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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

FIRST MEETING - SECOND SPECIAL SESSION 2020

2019-2020 Regular Session - July 30, 2020

2020 2nd Special Session
FIRST Meeting - Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division
July 30, 2020
State of Minnesota First Meeting
House of Representatives 2020 2nd Special 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 10:00 A.M. on July 30th, 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
Brand, Jeff
Grossell, Matt
Heinrich, John
Persell, John

Members excused:
Becker-Finn, Jamie
Miller, Tim


A quorum was present at 10:00 A.M.

Vice Chair Xiong assumed the chair at 10:06 A.M.

The Chair notified members and the public that HF 31 is being heard for informational purposes.

HF 31 (Ecklund) Courts provided guidance on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses

Public testimony by:
Benjamin Johnson, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney
Bill Ward, Minnesota State Public Defender
Lee Ulferts, Past Dept. Commander VFW
Tommy Johnson, Legislative Officer VFW

The meeting adjourned at 11:23 A.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:
  • HF31 (Ecklund) - Courts provided guidance on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder.
House TV Video:
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Meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01.
04:52 - Informational hearing on Second Special Session HF31 (Ecklund) Courts provided guidance on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder.
- No official action was taken on HF31.
Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.


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

Agenda:
Informational hearing on 2nd Special Session HF 31 (Ecklund) Courts provided guidance on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder.

No official action will be taken on HF 31.

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

If you would like to testify at this hearing, please contact Jim Gelbmann at jim.gelbmann@house.mn and he will provide you with access as a participant for the Zoom meeting. Questions about this meeting should be referred to Jim at (651) 334-4077.


If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803. Please do not contact him about matters directly related to the agenda.