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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

FORTY THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 22, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

MINUTES

Representative Ecklund, Chair of the Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. on March 22, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ECKLUND, Rob CHAIR
XIONG, Tou VICE CHAIR
DETTMER, Bob REPUBLICAN LEAD

MCDONALD, Joe REPUBLICAN LEAD
BERG, Kaela
BLISS, Matt
FREDERICK, Luke
GREENMAN, Emma
NELSON, Michael
POSTON, John
RALEIGH, Donald
SUNDIN, Mike

Excused:

EDELSON, Heather

A quorum was present.

Representative Frederick moved to approve the minutes of March 16, 2022. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF4365 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Sandstede presented HF4365.

Testifiers on HF4365:

Tim Engstrom, Director of Communications, American Legion Department of Minnesota
Larry Herke, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Brad Lindsay, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that HF4365 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Berg moved that HF4337 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Berg presented HF4337.

Rep. McDonald moved the A1 amendment to HF4337. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Testifiers on HF4337:

Larry Herke, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Berg renewed her motion that HF4337 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Xiong assumed the gavel.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF4324 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Ecklund presented HF4324.

Testifiers on HF4324:

Tim Engstrom, Director of Communications, American Legion Department of Minnesota

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that HF4324 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF4358 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Ecklund presented HF4358.

Testifiers on HF4358:

Larry Herke, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that HF4358 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Xiong adjourned the meeting at 4:06 p.m.




Rep. Ecklund, CHAIR




Kyle Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4324 (Ecklund) - Military and veteran affairs budget established; policy and technical changes made to various military and veterans affairs provisions, including veteran housing, benefits, services, bonus program, and service office grant program; veteran service organizations grant program created; report required; and money appropriated.
  • HF4337 (Berg) - Department of Veterans Affairs veteran support home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4358 (Ecklund) - Homeless veteran and former service member temporary housing options and outreach activity funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4365 (Sandstede) - Veterans bonus program provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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02:06 - HF4365 (Sandstede) Modifying veterans bonus program provisions; appropriating money.
17:58 - HF4337 (Berg) Department of Veterans Affairs veteran support home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
40:24 - HF4324 (Ecklund) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided, and money appropriated.
57:21 - HF4358 (Ecklund) Homeless veteran and former service member temporary housing options and outreach activity funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 6 minutes.


HF 4365 (Sandstede) Modifying veterans bonus program provisions; appropriating money.
- Tim Engstrom, Director of Communications, American Legion Department of Minnesota

HF 4337 (Berg) Department of Veterans Affairs veteran support home program funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 4324 (Ecklund) Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 4358 (Ecklund) Homeless veteran and former service member temporary housing options and outreach activity funding provided, and money appropriated.

If you're interested in testifying, please contact Committee Administrator Nick Stumo-Langer at <Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn>.
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