commissioner of veterans affairs to establish a veterans stable housing initiative; classifying certain homeless veteran data; authorizing data sharing

The Chair moves that House File 4224 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Public testimony by:
Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Andrew Garvais, Director of Veterans Programs
Tommy Johnson, Legislative Officer VFW

The Chair renews his motion that House File 4224 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division, motion prevailed.

HF 135 (Daniels) Establishing military ready reserve license plates

The Chair moves that House File 135 be referred to Ways and Means.

The Chair moves the A3 amendment, motion prevailed.

Public testimony:
Theodore Persing, Veteran

The Chair renews his motion that HF 135 be referred as amended to Ways and Means, motion prevailed.

HF 3266 (Dettmer) Disable Veterans Rest Camp improvement funding provided, money appropriated

Representative Dettmer moves that House File 3266 be referred to Legacy Finance Division.

Public testifiers:
Sheldon Sandman, Veterans Rest Camp
Ken Larson, Veterans Rest Camp

Representative Dettmer renews his motion that House File 3266 be referred to Legacy Finance Division, 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:
  • HF135 (Daniels) - Military ready reserve special license plates established.
  • HF3266 (Dettmer) - Disabled Veterans Rest Camp improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4224 (Christensen) - Veteran stable housing initiative establishment authorized, homeless veterans data classified, and data sharing authorized.
Documents:

Presentation from the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing

Bill Hearings:
HF 135 (Daniels) Motor vehicles; establishing military ready reserve special license plates

HF3266 (Dettmer) Disabled Veterans Rest Camp improvement funding provided, money appropriated

HF4224 (Christensen) Authorizing the commissioner of veterans affairs to establish a veterans stable housing initiative; classifying certain homeless veterans data; authorizing data sharing

Bill Removed:
HF 3474 (Jurgens) A bill for an act relating to veterans; declaring a day for veterans suicide prevention and awareness