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HF 2781

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/02/2012 01:50pm

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; establishing a statewide self-advocacy network for
persons with disabilities; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginSELF-ADVOCACY NETWORK FOR PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $95,000 is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2013 to the
commissioner of human services to establish and maintain a statewide self-advocacy
network for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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new text begin (b) The self-advocacy network must focus on ensuring that persons with disabilities
are:
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new text begin (1) informed of and educated about their legal rights in the areas of education,
employment, housing, transportation, and voting; and
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new text begin (2) educated and trained to self-advocate for their rights under law.
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new text begin (c) Self-advocacy network activities under this section include but are not limited to:
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new text begin (1) education and training, including preemployment and workplace skills;
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new text begin (2) establishment and maintenance of a communication and information exchange
system for self-advocacy groups; and
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new text begin (3) financial and technical assistance to self-advocacy groups.
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