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HF 3646

2nd Engrossment - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/02/2024 08:40am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24
9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12
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18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28
18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4
19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13
19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24
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33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 37.35 37.36 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 40.35 41.1 41.2
41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 48.35 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28
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52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21
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77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26
78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 78.34 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 79.34 79.35 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32
81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27
81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14
82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32
83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9
83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25
83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7
84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21
84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 84.33 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14
85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 86.33 86.34 86.35 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12
87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21
87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29
88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32
90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12
90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22
90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12
92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23
92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32
93.1 93.2 93.3
93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27
94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23
94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28
94.29 94.30 94.31 95.1 95.2
95.3 95.4 95.5
95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12
95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21
95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4
96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35 96.36 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27
97.28 97.29 97.30
98.1 98.2
98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17
101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21
104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10
106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20
110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 110.34 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 111.33 111.34 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 116.33 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 119.33 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33
124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10 124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28 124.29 124.30 124.31 124.32 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17 125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29 125.30 125.31 125.32 125.33 125.34 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11
126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20 126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 126.31 126.32 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.14 127.13 127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 127.32 127.33 127.34 127.35 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24
128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 130.1 130.2
130.3 130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.10 131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26 131.27 131.28 131.29 131.30 131.31 131.32 131.33 131.34 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 132.6 132.7 132.8 132.9 132.10 132.11 132.12
132.13 132.14 132.15 132.16 132.17 132.18 132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 132.33 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11 133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22 133.23 133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 133.31 133.32 133.33 133.34 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23 134.24 134.25 134.26 134.27 134.28 134.29 134.30 134.31 134.32 134.33 134.34 134.35 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 135.7 135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16 135.17 135.18 135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26 135.27 135.28 135.29 135.30 135.31 135.32 135.33 135.34 136.1 136.2 136.3 136.4 136.5 136.6 136.7 136.8 136.9 136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17 136.18 136.19 136.20 136.21 136.22 136.23 136.24 136.25 136.26 136.27 136.28 136.29 136.30 136.31 136.32 136.33 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14 137.15 137.16 137.17 137.18 137.19 137.20 137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28 137.29 137.30 137.31 137.32 137.33 137.34 137.35 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 138.32 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23 139.24 139.25 139.26
139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 139.32 139.33 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4 140.5 140.6 140.7
140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 140.31 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5 141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24 141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 141.31 141.32 141.33 141.34 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14 142.15 142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24 142.25 142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31 142.32 142.33 142.34 143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5 143.6 143.7 143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23 143.24 143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 143.33 143.34 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6
144.7 144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24
144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28
144.29 144.30 144.31 145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21
145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32 145.33 145.34 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8 146.9 146.10 146.11 146.12 146.13 146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19 146.20 146.21 146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25 146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29 146.30 147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20 147.21 147.22 147.23 147.24 147.25 147.26 147.27 147.28 147.29 147.30 147.31 147.32 147.33 148.1 148.2 148.3 148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7 148.8 148.9 148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20 148.21 148.22 148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28
148.29 148.30 148.31 148.32 149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7 149.8 149.9 149.10 149.11 149.12
149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17 149.18 149.19 149.20 149.21 149.22 149.23 149.24 149.25 149.26 149.27 149.28 149.29 149.30 149.31 149.32 150.1 150.2 150.3 150.4 150.5 150.6 150.7 150.8 150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13
150.14 150.15 150.16 150.17 150.18 150.19 150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26 150.27 150.28 150.29 150.30 150.31 150.32 150.33 150.34 151.1 151.2 151.3 151.4 151.5 151.6 151.7 151.8 151.9 151.10 151.11 151.12 151.13 151.14
151.15 151.16 151.17 151.18 151.19 151.20 151.21 151.22 151.23 151.24 151.25 151.26 151.27 151.28 151.29 151.30 151.31 152.1 152.2 152.3 152.4 152.5 152.6 152.7 152.8 152.9 152.10 152.11 152.12 152.13 152.14 152.15 152.16 152.17 152.18 152.19 152.20 152.21 152.22 152.23 152.24 152.25 152.26 152.27 152.28 152.29 152.30 152.31 152.32 152.33 152.34 153.1 153.2 153.3 153.4 153.5 153.6 153.7 153.8 153.9 153.10 153.11 153.12 153.13 153.14 153.15 153.16 153.17 153.18 153.19 153.20 153.21 153.22 153.23 153.24 153.25 153.26 153.27 153.28 153.29 153.30 153.31 153.32 153.33 153.34 154.1 154.2 154.3 154.4 154.5 154.6 154.7 154.8 154.9 154.10 154.11 154.12 154.13
154.14 154.15 154.16 154.17 154.18 154.19 154.20 154.21 154.22 154.23 154.24 154.25 154.26 154.27 154.28 154.29 154.30 154.31 155.1 155.2 155.3 155.4 155.5 155.6 155.7 155.8 155.9 155.10 155.11 155.12 155.13 155.14 155.15 155.16 155.17 155.18 155.19 155.20 155.21 155.22 155.23 155.24 155.25 155.26 155.27 155.28 155.29 155.30 155.31 155.32 155.33 156.1 156.2 156.3 156.4 156.5 156.6 156.7 156.8 156.9 156.10 156.11 156.12 156.13 156.14 156.15 156.16 156.17 156.18 156.19 156.20 156.21 156.22 156.23 156.24 156.25 156.26 156.27 156.28 156.29 156.30 156.31 156.32 157.1 157.2 157.3 157.4 157.5 157.6 157.7 157.8 157.9 157.10 157.11 157.12 157.13 157.14 157.15 157.16 157.17 157.18 157.19 157.20 157.21 157.22 157.23 157.24 157.25 157.26 157.27 157.28 157.29 157.30 157.31 157.32 157.33 158.1 158.2 158.3 158.4 158.5 158.6 158.7 158.8 158.9 158.10 158.11 158.12 158.13 158.14 158.15
158.16 158.17 158.18 158.19 158.20 158.21 158.22 158.23 158.24 158.25 158.26
158.27 158.28 158.29 158.30 158.31
159.1 159.2 159.3 159.4 159.5 159.6 159.7 159.8 159.9 159.10 159.11 159.12 159.13 159.14 159.15 159.16 159.17 159.18 159.19 159.20 159.21 159.22 159.23 159.24 159.25 159.26 159.27 159.28 159.29 159.30 159.31 159.32 159.33 159.34 160.1 160.2 160.3 160.4 160.5 160.6 160.7 160.8 160.9 160.10 160.11 160.12 160.13 160.14 160.15 160.16 160.17
160.18 160.19 160.20 160.21 160.22 160.23 160.24 160.25 160.26 160.27 160.28 160.29 160.30 160.31 160.32 160.33 160.34 161.1 161.2 161.3 161.4 161.5 161.6 161.7 161.8 161.9 161.10 161.11 161.12 161.13 161.14 161.15 161.16 161.17 161.18 161.19 161.20 161.21
161.22 161.23 161.24 161.25 161.26 161.27 161.28 161.29 161.30 161.31 162.1 162.2
162.3 162.4 162.5 162.6 162.7 162.8 162.9 162.10 162.11 162.12 162.13 162.14 162.15 162.16 162.17 162.18 162.19 162.20 162.21 162.22 162.23 162.24 162.25 162.26 162.27 162.28 162.29 162.30 162.31 162.32 162.33 163.1 163.2 163.3 163.4 163.5
163.6 163.7 163.8
163.9 163.10 163.11 163.12 163.13
163.14 163.15 163.16 163.17 163.18 163.19 163.20 163.21 163.22 163.23 163.24 163.25 163.26 163.27 163.28 163.29 163.30 164.1 164.2 164.3 164.4 164.5 164.6 164.7 164.8 164.9 164.10 164.11 164.12 164.13 164.14 164.15 164.16 164.17 164.18 164.19 164.20 164.21 164.22 164.23
164.24 164.25 164.26 164.27 164.28 164.29 164.30 164.31 164.32 164.33 165.1 165.2 165.3 165.4
165.5 165.6 165.7 165.8 165.9 165.10 165.11 165.12 165.13 165.14 165.15 165.16 165.17 165.18 165.19 165.20 165.21 165.22 165.23 165.24 165.25 165.26 165.27 165.28 165.29 165.30 165.31 166.1 166.2 166.3 166.4 166.5 166.6 166.7 166.8 166.9 166.10 166.11 166.12 166.13 166.14 166.15
166.16 166.17 166.18 166.19 166.20
166.21 166.22 166.23 166.24 166.25 166.26 166.27 166.28 166.29 166.30
167.1 167.2 167.3 167.4 167.5 167.6 167.7 167.8 167.9 167.10 167.11 167.12 167.13 167.14 167.15 167.16 167.17 167.18 167.19 167.20 167.21 167.22 167.23 167.24 167.25 167.26 167.27 167.28 167.29 167.30 167.31 167.32 168.1 168.2 168.3 168.4 168.5 168.6 168.7 168.8 168.9 168.10 168.11 168.12 168.13 168.14 168.15 168.16 168.17 168.18 168.19 168.20 168.21 168.22 168.23 168.24 168.25 168.26 168.27 168.28 168.29 168.30 169.1 169.2 169.3 169.4 169.5 169.6 169.7 169.8 169.9 169.10 169.11 169.12 169.13 169.14 169.15 169.16 169.17 169.18 169.19 169.20 169.21 169.22 169.23 169.24 169.25 169.26 169.27 169.28 169.29 169.30 169.31 169.32 170.1 170.2 170.3 170.4 170.5 170.6 170.7 170.8 170.9 170.10 170.11 170.12 170.13 170.14
170.15 170.16 170.17 170.18 170.19 170.20 170.21
170.22 170.23 170.24 170.25 170.26 170.27 170.28 170.29 170.30 170.31 170.32 171.1 171.2 171.3 171.4 171.5 171.6 171.7 171.8 171.9 171.10 171.11 171.12 171.13 171.14 171.15 171.16 171.17 171.18 171.19 171.20 171.21 171.22 171.23 171.24 171.25 171.26 171.27 171.28 171.29 171.30 171.31 171.32 171.33 172.1 172.2 172.3 172.4 172.5 172.6 172.7 172.8 172.9 172.10 172.11 172.12 172.13 172.14 172.15 172.16 172.17 172.18 172.19 172.20 172.21 172.22 172.23 172.24 172.25 172.26 172.27 172.28 172.29 172.30 172.31 172.32 172.33 172.34 173.1 173.2 173.3 173.4 173.5 173.6 173.7 173.8 173.9 173.10 173.11 173.12 173.13 173.14 173.15 173.16 173.17 173.18 173.19 173.20 173.21 173.22 173.23 173.24 173.25 173.26 173.27 173.28 173.29 173.30 173.31 173.32 173.33 173.34
174.1 174.2 174.3 174.4
174.5 174.6 174.7 174.8 174.9 174.10 174.11 174.12 174.13 174.14 174.15 174.16 174.17 174.18 174.19 174.20 174.21 174.22 174.23 174.24 174.25 174.26 174.27 174.28 174.29 174.30 174.31 174.32 175.1 175.2 175.3 175.4 175.5 175.6 175.7 175.8 175.9 175.10 175.11 175.12 175.13 175.14
175.15 175.16 175.17 175.18 175.19 175.20 175.21 175.22 175.23 175.24 175.25 175.26 175.27 175.28 175.29 175.30 176.1 176.2 176.3 176.4 176.5 176.6 176.7 176.8 176.9 176.10 176.11 176.12 176.13 176.14 176.15 176.16 176.17 176.18 176.19 176.20 176.21 176.22 176.23 176.24 176.25 176.26 176.27 176.28 176.29 176.30 176.31 177.1 177.2 177.3 177.4 177.5 177.6 177.7 177.8 177.9 177.10 177.11 177.12 177.13 177.14 177.15 177.16 177.17 177.18 177.19 177.20 177.21 177.22 177.23 177.24 177.25 177.26 177.27 177.28 177.29 177.30 177.31 177.32 177.33 178.1 178.2 178.3 178.4 178.5 178.6 178.7
178.8 178.9 178.10 178.11 178.12 178.13 178.14 178.15 178.16 178.17 178.18 178.19 178.20 178.21 178.22 178.23 178.24 178.25 178.26 178.27 178.28 178.29 178.30 178.31 178.32 179.1 179.2 179.3 179.4
179.5 179.6 179.7 179.8 179.9 179.10 179.11 179.12 179.13 179.14
179.15 179.16 179.17 179.18 179.19 179.20 179.21 179.22 179.23 179.24 179.25 179.26 179.27 179.28 179.29 179.30 180.1 180.2 180.3 180.4 180.5 180.6 180.7 180.8 180.9 180.10 180.11 180.12 180.13 180.14 180.15 180.16 180.17 180.18 180.19 180.20 180.21 180.22 180.23 180.24 180.25 180.26 180.27
180.28 180.29 180.30 180.31 180.32 180.33 181.1 181.2 181.3 181.4 181.5 181.6 181.7 181.8 181.9 181.10 181.11 181.12 181.13 181.14 181.15 181.16 181.17 181.18 181.19 181.20 181.21 181.22 181.23 181.24 181.25 181.26 181.27 181.28 181.29 181.30 181.31 181.32
182.1 182.2 182.3 182.4 182.5 182.6 182.7 182.8 182.9 182.10 182.11 182.12 182.13 182.14 182.15 182.16 182.17 182.18 182.19 182.20 182.21 182.22 182.23 182.24 182.25 182.26 182.27 182.28 182.29 182.30 182.31 182.32 182.33 183.1 183.2 183.3 183.4 183.5 183.6 183.7 183.8 183.9 183.10 183.11 183.12 183.13 183.14 183.15 183.16 183.17 183.18 183.19 183.20 183.21 183.22 183.23 183.24 183.25 183.26 183.27 183.28 183.29 183.30 183.31 183.32 183.33 183.34 183.35 184.1 184.2 184.3 184.4 184.5 184.6 184.7 184.8 184.9 184.10 184.11 184.12 184.13 184.14 184.15 184.16 184.17 184.18 184.19 184.20 184.21 184.22 184.23 184.24 184.25 184.26 184.27 184.28 184.29 184.30 184.31 184.32 184.33 184.34 185.1 185.2
185.3 185.4 185.5 185.6 185.7 185.8 185.9 185.10 185.11 185.12 185.13 185.14 185.15 185.16 185.17 185.18 185.19 185.20 185.21 185.22 185.23 185.24 185.25 185.26 185.27 185.28 185.29 185.30 185.31 185.32 186.1 186.2 186.3 186.4 186.5 186.6 186.7 186.8 186.9 186.10 186.11 186.12 186.13 186.14 186.15 186.16 186.17 186.18 186.19 186.20 186.21 186.22 186.23 186.24 186.25 186.26 186.27 186.28 186.29 186.30 186.31 186.32 186.33 187.1 187.2 187.3 187.4 187.5 187.6 187.7 187.8 187.9 187.10 187.11 187.12 187.13
187.14 187.15 187.16 187.17 187.18 187.19 187.20 187.21 187.22 187.23 187.24 187.25 187.26 187.27 187.28 187.29 187.30 187.31 187.32 187.33 188.1 188.2 188.3 188.4 188.5 188.6 188.7 188.8 188.9 188.10 188.11 188.12 188.13
188.14 188.15 188.16 188.17 188.18 188.19 188.20
188.21 188.22 188.23 188.24 188.25 188.26 188.27 188.28 188.29 188.30 188.31 188.32 189.1 189.2 189.3 189.4 189.5 189.6 189.7 189.8 189.9 189.10 189.11 189.12 189.13 189.14 189.15 189.16 189.17 189.18 189.19 189.20
189.21 189.22 189.23 189.24 189.25 189.26 189.27 189.28 189.29 189.30 190.1 190.2 190.3 190.4 190.5 190.6 190.7 190.8 190.9 190.10 190.11 190.12 190.13 190.14 190.15 190.16
190.17 190.18 190.19 190.20 190.22 190.21 190.23 190.24 190.25 190.26 190.27 190.28 190.29 190.30 190.31 190.32 190.33 190.34 191.1 191.2 191.3 191.4 191.5 191.6 191.7 191.8 191.9 191.10 191.11 191.12 191.13 191.14 191.15 191.16 191.17 191.18 191.19 191.20 191.21 191.22 191.23 191.24 191.25 191.26 191.27 191.28 191.29 191.30 191.31 191.32 191.33 191.34 191.35 191.36 191.37 191.38 191.39 191.40 191.41 191.42 191.43 191.44 192.1 192.2 192.3 192.4 192.5 192.6 192.7 192.8 192.9 192.10 192.11 192.12 192.13 192.14 192.15 192.16 192.17 192.18 192.19 192.20 192.21 192.22 192.23 192.24 192.25 192.26 192.27 192.28 192.29 192.30 192.31 192.32 192.33 192.34 192.35 192.36 192.37 193.1 193.2 193.3 193.4 193.5 193.6 193.7 193.8 193.9 193.10 193.11 193.12 193.13 193.14 193.15 193.16 193.17 193.18 193.19 193.20 193.21 193.22 193.23 193.24 193.25 193.26 193.27 193.28 193.29 193.30 193.31 193.32 193.33 193.34 194.1 194.2 194.3 194.4 194.5 194.6 194.7 194.8 194.9 194.10 194.11 194.12 194.13 194.14 194.15 194.16 194.17 194.18 194.19 194.20 194.21 194.22 194.23 194.24 194.25 194.26 194.27 194.28
194.29 194.30 194.31 194.32 194.33 195.1 195.2 195.3 195.4 195.5 195.6 195.7
195.8 195.9 195.10 195.11 195.12 195.13
195.14 195.15 195.16 195.17 195.18 195.19 195.20 195.21 195.22 195.23 195.24 195.25 195.26 195.27 195.28 195.29 195.30 195.31 196.1 196.2 196.3 196.4 196.5 196.6 196.7 196.8 196.9 196.10 196.11 196.12 196.13 196.14 196.15 196.16 196.17 196.18 196.19 196.20 196.21
196.22 196.23 196.24 196.25 196.26 196.27 196.28 196.29 196.30 196.31 197.1 197.2 197.3 197.4 197.5 197.6 197.7 197.8 197.9 197.10 197.11 197.12 197.13 197.14 197.15 197.16 197.17 197.18 197.19 197.20 197.21 197.22 197.23 197.24 197.25 197.26 197.27 197.28 197.29 197.30 197.31 197.32 197.33 197.34 198.1 198.2 198.3 198.4 198.5 198.6 198.7 198.8 198.9 198.10
198.11 198.12 198.13 198.14 198.15 198.16 198.17 198.18 198.19 198.20 198.21 198.22 198.23 198.24 198.25 198.26 198.27 198.28 198.29 198.30
199.1 199.2 199.3 199.4 199.5 199.6 199.7 199.8 199.9 199.10 199.11 199.12 199.13 199.14
199.15 199.16 199.17 199.18 199.19 199.20 199.21
199.22 199.23 199.24 199.25 199.26 199.27 199.28 199.29 199.30 199.31 200.1 200.2 200.3 200.4 200.5
200.6 200.7 200.8 200.9 200.10
200.11 200.12 200.13 200.14
200.15 200.16 200.17 200.18 200.19 200.20 200.21 200.22 200.23 200.24
200.25 200.26 200.27 200.28 200.29
201.1 201.2 201.3 201.4 201.5 201.6 201.7
201.8 201.9 201.10 201.11 201.12 201.13 201.14 201.15 201.16 201.17 201.18 201.19 201.20 201.21 201.22 201.23 201.24 201.25 201.26 201.27 201.28 201.29 202.1 202.2 202.3 202.4 202.5 202.6 202.7 202.8 202.9 202.10 202.11 202.12 202.13 202.14 202.15 202.16 202.17 202.18 202.19 202.20 202.21 202.22 202.23 202.24 202.25 202.26 202.27 202.28 202.29 202.30 203.1 203.2 203.3 203.4 203.5 203.6 203.7 203.8 203.9 203.10
203.11 203.12 203.13 203.14 203.15 203.16 203.17
203.18 203.19 203.20 203.21 203.22 203.23 203.24 203.25 203.26 203.27
203.28 203.29 203.30 203.31 204.1 204.2 204.3 204.4
204.5 204.6 204.7 204.8 204.9 204.10 204.11 204.12 204.13 204.14 204.15 204.16 204.17 204.18 204.19 204.20 204.21 204.22 204.23 204.24 204.25 204.26 204.27 204.28
204.29 204.30 204.31 205.1 205.2 205.3 205.4 205.5 205.6 205.7 205.8 205.9 205.10 205.11 205.12 205.13 205.14 205.15 205.16 205.17 205.18 205.19 205.20 205.21 205.22 205.23 205.24 205.25 205.26 205.27 205.28 205.29 205.30 205.31 206.1 206.2 206.3 206.4 206.5 206.6 206.7 206.8 206.9 206.10 206.11 206.12 206.13 206.14 206.15 206.16 206.17 206.18 206.19 206.20 206.21 206.22 206.23 206.24 206.25 206.26 206.27 206.28 206.29
206.30 206.31 206.32 207.1 207.2 207.3 207.4 207.5 207.6 207.7 207.8 207.9 207.10 207.11 207.12 207.13 207.14 207.15 207.16 207.17 207.18 207.19 207.20 207.21 207.22 207.23 207.24 207.25 207.26 207.27 207.28 207.29 207.30
208.1 208.2 208.3 208.4 208.5 208.6 208.7 208.8 208.9 208.10 208.11 208.12 208.13 208.14 208.15 208.16 208.17 208.18 208.19 208.20 208.21 208.22 208.23 208.24 208.25 208.26 208.27
208.28 208.29 208.30 208.31 208.32 209.1 209.2 209.3 209.4 209.5 209.6 209.7
209.8 209.9 209.10 209.11 209.12 209.13 209.14 209.15 209.16 209.17 209.18 209.19 209.20 209.21 209.22 209.23 209.24 209.25 209.26 209.27 209.28 209.29 209.30 209.31 209.32 209.33 209.34 209.35 210.1 210.2 210.3 210.4 210.5 210.6 210.7 210.8 210.9 210.10 210.11 210.12 210.13 210.14 210.15 210.16 210.17 210.18 210.19 210.20 210.21 210.22 210.23 210.24 210.25 210.26 210.27 210.28 210.29 210.30 210.31 210.32 210.33 210.34 210.35 210.36 211.1 211.2
211.3 211.4 211.5 211.6
211.7 211.8
211.9 211.10 211.11
211.12 211.13 211.14 211.15 211.16 211.17 211.18 211.19 211.20
211.21 211.22 211.23 211.24 211.25 211.26 211.27 211.28 211.29 211.30 212.1 212.2 212.3 212.4 212.5 212.6 212.7 212.8 212.9 212.10 212.11 212.12
212.13 212.14
212.15 212.16
212.17 212.18 212.19 212.20 212.21 212.22 212.23 212.24 212.25 212.26 212.27 212.28 212.29 212.30 212.31 213.1 213.2
213.3 213.4 213.5 213.6 213.7 213.8 213.9 213.10 213.11 213.12 213.13 213.14 213.15 213.16 213.17 213.18 213.19 213.20 213.21 213.22
213.23 213.24 213.25 213.26 213.27 213.28 213.29 213.30 213.31 214.1 214.2 214.3 214.4 214.5 214.6 214.7 214.8 214.9 214.10 214.11 214.12 214.13 214.14 214.15 214.16 214.17 214.18 214.19 214.20 214.21 214.22 214.23 214.24 214.25 214.26 214.27 214.28 214.29 214.30 214.31 214.32 214.33 215.1 215.2 215.3 215.4 215.5 215.6
215.7 215.8 215.9 215.10 215.11 215.12 215.13 215.14 215.15 215.16 215.17 215.18
215.19 215.20 215.21 215.22 215.23 215.24 215.25 215.26 215.27 215.28 215.29 215.30 216.1 216.2 216.3 216.4 216.5 216.6 216.7 216.8 216.9 216.10
216.11 216.12 216.13 216.14 216.15 216.16 216.17
216.18 216.19 216.20 216.21 216.22 216.23 216.24 216.25 216.26 216.27
217.1 217.2 217.3 217.4 217.5
217.6 217.7 217.8 217.9 217.10
217.11 217.12 217.13 217.14 217.15 217.16 217.17 217.18 217.19 217.20 217.21 217.22 217.23 217.24 217.25 217.26 217.27 217.28 217.29 217.30 217.31 218.1 218.2 218.3 218.4 218.5 218.6 218.7 218.8 218.9 218.10 218.11 218.12 218.13 218.14
218.15 218.16 218.17 218.18 218.19 218.20 218.21
218.22 218.23 218.24 218.25 218.26 218.27 218.28 218.29 218.30 218.31 219.1 219.2 219.3 219.4 219.5 219.6 219.7 219.8 219.9 219.10 219.11 219.12 219.13 219.14 219.15 219.16 219.17 219.18 219.19 219.20 219.21 219.22 219.23 219.24 219.25 219.26 219.27 219.28 219.29 219.30 219.31 219.32 219.33 219.34 220.1 220.2 220.3 220.4 220.5 220.6 220.7 220.8 220.9 220.10 220.11 220.12 220.13 220.14 220.15 220.16 220.17 220.18 220.19 220.20 220.21 220.22 220.23 220.24 220.25 220.26
220.27 220.28 220.29 220.30
221.1 221.2 221.3 221.4 221.5
221.6 221.7 221.8 221.9 221.10
221.11 221.12 221.13 221.14
221.15 221.16 221.17 221.18 221.19 221.20 221.21 221.22 221.23 221.24 221.25 221.26 221.27 221.28
221.29 221.30 221.31 222.1 222.2 222.3 222.4 222.5 222.6
222.7 222.8 222.9 222.10 222.11
222.12 222.13 222.14 222.15 222.16 222.17 222.18 222.19 222.20 222.21 222.22 222.23 222.24 222.25 222.26 222.27 222.28 222.29 222.30 222.31 222.32 222.33 223.1 223.2 223.3 223.4 223.5 223.6 223.7 223.8 223.9 223.10 223.11 223.12 223.13 223.14 223.15 223.16 223.17 223.18 223.19 223.20 223.21 223.22 223.23 223.24 223.25 223.26
223.27 223.28 223.29 223.30 223.31 223.32 223.33 224.1 224.2 224.3 224.4 224.5 224.6 224.7
224.8 224.9 224.10 224.11 224.12 224.13 224.14 224.15 224.16 224.17 224.18 224.19 224.20 224.21 224.22 224.23 224.24 224.25 224.26 224.27 224.28 224.29 224.30 224.31 224.32 225.1 225.2 225.3 225.4
225.5 225.6 225.7 225.8 225.9 225.10 225.11 225.12 225.13 225.14 225.15 225.16 225.17 225.18 225.19 225.20 225.21 225.22 225.23 225.24 225.25 225.26 225.27 225.28 225.29 225.30 225.31 226.1 226.2 226.3 226.4 226.5 226.6 226.7 226.8 226.9
226.10 226.11 226.12 226.13 226.14
226.15 226.16 226.17 226.18 226.19
226.20 226.21 226.22 226.23 226.24 226.25 226.26 226.27 226.28 226.29 226.30 226.31 227.1 227.2 227.3 227.4 227.5 227.6 227.7 227.8 227.9 227.10 227.11 227.12 227.13 227.14 227.15 227.16 227.17 227.18 227.19 227.20 227.21 227.22 227.23 227.24 227.25 227.26 227.27 227.28 227.29 227.30 227.31 227.32
228.1 228.2
228.3 228.4 228.5 228.6 228.7 228.8 228.9 228.10 228.11 228.12
228.13 228.14 228.15 228.16 228.17 228.18 228.19
228.20 228.21 228.22 228.23 228.24 228.25 228.26 228.27 228.28 228.29 228.30 228.31 228.32 229.1 229.2 229.3 229.4 229.5 229.6
229.7 229.8 229.9 229.10 229.11 229.12 229.13 229.14 229.15 229.16 229.17 229.18 229.19 229.20 229.21 229.22 229.23 229.24 229.25 229.26
229.27 229.28 229.29 229.30 230.1 230.2 230.3 230.4 230.5 230.6 230.7 230.8
230.9 230.10 230.11 230.12 230.13 230.14 230.15 230.16 230.17 230.18 230.19 230.20 230.21
230.22 230.23 230.24 230.25 230.26 230.27 230.28 230.29 230.30 230.31 231.1 231.2 231.3 231.4 231.5 231.6 231.7 231.8 231.9 231.10 231.11 231.12 231.13 231.14 231.15 231.16 231.17 231.18 231.19 231.20 231.21 231.22 231.23 231.24 231.25 231.26 231.27 231.28 231.29 231.30 231.31 231.32 231.33 231.34 231.35
232.1 232.2
232.3 232.4 232.5 232.6 232.7 232.8 232.9 232.10 232.11
232.12 232.13 232.14 232.15 232.16 232.17 232.18 232.19 232.20 232.21 232.22 232.23 232.24 232.25 232.26 232.27 232.28 232.29 232.30 232.31 232.32
233.1 233.2 233.3 233.4 233.5 233.6 233.7
233.8 233.9 233.10 233.11 233.12 233.13 233.14 233.15 233.16 233.17 233.18 233.19 233.20 233.21 233.22 233.23 233.24 233.25
233.26 233.27
233.28 233.29 233.30 233.31 233.32 233.33 234.1 234.2 234.3 234.4 234.5 234.6 234.7 234.8
234.9 234.10 234.11 234.12 234.13 234.14 234.15 234.16 234.17 234.18 234.19 234.20 234.21 234.22
234.23 234.24 234.25 234.26
234.27 234.28 234.29 234.30 234.31 234.32 235.1 235.2 235.3
235.4 235.5 235.6 235.7 235.8 235.9 235.10 235.11 235.12 235.13 235.14 235.15 235.16 235.17 235.18 235.19 235.20 235.21 235.22 235.23 235.24
235.25 235.26 235.27 235.28 235.29 235.30 235.31 236.1 236.2 236.3 236.4
236.5 236.6 236.7 236.8 236.9 236.10 236.11 236.12 236.13 236.14 236.15 236.16 236.17 236.18 236.19 236.20 236.21 236.22 236.23 236.24 236.25 236.26
236.27 236.28 236.29 236.30 236.31 236.32 237.1 237.2 237.3 237.4 237.5 237.6 237.7 237.8 237.9 237.10
237.11 237.12 237.13 237.14 237.15 237.16 237.17 237.18 237.19 237.20 237.21 237.22 237.23 237.24 237.25 237.26 237.27 237.28 237.29 237.30 237.31 237.32 238.1 238.2 238.3 238.4 238.5 238.6 238.7 238.8 238.9 238.10 238.11 238.12 238.13 238.14 238.15 238.16 238.17
238.18 238.19 238.20 238.21 238.22 238.23 238.24 238.25 238.26 238.27 238.28 238.29 238.30
238.31 238.32 238.33 239.1 239.2 239.3 239.4 239.5 239.6
239.7 239.8 239.9 239.10 239.11 239.12 239.13 239.14 239.15 239.16 239.17 239.18 239.19 239.20 239.21 239.22 239.23 239.24 239.25 239.26 239.27 239.28 239.29 239.30 239.31 239.32 239.33 239.34 239.35 239.36 240.1 240.2 240.3 240.4 240.5 240.6 240.7 240.8 240.9 240.10 240.11 240.12 240.13 240.14 240.15 240.16 240.17 240.18 240.19 240.20 240.21 240.22 240.23 240.24 240.25 240.26 240.27 240.28 240.29 240.30 240.31 240.32 240.33 240.34 240.35 240.36 240.37 241.1 241.2 241.3 241.4
241.5 241.6 241.7
241.8 241.9
241.10 241.11 241.12 241.13 241.14 241.15 241.16 241.17 241.18 241.19 241.20 241.21 241.22 241.23 241.24 241.25 241.26 241.27 241.28 241.29 241.30 241.31 242.1 242.2 242.3 242.4 242.5 242.6 242.7
242.8 242.9 242.10 242.11 242.12 242.13 242.14 242.15 242.16 242.17 242.18 242.19 242.20 242.21 242.22 242.23 242.24 242.25 242.26 242.27 242.28 242.29 242.30 242.31 242.32 243.1 243.2 243.3 243.4 243.5 243.6 243.7 243.8 243.9 243.10 243.11 243.12 243.13 243.14 243.15 243.16 243.17 243.18 243.19 243.20 243.21 243.22 243.23 243.24 243.25 243.26 243.27 243.28 243.29 243.30 243.31 243.32 243.33 244.1 244.2 244.3 244.4 244.5 244.6 244.7 244.8 244.9 244.10 244.11 244.12 244.13 244.14 244.15 244.16 244.17 244.18 244.19 244.20 244.21 244.22 244.23 244.24 244.25 244.26 244.27 244.28 244.29 244.30 244.31 245.1 245.2 245.3 245.4 245.5 245.6 245.7 245.8 245.9 245.10 245.11 245.12 245.13 245.14 245.15 245.16 245.17 245.18 245.19 245.20 245.21 245.22 245.23 245.24 245.25 245.26 245.27 245.28 245.29 245.30 245.31 246.1 246.2 246.3 246.4 246.5 246.6 246.7 246.8 246.9 246.10 246.11 246.12 246.13 246.14 246.15 246.16 246.17 246.18 246.19 246.20 246.21 246.22 246.23 246.24 246.25 246.26 246.27 246.28 246.29 246.30 246.31 246.32 247.1 247.2 247.3 247.4 247.5 247.6 247.7 247.8 247.9 247.10 247.11 247.12 247.13 247.14 247.15 247.16 247.17 247.18 247.19 247.20 247.21 247.22 247.23 247.24 247.25 247.26 247.27
247.28 247.29 247.30 247.31 247.32 248.1 248.2 248.3 248.4 248.5 248.6 248.7 248.8 248.9 248.10 248.11 248.12 248.13 248.14 248.15 248.16 248.17 248.18 248.19 248.20 248.21 248.22 248.23 248.24
248.25 248.26 248.27 248.28 248.29 248.30 248.31 249.1 249.2 249.3 249.4 249.5 249.6 249.7 249.8 249.9 249.10 249.11 249.12 249.13 249.14 249.15 249.16 249.17 249.18 249.19 249.20 249.21 249.22 249.23 249.24 249.25 249.26 249.27 249.28 249.29 249.30 249.31 249.32 249.33 249.34 250.1 250.2 250.3 250.4 250.5 250.6 250.7 250.8 250.9 250.10 250.11 250.12 250.13 250.14 250.15 250.16 250.17 250.18 250.19 250.20 250.21 250.22 250.23 250.24 250.25 250.26 250.27 250.28 250.29 250.30 250.31 250.32 250.33 251.1 251.2 251.3 251.4 251.5 251.6 251.7 251.8 251.9 251.10 251.11 251.12 251.13 251.14 251.15 251.16 251.17 251.18 251.19 251.20 251.21 251.22 251.23 251.24 251.25 251.26 251.27 251.28 251.29 251.30 251.31 251.32 251.33 251.34 252.1 252.2 252.3 252.4 252.5 252.6 252.7 252.8 252.9 252.10 252.11 252.12 252.13 252.14 252.15 252.16 252.17 252.18 252.19 252.20 252.21 252.22
252.23 252.24 252.25 252.26 252.27 252.28 252.29 252.30 252.31 252.32 252.33 253.1 253.2 253.3 253.4 253.5 253.6 253.7 253.8 253.9 253.10 253.11 253.12 253.13 253.14 253.15 253.16 253.17 253.18 253.19 253.20 253.21 253.22 253.23 253.24 253.25 253.26 253.27 253.28 253.29 253.30 253.31 254.1 254.2 254.3 254.4 254.5 254.6 254.7 254.8 254.9 254.10 254.11 254.12 254.13 254.14 254.15 254.16 254.17 254.18 254.19 254.20 254.21 254.22 254.23 254.24 254.25 254.26 254.27 254.28 254.29 255.1 255.2 255.3 255.4
255.5 255.6 255.7 255.8 255.9 255.10 255.11 255.12 255.13 255.14 255.15 255.16 255.17 255.18 255.19 255.20 255.21 255.22 255.23 255.24
255.25 255.26 255.27 255.28 255.29 255.30 255.31 256.1 256.2 256.3 256.4 256.5 256.6 256.7 256.8 256.9 256.10 256.11 256.12 256.13 256.14 256.15 256.16 256.17 256.18 256.19 256.20
256.21 256.22 256.23 256.24 256.25 256.26 256.27 256.28 256.29 256.30 256.31 256.32 257.1 257.2 257.3 257.4 257.5 257.6 257.7 257.8 257.9 257.10 257.11 257.12 257.13 257.14 257.15 257.16 257.17 257.18 257.19 257.20 257.21 257.22 257.23 257.24
257.25 257.26 257.27 257.28 257.29 257.30 257.31 258.1 258.2 258.3
258.4 258.5 258.6 258.7 258.8 258.9 258.10 258.11 258.12 258.13
258.14 258.15 258.16 258.17 258.18 258.19 258.20 258.21 258.22 258.23 258.24 258.25 258.26 258.27 258.28 258.29 258.30 259.1 259.2 259.3 259.4 259.5 259.6 259.7 259.8 259.9 259.10 259.11 259.12 259.13 259.14 259.15 259.16 259.17 259.18 259.19 259.20 259.21 259.22 259.23 259.24 259.25 259.26 259.27 259.28 259.29 260.1 260.2 260.3
260.4 260.5 260.6 260.7 260.8 260.9 260.10 260.11 260.12 260.13 260.14 260.15 260.16 260.17 260.18 260.19 260.20 260.21 260.22 260.23 260.24 260.25 260.26 260.27 260.28 260.29 260.30 260.31 261.1 261.2 261.3
261.4 261.5 261.6 261.7 261.8 261.9 261.10 261.11 261.12 261.13 261.14 261.15 261.16 261.17 261.18 261.19 261.20 261.21 261.22 261.23 261.24 261.25 261.26 261.27 261.28 261.29 261.30 262.1 262.2 262.3
262.4 262.5 262.6 262.7 262.8 262.9 262.10 262.11 262.12 262.13 262.14 262.15 262.16 262.17 262.18
262.19 262.20 262.21 262.22 262.23 262.24 262.25 262.26 262.27 262.28 262.29 262.30 262.31 263.1 263.2 263.3
263.4 263.5 263.6 263.7 263.8 263.9 263.10 263.11 263.12 263.13 263.14 263.15 263.16 263.17 263.18 263.19 263.20 263.21 263.22 263.23 263.24
263.25 263.26 263.27 263.28 263.29 263.30 263.31 263.32 264.1 264.2 264.3 264.4 264.5 264.6 264.7 264.8 264.9 264.10 264.11 264.12 264.13 264.14 264.15 264.16 264.17 264.18 264.19 264.20 264.21 264.22 264.23 264.24 264.25 264.26 264.27 264.28 264.29 264.30 264.31 264.32
265.1 265.2 265.3 265.4 265.5 265.6 265.7 265.8 265.9 265.10
265.11 265.12 265.13 265.14 265.15 265.16 265.17 265.18 265.19 265.20 265.21 265.22 265.23 265.24
265.25 265.26 265.27 265.28 265.29 265.30 265.31 265.32 265.33 266.1 266.2 266.3
266.4 266.5 266.6 266.7 266.8 266.9 266.10 266.11 266.12
266.13 266.14 266.15 266.16 266.17 266.18 266.19 266.20
266.21 266.22 266.23 266.24 266.25 266.26 266.27 266.28 266.29 266.30 266.31 266.32 266.33 267.1 267.2 267.3
267.4 267.5 267.6 267.7 267.8 267.9 267.10 267.11 267.12 267.13 267.14 267.15 267.16 267.17 267.18 267.19 267.20 267.21 267.22 267.23 267.24 267.25 267.26 267.27 267.28 267.29 267.30 267.31 267.32 267.33 268.1 268.2 268.3 268.4 268.5 268.6 268.7 268.8 268.9 268.10 268.11 268.12 268.13 268.14 268.15 268.16 268.17 268.18 268.19 268.20 268.21 268.22 268.23 268.24 268.25 268.26 268.27 268.28 268.29 268.30 268.31 268.32 268.33 269.1 269.2 269.3 269.4 269.5 269.6 269.7 269.8 269.9 269.10 269.11 269.12 269.13 269.14 269.15 269.16 269.17 269.18 269.19 269.20 269.21 269.22 269.23 269.24 269.25 269.26 269.27 269.28 269.29 269.30 269.31 269.32 270.1 270.2 270.3 270.4 270.5 270.6 270.7 270.8 270.9 270.10 270.11 270.12 270.13 270.14 270.15 270.16 270.17 270.18 270.19 270.20
270.21 270.22 270.23 270.24 270.25 270.26 270.27 270.28 270.29 270.30 270.31 270.32 271.1 271.2 271.3 271.4 271.5 271.6 271.7 271.8 271.9 271.10 271.11 271.12 271.13 271.14 271.15 271.16 271.17 271.18 271.19 271.20 271.21 271.22 271.23 271.24 271.25 271.26 271.27 271.28 271.29 271.30 271.31 271.32 272.1 272.2 272.3 272.4 272.5 272.6 272.7 272.8 272.9 272.10 272.11 272.12 272.13 272.14 272.15 272.16 272.17 272.18 272.19 272.20 272.21 272.22 272.23 272.24 272.25 272.26 272.27 272.28 272.29 272.30 272.31 272.32 272.33 273.1 273.2 273.3 273.4 273.5 273.6 273.7 273.8 273.9 273.10 273.11 273.12 273.13 273.14 273.15 273.16 273.17 273.18 273.19 273.20 273.21 273.22 273.23 273.24 273.25 273.26 273.27 273.28 273.29 273.30 273.31 273.32 273.33 274.1 274.2 274.3 274.4 274.5 274.6 274.7 274.8 274.9 274.10 274.11 274.12 274.13 274.14 274.15 274.16 274.17 274.18 274.19 274.20 274.21 274.22 274.23 274.24 274.25 274.26 274.27 274.28
274.29 274.30 274.31 274.32 274.33
275.1 275.2 275.3 275.4 275.5 275.6 275.7 275.8 275.9 275.10 275.11 275.12 275.13 275.14 275.15 275.16 275.17 275.18 275.19 275.20 275.21 275.22 275.23 275.24 275.25 275.26 275.27 275.28 275.29 275.30 275.31 275.32 275.33 276.1 276.2 276.3 276.4 276.5 276.6 276.7 276.8 276.9 276.10 276.11 276.12 276.13 276.14 276.15 276.16 276.17 276.18 276.19 276.20 276.21 276.22 276.23 276.24 276.25 276.26 276.27 276.28 276.29 276.30 276.31 277.1 277.2 277.3 277.4 277.5 277.6 277.7 277.8 277.9 277.10 277.11 277.12
277.13 277.14 277.15 277.16 277.17 277.18 277.19 277.20 277.21 277.22 277.23 277.24 277.25 277.26 277.27 277.28 277.29 277.30 277.31 277.32 278.1 278.2 278.3
278.4 278.5 278.6 278.7 278.8 278.9 278.10 278.11 278.12 278.13 278.14 278.15 278.16 278.17 278.18
278.19 278.20 278.21 278.22
278.23 278.24 278.25 278.26 278.27 278.28 278.29 278.30 278.31 279.1 279.2 279.3 279.4 279.5 279.6
279.7 279.8 279.9 279.10 279.11 279.12 279.13 279.14 279.15 279.16 279.17 279.18 279.19 279.20
279.21 279.22 279.23 279.24 279.25 279.26 279.27 279.28 279.29 279.30 279.31 279.32 280.1 280.2 280.3 280.4 280.5 280.6 280.7
280.8 280.9 280.10 280.11 280.12 280.13 280.14 280.15 280.16 280.17 280.18 280.19 280.20 280.21 280.22 280.23 280.24 280.25 280.26 280.27 280.28 280.29 280.30 280.31 280.32 280.33
281.1 281.2 281.3 281.4 281.5 281.6 281.7 281.8 281.9 281.10 281.11 281.12 281.13 281.14 281.15 281.16 281.17 281.18 281.19 281.20 281.21 281.22 281.23 281.24 281.25 281.26 281.27 281.28 281.29 281.30 281.31 281.32 282.1 282.2 282.3 282.4 282.5 282.6 282.7
282.8 282.9 282.10 282.11 282.12 282.13 282.14 282.15 282.16
282.17 282.18 282.19 282.20 282.21 282.22 282.23 282.24 282.25 282.26 282.27 282.28 282.29 282.30 282.31 282.32 283.1 283.2 283.3 283.4
283.5 283.6 283.7 283.8 283.9 283.10 283.11 283.12 283.13 283.14 283.15 283.16 283.17 283.18 283.19 283.20 283.21 283.22 283.23 283.24
283.25 283.26 283.27 283.28 283.29 283.30 283.31 283.32 284.1 284.2 284.3 284.4 284.5 284.6
284.7 284.8 284.9 284.10 284.11 284.12 284.13 284.14 284.15 284.16 284.17 284.18 284.19 284.20 284.21 284.22
284.23 284.24 284.25 284.26 284.27 284.28 284.29 284.30 284.31 284.32 285.1 285.2 285.3 285.4 285.5 285.6 285.7 285.8 285.9 285.10
285.11 285.12 285.13 285.14 285.15 285.16 285.17 285.18 285.19 285.20 285.21 285.22 285.23 285.24 285.25 285.26 285.27 285.28 285.29 285.30 285.31 285.32 286.1 286.2 286.3 286.4 286.5 286.6 286.7
286.8 286.9 286.10 286.11 286.12 286.13
286.14 286.15 286.16 286.17 286.18 286.19 286.20 286.21 286.22 286.23 286.24 286.25 286.26 286.27 286.28 286.29 286.30 286.31 286.32 286.33 287.1 287.2 287.3 287.4 287.5 287.6 287.7
287.8 287.9 287.10 287.11 287.12 287.13 287.14 287.15 287.16 287.17 287.18 287.19 287.20 287.21 287.22 287.23 287.24 287.25 287.26 287.27 287.28
287.29 287.30 287.31 287.32 287.33 288.1 288.2 288.3 288.4 288.5 288.6 288.7
288.8 288.9 288.10 288.11 288.12 288.13 288.14 288.15 288.16 288.17 288.18 288.19 288.20 288.21 288.22 288.23 288.24 288.25 288.26 288.27 288.28 288.29 288.30 288.31 288.32 289.1 289.2 289.3 289.4 289.5 289.6 289.7 289.8 289.9 289.10 289.11 289.12
289.13 289.14 289.15 289.16 289.17 289.18 289.19 289.20 289.21 289.22 289.23 289.24 289.25 289.26 289.27 289.28 289.29 289.30 289.31 289.32 289.33 290.1 290.2 290.3 290.4 290.5 290.6 290.7 290.8 290.9 290.10 290.11 290.12 290.13 290.14 290.15 290.16 290.17 290.18 290.19 290.20 290.21 290.22 290.23 290.24 290.25 290.26 290.27 290.28 290.29 290.30 290.31 290.32 290.33 291.1 291.2 291.3 291.4 291.5 291.6 291.7 291.8 291.9 291.10 291.11 291.12 291.13 291.14 291.15 291.16 291.17 291.18 291.19 291.20 291.21 291.22 291.23
291.24 291.25 291.26 291.27 291.28 291.29 291.30 291.31 291.32 291.33 292.1 292.2 292.3 292.4 292.5 292.6 292.7 292.8 292.9 292.10 292.11 292.12 292.13 292.14 292.15 292.16 292.17 292.18 292.19 292.20 292.21
292.22 292.23 292.24 292.25 292.26 292.27 292.28 292.29 292.30 292.31 293.1 293.2 293.3 293.4 293.5 293.6 293.7 293.8 293.9 293.10 293.11 293.12 293.13 293.14 293.15 293.16 293.17 293.18 293.19 293.20 293.21 293.22 293.23 293.24
293.25 293.26 293.27 293.28 293.29 293.30 293.31 293.32 294.1 294.2 294.3 294.4 294.5 294.6 294.7 294.8 294.9 294.10 294.11 294.12 294.13 294.14 294.15 294.16 294.17 294.18 294.19 294.20 294.21 294.22 294.23 294.24 294.25 294.26
294.27 294.28 294.29 294.30 294.31 294.32 294.33 294.34 294.35 295.1 295.2 295.3 295.4 295.5 295.6
295.7 295.8 295.9 295.10 295.11 295.12 295.13 295.14 295.15 295.16 295.17 295.18 295.19 295.20 295.21 295.22 295.23
295.24 295.25 295.26 295.27 295.28 295.29 295.30 295.31 295.32 295.33 295.34 296.1 296.2 296.3 296.4 296.5 296.6 296.7 296.8 296.9 296.10 296.11 296.12 296.13 296.14 296.15 296.16
296.17 296.18 296.19 296.20 296.21 296.22 296.23 296.24
296.25 296.26 296.27 296.28 296.29 296.30 296.31
297.1 297.2 297.3 297.4 297.5 297.6 297.7 297.8 297.9 297.10 297.11 297.12 297.13 297.14 297.15 297.16 297.17 297.18 297.19 297.20 297.21 297.22 297.23 297.24 297.25 297.26 297.27 297.28 297.29 297.30 297.31 297.32 297.33 298.1 298.2 298.3 298.4 298.5 298.6 298.7 298.8 298.9 298.10 298.11 298.12 298.13 298.14 298.15 298.16 298.17 298.18 298.19 298.20 298.21 298.22 298.23 298.24 298.25 298.26 298.27 298.28 298.29 298.30 298.31 298.32 298.33 298.34 299.1 299.2
299.3 299.4 299.5 299.6 299.7 299.8 299.9 299.10 299.11
299.12 299.13 299.14 299.15
299.16 299.17 299.18 299.19 299.20 299.21 299.22 299.23 299.24 299.25 299.26 299.27 299.28 299.29 299.30 300.1 300.2 300.3 300.4 300.5 300.6 300.7 300.8 300.9 300.10 300.11 300.12 300.13 300.14 300.15 300.16 300.17 300.18 300.19 300.20 300.21 300.22 300.23 300.24 300.25 300.26 300.27 300.28 300.29 300.30 300.31 300.32 300.33
301.1 301.2 301.3 301.4 301.5 301.6 301.7 301.8 301.9 301.10 301.11 301.12 301.13 301.14 301.15 301.16 301.17 301.18 301.19
301.20 301.21 301.22 301.23 301.24 301.25 301.26 301.27 301.28 301.29 301.30 301.31 301.32 302.1 302.2
302.3 302.4 302.5 302.6 302.7 302.8 302.9 302.10 302.11 302.12 302.13 302.14 302.15 302.16 302.17 302.18 302.19 302.20 302.21 302.22 302.23 302.24 302.25 302.26 302.27 302.28 302.29 303.1 303.2 303.3 303.4 303.5 303.6 303.7 303.8 303.9 303.10 303.11 303.12 303.13 303.14 303.15 303.16 303.17 303.18 303.19 303.20 303.21 303.22 303.23 303.24 303.25 303.26 303.27 303.28 304.1 304.2 304.3 304.4 304.5 304.6 304.7 304.8 304.9 304.10 304.11 304.12 304.13 304.14 304.15 304.16 304.17 304.18 304.19 304.20 304.21 304.22
304.23 304.24 304.25 304.26 304.27 304.28 304.29 305.1 305.2 305.3 305.4 305.5 305.6 305.7 305.8 305.9 305.10 305.11 305.12 305.13 305.14 305.15 305.16 305.17 305.18 305.19 305.20 305.21 305.22 305.23 305.24 305.25 305.26 305.27 305.28 305.29 305.30 306.1 306.2 306.3 306.4 306.5 306.6 306.7 306.8 306.9
306.10 306.11 306.12 306.13 306.14 306.15 306.16 306.17 306.18 306.19 306.20 306.21 306.22 306.23 306.24 306.25 306.26 306.27 306.28 306.29 306.30 306.31 306.32 307.1 307.2 307.3 307.4
307.5 307.6 307.7 307.8 307.9 307.10 307.11
307.12 307.13 307.14 307.15 307.16 307.17 307.18 307.19
307.20 307.21 307.22 307.23 307.24 307.25 307.26 307.27 307.28 307.29 307.30
308.1 308.2 308.3 308.4 308.5 308.6 308.7 308.8 308.9 308.10 308.11
308.12 308.13 308.14 308.15 308.16 308.17 308.18 308.19 308.20 308.21 308.22 308.23
308.24 308.25
308.26 308.27 308.28 308.29 308.30 308.31 309.1 309.2 309.3 309.4 309.5 309.6 309.7

