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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Seventeenth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

State of Minnesota Seventeenth 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 March 9, 2021, 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, Minority Lead
McDonald, Joe, Minority Lead
Berg, Kaela
Bliss, Matt
Edelson, Heather
Frederick, Luke
Greenman, Emma
Nelson, Michael
Poston, John
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike


A quorum was present.

Representative Poston moved that the minutes from March 3, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 1203 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended.

The Chair moved that HF 1203 be referred to the general register.

Representative Wolgamott presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Brian Peters, MPPOA
Chris Parsons, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters (MPFF)
Brian Rice, AFSCME Council 5 and the MPFF

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1203 be referred to the general register. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

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


NAY

-

By a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1526 (Bliss) Veterans suicide prevention and awareness day established.

Representative Bliss moved that HF 1526 be referred to the general register.

Representative Bliss presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Larry Herke, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
Elliot Butay, NAMI Minnesota
Eric Wittenberg, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Representative Bliss renewed his motion that HF 1526 be referred to the general register. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

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

NAY

-

EXCUSED

GREENMAN

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

Representative Xiong assumed the Chair at 3:46 P.M.

HF 961 (Ecklund) Supervisory law enforcement unit added.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF 961 be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Representative Ecklund moved the A6 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Ecklund presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Paul VanVoorhis, President, State Patrol Supervisors Association
Brian Peters, MPPOA

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 961 be referred, as amended, to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

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

NAY

-

EXCUSED

GREENMAN

By a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund assumed the Chair at 4:11 P.M.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:12 P.M.



__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF961 (Ecklund) - Supervisory law enforcement unit added, and salary increase provided for employees in law enforcement.
  • HF1203 (Wolgamott) - COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended.
  • HF1526 (Bliss) - Veterans suicide prevention and awareness day established.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:08 HF1203 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended.
32:09 HF1526 (Bliss) Veterans suicide prevention and awareness day established.
46:58 HF961 (Ecklund) Supervisory law enforcement unit added.


HF 1203 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended.
Brian Peters, MPPOA
Chris Parsons, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Brian Rice, AFSCME Council 5 and the MPFF

HF 1526 (Bliss) Veterans suicide prevention and awareness day established.
Elliot Butay, NAMI Minnesota
Eric Wittenberg, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Coordinator

HF 961 (Ecklund) Supervisory law enforcement unit added.
Paul VanVoorhis, President, State Patrol Supervisors Association

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