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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Sixteenth Meeting

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 21, 2020

State of Minnesota Sixteenth 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 2:30 P.M. on April 21st, 2020, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

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

Members excused:
Grossell, Matt


A quorum was present at 2:30 P.M.

Representative Brand moved approval of the minutes, motion prevailed.

Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the MN National Guard, gave a presentation of the Department of Military Affairs

Larry Herke, Commissioner, Douglas Hughes, Deputy Commissioner of Healthcare, Dave Bellefeuille, Director of Education & Employment, Andrew Garvais, Director of Veterans Programs and Memorial Affairs, and Ben Johnson, Legislative Director gave a presentation of the Department of Veterans Affairs

HF 4222 (Edelson) Dental services provision for veteran home residents authorized

The Chair moved that House File 4222 be referred to the General Register.

Public testimony by:
Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Chair renewed his motion that House File 4222 be referred to the General Register. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
BECKER-FINN
BRAND
HEINRICH
MILLER
PERSELL

ABSENT/EXCUSED

GROSSELL


On a vote of 8 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 4223 (Lippert) Veterans adult day care program establishment by commissioner of veterans affairs authorized

The Chair moved that HF 4223 be referred to the General Register.

Public testimony by:
Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Chair renewd his motion that House File 4223 be referred to the General Register. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
BECKER-FINN
BRAND
HEINRICH
PERSELL

ABSENT/EXCUSED

MILLER
GROSSELL

On a vote of 7 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4221 (Ecklund) GI Bill technical changes made

The Chair moved that HF 4221 be referred to the General Register.

The Chair moved the DE3 amendment. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
BECKER-FINN
BRAND
HEINRICH
PERSELL

ABSENT/EXCUSED

MILLER
GROSSELL

On a vote of 7 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony:
Dave Bellefeuille, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Chair renewed his motion that House File 4221, as amended, be referred to the General Register. A roll-call was taken as required by House rule 10.01. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
BECKER-FINN
BRAND
HEINRICH
PERSELL

ABSENT/EXCUSED

MILLER
GROSSELL

On a vote of 7 AYES and 0 NAYS; THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:41 P.M.




_______________________________
Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair


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Grace Doyle,
Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4221 (Ecklund) - Veterans stable housing initiative provided, technical changes made to the GI Bill, provision of dental services to veteran home residents authorized, and data classified.
  • HF4222 (Edelson) - Dental services provision for veteran home residents authorized.
  • HF4223 (Lippert) - Veteran adult day care program establishment by commissioner of veteran's affairs authorized.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
03:58 - Update from the Department of Military Affairs.
24:48 - Update from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
48:53 - HF4222 (Edelson) Dental Services provision for veteran home residents authorized.
57:21 - HF4223 (Lippert) Veteran adult day care program establishment by commissioner of veteran’s affairs authorized.
1:05:56 - HF 4221 (Ecklund) GI Bill technical changes made (see posted DE3 amendment).
Runs 1 hour, 12 minutes.
• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This Remote Hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Update from the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Update from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Bill Hearings:
HF 4221 (Ecklund) GI Bill technical changes made (see attached DE3 Amendment)

HF 4222 (Edelson) Dental Services provision for veteran home residents authorized

HF 4223 (Lippert) Veteran adult day care program establishment by commissioner of veteran’s affairs authorized

*Bills may be added and taken in any order*

If you are interested in testifying, please email the Committee Administrator at least one hour prior to the meeting to get instructions. Contact Owen Wirth at Owen.Wirth@House.mn to sign up to testify.

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.