A bill for an act
relating to children, youth, and families; creating the statutory infrastructure for
the new Department of Children, Youth, and Families; moving and copying statutes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 13.46, subdivisions 1, 3; 116L.665,
subdivision 2; 116L.86, subdivisions 1, 3; 119A.5411; 119B.03, subdivision 8;
119B.09, subdivision 12; 119B.24; 124D.13, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; 124D.135,
subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision; 124D.142, subdivision 1; 124D.15,
subdivision 3a; 124D.151, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 124D.16, by
adding a subdivision; 124D.165, subdivision 1; 125A.02, subdivisions 1a, 2;
125A.28; 125A.35, subdivision 1; 125A.45; 125A.48; 125A.76, by adding a
subdivision; 144.225, subdivision 2b; 245.814, subdivision 5; 245A.02, subdivision
6e; 245A.03, subdivisions 1, 4; 245A.035, subdivision 4; 245A.04, subdivision 9;
245A.08, subdivision 2a; 245A.09, subdivision 7; 245A.10, subdivisions 1, 2;
245A.14, subdivisions 1, 14; 245A.1443, subdivision 2; 245A.1444; 245A.146,
subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6; 245A.147, subdivision 1; 245A.156, subdivisions 1, 2;
245A.16, subdivisions 3, 5; 245A.18, subdivision 1; 245A.25, subdivisions 1, 6,
8; 245A.66, subdivision 1; 245C.03, by adding a subdivision; 245C.08, subdivision
3; 245C.22, by adding a subdivision; 245C.25; 256.01, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, 12,
16, 18, 18a, 34; 256.012, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 256.016; 256.017,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, 7; 256.018; 256.019, subdivisions 1, 2; 256.029; 256.045,
subdivisions 3b, 4, 6, 10; 256.0451, subdivisions 1, 2; 256.046, subdivision 2;
256.741, subdivisions 1, 2, 12a; 256.82; 256.87, subdivisions 1, 1a, 5; 256.981;
256.982; 256.983, as amended; 256.9831, subdivision 1; 256.986; 256.9861;
256.987, subdivision 1; 256.998, subdivision 7; 256D.64, subdivisions 1, 3;
256E.21, subdivision 1; 256E.22, subdivision 7; 256E.24; 256E.25, subdivisions
5, 6, 7; 256E.26; 256E.27; 256J.01, subdivision 2; 256J.021; 256J.08, subdivision
32; 256J.09, by adding a subdivision; 256J.351; 256J.395, subdivision 1; 256J.425,
subdivision 8; 256J.645, subdivision 1; 256P.04, subdivision 13; 260.92,
subdivision 1; 260C.178, subdivision 1; 260C.201, subdivision 1; 260C.215,
subdivision 5; 260C.301, subdivision 1; 260D.02, subdivisions 5, 9; 260E.02,
subdivision 2; 260E.03, subdivision 23; 260E.14, subdivision 1; 260E.20,
subdivisions 3, 5; 260E.24, subdivision 5; 260E.28, subdivisions 1, 3; 260E.29,
subdivision 2; 260E.30, subdivisions 3, 6; 260E.32, subdivision 3; 260E.33,
subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 260E.34; 260E.35, subdivision 3; 260E.36, subdivision 4;
299A.72; 393.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10; 393.11, subdivision 2; 518A.26,
by adding a subdivision; 518A.60; 631.40, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2023
Supplement, sections 13.46, subdivisions 2, 4; 119B.125, subdivisions 1a, 2, 3;
121A.19; 124D.142, subdivision 2; 124D.151, subdivision 5; 125A.02, subdivision
1; 142A.02, subdivision 1; 142A.03, subdivision 2, by adding subdivisions;
144.225, subdivision 2; 245A.02, subdivision 5a; 245A.03, subdivisions 2, 7;
245A.04, subdivisions 4, 7; 245A.041, subdivision 6; 245A.05; 245A.07,
subdivisions 1, 3; 245A.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 245A.13, subdivision 7; 245A.1435;
245A.16, subdivision 1; 245A.66, subdivision 4; 245C.02, subdivision 22; 245C.03,
subdivision 1; 245H.05; 256.045, subdivision 3; 256.046, subdivision 1; 256.0471,
subdivision 1; 256.98, subdivision 8; 256D.65, subdivision 1; 256J.35; 256J.37,
subdivision 3a; 256J.40; 260C.317, subdivision 3; 260E.02, subdivision 1;
609A.015, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 609A.06, subdivisions 7, 12; Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 5, article 8, section 9, by adding a subdivision; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 142A; proposing coding for
new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapters 142B; 142C; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2022, sections 245A.04, subdivision 17; 245A.09, subdivision 10; 245H.12; 256.01,
subdivision 30; 256.741, subdivision 3; 256.9831, subdivisions 2, 3; 256J.01,
subdivision 5; 256J.78, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section
245A.18, subdivision 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

CHAPTER 142A; DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.02, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Department.

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is
established.new text begin The commissioner of children, youth, and families is hereby constituted the
"state agency" for the purposes of Title IV of the Social Security Act of the United States
and the laws of this state.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Duties of the commissioner.

(a) The commissioner may apply for and accept
on behalf of the state any grants, bequests, gifts, or contributions for the purpose of carrying
out the duties and responsibilities of the commissioner. Any money received under this
paragraph is appropriated and dedicated for the purpose for which the money is granted.
The commissioner must biennially report to the chairs and ranking minority members of
relevant legislative committees and divisions by January 15 of each even-numbered year a
list of all grants and gifts received under this subdivision.

(b) Pursuant to law, the commissioner may apply for and receive money made available
from federal sources for the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the
commissioner.

(c) The commissioner may make contracts with and grants to Tribal Nations, public and
private agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and individuals using appropriated
money.

(d) The commissioner must develop program objectives and performance measures for
evaluating progress toward achieving the objectives. The commissioner must identify the
objectives, performance measures, and current status of achieving the measures in a biennial
report to the chairs and ranking minority members of relevant legislative committees and
divisions. The report is due no later than January 15 each even-numbered year. The report
must include, when possible, the following objectives:

(1) centering and including the lived experiences of children and youth, including those
with disabilities and mental illness and their families, in all aspects of the department's work;

(2) increasing the effectiveness of the department's programs in addressing the needs of
children and youth facing racial, economic, or geographic inequities;

(3) increasing coordination and reducing inefficiencies among the department's programs
and the funding sources that support the programs;

(4) increasing the alignment and coordination of family access to child care and early
learning programs and improving systems of support for early childhood and learning
providers and services;

(5) improving the connection between the department's programs and the kindergarten
through grade 12 and higher education systems; and

(6) minimizing and streamlining the effort required of youth and families to receive
services to which the youth and families are entitled.

