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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Twenty-Fourth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

State of Minnesota Twenty-Fourth Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- Second Session

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy


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 24, 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
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike

Members excused:
Poston, John

A quorum was present.

Representative McDonald moved that the minutes from March 19, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 752 (Ecklund) Omnibus Veterans Affairs and Military Affairs bill.

Overview of HF 752.

Jeff Diebel, House Research
Helen Roberts, House Fiscal Staff
Major General Shawn Manke, Adjutant General, Minnesota National Guard, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs (MDMA)
Larry Herke, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs (MDVA)
Don Kerr, Executive Director, MDMA

The meeting was adjourned at 3:26 P.M.

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF0752 (Ecklund) - Military and veterans affairs budget established; policy and technical changes made to various military and veterans affairs provisions, deferred prosecutions allowed, data classified, military code changes made, requirements and qualifications modified, jurisdictional and appellate changes made, punishable offenses provided, penalties provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:05 - HF752 (Ecklund) Veterans and military affairs policy and finance bill.
Runs 26 minutes.

HF 752 (Ecklund) Adjutant general appointment, rank, term, and vacancy provisions modified.
DE3 Author’s Amendment is the proposed language for Omnibus bill for Veterans Affairs and Military Affairs

Walkthrough by House Nonpartisan Staff - Helen Roberts and Jeff Diebel
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
Larry Herke, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs

This hearing will be to review proposed language and take testimony, no action will be taken at this hearing.

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