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HF 570

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/26/2023 11:57pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; appropriating money for a grant to the Reach Out and Read
Minnesota program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; REACH OUT AND READ MINNESOTA PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal years
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reach Out and Read Minnesota. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to Reach Out and Read
Minnesota to establish a statewide plan that encourages early childhood development through
a network of health care clinics:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 250,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2024
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new text begin $
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new text begin 250,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2025
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new text begin (b) The grant recipient must develop and implement a plan that includes:
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new text begin (1) integrating children's books and parent education into well-child visits;
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new text begin (2) creating literacy-rich environments at health care clinics by providing books to clinics
for visits outside of Reach Out and Read Minnesota parameters, for waiting room use, or
for volunteer readers to model read-aloud techniques for parents where possible;
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new text begin (3) working with public health clinics, federally qualified health centers, Tribal sites,
community health centers, and clinics that belong to health care systems, as well as
independent clinics in underserved areas; and
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new text begin (4) training medical professionals on discussing the importance of early literacy with
parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
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new text begin (c) The grant recipient must fully implement the plan on a statewide basis by 2030.
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