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall administer and supervise the forms of public assistance and
other activities or services that are vested in the commissioner. Administration and
supervision of activities or services includes but is not limited to assuring timely and accurate
distribution of benefits, completeness of service, and quality program management. In
addition to administering and supervising activities vested by law in the department, the
commissioner has the authority to:
new text end

new text begin (1) require county agency participation in training and technical assistance programs to
promote compliance with statutes, rules, federal laws, regulations, and policies governing
the programs and activities administered by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (2) monitor, on an ongoing basis, the performance of county agencies in the operation
and administration of activities and programs; enforce compliance with statutes, rules,
federal laws, regulations, and policies governing welfare services; and promote excellence
of administration and program operation;
new text end

new text begin (3) develop a quality control program or other monitoring program to review county
performance and accuracy of benefit determinations;
new text end

new text begin (4) require county agencies to make an adjustment to the public assistance benefits issued
to any individual consistent with federal law and regulation and state law and rule and to
issue or recover benefits as appropriate;
new text end

new text begin (5) delay or deny payment of all or part of the state and federal share of benefits and
administrative reimbursement according to the procedures set forth in section 142A.10;
new text end

new text begin (6) make contracts with and grants to public and private agencies and organizations,
both for-profit and nonprofit, and individuals, using appropriated funds; and
new text end

new text begin (7) enter into contractual agreements with federally recognized Indian Tribes with a
reservation in Minnesota to the extent necessary for the Tribe to operate a federally approved
family assistance program or any other program under the supervision of the commissioner.
The commissioner shall consult with the affected county or counties in the contractual
agreement negotiations, if the county or counties wish to be included, in order to avoid the
duplication of county and Tribal assistance program services. The commissioner may
establish necessary accounts for the purposes of receiving and disbursing funds as necessary
for the operation of the programs.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall work in conjunction with the commissioner of human services to
carry out the duties of this paragraph when necessary and feasible.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner shall inform county agencies, on a timely basis, of changes in
statute, rule, federal law, regulation, and policy necessary to county agency administration
of the programs and activities administered by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (g) The commissioner shall administer and supervise child welfare activities, including
promoting the enforcement of laws preventing child maltreatment and protecting children
with a disability and children who are in need of protection or services, licensing and
supervising child care and child-placing agencies, and supervising the care of children in
foster care. The commissioner shall coordinate with the commissioner of human services
on activities impacting children overseen by the Department of Human Services, such as
disability services, behavioral health, and substance use disorder treatment.
new text end

new text begin (h) The commissioner shall assist and cooperate with local, state, and federal departments,
agencies, and institutions.
new text end

new text begin (i) The commissioner shall establish and maintain any administrative units reasonably
necessary for the performance of administrative functions common to all divisions of the
department.
new text end

new text begin (j) The commissioner shall act as designated guardian of children pursuant to chapter
260C. For children under the guardianship of the commissioner or a Tribe in Minnesota
recognized by the Secretary of the Interior whose interests would be best served by adoptive
placement, the commissioner may contract with a licensed child-placing agency or a
Minnesota Tribal social services agency to provide adoption services. A contract with a
licensed child-placing agency must be designed to supplement existing county efforts and
may not replace existing county programs or Tribal social services, unless the replacement
is agreed to by the county board and the appropriate exclusive bargaining representative,
Tribal governing body, or the commissioner has evidence that child placements of the county
continue to be substantially below that of other counties. Funds encumbered and obligated
under an agreement for a specific child shall remain available until the terms of the agreement
are fulfilled or the agreement is terminated.
new text end

new text begin (k) The commissioner has the authority to conduct and administer experimental projects
to test methods and procedures of administering assistance and services to recipients or
potential recipients of public benefits. To carry out the experimental projects, the
commissioner may waive the enforcement of existing specific statutory program
requirements, rules, and standards in one or more counties. The order establishing the waiver
must provide alternative methods and procedures of administration and must not conflict
with the basic purposes, coverage, or benefits provided by law. No project under this
paragraph shall exceed four years. No order establishing an experimental project as authorized
by this paragraph is effective until the following conditions have been met:
new text end

new text begin (1) the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services has agreed, for the same
project, to waive state plan requirements relative to statewide uniformity; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a comprehensive plan, including estimated project costs, has been approved by the
Legislative Advisory Commission and filed with the commissioner of administration.
new text end

new text begin (l) The commissioner shall, according to federal requirements and in coordination with
the commissioner of human services, establish procedures to be followed by local welfare
boards in creating citizen advisory committees, including procedures for selection of
committee members.
new text end

new text begin (m) The commissioner shall allocate federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions that are
based on quality control error rates for the aid to families with dependent children (AFDC)
program formerly codified in sections 256.72 to 256.87 or the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) in the following manner:
new text end

new text begin (1) one-half of the total amount of the disallowance shall be borne by the county boards
responsible for administering the programs. For AFDC, disallowances shall be shared by
each county board in the same proportion as that county's expenditures to the total of all
counties' expenditures for AFDC. For SNAP, sanctions shall be shared by each county
board, with 50 percent of the sanction being distributed to each county in the same proportion
as that county's administrative costs for SNAP benefits are to the total of all SNAP
administrative costs for all counties, and 50 percent of the sanctions being distributed to
each county in the same proportion as that county's value of SNAP benefits issued are to
the total of all benefits issued for all counties. Each county shall pay its share of the
disallowance to the state of Minnesota. When a county fails to pay the amount due under
this paragraph, the commissioner may deduct the amount from reimbursement otherwise
due the county, or the attorney general, upon the request of the commissioner, may institute
civil action to recover the amount due; and
new text end

new text begin (2) notwithstanding the provisions of clause (1), if the disallowance results from knowing
noncompliance by one or more counties with a specific program instruction, and that knowing
noncompliance is a matter of official county board record, the commissioner may require
payment or recover from the county or counties, in the manner prescribed in clause (1), an
amount equal to the portion of the total disallowance that resulted from the noncompliance
and may distribute the balance of the disallowance according to clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (n) The commissioner shall develop and implement special projects that maximize
reimbursements and result in the recovery of money to the state. For the purpose of recovering
state money, the commissioner may enter into contracts with third parties. Any recoveries
that result from projects or contracts entered into under this paragraph shall be deposited
in the state treasury and credited to a special account until the balance in the account reaches
$1,000,000. When the balance in the account exceeds $1,000,000, the excess shall be
transferred and credited to the general fund. All money in the account is appropriated to the
commissioner for the purposes of this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (o) The commissioner has the authority to establish and enforce the following county
reporting requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner shall establish fiscal and statistical reporting requirements necessary
to account for the expenditure of funds allocated to counties for programs administered by
the commissioner. When establishing financial and statistical reporting requirements, the
commissioner shall evaluate all reports, in consultation with the counties, to determine if
the reports can be simplified or the number of reports can be reduced;
new text end

new text begin (2) the county board shall submit monthly or quarterly reports to the department as
required by the commissioner. Monthly reports are due no later than 15 working days after
the end of the month. Quarterly reports are due no later than 30 calendar days after the end
of the quarter, unless the commissioner determines that the deadline must be shortened to
20 calendar days to avoid jeopardizing compliance with federal deadlines or risking a loss
of federal funding. Only reports that are complete, legible, and in the required format shall
be accepted by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (3) if the required reports are not received by the deadlines established in clause (2), the
commissioner may delay payments and withhold funds from the county board until the next
reporting period. When the report is needed to account for the use of federal funds and the
late report results in a reduction in federal funding, the commissioner shall withhold from
the county boards with late reports an amount equal to the reduction in federal funding until
full federal funding is received;
new text end

new text begin (4) a county board that submits reports that are late, illegible, incomplete, or not in the
required format for two out of three consecutive reporting periods is considered
noncompliant. When a county board is found to be noncompliant, the commissioner shall
notify the county board of the reason the county board is considered noncompliant and
request that the county board develop a corrective action plan stating how the county board
plans to correct the problem. The corrective action plan must be submitted to the
commissioner within 45 days after the date the county board received notice of
noncompliance;
new text end

new text begin (5) the final deadline for fiscal reports or amendments to fiscal reports is one year after
the date the report was originally due. If the commissioner does not receive a report by the
final deadline, the county board forfeits the funding associated with the report for that
reporting period and the county board must repay any funds associated with the report
received for that reporting period;
new text end

new text begin (6) the commissioner may not delay payments, withhold funds, or require repayment
under clause (3) or (5) if the county demonstrates that the commissioner failed to provide
appropriate forms, guidelines, and technical assistance to enable the county to comply with
the requirements. If the county board disagrees with an action taken by the commissioner
under clause (3) or (5), the county board may appeal the action according to sections 14.57
to 14.69; and
new text end

new text begin (7) counties subject to withholding of funds under clause (3) or forfeiture or repayment
of funds under clause (5) shall not reduce or withhold benefits or services to clients to cover
costs incurred due to actions taken by the commissioner under clause (3) or (5).
new text end

new text begin (p) The commissioner shall allocate federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions for audit
exceptions when federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions are based on a statewide random
sample in direct proportion to each county's claim for that period.
new text end

new text begin (q) The commissioner is responsible for ensuring the detection, prevention, investigation,
and resolution of fraudulent activities or behavior by applicants, recipients, and other
participants in the programs administered by the department. The commissioner shall
cooperate with the commissioner of education to enforce the requirements for program
integrity and fraud prevention for investigation for child care assistance under chapter 142E.
new text end

new text begin (r) The commissioner shall require county agencies to identify overpayments, establish
claims, and utilize all available and cost-beneficial methodologies to collect and recover
these overpayments in the programs administered by the department.
new text end

new text begin (s) The commissioner shall develop recommended standards for child foster care homes
that address the components of specialized therapeutic services to be provided by child
foster care homes with those services.
new text end

new text begin (t) The commissioner shall authorize the method of payment to or from the department
as part of the programs administered by the department. This authorization includes the
receipt or disbursement of funds held by the department in a fiduciary capacity as part of
the programs administered by the department.
new text end

new text begin (u) In coordination with the commissioner of human services, the commissioner shall
create and provide county and Tribal agencies with blank applications, affidavits, and other
forms as necessary for public assistance programs.
new text end

new text begin (v) The commissioner shall cooperate with the federal government and its public welfare
agencies in any reasonable manner as may be necessary to qualify for federal aid for
temporary assistance for needy families and in conformity with Title I of Public Law 104-193,
the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and successor
amendments, including making reports that contain information required by the federal
Social Security Advisory Board and complying with any provisions the board may find
necessary to assure the correctness and verification of the reports.
new text end

new text begin (w) On or before January 15 in each even-numbered year, the commissioner shall make
a biennial report to the governor concerning the activities of the agency.
new text end

new text begin (x) The commissioner shall enter into agreements with other departments of the state as
necessary to meet all requirements of the federal government.
new text end

new text begin (y) The commissioner may cooperate with other state agencies in establishing reciprocal
agreements in instances where a child receiving Minnesota family investment program
(MFIP) assistance or its out-of-state equivalent moves or contemplates moving into or out
of the state, in order that the child may continue to receive MFIP or equivalent aid from the
state moved from until the child has resided for one year in the state moved to.
new text end

new text begin (z) The commissioner shall provide appropriate technical assistance to county agencies
to develop methods to have county financial workers remind and encourage recipients of
aid to families with dependent children, the Minnesota family investment program, the
Minnesota family investment plan, family general assistance, or SNAP benefits whose
assistance unit includes at least one child under the age of five to have each young child
immunized against childhood diseases. The commissioner must examine the feasibility of
utilizing the capacity of a statewide computer system to assist county agency financial
workers in performing this function at appropriate intervals.
new text end

new text begin (aa) The commissioner shall have the power and authority to accept on behalf of the
state contributions and gifts for the use and benefit of children under the guardianship or
custody of the commissioner. The commissioner may also receive and accept on behalf of
such children money due and payable to them as old age and survivors insurance benefits,
veterans benefits, pensions, or other such monetary benefits. Gifts, contributions, pensions,
and benefits under this paragraph must be deposited in and disbursed from the social welfare
fund provided for in sections 256.88 to 256.92.
new text end

new text begin (bb) The specific enumeration of powers and duties in this section must not be construed
to be a limitation upon the general powers granted to the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Subpoena power. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may administer oaths and affirmations,
take depositions, certify to official acts, and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of
individuals and the production of documents and other personal property necessary in
connection with the administration of programs administered by the Department of Children,
Youth, and Families.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fees for service of a subpoena in paragraph (a) must be paid in the same manner
as prescribed by law for a service of process issued by a district court. Witnesses must
receive the same fees and mileage as in civil actions.
new text end

new text begin (c) The subpoena in paragraph (a) shall be enforceable through the district court in the
district where the subpoena is issued.
new text end

new text begin (d) A subpoena issued under this subdivision must state that the person to whom the
subpoena is directed may not disclose the fact that the subpoena was issued or the fact that
the requested records have been given to law enforcement personnel or agents of the
commissioner except:
new text end

new text begin (1) insofar as the disclosure is necessary and agreed upon by the commissioner, to find
and disclose the records; or
new text end

new text begin (2) pursuant to court order.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Advisory task forces. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may appoint advisory task forces to
provide consultation on any of the programs under the commissioner's administration and
supervision. A task force shall expire and the compensation, terms of office and removal
of members shall be as provided in section 15.059. Notwithstanding section 15.059, the
commissioner may pay a per diem of $35 to consumers and family members whose
participation is needed in legislatively authorized state-level task forces, and whose
participation on the task force is not as a paid representative of any agency, organization,
or association.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Centralized disbursement system. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may establish a system
for the centralized disbursement of benefits administered by the commissioner as well as
any related documents. Benefits must be issued by the state or county subject to section
142A.10.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Contracting with financial institutions. new text end

new text begin The state agency may contract with
banks or other financial institutions to provide services associated with the processing of
public assistance checks and may pay a service fee for these services, provided the fee
charged does not exceed the fee charged to other customers of the institution for similar
services.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin American Indian child welfare projects. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of children,
youth, and families may authorize projects to initiate Tribal delivery of child welfare services
to American Indian children and their parents and custodians living on the reservation. The
commissioner has authority to solicit and determine which Tribes may participate in a
project. Grants may be issued to Minnesota Indian Tribes to support the projects. The
commissioner may waive existing state rules as needed to accomplish the projects. The
commissioner may authorize projects to use alternative methods of (1) screening,
investigating, and assessing reports of child maltreatment, and (2) administrative
reconsideration, administrative appeal, and judicial appeal of maltreatment determinations,
provided the alternative methods used by the projects comply with the provisions of sections
142A.20 and 256.045 and chapter 260E that deal with the rights of individuals who are the
subjects of reports or investigations, including notice and appeal rights and data practices
requirements. The commissioner shall only authorize alternative methods that comply with
the public policy under section 260E.01. The commissioner may seek any federal approval
necessary to carry out the projects as well as seek and use any funds available to the
commissioner, including use of federal funds, foundation funds, existing grant funds, and
other funds. The commissioner is authorized to advance state funds as necessary to operate
the projects. Federal reimbursement applicable to the projects is appropriated to the
commissioner for the purposes of the projects. The projects must be required to address
responsibility for safety, permanency, and well-being of children.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, "American Indian child" means a person under 21
years old and who is a Tribal member or eligible for membership in one of the Tribes chosen
for a project under this subdivision and who is residing on the reservation of that Tribe.
new text end

new text begin (c) In order to qualify for an American Indian child welfare project, a Tribe must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be one of the existing Tribes with reservation land in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) have a Tribal court with jurisdiction over child custody proceedings;
new text end

new text begin (3) have a substantial number of children for whom determinations of maltreatment have
occurred;
new text end

new text begin (4)(i) have capacity to respond to reports of abuse and neglect under chapter 260E; or
(ii) have codified the Tribe's screening, investigation, and assessment of reports of child
maltreatment procedures, if authorized to use an alternative method by the commissioner
under paragraph (a);
new text end

new text begin (5) provide a wide range of services to families in need of child welfare services;
new text end

new text begin (6) have a Tribal-state title IV-E agreement in effect; and
new text end

new text begin (7) enter into host Tribal contracts pursuant to section 142A.07, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (d) Grants awarded under this section may be used for the nonfederal costs of providing
child welfare services to American Indian children on the Tribe's reservation, including
costs associated with:
new text end

new text begin (1) assessment and prevention of child abuse and neglect;
new text end

new text begin (2) family preservation;
new text end

new text begin (3) facilitative, supportive, and reunification services;
new text end

new text begin (4) out-of-home placement for children removed from the home for child protective
purposes; and
new text end

new text begin (5) other activities and services approved by the commissioner that further the goals of
providing safety, permanency, and well-being of American Indian children.
new text end

new text begin (e) When a Tribe has initiated a project and has been approved by the commissioner to
assume child welfare responsibilities for American Indian children of that Tribe under this
section, the affected county social service agency is relieved of responsibility for responding
to reports of abuse and neglect under chapter 260E for those children during the time within
which the Tribal project is in effect and funded. The commissioner shall work with Tribes
and affected counties to develop procedures for data collection, evaluation, and clarification
of ongoing role and financial responsibilities of the county and Tribe for child welfare
services prior to initiation of the project. Children who have not been identified by the Tribe
as participating in the project shall remain the responsibility of the county. Nothing in this
section shall alter responsibilities of the county for law enforcement or court services.
new text end

new text begin (f) Participating Tribes may conduct children's mental health screenings under section
245.4874, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (12), for children who are eligible for the
initiative and living on the reservation and who meet one of the following criteria:
new text end

new text begin (1) the child must be receiving child protective services;
new text end

new text begin (2) the child must be in foster care; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the child's parents must have had parental rights suspended or terminated.
new text end

new text begin Tribes may access reimbursement from available state funds for conducting the screenings.
Nothing in this section shall alter responsibilities of the county for providing services under
section 245.487.
new text end

new text begin (g) Participating Tribes may establish a local child mortality review panel. In establishing
a local child mortality review panel, the Tribe agrees to conduct local child mortality reviews
for child deaths or near-fatalities occurring on the reservation under subdivision 7. Tribes
with established child mortality review panels shall have access to nonpublic data and shall
protect nonpublic data under subdivision 7, paragraphs (c) to (e). The Tribe shall provide
written notice to the commissioner and affected counties when a local child mortality review
panel has been established and shall provide data upon request of the commissioner for
purposes of sharing nonpublic data with members of the state child mortality review panel
in connection to an individual case.
new text end

new text begin (h) The commissioner shall collect information on outcomes relating to child safety,
permanency, and well-being of American Indian children who are served in the projects.
Participating Tribes must provide information to the state in a format and completeness
deemed acceptable by the state to meet state and federal reporting requirements.
new text end

new text begin (i) In consultation with the White Earth Band, the commissioner shall develop and submit
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over health and human services a plan to transfer legal responsibility for providing child
protective services to White Earth Band member children residing in Hennepin County to
the White Earth Band. The plan shall include a financing proposal, definitions of key terms,
statutory amendments required, and other provisions required to implement the plan.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Information for persons with limited English-language proficiency. new text end

new text begin The
commissioner shall implement a procedure for public assistance applicants and recipients
to identify a language preference other than English in order to receive information pertaining
to the public assistance programs in that preferred language.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Appropriation transfers to be reported. new text end

new text begin When the commissioner transfers
operational money between programs under section 16A.285, in addition to the requirements
of that section the commissioner must provide the chairs of the legislative committees that
have jurisdiction over the agency's budget with sufficient detail to identify the account to
which the money was originally appropriated, and the account to which the money is being
transferred.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Immigration status verifications. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any waiver of this
requirement by the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
the commissioner shall utilize the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)
program to conduct immigration status verifications:
new text end

new text begin (1) as required under United States Code, title 8, section 1642; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for all applicants for food assistance benefits, whether under the federal SNAP, the
MFIP or work first program, or the Minnesota food assistance program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall comply with the reporting requirements under United States
Code, title 42, section 611a, and any federal regulation or guidance adopted under that law.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Public Assistance Reporting Information System. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
shall comply with the federal requirements in Public Law 110-379 in implementing the
Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) to determine eligibility for all
individuals applying for public benefits under chapter 142E and the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall determine eligibility under paragraph (a) by performing data
matches, including matching with medical assistance, cash, child care, and supplemental
assistance programs operated by other states.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Drug convictions. new text end

new text begin (a) The state court administrator shall provide a report
every six months by electronic means to the commissioner of children, youth, and families,
including the name, address, date of birth, and, if available, driver's license or state
identification card number, date of the sentence, effective date of the sentence, and county
in which the conviction occurred, of each person convicted of a felony under chapter 152,
except for convictions under section 152.0263 or 152.0264, during the previous six months.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall determine whether the individuals who are the subject of
the data reported under paragraph (a) are receiving public assistance under chapter 142F or
142G, and if an individual is receiving assistance under chapter 142F or 142G, the
commissioner shall instruct the county to proceed under section 142G.18 or 256D.024,
whichever is applicable, for this individual.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall not retain any data received under paragraph (a) that does
not relate to an individual receiving publicly funded assistance under chapter 142G or 256D.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Data sharing with Department of Children, Youth, and Families; multiple
identification cards.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety shall, on a monthly basis,
provide the commissioner of children, youth, and families with the first, middle, and last
name, the address, date of birth, driver's license or state identification card number, and all
photographs or electronically produced images of all applicants and holders whose drivers'
licenses and state identification cards have been canceled under section 171.14, paragraph
(a), clause (2) or (3), by the commissioner of public safety. After the initial data report has
been provided by the commissioner of public safety to the commissioner of children, youth,
and families under this paragraph, subsequent reports shall only include cancellations that
occurred after the end date of the cancellations represented in the previous data report.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of children, youth, and families shall compare the information
provided under paragraph (a) with the commissioner's data regarding recipients of all public
assistance programs managed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to
determine whether any individual with multiple identification cards issued by the Department
of Public Safety has illegally or improperly enrolled in any public assistance program
managed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the commissioner of children, youth, and families determines that an applicant or
recipient has illegally or improperly enrolled in any public assistance program, the
commissioner shall provide all due process protections to the individual before terminating
the individual from the program according to applicable statute and notifying the county
attorney.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Data sharing with Department of Children, Youth, and Families; legal
presence date.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety shall, on a monthly basis, provide
the commissioner of children, youth, and families with the first, middle, and last name, and
address, date of birth, and driver's license or state identification card number of all applicants
and holders of drivers' licenses and state identification cards whose temporary legal presence
date has expired and as a result the driver's license or identification card has been accordingly
canceled under section 171.14 by the commissioner of public safety.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of children, youth, and families shall use the information provided
under paragraph (a) to determine whether the eligibility of any recipients of public assistance
programs managed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families has changed as a
result of the status change in the Department of Public Safety data.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the commissioner of children, youth, and families determines that a recipient has
illegally or improperly received benefits from any public assistance program, the
commissioner shall provide all due process protections to the individual before terminating
the individual from the program according to applicable statute and notifying the county
attorney.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Homeless services. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of children, youth, and families may
contract directly with nonprofit organizations providing homeless services in two or more
counties.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Nonstate funding for program costs. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding sections 16A.013 to
16A.016, the commissioner may accept, on behalf of the state, additional funding from
sources other than state funds for the purpose of financing the cost of assistance program
grants or nongrant administration. All additional funding is appropriated to the commissioner
for use as designated by the grantor of funding.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Systems continuity. new text end

new text begin In the event of disruption of technical systems or computer
operations, the commissioner may use available grant appropriations to ensure continuity
of payments for maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of clients served by programs
administered by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Grant funds must be
used in a manner consistent with the original intent of the appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Federal administrative reimbursement dedicated. new text end

new text begin Federal administrative
reimbursement resulting from the federal child support grant expenditures authorized under
United States Code, title 42, section 1315, is appropriated to the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin DCYF receipt center accounting. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may transfer
appropriations to, and account for DCYF receipt center operations in, the special revenue
fund.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Nonfederal share transfers. new text end

new text begin The nonfederal share of activities for which
federal administrative reimbursement is appropriated to the commissioner may be transferred
to the special revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Interview expenses. new text end

new text begin Job applicants for professional, administrative, or highly
technical positions recruited by the commissioner may be reimbursed for necessary travel
expenses to and from interviews arranged by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Changes to grant programs. new text end

new text begin Prior to implementing any substantial changes
to a grant funding formula disbursed through allocations administered by the commissioner,
the commissioner must provide a report on the nature of the changes, the effect the changes
will have, whether any funding will change, and other relevant information, to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over children,
youth, and families. The report must be provided prior to the start of a regular session, and
the proposed changes cannot be implemented until after the adjournment of that regular
session.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 27. new text end

new text begin Federal grants for Minnesota Indians. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of children, youth,
and families is authorized to enter into contracts with the United States Departments of
Health and Human Services, Education, and Interior, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for
the purpose of receiving federal grants for the support of Minnesota's Indian communities.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Reimbursement of counties for certain Indian benefits costs. new text end

new text begin (a) The
commissioner, to the extent that state and federal money is available, shall reimburse any
county for all benefits costs expended by the county to any Indian who is an enrolled member
of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and resides upon the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The
commissioner may advance payments to a county on an estimated basis subject to audit and
adjustment at the end of each state fiscal year. Reimbursements shall be prorated if the state
appropriation for this purpose is insufficient to provide full reimbursement.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may promulgate rules for the carrying out of the provisions of
this subdivision and may negotiate for and accept grants from the United States government
for the purposes of this section.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Rules on physical control of clients for facilities. new text end

new text begin For any applicable facility
licensed or operated by the commissioner, the commissioner shall abide by and enforce the
nonrulemaking provisions of sections 245.825 and 245.8251 and any rules adopted by the
commissioner of human services pursuant to those sections. The commissioner shall
cooperate with the commissioner of human services in any data collection and reviews of
rules related to sections 245.825 and 245.8251.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Court-awarded funds; disposition. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall notify the
house of representatives Ways and Means and senate Finance Committees of the terms of
any contractual arrangement entered into by the commissioner and the attorney general,
pursuant to an order of any court of law that provides for the receipt of funds by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any funds recovered or received by the commissioner pursuant to an order of any
court of law shall be placed in the general fund.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 142A.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Donated funds from private postsecondary institutions. new text end

new text begin The commissioner
may accept, on behalf of the state, funds donated from private postsecondary institutions,
as the state's share in claiming federal Title IV-E reimbursement, to support the Child
Welfare State/University Partnership, consistent with Code of Federal Regulations, title 45,
chapter 235, section 235.66, Sources of State Funds, if the funds:
new text end

new text begin (1) are transferred to the state and under the state's administrative control;
new text end

new text begin (2) are donated with no restriction that the funds be used for the training of a particular
individual or at a particular facility or institution; and
new text end

new text begin (3) do not revert to the donor's facility or use.
new text end

Sec. 28.

new text begin [142A.06] ADMINISTRATION OF FEDERAL GRANTS-IN-AID.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Administration of grants-in-aid. new text end

new text begin If, when and during such time as
grants-in-aid are provided by the federal government for relief of the poor and accepted by
this state, such aid shall be administered pursuant to and in accordance with rules promulgated
and adopted by the commissioner of children, youth, and families; and during such time
any provision of Minnesota Statutes 1945, chapter 261, as amended by Laws 1947, chapter
546, of Minnesota Statutes 1945, chapter 262, and of Minnesota Statutes 1945, chapter 263,
in conflict with such rules shall be and remain, to the extent of such conflict, inoperative
and suspended.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Treatment of grants-in-aid. new text end

new text begin Grants-in-aid received from the federal government
for any welfare, assistance or relief program or for administration under the jurisdiction of
the commissioner shall, in the first instance, be credited to a federal grant fund and shall be
transferred therefrom to the credit of the commissioner in the appropriate account upon
certification of the commissioner that the amounts so requested to be transferred have been
earned or are required for the purposes and programs intended. Moneys received by the
federal grant fund need not be budgeted as such, provided transfers from the fund are
budgeted for allotment purposes in the appropriate appropriations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Securing grants-in-aid. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall negotiate with the federal
government, or any agency, bureau, or department thereof, for the purpose of securing or
obtaining any grants or aids. Any grants or aids thus secured or received are appropriated
to the commissioner and made available for the uses and purposes for which they were
received but shall be used to reduce the direct appropriations provided by law unless federal
law prohibits such action or unless the commissioner obtains approval of the governor who
shall seek the advice of the Legislative Advisory Commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exclusion. new text end

new text begin This section does not apply to federal grants or aids received from
the United States Department of Education.
new text end

Sec. 29.

new text begin [142A.07] GRANTS AND PURCHASE OF SERVICE CONTRACTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authority. new text end

new text begin The local agency may purchase community social services
by grant or purchase of service contract from agencies or individuals approved as vendors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties of local agency. new text end

new text begin The local agency must:
new text end

new text begin (1) use a written grant or purchase of service contract when purchasing community social
services. Every grant and purchase of service contract must be completed, signed, and
approved by all parties to the agreement, including the county board, unless the county
board has designated the local agency to sign on its behalf. No service shall be provided
before the effective date of the grant or purchase of service contract;
new text end

new text begin (2) determine a client's eligibility for purchased services, or delegate the responsibility
for making the preliminary determination to the approved vendor under the terms of the
grant or purchase of service contract;
new text end

new text begin (3) ensure the development of an individual social service plan based on the client's
needs;
new text end

new text begin (4) monitor purchased services and evaluate grants and contracts on the basis of client
outcomes; and
new text end

new text begin (5) purchase only from approved vendors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Local agency criteria. new text end

new text begin When the local agency chooses to purchase community
social services from a vendor that is not subject to state licensing laws or department rules,
the local agency must establish written criteria for vendor approval to ensure the health,
safety, and well being of clients.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Case records and reporting requirements. new text end

new text begin Case records and data reporting
requirements for grants and purchased services are the same as case record and data reporting
requirements for direct services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Files. new text end

new text begin The local agency must keep an administrative file for each grant and
contract.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Contracting within and across county lines; lead county contracts; lead
Tribal contracts.
new text end

new text begin (a) Paragraphs (b) to (f) govern contracting within and across county
lines and lead county contracts. Paragraphs (b) to (f) govern contracting within and across
reservation boundaries and lead Tribal contracts for initiative Tribes under section 142A.03,
subdivision 9. For purposes of this subdivision, "local agency" includes a Tribe or a county
agency.
new text end

new text begin (b) Once a local agency and an approved vendor execute a contract that meets the
requirements of this subdivision, the contract governs all other purchases of service from
the vendor by all other local agencies for the term of the contract. The local agency that
negotiated and entered into the contract becomes the lead Tribe or county for the contract.
new text end

new text begin (c) When the local agency in the county or reservation where a vendor is located wants
to purchase services from that vendor and the vendor has no contract with the local agency
or any other Tribe or county, the local agency must negotiate and execute a contract with
the vendor.
new text end

new text begin (d) When a local agency wants to purchase services from a vendor located in another
county or reservation, it must notify the local agency in the county or reservation where the
vendor is located. Within 30 days of being notified, the local agency in the vendor's county
or reservation must:
new text end

new text begin (1) if it has a contract with the vendor, send a copy to the inquiring local agency;
new text end

new text begin (2) if there is a contract with the vendor for which another local agency is the lead Tribe
or county, identify the lead Tribe or county to the inquiring agency; or
new text end

new text begin (3) if no local agency has a contract with the vendor, inform the inquiring agency whether
it will negotiate a contract and become the lead Tribe or county. If the agency where the
vendor is located will not negotiate a contract with the vendor because of concerns related
to clients' health and safety, the agency must share those concerns with the inquiring local
agency.
new text end

new text begin (e) If the local agency in the county where the vendor is located declines to negotiate a
contract with the vendor or fails to respond within 30 days of receiving the notification
under paragraph (d), the inquiring agency is authorized to negotiate a contract and must
notify the local agency that declined or failed to respond.
new text end

new text begin (f) When the inquiring local agency under paragraph (e) becomes the lead Tribe or
county for a contract and the contract expires and needs to be renegotiated, that Tribe or
county must again follow the requirements under paragraph (d) and notify the local agency
where the vendor is located. The local agency where the vendor is located has the option
of becoming the lead Tribe or county for the new contract. If the local agency does not
exercise the option, paragraph (e) applies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Contracting for performance. new text end

new text begin A local agency may negotiate a supplemental
agreement to a contract executed between a lead agency and an approved vendor under
subdivision 6 for the purposes of contracting for specific performance. The supplemental
agreement may augment the lead contract requirements and rates for services authorized
by that local agency only. The additional provisions must be negotiated with the vendor
and designed to encourage successful, timely, and cost-effective outcomes for clients, and
may establish incentive payments, penalties, performance-related reporting requirements,
and similar conditions. The per diem rate allowed under this subdivision must not be less
than the rate established in the lead county contract. Nothing in the supplemental agreement
between a local agency and an approved vendor binds the lead agency or other local agencies
to the terms and conditions of the supplemental agreement.
new text end

