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HF 1083

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/10/2021 12:42pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/15/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing a comprehensive school mental health services
lead position; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 127A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [127A.20] COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
LEAD.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Lead position established. new text end

new text begin The department must employ a lead to serve
as a source of information and support for schools in addressing students' mental health
needs and developing comprehensive school mental health systems.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Assistance to districts. new text end

new text begin (a) The lead must assist schools in assessing the quality
of their comprehensive school mental health systems and developing improvement plans
to implement evidence-based mental health resources, tools, and practices in school districts
throughout Minnesota.
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new text begin (b) The comprehensive school mental health services lead must work with school districts
to improve mental health infrastructure support by:
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new text begin (1) developing guidance and sharing resources on improving the quality of comprehensive
school mental health systems;
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new text begin (2) developing and sharing resources on evidence-based strategies, behavioral
interventions, and practices or techniques for addressing students' mental health needs,
including implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention;
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new text begin (3) maintaining a list of local, state, and national mental health resources for school
districts, including public and private funding opportunities, community-based prevention
and intervention services, model policies, training for teachers and other district staff, and
other resources for mental health education under section 120B.21;
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new text begin (4) providing advice, upon request, to school districts on implementing trauma-informed
and culturally responsive school-based programs that provide prevention or intervention
services to students;
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new text begin (5) posting resources on the Department of Education website that school districts may
use to address students' mental health needs; and
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new text begin (6) maintaining a comprehensive list of school district best practices to address students'
mental health needs.
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new text begin (c) The lead may report to the legislature as necessary regarding students' mental health
needs, challenges in developing comprehensive school mental health services, successful
strategies and outcomes, and recommendations for integrating mental health services and
supports in schools.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Coordination with other agencies. new text end

new text begin The comprehensive school mental health
services lead must consult with the Regional Centers of Excellence, the Department of
Health, the Department of Human Services, the Minnesota School Safety Center, and other
federal, state, and local agencies as necessary to identify or develop information, training,
and resources to help school districts support students' mental health needs.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES LEAD.
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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 Comprehensive school mental health services lead. new text end

new text begin (a) For the comprehensive
school mental health services lead under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.20:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 2022
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new text begin $
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new text begin 2023
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new text begin (b) The base for fiscal year 2024 and thereafter is $.......
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