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Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division

Thirteenth Meeting

2019-2020 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

State of Minnesota Thirteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- First Session

Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division


Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 2:38 P.M. on February 19th, 2020 in Capitol Room 120.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund Rob, Chair
Dettmer, Bob, Minority Lead
Becker-Finn, Jamie
Brand, Jeff
Heinrich, Jim
Miller, Tim
Persell, John
Grossell, Matt

Members excused:
Xiong, Jay, Vice Chair

A quorum was present at 2:39 P.M.

Representative Persell moved approval of the minutes, motion prevailed.

An overview from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Public testimony provided by:
Benjamin Johnson, Legislative Director
Larry Herke, Commissioner

A presentation from the Student Veterans Association of Minnesota.

Public Testimony provided by:
Joshua Gerber
Jonathan Salazar
Jonathan Sutich

The meeting recessed at 3:31 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 3:34 P.M.

An overview of the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs.

Public testimony provided by:
Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard
Don Kerr, Executive Director

Chair Ecklund adjourns the meeting at 3:44 P.M.

Rep. Rob Ecklund, Chair


Grace Doyle,
Committee Legislative Assistant