Sec. 30.

new text begin [142A.08] PLAIN LANGUAGE IN WRITTEN MATERIALS.
new text end

new text begin (a) To the extent reasonable and consistent with the goals of providing easily
understandable and readable materials and complying with federal and state laws governing
the programs, all written materials relating to services and determinations of eligibility for
or amounts of benefits that will be given to applicants for or recipients of assistance under
a program administered or supervised by the commissioner must be understandable to a
person who reads at the seventh-grade level, using the Flesch scale analysis readability
score as determined under section 72C.09.
new text end

new text begin (b) All written materials relating to determinations of eligibility for or amounts of benefits
that will be given to applicants for or recipients of assistance under programs administered
or supervised by the commissioner must be developed to satisfy the plain language
requirements of the Plain Language Contract Act under sections 325G.29 to 325G.36.
Materials may be submitted to the attorney general for review and certification.
Notwithstanding section 325G.35, subdivision 1, the attorney general shall review submitted
materials to determine whether they comply with the requirements of section 325G.31. The
remedies available pursuant to sections 8.31 and 325G.33 to 325G.36 do not apply to these
materials. Failure to comply with this section does not provide a basis for suspending the
implementation or operation of other laws governing programs administered by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) The requirements of this section do not apply to materials that must be submitted to
a federal agency for approval, to the extent that application of the requirements prevents
federal approval.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit a lawsuit brought to require the
commissioner to comply with this section or to affect individual appeal rights granted
pursuant to section 256.045.
new text end

Sec. 31.

new text begin [142A.09] BACKGROUND STUDIES ON LICENSEES AND OTHER
PERSONNEL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Background studies required. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of children, youth,
and families shall contract with the commissioner of human services to conduct background
studies of individuals specified in section 245C.03, subdivision 1, affiliated with:
new text end

new text begin (1) a facility or program licensed or seeking a license under chapter 142B;
new text end

new text begin (2) a license-exempt child care center certified under chapter 142C; or
new text end

new text begin (3) a legal nonlicensed child care provider authorized under chapter 142E.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Responsibilities of commissioner of human services. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
of human services shall conduct the background studies required by subdivision 1 in
compliance with the provisions of chapter 245C. The commissioner of human services shall
provide necessary forms and instructions, shall conduct the necessary background studies
of individuals, and shall provide notification of the results of the studies to the facilities,
individuals, and the commissioner of children, youth, and families.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner of human services determines that an individual is disqualified
pursuant to chapter 245C, the commissioner of human services shall notify the license
holder; the commissioner of children, youth, and families; and the individual and shall
inform the individual of the right to request a reconsideration of the disqualification.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reconsiderations. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 245C, the
commissioner of children, youth, and families shall review and decide reconsideration
requests, including requests for variances, for all background studies of individuals in
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), except for facilities or programs that are also licensed by the
commissioner of human services. The commissioner of children, youth, and families must
review and decide reconsideration requests in accordance with the procedures and criteria
contained in chapter 245C.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of human services is solely responsible for reviewing and deciding
a reconsideration request for a background study of an individual affiliated with a facility
or program licensed or certified by both the commissioner of children, youth, and families
and the commissioner of human services.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of children, youth, and family's decision must be provided to the
individual and to the commissioner of human services. The commissioner's decision to grant
or deny a reconsideration of disqualification is the final administrative agency action, except
under the circumstances described in sections 245C.25, 245C.27, and 245C.28, subdivision
3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Responsibilities of facilities and programs. new text end

new text begin Facilities and programs described
in subdivision 1 shall be responsible for cooperating with the departments in implementing
the provisions of this section. The responsibilities imposed on applicants, certification
holders, and licensees under chapters 245A and 245C shall apply to these facilities. The
provision of section 245C.09 shall apply to the refusal to cooperate with the completion of
the background studies by an applicant, a licensee, a registrant, or an individual.
new text end

Sec. 32.

new text begin [142A.10] COMPLIANCE SYSTEM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall coordinate with the commissioner of human services to
administer the compliance system in section 256.017.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall administer the compliance system for the Minnesota family
investment program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the child
care assistance program, and all other programs administered by the commissioner or on
behalf of the commissioner under the powers and authorities named in section 142A.03,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) The purpose of this section is to permit the commissioner to supervise the
administration of public assistance programs; to enforce timely and accurate distribution
of benefits, completeness of service, and efficient and effective program management and
operations; to increase uniformity and consistency in the administration and delivery of
public assistance programs throughout the state; and to reduce the possibility of sanctions
and fiscal disallowances for noncompliance with federal regulations and state statutes. The
commissioner, or the commissioner's representative, may issue administrative subpoenas
as needed in administering the compliance system.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall utilize training, technical assistance, and monitoring activities,
as specified in section 142A.03, subdivision 2, to encourage county agency compliance
with written policies and procedures.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall coordinate with the commissioner of human services in
funding and awarding grants from the county public assistance incentive fund under section
256.018.
new text end

Sec. 33.

new text begin [142A.11] COUNTY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE INCENTIVE FUND.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of children, youth, and families, in coordination with the
commissioner of human services, shall grant incentive awards of money specifically
appropriated for this purpose to counties that: (1) have not been assessed an administrative
penalty under section 256.017 in the corresponding fiscal year; and (2) perform satisfactorily
according to indicators established by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) After consultation with county agencies, the commissioner shall inform county
agencies in writing of the performance indicators that govern the awarding of the incentive
fund for each fiscal year by April of the preceding fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may set performance indicators to govern the awarding of the
total fund, may allocate portions of the fund to be awarded by unique indicators, or may set
a sole indicator to govern the awarding of funds.
new text end

new text begin (d) The funds shall be awarded to qualifying county agencies according to their share
of benefits for the programs related to the performance indicators governing the distribution
of the fund or part of the fund as compared to the total benefits of all qualifying county
agencies for the programs related to the performance indicators governing the distribution
of the fund or part of the fund.
new text end

Sec. 34.

new text begin [142A.12] LIMITS ON RECEIVING PUBLIC FUNDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin (a) If a provider, vendor, or individual enrolled, licensed,
receiving funds under a grant contract, or registered in any program administered by the
commissioner, including under the commissioner's powers and authorities in section 142A.03,
is excluded from that program, the commissioner shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) prohibit the excluded provider, vendor, or individual from enrolling, becoming
licensed, receiving grant funds, or registering in any other program administered by the
commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (2) disenroll, revoke or suspend a license, disqualify, or debar the excluded provider,
vendor, or individual in any other program administered by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a provider, vendor, or individual enrolled, licensed, receiving funds under a grant
contract, or registered in any program administered by the commissioner, including under
the commissioner's powers and authorities in section 142A.03, is excluded from that program,
the commissioner may:
new text end

new text begin (1) prohibit any associated entities or associated individuals from enrolling, becoming
licensed, receiving grant funds, or registering in any other program administered by the
commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (2) disenroll, revoke or suspend a license of, disqualify, or debar any associated entities
or associated individuals in any other program administered by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a provider, vendor, or individual enrolled, licensed, or otherwise receiving funds
under any contract or registered in any program administered by a Minnesota state or federal
agency is excluded from that program, the commissioner of children, youth, and families
may:
new text end

new text begin (1) prohibit the excluded provider, vendor, individual, or any associated entities or
associated individuals from enrolling, becoming licensed, receiving grant funds, or registering
in any program administered by the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (2) disenroll, revoke or suspend a license of, disqualify, or debar the excluded provider,
vendor, individual, or any associated entities or associated individuals in any program
administered by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (d) The duration of a prohibition, disenrollment, revocation, suspension, disqualification,
or debarment under paragraph (a) must last for the longest applicable sanction or
disqualifying period in effect for the provider, vendor, or individual permitted by state or
federal law. The duration of a prohibition, disenrollment, revocation, suspension,
disqualification, or debarment under paragraphs (b) and (c) may last until up to the longest
applicable sanction or disqualifying period in effect for the provider, vendor, individual,
associated entity, or associated individual as permitted by state or federal law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions have the
meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Associated entity" means a provider or vendor owned or controlled by an excluded
individual.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Associated individual" means an individual or entity that has a relationship with
the business or its owners or controlling individuals, such that the individual or entity would
have knowledge of the financial practices of the program in question.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Excluded" means removed under other authorities from a program administered by
a Minnesota state or federal agency, including a final determination to stop payments.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Individual" means a natural person providing products or services as a provider or
vendor.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Provider" means any entity, individual, owner, controlling individual, license holder,
director, or managerial official of an entity receiving payment from a program administered
by a Minnesota state or federal agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notice. new text end

new text begin Within five days of taking an action under subdivision (1), paragraph
(a), (b), or (c), against a provider, vendor, individual, associated individual, or associated
entity, the commissioner must send notice of the action to the provider, vendor, individual,
associated individual, or associated entity. The notice must state:
new text end

new text begin (1) the basis for the action;
new text end

new text begin (2) the effective date of the action;
new text end

new text begin (3) the right to appeal the action; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the requirements and procedures for reinstatement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Appeal. new text end

new text begin Upon receipt of a notice under subdivision 3, a provider, vendor,
individual, associated individual, or associated entity may request a contested case hearing,
as defined in section 14.02, subdivision 3, by filing with the commissioner a written request
of appeal. The scope of any contested case hearing is solely limited to action taken under
this section. The commissioner must receive the appeal request no later than 30 days after
the date the notice was mailed to the provider, vendor, individual, associated individual, or
associated entity. The appeal request must specify:
new text end

new text begin (1) each disputed item and the reason for the dispute;
new text end

new text begin (2) the authority in statute or rule upon which the provider, vendor, individual, associated
individual, or associated entity relies for each disputed item;
new text end

new text begin (3) the name and address of the person or entity with whom contacts may be made
regarding the appeal; and
new text end

new text begin (4) any other information required by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Withholding of payments. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as otherwise provided by state or federal
law, the commissioner may withhold payments to a provider, vendor, individual, associated
individual, or associated entity in any program administered by the commissioner if the
commissioner determines there is a credible allegation of fraud for which an investigation
is pending for a program administered by a Minnesota state or federal agency.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "credible allegation of fraud" means an allegation
that has been verified by the commissioner from any source, including but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) fraud hotline complaints;
new text end

new text begin (2) claims data mining;
new text end

new text begin (3) patterns identified through provider audits, civil false claims cases, and law
enforcement investigations; and
new text end

new text begin (4) court filings and other legal documents, including but not limited to police reports,
complaints, indictments, informations, affidavits, declarations, and search warrants.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must send notice of the withholding of payments within five days
of taking such action. The notice must:
new text end

new text begin (1) state that payments are being withheld according to this subdivision;
new text end

new text begin (2) set forth the general allegations related to the withholding action, except the notice
need not disclose specific information concerning an ongoing investigation;
new text end

new text begin (3) state that the withholding is for a temporary period and cite the circumstances under
which the withholding will be terminated; and
new text end

new text begin (4) inform the provider, vendor, individual, associated individual, or associated entity
of the right to submit written evidence to contest the withholding action for consideration
by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (d) If the commissioner withholds payments under this subdivision, the provider, vendor,
individual, associated individual, or associated entity has a right to request administrative
reconsideration. A request for administrative reconsideration must be made in writing, state
with specificity the reasons the payment withholding decision is in error, and include
documents to support the request. Within 60 days from receipt of the request, the
commissioner shall judiciously review allegations, facts, evidence available to the
commissioner, and information submitted by the provider, vendor, individual, associated
individual, or associated entity to determine whether the payment withholding should remain
in place.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall stop withholding payments if the commissioner determines
there is insufficient evidence of fraud by the provider, vendor, individual, associated
individual, or associated entity or when legal proceedings relating to the alleged fraud are
completed, unless the commissioner has sent notice under subdivision 3 to the provider,
vendor, individual, associated individual, or associated entity.
new text end

new text begin (f) The withholding of payments is a temporary action and is not subject to appeal under
section 142A.21 or chapter 14.
new text end

Sec. 35.

new text begin [142A.13] ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER CARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. new text end

new text begin Cash benefits for the general
assistance and Minnesota supplemental aid programs under chapter 256D and programs
under chapter 142G must be issued on an EBT card with the name of the head of household
printed on the card. The card must include the following statement: "It is unlawful to use
this card to purchase tobacco products or alcoholic beverages." This card must be issued
within 30 calendar days of an eligibility determination. During the initial 30 calendar days
of eligibility, a recipient may have cash benefits issued on an EBT card without a name
printed on the card. This card may be the same card on which Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are issued and does not need to meet the requirements
of this section.
new text end

Sec. 36.

new text begin [142A.14] TAX REBATES.
new text end

new text begin Any federal or state tax rebate received by a recipient of a public assistance program
shall not be counted as income or as an asset for purposes of any of the public assistance
programs under this chapter or any other chapter, including, but not limited to, chapter
142E, 142F, and 142G to the extent permitted under federal law.
new text end

Sec. 37.

new text begin [142A.15] PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LIEN ON RECIPIENT'S CAUSE OF
ACTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin State agency has lien. new text end

new text begin When the state agency provides, pays for, or
becomes liable for medical care or furnishes subsistence or other payments to a person, the
agency shall have a lien for the cost of the care and payments on any and all causes of action
or recovery rights under any policy, plan, or contract providing benefits for health care or
injury that accrue to the person to whom the care or payments were furnished, or to the
person's legal representatives, as a result of the occurrence that necessitated the medical
care, subsistence, or other payments. For purposes of this section, "state agency" includes
prepaid health plans under contract with the commissioner according to sections 256B.69,
256L.01, subdivision 7, 256L.03, subdivision 6, and 256L.12, and Minnesota Statutes 2009
Supplement, section 256D.03, subdivision 4, paragraph (c); children's mental health
collaboratives under section 245.493; demonstration projects for persons with disabilities
under section 256B.77; nursing homes reimbursed under chapter 256R; and county-based
purchasing entities under section 256B.692.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Perfection; enforcement. new text end

new text begin (a) The state agency may perfect and enforce its lien
under sections 514.69, 514.70, and 514.71, and must file the verified lien statement with
the appropriate court administrator in the county of financial responsibility. The verified
lien statement must contain the following: the name and address of the person to whom
medical care, subsistence, or other payment was furnished; the date of injury; the name and
address of vendors furnishing medical care; the dates of the service or payment; the amount
claimed to be due for the care or payment; and to the best of the state agency's knowledge,
the names and addresses of all persons, firms, or corporations claimed to be liable for
damages arising from the injuries.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not affect the priority of any attorney's lien. The state agency is
not subject to any limitations period referred to in section 514.69 or 514.71 and has one
year from the date notice is first received by it under subdivision 4, paragraph (c), even if
the notice is untimely, or one year from the date medical bills are first paid by the state
agency, whichever is later, to file its verified lien statement. The state agency may commence
an action to enforce the lien within one year of (1) the date the notice required by subdivision
4, paragraph (c), is received, or (2) the date the person's cause of action is concluded by
judgment, award, settlement, or otherwise, whichever is later.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the notice required in subdivision 4 is not provided by any of the parties to the
claim at any stage of the claim, the state agency will have one year from the date the state
agency learns of the lack of notice to commence an action. If amounts on the claim or cause
of action are paid and the amount required to be paid to the state agency under subdivision
5 is not paid to the state agency, the state agency may commence an action to recover on
the lien against any or all of the parties or entities that have either paid or received the
payments.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Prosecutor. new text end

new text begin (a) The attorney general shall represent the commissioner to enforce
the lien created under this section or, if no action has been brought, may initiate and prosecute
an independent action on behalf of the commissioner against a person, firm, or corporation
that may be liable to the person to whom the care or payment was furnished.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any prepaid health plan providing services under sections 256B.69 and 256L.12 and
Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 256D.03, subdivision 4, paragraph (c);
children's mental health collaboratives under section 245.493; demonstration projects for
persons with disabilities under section 256B.77; nursing homes reimbursed under chapter
256R; or the county-based purchasing entity providing services under section 256B.692
may retain legal representation to enforce their lien created under this section or, if no action
has been brought, may initiate and prosecute an independent action on their behalf against
a person, firm, or corporation that may be liable to the person to whom the care or payment
was furnished.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Notice. new text end

new text begin (a) The state agency must be given notice of monetary claims against
a person, firm, or corporation that may be liable in damages to the injured person when the
state agency has paid for or become liable for the cost of medical care or payments related
to the injury. Notice must be given as provided in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Applicants for public assistance shall notify the state or county agency of any possible
claims they may have against a person, firm, or corporation when they submit the application
for assistance. Recipients of public assistance shall notify the state or county agency of any
possible claims when those claims arise.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person providing medical care services to a recipient of public assistance shall
notify the state agency when the person has reason to believe that a third party may be liable
for payment of the cost of medical care.
new text end

new text begin (d) A party to a claim upon which the state agency may be entitled to a lien under this
section shall notify the state agency of its potential lien claim at each of the following stages
of a claim:
new text end

new text begin (1) when a claim is filed;
new text end

new text begin (2) when an action is commenced; and
new text end

new text begin (3) when a claim is concluded by payment, award, judgment, settlement, or otherwise.
new text end

new text begin (e) Every party involved in any stage of a claim under this subdivision is required to
provide notice to the state agency at that stage of the claim. However, when one of the
parties to the claim provides notice at that stage, every other party to the claim is deemed
to have provided the required notice at that stage of the claim. If the required notice under
this paragraph is not provided to the state agency, every party will be deemed to have failed
to provide the required notice. A party to a claim includes the injured person or the person's
legal representative, the plaintiff, the defendants, or persons alleged to be responsible for
compensating the injured person or plaintiff, and any other party to the cause of action or
claim, regardless of whether the party knows the state agency has a potential or actual lien
claim.
new text end

new text begin (f) Notice given to the county agency is not sufficient to meet the requirements of
paragraphs (c) and (d).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Costs deducted. new text end

new text begin Upon any judgment, award, or settlement of a cause of action,
or any part of it, upon which the state agency has filed its lien, including compensation for
liquidated, unliquidated, or other damages, reasonable costs of collection, including attorney
fees, must be deducted first. The full amount of public assistance paid to or on behalf of the
person as a result of the injury must be deducted next, and paid to the state agency. The rest
must be paid to the public assistance recipient or other plaintiff. The plaintiff, however,
must receive at least one-third of the net recovery after attorney fees and other collection
costs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin When effective. new text end

new text begin The lien created under this section is effective with respect to
any public assistance paid on or after August 1, 1987.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Cooperation with information requests required. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon the request of
the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) any state agency or third-party payer shall cooperate by furnishing information to
help establish a third-party liability, as required by the federal Deficit Reduction Act of
2005, Public Law 109-171;
new text end

new text begin (2) any employer or third-party payer shall cooperate by furnishing a data file containing
information about group health insurance plan or medical benefit plan coverage of its
employees or insureds within 60 days of the request. The information in the data file must
include at least the following: full name, date of birth, Social Security number if collected
and stored in a system routinely used for producing data files by the employer or third-party
payer, employer name, policy identification number, group identification number, and plan
or coverage type.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of section 176.191, subdivision 4, the commissioner of labor and
industry may allow the commissioner of children, youth, and families and county agencies
direct access and data matching on information relating to workers' compensation claims
in order to determine whether the claimant has reported the fact of a pending claim and the
amount paid to or on behalf of the claimant to the commissioner of human services.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the purpose of compliance with section 169.09, subdivision 13, and federal
requirements under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 433.138 (d)(4), the
commissioner of public safety shall provide accident data as requested by the commissioner
of children, youth, and families. The disclosure shall not violate section 169.09, subdivision
13, paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of children, youth, and families and county agencies shall limit
its use of information gained from agencies, third-party payers, and employers to purposes
directly connected with the administration of its public assistance and child support programs.
The provision of information by agencies, third-party payers, and employers to the department
under this subdivision is not a violation of any right of confidentiality or data privacy.
new text end

Sec. 38.

new text begin [142A.20] ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL REVIEW OF CHILDREN,
YOUTH, AND FAMILIES MATTERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Children, youth, and families judges; appointment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner
of children, youth, and families may appoint one or more state children, youth, and families
judges to conduct hearings and recommend orders in accordance with subdivisions 2, 3,
and 5. Children, youth, and families judges designated pursuant to this section may administer
oaths and shall be under the control and supervision of the commissioner of children, youth,
and families and shall not be a part of the Office of Administrative Hearings established
pursuant to sections 14.48 to 14.56. The commissioner shall only appoint as a full-time
children, youth, and families judge an individual who is licensed to practice law in Minnesota
and who is:
new text end

new text begin (1) in active status;
new text end

new text begin (2) an inactive resident;
new text end

new text begin (3) retired;
new text end

new text begin (4) on disabled status; or
new text end

new text begin (5) on retired senior status.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin State agency hearings. new text end

new text begin (a) State agency hearings are available for the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) any person:
new text end

new text begin (i) applying for, receiving, or having received public assistance or a program of social
services administered by the commissioner or a county agency on behalf of the commissioner
or the federal Food and Nutrition Act; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) whose application for assistance is denied, not acted upon with reasonable promptness,
or whose assistance is suspended, reduced, terminated, or claimed to have been incorrectly
paid;
new text end

new text begin (2) any person whose claim for foster care payment according to a placement of the
child resulting from a child protection assessment under chapter 260E is denied or not acted
upon with reasonable promptness, regardless of funding source;
new text end

new text begin (3) any person to whom a right of appeal according to this section is given by other
provision of law;
new text end

new text begin (4) except as provided under chapter 142B, an individual or facility determined to have
maltreated a minor under chapter 260E, after the individual or facility has exercised the
right to administrative reconsideration under chapter 260E;
new text end

new text begin (5) except as provided under chapter 245C, an individual disqualified under sections
245C.14 and 245C.15, following a reconsideration decision issued under section 245C.23,
on the basis of serious or recurring maltreatment; of a preponderance of the evidence that
the individual has committed an act or acts that meet the definition of any of the crimes
listed in section 245C.15, subdivisions 1 to 4; or for failing to make reports required under
section 260E.06, subdivision 1, or 626.557, subdivision 3. Hearings regarding a maltreatment
determination under clause (4) and a disqualification under this clause in which the basis
for a disqualification is serious or recurring maltreatment shall be consolidated into a single
fair hearing. In such cases, the scope of review by the children, youth, and families judge
shall include both the maltreatment determination and the disqualification. The failure to
exercise the right to an administrative reconsideration shall not be a bar to a hearing under
this section if federal law provides an individual the right to a hearing to dispute a finding
of maltreatment; and
new text end

new text begin (6) any person with an outstanding debt resulting from receipt of public assistance or
the federal Food and Nutrition Act who is contesting a setoff claim by the commissioner
of children, youth, and families or a county agency. The scope of the appeal is the validity
of the claimant agency's intention to request a setoff of a refund under chapter 270A against
the debt.
new text end

new text begin (b) The hearing for an individual or facility under paragraph (a), clause (4) or (5), is the
only administrative appeal to the final agency determination specifically, including a
challenge to the accuracy and completeness of data under section 13.04. A hearing for an
individual or facility under paragraph (a), clause (4) or (5), is only available when there is
no district court action pending. If such action is filed in district court while an administrative
review is pending that arises out of some or all of the events or circumstances on which the
appeal is based, the administrative review must be suspended until the judicial actions are
completed. If the district court proceedings are completed, dismissed, or overturned, the
matter may be considered in an administrative hearing.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, bargaining unit grievance procedures are not an
administrative appeal.
new text end

new text begin (d) The scope of hearings involving claims to foster care payments under paragraph (a),
clause (2), shall be limited to the issue of whether the county is legally responsible for a
child's placement under court order or voluntary placement agreement and, if so, the correct
amount of foster care payment to be made on the child's behalf and shall not include review
of the propriety of the county's child protection determination or child placement decision.
new text end

new text begin (e) An applicant or recipient is not entitled to receive social services beyond the services
prescribed under chapter 256M or other social services the person is eligible for under state
law.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner may summarily affirm the county or state agency's proposed action
without a hearing when the sole issue is an automatic change due to a change in state or
federal law.
new text end

new text begin (g) Unless federal or Minnesota law specifies a different time frame in which to file an
appeal, an individual or organization specified in this section may contest the specified
action, decision, or final disposition before the state agency by submitting a written request
for a hearing to the state agency within 30 days after receiving written notice of the action,
decision, or final disposition or within 90 days of such written notice if the applicant,
recipient, patient, or relative shows good cause, as defined in section 142A.21, subdivision
13, why the request was not submitted within the 30-day time limit. The individual filing
the appeal has the burden of proving good cause by a preponderance of the evidence.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Standard of evidence for maltreatment and disqualification hearings. new text end

new text begin (a)
The state children, youth, and families judge shall determine that maltreatment has occurred
if a preponderance of evidence exists to support the final disposition under chapter 260E
or section 626.557. For purposes of hearings regarding disqualification, the state children,
youth, and families judge shall affirm the proposed disqualification in an appeal under
subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (5), if a preponderance of the evidence shows the
individual has:
new text end

new text begin (1) committed maltreatment under section 626.557 or chapter 260E that is serious or
recurring;
new text end

new text begin (2) committed an act or acts meeting the definition of any of the crimes listed in section
245C.15, subdivisions 1 to 4; or
new text end

new text begin (3) failed to make required reports under section 626.557 or chapter 260E, for incidents
in which the final disposition under section 626.557 or chapter 260E was substantiated
maltreatment that was serious or recurring.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the disqualification is affirmed, the state children, youth, and families judge shall
determine whether the individual poses a risk of harm in accordance with the requirements
of section 245C.22, and whether the disqualification should be set aside or not set aside. In
determining whether the disqualification should be set aside, the children, youth, and families
judge shall consider all of the characteristics that cause the individual to be disqualified,
including those characteristics that were not subject to review under paragraph (a), in order
to determine whether the individual poses a risk of harm. A decision to set aside a
disqualification that is the subject of the hearing constitutes a determination that the individual
does not pose a risk of harm and that the individual may provide direct contact services in
the individual program specified in the set aside.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a disqualification is based solely on a conviction or is conclusive for any reason
under section 245C.29, the disqualified individual does not have a right to a hearing under
this section.
new text end

new text begin (d) The state children, youth, and families judge shall recommend an order to the
commissioner of health; education; children, youth, and families; or human services, as
applicable, who shall issue a final order. The commissioner shall affirm, reverse, or modify
the final disposition. Any order of the commissioner issued in accordance with this
subdivision is conclusive upon the parties unless appeal is taken in the manner provided in
subdivision 7. In any licensing appeal under chapters 142B and 245C and sections 144.50
to 144.58 and 144A.02 to 144A.482, the commissioner's determination as to maltreatment
is conclusive, as provided under section 245C.29.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Conduct of hearings. new text end

new text begin (a) All hearings held pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3 shall
be conducted according to the provisions of the federal Social Security Act and the
regulations implemented in accordance with that act to enable this state to qualify for federal
grants-in-aid and according to the rules and written policies of the commissioner. County
agencies shall install equipment necessary to conduct telephone hearings. A state children,
youth, and families judge may schedule a telephone conference hearing when the distance
or time required to travel to the county agency offices will cause a delay in the issuance of
an order, or to promote efficiency, or at the mutual request of the parties. Hearings may be
conducted by telephone conferences unless the applicant, recipient, former recipient, person,
or facility contesting maltreatment objects. A children, youth, and families judge may grant
a request for a hearing in person by holding the hearing by interactive video technology or
in person. The children, youth, and families judge must hear the case in person if the person
asserts that either the person or a witness has a physical or mental disability that would
impair the person's or witness's ability to fully participate in a hearing held by interactive
video technology. The hearing shall not be held earlier than five days after filing of the
required notice with the county or state agency. The state children, youth, and families judge
shall notify all interested persons of the time, date, and location of the hearing at least five
days before the date of the hearing. Interested persons may be represented by legal counsel
or other representative of their choice, including a provider of therapy services, at the hearing
and may appear personally, testify and offer evidence, and examine and cross-examine
witnesses. The applicant, recipient, former recipient, person, or facility contesting
maltreatment shall have the opportunity to examine the contents of the case file and all
documents and records to be used by the county or state agency at the hearing at a reasonable
time before the date of the hearing and during the hearing. In hearings under subdivision
2, paragraph (a), clauses (4) and (5), either party may subpoena the private data relating to
the investigation prepared by the agency under section 626.557 or chapter 260E that are
not otherwise accessible under section 13.04, provided the identity of the reporter may not
be disclosed.
new text end

new text begin (b) The private data obtained by subpoena in a hearing under subdivision 2, paragraph
(a), clause (2), must be subject to a protective order that prohibits its disclosure for any other
purpose outside the hearing provided for in this section without prior order of the district
court. Disclosure without court order is punishable by a sentence of not more than 90 days
imprisonment or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both. These restrictions on the use of
private data do not prohibit access to the data under section 13.03, subdivision 6. Except
for appeals under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2), upon request, the county agency
shall provide reimbursement for transportation, child care, photocopying, medical assessment,
witness fee, and other necessary and reasonable costs incurred by the applicant, recipient,
or former recipient in connection with the appeal. All evidence, except that privileged by
law, commonly accepted by reasonable people in the conduct of their affairs as having
probative value with respect to the issues, shall be submitted at the hearing and the hearing
shall not be "a contested case" within the meaning of section 14.02, subdivision 3. The
agency must present its evidence prior to or at the hearing and may not submit evidence
after the hearing except by agreement of the parties at the hearing, provided the petitioner
has the opportunity to respond.
new text end

new text begin (c) In hearings under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (2) and (5), involving
determinations of maltreatment or disqualification made by more than one county agency,
by a county agency and a state agency, or by more than one state agency, the hearings may
be consolidated into a single fair hearing upon the consent of all parties and the state children,
youth, and families judge.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Orders of the commissioner of children, youth, and families. new text end

