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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Fourteenth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 24, 2021

State of Minnesota Fourteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- Second Session

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on February 24, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

Representative Nelson assumed the Chair at 3:00 P.M.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Dettmer, Bob, Minority Lead
McDonald, Joe, Minority Lead
Berg, Kaela
Bliss, Matt
Edelson, Heather
Frederick, Luke
Greenman, Emma
Nelson, Michael
Poston, John
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike

Members excused:
Xiong, Tou, Vice Chair

A quorum was present.

Representative Bliss moved that the minutes from February 23, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 792 (Winkler) Veterans resilience project grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

The Chair moved that HF 792 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Winkler presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Eric Wickiser
Elaine Wynne
Jim Finley
David Rabb
Katie Helmer
Olivia Janis
Tom McKenna
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 792 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 300 (Huot) Capitol flag program established for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty, and Capitol flag program study and pilot program provided.

The Chair moved that HF 300 be referred to the general register.

The Chair moved the A1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Ecklund assumed the Chair at 3:55 P.M.

Representative Huot presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Shawn Stoermann, Commander, Minnesota EMS Honor Guard
T. John Cunningham, President, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 300 be referred, as amended, to the general register. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
POSTON
RALEIGH
SUNDIN

NAY

-

EXCUSED

XIONG


By a vote of 12 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 37 (Huot) COVID-19; workers' compensation eligibility presumption for school employees created.

The Chair moved that HF 37 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The Chair moved the A1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Huot presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Association
Aaron Cocking, President/CEO, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Lisa Huninghake, Wilshire Park Elementary School, St. Anthony, MN
Dan Pyan, MN Association of School Business Officials
Scott Wojtysiak, MN Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 37 be laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:33 P.M.




__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF37 (Huot) - COVID-19; workers' compensation eligibility presumption for school employees created.
  • HF641 (Raleigh) - Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.
  • HF792 (Winkler) - Veterans resilience project grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF300 (Huot) - Capitol flag program established for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty.
House TV Video:
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2:45 HF792 (Winkler) Veterans resilience project grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
52:30 HF300 (Huot) Capitol flag program established for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty, and Capitol flag program study and pilot program provided.
1:02:15 HF37 (Huot) COVID-19; workers' compensation eligibility presumption for school employees created.
HF641 (Raleigh) Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.


HF 792 (Winkler) Veterans resilience project grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
Eric Wickiser
Elaine Wynne
Jim Finley
David Rabb
Katie Helmer
Olivia Janis
Tom McKenna

HF 300 (Huot) Capitol flag program established for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty, and Capitol flag program study and pilot program provided.
Shawn Stoermann, Commander, MN EMS Honor Guard
T. John Cunningham, President, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association

HF 37 (Huot) COVID-19; workers' compensation eligibility presumption for school employees created.
Kirk Schneidawind, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Association
Aaron Cocking, President/CEO, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
Lisa Huninghake, Wilshire Park Elementary School, St. Anthony, MN
Dan Pyan, MN Association of School Business Officials
Scott Wojtysiak, MN Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers

HF 641 (Raleigh) Military veteran jobs tax credit provided.
Trent C Dilks, Executive Director-Foundation Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of Minnesota

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