new text begin (a) A state
children, youth, and families judge shall conduct a hearing on the appeal and shall recommend
an order to the commissioner of children, youth, and families. The recommended order must
be based on all relevant evidence and must not be limited to a review of the propriety of
the state or county agency's action. A children, youth, and families judge may take official
notice of adjudicative facts. The commissioner of children, youth, and families may accept
the recommended order of a state children, youth, and families judge and issue the order to
the county agency and the applicant, recipient, or former recipient. If the commissioner
refuses to accept the recommended order of the state children, youth, and families judge,
the commissioner shall notify the petitioner or the agency of the commissioner's refusal and
shall state reasons for the refusal. The commissioner shall allow each party ten days' time
to submit additional written argument on the matter. After the expiration of the ten-day
period, the commissioner shall issue an order on the matter to the petitioner and the agency.
new text end

new text begin (b) A party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner may appeal under subdivision 7
or request reconsideration by the commissioner within 30 days after the date the
commissioner issues the order. The commissioner may reconsider an order upon request of
any party or on the commissioner's own motion. A request for reconsideration does not stay
implementation of the commissioner's order. The person seeking reconsideration has the
burden to demonstrate why the matter should be reconsidered. The request for reconsideration
may include legal argument and proposed additional evidence supporting the request. If
proposed additional evidence is submitted, the person must explain why the proposed
additional evidence was not provided at the time of the hearing. If reconsideration is granted,
the other participants must be sent a copy of all material submitted in support of the request
for reconsideration and must be given ten days to respond. Upon reconsideration, the
commissioner may issue an amended order or an order affirming the original order.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any order of the commissioner issued under this subdivision shall be conclusive
upon the parties unless appeal is taken in the manner provided by subdivision 7. Any order
of the commissioner is binding on the parties and must be implemented by the state agency
or a county agency until the order is reversed by the district court or unless the commissioner
or a district court orders monthly assistance or aid or services paid or provided under
subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (d) A vendor under contract with a county agency to provide social services is not a
party and may not request a hearing or seek judicial review of an order issued under this
section, unless assisting a recipient as provided in subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Additional powers of commissioner; subpoenas. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may
initiate a review of any action or decision of a county agency and direct that the matter be
presented to a state children, youth, and families judge for a hearing held under subdivision
2 or 3. In all matters dealing with children, youth, and families committed by law to the
discretion of the county agency, the commissioner's judgment may be substituted for that
of the county agency. The commissioner may order an independent examination when
appropriate.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any party to a hearing held pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3 may request that the
commissioner issue a subpoena to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production
of records at the hearing. A local agency may request that the commissioner issue a subpoena
to compel the release of information from third parties prior to a request for a hearing under
section 142A.21 upon a showing of relevance to such a proceeding. The issuance, service,
and enforcement of subpoenas under this subdivision is governed by section 357.22 and
the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may issue a temporary order staying a proposed demission by a
residential facility licensed under chapter 142B:
new text end

new text begin (1) while an appeal by a recipient under subdivision 3 is pending; or
new text end

new text begin (2) for the period of time necessary for the case management provider to implement the
commissioner's order.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Judicial review. new text end

new text begin Any party who is aggrieved by an order of the commissioner
of children, youth, and families may appeal the order to the district court of the county
responsible for furnishing assistance, or, in appeals under subdivision 3, the county where
the maltreatment occurred, by serving a written copy of a notice of appeal upon the
commissioner and any adverse party of record within 30 days after the date the commissioner
issued the order, the amended order, or order affirming the original order, and by filing the
original notice and proof of service with the court administrator of the district court. Service
may be made personally or by mail; service by mail is complete upon mailing. The court
administrator shall not require a filing fee in appeals taken pursuant to this subdivision,
except for appeals taken under subdivision 3. The commissioner may elect to become a
party to the proceedings in the district court. Except for appeals under subdivision 3, any
party may demand that the commissioner furnish all parties to the proceedings with a copy
of the decision, and a transcript of any testimony, evidence, or other supporting papers from
the hearing held before the children, youth, and families judge, by serving a written demand
upon the commissioner within 30 days after service of the notice of appeal. Any party
aggrieved by the failure of an adverse party to obey an order issued by the commissioner
under subdivision 5 may compel performance according to the order in the manner prescribed
in sections 586.01 to 586.12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Hearing. new text end

new text begin Any party may obtain a hearing at a special term of the district court
by serving a written notice of the time and place of the hearing at least ten days prior to the
date of the hearing. The court may consider the matter in or out of chambers, and shall take
no new or additional evidence unless it determines that such evidence is necessary for a
more equitable disposition of the appeal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Appeal. new text end

new text begin Any party aggrieved by the order of the district court may appeal the
order as in other civil cases. Except for appeals under subdivision 3, no costs or disbursements
shall be taxed against any party nor shall any filing fee or bond be required of any party.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Payments pending appeal. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner of children, youth, and
families or district court orders monthly assistance or aid or services paid or provided in
any proceeding under this section, it shall be paid or provided pending appeal to the
commissioner of children, youth, and families, district court, court of appeals, or supreme
court. The state or county agency has a claim for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) benefits or cash payments made to or on behalf of a recipient or former recipient
while an appeal is pending if the recipient or former recipient is determined ineligible for
SNAP benefits or cash payments as a result of the appeal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Interagency agreement with DHS. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of children, youth,
and families may enter into an agreement with the commissioner of human services so that
the commissioner of human services may conduct hearings and recommend and issue orders
on behalf of the commissioner of children, youth, and families in accordance with this
section.
new text end

Sec. 39.

new text begin [142A.21] HEARING PROCEDURES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin (a) The requirements in this section apply to all fair hearings and
appeals under section 142A.20, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), (3), and (6).
Except as provided in subdivisions 3 and 19, the requirements under this section apply to
fair hearings and appeals under section 142A.20, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "person" means an individual who, on behalf of
themselves or their household, is appealing, disputing, or challenging an action, a decision,
or a failure to act by an agency in the children, youth, and families system. When a person
involved in a proceeding under this section is represented by an attorney or by an authorized
representative, the term "person" also means the person's attorney or authorized
representative. Any notice sent to the person involved in the hearing must also be sent to
the person's attorney or authorized representative.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "agency" means the county human services agency, the
Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and, where applicable, any entity involved
under a contract, subcontract, grant, or subgrant with the state agency or with a county
agency, that provides or operates programs or services in which appeals are governed by
section 142A.20.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Access to files. new text end

new text begin A person involved in a fair hearing appeal has the right of access
to the person's complete case files and to examine all private welfare data on the person that
has been generated, collected, stored, or disseminated by the agency. A person involved in
a fair hearing appeal has the right to a free copy of all documents in the case file involved
in a fair hearing appeal. For purposes of this section, "case file" means the information,
documents, and data, in whatever form, that have been generated, collected, stored, or
disseminated by the agency in connection with the person and the program or service
involved.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Agency appeal summary. new text end

new text begin (a) Except in fair hearings and appeals under section
142A.20, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses (4) and (5), the agency involved in an appeal
must prepare a state agency appeal summary for each fair hearing appeal. The state agency
appeal summary shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to the person who is involved in the
appeal at least three working days before the date of the hearing. The state agency appeal
summary must also be mailed or otherwise delivered to the department's Appeals Office at
least three working days before the date of the fair hearing appeal.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition, the children, youth, and families judge shall confirm that the state agency
appeal summary is mailed or otherwise delivered to the person involved in the appeal as
required under paragraph (a). The person involved in the fair hearing should be provided,
through the state agency appeal summary or other reasonable methods, appropriate
information about the procedures for the fair hearing and an adequate opportunity to prepare.
These requirements apply equally to the state agency or an entity under contract when
involved in the appeal.
new text end

new text begin (c) The contents of the state agency appeal summary must be adequate to inform the
person involved in the appeal of the evidence on which the agency relies and the legal basis
for the agency's action or determination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enforcing access to files. new text end

new text begin A person involved in a fair hearing appeal may
enforce the right of access to data and copies of the case file by making a request to the
children, youth, and families judge. The children, youth, and families judge will make an
appropriate order enforcing the person's rights under the Minnesota Government Data
Practices Act, including but not limited to, ordering access to files, data, and documents;
continuing a hearing to allow adequate time for access to data; or prohibiting use by the
agency of files, data, or documents that have been generated, collected, stored, or
disseminated without compliance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and
that have not been provided to the person involved in the appeal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Prehearing conferences. new text end

new text begin (a) The children, youth, and families judge prior to
a fair hearing appeal may hold a prehearing conference to further the interests of justice or
efficiency and must include the person involved in the appeal. A person involved in a fair
hearing appeal or the agency may request a prehearing conference. The prehearing conference
may be conducted by telephone, in person, or in writing. The prehearing conference may
address the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) disputes regarding access to files, evidence, subpoenas, or testimony;
new text end

new text begin (2) the time required for the hearing or any need for expedited procedures or decision;
new text end

new text begin (3) identification or clarification of legal or other issues that may arise at the hearing;
new text end

new text begin (4) identification of and possible agreement to factual issues; and
new text end

new text begin (5) scheduling and any other matter that will aid in the proper and fair functioning of
the hearing.
new text end

new text begin (b) The children, youth, and families judge shall make a record or otherwise
contemporaneously summarize the prehearing conference in writing, which shall be sent
to both the person involved in the hearing, the person's attorney or authorized representative,
and the agency. A children, youth, and families judge may make and issue rulings and orders
while the appeal is pending. During the pendency of the appeal, these rulings and orders
are not subject to a request for reconsideration or appeal. These rulings and orders are subject
to review under subdivision 24 and section 142A.20, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Appeal request for emergency assistance or urgent matter. new text end

new text begin (a) When an
appeal involves an application for emergency assistance, the agency involved shall mail or
otherwise deliver the state agency appeal summary to the department's Appeals Office
within two working days of receiving the request for an appeal. A person may also request
that a fair hearing be held on an emergency basis when the issue requires an immediate
resolution. The children, youth, and families judge shall schedule the fair hearing on the
earliest available date according to the urgency of the issue involved. Issuance of the
recommended decision after an emergency hearing shall be expedited.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall issue a written decision within five working days of receiving
the recommended decision, shall immediately inform the parties of the outcome by telephone,
and shall mail the decision no later than two working days following the date of the decision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Continuance, rescheduling, or adjourning a hearing. new text end

new text begin (a) A person involved
in a fair hearing, or the agency, may request a continuance, a rescheduling, or an adjournment
of a hearing for a reasonable period of time. The grounds for granting a request for a
continuance, a rescheduling, or adjournment of a hearing include, but are not limited to, the
following:
new text end

new text begin (1) to reasonably accommodate the appearance of a witness;
new text end

new text begin (2) to ensure that the person has adequate opportunity for preparation and for presentation
of evidence and argument;
new text end

new text begin (3) to ensure that the person or the agency has adequate opportunity to review, evaluate,
and respond to new evidence, or where appropriate, to require that the person or agency
review, evaluate, and respond to new evidence;
new text end

new text begin (4) to permit the person involved and the agency to negotiate toward resolution of some
or all of the issues where both agree that additional time is needed;
new text end

new text begin (5) to permit the agency to reconsider a previous action or determination;
new text end

new text begin (6) to permit or to require the performance of actions not previously taken; and
new text end

new text begin (7) to provide additional time or to permit or require additional activity by the person
or agency as the interests of fairness may require.
new text end

new text begin (b) Requests for continuances or for rescheduling may be made orally or in writing. The
person or agency requesting the continuance or rescheduling must first make reasonable
efforts to contact the other participants in the hearing or their representatives and seek to
obtain an agreement on the request. Requests for continuance or rescheduling should be
made no later than three working days before the scheduled date of the hearing, unless there
is a good cause as specified in subdivision 13. Granting a continuance or rescheduling may
be conditioned upon a waiver by the requester of applicable time limits but should not cause
unreasonable delay.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Subpoenas. new text end

new text begin (a) A person involved in a fair hearing or the agency may request
a subpoena for a witness, for evidence, or for both. A reasonable number of subpoenas shall
be issued to require the attendance and the testimony of witnesses, and the production of
evidence relating to any issue of fact in the appeal hearing. The request for a subpoena must
show a need for the subpoena and the general relevance to the issues involved. The subpoena
shall be issued in the name of the department and shall be served and enforced as provided
in section 357.22 and the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.
new text end

new text begin (b) An individual or entity served with a subpoena may petition the children, youth, and
families judge in writing to vacate or modify a subpoena. The children, youth, and families
judge shall resolve such a petition in a prehearing conference involving all parties and shall
make a written decision. A subpoena may be vacated or modified if the children, youth,
and families judge determines that the testimony or evidence sought does not relate with
reasonable directness to the issues of the fair hearing appeal; that the subpoena is
unreasonable, over broad, or oppressive; that the evidence sought is repetitious or cumulative;
or that the subpoena has not been served reasonably in advance of the time when the appeal
hearing will be held.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin No ex parte contact. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge shall not have ex
parte contact on substantive issues with the agency or with any person or witness in a fair
hearing appeal. No employee of the department or agency shall review, interfere with,
change, or attempt to influence the recommended decision of the children, youth, and
families judge in any fair hearing appeal, except through the procedure allowed in subdivision
18. The limitations in this subdivision do not affect the commissioner's authority to review
or reconsider decisions or make final decisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Telephone or face-to-face hearing. new text end

new text begin A fair hearing appeal may be conducted
by telephone, by other electronic media, or by an in-person, face-to-face hearing. At the
request of the person involved in a fair hearing appeal or their representative, a face-to-face
hearing shall be conducted with all participants personally present before the children, youth,
and families judge.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Hearing facilities and equipment. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge
shall conduct the hearing in the county where the person involved resides, unless an alternate
location is mutually agreed upon before the hearing, or unless the person has agreed to a
hearing by telephone. Hearings under section 142A.20, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clauses
(4) and (5), must be conducted in the county where the determination was made, unless an
alternate location is mutually agreed upon before the hearing. The hearing room shall be of
sufficient size and layout to adequately accommodate both the number of individuals
participating in the hearing and any identified special needs of any individual participating
in the hearing. The children, youth, and families judge shall ensure that all communication
and recording equipment that is necessary to conduct the hearing and to create an adequate
record is present and functioning properly. If any necessary communication or recording
equipment fails or ceases to operate effectively, the children, youth, and families judge shall
take any steps necessary, including stopping or adjourning the hearing, until the necessary
equipment is present and functioning properly. All reasonable efforts shall be undertaken
to prevent and avoid any delay in the hearing process caused by defective communication
or recording equipment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Interpreter and translation services. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge
has a duty to inquire and to determine whether any participant in the hearing needs the
services of an interpreter or translator in order to participate in or to understand the hearing
process. Necessary interpreter or translation services must be provided at no charge to the
person involved in the hearing. If it appears that interpreter or translation services are needed
but are not available for the scheduled hearing, the children, youth, and families judge shall
continue or postpone the hearing until appropriate services can be provided.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Failure to appear; good cause. new text end

new text begin If a person involved in a fair hearing appeal
fails to appear at the hearing, the children, youth, and families judge may dismiss the appeal.
The children, youth, and families judge may reopen the appeal if within ten working days
after the date of the dismissal the person files information in writing with the children, youth,
and families judge to show good cause for not appearing. Good cause can be shown when
there is:
new text end

new text begin (1) a death or serious illness in the person's family;
new text end

new text begin (2) a personal injury or illness that reasonably prevents the person from attending the
hearing;
new text end

new text begin (3) an emergency, crisis, or unforeseen event that reasonably prevents the person from
attending the hearing;
new text end

new text begin (4) an obligation or responsibility of the person that a reasonable person, in the conduct
of one's affairs, could reasonably determine takes precedence over attending the hearing;
new text end

new text begin (5) lack of or failure to receive timely notice of the hearing in the preferred language of
the person involved in the hearing; and
new text end

new text begin (6) excusable neglect, excusable inadvertence, excusable mistake, or other good cause
as determined by the children, youth, and families judge.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Commencement of hearing. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge shall
begin each hearing by describing the process to be followed in the hearing, including the
swearing in of witnesses, how testimony and evidence are presented, the order of examining
and cross-examining witnesses, and the opportunity for an opening statement and a closing
statement. The children, youth, and families judge shall identify for the participants the
issues to be addressed at the hearing and shall explain to the participants the burden of proof
that applies to the person involved and the agency. The children, youth, and families judge
shall confirm, prior to proceeding with the hearing, that the state agency appeal summary,
if required under subdivision 3, has been properly completed and provided to the person
involved in the hearing, and that the person has been provided documents and an opportunity
to review the case file, as provided in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Conduct of the hearing. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge shall act in
a fair and impartial manner at all times. At the beginning of the hearing the agency must
designate one person as their representative who shall be responsible for presenting the
agency's evidence and questioning any witnesses. The children, youth, and families judge
shall make sure that the person and the agency are provided sufficient time to present
testimony and evidence, to confront and cross-examine all adverse witnesses, and to make
any relevant statement at the hearing. The children, youth, and families judge shall make
reasonable efforts to explain the hearing process to persons who are not represented and
shall ensure that the hearing is conducted fairly and efficiently. Upon the reasonable request
of the person or the agency involved, the children, youth, and families judge may direct
witnesses to remain outside the hearing room, except during their individual testimony. The
children, youth, and families judge shall not terminate the hearing before affording the
person and the agency a complete opportunity to submit all admissible evidence and
reasonable opportunity for oral or written statement. If a hearing lasts longer than anticipated,
the hearing shall be rescheduled or continued from day-to-day until completion. Hearings
that have been continued shall be timely scheduled to minimize delay in the disposition of
the appeal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Scope of issues addressed at the hearing. new text end

new text begin The hearing shall address the
correctness and legality of the agency's action and shall not be limited simply to a review
of the propriety of the agency's action. The person involved may raise and present evidence
on all legal claims or defenses arising under state or federal law as a basis for appealing or
disputing an agency action but not constitutional claims beyond the jurisdiction of the fair
hearing. The children, youth, and families judge may take official notice of adjudicative
facts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Burden of persuasion. new text end

new text begin The burden of persuasion is governed by specific state
or federal law and regulations that apply to the subject of the hearing. If there is no specific
law, then the participant in the hearing who asserts the truth of a claim is under the burden
to persuade the children, youth, and families judge that the claim is true.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Inviting comment by department. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge
or the commissioner may determine that a written comment by the department about the
policy implications of a specific legal issue could help resolve a pending appeal. Such a
written policy comment from the department shall be obtained only by a written request
that is also sent to the person involved and to the agency or its representative. When such
a written comment is received, both the person involved in the hearing and the agency shall
have adequate opportunity to review, evaluate, and respond to the written comment, including
submission of additional testimony or evidence, and cross-examination concerning the
written comment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Developing the record. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge shall accept
all evidence, except evidence privileged by law, that is commonly accepted by reasonable
people in the conduct of their affairs as having probative value on the issues to be addressed
at the hearing. Except in fair hearings and appeals under section 142A.20, subdivision 2,
paragraph (a), clauses (4) and (5), in cases involving medical issues such as a diagnosis, a
physician's report, or a review team's decision, the children, youth, and families judge shall
consider whether it is necessary to have a medical assessment other than that of the individual
making the original decision. When necessary, the children, youth, and families judge shall
require an additional assessment be obtained at agency expense and made part of the hearing
record. The children, youth, and families judge shall ensure for all cases that the record is
sufficiently complete to make a fair and accurate decision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Unrepresented persons. new text end

new text begin In cases involving unrepresented persons, the children,
youth, and families judge shall take appropriate steps to identify and develop in the hearing
relevant facts necessary for making an informed and fair decision. These steps may include,
but are not limited to, asking questions of witnesses and referring the person to a legal
services office. An unrepresented person shall be provided an adequate opportunity to
respond to testimony or other evidence presented by the agency at the hearing. The children,
youth, and families judge shall ensure that an unrepresented person has a full and reasonable
opportunity at the hearing to establish a record for appeal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Closing of the record. new text end

new text begin The agency must present its evidence prior to or at the
hearing. The agency shall not be permitted to submit evidence after the hearing except by
agreement at the hearing between the person involved, the agency, and the children, youth,
and families judge. If evidence is submitted after the hearing, based on such an agreement,
the person involved and the agency must be allowed sufficient opportunity to respond to
the evidence. When necessary, the record shall remain open to permit a person to submit
additional evidence on the issues presented at the hearing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Decisions. new text end

new text begin (a) A timely, written decision must be issued in every appeal. Each
decision must contain a clear ruling on the issues presented in the appeal hearing and should
contain a ruling only on questions directly presented by the appeal and the arguments raised
in the appeal.
new text end

new text begin (b) A written decision must be issued within 90 days of the date the person involved
requested the appeal unless a shorter time is required by law. An additional 30 days is
provided in those cases where the commissioner refuses to accept the recommended decision.
In appeals of maltreatment determinations or disqualifications filed pursuant to section
142A.20, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (4) or (5), that also give rise to possible
licensing actions, the 90-day period for issuing final decisions does not begin until the later
of the date that the licensing authority provides notice to the appeals division that the
authority has made the final determination in the matter or the date the appellant files the
last appeal in the consolidated matters.
new text end

new text begin (c) The decision must contain both findings of fact and conclusions of law, clearly
separated and identified. The findings of fact must be based on the entire record. Each
finding of fact made by the children, youth, and families judge shall be supported by a
preponderance of the evidence unless a different standard is required under the regulations
of a particular program. The "preponderance of the evidence" means, in light of the record
as a whole, the evidence leads the children, youth, and families judge to believe that the
finding of fact is more likely to be true than not true. The legal claims or arguments of a
participant do not constitute either a finding of fact or a conclusion of law, except to the
extent the children, youth, and families judge adopts an argument as a finding of fact or
conclusion of law.
new text end

new text begin (d) The decision shall contain at least the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) a listing of the date and place of the hearing and the participants at the hearing;
new text end

new text begin (2) a clear and precise statement of the issues, including the dispute under consideration
and the specific points that must be resolved in order to decide the case;
new text end

new text begin (3) a listing of the material, including exhibits, records, reports, placed into evidence at
the hearing, and upon which the hearing decision is based;
new text end

new text begin (4) the findings of fact based upon the entire hearing record. The findings of fact must
be adequate to inform the participants and any interested person in the public of the basis
of the decision. If the evidence is in conflict on an issue that must be resolved, the findings
of fact must state the reasoning used in resolving the conflict;
new text end

new text begin (5) conclusions of law that address the legal authority for the hearing and the ruling and
give appropriate attention to the claims of the participants to the hearing;
new text end

new text begin (6) a clear and precise statement of the decision made resolving the dispute under
consideration in the hearing; and
new text end

new text begin (7) written notice of the right to appeal to district court or to request reconsideration,
and of the actions required and the time limits for taking appropriate action to appeal to
district court or to request a reconsideration.
new text end

new text begin (e) The children, youth, and families judge shall not independently investigate facts or
otherwise rely on information not presented at the hearing. The children, youth, and families
judge may not contact other agency personnel, except as provided in subdivision 18. The
children, youth, and families judge's recommended decision must be based exclusively on
the testimony and evidence presented at the hearing, and legal arguments presented, and
the children, youth, and families judge's research and knowledge of the law.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner will review the recommended decision and accept or refuse to
accept the decision according to section 142A.20, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Refusal to accept recommended orders. new text end

new text begin (a) If the commissioner refuses to
accept the recommended order from the children, youth, and families judge, the person
involved, the person's attorney or authorized representative, and the agency shall be sent a
copy of the recommended order, a detailed explanation of the basis for refusing to accept
the recommended order, and the proposed modified order.
new text end

new text begin (b) The person involved and the agency shall have at least ten business days to respond
to the proposed modification of the recommended order. The person involved and the agency
may submit a legal argument concerning the proposed modification, and may propose to
submit additional evidence that relates to the proposed modified order.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Reconsideration. new text end

new text begin (a) Reconsideration may be requested within 30 days of
the date of the commissioner's final order. If reconsideration is requested under section
142A.20, subdivision 5, the other participants in the appeal shall be informed of the request.
The person seeking reconsideration has the burden to demonstrate why the matter should
be reconsidered. The request for reconsideration may include legal argument and may
include proposed additional evidence supporting the request. The other participants shall
be sent a copy of all material submitted in support of the request for reconsideration and
must be given ten days to respond.
new text end

new text begin (b) When the requesting party raises a question as to the appropriateness of the findings
of fact, the commissioner shall review the entire record.
new text end

new text begin (c) When the requesting party questions the appropriateness of a conclusion of law, the
commissioner shall consider the recommended decision, the decision under reconsideration,
and the material submitted in connection with the reconsideration. The commissioner shall
review the remaining record as necessary to issue a reconsidered decision.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall issue a written decision on reconsideration in a timely fashion.
The decision must clearly inform the parties that this constitutes the final administrative
decision, advise the participants of the right to seek judicial review, and the deadline for
doing so.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Access to appeal decisions. new text end

new text begin Appeal decisions must be maintained in a manner
so that the public has ready access to previous decisions on particular topics, subject to
appropriate procedures for safeguarding names, personal identifying information, and other
private data on the individual persons involved in the appeal.
new text end

Sec. 40.

new text begin [142A.22] OVERPAYMENTS BECOME JUDGMENTS BY OPERATION
OF LAW.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Qualifying overpayment. new text end

new text begin Any overpayment for assistance granted under
chapters 142E and 142G and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
except agency error claims, become a judgment by operation of law 90 days after the notice
of overpayment is personally served upon the recipient in a manner that is sufficient under
rule 4.03(a) of the Rules of Civil Procedure for district courts, or by certified mail, return
receipt requested. This judgment shall be entitled to full faith and credit in this and any
other state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Overpayments included. new text end

new text begin This section is limited to overpayments for which
notification is issued within the time period specified under section 541.05.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notification requirements. new text end

new text begin A judgment is only obtained after:
new text end

new text begin (1) a notice of overpayment has been personally served on the recipient or former recipient
in a manner sufficient under rule 4.03(a) of the Rules of Civil Procedure for district courts,
or mailed to the recipient or former recipient certified mail return receipt requested; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the time period under section 142A.20, subdivision 3, has elapsed without a request
for a hearing, or a hearing decision has been rendered under section 142A.20 or 142A.27
that concludes the existence of an overpayment that meets the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Notice of overpayment. new text end

new text begin The notice of overpayment shall include the amount
and cause of the overpayment, appeal rights, and an explanation of the consequences of the
judgment that will be established if an appeal is not filed timely or if the administrative
hearing decision establishes that there is an overpayment that qualifies for judgment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Judgments entered and docketed. new text end

new text begin A judgment shall be entered and docketed
under section 548.09 only after at least three months have elapsed since:
new text end

new text begin (1) the notice of overpayment was served on the recipient pursuant to subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the last time a monthly recoupment was applied to the overpayment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Docketing of overpayments. new text end

new text begin On or after the date an unpaid overpayment
becomes a judgment by operation of law under subdivision 1, the agency or public authority
may file with the court administrator:
new text end

new text begin (1) a statement identifying, or a copy of, the overpayment notice that provides for an
appeal process and requires payment of the overpayment;
new text end

new text begin (2) proof of service of the notice of overpayment;
new text end

new text begin (3) an affidavit of default, stating the full name, occupation, place of residence, and last
known post office address of the debtor; the name and post office address of the agency or
public authority; the date or dates the overpayment was incurred; the program that was
overpaid; and the total amount of the judgment; and
new text end

new text begin (4) an affidavit of service of a notice of entry of judgment shall be made by first class
mail at the address where the debtor was served with the notice of overpayment. Service is
completed upon mailing in the manner designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Administrative renewal of overpayment judgments. new text end

new text begin Overpayment judgments
may be renewed by service of notice upon the debtor. Service must be by first class mail at
the last known address of the debtor, with service deemed complete upon mailing in that
manner designated, or in the manner provided for the service of civil process. Upon filing
of the notice and proof of service, the court administrator shall administratively renew the
judgment for the overpayment without any additional filing fee in the same court file as the
original overpayment judgment. The judgment must be renewed in an amount equal to the
unpaid principal plus the accrued unpaid interest. Overpayment judgments may be renewed
multiple times until satisfied.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Does not impede other methods. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this section shall be construed
to impede or restrict alternative recovery methods for these overpayments or overpayments
that do not meet the requirements of this section.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [142A.25] WRONGFULLY OBTAINING ASSISTANCE;
DISQUALIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin Section 256.98 applies to:
new text end

new text begin (1) all applicants for and recipients of benefits administered by the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (2) child care providers receiving child care assistance under chapter 142E.
new text end

Sec. 42.

new text begin [142A.26] FRAUD PREVENTION PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of children, youth, and families shall work with the commissioner
of human services to oversee and administer the fraud prevention program in sections
256.981 to 256.9861.
new text end

new text begin (b) All recipients of benefits administered by the commissioner of children, youth, and
families are subject to the requirements of sections 256.981 to 256.9861 and 256.9866.
new text end

Sec. 43.

new text begin [142A.27] ADMINISTRATIVE FRAUD DISQUALIFICATION HEARINGS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Hearing authority. new text end

new text begin A local agency must initiate an administrative fraud
disqualification hearing for individuals accused of wrongfully obtaining assistance or
intentional program violations, in lieu of a criminal action when it has not been pursued, in
the Minnesota family investment program and any affiliated program to include the
diversionary work program and the work participation cash benefit program, child care
assistance programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The
Department of Children, Youth, and Families, in lieu of a local agency, may initiate an
administrative fraud disqualification hearing when the state agency is directly responsible
for administration or investigation of the program for which benefits were wrongfully
obtained. The hearing is subject to the requirements of sections 142A.20 and 142A.21 and
the requirements in Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 273.16.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Combined hearing. new text end

new text begin The children, youth, and families judge may combine a
fair hearing under section 142A.20 and administrative fraud disqualification hearing under
this section into a single hearing if the factual issues arise out of the same, or related,
circumstances and the individual receives prior notice that the hearings will be combined.
If the administrative fraud disqualification hearing and fair hearing are combined, the time
frames for administrative fraud disqualification hearings specified in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 7, section 273.16, apply. If the individual accused of wrongfully obtaining
assistance is charged under section 142A.25 or 256.98 for the same act or acts that are the
subject of the hearing, the individual may request that the hearing be delayed until the
criminal charge is decided by the court or withdrawn.
new text end

new text begin (b) A human services judge may combine a fair hearing and administrative fraud
disqualification hearing pursuant to section 142A.27, subdivision 2, or 256.046, subdivision
2, if either is under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of human services or the
commissioner of children, youth, and families.
new text end

Sec. 44.

new text begin [142A.28] RECOVERY OF MONEY; APPORTIONMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Retention rates. new text end

new text begin (a) When an assistance recovery amount is collected
and posted by a county agency under the provisions governing public assistance programs,
the county may keep one-half of the recovery made by the county agency using any method
other than recoupment.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not apply to recoveries by the attorney general's office or child
support collections. In the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the
nonfederal share of recoveries in the federal tax offset program only will be divided equally
between the state agency and the involved county agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Retention rates for AFDC and MFIP. new text end

new text begin (a) When an assistance recovery amount
is collected and posted by a county agency under the provisions governing the aid to families
with dependent children program formerly codified in 1996 in sections 256.72 to 256.87
or MFIP under chapter 142G, the commissioner shall reimburse the county agency from
the proceeds of the recovery using the applicable rate specified in paragraph (b) or (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) For recoveries of overpayments made on or before September 30, 1996, from the
aid to families with dependent children program including the emergency assistance program,
the commissioner shall reimburse the county agency at a rate of one-quarter of the recovery
made by any method other than recoupment.
new text end

new text begin (c) For recoveries of overpayments made after September 30, 1996, from the aid to
families with dependent children including the emergency assistance program and programs
funded in whole or in part by the temporary assistance to needy families program under
section 142G.03, subdivision 2, and recoveries of nonfederally funded food assistance under
section 142G.11, the commissioner shall reimburse the county agency at a rate of one-quarter
of the recovery made by any method other than recoupment.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 245.814, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Foster care parent liability insurance.

The commissionernew text begin of children, youth,
and families
new text end may use federal reimbursement money earned on an expenditure for foster
care parent liability insurance premiums to offset the costs of the premiums.new text begin The
commissioner of children, youth, and families and human services will work with the
insurance provider to transition coverage and responsibility as appropriate while avoiding
a lapse in coverage.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers transferred.

All the powers and duties now vested in or imposed
upon the State Board of Control by the laws of this state or by any law of the United States
are hereby transferred to, vested in, and imposed upon the commissioner of human services,
except the powers and duties otherwise specifically transferred by Laws 1939, chapter 431,
to other agencies. The commissioner of human services is hereby constituted the "state
agency" as defined by the Social Security Act of the United States and the laws of this statenew text begin ,
except for the purposes of Title IV of the Social Security Act
new text end .

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Specific powers.

Subject to the provisions of section 241.021, subdivision 2,
the commissioner of human services shall carry out the specific duties in paragraphs (a)
through (bb):

(a) Administer and supervise deleted text begin alldeleted text end new text begin thenew text end forms of public assistance provided for by state law
and other welfare activities or services deleted text begin asdeleted text end new text begin thatnew text end are vested in the commissioner. Administration
and supervision of human services activities or services includes, but is not limited to,
assuring timely and accurate distribution of benefits, completeness of service, and quality
program management. In addition to administering and supervising human services activities
vested by law in the department, the commissioner shall have the authority to:

(1) require county agency participation in training and technical assistance programs to
promote compliance with statutes, rules, federal laws, regulations, and policies governing
human services;

(2) monitor, on an ongoing basis, the performance of county agencies in the operation
and administration of human services, enforce compliance with statutes, rules, federal laws,
regulations, and policies governing welfare services and promote excellence of administration
and program operation;

(3) develop a quality control program or other monitoring program to review county
performance and accuracy of benefit determinations;

(4) require county agencies to make an adjustment to the public assistance benefits issued
to any individual consistent with federal law and regulation and state law and rule and to
issue or recover benefits as appropriate;

(5) delay or deny payment of all or part of the state and federal share of benefits and
administrative reimbursement according to the procedures set forth in section 256.017;

(6) make contracts with and grants to public and private agencies and organizations,
both profit and nonprofit, and individuals, using appropriated funds; and

(7) enter into contractual agreements with federally recognized Indian Tribes with a
reservation in Minnesota to the extent necessary for the Tribe to operate a federally approved
family assistance program or any other program under the supervision of the commissioner.
The commissioner shall consult with the affected county or counties in the contractual
agreement negotiations, if the county or counties wish to be included, in order to avoid the
duplication of county and Tribal assistance program services. The commissioner may
establish necessary accounts for the purposes of receiving and disbursing funds as necessary
for the operation of the programs.

new text begin The commissioner shall work in conjunction with the commissioner of children, youth, and
families to carry out the duties of this paragraph when necessary and feasible.
new text end

(b) Inform county agencies, on a timely basis, of changes in statute, rule, federal law,
regulation, and policy necessary to county agency administration of the programs.

deleted text begin (c) Administer and supervise all child welfare activities; promote the enforcement of
laws protecting children with a disability and children who are dependent, neglected, or
delinquent, and children born to mothers who were not married to the children's fathers at
the times of the conception nor at the births of the children; license and supervise child-caring
and child-placing agencies and institutions; supervise the care of children in boarding and
foster homes or in private institutions; and generally perform all functions relating to the
field of child welfare now vested in the State Board of Control.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end Administer and supervise all noninstitutional service to persons with disabilities,
including persons who have vision impairments, and persons who are deaf, deafblind, and
hard-of-hearing or with other disabilities. The commissioner may provide and contract for
the care and treatment of qualified indigent children in facilities other than those located
and available at state hospitals when it is not feasible to provide the service in state hospitals.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (d)new text end Assist and actively cooperate with other departments, agencies and institutions,
local, state, and federal, by performing services in conformity with the purposes of Laws
1939, chapter 431.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end Act as the agent of and cooperate with the federal government in matters of mutual
concern relative to and in conformity with the provisions of Laws 1939, chapter 431,
including the administration of any federal funds granted to the state to aid in the performance
of any functions of the commissioner as specified in Laws 1939, chapter 431, and including
the promulgation of rules making uniformly available medical care benefits to all recipients
of public assistance, at such times as the federal government increases its participation in
assistance expenditures for medical care to recipients of public assistance, the cost thereof
to be borne in the same proportion as are grants of aid to said recipients.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end Establish and maintain any administrative units reasonably necessary for the
performance of administrative functions common to all divisions of the department.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin (g)new text end Act as designated guardian of both the estate and the person of all the wards of
the state of Minnesota, whether by operation of law or by an order of court, without any
further act or proceeding whatever, except as to persons committed as developmentally
disabled. deleted text begin For children under the guardianship of the commissioner or a Tribe in Minnesota
recognized by the Secretary of the Interior whose interests would be best served by adoptive
placement, the commissioner may contract with a licensed child-placing agency or a
Minnesota Tribal social services agency to provide adoption services. A contract with a
licensed child-placing agency must be designed to supplement existing county efforts and
may not replace existing county programs or Tribal social services, unless the replacement
is agreed to by the county board and the appropriate exclusive bargaining representative,
Tribal governing body, or the commissioner has evidence that child placements of the county
continue to be substantially below that of other counties. Funds encumbered and obligated
under an agreement for a specific child shall remain available until the terms of the agreement
are fulfilled or the agreement is terminated.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i)deleted text end new text begin (h)new text end Act as coordinating referral and informational center on requests for service for
newly arrived immigrants coming to Minnesota.

deleted text begin (j)deleted text end new text begin (i)new text end The specific enumeration of powers and duties as hereinabove set forth shall in
no way be construed to be a limitation upon the general transfer of powers herein contained.

deleted text begin (k)deleted text end new text begin (j)new text end Establish county, regional, or statewide schedules of maximum fees and charges
which may be paid by county agencies for medical, dental, surgical, hospital, nursing and
nursing home care and medicine and medical supplies under all programs of medical care
provided by the state and for congregate living care under the income maintenance programs.

deleted text begin (l)deleted text end new text begin (k)new text end Have the authority to conduct and administer experimental projects to test methods
and procedures of administering assistance and services to recipients or potential recipients
of public welfare. To carry out such experimental projects, it is further provided that the
commissioner of human services is authorized to waive the enforcement of existing specific
statutory program requirements, rules, and standards in one or more counties. The order
establishing the waiver shall provide alternative methods and procedures of administration,
shall not be in conflict with the basic purposes, coverage, or benefits provided by law, and
in no event shall the duration of a project exceed four years. It is further provided that no
order establishing an experimental project as authorized by the provisions of this section
shall become effective until the following conditions have been met:

(1) the deleted text begin secretary of health and human services of thedeleted text end United States new text begin Secretary of Health
and Human Services
new text end has agreed, for the same project, to waive state plan requirements
relative to statewide uniformity; and

(2) a comprehensive plan, including estimated project costs, shall be approved by the
Legislative Advisory Commission and filed with the commissioner of administration.

deleted text begin (m)deleted text end new text begin (l)new text end According to federal requirementsnew text begin and in coordination with the commissioner
of children, youth, and families
new text end , establish procedures to be followed by local welfare boards
in creating citizen advisory committees, including procedures for selection of committee
members.

deleted text begin (n)deleted text end new text begin (m)new text end Allocate federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions which are based on quality
control error rates for deleted text begin the aid to families with dependent children program formerly codified
in sections 256.72 to 256.87,
deleted text end medical assistancedeleted text begin , or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)
deleted text end in the following manner:

(1) one-half of the total amount of the disallowance shall be borne by the county boards
responsible for administering the programs. deleted text begin For the medical assistance and the AFDC
program formerly codified in sections 256.72 to 256.87,
deleted text end Disallowances shall be shared by
each county board in the same proportion as that county's expenditures for the sanctioned
program are to the total of all counties' expenditures for deleted text begin the AFDC program formerly codified
in sections 256.72 to 256.87, and
deleted text end medical assistance deleted text begin programsdeleted text end . deleted text begin For SNAP, sanctions shall
be shared by each county board, with 50 percent of the sanction being distributed to each
county in the same proportion as that county's administrative costs for SNAP benefits are
to the total of all SNAP administrative costs for all counties, and 50 percent of the sanctions
being distributed to each county in the same proportion as that county's value of SNAP
benefits issued are to the total of all benefits issued for all counties.
deleted text end Each county shall pay
its share of the disallowance to the state of Minnesota. When a county fails to pay the amount
due hereunder, the commissioner may deduct the amount from reimbursement otherwise
due the county, or the attorney general, upon the request of the commissioner, may institute
civil action to recover the amount due; and

(2) notwithstanding the provisions of clause (1), if the disallowance results from knowing
noncompliance by one or more counties with a specific program instruction, and that knowing
noncompliance is a matter of official county board record, the commissioner may require
payment or recover from the county or counties, in the manner prescribed in clause (1), an
amount equal to the portion of the total disallowance which resulted from the noncompliance,
and may distribute the balance of the disallowance according to clause (1).

deleted text begin (o)deleted text end new text begin (n)new text end Develop and implement special projects that maximize reimbursements and result
in the recovery of money to the state. For the purpose of recovering state money, the
commissioner may enter into contracts with third parties. Any recoveries that result from
projects or contracts entered into under this paragraph shall be deposited in the state treasury
and credited to a special account until the balance in the account reaches $1,000,000. When
the balance in the account exceeds $1,000,000, the excess shall be transferred and credited
to the general fund. All money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner for the
purposes of this paragraph.

deleted text begin (p)deleted text end new text begin (o)new text end Have the authority to establish and enforce the following county reporting
requirements:

(1) the commissioner shall establish fiscal and statistical reporting requirements necessary
to account for the expenditure of funds allocated to counties for human services programs.
When establishing financial and statistical reporting requirements, the commissioner shall
evaluate all reports, in consultation with the counties, to determine if the reports can be
simplified or the number of reports can be reduced;

(2) the county board shall submit monthly or quarterly reports to the department as
required by the commissioner. Monthly reports are due no later than 15 working days after
the end of the month. Quarterly reports are due no later than 30 calendar days after the end
of the quarter, unless the commissioner determines that the deadline must be shortened to
20 calendar days to avoid jeopardizing compliance with federal deadlines or risking a loss
of federal funding. Only reports that are complete, legible, and in the required format shall
be accepted by the commissioner;

(3) if the required reports are not received by the deadlines established in clause (2), the
commissioner may delay payments and withhold funds from the county board until the next
reporting period. When the report is needed to account for the use of federal funds and the
late report results in a reduction in federal funding, the commissioner shall withhold from
the county boards with late reports an amount equal to the reduction in federal funding until
full federal funding is received;

(4) a county board that submits reports that are late, illegible, incomplete, or not in the
required format for two out of three consecutive reporting periods is considered
noncompliant. When a county board is found to be noncompliant, the commissioner shall
notify the county board of the reason the county board is considered noncompliant and
request that the county board develop a corrective action plan stating how the county board
plans to correct the problem. The corrective action plan must be submitted to the
commissioner within 45 days after the date the county board received notice of
noncompliance;

(5) the final deadline for fiscal reports or amendments to fiscal reports is one year after
the date the report was originally due. If the commissioner does not receive a report by the
final deadline, the county board forfeits the funding associated with the report for that
reporting period and the county board must repay any funds associated with the report
received for that reporting period;

(6) the commissioner may not delay payments, withhold funds, or require repayment
under clause (3) or (5) if the county demonstrates that the commissioner failed to provide
appropriate forms, guidelines, and technical assistance to enable the county to comply with
the requirements. If the county board disagrees with an action taken by the commissioner
under clause (3) or (5), the county board may appeal the action according to sections 14.57
to 14.69; and

(7) counties subject to withholding of funds under clause (3) or forfeiture or repayment
of funds under clause (5) shall not reduce or withhold benefits or services to clients to cover
costs incurred due to actions taken by the commissioner under clause (3) or (5).

deleted text begin (q)deleted text end new text begin (p)new text end Allocate federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions for audit exceptions when
federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions are based on a statewide random sample in direct
proportion to each county's claim for that period.

deleted text begin (r)deleted text end new text begin (q)new text end Be responsible for ensuring the detection, prevention, investigation, and resolution
of fraudulent activities or behavior by applicants, recipients, and other participants in the
human services programs administered by the department.

deleted text begin (s)deleted text end new text begin (r)new text end Require county agencies to identify overpayments, establish claims, and utilize
all available and cost-beneficial methodologies to collect and recover these overpayments
in the human services programs administered by the department.

deleted text begin (t)deleted text end new text begin (s)new text end Have the authority to administer the federal drug rebate program for drugs
purchased under the medical assistance program as allowed by section 1927 of title XIX of
the Social Security Act and according to the terms and conditions of section 1927. Rebates
shall be collected for all drugs that have been dispensed or administered in an outpatient
setting and that are from manufacturers who have signed a rebate agreement with the United
States Department of Health and Human Services.

deleted text begin (u)deleted text end new text begin (t)new text end Have the authority to administer a supplemental drug rebate program for drugs
purchased under the medical assistance program. The commissioner may enter into
supplemental rebate contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers and may require prior
authorization for drugs that are from manufacturers that have not signed a supplemental
rebate contract. Prior authorization of drugs shall be subject to the provisions of section
256B.0625, subdivision 13.

deleted text begin (v)deleted text end new text begin (u)new text end Operate the department's communication systems account established in Laws
1993, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 2, subdivision 2, to manage shared
communication costs necessary for the operation of the programs the commissioner
supervises. A communications account may also be established for each regional treatment
center which operates communications systems. Each account must be used to manage
shared communication costs necessary for the operations of the programs the commissioner
supervises. The commissioner may distribute the costs of operating and maintaining
communication systems to participants in a manner that reflects actual usage. Costs may
include acquisition, licensing, insurance, maintenance, repair, staff time and other costs as
determined by the commissioner. Nonprofit organizations and state, county, and local
government agencies involved in the operation of programs the commissioner supervises
may participate in the use of the department's communications technology and share in the
cost of operation. The commissioner may accept on behalf of the state any gift, bequest,
devise or personal property of any kind, or money tendered to the state for any lawful
purpose pertaining to the communication activities of the department. Any money received
for this purpose must be deposited in the department's communication systems accounts.
Money collected by the commissioner for the use of communication systems must be
deposited in the state communication systems account and is appropriated to the
commissioner for purposes of this section.

deleted text begin (w)deleted text end new text begin (v)new text end Receive any federal matching money that is made available through the medical
assistance program for the consumer satisfaction survey. Any federal money received for
the survey is appropriated to the commissioner for this purpose. The commissioner may
expend the federal money received for the consumer satisfaction survey in either year of
the biennium.

deleted text begin (x)deleted text end new text begin (w)new text end Designate community information and referral call centers and incorporate cost
reimbursement claims from the designated community information and referral call centers
into the federal cost reimbursement claiming processes of the department according to
federal law, rule, and regulations. Existing information and referral centers provided by
Greater Twin Cities United Way or existing call centers for which Greater Twin Cities
United Way has legal authority to represent, shall be included in these designations upon
review by the commissioner and assurance that these services are accredited and in
compliance with national standards. Any reimbursement is appropriated to the commissioner
and all designated information and referral centers shall receive payments according to
normal department schedules established by the commissioner upon final approval of
allocation methodologies from the United States Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Cost Allocation or other appropriate authorities.

deleted text begin (y)deleted text end new text begin (x)new text end Develop recommended standards for new text begin adult new text end foster care homes that address the
components of specialized therapeutic services to be provided by new text begin adult new text end foster care homes
with those services.

deleted text begin (z)deleted text end new text begin (y)new text end Authorize the method of payment to or from the department as part of the human
services programs administered by the department. This authorization includes the receipt
or disbursement of funds held by the department in a fiduciary capacity as part of the human
services programs administered by the department.

deleted text begin (aa)deleted text end new text begin (z)new text end Designate the agencies that operate the Senior LinkAge Line under section
256.975, subdivision 7, and the Disability Hub under subdivision 24 as the state of Minnesota
Aging and Disability Resource Center under United States Code, title 42, section 3001, the
Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006, and incorporate cost reimbursement claims
from the designated centers into the federal cost reimbursement claiming processes of the
department according to federal law, rule, and regulations. Any reimbursement must be
appropriated to the commissioner and treated consistent with section 256.011. All Aging
and Disability Resource Center designated agencies shall receive payments of grant funding
that supports the activity and generates the federal financial participation according to Board
on Aging administrative granting mechanisms.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Duties as state agency.

(a) The state agency shall:

deleted text begin (1) supervise the administration of assistance to dependent children under Laws 1937,
chapter 438, by the county agencies in an integrated program with other service for dependent
children maintained under the direction of the state agency;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) establish adequate standards for personnel employed by the counties and the state
agency in the administration of Laws 1937, chapter 438, and make the necessary rules to
maintain such standards;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (1) in coordination with the commissioner of children, youth, and families,new text end prescribe
the form of and print and supply to the county agencies blanks for applications, reports,
affidavits, and such other forms as it may deem necessary and advisable;

deleted text begin (4) cooperate with the federal government and its public welfare agencies in any
reasonable manner as may be necessary to qualify for federal aid for temporary assistance
for needy families and in conformity with title I of Public Law 104-193, the Personal
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and successor amendments,
including the making of such reports and such forms and containing such information as
the Federal Social Security Board may from time to time require, and comply with such
provisions as such board may from time to time find necessary to assure the correctness
and verification of such reports;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end on or before October 1 in each even-numbered year make a biennial report to the
governor concerning the activities of the agency;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin (3)new text end enter into agreements with other departments of the state as necessary to meet
all requirements of the federal government;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (7) cooperate with the commissioner of education to enforce the requirements for program
integrity and fraud prevention for investigation for child care assistance under chapter 119B;
and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin (4)new text end require that the county or Tribal case manager for any person who is notified that
their services will be terminated under section 245D.10, subdivision 3a, from residential
supports and services as defined in section 245D.03, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), clause
(3), develop an initial action plan within five business days of being notified of the
termination; request technical assistance from the state agency; and proceed to promptly
work to resolve the issues that led to the termination or arrange for alternative services as
expeditiously as possible within the 60-day notice period.

(b) The state agency may:

(1) subpoena witnesses and administer oaths, make rules, and take such action as may
be necessary or desirable for carrying out the provisions of Laws 1937, chapter 438. All
rules made by the state agency shall be binding on the counties and shall be complied with
by the respective county agencies;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (2) cooperate with other state agencies in establishing reciprocal agreements in instances
where a child receiving Minnesota family investment program assistance moves or
contemplates moving into or out of the state, in order that the child may continue to receive
supervised aid from the state moved from until the child has resided for one year in the state
moved to; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end administer oaths and affirmations, take depositions, certify to official acts, and
issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of individuals and the production of documents
and other personal property necessary in connection with the administration of programs
administered by, or for the purpose of any investigation, hearing, proceeding, or inquiry
related to the duties and responsibilities of, the Department of Human Services.

(c) The fees for service of a subpoena in paragraph (b), clause deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end , must be paid in
the same manner as prescribed by law for a service of process issued by a district court.
Witnesses must receive the same fees and mileage as in civil actions.

(d) The subpoena in paragraph (b), clause deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end , shall be enforceable through the district
court in the district where the subpoena is issued.

(e) A subpoena issued under this subdivision must state that the person to whom the
subpoena is directed may not disclose the fact that the subpoena was issued or the fact that
the requested records have been given to law enforcement personnel or agents of the
commissioner except:

(1) insofar as the disclosure is necessary and agreed upon by the commissioner, to find
and disclose the records; or

(2) pursuant to court order.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Gifts, contributions, pensions and benefits; acceptance.

deleted text begin The commissioner
shall have the power and authority to accept in behalf of the state contributions and gifts
for the use and benefit of children under the guardianship or custody of the commissioner;
deleted text end
The commissioner may deleted text begin alsodeleted text end receive and accept on behalf of deleted text begin such children, and on behalf
of
deleted text end patients and residents at the several state hospitals for persons with mental illness or
developmental disabilities during the period of their hospitalization and while on provisional
discharge therefrom, money due and payable to them as old age and survivors insurance
benefits, veterans benefits, pensions or other such monetary benefits. Such gifts,
contributions, pensions and benefits shall be deposited in and disbursed from the social
welfare fund provided for in sections 256.88 to 256.92.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Child mortality review panel.

(a) The commissioner shall establish a child
mortality review panel to review deaths of children in Minnesota, including deaths attributed
to maltreatment or in which maltreatment may be a contributing cause and to review near
fatalities as defined in section 260E.35. The commissioners of health, education, new text begin human
services,
new text end and public safety and the attorney general shall each designate a representative to
the child mortality review panel. Other panel members shall be appointed by the
commissioner, including a board-certified pathologist and a physician who is a coroner or
a medical examiner. The purpose of the panel shall be to make recommendations to the
state and to county agencies for improving the child protection system, including
modifications in statute, rule, policy, and procedure.

(b) The commissioner may require a county agency to establish a local child mortality
review panel. The commissioner may establish procedures for conducting local reviews
and may require that all professionals with knowledge of a child mortality case participate
in the local review. In this section, "professional" means a person licensed to perform or a
person performing a specific service in the child protective service system. "Professional"
includes law enforcement personnel, social service agency attorneys, educators, and social
service, health care, and mental health care providers.

(c) If the commissioner of human services has reason to believe that a child's death was
caused by maltreatment or that maltreatment was a contributing cause, the commissioner
has access to not public data under chapter 13 maintained by state agencies, statewide
systems, or political subdivisions that are related to the child's death or circumstances
surrounding the care of the child. The commissioner shall also have access to records of
private hospitals as necessary to carry out the duties prescribed by this section. Access to
data under this paragraph is limited to police investigative data; autopsy records and coroner
or medical examiner investigative data; hospital, public health, or other medical records of
the child; hospital and other medical records of the child's parent that relate to prenatal care;
and records created by social service agencies that provided services to the child or family
within three years preceding the child's death. A state agency, statewide system, or political
subdivision shall provide the data upon request of the commissioner. Not public data may
be shared with members of the state or local child mortality review panel in connection with
an individual case.

(d) Notwithstanding the data's classification in the possession of any other agency, data
acquired by a local or state child mortality review panel in the exercise of its duties is
protected nonpublic or confidential data as defined in section 13.02, but may be disclosed
as necessary to carry out the purposes of the review panel. The data is not subject to subpoena
or discovery. The commissioner may disclose conclusions of the review panel, but shall
not disclose data that was classified as confidential or private data on decedents, under
section 13.10, or private, confidential, or protected nonpublic data in the disseminating
agency, except that the commissioner may disclose local social service agency data as
provided in section 260E.35, on individual cases involving a fatality or near fatality of a
person served by the local social service agency prior to the date of death.

(e) A person attending a child mortality review panel meeting shall not disclose what
transpired at the meeting, except to carry out the purposes of the mortality review panel.
The proceedings and records of the mortality review panel are protected nonpublic data as
defined in section 13.02, subdivision 13, and are not subject to discovery or introduction
into evidence in a civil or criminal action against a professional, the state or a county agency,
arising out of the matters the panel is reviewing. Information, documents, and records
otherwise available from other sources are not immune from discovery or use in a civil or
criminal action solely because they were presented during proceedings of the review panel.
A person who presented information before the review panel or who is a member of the
panel shall not be prevented from testifying about matters within the person's knowledge.
However, in a civil or criminal proceeding a person shall not be questioned about the person's
presentation of information to the review panel or opinions formed by the person as a result
of the review meetings.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Information for persons with limited English-language proficiency.

deleted text begin By
July 1, 1998,
deleted text end The commissioner shall implement a procedure for public assistance applicants
and recipients to identify a language preference other than English in order to receive
information pertaining to the public assistance programs in that preferred language.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Immigration status verifications.

(a) Notwithstanding any waiver of this
requirement by the secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
deleted text begin effective July 1, 2001,deleted text end the commissioner shall utilize the Systematic Alien Verification for
Entitlements (SAVE) program to conduct immigration status verifications:

(1) as required under United States Code, title 8, section 1642;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (2) for all applicants for food assistance benefits, whether under the federal SNAP, the
MFIP or work first program, or the Minnesota food assistance program; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end for all applicants for general assistance, Minnesota supplemental aid,
MinnesotaCare, or housing support under chapter 256I, when the benefits provided by these
programs would fall under the definition of "federal public benefit" under United States
Code, title 8, section 1642, if federal funds were used to pay for all or part of the benefits.

(b) The commissioner shall comply with the reporting requirements under United States
Code, title 42, section 611a, and any federal regulation or guidance adopted under that law.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 18a, is amended to read:


Subd. 18a.

Public Assistance Reporting Information System.

(a) deleted text begin Effective October
1, 2009,
deleted text end The commissioner shall comply with the federal requirements in Public Law
110-379 in implementing the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) to
determine eligibility for all individuals applying for:

(1) health care benefits under chapters 256B and 256L; and

(2) public benefits under chapters deleted text begin 119B,deleted text end 256Ddeleted text begin ,deleted text end and 256Ideleted text begin , and the supplemental nutrition
assistance program
deleted text end .

(b) The commissioner shall determine eligibility under paragraph (a) by performing data
matches, including matching with medical assistance, cash, child care, and supplemental
assistance programs operated by other states.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.01, subdivision 34, is amended to read:


Subd. 34.

Federal administrative reimbursement dedicated.

Federal administrative
reimbursement resulting from the following activities is appropriated to the commissioner
for the designated purposes:

(1) reimbursement for the Minnesota senior health options project;new text begin and
new text end

(2) reimbursement related to prior authorization, review of medical necessity, and
inpatient admission certification by a professional review organization. A portion of these
funds must be used for activities to decrease unnecessary pharmaceutical costs in medical
assistancedeleted text begin ; anddeleted text end new text begin .
new text end

deleted text begin (3) reimbursement resulting from the federal child support grant expenditures authorized
under United States Code, title 42, section 1315.
deleted text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.012, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Payment for services provided.

(a) The cost of merit system operations shall
be paid by counties and other entities that utilize merit system services. Total costs shall be
determined by the commissioner annually and must be set at a level that neither significantly
overrecovers nor underrecovers the costs of providing the service. The costs of merit system
services shall be prorated among participating counties in accordance with an agreement
between the commissioner and these counties. Participating counties will be billed quarterly
in advance and shall pay their share of the costs upon receipt of the billing.

(b) This subdivision does not apply to counties with personnel systems otherwise provided
by law that meet federal merit system requirements. A county that applies to withdraw from
the merit system must notify the commissioner of the county's intent to develop its own
personnel system. This notice must be provided in writing by December 31 of the year
preceding the year of final participation in the merit system. The county may withdraw after
the commissioner has certified that its personnel system meets federal merit system
requirements.

(c) A county merit system operations account is established in the special revenue fund.
Payments received by the commissioner for merit system costs must be deposited in the
merit system operations account and must be used for the purpose of providing the services
and administering the merit system.

deleted text begin (d) County payment of merit system costs is effective July 1, 2003, however payment
for the period from July 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003, shall be made no later than
January 31, 2004.
deleted text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.012, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Consultation with commissioner of children, youth, and families
required.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must consult with the commissioner of children, youth, and
families on the administration of the merit system, including on the requirements in this
section.
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.016, is amended to read:


256.016 PLAIN LANGUAGE IN WRITTEN MATERIALS.

(a) To the extent reasonable and consistent with the goals of providing easily
understandable and readable materials and complying with federal and state laws governing
the programs, all written materials relating to services and determinations of eligibility for
or amounts of benefits that will be given to applicants for or recipients of assistance under
a program administered or supervised by the commissioner of human services must be
understandable to a person who reads at the seventh-grade level, using the Flesch scale
analysis readability score as determined under section 72C.09.

(b) All written materials relating to determinations of eligibility for or amounts of benefits
that will be given to applicants for or recipients of assistance under programs administered
or supervised by the commissioner of human services must be developed to satisfy the plain
language requirements of the Plain Language Contract Act under sections 325G.29 to
325G.36. Materials may be submitted to the attorney general for review and certification.
Notwithstanding section 325G.35, subdivision 1, the attorney general shall review submitted
materials to determine whether they comply with the requirements of section 325G.31. The
remedies available pursuant to sections 8.31 and 325G.33 to 325G.36 do not apply to these
materials. Failure to comply with this section does not provide a basis for suspending the
implementation or operation of other laws governing programs administered by the
commissioner.

(c) deleted text begin The requirements of this section apply to all materials modified or developed by the
commissioner on or after July 1, 1988.
deleted text end The requirements of this section do not apply to
materials that must be submitted to a federal agency for approval, to the extent that
application of the requirements prevents federal approval.

(d) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit a lawsuit brought to require the
commissioner to comply with this section or to affect individual appeal rights granted
pursuant to section 256.045.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.017, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority and purpose.

new text begin (a) The commissioner of human services shall
directly administer the compliance system for general assistance, medical assistance,
emergency general assistance, Minnesota supplemental assistance, housing support,
preadmission screening, alternative care grants, and all other programs administered by the
commissioner or on behalf of the commissioner under the powers and authorities named in
section 256.01, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of children, youth, and families shall administer the compliance
system for the Minnesota family investment program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP), the child care assistance program, and all other programs administered
by the commissioner or on behalf of the commissioner under the powers and authorities
named in section 142A.03, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text end The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissioners of human services and children, youth, and families
new text end shallnew text begin cooperate as necessary tonew text end administer deleted text begin adeleted text end compliance deleted text begin system fordeleted text end new text begin systems related tonew text end the
Minnesota family investment program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), deleted text begin emergency assistance,deleted text end general assistance, medical assistance, emergency general
assistance, Minnesota supplemental assistance, housing support, preadmission screening,
alternative care grants, the child care assistance program, and all other programs administered
by the commissioner new text begin of human services new text end or on behalf of the commissioner new text begin of human services
new text end under the powers and authorities named in section 256.01, subdivision 2.

new text begin (d) new text end The purpose of the compliance system is to permit the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end
to supervise the administration of public assistance programs and to enforce timely and
accurate distribution of benefits, completeness of service and efficient and effective program
management and operations, to increase uniformity and consistency in the administration
and delivery of public assistance programs throughout the state, and to reduce the possibility
of sanctions and fiscal disallowances for noncompliance with federal regulations and state
statutes. The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end , or the deleted text begin commissioner's representativedeleted text end new text begin
commissioners' representatives
new text end , may issue administrative subpoenas as needed in
administering the compliance system.

new text begin (e) new text end The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall utilize training, technical assistance, and
monitoring activities, as specified in deleted text begin sectiondeleted text end new text begin sections 142A.03, subdivision 2, andnew text end 256.01,
subdivision 2
, to encourage county agency compliance with written policies and procedures.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.017, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

The following terms have the meanings given for purposes of this
section.

(a) "Administrative penalty" means an adjustment against the county agency's state and
federal benefit and federal administrative reimbursement when the commissioner determines
that the county agency is not in compliance with the policies and procedures established by
the commissioner.

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services for programs listed in
subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and the commissioner of children, youth, and families for
programs listed in subdivision 1, paragraph (c).
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end "Quality control case penalty" means an adjustment against the county agency's
federal administrative reimbursement and state and federal benefit reimbursement when
the commissioner determines through a quality control review that the county agency has
made incorrect payments, terminations, or denials of benefits as determined by state quality
control procedures for the aid to families with dependent children program formerly codified
in sections 256.72 to 256.87, Minnesota family investment program, SNAP, or medical
assistance programs, or any other programs for which the commissioner has developed a
quality control system. Quality control case penalties apply only to agency errors as defined
by state quality control procedures.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (d)new text end "Quality control/quality assurance" means a review system of a statewide random
sample of cases, designed to provide data on program outcomes and the accuracy with which
state and federal policies are being applied in issuing benefits and as a fiscal audit to ensure
the accuracy of expenditures. The quality control/quality assurance system is administered
by the department. For the aid to families with dependent children program formerly codified
in sections 256.72 to 256.87, SNAP, and medical assistance, the quality control system is
that required by federal regulation, or those developed by the commissioner.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.017, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Quality control case penalty.

The deleted text begin departmentdeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end shall disallow,
withhold, or deny state and federal benefit reimbursement and federal administrative
reimbursement payment to a county when the commissioner determines that the county has
incorrectly issued benefits or incorrectly denied or terminated benefits. These cases shall
be identified by state quality control reviews.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.017, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Administrative penalties.

The deleted text begin departmentdeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end shall disallow or
withhold state and federal benefit reimbursement and federal administrative reimbursement
from county agencies when the actions performed by the county agency are not in compliance
with the written policies and procedures established by the commissioner. The policies and
procedures must be previously communicated to the county agency. A county agency shall
not be penalized for complying with a written policy or procedure, even if the policy or
procedure is found to be erroneous and is subsequently rescinded by the commissioner.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.017, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Process and exception.

(a)(1) The deleted text begin departmentdeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end shall notify the
county agency in writing of all proposed quality control case penalties.

(2) The county agency may submit a written exception of the quality control error claim
and proposed penalty. The exception must be submitted to the commissioner within ten
calendar days of the receipt of the penalty notice.

(3) Within 20 calendar days of receipt of the written exception, the commissioner shall
sustain, dismiss, or amend the quality control findings and case penalty and notify the county
agency, in writing, of the decision and the amount of any penalty. The commissioner's
decision is not subject to judicial review.

(b)(1) The deleted text begin departmentdeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end shall notify the county agency in writing of any
proposed administrative penalty, the date by which the county agency must correct the
issues noted in the penalty, and the time period within which the county agency must submit
a corrective action plan for compliance.

(2) If the county agency fails to submit a corrective action plan within the stated time
period, or if the corrective action plan does not bring the agency into compliance as
determined by the deleted text begin departmentdeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end , or if the county agency fails to meet the
commitments in the corrective action plan, the deleted text begin departmentdeleted text end new text begin commissionernew text end shall issue the
administrative penalty and notify the county agency in writing.

(3) The county agency may file written exception to the administrative penalty with the
commissioner within 30 days of the receipt of the deleted text begin department'sdeleted text end new text begin commissioner'snew text end notice of
issuing the administrative penalty. The county agency must notify the commissioner of its
intent to file a written exception within ten days of the delivery of the deleted text begin department'sdeleted text end new text begin
commissioner's
new text end notice of the administrative penalty. If the county agency does not notify
the commissioner of its intent to file and does not file a written exception within the
prescribed time periods, the department's initial decision shall be final.

(4) The commissioner shall sustain, dismiss, or amend the administrative penalty findings,
and shall issue a written order to the county agency within 30 calendar days after receiving
the county agency's written exception.

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.018, is amended to read:


256.018 COUNTY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE INCENTIVE FUND.

The commissioner new text begin of human services, in coordination with the commissioner of children,
youth, and families,
new text end shall grant incentive awards of money specifically appropriated for this
purpose to counties: (1) that have not been assessed an administrative penalty under section
256.017 in the corresponding fiscal year; and (2) that perform satisfactorily according to
indicators established by the commissioner.

After consultation with county agencies, the commissioner shall inform county agencies
in writing of the performance indicators that govern the awarding of the incentive fund for
each fiscal year by April of the preceding fiscal year.

The commissioner may set performance indicators to govern the awarding of the total
fund, may allocate portions of the fund to be awarded by unique indicators, or may set a
sole indicator to govern the awarding of funds.

The funds shall be awarded to qualifying county agencies according to their share of
benefits for the programs related to the performance indicators governing the distribution
of the fund or part of it as compared to the total benefits of all qualifying county agencies
for the programs related to the performance indicators governing the distribution of the fund
or part of it.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.019, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Retention rates.

When an assistance recovery amount is collected and
posted by a county agency under the provisions governing public assistance programs
including general assistance medical care formerly codified in chapter 256D, general
assistance, and Minnesota supplemental aid, the county may keep one-half of the recovery
made by the county agency using any method other than recoupment. For medical assistance,
if the recovery is made by a county agency using any method other than recoupment, the
county may keep one-half of the nonfederal share of the recovery. For MinnesotaCare, if
the recovery is collected and posted by the county agency, the county may keep one-half
of the nonfederal share of the recovery.

This does not apply to recoveries from medical providers or to recoveries begun by the
Department of Human Services' Surveillance and Utilization Review Division, State Hospital
Collections Unit, and the Benefit Recoveries Division or, by the attorney general's office,
or child support collections. deleted text begin In the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
the nonfederal share of recoveries in the federal tax offset program only will be divided
equally between the state agency and the involved county agency.
deleted text end

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.019, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Retention rates for deleted text begin AFDC anddeleted text end MFIP.

(a) When an assistance recovery amount
is collected and posted by a county agency under the provisions governing deleted text begin the aid to families
with dependent children program formerly codified in 1996 in sections 256.72 to 256.87
or
deleted text end MFIP under chapter 256J, the commissioner shall reimburse the county agency from the
proceeds of the recovery using the applicable rate specified in paragraph (b) deleted text begin or (c)deleted text end .

deleted text begin (b) For recoveries of overpayments made on or before September 30, 1996, from the
aid to families with dependent children program including the emergency assistance program,
the commissioner shall reimburse the county agency at a rate of one-quarter of the recovery
made by any method other than recoupment.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin (b)new text end For recoveries of overpayments deleted text begin made after September 30, 1996, from the aid to
families with dependent children including the emergency assistance program and
deleted text end new text begin fromnew text end
programs funded in whole or in part by the temporary assistance to needy families program
under section 256J.02, subdivision 2, and recoveries of nonfederally funded food assistance
under section 256J.11, the commissioner shall reimburse the county agency at a rate of
one-quarter of the recovery made by any method other than recoupment.

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.029, is amended to read:


256.029 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE.

(a) The commissioner shall provide a domestic violence informational brochure that
provides information about the existence of domestic violence waivers for eligible public
assistance applicants to all applicants of general assistance, deleted text begin Minnesota family investment
program,
deleted text end medical assistance, and MinnesotaCare. The brochure must explain that eligible
applicants may be temporarily waived from certain program requirements due to domestic
violence. The brochure must provide information about services and other programs to help
victims of domestic violence.

(b) The brochure must be funded with TANF funds.

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 256.045, subdivision 3, is amended
to read:


Subd. 3.

State agency hearings.

(a) State agency hearings are available for the following:

(1) any personnew text begin :
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end applying for, receiving or having received public assistance, medical care, or a program
of social services deleted text begin granted by the state agencydeleted text end new text begin administered by the commissionernew text end or a county
agency deleted text begin or the federal Food and Nutrition Actdeleted text end new text begin on behalf of the commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (ii)new text end whose application for assistance is denied, not acted upon with reasonable promptness,
or whose assistance is suspended, reduced, terminated, or claimed to have been incorrectly
paid;

(2) any patient or relative aggrieved by an order of the commissioner under section
252.27;

(3) a party aggrieved by a ruling of a prepaid health plan;

(4) except as provided under chapter 245C, any individual or facility determined by a
lead investigative agency to have maltreated a vulnerable adult under section 626.557 after
they have exercised their right to administrative reconsideration under section 626.557;

deleted text begin (5) any person whose claim for foster care payment according to a placement of the
child resulting from a child protection assessment under chapter
deleted text end deleted text begin 260E deleted text end deleted text begin is denied or not acted
upon with reasonable promptness, regardless of funding source;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin (5)new text end any person to whom a right of appeal according to this section is given by other
provision of law;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin (6)new text end an applicant aggrieved by an adverse decision to an application for a hardship
waiver under section 256B.15;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin (7)new text end an applicant aggrieved by an adverse decision to an application or redetermination
for a Medicare Part D prescription drug subsidy under section 256B.04, subdivision 4a;

deleted text begin (9) except as provided under chapter deleted text end deleted text begin 245A deleted text end deleted text begin , an individual or facility determined to have
maltreated a minor under chapter
deleted text end deleted text begin 260E deleted text end deleted text begin , after the individual or facility has exercised the
right to administrative reconsideration under chapter
deleted text end deleted text begin 260E deleted text end deleted text begin ;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (8)new text end except as provided under chapter 245Cnew text begin and except for a subject of a background
study that the commissioner has conducted on behalf of another agency for a program or
facility not otherwise overseen by the commissioner
new text end , an individual disqualified under sections
245C.14 and 245C.15, following a reconsideration decision issued under section 245C.23,
on the basis of serious or recurring maltreatment; a preponderance of the evidence that the
individual has committed an act or acts that meet the definition of any of the crimes listed
in section 245C.15, subdivisions 1 to 4; or for failing to make reports required under section
260E.06, subdivision 1, or 626.557, subdivision 3. Hearings regarding a maltreatment
determination under clause (4) or deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin (8) or section 142A.20, subdivision 3, clause (4),new text end and
a disqualification under this clause in which the basis for a disqualification is serious or
recurring maltreatment, shall be consolidated into a single fair hearing. In such cases, the
scope of review by the human services judge shall include both the maltreatment
determination and the disqualification. The failure to exercise the right to an administrative
reconsideration shall not be a bar to a hearing under this section if federal law provides an
individual the right to a hearing to dispute a finding of maltreatment;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end any person with an outstanding debt resulting from receipt of public assistancedeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin
administered by the commissioner or
new text end medical caredeleted text begin , or the federal Food and Nutrition Actdeleted text end
who is contesting a setoff claim by the Department of Human Services or a county agency.
The scope of the appeal is the validity of the claimant agency's intention to request a setoff
of a refund under chapter 270A against the debt;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin (10)new text end a person issued a notice of service termination under section 245D.10,
subdivision 3a, by a licensed provider of any residential supports or services listed in section
245D.03, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c), that is not otherwise subject to appeal under
subdivision 4a;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin (11)new text end an individual disability waiver recipient based on a denial of a request for a
rate exception under section 256B.4914;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin (12)new text end a person issued a notice of service termination under section 245A.11,
subdivision
11, that is not otherwise subject to appeal under subdivision 4a; or

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin (13)new text end a recovery community organization seeking medical assistance vendor eligibility
under section 254B.01, subdivision 8, that is aggrieved by a membership or accreditation
determination and that believes the organization meets the requirements under section
254B.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), clauses (1) to (10). The scope of the review by the
human services judge shall be limited to whether the organization meets each of the
requirements under section 254B.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), clauses (1) to (10).

(b) The hearing for an individual or facility under paragraph (a), clause (4), deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin (8)new text end , or
deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end , is the only administrative appeal to the final agency determination specifically,
including a challenge to the accuracy and completeness of data under section 13.04. Hearings
requested under paragraph (a), clause (4), apply only to incidents of maltreatment that occur
on or after October 1, 1995. Hearings requested by nursing assistants in nursing homes
alleged to have maltreated a resident prior to October 1, 1995, shall be held as a contested
case proceeding under the provisions of chapter 14. Hearings requested under paragraph
(a), clause deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin (8)new text end , apply only to incidents of maltreatment that occur on or after July 1,
1997. A hearing for an individual or facility under paragraph (a), deleted text begin clauses (4), (9), and (10)deleted text end new text begin
clause (4), (8), or (9)
new text end , is only available when there is no district court action pending. If
such action is filed in district court while an administrative review is pending that arises
out of some or all of the events or circumstances on which the appeal is based, the
administrative review must be suspended until the judicial actions are completed. If the
district court proceedings are completed, dismissed, or overturned, the matter may be
considered in an administrative hearing.

(c) For purposes of this section, bargaining unit grievance procedures are not an
administrative appeal.

deleted text begin (d) The scope of hearings involving claims to foster care payments under paragraph (a),
clause (5), shall be limited to the issue of whether the county is legally responsible for a
child's placement under court order or voluntary placement agreement and, if so, the correct
amount of foster care payment to be made on the child's behalf and shall not include review
of the propriety of the county's child protection determination or child placement decision.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (d)new text end The scope of hearings under paragraph (a), clauses deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin (11)new text end and deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin (13)new text end , shall
be limited to whether the proposed termination of services is authorized under section
245D.10, subdivision 3a, paragraph (b), or 245A.11, subdivision 11, and whether the
requirements of section 245D.10, subdivision 3a, paragraphs (c) to (e), or 245A.11,
subdivision
2a, paragraphs (d) deleted text begin to (f)deleted text end new text begin and (e)new text end , were met. If the appeal includes a request for
a temporary stay of termination of services, the scope of the hearing shall also include
whether the case management provider has finalized arrangements for a residential facility,
a program, or services that will meet the assessed needs of the recipient by the effective
date of the service termination.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end A vendor of medical care as defined in section 256B.02, subdivision 7, or a vendor
under contract with a county agency to provide social services is not a party and may not
request a hearing under this section, except if assisting a recipient as provided in subdivision
4.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin (f)new text end An applicant or recipient is not entitled to receive social services beyond the
services prescribed under chapter 256M or other social services the person is eligible for
under state law.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin (g)new text end The commissioner may summarily affirm the county or state agency's proposed
action without a hearing when the sole issue is an automatic change due to a change in state
or federal law.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text end new text begin (h)new text end Unless federal or Minnesota law specifies a different time frame in which to file
an appeal, an individual or organization specified in this section may contest the specified
action, decision, or final disposition before the state agency by submitting a written request
for a hearing to the state agency within 30 days after receiving written notice of the action,
decision, or final disposition, or within 90 days of such written notice if the applicant,
recipient, patient, or relative shows good cause, as defined in section 256.0451, subdivision
13, why the request was not submitted within the 30-day time limit. The individual filing
the appeal has the burden of proving good cause by a preponderance of the evidence.

Sec. 68.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.045, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Standard of evidence for maltreatment and disqualification hearings.

(a)
The state human services judge shall determine that maltreatment has occurred if a
preponderance of evidence exists to support the final disposition under section 626.557 and
chapter 260E. For purposes of hearings regarding disqualification, the state human services
judge shall affirm the proposed disqualification in an appeal under subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), clause deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end , if a preponderance of the evidence shows the individual has:

(1) committed maltreatment under section 626.557 or chapter 260Edeleted text begin , whichdeleted text end new text begin thatnew text end is serious
or recurring;

(2) committed an act or acts meeting the definition of any of the crimes listed in section
245C.15, subdivisions 1 to 4; or

(3) failed to make required reports under section 626.557 or chapter 260E, for incidents
in which the final disposition under section 626.557 or chapter 260E was substantiated
maltreatment that was serious or recurring.

(b) If the disqualification is affirmed, the state human services judge shall determine
whether the individual poses a risk of harm in accordance with the requirements of section
245C.22, and whether the disqualification should be set aside or not set aside. In determining
whether the disqualification should be set aside, the human services judge shall consider
all of the characteristics that cause the individual to be disqualified, including those
characteristics that were not subject to review under paragraph (a), in order to determine
whether the individual poses a risk of harm. A decision to set aside a disqualification that
is the subject of the hearing constitutes a determination that the individual does not pose a
risk of harm and that the individual may provide direct contact services in the individual
program specified in the set aside.

(c) If a disqualification is based solely on a conviction or is conclusive for any reason
under section 245C.29, the disqualified individual does not have a right to a hearing under
this section.

(d) The state human services judge shall recommend an order to the commissioner of
health, education, or human services, as applicable, who shall issue a final order. The
commissioner shall affirm, reverse, or modify the final disposition. Any order of the
commissioner issued in accordance with this subdivision is conclusive upon the parties
unless appeal is taken in the manner provided in subdivision 7. In any licensing appeal under
chapters 245A and 245C and sections 144.50 to 144.58 and 144A.02 to 144A.482, the
commissioner's determination as to maltreatment is conclusive, as provided under section
245C.29.

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.045, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Conduct of hearings.

(a) All hearings held pursuant to subdivision 3, 3a, 3b,
or 4a shall be conducted according to the provisions of the federal Social Security Act and
the regulations implemented in accordance with that act to enable this state to qualify for
federal grants-in-aid, and according to the rules and written policies of the commissioner
of human services. County agencies shall install equipment necessary to conduct telephone
hearings. A state human services judge may schedule a telephone conference hearing when
the distance or time required to travel to the county agency offices will cause a delay in the
issuance of an order, or to promote efficiency, or at the mutual request of the parties. Hearings
may be conducted by telephone conferences unless the applicant, recipient, former recipient,
person, or facility contesting maltreatment objects. A human services judge may grant a
request for a hearing in person by holding the hearing by interactive video technology or
in person. The human services judge must hear the case in person if the person asserts that
either the person or a witness has a physical or mental disability that would impair the
person's or witness's ability to fully participate in a hearing held by interactive video
technology. The hearing shall not be held earlier than five days after filing of the required
notice with the county or state agency. The state human services judge shall notify all
interested persons of the time, date, and location of the hearing at least five days before the
date of the hearing. Interested persons may be represented by legal counsel or other
representative of their choice, including a provider of therapy services, at the hearing and
may appear personally, testify and offer evidence, and examine and cross-examine witnesses.
The applicant, recipient, former recipient, person, or facility contesting maltreatment shall
have the opportunity to examine the contents of the case file and all documents and records
to be used by the county or state agency at the hearing at a reasonable time before the date
of the hearing and during the hearing. In hearings under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clauses
(4), deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin (8)new text end , and deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end , either party may subpoena the private data relating to the
investigation prepared by the agency under section 626.557 or chapter 260E that is not
otherwise accessible under section 13.04, provided the identity of the reporter may not be
disclosed.

(b) The private data obtained by subpoena in a hearing under subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), clause (4), deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin (8)new text end , or deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end , must be subject to a protective order which prohibits its
disclosure for any other purpose outside the hearing provided for in this section without
prior order of the district court. Disclosure without court order is punishable by a sentence
of not more than 90 days imprisonment or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both. These
restrictions on the use of private data do not prohibit access to the data under section 13.03,
subdivision 6
. Except for appeals under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clauses (4), deleted text begin (5), (9)deleted text end new text begin
(8)
new text end , and deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end , upon request, the county agency shall provide reimbursement for
transportation, child care, photocopying, medical assessment, witness fee, and other necessary
and reasonable costs incurred by the applicant, recipient, or former recipient in connection
with the appeal. All evidence, except that privileged by law, commonly accepted by
reasonable people in the conduct of their affairs as having probative value with respect to
the issues shall be submitted at the hearing and such hearing shall not be "a contested case"
within the meaning of section 14.02, subdivision 3. The agency must present its evidence
prior to or at the hearing, and may not submit evidence after the hearing except by agreement
of the parties at the hearing, provided the petitioner has the opportunity to respond.

(c) In hearings under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), deleted text begin clauses (4), (9), and (10)deleted text end new text begin clause (4),
(8), or (9)
new text end , involving determinations of maltreatment or disqualification made by more than
one county agency, by a county agency and a state agency, or by more than one state agency,
the hearings may be consolidated into a single fair hearing upon the consent of all parties
and the state human services judge.

(d) For hearings under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4) or deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin (9)new text end , involving a
vulnerable adult, the human services judge shall notify the vulnerable adult who is the
subject of the maltreatment determination and, if known, a guardian of the vulnerable adult
appointed under section 524.5-310, or a health care agent designated by the vulnerable adult
in a health care directive that is currently effective under section 145C.06 and whose authority
to make health care decisions is not suspended under section 524.5-310, of the hearing. The
notice must be sent by certified mail and inform the vulnerable adult of the right to file a
signed written statement in the proceedings. A guardian or health care agent who prepares
or files a written statement for the vulnerable adult must indicate in the statement that the
person is the vulnerable adult's guardian or health care agent and sign the statement in that
capacity. The vulnerable adult, the guardian, or the health care agent may file a written
statement with the human services judge hearing the case no later than five business days
before commencement of the hearing. The human services judge shall include the written
statement in the hearing record and consider the statement in deciding the appeal. This
subdivision does not limit, prevent, or excuse the vulnerable adult from being called as a
witness testifying at the hearing or grant the vulnerable adult, the guardian, or health care
agent a right to participate in the proceedings or appeal the human services judge's decision
in the case. The lead investigative agency must consider including the vulnerable adult
victim of maltreatment as a witness in the hearing. If the lead investigative agency determines
that participation in the hearing would endanger the well-being of the vulnerable adult or
not be in the best interests of the vulnerable adult, the lead investigative agency shall inform
the human services judge of the basis for this determination, which must be included in the
final order. If the human services judge is not reasonably able to determine the address of
the vulnerable adult, the guardian, or the health care agent, the human services judge is not
required to send a hearing notice under this subdivision.

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.045, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Additional powers of commissioner; subpoenas.

(a) The commissioner of
human services, or the commissioner of health for matters within the commissioner's
jurisdiction under subdivision 3b, may initiate a review of any action or decision of a county
agency and direct that the matter be presented to a state human services judge for a hearing
held under subdivision 3, 3a, 3b, or 4a. In all matters dealing with human services committed
by law to the discretion of the county agency, the commissioner's judgment may be
substituted for that of the county agency. The commissioner may order an independent
examination when appropriate.

(b) Any party to a hearing held pursuant to subdivision 3, 3a, 3b, or 4a may request that
the commissioner issue a subpoena to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production
of records at the hearing. A local agency may request that the commissioner issue a subpoena
to compel the release of information from third parties prior to a request for a hearing under
section 256.046 upon a showing of relevance to such a proceeding. The issuance, service,
and enforcement of subpoenas under this subdivision is governed by section 357.22 and
the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.

(c) The commissioner may issue a temporary order staying a proposed demission by a
residential facility licensed under chapter 245A:

(1) while an appeal by a recipient under subdivision 3 is pending;

(2) for the period of time necessary for the case management provider to implement the
commissioner's order; or

(3) for appeals under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin (11)new text end , when the individual
is seeking a temporary stay of demission on the basis that the county has not yet finalized
an alternative arrangement for a residential facility, a program, or services that will meet
the assessed needs of the individual by the effective date of the service termination, a
temporary stay of demission may be issued for no more than 30 calendar days to allow for
such arrangements to be finalized.

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.045, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Payments pending appeal.

If the commissioner of human services or district
court orders monthly assistance or aid or services paid or provided in any proceeding under
this section, it shall be paid or provided pending appeal to the commissioner of human
services, district court, court of appeals, or supreme court. The human services judge may
order the local human services agency to reduce or terminate medical assistance to a recipient
before a final order is issued under this section if: (1) the human services judge determines
at the hearing that the sole issue on appeal is one of a change in state or federal law; and
(2) the commissioner or the local agency notifies the recipient before the action. The state
or county agency has a claim for deleted text begin Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
benefits,
deleted text end cash payments, medical assistance, and MinnesotaCare program payments made
to or on behalf of a recipient or former recipient while an appeal is pending if the recipient
or former recipient is determined ineligible for deleted text begin SNAP benefits,deleted text end cash payments, medical
assistance, or MinnesotaCare as a result of the appeal, except for medical assistance made
on behalf of a recipient pursuant to a court order. In enforcing a claim on MinnesotaCare
program payments, the state or county agency shall reduce the claim amount by the value
of any premium payments made by a recipient or former recipient during the period for
which the recipient or former recipient has been determined to be ineligible. Provision of
a health care service by the state agency under medical assistance or MinnesotaCare pending
appeal shall not render moot the state agency's position in a court of law.

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.0451, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Scope.

new text begin (a) new text end The requirements in this section apply to all fair hearings and
appeals under section 256.045, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), (3), (5), (6),
(7), (8), (11), and (13). Except as provided in subdivisions 3 and 19, the requirements under
this section apply to fair hearings and appeals under section 256.045, subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), clauses (4), (9), (10), and (12).

deleted text begin The term "person" is used in this section to meandeleted text end new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "person"
means
new text end an individual who, on behalf of themselves or their household, is appealing or
disputing or challenging an action, a decision, or a failure to act, by an agency in the human
services system. When a person involved in a proceeding under this section is represented
by an attorney or by an authorized representative, the term "person" also deleted text begin refers todeleted text end new text begin meansnew text end
the person's attorney or authorized representative. Any notice sent to the person involved
in the hearing must also be sent to the person's attorney or authorized representative.

deleted text begin The term "agency" includesdeleted text end new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "agency" meansnew text end the county
human services agency, the state human services agency, and, where applicable, any entity
involved under a contract, subcontract, grant, or subgrant with the state agency or with a
county agency, that provides or operates programs or services in which appeals are governed
by section 256.045.

Sec. 73.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.0451, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Access to files.

A person involved in a fair hearing appeal has the right of access
to the person's complete case files and to examine all private welfare data on the person
which has been generated, collected, stored, or disseminated by the agency. A person
involved in a fair hearing appeal has the right to a free copy of all documents in the case
file involved in a fair hearing appeal. new text begin For purposes of this section, new text end "case file" means the
information, documents, and data, in whatever form, which have been generated, collected,
stored, or disseminated by the agency in connection with the person and the program or
service involved.

Sec. 74.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 256.046, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Hearing authority.

A local agency must initiate an administrative fraud
disqualification hearing for individuals accused of wrongfully obtaining assistance or
intentional program violations, in lieu of a criminal action when it has not been pursued, in
deleted text begin the Minnesota family investment program and any affiliated program to include the work
participation cash benefit program, child care assistance programs,
deleted text end general assistance, family
general assistance program formerly codified in section 256D.05, subdivision 1, clause (15),
Minnesota supplemental aid, deleted text begin the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),deleted text end
MinnesotaCare for adults without children, and upon federal approval, all categories of
medical assistance and remaining categories of MinnesotaCare except for children through
age 18. The Department of Human Services, in lieu of a local agency, may initiate an
administrative fraud disqualification hearing when the state agency is directly responsible
for administration or investigation of the program for which benefits were wrongfully
obtained. The hearing is subject to the requirements of sections 256.045 and 256.0451 and
the requirements in Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 273.16.

Sec. 75.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.046, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Combined hearing.

new text begin (a) new text end The human services judge may combine a fair hearing
new text begin under section 142A.20 or 256.045 new text end and administrative fraud disqualification hearing new text begin under
this section or section 142A.27
new text end into a single hearing if the factual issues arise out of the
same, or related, circumstancesnew text begin ; the commissioner of human services has jurisdiction over
at least one of the hearings;
new text end and the individual receives prior notice that the hearings will
be combined. If the administrative fraud disqualification hearing and fair hearing are
combined, the time frames for administrative fraud disqualification hearings specified in
Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 273.16, apply. If the individual accused of
wrongfully obtaining assistance is charged under section 256.98 for the same act or acts
which are the subject of the hearing, the individual may request that the hearing be delayed
until the criminal charge is decided by the court or withdrawn.

new text begin (b) The human services judge must conduct any hearings under section 142A.20 or
142A.27 pursuant to the relevant laws and rules governing children, youth, and families
judges.
new text end

Sec. 76.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 256.0471, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Qualifying overpayment.

Any overpayment deleted text begin for assistance granted under
the MFIP program formerly codified under sections 256.031 to 256.0361 and the AFDC
program formerly codified under sections 256.72 to 256.871; for assistance granted under
chapters
deleted text end deleted text begin 119Bdeleted text end deleted text begin , deleted text end deleted text begin 256Ddeleted text end deleted text begin , deleted text end deleted text begin 256Ideleted text end deleted text begin , deleted text end deleted text begin 256Jdeleted text end deleted text begin , and deleted text end deleted text begin 256Kdeleted text end deleted text begin ;deleted text end for assistance granted pursuant to section
256.045, subdivision 10; deleted text begin for state-funded medical assistance and state-funded MinnesotaCare
under chapters
deleted text end deleted text begin 256Bdeleted text end deleted text begin and deleted text end deleted text begin 256Ldeleted text end deleted text begin ; and for assistance granted under the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP),
deleted text end new text begin chapter 256B for state-funded medical assistance; and chapters
256D, 256I, 256K, and 256L for state-funded MinnesotaCare
new text end except agency error claims,
become a judgment by operation of law 90 days after the notice of overpayment is personally
served upon the recipient in a manner that is sufficient under rule 4.03(a) of the Rules of
Civil Procedure for district courts, or by certified mail, return receipt requested. This
judgment shall be entitled to full faith and credit in this and any other state.

Sec. 77.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.82, is amended to read:


256.82 PAYMENTS BY STATE.

Subd. 2.

Foster care maintenance payments.

(a) For the purpose of foster care
maintenance payments under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, United States Code, title
42, sections 670 to 676, the county or American Indian child welfare initiative Tribes under
section 256.01, subdivision 14b, paying the maintenance costs must be reimbursed for the
costs from the federal money available for the purpose. deleted text begin Beginning July 1, 1997,deleted text end For the
purposes of determining a child's eligibility under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the
placing agency shall use AFDC requirements in effect on July 16, 1996.

(b) For the purpose of foster care maintenance payments under title IV-E of the Social
Security Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 670 to 676, the state is responsible for
approving of child care institutions for the county paying the facility's maintenance costs
to be reimbursed from the federal money available for the purpose. The facility must be
licensed by the state or approved or licensed by a Tribe.

Subd. 3.

Setting foster care standard rates.

(a) The commissioner shall annually
establish minimum rates for foster care maintenance including supplemental difficulty of
care payments for all children eligible for Northstar Care for Children under chapter 256N.

(b) All children entering foster care on or after January 1, 2015, are eligible for Northstar
Care for Children under chapter 256N. Any increase in rates shall in no case exceed three
percent per annum.

(c) All children in foster care on December 31, 2014, must remain in the pre-Northstar
Care for Children foster care program under sections 256N.21, subdivision 6, and 260C.4411,
subdivision 1
. The rates for the pre-Northstar Care for Children foster care program shall
remain those in effect on January 1, 2013.

new text begin (d) The commissioner of children, youth, and families may promulgate rules as necessary
to implement this section.
new text end

Sec. 78.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 256.98, subdivision 8, is amended
to read:


Subd. 8.

Disqualification from program.

(a) Any person found to be guilty of
wrongfully obtaining assistance by a federal or state court or by an administrative hearing
determination, or waiver thereof, through a disqualification consent agreement, or as part
of any approved diversion plan under section 401.065, or any court-ordered stay which
carries with it any probationary or other conditions, in the Minnesota family investment
program and any affiliated program to include the work participation cash benefit program,
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the general assistance program,
housing support under chapter 256I, or the Minnesota supplemental aid program shall be
disqualified from that program. In addition, any person disqualified from the Minnesota
family investment program shall also be disqualified from SNAP. The needs of that individual
shall not be taken into consideration in determining the grant level for that assistance unit:

(1) for one year after the first offense;

(2) for two years after the second offense; and

(3) permanently after the third or subsequent offense.

The period of program disqualification shall begin on the date stipulated on the advance
notice of disqualification without possibility of postponement for administrative stay or
administrative hearing and shall continue through completion unless and until the findings
upon which the sanctions were imposed are reversed by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The period for which sanctions are imposed is not subject to review. The sanctions provided
under this subdivision are in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other sanctions that
may be provided for by law for the offense involved. A disqualification established through
hearing or waiver shall result in the disqualification period beginning immediately unless
the person has become otherwise ineligible for assistance. If the person is ineligible for
assistance, the disqualification period begins when the person again meets the eligibility
criteria of the program from which they were disqualified and makes application for that
program.

(b) A family receiving assistance through child care assistance programs under chapter
119B with a family member who is found to be guilty of wrongfully obtaining child care
assistance by a federal court, state court, or an administrative hearing determination or
waiver, through a disqualification consent agreement, as part of an approved diversion plan
under section 401.065, or a court-ordered stay with probationary or other conditions, is
disqualified from child care assistance programs. The disqualifications must be for periods
of one year and two years for the first and second offenses, respectively. Subsequent
violations must result in permanent disqualification. During the disqualification period,
disqualification from any child care program must extend to all child care programs and
must be immediately applied.

(c) A provider caring for children receiving assistance through child care assistance
programs under chapter 119B is disqualified from receiving payment for child care services
from the child care assistance program under chapter 119B when the provider is found to
have wrongfully obtained child care assistance by a federal court, state court, or an
administrative hearing determination or waiver under sectionnew text begin 142A.27; 142E.51, subdivision
5; or
new text end 256.046, through a disqualification consent agreement, as part of an approved diversion
plan under section 401.065, or a court-ordered stay with probationary or other conditions.
The disqualification must be for a period of three years for the first offense. Any subsequent
violation must result in permanent disqualification. The disqualification period must be
imposed immediately after a determination is made under this paragraph. During the
disqualification period, the provider is disqualified from receiving payment from any child
care program under chapter 119B.

(d) Any person found to be guilty of wrongfully obtaining MinnesotaCare for adults
without children and upon federal approval, all categories of medical assistance and
remaining categories of MinnesotaCare, except for children through age 18, by a federal or
state court or by an administrative hearing determination, or waiver thereof, through a
disqualification consent agreement, or as part of any approved diversion plan under section
401.065, or any court-ordered stay which carries with it any probationary or other conditions,
is disqualified from that program. The period of disqualification is one year after the first
offense, two years after the second offense, and permanently after the third or subsequent
offense. The period of program disqualification shall begin on the date stipulated on the
advance notice of disqualification without possibility of postponement for administrative
stay or administrative hearing and shall continue through completion unless and until the
findings upon which the sanctions were imposed are reversed by a court of competent
jurisdiction. The period for which sanctions are imposed is not subject to review. The
sanctions provided under this subdivision are in addition to, and not in substitution for, any
other sanctions that may be provided for by law for the offense involved.

Sec. 79.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.981, is amended to read:


256.981 TRAINING OF WELFARE FRAUD PROSECUTORS.

The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end of human services new text begin and children, youth, and families
new text end shall, to the extent an appropriation is provided for this purpose, contract with the county
attorney's council or other public or private entity experienced in providing training for
prosecutors to conduct quarterly workshops and seminars focusing on current Minnesota
family investment program issues, other income maintenance program changes, recovery
issues, alternative sentencing methods, use of technical aids for interviews and interrogations,
and other matters affecting prosecution of welfare fraud cases.

Sec. 80.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.982, is amended to read:


256.982 TRAINING OF WELFARE FRAUD INVESTIGATORS.

The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end of human services new text begin and children, youth, and families
new text end shall, to the extent an appropriation is provided for this purpose, establish a pilot project
for further education and training of welfare fraud investigators. The commissioner may
enter into contractual agreements with other state, federal, or county agencies as part of
cooperative projects employing experienced investigators to provide on-the-job training to
county investigators.

Sec. 81.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.983, as amended by Laws 2023, chapter
70, article 13, section 24, is amended to read:


256.983 FRAUD PREVENTION INVESTIGATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Programs established.

Within the limits of available appropriations, the
deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end of human services new text begin and children, youth, and families new text end shall
require the maintenance of budget neutral fraud prevention investigation programs in the
counties or Tribal agencies participating in the fraud prevention investigation project
established under this section. If funds are sufficient, the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end may
also extend fraud prevention investigation programs to other counties or Tribal agencies
provided the expansion is budget neutral to the state. Under any expansion, the deleted text begin commissioner
has
deleted text end new text begin commissioners jointly havenew text end the final authority in decisions regarding the creation and
realignment of individual county, Tribal agency, or regional operations.new text begin The commissioners
may establish a joint office or interagency agreement to facilitate joint oversight and
administration of sections 256.981 to 256.9861 and 256.9866.
new text end

Subd. 2.

County and Tribal agency proposals.

Each participating county and Tribal
agency shall develop and submit an annual staffing and funding proposal to the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin
commissioners
new text end no later than April 30 of each year. Each proposal shall include, but not be
limited to, the staffing and funding of the fraud prevention investigation program, a job
description for investigators involved in the fraud prevention investigation program, and
the organizational structure of the county or Tribal agency unit, training programs for case
workers, and the operational requirements which may be directed by the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin
commissioners
new text end . The proposal shall be approved, to include any changes directed or negotiated
by the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end , no later than June 30 of each year.

Subd. 3.

Department responsibilities.

The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall establish
training programs which shall be attended by all investigative and supervisory staff of the
involved county and Tribal agencies. The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall also develop
the necessary operational guidelines, forms, and reporting mechanismsdeleted text begin , whichdeleted text end new text begin thatnew text end shall be
used by the involved county or Tribal agencies. An individual's application or redetermination
form for public assistance benefits, including child care assistance programs and medical
care programs, must include an authorization for release by the individual to obtain
documentation for any information on that form which is involved in a fraud prevention
investigation. The authorization for release is effective for six months after public assistance
benefits have ceased.

Subd. 4.

Funding.

(a) County and Tribal agency reimbursement shall be made through
the settlement provisions applicable to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), MFIP, child care assistance programs, the medical assistance program, and other
federal and state-funded programs.

(b) The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end will maintain program compliance if for any three
consecutive month period, a county or Tribal agency fails to comply with fraud prevention
investigation program guidelines, or fails to meet the cost-effectiveness standards developed
by the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end . This result is contingent on the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin
commissioners
new text end providing written notice, including an offer of technical assistance, within
30 days of the end of the third or subsequent month of noncompliance. The county or Tribal
agency shall be required to submit a corrective action plan to the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin
commissioners
new text end within 30 days of receipt of a notice of noncompliance. Failure to submit a
corrective action plan or, continued deviation from standards of more than ten percent after
submission of a corrective action plan, will result in denial of funding for each subsequent
month, or billing the county or Tribal agency for fraud prevention investigation (FPI) service
provided by the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end , or reallocation of program grant funds, or
investigative resources, or both, to other counties or Tribal agencies. The denial of funding
shall apply to the general settlement received by the county or Tribal agency on a quarterly
basis and shall not reduce the grant amount applicable to the FPI project.

Subd. 5.

Child care providers; financial misconduct.

(a) A county or Tribal agency
may conduct investigations of financial misconduct by child care providers as described in
chapter 245E. Prior to opening an investigation, a county or Tribal agency must contact the
deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end to determine whether an investigation under this chapter may
compromise an ongoing investigation.

(b) If, upon investigation, a preponderance of evidence shows a provider committed an
intentional program violation, intentionally gave the county or Tribe materially false
information on the provider's billing forms, provided false attendance records to a county,
Tribe, or the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end , or committed financial misconduct as described
in section 245E.01, subdivision 8, the county or Tribal agency may recommend that the
deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end suspend a provider's payment pursuant to chapter 245E, or
deny or revoke a provider's authorization pursuant to section 119B.13, subdivision 6,
paragraph (d), clause (2), prior to pursuing other available remedies.

Sec. 82.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.9831, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text begin Definitiondeleted text end new text begin Gambling establishmentsnew text end .

new text begin (a) new text end For purposes of this section,
"gambling establishment" means a racetrack licensed under section 240.06 or 240.09, a
casino operated under a Tribal-state compact under section 3.9221, or any other establishment
that receives at least 50 percent of its gross revenue from the conduct of gambling.

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall take all actions necessary to ensure that no person may obtain
benefits under chapter 256, 256D, or 256J through the use of a financial transaction card,
as defined in section 609.821, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), at a terminal located in or
attached to a gambling establishment, liquor store, tobacco store, or tattoo parlor.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall take all actions necessary to ensure that warrants issued to
pay benefits under chapter 256 or 256D bear a restrictive endorsement that prevents their
being cashed in a gambling establishment.
new text end

Sec. 83.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.986, is amended to read:


256.986 COUNTY COORDINATION OF FRAUD CONTROL ACTIVITIES.

(a) The county agency shall prepare and submit to the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end of
human services new text begin and children, youth, and families new text end by April 30 of each state fiscal year a plan
to coordinate county duties related to the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraud
in public assistance programs. Each county must submit its first annual plan prior to April
30, 1998.

(b) Within the limits of appropriations specifically made available for this purpose, the
deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end may make grants to counties submitting plans under paragraph
(a) to implement coordination activities.

Sec. 84.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.9861, is amended to read:


256.9861 FRAUD CONTROL; PROGRAM INTEGRITY REINVESTMENT
PROJECT.

Subdivision 1.

Program established.

Within the limits of available state and federal
appropriations, the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end of human services new text begin and children, youth,
and families
new text end shall make funding available to county agencies for fraud control efforts and
require the maintenance of county efforts and financial contributions that were in place
during fiscal year 1996.

Subd. 2.

County proposals.

Each included county shall develop and submit annual
funding, staffing, and operating grant proposals to the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end no later
than April 30 of each year for the purpose of allocating federal and state funding and
appropriations. Each proposal shall provide information on:

(1) the staffing and funding of the fraud investigation and prosecution operations;

(2) job descriptions for agency fraud control staff;

(3) contracts covering outside investigative agencies;

(4) operational methods to integrate the use of fraud prevention investigation techniques;
and

(5) implementation and utilization of administrative disqualification hearings and
diversions by the existing county fraud control and prosecution procedures.

Subd. 3.

Department responsibilities.

The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall provide
written instructions outlining the contents of the proposals to be submitted under this section.
Instructions shall be made available 30 days prior to the date by which proposals under
subdivision 2 must be submitted. The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall establish training
programs which shall be attended by fraud control staff of all involved counties. The
deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall also develop the necessary operational guidelines, forms,
and reporting mechanisms which shall be used by the involved counties.

Subd. 4.

Standards.

The deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall, after consultation with the
involved counties, establish standards governing the performance levels of county
investigative units based on grant agreements with the county agencies. The standards shall
take into consideration and may include investigative caseloads, grant savings levels, the
comparison of fraud prevention and prosecution directed investigations, utilization levels
of administrative disqualification hearings, the timely reporting and implementation of
disqualifications, and the timeliness of the submission of statistical reports.

Subd. 5.

Funding.

(a) State funding shall be made available contingent on counties
submitting a plan that is approved by the deleted text begin Departmentdeleted text end new text begin Departmentsnew text end of Human Servicesnew text begin and
Children, Youth, and Families
new text end . Failure or delay in obtaining that approval shall not, however,
eliminate the obligation to maintain fraud control efforts at the June 30, 1996, level. County
agency reimbursement shall be made through the settlement provisions applicable to the
MFIP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and medical assistance program.

(b) Should a county agency fail to comply with the standards set, or fail to meet
cost-effectiveness standards developed by the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end for any
three-month period, the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end shall deny reimbursement or
administrative costs, after allowing an opportunity to establish compliance.

(c) Any denial of reimbursement under paragraph (b) is contingent on the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin
commissioners
new text end providing written notice, including an offer of technical assistance, within
30 days of the end of the third or subsequent months of noncompliance. The county agency
shall be required to submit a corrective action plan to the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end
within 30 days of receipt of a notice of noncompliance. Failure to submit a corrective action
plan or continued deviation from standards of more than ten percent after submission of
corrective action plan, will result in denial of funding for each such month during the grant
year, or billing of the county agency for program integrity reinvestment project services
provided by the deleted text begin commissionerdeleted text end new text begin commissionersnew text end or reallocation of grant funds to other counties.
The denial of funding shall apply to the general settlement received by the county agency
on a quarterly basis and shall not reduce the grant amount applicable to the program integrity
reinvestment project.

Sec. 85.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.987, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card.

Cash benefits for the general
assistance and Minnesota supplemental aid programs under chapter 256D and programs
under chapter 256J must be issued on an EBT card deleted text begin with the name of the head of household
printed on the card. The card must include the following statement: "It is unlawful to use
this card to purchase tobacco products or alcoholic beverages." This card must be issued
within 30 calendar days of an eligibility determination. During the initial 30 calendar days
of eligibility, a recipient may have cash benefits issued on an EBT card without a name
printed on the card. This card may be the same card on which Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are issued and does not need to meet the requirements
of this section.
deleted text end new text begin that meets the requirements in section 142A.13.
new text end

Sec. 86.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256.998, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Access to data.

The commissioner of human services shall retain the information
reported to the work reporting system for a period of six months. Data in the work reporting
system may be disclosed to new text begin the commissioner of children, youth, and families; new text end the public
authority responsible for child support enforcementdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end federal agenciesdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end state and local
agencies of other states for the purposes of enforcing state and federal laws governing child
supportdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end and agencies responsible for the administration of programs under title IV-A of
the Social Security Act, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and
the Department of Labor and Industry.

Sec. 87.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

The definitions in this section apply to deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter
423, sections 1 to 9
deleted text end new text begin sections 142A.41 to 142A.416 and 144.226, subdivision 3new text end .

Sec. 88.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.22, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Responsibilities of commissioner.

(a) The commissioner shall:

(1) provide for the coordination and exchange of information on the establishment and
maintenance of prevention programs;

(2) develop and publish criteria for receiving trust fund money by prevention programs;

(3) review, approve, and monitor the spending of trust fund money by prevention
programs;

(4) provide statewide educational and public informational seminars to develop public
awareness on preventing child abuse; to encourage professional persons and groups to
recognize instances of child abuse and work to prevent them; to make information on child
abuse prevention available to the public and to organizations and agencies; and to encourage
the development of prevention programs, including programs that provide support for
adolescent parents, fathering education programs, and other prevention activities designed
to prevent teen pregnancy;

(5) establish a procedure for an annual, internal evaluation of the functions,
responsibilities, and performance of the commissioner in carrying out deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter
423
deleted text end new text begin sections 142A.41 to 142A.416 and 144.226, subdivision 3new text end ;

(6) provide technical assistance to local councils and agencies working in the area of
child abuse prevention; and

(7) accept and review grant applications deleted text begin beginning June 1, 1987deleted text end .

(b) The commissioner shall recommend to the governor changes in state programs,
statutes, policies, budgets, and standards that will reduce the problems of child abuse,
improve coordination among state agencies that provide prevention services, and improve
the condition of children, parents, or guardians in need of prevention program services.

Sec. 89.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.24, is amended to read:


256E.24 LOCAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCILS.

A child abuse prevention council may be established in any county or group of counties
that was eligible to receive funds under Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 145.917 as of
January 1, 1986. A council organized in such a county or group of counties shall be
authorized by the commissioner to review programs seeking trust fund money on finding
that the council meets the criteria in this section:

(a) The council has submitted a plan for the prevention of child abuse that includes a
rank ordering of needed programs and services, assesses the need for additional programs
or services, and demonstrates that standards and procedures have been established to ensure
that funds will be distributed and used according to deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter 423deleted text end new text begin sections 142A.41
to 142A.416 and 144.226, subdivision 3
new text end .

(b) A single-county council shall consist of:

(1) a minimum of nine members with the majority consisting of members from the
community-at-large who do not represent service-providing agencies. These members shall
represent the demographic and geographic composition of the county and, to the extent
possible, represent the following groups: parents, businesses, racial and ethnic minority
communities, and the faith communities; and

(2) if necessary, enough additional members with knowledge in the area of child abuse
prevention so that a majority of the council is composed of members who do not represent
public agencies.

(c) A multicounty council shall be composed of the combined membership of persons
in paragraph (b).

Sec. 90.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.25, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Local council as recipient of funds.

The commissioner may disburse funds
to a local council for community education purposes, or for administrative costs in carrying
out deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter 423deleted text end new text begin sections 142A.41 to 142A.416 and 144.226, subdivision 3new text end , if
all criteria and standards are met.

Sec. 91.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.25, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Contracts.

The commissioner shall use state or local resources and staff if
practicabledeleted text begin ,deleted text end but may enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private agencies to fulfill
the requirements of deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter 423deleted text end new text begin sections 142A.41 to 142A.416 and 144.226,
subdivision 3
new text end .

Sec. 92.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.25, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Rules.

The commissioner may adopt rules to carry out deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter 423deleted text end new text begin
sections 142A.41 to 142A.416 and 144.226, subdivision 3
new text end .

Sec. 93.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.26, is amended to read:


256E.26 ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL FUNDS AND OTHER DONATIONS.

The commissioner may accept federal money and gifts, donations, and bequests for the
purposes of deleted text begin Laws 1986, chapter 423deleted text end new text begin sections 142A.41 to 142A.416 and 144.226, subdivision
3
new text end . Money so received and proceeds from the sale of promotional items, minus sales
promotional costs, must be deposited in the trust fund and must be made available to the
commissioner.

Sec. 94.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256E.27, is amended to read:


256E.27 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION.

All earnings from trust fund assets, all sums received under section 256E.26, and 60
percent of the amount collected under section 144.226, subdivision 3, are appropriated
annually from the children's trust fund for the prevention of child abuse to the commissioner
of human services to carry out sections 256E.20 to 256E.26. deleted text begin In fiscal year 1987 only, the
first $75,000 collected under section 144.226, subdivision 3, is appropriated from the
children's trust fund for the prevention of child abuse to the commissioner of human services
to carry out sections 256E.20 to 256E.26.
deleted text end

Sec. 95.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 299A.72, is amended to read:


299A.72 JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAM.

The governor shall designate the Department of deleted text begin Public Safetydeleted text end new text begin Children, Youth, and
Families
new text end as the sole agency responsible for supervising the preparation and administration
of the state plan for juvenile justice required by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention Act of 1974, as amended.

The governor shall designate the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee as the supervisory
board for the Department of deleted text begin Public Safetydeleted text end new text begin Children, Youth, and Familiesnew text end with respect to
preparation and administration of the state plan and award of grants.

The governor shall appoint members to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee in
accordance with the membership requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention Act of 1974, as amended. Section 15.059, subdivision 3, governs the
compensation of the members.

Sec. 96. new text begin REVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes must renumber sections or subdivisions in Column A as Column
B.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin 256.01, subdivision 12
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 7
new text end
new text begin 256.01, subdivision 12a
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 8
new text end
new text begin 256.01, subdivision 15
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 10
new text end
new text begin 256.01, subdivision 36
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 22
new text end
new text begin 256.0112, subdivision 10
new text end
new text begin 142A.07, subdivision 8
new text end
new text begin 256.019, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 142A.28, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 256.4793
new text end
new text begin 142A.45
new text end
new text begin 256.4794
new text end
new text begin 142A.451
new text end
new text begin 256.82
new text end
new text begin 142A.418
new text end
new text begin 256.9831
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 14
new text end
new text begin 256.9862, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 10
new text end
new text begin 256.9862, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 11
new text end
new text begin 256.9863
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 5
new text end
new text begin 256.9865, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 6
new text end
new text begin 256.9865, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 7
new text end
new text begin 256.9865, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 8
new text end
new text begin 256.9865, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 9
new text end
new text begin 256.987, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 256.987, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 256.987, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 256.9871
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 12
new text end
new text begin 256.9872
new text end
new text begin 142A.13, subdivision 13
new text end
new text begin 256.997
new text end
new text begin 142A.30
new text end
new text begin 256.998
new text end
new text begin 142A.29
new text end
new text begin 256B.06, subdivision 6
new text end
new text begin 142A.40
new text end
new text begin 256E.20
new text end
new text begin 142A.41
new text end
new text begin 256E.21
new text end
new text begin 142A.411
new text end
new text begin 256E.22
new text end
new text begin 142A.412
new text end
new text begin 256E.24
new text end
new text begin 142A.413
new text end
new text begin 256E.25
new text end
new text begin 142A.414
new text end
new text begin 256E.26
new text end
new text begin 142A.415
new text end
new text begin 256E.27
new text end
new text begin 142A.416
new text end
new text begin 256E.28
new text end
new text begin 142A.417
new text end
new text begin 256N.001
new text end
new text begin 142A.60
new text end
new text begin 256N.01
new text end
new text begin 142A.601
new text end
new text begin 256N.02
new text end
new text begin 142A.602
new text end
new text begin 256N.20
new text end
new text begin 142A.603
new text end
new text begin 256N.21
new text end
new text begin 142A.604
new text end
new text begin 256N.22
new text end
new text begin 142A.605
new text end
new text begin 256N.23
new text end
new text begin 142A.606
new text end
new text begin 256N.24
new text end
new text begin 142A.607
new text end
new text begin 256N.25
new text end
new text begin 142A.608
new text end
new text begin 256N.26
new text end
new text begin 142A.609
new text end
new text begin 256N.261
new text end
new text begin 142A.61
new text end
new text begin 256N.27
new text end
new text begin 142A.611
new text end
new text begin 256N.28
new text end
new text begin 142A.612
new text end
new text begin 257.175
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 32
new text end
new text begin 257.33, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 33
new text end
new text begin 257.33, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 142A.03, subdivision 34
new text end
new text begin 260.014
new text end
new text begin 142A.452
new text end
new text begin 299A.72
new text end
new text begin 142A.75
new text end
new text begin 299A.73
new text end
new text begin 142A.43
new text end
new text begin 299A.95
new text end
new text begin 142A.76
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes must correct any statutory cross-references consistent with this
renumbering.
new text end

Sec. 97. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 256.01, subdivision 30; and 256.9831, subdivisions
2 and 3,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CHAPTER 142B; LICENSING

Section 1.

new text begin [142B.01] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given them in
this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Annual or annually. new text end

new text begin With the exception of subdivision 3, "annual" or "annually"
means prior to or within the same month of the subsequent calendar year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Applicant. new text end

new text begin "Applicant" means an individual, organization, or government
entity, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 7a, that is subject to licensure under this
chapter and that has applied for but not yet been granted a license under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Authorized agent. new text end

new text begin "Authorized agent" means the controlling individual
designated by the license holder responsible for communicating with the commissioner of
children, youth, and families on all matters related to this chapter and on whom service of
all notices and orders must be made pursuant to section 142B.10, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Child. new text end

new text begin "Child" means a person who has not reached age 18.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of children, youth,
and families or the commissioner's designated representative including county agencies and
private agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Controlling individual. new text end

new text begin (a) "Controlling individual" means an owner of a
program or service provider licensed under this chapter and the following individuals, if
applicable:
new text end

new text begin (1) each officer of the organization, including the chief executive officer and chief
financial officer;
new text end

new text begin (2) the individual designated as the authorized agent under section 142B.10, subdivision
1, paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (3) the individual designated as the compliance officer under section 256B.04, subdivision
21, paragraph (g);
new text end

new text begin (4) each managerial official whose responsibilities include the direction of the
management or policies of a program;
new text end

new text begin (5) the individual designated as the primary provider of care for a special family child
care program under section 142B.41, subdivision 4, paragraph (d); and
new text end

new text begin (6) the president and treasurer of the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Controlling individual does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a bank, savings bank, trust company, savings association, credit union, industrial
loan and thrift company, investment banking firm, or insurance company unless the entity
operates a program directly or through a subsidiary;
new text end

new text begin (2) an individual who is a state or federal official, or state or federal employee, or a
member or employee of the governing body of a political subdivision of the state or federal
government that operates one or more programs, unless the individual is also an officer,
owner, or managerial official of the program, receives remuneration from the program, or
owns any of the beneficial interests not excluded in this subdivision;
new text end

new text begin (3) an individual who owns less than five percent of the outstanding common shares of
a corporation:
new text end

new text begin (i) whose securities are exempt under section 80A.45, clause (6); or
new text end

new text begin (ii) whose transactions are exempt under section 80A.46, clause (2);
new text end

new text begin (4) an individual who is a member of an organization exempt from taxation under section
290.05, unless the individual is also an officer, owner, or managerial official of the program
or owns any of the beneficial interests not excluded in this subdivision. This clause does
not exclude from the definition of controlling individual an organization that is exempt from
taxation; or
new text end

new text begin (5) an employee stock ownership plan trust, or a participant or board member of an
employee stock ownership plan, unless the participant or board member is a controlling
individual according to paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "managerial official" means an individual who has
the decision-making authority related to the operation of the program, and the responsibility
for the ongoing management of or direction of the policies, services, or employees of the
program. A site director who has no ownership interest in the program is not considered to
be a managerial official for purposes of this definition.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin County agency. new text end

new text begin "County agency" means the agency designated by the county
board of commissioners, human service boards, local social services agencies or multicounty
local social services agencies, or departments where those have been established under the
law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Cradleboard. new text end

new text begin "Cradleboard" means a board or frame on which an infant is
secured using blankets or other material, such as fabric or leather sides, and laces and often
has a frame extending to protect the infant's head. The infant is always placed with the
infant's head facing outward, and the infant remains supervised in the cradleboard while
sleeping or being carried.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Foster family setting. new text end

new text begin "Foster family setting" has the meaning given in
Minnesota Rules, part 2960.3010, subpart 23, and includes settings licensed by the
commissioner of children, youth, and families or the commissioner of corrections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Foster residence setting. new text end

new text begin "Foster residence setting" has the meaning given
in Minnesota Rules, part 2960.3010, subpart 26, and includes settings licensed by the
commissioner of children, youth, and families or the commissioner of corrections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Individual who is related. new text end

new text begin "Individual who is related" means a spouse, a
parent, a birth or adopted child or stepchild, a stepparent, a stepbrother, a stepsister, a niece,
a nephew, an adoptive parent, a grandparent, a sibling, an aunt, an uncle, or a legal guardian.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin License. new text end

new text begin "License" means a certificate issued by the commissioner under
section 142B.10 authorizing the license holder to provide a specified program for a specified
period of time and in accordance with the terms of the license and the rules of the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin License holder. new text end

new text begin "License holder" means an individual, organization, or
government entity that is legally responsible for the operation of the program or service,
and has been granted a license by the commissioner under this chapter and the rules of the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Nonresidential program. new text end

new text begin "Nonresidential program" means care, supervision,
rehabilitation, training, or habilitation of a child provided outside the child's home and
provided for fewer than 24 hours a day, including child care programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Owner. new text end

new text begin "Owner" means an individual or organization that has a direct or
indirect ownership interest of five percent or more in a program licensed under this chapter.
For purposes of this subdivision, "direct ownership interest" means the possession of equity
in capital, stock, or profits of an organization, and "indirect ownership interest" means a
direct ownership interest in an entity that has a direct or indirect ownership interest in a
licensed program. For purposes of this chapter, "owner of an employee stock ownership
plan" means the president and treasurer of the entity. A government entity or nonprofit
corporation that is issued a license under this chapter shall be designated the owner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Organization. new text end

new text begin "Organization" means a domestic or foreign corporation,
nonprofit corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, limited
liability partnership, association, voluntary association, and any other legal or commercial
entity. For purposes of this chapter, organization does not include a government entity.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Residential program. new text end

new text begin "Residential program" means a program that provides
24-hour-a-day care, supervision, food, or lodging to a child or youth outside of the child or
youth's home, including foster care.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Respite care services. new text end

new text begin "Respite care services" means temporary services
provided to a person due to the absence or need for relief of the primary caregiver, the